Weight: Not definite on this but he's around 19.5 lbs according to our scales. Big boy!
Height: I'm not even going to pretend like I attempted to get this. Sorry, Mase!
Sleep: He has been doing MUCH better in this category (knock on wood). We are liking our new bedtime routine that consists of reading books about an hour before bedtime in the living room, bath, play time, and then
Feeding: I seriously cannot keep enough food in this kid. He eats all.the.time. He usually has a bottle in the morning when he first wakes up around 7:30 - 8:00 am, cereal around 9:00 am, lunch around 1:30 pm, snack time in the afternoon, dinner at 6:30 pm and a nighttime 4 ounces of formula right before bed. He may or may not have an morning or afternoon 6 ounces of formula. Lunch and dinner consist of a big jar of veggies or fruit mixed with cereal since the jar alone will not fill him up. Seriously, it's like he's starving all the time!
Firsts this month: We are finally crawling!! It's more of an army crawl but, hey, it works! Pulling up on the ottoman or couches, running/galloping in his walker. He has tried a bunch of new vegetables and fruits which he seems to like. I guess dislocating his shoulder counts as a first
Developments: I always feel like this should be with firsts for some reason!We are cutting a third tooth at the moment. And along with that tooth comes the attitude/tantrums/diva meltdowns/crankiness. Every day is a new day for him - especially if we're going outside. It always amazes me that he just looks around like it's the first time seeing a swing or a fan. They say at this point he's starting to really pay attention and focus on details. He is now sitting up by himself for long periods of time. Home boy is on the go constantly now! We have trouble getting him motivated to get there, but once we find said motivation, he is OFF! We are in serious trouble when he starts walking! They also say that he is starting to "categorize" things. So he is starting to know the difference between a dog and a horse - unless he's looking at my parent's neighbors dog, Pinto, (a Newfoundland) which I'm pretty sure we confused the crap out of Mase since Pinto could technically fit in the "horse" category - and a spotted cat is not a cow. He's now able to pick up on the meaning of some words. Our favorite one lately has been "no." They also say that he can "really exaggerate his moods" right now. I definitely know that he is well-developed in this stage.
Likes: baths; sweet potatoes; winter squash; Mommy's phone
Dislikes: teething. I'm pretty sure Mommy and Daddy despise this one too! He doesn't like reading books either. It is torture at storytime almost every night because he does not want to look at the book or he wants to move around and not sit still. Everything in the room can be off and nobody will be talking and he just can't stand it. He wants to crawl or move around or sometimes he just screams. This makes me so sad because I LOVE reading! I mean, my husband has to put me on a book allowance so I don't spend all of our money on purchasing books. Why Mason, why?! Needless to say Mommy wins the nightly battle because we are NOT giving up story time!
What I'm thankful for: Ms. Dawn. Serious baby-whisperer/baby saint. She is always giving us helpful tips for us to try with Mase. I am a true believer that if it wasn't for her baby tips, we would be down 1 parent due to insanity. And that is no joke! It is also so nice knowing that your child is safe and happy while you are working. And if Mase could talk, he would probably say he likes her over us any day, ha!
|He LOVES playing with Ms. Dawn!|
What I'm looking forward to: We have SO much coming up! A big weekend getaway with the Kellers this weekend at the cabin that I am so excited about! Then next weekend I am help planning a baby shower for one of my besties. The next weekend I'm in Texas
Here is what we've been up to since we last met:
This is what happens when parents get bored
As most of you know, we had a TON of snow for Charlotte last week. Here are a couple of pics that I took from that:
|He wasn't real sure of this "snow" stuff|
|We wanted to build a snowman so we left Mase on his sled to supervise us!|
|"Put it over there Paw Paw"|
|Someone got bored|
|Trying to help us build a snowman!|
|Family Pic - Take 1 - a certain freckle-faced-big-butt was in the way! Get outta the way Dundee Elizabeth!!|
Why am I always the one that gets taken out??
A little Mommy & Mase sledding!
|MiMi & Mase snuggles - MiMi is so funny!|
|And then he's fine....|
Well friends, I am off here. I hope everyone has a great day! I'll report back next week ;-)