Monday, July 10, 2017

Seven Months

Playing a little catch up today. The boys are now a little over 8 months, so hopefully I can remember everything for their 7 month post!

7 MONTHS OLD || Both boys are sitting up on their own, love their solids, and continue to sleep through the night! Travis has his two bottom teeth. They are such happy, chill babies and are so much fun!! Thanks to Dee Dee for making these adorable outfits!

We finally moved on to the next Moms on Call schedule which is:
7am - Bottle
8am - Breakfast
9am - Nap
11am - Bottle
12pm - Lunch
1pm - Nap
3pm - Bottle
5pm - Snack or Dinner
6:30pm - Bath
7pm - Bottle/Bed

We've also started introducing the sippy cup with some water in it. Reid seems to be catching on a little faster than Travis with it.

Eating - Both do well with purees and we haven't found anything that they despise. I try to give them some Mum Mums (teething wafers) to help them learn how to chew. I was thinking about doing Baby Led Weaning with them, but ultimately my fears of them choking got in the way. Also, speaking of eating, I don't think I mentioned it last month, but they can both hold their bottles themselves! They lay in their Twin Z Pillow and just feed themselves! It's pretty nice. :)

Sleep - Again, they both do pretty great sleep wise, and we are super thankful for that! Last month, Travis ditched the Dock a Tot and swaddle, and Reid ditched the swaddle. Travis prefers sleeping on his stomach. Right now Reid is still content sleeping on his back, but won't be in the Dock a Tot much longer.

At their 6 month check up

Mother's Day
Travis with his Great Grandmas

My first Mother's Day

First boat ride!

 Travis and Grandy

5 out of 7 babies born in our group last year!
Ben, Reid, Travis, Page, and Paul

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Memorial Day Weekend 2017

Woo, long holiday weekends are exhausting with babies! Always on the go, basically living out of the diaper bag all weekend. We had originally planned on spending the weekend in Georgetown, SC for a fishing tournament (Cam would fish, the boys and I would hang out with the girls in the family) but due to the windy weather forecast, the boat decided not to go.

Since Cameron and I had already taken that Friday off from work, we decided to send the boys to daycare and spend the day, just the two of us (and Gus), on the boat! We cruised up to the Bohicket Marina, ate a yummy lunch at Lokal, and cruised back. While Cameron was cleaning the boat, I went and picked the boys up from daycare, and we hung out with my inlaws until dinner time.


Saturday we packed up the truck (so.much.stuff.) and headed to the beach for the first time! I was kind of nervous about their first trip, as the unknown is the worst part! We tried to time it so that they would sleep on the 45 minute drive, and then be in good moods once we got to the beach. Check! They played in the water, tasted the first of many handfuls of sand, and even snoozed for about an hour in the stroller.

Daddy and Reid's hiney

On Sunday, we packed the truck back up and headed to Little Oak Island, which is right before Folly Beach. Our friend's parents have a house there and we just hung out all day! The boys swang, played in the kiddie pool, took an hour long nap in unfamiliar territory (score!), and played with new toys.

Reid, Page, Travis, Evans

 Got to meet Aunt KA for the first time!
Oh, the stories she could tell the boys about their mommy!

Reid and Evans

Monday we hung out around the house for the first half of the day, then went out to Johns Island to Cameron's parent's house. His parents were kind enough to invite my parents and sister over, and Cameron's Uncle Thom and Aunt Gretchen came over, also. We enjoyed a yummy dinner outside by the pool and lots of giggles!

Reid and Grandaddy

Travis and Dee Dee

It was a great holiday weekend, and I look forward to the next one! Be back soon(ish) for their 7 month update!

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Six Months!

Photo from their six month pictures taken by Kelly Conley Photography

At their 6 month check up, Reid weighed 16lbs7oz and was 26" tall. Travis weighed 16lbs3oz and was 26" tall. The nurse had to measure twice because she couldn't believe they were the exact same height and so close in weight!

We started solids around 5.5 months..I was trying to wait until 6 months, but it just seemed so fun! Reid being Reid took to it really well, but Travis didn't want anything to do with it. I didn't force it with Travis, if he didn't want to eat it, I wouldn't make him. Eventually he came around once I started sending the solids to daycare with them. Now he can't get enough! So far they have tried oatmeal, bananas, sweet potatoes, carrots, peas, and pears.

They are thick into teething. Travis got both of his bottom teeth at the same time right before they turned six months! Reid is still gnawing on everything and it will be any day now before a tooth pops through.

Travis started rolling from back to stomach around 5.5 months and because of that, is now sleeping unswaddled and without his Dock a Tot! The first couple of nights without the Dock a Tot he would wake up randomly whining, but now sleeps the majority of the time on his stomach. Reid is super close to rolling from back to stomach, and I am not rushing him sleeping without his Dock a Tot. For some reason I don't think he'll adjust as well as Travis did. Hoping he surprises me though!

They're also sitting up on their own! I mean, I wouldn't plop them down and walk away by any means, but they can really sit up!! It is so dang cute!

They LOVE bouncing and playing in their Exersaucers and love playing with things they're not supposed to play with, like my pump tubing.

I really love their personalities at this age and can only imagine how much more fun they will get! Travis LOVES Gus and his eyes light up when he comes in the room. Reid always wakes up with the biggest smile on his face and is the most talkative in the morning.

And now some photos from our adventures...

First Easter!

 Tojo's (Cameron's Grandfather) 95th Birthday!

Taylor's 3rd Birthday Party!

Mommy and Reid time
(The only picture so far that I can see that we resemble each other)

A rare occurrence these days...

Hanging out at Frothy Beard Brewery with Aunt Steph

Hanging out with cousin Amanda and Aunt Cindy

Pool day with all of the cousins!
 Reid snuggling with GrAnn

Happy Reid!

Monkey Trav
 Maria's after the pool. Lane and Jack providing entertainment!

 First time in the swing at Aunt Emily's!

After Dad's work push up challenge at Marion Square
(Travis's mean mug cracks me up in this picture)

Hangin' out with Holden at the pool

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