Friday, June 30, 2017

Peyton - 46 Weeks

Noah 45 Weeks
My mom keeps reminding me to post Peyton updates, so this one's for you mom. =)  I really have no excuse since I do my updates at work but somehow I find a million other things to do here. Peyton has grown quite a lot in the last ten weeks.  He's started making a lot more talking noises, pointing and grabbing for things.  I don't think he can understand much but at least he's communicating with us a little more. 

  • How old is Peyton?: 46 Weeks11 Months
  • Peyton is how big?:  22 lbs | Size 4 diapers | 12-18mo clothes
  • Sleep: Ok, so sleep shifted a ton after we put Peyton in daycare.  During off days, and on days he's not sick or super teething he does still follow the same schedule.  Some days dropping his third nap and just stays up longer during his awake time.
Up for the day around 7:30-8a - 16T solids and 4-6oz
Nap1.25-1.5 hrs later
Nap 1: 1.5-2 hrs
Up for 1.5 ish hours 11:30a ish - 16T solids and 4ish oz
Nap 2: 1.5-2 hrs
Up for 1.5 ish hours 3:15p ish - 9oz bottle
Nap 3: 1-1.25 hrs
(sometimes a catnap 20-30mins)
Up for the rest of the day
Dinner around 6p 16T solids and finger foods
Bath time and night time stuff starts at 7
Down for the night with a bottle around 7:30p - 5-7oz

On school days he take 30-45mins naps, stays up way too long and pretty much just refuses to sleep so by the time he gets home he's super grumpy.  I really hate that.   Sometimes we can put him down for a quick cat-nap before dinner, other times we just ride it out. Going for after-dinner walks and just being outside in the evening helps since he's not quite as whiny.
  • Milestones: We have a total of eight teeth now!  That is so crazy.  The top four and the bottom four.  Somehow though he's still not as good of an eater than Noah was with three teeth.  Peyton is super picky is would probably just live of fruits if I didn't offer anything else. He really does a good job at sitting and standing, rolling around, crawling and cruising around all furniture. He's very mobile.  As I mentioned above he's pointing and holding his arms out to communicate things he wants.  He's also much more vocal.
  • What I’m excited about/looking forward to: I'm really excited for our family trip to Florida in less than a week.  It's going to be a lot of fun but I'm super nervous to fly with both kids.  Who knows what the sleeping situation will be like and keeping the kids entertained, especially Peyton is going to be hard.  We'll be heading to Disney one of the days so by the time we are done with this vacation I'm hoping the kids will sleep for 4163587 days.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Noah Turns 4!

I stayed home from work this morning and gave Noah extra snuggles.  He came in our room bright and early and said his tummy hurt.  I'm pretty sure he knew he was the birthday boy and anything goes today.  We made special sprinkle pancakes and blew out some candles.  We sang happy birthday and I'm sure this is the first year he's realized he's kind of a big deal.  He grinned the whole song.

Noah is growing up to be quite the beautiful kid.  He's smiley and nice. Super polite and so grown up for just being four years old.  He's smart and witty and pretty cool; much cooler than I ever was, that's for sure.  I know he secretly loves his brother even though he doesn't let him play with his toys and claims he doesn't like hugs from him because he's slobbery, but once in a while you'll catch him talking to Peyton, handing him some extra toys or even play wrestling while I'm steps away. I'm looking forward to Peyton getting older to see what kind of relationship these two will have.

My hopes for you, my little baby boy, is to always stay little and love on your mom.  I'm going to need your hugs and snuggles even when you're twenty. I hope you continue to get excited for the little things and you teach your brother just how great of a quality that is. I hope you continue wanting to know more because a smart kid will do great things when he gets older.  But my biggest hope of all is that you keep loving family time as much as you do now because I know when you get older other things may seem more fun but nothing will ever be as important as loving on your family.

Happy Birthday Noah Bear!