Monday, August 31, 2015

Isabelle is 4 months!

Alright! Izzy girl is 4 months old! Time sure does fly.  The 3rd and 4th month have definitely been easier than the first two.  Isabelle is a darling tiny little gal.  She is very smiley, laughs when tickled, and loves to kick her feet.  When she sits in the back seat of the stroller, she can just barely reach the back of the front seat and spends a lot of energy kicking and kicking and kicking that seat. Luckily not hard enough yet that it bothers John, haha!!!

Isabelle can roll from tummy to back but usually doesn't bother with it.  She weighs  11lbs 3 oz and is 24.5 inches.  She loves to play with her toys.  She goes to sleep pretty easily (thank you, Amazon, for shipping a white noise machine in less than 24 hours!) but currently most naps are only about an hour. Then she's up for 1-2 hours and then back to bed again.  Nighttime she does pretty well, depending on the time she falls asleep for the night but usually only one wakeup.  Although the last couple nights she was a little feverish and cranky so she slept with me.  With John, I never even considered co-sleeping. With Isabelle...well, suddenly sleep is very important. And I read a statistic that co-sleeping is safer than falling asleep with your baby on the couch (which is what happened with John instead), so, bed it is.  I'm definitely trying to get her to sleep in her bed tonight! Last night I was just ready for bed before she was, so it was easier to snuggle her to sleep than listen to her wrestle out of her swaddle in her bed and then cry about losing the pacifier.

Isabelle loves the water, baths and the 1 warm pool she's been in, and is a pretty great traveller so far, thankfully!  And now onto pictures...

amazing upside down baby

To compare kids, as everyone should [not] do, here's John's 4 month post.

Sunday, August 23, 2015


I've been drafting this in my mind for a couple weeks, yay, our boy John is finally 2!!!  Crazy, I tell you!  I wanted to document what he is like at this age so I can read back and remember later...the last 6 months have been an incredibly fun age.  The last 2 months or so have been a verbal explosion and his constant (and I do mean constant) chatter is far more recognizable.

Favorite mispronunciations currently: Nilk (Milk), Mamy (Amy), SooSoo (Swimsuit and also swimming) um...I have more so I'll come back and edit this part later.
Favorite Toys: anything food/kitchen, most things that play music, pianos, and increasing interest in both cars and blocks, especially blocks made to be ramps for cars.
Obsessions that have come and gone: Plush toys. From November-May, it was plush everything, his "Friends" as I'm sure many (devoted) readers saw on IG and FB.  Lately? Doesn't touch them except the 2 he sleeps with.  Also, he's currently less interested in books, but I think I need to hide the ones he is bored of and get out new ones so they are all fresh again.
Favorite Foods: Yogurt, Yogurt, cheese, yogurt, milk, yogurt, and noodles. And crackers. And yogurt. And smoothies. Meat we have to force him to eat, usually fresh veggies also (although he still gets a lot of those via pouches.)
Favorite activities: playing outside, going to the park, taking a bath, making a lot of noise.
Sleep: Decent to good, finally after the last month being a big sleep regression with tons of crying at bedtime and skipping daytime naps.
2nd Birthday: Non-eventful.  We barely squeaked out birthday muffins, hats, and party favors at Zach's insistence (for which I am grateful!) He LOVED getting "Happy Birthday" sung to him all day long. We do have a party coming up for him with his church pals next weekend, so I am doing *something.*
Weight: 24lbs-ish. Height: Not sure, checkup on Friday to find out.

In case you missed them - here's a little summary of John so far.