Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Nine Months.

Just found this in my drafts! Super behind, obviously. Sorry boys, but you keep me busy!

I feel like there is so much to update on and I'm always worried I'll forget something, so I keep notes in my phone as they pop into my head.


Stats -

Teeth - Travis is currently cutting his top FOUR teeth. No wonder he was so whiny a few weeks ago! Now that they have broken through the surface, they don't seem to bother him as much other than some extra drool and wanting to gnaw on everything.

Words - Still just Dada. Mama is working hard to try to get you to say her name though.

Movement - Getting faster and faster at crawling.  You love to pull up on everything, especially mommy and in your crib! Putting a diaper and clothes on you these days is the equivalent to wrestling a greased pig. You automatically want to flip over. I try to distract you with something, but it only lasts for a second.

Food - You are getting better and better at eating table food and have tried a lot of different things! The only thing you don't like so far is scrambled eggs. I think it's the texture.


Stats -

Teeth - Still just the bottom two, although you are wanting to chew on things more than normal so I'm expecting we'll see some top teeth soon.

Words - Nothing yet. You don't really babble much yet, but you do let out some pretty ear piercing squeals. Cute at home, not so much in public.

Movement - You started crawling about two weeks after your brother. We knew you wouldn't be far behind! You love to pull up on everything, especially mommy!

Food - You do really well at eating table food! We haven't found anything that you won't eat yet. That has pretty much been the norm since day 1. You love your food!

Nickname - A few months ago while you were staying at GrAnn and Grandaddy's house, Grandaddy nicknamed you "Reido Burrito" and it has stuck like glue!

Your personalities seemed to have pulled a switcheroo on us! Travis used to be the chill, observant one and now he wants to be the life of the party. Reid will just sit back and take it all in. This picture is the perfect example. Travis will not sit still!

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Eight Months

8 MONTHS OLD | How can this be?? Two bottom teeth each. Travis started crawling a day before he turned 8 months. Reid loves to clap and wave. Travis babbles Da Da. Both LOVE pulling up and dislike diaper/pajama time after baths. Life with them sure is fun!

Travis got sent home from daycare after catching hand, foot, mouth. Mommy got extra (uncomfortable) snuggles. Luckily, it was a mild case.

Sleep stalking
Travis (L), Reid (R)

Learned how to stand up in their cribs!

The boys and Grandy (my Dad)


Reid with my Uncle Jay and Grandma Anna

Swing time after daycare!

Bath time with Ben!

Travis's first time crawling!

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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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