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Friday, July 10, 2015

Bryden: 9 Months

Weight: 17lbs
Length: 26.3''

This little monkey of mine. Such a sweet, happy baby.

He never stops surprising me. He has been:

  • Crawling since just before 6 months.
  • Standing, cruising along the furniture.
  • Just in the past week, he can stand, unassisted for up to 20 seconds.
  • Waving back when you wave at him.
  • Saying "Mum, mum, mum" when I encourage him.
  • Giggling, laughing, and smiling all the time
  • Playing with his sister. He loves her so much, and for now, the feelings are mutual.
  • Loving the water (kiddie pool, bath, toilet *gag*)
The poor lil guy seems to be having another bout of eczema on his arms and legs though.  He has been very enthusiastic about eating, so I figure I either gave him something with milk products or maybe he had a reaction to soap.

He also has a large-ish spot on his arm that looks like a cafe au lait spot. I asked the doctor about it and he didn't think it was a birth mark, but a discoloration from skin irritation. He prescribed hydrocortizone, but it doesn't seem to be making a difference.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Audrina: 3.5 years.

I thought it would be nice to write down a few of Audrina's latest milestones,  since I havent done that in some time.
Recently, she has:

  • Gotten her first bike. She loves it, and has gotten the hang of it really quickly. I have a feeling she will be a mountain biker, just like daddy!
  • Has an obsession with Curious George. We watch it multiple times per day, and she frequently pretends to be George or Betsy.
  • Which leads me to her imagination. Frequently, she is not Audrina. She is George, or Betsy.  I am The Man in the Yellow Hat, or Aunt Margaret. I was so concerned that she was not "normal" that  I had to google what a healthy imagination was.... she's totally normal, yay! Lol
  • She loves nana, papa, and grammy. 
  • She loves birthday parties, and giving gifts!
  • She is the best big sister. So patient and caring!
  • She is goofy and silly.
  • She has really been testing me when I ask her not to do something.  Shenalways follows with, "well what would happen if I did (whatever I just told her not to do).
  • She loves cauliflower, carrots, haddock, salmon, corn, peas and cheese!
  • Has a hard time with being polite, despite how hard I am trying to teach her otherwise. Yelling "no!" When she doesnt want something, rather than saying "no thank you" and asking rather than demanding are things we need to change! She is quite bossy!

Bryden: 7 months

Ahhh. My lil guy is growing and growing. He is 16lbs and  army crawling like a champ! Today he crawled over to the computer chair, grabbed my leg, and attempted to pull himself up to stand. He got up to his knees and was so proud of himself!

When we started solids, he was interested at first, but quickly got tired of it. As per the docs recommendations, we started baby led weaning, and that is going MUCH better. We are also avoiding dairy for an unknown amount of time since it caused him a rash.

We are also FINALLY transitioning to the crib. He has pretty much been in bed with us since day 1, and I do not like it. It has been tough, but all naps are now happening in the crib and I can get a few hours of him in the crib at night. Woohoo!

Audrina still loves him and they play together and laugh at eachother all day. I love this. I know this wont last long, so every moment is enjoyed!

Bryden also:

  •  Sticks out is tongue and blows raspberries
  • Smiles, giggles, laughs at everything, especially his sister.
  • Loves to pull hair!
  • Is super ticklish.
  • Has to taste and chew everything.
  • Enjoys baths a lot more. Likes to lay on his back and kick the water.

Friday, March 27, 2015

He Crawls!

Just sitting here, reading reviews on Boots No7, and looked down to see lil man army crawling! He gets to mad that he cant go very fast. He kept grabbing for a toy car would roll ahead a little, he would get mad, and crawl a bit more.
I loves him. He is such a sweet boy.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Bryden: 5 months.

I have turned into a bad blogger mommy! So much has happened since the last time I updated.
Bry is really interactive now. He smiles and goos and giggles.
He still sleeps in bed with us, but we are working on that. I have recently started to get him to nap in his crib... so that is huge!
Over the past few days, he has been really trying to move. He easily flips to his belly, can almost flip back to his back, and is starting to scoot backwards a little bit!

Today, he tried his first bit of solid food- bananas! They went over well.

Audrina still loves him tobits. He thinks she is hilarious.
Audrina also has developed an interest in being anything except Audrina. She is usually z Curious George character, or a baby dragon, or baby dog, or baby anything. Mlol

I love my crazy kiddos!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Bryden: 2 Months

Just a quick update on lil' man!

  • He is now 11lbs
  • Yesterday he had his 2 month shots, and did quite well-- only a little crying, and some fussiness today and last night.
  • He smiles, coos, and loves it when you talk to him.
  • He really enjoys his play mat.
  • He does not like to sleep anywhere but in my arms or in bed with Dan and I.
  • He had his first time away from Mommy & Daddy just this past weekend-- he stayed with Dan's parents for a few hours so Dan & I could go to the movies!
  • He still hates having a bath.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

7 Weeks with Bryden

My weight: 128lbs (FINALLY losing some pounds!)

It is hard to believe that my lil guy is already 7 weeks old. The time has gone by in a flash.

Just this past week, he has been starting to interact. He coos and says "a-guh" when I talk to him. He smiles when I talk to him. It melts my heart!

He is also a much happier baby. I took dairy out of my diet and within two days, he was no longer uncomfortable, cranky and discontent.

His sleep has gone from waking every 45 minutes to sleeping about 2 hours at a time (and last night I actually got 4 hours out of him!)

He still isn't a fan of shopping though, and it is always a risk to take him out for very long.

He's such a handsome little guy!