Saturday, February 27, 2016

Scout // 8 Months

For the last 7 months, I was actually able to do a post the day Scout had his monthly birthday until  this month...I am 4 days late. I will give myself credit for making it that long.

I think this month had the biggest amount of milestones. He is officially mobile and loving every minute! His brother, not so much! I actually saw Sawyer pulling Scout by the leg the other day prying him off one of his toys.

Here is Sawyer at 8 months. Big differences are that Sawyer had teeth, was attempting to walk, and was saying Mama. Also Scout has now past Sawyer in size, Sawyer was only wearing 6-9 month still:  Sawyer 8 Months

Scout 8 Month stats

weight: 18 lbs 6 oz.  at 7 months he was 17 lbs 8 oz.

height:  27.5 at 7 months he was 27 inches

clothing: 9-12 months. And just 12 month tops. Wears size 2 and 3 shoes.

diapers: Size 3 - same as last month

eating: He is eating a lot more table food and baby foods. he has even tried cut up avocado and bananas, pancakes, animal  crackers, vanilla wafers, and ritz crackers. He is on the same schedule as last month but eating a lot more food and not waking up to nurse in the night.

sleeping: He is doing great at night (knock on wood). He nurses about 7 p.m., and I wake him up to nurse about 6 a.m. The past 2 weeks, he hasn't woken up once in the middle of the night to eat, maybe only a couple times briefly waking up and then falling back to sleep once we give him his pacifier. I really hope it isn't a phase.

teething: Still nothing but has learned to chew food anyway. It still appears something is trying to pop out because of the way he chews and drools.

other updates: He is officially crawling and pulling up on things. He first crawled a week after his 7 month birthday and then about 1 week later he crawled up the stairs at our house, and then a week after that he was pulling up and standing in his crib and all over our house. His school even sent me a video (below) of him completely crawling up the stairs to the slide at school. He proceeding to try to go down the slide too. This boy needs to slow down. Other developments include moving his hands to do the actions with Itsy Bitsy Spider, still only saying Dada and Hi, waving and clapping. He also is trying to do the sign language for "more" when we eat. He also has officially sat at the "big kid" table at school, I am so proud.

Here are a few more photos/video from the month:

Sawyer pretending to share his birthday donuts with his brother
had to move the crib down
no more jars of bananas for this boy
He looks bigger than his big brother
I'm going for it!
Sitting at the big boy table eating Vanilla Wafers
Now Ritz crackers

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Weekend in Pictures: St. Louis

The boys and I made a trip back to St. Louis for Scout's 30-day post operation follow-up and decided we would make a fun weekend out of it to celebrate Sawyer's birthday.
We jammed packed our two days there and Sawyer even said it was the most fun weekend EVER! He was obsessed with the view from our hotel room, Busch Stadium!

First stop was the doctor's appointment, which I am happy to report went great. He got a clean bill of health and a full release with no restrictions!

Then we headed to Ikea, the Turtle Park (it was 75 degrees out!), a trip up to the 360 bar/restaurant at our hotel for view of the city, and finished the night with dinner at Llywelyn's Pub in Soulard with my family to celebrate my cousin's engagement.

Saturday we got up early had breakfast at one of my new favorites, Snarf's, and went to the City Museum. We could have spent all day there but needed to head home so finished off the weekend with lunch at Kirkwood Station Brewery.

Here are some of the picture, check them all our here:

Coloring in the hotel room
Turtle Park

Beautiful weather in February!!!

View from the top of our hotel Hilton at the Ballpark
Sawyer had to get a drink at the 360 bar :)
Birthday gifts from Aunt Julie & Uncle Scott - A Lego Zamboni!!
Little blues toy for Scout too
A new Blues hoodie too!

Newly engaged Nick & Meghan...Can't Wait!!!!
The next morning, Sawyer had to build the Zamboni
City Museum!
Exploring the many tunnels

Monday, February 22, 2016

Sawyer's 4th Birthday Party

Yesterday I learned that trying to get photos of little boys and girls at a birthday party is practically impossible, however....I was able to capture some pretty fun moments from Sawyer's 4th celebration.
He wanted to have it again at Hammons Field Training Facility and this year we even had a bounce house and a surprise appearance from the Springfield Cardinals Mascots, Louis & Fetch! They totally got mobbed by the kids but were great sports. Scout had a blast too, enjoyed crawling around and seeing all the other kids playing. 

Check out and download all the Party Pics here:

My mom made the most adorable Paw Patrol cake, that was a huge hit with the kids! I ordered some coordinating cookies from Stacey's Sweets in Ozark. 

Thank you to all Sawyer's friends and family for coming to help him celebrate. Also thanks to Scott with the cardinals and of course Louie & Fetch for their time. Sawyer was tuckered out after and could not stop talking about how much fun he had! I am still trying to wrap my head around the fact that I have a four year old!