Sunday, February 23, 2014

Hannah-2 Months


  Hannah is probably close to 11 lbs. now! She wears size 1 diapers and 0-3 months clothing.  Still sporting the red hair and blue eyes!  She is getting more alert each day.  Hannah loves to look at the mobile in her swing.  She loves to lay down and kick her legs.  Her teacher commented on how great Hannah controls her head.  So it's not just me being biased!  
  She eats between 4 and 5 oz. seven times a day.  Hannah has 4 bottles at school.  
  She sleeps from about 9 to anywhere between 4 and 5 the next morning.  Now that school has started Hannah just cat naps.  Hopefully she will adjust soon and sleep better at school. I'm not complaining because the sweet baby lets me sleep basically all night.  
  Hannah is still in the pack n play and sleeps swaddled.  Our goal is to have her in her room mid March when the bud gets his new furniture.  She sits in the bouncy seat while I get ready in the morning.  
  Since she eats around 4 I do not feed her again before school.  I get her to school by 6:20 and she usually is asleep before we leave the house.  Hannah is doing ok at school but with the reflux she needs to be upright a long time after eating.  This is not possible; the teachers have other babies to care for.  I'm trying to be ok with this because there is nothing I can do.  I feel guilty but she will out grow this soon. 
  Rudy picks her up from school around 4:30 but gets William first because he has to help.  He carries her bottle bag to the car and tells me all about her room.  He is a great big brother!  
  Hannah is bathed every night and loves it!  She just stares at me while I bathe her.  William was helping but has recently become bored with it.  

Friday, February 14, 2014

Hannah's Checkup

  Since Hannah starts daycare next week the doctor did her 2 month check up at 6 weeks.  This way she could get her shots to start school.  
  Hannah is right on track for her age and the doctor didn't have any concerns.  I'm still worried about her reflux because she still spits up quite often.  Her weight tells a different story because she is in the 75th percentile!  
  The doctor was fine with me alternating the Gentlease with the formula with added rice to help with reflux.  Hopefully keeping the Gentlease in her system will keep her regular.  She can have a little juice if she shows any signs of constipation.  
  We will keep her on the meds for now and will re evaluate at her 4 month checkup.  I will give a full update in her 2 month post.  

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

William is Three

  I can not believe William is three years old!  Having Hannah reminds me of him at her age and it seems like yesterday.  William impresses us everyday in all areas.  He is smart, kind hearted, hilarious, and the best big brother. 

  William weighs about 33 or so pounds.  He goes for check up mid March so I'll update then. 
  He is in 3T clothes.  He can fit in some 2T pants but they are a little short.  Size 8 or 8 1/2 shoe. Wears a pull up when sleeping in a 3T-4T but probably does not need it! 
  Sleeps from about 8 to when we get him up for school.  William usually gets up before that and comes in our room.  He naps for about an hour at home but fights like crazy to skip it. 
  William is still very picky with foods.  He eats hot dogs, lunchables, cheese, fruit, spaghetti, soup, muffins, and other random things.  On occasion he will surprise us and take a bite of our veges. 
  He loves a kid's meal but never finishes it! Rudy usually eats the fries and finishes the burger.  He will eat tacos from Taco Bell but again rarely finishes anything.   
  Ever since the bud was potty trained and the candy poured down like rain he loves candy!  Most of the time he won't finish the Oreo or the mini bag of skittles. William likes to hoard things.  He will take our food and just place on his plate. 

  He is talking like crazy.  He will tell stories, talk in small paragraphs, and repeat almost any word we say to him.  He can say any name but his is still not clear.  William talks to people in public and gets upset if they ignore him.  
  Repeats the alphabet behind us and randomly says letters on his own.  Not a fan of counting. We are working on colors.
  He is done with speech therapy and will not qualify for extended services!  His therapist says William is doing great with his speech!  I knew he was fine when he started repeating very difficult words.

  Can dress himself for the most part.  Still working on the shirt.  Will ask if the shoe he is slipping on is on the right foot.  Prefers clothes with pockets (hoarder).  He always has some sort of wallet or bag with him. William knows what money is and what the rides cost at the mall. 

  Not a huge toy fan but will play with trains.  He likes stuffed animals and blankets (many are named).  Loves books and the IPad.  His favorite thing to do is hang with his Daddy.  They go to the store almost every night and the zoo, science center, or Chuck E Cheese on the weekends.  

His two year old Auburn chair picture-

What a difference a year makes!  His hair is so much darker now!