Showing posts with label Weekly Photo. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Weekly Photo. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

40 weeks...

We've spent more time in the water and on the water this week than any week this summer. My kids constantly smell of sunscreen and popsicles and my washing machine is always full of towels.
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Cannon's napping is sporadic at best and I'm hoping with summer coming to an end next week he'll finally be on a schedule again. We had family here this past week and he was loved more than he could handle.

His cousins took turns holding him, playing with him, feeding him and giving him every possible toy that was out of reach. I'm convinced with the kids starting school soon he's going to start crawling because nobody will constantly be shoving toys at him, he's going to have to work to get a toy in his hand!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

39 weeks...

Our little "Cannon"ball is 9 months old.
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This guy is a pool regular these days. There's a reason why kids in Arizona learn to swim at such young ages - we start them in the pool pretty young.

He's a solid boy weighing in at 19 lbs (50%) and 29 inches tall (95%). He's built the most like Mr. B. We're expecting him to be mobile any time now, but I'm not looking forward to it. It's funny because your first kid you want them to hit all their milestones as quickly as possible - if they don't they're doomed to be in diapers forever. Then you have a couple kids and you're grateful that they're not crawling around because they're much easier to keep an eye on when they just sit at your feet.

At nine months he's still breastfeeding, although its growing more and more difficult as he gets older and easily distracted. Because of his height, all of his onesies and sleepers are 12-18 months and he's still in a crib in the laundry room. He's learned to drink from a straw and is getting better at getting food to his mouth, although right now he's mastering "fist" eating.

Give me a couple weeks and I just may have manipulated his first words to be momma. There's got to be some perks to staying home with the kid all day!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

38 weeks...

He's ready to rock. He's mostly working on his high pitched vocals, but he's pretty much mastered them.Life with Fingerprints: Weekly baby photo, chalkboard prints, weekly onesie
We've entered a new realm with this guy - his sister loves to feed him and begs to feed him each meal. I can't describe how awesome this is. I don't always take her up on it, especially it it's something that stains...but you better believe, she gets to feed him oatmeal everyday and it makes her day, and mine! I'm dreading her going back to school in three weeks. She is the biggest help and she enjoys it, he's a glorified baby doll...if only I could get her to change his diapers!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

37 weeks...

That boy, that smile, those legs. I want to eat them all!
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He's mastered sitting and it's really convenient to give him a bucket of toys to sit and sort through. He's developed this piercing, high pitch scream which isn't so adorable. Still no teeth, yet every night that he wakes up screaming I swear it's because he's teething. No proof yet!

He likes to mimic sounds that we make and then proudly smile. He's also picked up a new skill of shaking his head back and forth, smiling the whole time of course. He's a happy kid.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

36 weeks...

He's finally sitting! And he's been sitting right in front of the television soaking up the world cup. And even though we're really disappointed to have the U.S. out of it - it won't stop us from watching it til' the end!
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We've had a couple really rough night's with this one. Saturday night he was up from 12:30am - 5am. Not just up, but miserable and crying - and still no teeth. It was at 4:15 that morning, in my tired and frustrated state that I took the woombie (swaddle) off and we haven't gone back. I figured if he was going to be up all night, we might as well make some adjustments and I knew the swaddle would be a tough one. It's been three days and I'm confident in saying we're done with it.

After his all-nighter, the next morning he rolled right into the door frame and it left its mark with a large goose egg and two large scratches. It was just not his day!

Luckily he's been feeling much better and he's happy as can be and we finally got around to his second hair cut.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

35 weeks...

I'm not sure if he's teething or if he's just come down with something but he's been pretty miserable. He's fevered, lacks interest in nursing, and can't sleep at night to save his life! Last night we had a three hour rendezvous and he cried the majority of it. Ugh. At times he's lethargic, his eyes are watery, he's stuffed up, he's coughing. I'm hoping I see signs of a tooth soon, because if he's going through all this and I'm losing sleep, he might as well get some teeth out of it!
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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

34 weeks...

We visited one of our favorite ice cream stands this week. There were tears, blue stained lips and shirts, ice cream headaches and plenty of goodness.
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This guy is officially sitting. He's still a little wobbly but he is sitting on his own for long amounts of time. We went on a long road trip last week, the longest time he had spent in his carseat, and he was not a happy camper. He now cries every time we put him in his carseat, not a good position to be in!

Hunter has mastered making him laugh and Hallie has mastered the side hip hold - even when I ask everyone to leave him alone, somehow Hallie manages to find a reason to hold him!

He's started waking up two times a night...we're going backwards and its exhausting. The other night he was up from 11:15pm to 4am - that is worse than a newborn!

Monday, June 16, 2014

33 weeks...

Posting a week late for his weekly photo - we've had way too much fun to be near a computer. Here's to enjoying summer!
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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

32 weeks...

This guy gets more yummy with each passing day. He is loved and adored on every possible front. There isn't a family gathering where he's not passed around from cousin to aunt to cousin to grandparent. There's advantages to being the youngest in a family with so much family - plenty of people to love on your kids!

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He's got the best giggle and an awesome closed mouth grin that push his cheeks to his eyes.

He likes to roll to his stomach and flap his arms and legs as if he's swimming. Its funny to watch because he really flaps hard and I think he believes flapping that hard moves his body, as if he's crawling. Silly kid.

After a couple days of sleepless days and nights we went back to swaddling. He's happier and we're happier. We'll try again in a month!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

31 weeks...

We're working on strengthening his core - I'm thinking it's time for him to start sitting!
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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

30 weeks...

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If anyone has any great ideas on how to ween this little one from sleeping swaddled (the woombie) I'm all ears. With our other kids, as soon as they started to roll around in their bed we stopped swaddling. I tried that with Cannon and he just wouldn't sleep. I'm figured if I waited long enough and listened to him cry long enough he would eventually fall asleep. But in today's experience, he was good and tired and after more than an hour he still refused to sleep. He was exhausted and still wouldn't sleep without his arms tied down. I've tried several days in a row which has left me with a sleepless child who more than anything wants to sleep...swaddled.

Did I mention he's seven months??

He's not sitting yet but he's mastered tummy time and he's got a giggle that is to die for. Those cheeks and those legs are the best!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

29 weeks...

My first mother's day as a mother of four, thanks to this little one.
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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

28 weeks...

Steve and I were off on a jet plane (for a wedding) last week which meant Cannon had a weekend sleepover with his adopted grandparents in the neighborhood. I was dreading leaving him even for a couple days and dropping him off just about tore my heart in two. Part of me just wanted to bring him along to the wedding but Steve and I both knew it wouldn't be nearly as enjoyable.

But as I carried all his gear into their house I was having second thoughts about leaving him. I felt like he was looking at me with his puppy dog eyes asking, "Why are you leaving me here?" Although Steve assured me he had no such thoughts. I was able to hold it together until I got into the car and then I let the tears flow. I'm kind of attached to this guy!
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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

27 weeks...

I am kicking myself for not making Cannon the Easter bunny in last week's picture. Better late than never!
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He's weighing in at 17lb 8oz and he has a long body.

I'm still nursing him and it's getting harder and harder as he gets more active and squirmy. I know if I can push past the next couple weeks I'll be able to nurse a little bit longer, but there's no doubt a large part of me wants to be done.

He still sleeps swaddled in a pack-n-play in the laundry room and I'm starting to get the itch to move him to his crib (which really means moving Bennett upstairs...that's why I'm dragging my feet!) It will be nice to have my laundry room back and be able to use it whenever I please, not just when he's awake.

He plays well on the living room floor - he can roll but he doesn't do it for transportation and to be honest I'm happy about that. I'm realizing our house isn't baby proofed very well at this point and we're going to have to seriously train the kids to pick up things like legos and paper.

He's starting to wake up twice a night which is not good news. The doctor wants us to slow down giving him a lot of solids as it seems he has some allergies (we're waiting to test until he gets a bit older) and I think he's just getting hungry. Clearly he needs more food - look at those thighs, he's withering away to nothing!

He's happy and content unless he's tired. He's still on the three shorter naps a day schedule and he needs his beauty rest. We stay home most every day so he's rarely in his carseat - our 17 hour car ride to Idaho this summer might be painful for him (and us).

He's very expressive and he has the best open mouth smile.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

26 weeks...

Balloons fly and so does time...6 months...already?
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Cannon is a delight. He really is. He's on a great schedule (which of course is ever changing at this stage) and if he's grumpy we can feed him, change him, put him to bed...or let him have a little Baby Einstein time and he's happy again.

There's no denying he's a tank. We go to the doctor on Thursday so we'll see just how much he weighs but my little twig arms are getting quite the workout.

He loves to talk and babble (especially during church) and he's starting to mimic us as we make noises.

He's got a ways to go before he'll be sitting up and he only rolls when he gets tired of being on his back/tummy.

He loves tub time - I'm sure it's soothing on his skin.

I still can't get over how much older he looks with his new haircut.

He still gives me snuggles but he's getting to the stage where I get motion sickness just holding him.

We're all in love with him.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

25 weeks...

The five month comb-over had to come to an end. I wish his eczema would go with it!
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He looks older and not so baby-like. I was torn about the whole thing. It was Sunday morning before church and I was tired of the old man look so I chopped it - three inches off the top! (Bennett was almost a year and a half when he got his first haircut - and even then, he didn't have much to cut off)

We've introduced peas into his diet and he doesn't seem to mind them. He's a big boy and has outgrown his 3-6 month clothing. He babbles and babbles, loves the sound of his voice. Still swaddled to sleep - I'm confident by the time he goes to kindergarten we'll have him weened!

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

24 weeks...

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In fear that he was withering away to nothing, we started him on solids! Okay really- I'm just hoping for a longer stretch of sleep through the night. He's eating rice cereal and he's tolerating it like a champ. Babies trying foods for the first few times are funny. They're unsure if the texture is a good thing or a bad thing and Cannon's eyes are exceptionally expressive.

I tried getting him to sleep without the woombie and that ended in a boy without a nap. We're not going to stop the swaddle quite yet! He's decided the pacifier isn't his thing and cries anytime I put it near his mouth. Not sure how I feel about that but it beats having to make sure we always have a pacifier with us.

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

23 weeks...

I'll kiss this frog prince any chance I get! Life with Fingerprints: 23 weeks, weekly baby photo, chalkboard prints We're starting to get a handle on his skin issues but I have a feeling the hot dry summer won't be good to us! When I hold him without his clothes on he breaks out horribly - something in the oils of my skin does not work well with his skin. We use special lotion that doesn't smell. So I get him out of the tub and I just want to lather him with baby lotion and snuggle his brains out- we don't do either! I miss that sweet baby smell!

He has a new love for the Baby Einstein videos. They kind of drive me batty but he likes them. We've started feeding him baby oatmeal and he's taking it like a champ. Here's to hoping I can catch a few more zzzz's at night when he has a full belly!

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

22 weeks...

Look who's five months old...and he's got skills... Life with Fingerprints; Baby weekly photo, chalkboard baby prints Drooling skills, screaming skills, spitting up skills...he's the the master! He's more aware of his surroundings and notices when we leave him in a room alone and of course he cries. He's fighting sleep more and more which makes daytime naps few and far between. He takes the pacifier occasionally but he's not attached to it like our first two kids were. Toys are becoming a little more interesting but not quite entertaining. He still sleeps in the woombie and with a sound machine. Diapers must not be fitting as well these days because we seem to be having issues in the poop department. He's going through a lot of clothing! He no longer enjoys the swing which is one thing we can remove from the living room and pack away!

He giggles and smiles and it makes grateful for a healthy strong baby.

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

21 weeks...

Kiss me...I'm Irish a baby.  photo 20140311-DSC_1375-Edit.jpg He's found his legs and he loves to stand. He loves his hands; in his mouth, in his eyes and most importantly scratching his forehead. It's warming up nicely and his legs and arms that have been covered since birth are finally seeing some daylight. Who doesn't love some chubby baby thighs? He's losing some hair in the back and the sides are pretty thin so he's rockin' the combover. A haircut is in his near future. He's still waking up during the night to feed but it's getting later and later and I'm hoping once we introduce solids we'll be done with night time feedings...a tired mom can dream, right?

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