Monday, April 28, 2014

6 months old

1/2 year old...

It is so hard to believe that you've been with us for 6 months already.
I've scheduled your 9 and 12 month photo sessions with our amazing photographer, so it has made you growing up so much more real.

You are growing and changing so much every day, it is amazing!
You love to watch mommy, daddy, Brycen, and even the dog and mimic us so much.
With the introduction of foods, we've started our sign language, although we need to be more consistent with the signs.  Hopefully you catch on like your brother did because it seriously is a life saver.
Unlike your big brother, you LOVE the bath.  You recently started splashing around and now make the biggest mess in the bathroom - however the smiles and giggles are all worth it.
You chew on EVERYTHING - we have to apply cream to your fingers because they get so red and sore from the constant chewing.  It feels like there is a tooth or 2 on the horizon - you are already handling teething better than your older bro!

Baby Stats

Sleep:
You sleep great for naps - the wake ups at night are OUT of control.

Daily Routine:  
You are taking 2 naps a day, and bedtime is sometime between 8-9 pm.

Feeding:  
Still breastfeeding (YAY us!).
We also started introducing oatmeal, fruits and veggies. 
You absolutely LOVE food (no surprise there)

Weight:
birth - 7 lbs
3 weeks - 7 lbs 12 oz
1 month - 10 lbs 5 oz
2 months - 11 lbs 15 oz
3 months - 13 lbs (at home estimate)
4 months - 15 lbs 2 oz
5 months - 17 lbs (at home estimate - hoping I am WAY off on this one)
6 months - 18 lbs 3 oz

Length:
birth - 20 inches
2 weeks - 20.5 inches
1 month - 20.5 inches
2 months - 22 inches
3 months - 23 inches (at home estimate)
4 months - 24.4 inches
5 months - didn't measure
6 months - 25.7 inches

Diaper Size:
we are in cloth at home and daycare except for bedtime.
At bed, you are in size 3 overnight disposables.

Clothing Size:
6-9 month clothing, 9 month pj's

Hair Color:
birth - Dark brown and LOTS of it
1 month - still dark brown and starting to thin a bit
2 months - thinned out a lot, still pretty dark though
3 months - still brown with a few thin spots.
4 months - brown and starting to grow in some spots
5 months - brown... slowly growing

Eye Color:
birth - dark blue-grey
1 month - dark blue-grey 
2 months - very blue
3 months - blue (fingers crossed they stay this way!)
4 months - crystal blue - SO beautiful!
5 months - still blue, but with a pretty green ring around the center.
6 months - blue/green (dr doesn't think there is any chance they will change to brown - green perhaps though!)

Favorite toy/entertainment:
Story time puppy and anything you can get into your mouth

Nicknames:
Kenz, Kenzie, Kenzie bear, Chunkeroo

Funniest Moment:
Watching your facial expressions while eating new foods.

Favorite Moment:
Watching you interact with your brother.  I put you on the couch with him one morning, and you were both smiling from ear to ear.  He loves you so much, and you absolutely LOVE watching him.

Milestones:
Tripod sitting
Rolling
Solids foods

Firsts: 
First road trip
First Christmas and New Years
First Solid foods

6 month photos coming soon!

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ps.  I suck as a blogger lately :(  This post has been ready to go sans pictures for a few months now.  I PROMISE to get better and caught up!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

5 months old

S.T.O.P. Growing already
This was a big month... for all of us!
First, we celebrated/hosted Thanksgiving.  There were a few people that hadn't met you yet, so of course we got loved on... a lot!  
When we are out and about, you cannot stand being in your infant carrier.  This has led us to experimenting with highchairs and shopping carts, because you love to look around and take in ALL of your surroundings.
We've started putting you in a booster seat for meal times at home... you love sitting at the table with us.
Hands down, you are the happiest baby ON THE PLANET.  
There are 2 times you fuss... hungry and tired. 

We also went on our first road trip (to Cincinnati) and it was amazing.  You and your brother did such a fantastic job on the 12+ hour drive... 

You got to meet a lot of family, and it is safe to say you were a HIT with all the cousins.

Baby Stats

Sleep:
While napping in your crib has been going VERY well, we've had more and more wake ups at night.  
This mama is EXHAUSTED!

Daily Routine:  
You have fallen into the 2-3-4 routine.
Your first nap is 2 hours after waking up.
Your 2nd nap takes place 3 hours after waking up from your 1st.
Bed time is 4 hours after waking up from the 2nd nap.
Give or take 30 minutes or so!

Feeding:  
Still exclusively breastfeeding.
Eating every 3-4 hours during the day (and lately 2 times per night)

Weight:
birth - 7 lbs
3 weeks - 7 lbs 12 oz
1 month - 10 lbs 5 oz
2 months - 11 lbs 15 oz
3 months - 13 lbs (at home estimate)
4 months - 15 lbs 2 oz
5 months - 17 lbs (at home estimate - hoping I am WAY off on this one)

Length:
birth - 20 inches
2 weeks - 20.5 inches
1 month - 20.5 inches
2 months - 22 inches
3 months - 23 inches (at home estimate)
4 months - 24.4 inches
5 months - didn't measure

Diaper Size:
We are back to cloth at home and you'll be in cloth at daycare as well.
We put you back into disposables at night thinking that your waking up was due to being wet, however the wake ups continue....

Clothing Size:
3-6 months clothing, 9 month pj's

Hair Color:
birth - Dark brown and LOTS of it
1 month - still dark brown and starting to thin a bit
2 months - thinned out a lot, still pretty dark though
3 months - still brown with a few thin spots.
4 months - brown and starting to grow in some spots
5 months - brown... slowly growing

Eye Color:
birth - dark blue-grey
1 month - dark blue-grey 
2 months - very blue
3 months - blue (fingers crossed they stay this way!)
4 months - crystal blue - SO beautiful!
5 months - still blue, but with a pretty green ring around the center.

Favorite toy/entertainment:
doorway jumper

Nicknames:
Kenz, Kenzie, Kenzie bear, Chunkeroo

Funniest Moment:
Your daily conversations with daddy.  
You get so serious and just babble on and on about your day!

Favorite Moment:
As soon as Brycen hears you on the monitor he goes running into your nursery, and climbs up the side of the crib to see if you're awake.. we just cannot get enough of the smiles and laughs you give him when you see him standing there!

Milestones:
Tripod sitting for a few seconds
Firsts: 
First road trip
First Thanksgiving
First time sitting in a shopping cart and a highchair


I realize that you are now 6 months old, I'm terrible at remembering to actually PUBLISH my posts :(
I haven't edited the 5 month photos yet, so those will be added ASAP.
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Thursday, December 19, 2013

The Adventures of Ucky - day 19


Ucky's message was silent but clear "no more touching or unwrapping presents before Christmas!"


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