Wednesday, January 26, 2011

7 months...seriously?

Where has the time gone...just yesterday I was posting that they were 2 months old, then 3 months, 4 months...well, you get the idea.  Time is flying by, I'd like to put things on pause!  We have been having a really fun time the past month.  We are having great, fun filled days full of playing!  Here is our 7 month update....my baby book update of sorts!

Vivian...is a happy, growing little girl.  Her most recent weight on our home scale was 14 pounds this past Sunday.  She takes 4 bottles per day eating 3 - 6 ounces per bottle.  Vivian is wearing a size 2 diapers.  We had a few good weeks of eating large volumes (one day taking just over 23 ounces) and now she's back to eating more like 16 - 18 ounces per day....which is still great!  She's still enjoying spoon feeding and has tried a few new foods in the past month.  The complete list of foods is as follows: sweet potatotes, squash, pears, applesauce, green beans, carrots, peas, mangos, peaches, and spinach.  I think she prefers the veggies over the fruits.  Some days she surprises me and eats almost equal to her brother and some days she's tight lipped after a 10 or 15 spoonfuls.  She really enjoys feeding herself MumMums.  Vivian's skills include, rolling from her tummy to her back (she does this so well and swiftly she still has a hard time squeaking in her tummy time each day), grabbing her toes, and in the past few days has been sitting up for up to 60 seconds at a time before she looses her balance.  She's still not quite rolling from her back to her belly but if we get her about half way she can get there....she's so close!  Vivian is warming up to her pacifier but mostly just when she lays down for a nap or bedtime.  She enjoys chewing on books and can have an entire corner nibbled off if you turn your back too long!  Her two bottom teeth are more then half way out.  She still likes light up toys that make silly sounds.  Napping is getting better but still needs 3 naps a day to make it to bedtime (1 to 2 hours for the first 2 naps and then usually just a 30 minute cat nap for the 3rd nap).  Bedtime is around 7:30 to 8 o'clock.  She loves bath time, getting a bath about every other day.  Vivian sleeps about 11 - 12 hours per night only needing us to "attend" to her about once a week in the night!  She can grab her own pacifier and put it in her mouth all by herself, YEA!

Oliver, my big boy!  His most recent weight on our home scale was 19 pounds this past Sunday.  He takes 4 bottles per day eating 8 ounces per bottle, 32 ounces per day.  Oliver is wearing size 2-3 diapers and size 4 diaper to bed.  The complete list of foods is as follows: sweet potatotes, squash, pears, applesauce, green beans, carrots, peas, mangos, peaches, and spinach.  Oliver enjoys all foods and "talks and gripes" in between every bite when the service is slow.  He still loves MumMums as well.  Oliver's skills include, rolling from tummy to back and back to tummy, rolling and rolling and rolling across the room, Oliver has yet to grab his toes unless he's sitting up and then he's very interested in them.  Oliver can sit up unassisted for 5 - 10 minutes at a time before his head gets too heavy to hold up and he needs a break.  Oliver LOVES his pacifier and it's in his mouth more then it's out.  Oliver has one bottom tooth (the snaggle tooth we call it) but it's partner is working its way out I'm just sure of it, he is still a major drooler.  Oliver is still a fan of light up toys that make silly sounds.  Napping is getting better but still needs 3 naps a day to make it to bedtime (1 to 2 hours for the first 2 naps and then usually just a 30 minute cat nap for the 3rd nap).  Bedtime is around 7:30 to 8 o'clock.  He loves bath time, getting a bath about every other day.  Oliver sleeps about 11 - 12 hours per night and we haven't been into his room at night in about 2 weeks!  He can grab his pacifier and put it in his own mouth YEA!






Here's a photo of the babies' "lovies".  These are also known as burp cloths!  They chose them as their "lovie".  Both babies love them, suck on them, wave them in the air like a S.O.S flag, play peek-a-boo with them, and use them for their intended purpose...a burp rag.  I could (and still may) write an entire blog post just dedicated to their love of these burp rag/lovies.  We have 16 of them...no joke!  At any given time you can find 5 -10 of them laying around the house and a stack of clean ones on the end table.  

Vivian practicing sitting up...."Mommy this is a little too close!"

The behind shot...

Oliver is a big boy holding his own bottle!

Not the best picture of Oliver but this is Papaw holding  his grand-babies!  He stopped by to help us with a "plumbing issue"....oh the memories!

5 comments:

Joyce said...

Grandbabies = awesome! I think I could walk a million miles for some of their smiles! (well, maybe, up to 5 miles...hehehehe!)

The Miller family said...

I know!!! 7 months already!!! Doesn't seem fair that it goes this fast!!! The kiddos are just too adorable...and you can see their personalities in all the pictures you post. As for their pacifier putting in skills at night...I hope they can pass it on to their friend Juliette on how to do this. :)

Take care Krista!!!

Mindy said...

They are getting SO big! Why does Oliver wear a bigger size diaper at night?

Love the pictures of their 7-month old celebration :)

Love you guys!
Miss you!

Pam said...

Love the photos! Such sweet grandbabies! So many changes - lots going on! They are wonderful!

Looking forward to seeing you all soon!

Tori!! said...

Love the pic of Oliver checking out the 7 month sign! He looks just about surprised about it as you are!