Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Brandon: Week 22-24

Brandon is such a wonderful baby but the last three weeks he has not slept more than an hour. That is until January 2 when we did a modified cry it out. Just like with Ella I hated myself the whole time but it only took him 45 min.s to learn how to self sooth and put himself to sleep. Now he goes to bed awake and puts himself to sleep. If he wakes up during the night he puts himself to sleep (I'm not sure because I don't wake up for it!). He does wake up once to nurse which I don't mind one bit. He is back to being a good sleeper and everyone is at ease.

He seems to have more sensitive skin the Ella does but we have been using doctor recommended products and they have helped tremendously. He still has a rash under his neck but he is such a drooly baby just like his sister I'm not sure it will ever go away. He has been sitting unassisted since Christmas (23ish weeks) and is happy to play with toys sitting. He also loves the jumper and loves sucking on all the toys. He is a big fan of anything with a tag on it. He loves to stand on your lap and be sung to. The off chance he is fussy you just have to stand and hold him.

We love you Baby Brandon!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Ellie: 21 Months

Ellie is such a little doll. We love her more and move everyday. She always has us laughing or pulling our hair out with the creative ways she challenges us. She loves her brother and will finally call him Brandon. Normally, baby Brandon. She has discovered play dough and loves it! She is also quite the block stacker. She knows the color pink and says other colors like yellow and red but can't yet identify them. She counts to 10 but her numbers are all over the place. It's pretty cute.  She sings made up songs and say ok! to everything. She loves running and jumping and skipping. She asks to facetime Meme and papa and Kelly and Charlie. Her new favorite food are raspberries and popsicals which she must have two of! 

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Brandon: Week 17- Week 21

Oh second child, where does the time go? It's not that I love you any less, it's just that time slips through my fingers. You are doing so much now! Rolling over, reaching and grabbing toys, blowing bubbles, sleeping horribly, loving your exersaucer, starting to notice when I leave the room (and not liking it), interacting with your sister and the dog, trying to watch t.v., grabbing my hair, always wanting to nurse if I am holding you. You are a bundle of joy and everyone sees it. We took you to the neurologist at 4 months and she said you are just fine!  On 11-9-2014 you weighed 14lbs 6oz (40%), 25.5 inches long (75%) and your head (which use to be tiny) had grown to 16.5 inches (40%). The doctor was so happy with you and your progress.  It's crazy how much we love you! 

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Ellie: 20 Months

Ella Bella. She keeps getting better and better. She has little conversations with us. Half real, half some made up speed talk. We cut out milk at bed time and she has it at dinner in a big girl cup. She often eats at her table in the living room so we can all be together in the short time we have with them after work. I'm not a huge fan as she will start to walk around eating when she is bored. She loves her brother and asks to "Hold her". I think all babies are girls. She loves to draw, play with babies, blocks, look at books. She watches Arthur, Curious George, Peppa Pig and Bubble Guppies. She is very sweet but also naughty. Will steal pacifiers and blankets. She loves to skip/hop/dance. She loves showing people he brother or "baby". She did great at trick or treating and we went around the block but she was tuckered out by the end. She was Minnie Mouse, a football player, a chicken, dinosaur from Barney and Princess Peach. Two of those were Addy's from previous years.

Brandon: Week 16

This little prankster. He had us worried for two weeks after our doctor showed concern over his rigidness. After getting his blood tested (came back normal) and seeing a neurologist we are back to thinking he is perfect again. She thinks he has a little palsy in his left arm but nothing that shouldn't work its way out on it's own over time. We also hit the 4 months sleep regression and he has a little cold (so does sister and mom). But still, he is the best baby ever.

Brandon: Week 15

Poor buddy had thrush and then conjunctivitis, but just like him, didn't bat an eye and was happy as can be through it all.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Brandon: Week 14

Don't mind the scary eyes...something happened in editing his red eyes. This boy is amazing. Rolling over front to back, grabbing toys, smiling like crazy, talking up a storm, he is the absolute best. His sister adores him and who can blame her. He is a charmer for sure. He is still sleeping swaddled and normally wakes once or twice. Eats like a champ going boob to bottle to formula with no concerns. I couldn't imagine loving anything more than Ella but he is right up there.


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