Sunday, January 19, 2014

Avery: 10 months

Dear Avery,
January 7th you turned ten months old! Can we really only be 2 months away from having a 1 year old? Just doesn’t seem possible! IMG_6638-001
We celebrated your first Christmas this past month. You enjoyed ripping the wrapping paper, but would then get distracted by something else going on!
You had a 5th tooth pop through on the top this month. Its just to the left of your top 2. I think you are working very hard on some more teeth because you have been very uncomfortable lately and lots of night time wake ups. Teething bites! {love the look on your face here, what is sissy doing on my photo shoot???}
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You still love to be held or at least be in the same room as Mommy or Daddy. If we’re in the kitchen and have to run to the bathroom or something you have a complete meltdown. I think its even worse these days with your teething, poor boy! Some of the time the highchair & snacks will work to keep you content, but not always!
You are still a very good eater! We have tried even more finger foods this month like chicken, pasta, mac n cheese, clementines, pizza {mainly the crust}, and lots more! So far we haven’t found a food you don’t like! Some times we even had a hard time keeping up you eat so much, so fast! Mommy is pretty sure you twice the amount of your sister {or more}!
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We dropped a feeding over Christmas break. Now you are at 4 feedings per day. I nurse you in the morning & at night. During the week you get one 6oz bottle of breast milk at daycare, but at home on the weekends you nurse for all 3 feedings. Speaking of daycare you aren’t a great napper at daycare. You may get 2 naps about 40 minutes tops. On the weekends at home its hit or miss, sometimes you’ll nap 20 minutes, other times its 1 1/2 hours! You usually take a morning nap around 10am-ish, afternoon around 1pm-ish, and one more cat nap around 4pm-ish.
Bedtime is still the same bath {if its bath night}, nurse, {Mommy gives you a small bottle too, just to make sure you are full!}, snuggle, white noise machine, and then bedtime. You sleep about 6:45/7pm-ish till 6am-ish. Mommy loves her quiet times with you snuggled in the glider in your room! Like Mommy said earlier, you’ve been waking up quite often over the past few weeks. Mommy thinks we’re both ready for these teeth to come in!
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You started regular crawling this month. We were at a friends house and you were playing by sissy & her friend and there was something you wanted and all of the sudden you just started going on your hands & knees! From that point on you’ve been crawling like its your job! You are pulling yourself up and walking around furniture and anything you can lean on! You saw “da da” like crazy. When Mommy say “mama” to you, you just “da da” even more!IMG_6648
You still aren’t a fan of your car seat or changing table! Snacks help in the car and sissy loves to feed you her cereal and you don’t seem to mind! Since we have been changing you on the floor you’ve started crawling away and its become a game. We’ll say “Avery you get back here” and you will crawl away that much faster and just giggle, its so cute {when we aren’t in a hurry to get you changed or dressed}!
You weigh 19.4lbs {on the home scale}. You wear size 4 diapers and are wearing a few nine month clothes and are well into your 6-12 month wardrobe!IMG_6633-001
*TEN MONTH STATS*
weight 19.4lbs
length didn’t measure
eating 100% breastfeeding & finger foods
clothes 9 month & 6-12 month
diapers size 4
Look how you’ve changed over the past 10 months!
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And just for fun, here’s a comparison of Adelyn at 10 months & Avery at 10 months!
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Avery: 9 months

Dear Avery,
December 7th you turned nine months old! 3/4 of a year already! Grow down sweet boy!IMG_6595-001
Your sweet smile can melt anyone’s heart…but…boy oh boy, Avery boy! You sure have a little opinion/temper and when your expectations aren’t met, you make sure to let us know! For example, in the evenings when we get home from work/daycare you want nothing but to be held. I’m sorry sweet boy, but supper will not cook itself! We started putting you in your highchair with a few snacks to keep you content!
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Speaking of the highchair, you are the best eater! We have moved into a lot more finger foods this month. We have almost eliminated the pureed baby food completely. You LOVE fruit and will gobble it up faster than anything else on your tray! You are at 4 feedings per day. I nurse you in the morning & at night. During the week you get two 6oz bottles of breast milk at daycare, but at home on the weekends you nurse for all 4 feedings.
We have kept the same bedtime routine the same: bath, nurse, {Mommy gives you a small bottle too, just to make sure you are full!}, snuggle, white noise machine, and then bedtime. You sleep about 6:45/7pm-ish till 6am-ish. Mommy loves her quiet times with you snuggled in the glider in your room! You have been having sporadic nights the past few weeks that you’ve been waking up for a feeding in the night, but usually go right back down. I think those teeth are bugging you.
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You love to clap! When we say “Yay Avery” you get all excited & clap along with us! We were more than overdue to lower your crib this month, so Daddy finally got that done so you don’t flip out of it! You still aren’t regular crawling yet, but are SO SO close! You are a fast little army crawler though. If there is something you want you don’t waste any time getting there! You are pulling yourself up on anything you can! Mommy is guessing that you will be walking before 1!
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You are not a fan of your changing table or car seat these days. We’ve been changing you on the floor more often and you seem to be more content with that scenery. And sissy will usually share her cereal with you in the car &, for the most part, that will keep you entertained. We used to do mum mum’s, but I think you’re almost passed that phase.
You babble like crazy. You mainly say “da da” or “ta”, no “mama” yet, no matter how many times Mommy repeats it to you! You currently have 4 teeth and Mommy is pretty confident we’ll see some more soon!
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At your nine month appointment you weighed 20lbs on the dot and were 28 3/8” inches long. Thankfully you only had to get 1 shot at that appointment, you still didn’t like it though! We just switched you to size 4 diapers, only because we were out of size 3’s and needed some ASAP! They’re a little big, but work just fine! You are wearing a few nine month clothes and are well into your 6-12 month wardrobe!
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*NINE MONTH STATS*
weight 20lbs
length 28 3/8”
eating 100% breastfeeding & finger foods
clothes 9 month & 6-12 month
diapers size 4
Look at how you’ve changed your 9 month life!
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Adelyn at 9 months & Avery at 9 months!
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Saturday, January 18, 2014

Playing Catch Up

I’m playing catch up…and I’m *almost* there! Just a few more Christmases to blog about and then I’ll be ready for 2014…only a few days late!

Use these links to easily click through each post.

December Randoms

Ugly Sweater Day at work

Christmas Baking

Going to see Santa

Elf on the Shelf: Part 2

Bangert Family Photo Booth

Christmas @ Jim & Sharon’s

Big Girl Bed

Christmas Eve @ M&P’s

Christmas @ Home

Christmas @ Mom & Duane’s

Christmas Gifts


Christmas Gifts

For daycare gifts this year I needed something quick and simple, but I still wanted something fun! I scoured Pinterest and came up with this! On the back side of it I tucked in a little hand written note card thanking Adelyn & Avery’s teachers for being an influence in our children’s lives, oh and also included a gift card!

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Grandparent homemade gifts this year were silhouettes! I LOVE how these turned out and all the details of my sweet kiddos profiles – as in Avery’s little double chin!! I die!!! This was my inspiration.

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My Mom opened them and said “this is their actual profile?” And then she proceeded tear up! <3


Christmas Day at Mom & Duane’s

After our Christmas morning at home we headed down to Grandma Cindy’s house for lunch. They prepared a delicious meal and, of course, we all ate too much!
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Can you tell the kids were excited to open gifts?!?!
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They all got a coloring book and a sticker book…
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…and they got right to work coloring away! Avery & Ciana had a little chat session!
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Oh hi Avery!
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Duane always does a gift exchange for us where you draw numbers & you can steal! Always a good time! Kyle scored this year!
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After gifts the Omaha folks had to hit the road ‘cause most of them had to work the next day. So we said our goodbyes and closed out our Christmas day at home as a family!
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