Friday, March 31, 2017

25 Weeks

We have reached the pterodactyl stage, and I kind of love it. It's a little worse during church, but just at home, he can screech all he wants. We've also introduced him to a Johnny Jumper and he is in love! We figured it was time. A couple of people held him during church last week and asked if we owned one because he jumps like crazy and has such strong legs. I had tried it a month or two ago, and it was clearly too early, but not anymore! This kid will jump for hours if we let him. We've even had him jump himself to sleep. It was honestly one of the cutest things I've seen. Crew is smiley and personable, and people love to be around him.

Friday, March 24, 2017

24 Weeks

Watch out NASCAR, Crew is coming!! It seems like he was rolling around and now he is "crewsing." (I have fun with all the play on words I can do with his name.) But seriously, this kid is so fast, I can't take my eyes off of him or his in the kitchen, eating paper that I didn't even know what in his vicinity, or eating computer cords. I don't know what his draw is to them, but my heaven's, the cords!!! I'm half tempted to buy some cords, somehow finish them off on the ends, and give them as a chew toy because he could care less about actual toys. (I'm not actually going to..)

He's also finally in the crib full time! We started doing nap time in the crib because there had been a few too many close calls on our bed of him getting to the edge. He needs to be contained. It's been going pretty well. Although, there was a late night where we listened to Penatonix, Hallelujah about 10 times before I snuck out of the room. It's weird, with Nixon we would let him cry because we were in a top apartment with no side neighbors, but here, we have neighbors on both sides and above and Nixon sleeping, so we're a little more cautious of letting him cry it out (although there are definitely times we do).

I love when kids hit milestones, it makes me excited for them.

Friday, March 17, 2017

23 Weeks

Looking at this face you would never know that he's had croup, or "Crewp" as we call it, all week. There was a nasty bug that started with one of the cousin and it kind of spread like wildfire (what can you expect when you have 20+ people in a house sharing toys, touching door handles, coughing/sneezing). We figured it was inevitable the boys would get something.

Fast forward to the beginning of the week and he had the barking cough and strider, but was his happy energetic self. I didn't want to take him in if they were just going to tell me put him in a room with steam, run a humidifier at night, etc. I called the nurses line and not 15 seconds into me explaining the situation, she hear Crew in the back and said I needed to bring him in. We took him in, the doctor listened for a couple seconds and knew it was croup, sent in a prescription for an oral steroid and sent us on our way. Within about 8 hours of the steroid the strider had almost gone away completely. After a few days, he was good to go. His sleeping has taking a toll for the worse, but he's healthy now. Right now, that's all that matters.

Friday, March 10, 2017

22 Weeks

Crew is five months! I can't believe how fast things are going with him. Maybe it felt this fast with Nixon too, but it feels crazy fast this time around. I assume it's because I have two growing at rapid speed now. Crew is already fitting into some of his 6-12 month clothes!
With all of Ethan's family in town, he also got to meet his Great Grandma Nuni. He was all smiles for her, and she ate it up! Speaking of family in town, this kid was an absolute dream considering we were out all hours of the night hanging out with family, limited naps, and lots of kids running around causing chaos. I'm sure we'll be paying for it all next week, but family is always a priority!

Friday, March 3, 2017

21 Weeks

Things have been pretty quiet this week, but they're about to ramp up because Ethan's brother Jared and his family are coming into town! We haven't seen them since our beach trip in September, so we're super excited to see them!

Crew is starting to show signs of mobility and I'm a little nervous. It's been a while since I've had a mobile baby in my house. One thing that I remember is once they start moving, it's a whirlwind for the next year of protecting them, and everything in the house!