Friday, February 24, 2017

20 weeks

This was a big week for this guy. He had his first real food - oatmeal!! It's always hard to tell if babies like their first food. It's a different taste, texture, temperature.. It's just a new experience so they're not sure how to feel about it. He didn't refuse it though, so I'm calling it a success. We'll do oatmeal for a couple weeks and then we'll start introducing vegetables (I was told to do that first, because who wants to eat vegetables after tasting the sweet nectar of fruits?).

This was also his first time going to a movie. Ethan had a couple of days off, so we wanted to do some family things together. Nixon has never been to a movie (that he remembers) so we decided to hit up the cheap theater and watch Moana. Crew slept through most of it and enjoyed jumping on my lap for the last 30 minutes of the movie.

Friday, February 17, 2017

19 Weeks

Crew is such a good and sweet baby. I love getting him up in the mornings. His smile is contagious. He has all of us wrapped around his finger, especially his older brother. Nixon is always trying to play with him and share with him. He always wants to go talk to him before I get him from his nap too. 

He's started pulling his knees up and pushing his head against the ground. When Nixon was doing that, I was sure he would be crawling any day, but I'm a veteran mom now. I know we still have a LONG ways before that'll happen, and I'm totally ok with that. 

He's been reach and pulling at things for a while now, so I thought it was time to get him a little pull down toy for his carseat. Nixon had one, and loved it, so I bought the same one, except his is an owl instead of a frog. I was so excited to put it on his carseat and have him start playing with it, so I put it on the minute it came in the mail. 

We went to Ethan's basketball game that night and I put him in his carseat. While I was putting on my shoes, he pulled down on the leg. It started vibrating up, and he staring hysterically crying, inconsolable for almost 10 minutes! It wasn't until I tried pulling it down for him again that I realized it was the owl's fault. I wanted him to like it so much though, that I've been having him play with it while just on the floor, without it vibrating and it's paid off. He now loves the owl. 

Kids are so finicky. 

Friday, February 10, 2017

18 Weeks

Four months?? How can he already be four months! 
It's interesting to me how different Crew and Nixon's stats are. I know every child is different, but I would have just assumed that the two boys would be more similar.

Height: 25.7 in (73rd Percentile)
Weight: 15 lb 8 oz (50th Percentile)
Head Circumference: 42.8 cm (82nd Percentile)

He had to get some shots, but this time I had a baby YouTube video playing and didn't even flinch with the first one. The second one got a little bit more of a reaction, but the second I picked him up he was great! He's tough! Just like with Nixon, they said he's fairly advanced with how mobile and strong he is, and that we can start him on some solids. We'll see how that goes!

For some reason I feel like time is going much faster with him than it did with Nixon. I swear, somedays I look at him and think, didn't I just get home from the hospital with him? But no.. it's been four months. While some of those weeks felt like they lasted an eternity, after they've passed, it feels like I've barely blinked.

This past week we finally got a real gut giggle out of him and I was LOVING it!!! I would have to say that's one of my most favorite things about babies is their giggle. First it sounds like they're in pain, but then they let it all out and it's a high shrill of joy.

He wakes up almost every morning around 8:00. Nixon is usually still sleeping, so every morning, I bring him into my room to nurse. After he's done, I lay in the bed with him and he makes the sweetest cooing sounds. He just stares at me with his big green eyes and eventually drifts back to sleep. I love those moments with him. It's moments like that that I never want to forget.

Friday, February 3, 2017

17 Weeks

That smile! He has such a sweet smile. He smiles with his whole face! Crew's still sleeping like a champ, loves to watch his older brother play around him, loves to be bounced, loves to stand, and loves to roll all over the place. It's so fun watching him grow and learn new things almost daily. We sure love our Crewman.