Sunday, February 1, 2015

2 Months & 15 Months

Bennett has...
33.07 inches 93%
26.57 lbs 75%
19.3 in OFC 91%

started to mimmic what we say
  Basketball - bawlll
  Hot - hawt (with hand out stretched pointing)
  Yes - whispers yesh (with a head nod)
  Jillian - jilli 
  More - maww 
  This - dis
Learned to pull out the chairs from the table with one hand and is extremely pleased with himself when he stands on the table. 

Started to enjoy an occasional cuddle on the couch with us. 

Is still taking two naps hallelujah. Some days we only get one, and by 5 pm he's psychotic. 

a passion for dancing to ANY and ALL music. He loves varsity basketball games because during timeouts they play music. Right before the skyline game he ventured into the middle of the court and danced. While audience started to point and cheer and he only danced and smiled more. 

developed love and concern for Jillian. If she's crying he goes up to her and either tries to silence her with the wrong end of a binkie or a bottle to the nose or eyes. Sometimes he just points to her and looks at you with an expression of, "uhhh are you gonna help her?"

a love for the basement! He goes up to the door several times a day, points at it, and is so sad when you say "no not now."  The times that we do let him go down he is "painting" with rollers, "playing" ping pong, and running around like he owns the joint.  It's absolutely amazing the things he picks up from watching us all the time like using the shop vac to clean up a mess, sticking a screwdriver or hammer on a wall, or wiping things off with a tissue or baby wipe. 

expanded his palate, but simply loves "cheeeessse" aka Mac n cheese, pizza (he downed 2 whole slices of Little Caesars the other day), pears, popcorn, chicken nuggets, French fries, corn dogs or hot dogs, blackberries, raw green beans, rice and seaweed, fried rice, grilled cheese or a quesadilla, bananas, pop tarts, and pb&js. 

had a few rough nights of waking up at 5am, but generally sleeps from 8pm to 6:30 or 7am with a nap from 10-11:30 and 1:30-3:30. He will only fall asleep in the arms of Rona otherwise he is flailing himself upset with you when he's tired and would rather cry it out in his crib than have to try and soothe him to sleep. 

had a rough winter as far as sickness goes... The week we brought Jillian home he had a cold that turned into a left ear infection, got better for a week and a half, then right after Christmas he got another cold/ear infection turned RSV.  Scariest moment as a mom- he slept for 14 hours straight. Lance had to wake him up and he was still super lethargic. He set him down and Bennett attempted to stand a walk and immediately fell over weak with his whole body shaking. He had a 103 degree temp. We took him to Instacare but the wait was 90 minutes so we ventured over the the ER where he received a deep suction and we got his temperature stable. After 5 hours we were able to go home.  Of course he also got me and Jillian sick despite our efforts to separate the two of them by quarantining him at grandmas.   My cold turned into an ear infection and WOW are those oober painful. I thought my head was literally going to explode and I lost my hearing in my left ear for almost a month. 

wears a size 18-24 month and size 3 diaper. He has been stuck at the size for a while now which has been nice on my wallet. 

a passion for balls and has enjoyed the last few days of the abnormally warm weather and being able to go outside and play. We just open the back door and he goes running around chasing balls and puppies.  He even learned how go out and come back in through the doggie door. 

a passion for going ANYWHERE. He loves to get out of the house. I try and take him somewhere at least once a day. It's usually a run to the grocery store, Costco, or Lowes but the second you say lets go bye bye he sprints for the garage door arm outstretched hands waving and yelling "bye bye bye bye."

truly blessed our lives. It is so much fun to spend the day with him watching him explore and learn. Multiple times a day I tell Lance "Bennett is so funny" "Bennett did this today.." He always has us laughing and finds ways to make us smile constantly. He is one fun, adventurous, loving boy. 

10.14 pounds 31%
21.06 inches 8%
14.8 inch OFC 17%
Jillian has...

transitioned to 3 month clothes and size one diapers. 

learned to be okay with diaper changes and clothing changes. The first 5-6 weeks she would cry her face off anytime I tried to change her. 

a lot more spit up than Bennett EVER did. She is definitely more sensitive in the belly department. We ended up buying her Dr. Browns bottles because she was spitting up half of the milk in her mouth as she drank (I think she's an oober strong sucker.  the bottle transition was a little bit of a struggle but now is doing fabulous). I stopped nursing all together around 5 1/2-6 weeks. From having such an awful month of being sick I began pumping and as soon as I did my left went out on me again (pumping doesn't stimulate a let down on my left for whatever reason) and trying to keep up with her demand with just my right was impossible. I couldn't get healthy because I was so exhausted so we eventually called it quits. It was bound to happen upon my return to work since I would have to pump and pumping only gave me half of what she needed.  Maybe by baby #3 I won't be working and could dedicate the time to strictly nursing and Bennett and Jillian should be grade school right? ;-D

just barely in the last week or so tolerated a bath without arms flailing like a newborn. It's hilarious to watch Bennett and Jillian in the tub together. He is just massive in comparison to her. 
Put herself on her own schedule. I've tried to do a baby wise 3 hour schedule giving her 1.5 hour naps, but whenever I wake her up from a nap she eats, goes right back to sleep and generally wakes up in another hour hungry. I've learned to let her do her own thing and we've gotten much more sleep and peace from it. She has longer wake times (2 hours) but then will sleep for 2-3 sometimes 4 hours straight. At night she's been going down around 9 and dream feeding her at 10 or 11 makes no difference. She still wakes up between 1-2am and again around 5am, then up at 7am. She's had a few good nights this week where she's slept from 9-3 or 9-4 which has tickled my fancy.  But this week number 8 has been a little rough. She's stays awake (unhappily) for much of the day only taking cat naps of 20-30 minutes with one nap of 2 hours. This wouldn't be as big of a struggle except she refuses to be in her swing or just laying down for longer than 5 minutes which means I am holding her to get her sleepy which makes taking care of Bennett extremely difficult. Hopefully she figured it out and we can get her back on a schedule where they nap at the same time or I might loose it. 

Week 6

Week 7

Week 8

-- Tuesday night magical: slept from 10:00-5:30am!!