Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Violet is 8 months old!

Violet is officially 8 months old...

-Wearing size 6-9 month clothes
-Wearing size 4 diapers.  (All 3 of my kids can officially wear the same size diaper.  May still be a bit big on Violet and a bit small on Oliver and Vivian is just wearing a diaper at bedtime but in a pinch they all 3 could wear the same size!) 
-Drinking 4 bottles per day about 6 to 7 oz per bottle
-Sleeps almost consistently (thank you Violet!) 11-12 hours at night.  
-Eats from a spoon 2x per day (apples, pears, greenbeans, peas, carrots, squash, sweet potatoes, mangos, peaches, prunes, bananas)
-loves puffs and cheerios
-naps 2 times per day, typically about an hour in the morning and 2 hours in the afternoon
-takes her MAM paci happily to go to sleep
-has had a runny nose/cough on and off for at least a month - unfortunately more on then off (also part of second child syndrome due to having siblings in "school")
-loves to sleep on her belly in her sleep sack
-can army crawl super fast and get up on her knees and will be officially crawling any second :/
-can go from laying down to sit up all by herself (so weird to be greeted by my baby every morning sitting up in her bed like a big girl!)

Vivian is still a sweet care taker.  She's very helpful and nurturing and a great big sister.  She's still a rock star in the potty department and Oliver's not far behind.  With a few marshmallows, jelly beans and M&M's he is well on his way...I don't want jinx it!  Oliver is full of energy all day long yet an easy going boy.  Both are still taking one nap a day.  They both still go to "school" 2 days a week and really like it.  We've been going to the library once a week and that has been great getting both the big kids back into reading again.  I think they were just bored with our book selection and neither of them wanted to sit long enough to read.  Vivian's still into her baby dolls, changing their diapers and clothes and caring for them in general.  Oliver is into his trains and his car ramp.  They are such big kids!  They both have a new love for Dora and Bubble Guppies.  Although, Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood and Thomas are still favorites too.  We are ready for spring!  Ready to open the windows and get out and ride bikes everyday!




Their first happy meal! 

This is Vivian's babies having nap time.  She laid them out out nicely and gave them all a book!

Not sure who's happier?!?

She loves both dogs! Hugs them and gives them blankets all the time.  

Violet's first time swinging at the park.  She loved it!

Grocery shopping with mommy.  Oliver's face says it all!

We are ready for spring!

Oliver getting in on the action.  

First time in a bounce house, they both had a blast!

He was proud!

So sweet!

Real life!

Spontaneous hugs!

She'll help feed anyone!

Happy to be 8 months old!


Watch out!  I'm fast and into everything!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Vivian Feeds Violet


Our little helper, Vivian, is always asking to help feed Violet.  She does a really good job!!!  Vivian is a great big sister.


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