Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Prince Tristin...4 months old!

Tristin turned 4 months old on Monday! I was waiting until today to blog about it, since we were going to the doctor this morning for his check up. I knew he was a little chunker, but he actually wasn't as big as I was expecting. I thought for sure that he would be in the 90th percentile for everything, but I was wrong! His stats are:

Weight: 14lbs 10oz...50%
Height: 25.75"...67%
Head: Not sure what the measurement was but...50%

Dr. F said he was just perfect and that she might just take him home with her...I don't think so :) He is just the perfect little guy and we really couldn't ask for a better baby! Here are some of the things he is up to:

*Awesome sleeper! Usually goes to bed around 9:00 or 9:30 and then gets up between 1 and 2 and then will go back to sleep until around 5ish. When I feed him at 5, he will usually go back to sleep for another hour or two. This is just so much different than Tayson, who still loves to wake up about every 2 or 3 hours!

*Not rolling over yet! He is either being held or is in his swing or bouncy chair, so he really doesn't have a lot of opportunity. With Tayson around, we have to be really careful about laying him on the floor because you never know when Tiger is going to hit a ball his way!

*Loves to "talk"! He seems so much more vocal, at this point, then Tayson was. I'm not sure if I just don't remember back 2 years ago or what??

*Just started laughing and it melts my heart! I am convinced that hearing your kids laugh, is the best sound in the world!!

*Still being breastfed, around every 2 or 3 hours (prefers 2!)

*Loves his big brother! He will just sit and stare at Tayson. He is so amazed by what he is doing! I don't want him to grow up so fast but I know it is going to be so much fun to watch them play together.

*Just recently started sucking on his hands ALL.THE.TIME!

*Slobering A LOT!!! Dr. F said that she didn't think he was teething yet, but a lot of babies just start drooling around 4 months.

*Still wearing size 1 diapers

*Wearing 3-6 month clothes. Can still wear some 3 month things but also can wear some 6 month things too!

*Getting better about riding in his car seat! This still isn't one of his favorite things, but he isn't screaming the entire time, like he was!

*Still loves to take a bath! He has been in the pool once or twice now and loves that too.

*Been having some bathroom problems, as in...not going very often! (sorry...TMI) Dr. F said that this happens to breastfed babies a lot though.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Tayson and Mommy: Date to the movies!!

This morning, Tayson and I went to the kids feature movie. This was his first trip to the movies and I was so impressed by how well he did. We only lasted about 45 minutes, but that is pretty good for a 2 year old! The movie today was Kung Fu Panda, which we own, but he has never actually watched it. I think his favorite part was getting popcorn and candy! We had such a great time and it was so much fun to get to spend some one-on-one time with my little man.

This is the face I got when I told him to smile!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Two and a half years!!


Today you are 2 1/2! I CAN NOT believe it has been that long! I still vividly remember the day I found out I was pregnant with you, and then the day I had you. are like a little man, repeating everything you hear. I just can't believe that 2 1/2 years could've gone by, so quickly. I love you more than words can express and am SO proud to be your mommy!!

Here is a quick run down of what you are up do...

*You are talking up a storm! You can pretty much say anything that you want! It has only been within the last month or so that you really started speaking in sentences. You are saying new things everyday and daddy and I just love to listen to what you come up with. Just last night, you were playing golf in our bedroom and I said, "hey sweetie, why don't we take your shoes off?" and you replied, "okay, sure...that'll be perfect!" You are just too cute!!

*You are wearing 2T-3T clothes, just depending on brand.

*You are still wearing a size 4 diaper...I guess this size is going to fit forever! You have gotten so big but you must have a petite little tush because these still fit perfectly!

*We are in the process of potty training and you are doing pretty good! You will go some days with no accidents and then other days...not so much! We are taking it pretty slow and just trying to get the hang of it!

*You LOVE to play outside! It doesn't matter if it is 100 degrees, you still throw a fit anytime we make you come in.

*You are just like your daddy and love to fish! You are obsessed with anything fishing or golf related. I have never seen a 2 year old cast a fishing pole or hit a golf ball like you can! I think you are definitely going to be a sports fanatic!!

*Your favorite show to watch is Handy Manny! You would watch this for hours, if we let you!

*Your new favorite thing is to take a yourself! You love to just stand in there and play with the soap and your water bottle. Mommy just stands outside the door and WAITS...and WAITS...for you to get done!

*You love your baby brother and have become very protective of him! If someone tries to hold him or talk to him, and you don't think they should, you are quick to let me know!

This is so bittersweet for me because I really want time to slow down, and for you to stay little forever but at the same time, I have LOVED every stage and how you learn so much more everyday and for that reason, I am so excited to see what lies ahead!!