Sunday, June 26, 2016

Miles 8 months

Miles Patrick you are 8 months old!

Miles, Miles, Miles...what else is there to say but that you are the sweetest and easiest little baby! 

What have you been up to these past couple of months?

As of 7 months old....

You wear size 6 month clothes and size 3 month pants.

You started the month off rolling over from back to tummy. By the end of the month, you were rolling all over the place!

You must be starting to teeth because everything goes into your mouth.

You make so many grunts and sweet little noises!

You began the month sleeping swaddled in the bassinet in our room. I kept thinking that I needed to move you though. For about a week you were waking up multiple times a night for your binkie, wanting to nurse at times too. I wasn't about to let you regress on your sleep habits, and I didn't want to be waking up multiple times a night either, so I decided it was time to move you into your room that you share with Mason. I also felt like you were starting to fight against being swaddled. So one night I just put you in your crib, unswaddled for bed, and you slept through the night and have done so every night since! You sleep from about 7-8pm until 7am. You and Mason have done such a great job sharing a room. Your nap schedule is also much better this month. You usually take 3 naps per day. 1 long nap for about 3 hours from 12-3. You also take 2 short naps, one morning, one early evening, lots of times just in your car seat when we are out and about. 

You love to cuddle, but you also love to lay on the floor, rolling around, playing with your toys and exploring this world!

Oh my goodness, you absolutely love food! You eat pretty much anything pureed.

You grab at faces.

You are making so many sweet grunts and coos lately.

Thank goodness you finally learned how to put your paci back in by yourself!!

As of 8 months old...

You wear size 2 diapers. You wear size 6 month clothes and 3 month pants. You are still tiny!

Sleep continues to be amazing! You love your crib. You nurse and have a bottle before bed, we lay you down sleepy but awake with your zebra, binkie, and white noise machine on, and you put yourself to sleep. You sleep about 12-13 hours at night.

You are sitting up!!

You are making all sorts of noises and sounds.

You said your first word! Your Daddy works hard at it, and just like Mason, your first word was
 "Da-da". You "talk" all the time.

As much as you love your Daddy, or are perfectly content with someone else holding you, you have special eyes for your Mama! When you are tired or hungry, and I am around, you will whine until I nurse you. Out of all your siblings, you like to nurse the most. You nurse every 3-4 hours during the day, have 1 bottle of formula before bed, and you eat solids twice a day.

You LOVE food. I stopped pureeing your food and now you just feed yourself cut up foods. You grab fist fulls of food and shove them in your mouth. It's so fun to watch how much you enjoy eating! You pretty much just eat what we eat. You love eggs, greek yogurt (I feed you this!) and fruit.

It's baseball season around our house, so you went to your first baseball game!

You love your siblings. The feelings are pretty mutual. You just light up when they are around and playing with you.

You LOVE to swing in swings at the park. Your smile is so contagious and just lights up your entire face!

You are so easy in the nursery at church. Stay that way, okay?!?

Miles Patrick, you are exactly what our busy family needed! We thank the Lord for the little blessing you are in our lives! We love you to the moon and back!

Matthew 5 years old

Matthew Jay you are 5 years old!

My oldest son, how in the world has time zoomed by and now you are 5 years old? You are growing up before our eyes! We are so thankful for the work that the Lord is doing in your life. Your Mommy and Daddy are so proud of the little boy that you are becoming!

You are 39 pounds (70th percentile), and 3'5" (55th percentile). They don't measure your head anymore at your doctors appointments, but you take after your Daddy and have a very large head! You wear 5T or XS-S clothes. You wear size 13 shoes.

Favorite color: blue
Sport: t-ball
Character: batman
Food: pizza, egg casserole
Best friends: Joshie and Aiden
Favorite tv show: PJ Masks, Miles from Tomorrowland
Favorite animal: snake
Favorite song: Deep and Wide
Favorite drink: slurpee
Favorite thing to play outside: ride bikes
Favorite breakfast food: donut
Favorite thing to do at school: play outside
Favorite dessert: twist ice cream cone
What do you want to be when you grow up? fire man

You like to dress yourself. Some days you are very opinionated about what you wear, and others you will wear whatever I pick out. For awhile you only wanted to wear kakhi pants, another time it was anything but jeans, another phase was only jeans! You are looking forward to wearing shorts and flip flops as the weather gets nicer. 

You are a little boy who likes routine and wants to know what the plan for the next day is before you go to sleep. You also love adventure and exploring,

Although you test your mommy and daddy, you are a rule follower, especially at school.

You go to school 3 mornings a week and absolutely love it! You so amazing there. You have made some sweet friends, learned a lot and are such a good little boy for your teachers.
 (Now we just have to get some of that behavior to rub off at home!) You are a smart little cookie and very ready for kindergarten. You love to play outside and get so excited when it is your turn to bring snack and show & tell to school.

You LOVE Tuesday mornings when Grandpa takes you to preschool. What a special time you two get together!

Love watching a show first thing when you wake up
When you are tired and we are at home winding down for the day, your clothes immediately come off, your curl up in a blanket, and you half lay, half sit on the couch, curled up in a little ball. It's your tired position!

You are not much of a snuggler or a boy who loves giving or receiving hugs, but especially lately, you have been loving your daddy cuddles in the evening.

No more naps! You are right in the in-between stage of giving up naps, but at the same time could really still use one. You are a little boy who needs his sleep! You're not tired enough when nap time comes, but exhausted by 6pm! Without naps, you usually sleep from 7:30pm-6:30am. You will rally if we are out and about and gladly stay up longer. If you do nap, it's a miserable struggle trying to get you to sleep! You share a room with Sissy. This year, we got you two new bunk beds. You sleep on the top bunk. At bedtime you two like to talk and be silly with eachother, usually coming out of your room a few times before crashing for the night!

You were so healthy this year! Hardly any sickness, and only a few sniffles here and there. I'm really quite amazing considering this was your first year in preschool.

You are such a people person and absolutely love being with your friends. You still get really shy at times around adults though.

You LOVE church. You are always giving us a hard time if we are unable to be there for some reason. You love going to your Sunday School class, spending time with some of your best friends, and learning about God! I love to hear all the stories and hear the songs you are learning. We are praying for you knowledge of Jesus to grow this year!

You are going to play T-ball this Spring! I don'y know who's more excited, you or Daddy!

You are always wanting to be doing something or going somewhere. However when you are tired, you will sit and watch a show without moving a muscle. You love being out and about. Your behavior is so much better when we are out of the house too. It seems like you go stir crazy if you have to spend a day at home and pick on your bro bro and Sissy! You don't really play with toys when you are at home. You would much rather spend the day outside.

You LOVE to play outside. If you could, you would be outside from early morning to bedtime. We are so anxious for summer break! You love to ride bikes, your electric scooter, play ball, and hide and go seek.

Some of your favorite foods are pizza, chicken nuggets, smoothies, avocado, carrots and hummus, goldfish, chicken and ice cream. You have a banana and string cheese almost every night before bed for a snack.  Some meals it seems like you hardly touch your food and other meals is seems like you don't stop eating! You aren't a picky eater, but the first thing you do is smell your food and ask what's in it before trying it.

You wanted snow SO badly at our house this year, and we never got any. We went up to the mountains to sled one day and no surprise, but you absolutely LOVED it!

You love watching YouTube playdoh surpise eggs videos.

You love being a big brother. As much as you and Sissy seem to fight some days, you two are little peas in a pod, best buds. Most of the time you are so sweet to Mason and other times you like to push his buttons! You hug and kiss Miles all the time. I'm so excited to see the relationships that you continue to develop with your brothers and sister!

We love you so much Matthew Jay!