Saturday, February 25, 2012

Watch me grow: 5 months

Wes, you are 5 months old! In just a month's time, right after your big sister turns 2, we will celebrate your half-birthday! How exciting!

Wes, at 5 months old you...

*roll over both ways, but spend most of your rolling time going from your back to your front. You aren't really interested in rolling from your front to your back.
*eat between 5 and 6 times a day. At day care your bottles are 4 or 5 ounces. We have recently cut out an evening feeding, which seems to be working better for both you and Momma.
*have two SHARP bottom teeth.
*are a catnapper. We don't really get any long naps out of you.
*sleep at night from about 9:30-5:00 a.m. A few nights a week you are up in the 4:00 hour.
*love to chew on a pacifier, your shirtsleeves, toys, whatever!
*have been eating a tablespoon or so of oatmeal most evenings. It seems to be helping you sleep a little better at night.
*wear 6-9 month clothes and size 2 diapers (but probably not for long).
*have a sweet, drooly smile that melts your parents' hearts!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Sick day(s)

I am home with Quinn today. She was home from day care yesterday and today due to a moderately high fever and cough. I hate having sick kids! Randy is out of town for work but should be home tonight. Normally when day care is closed Randy stays with the kids and works from home, but I am the lucky one this week. Quinn and I kept busy by reading lots of books, going out for lunch, and cruising around the mall (on two separate occasions). Who says sick days can't be fun?! In all seriousness, though, I hope she is better soon. She has had literally no appetite and has been sleeping a lot.

Happy Friday!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


This past Saturday, Quinn, Wes, and I went to my parents' home to stay the night! I wanted to let Randy have some uninterrupted work time, plus I always love a good trip "home." They did wonderfully! Wes decided he just wanted to catnap all weekend and not sleep at night, but he was pretty good during the day so that was ok. Also, he is very, very cute. :-)

Quinn was definitely Grandma and Papa's girl. She is such a big girl when we travel; she can sleep in a big bed in a room all by herself, and she loves to explore and make herself at home. She loved helping Grandpa wash dishes and sing along with him while he played guitar. She was sure to put in some requests for her favorite tunes: "Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes," "Itsy-Bitsy Spider," and "ABCs."

On Sunday, we met Randy at his parents' for a quick lunch. We then headed to our friend Tina's Valentine's Day party!! Quinn did a great job decorating a few cookies and playing with friends. Overall, it was a fantastic, tiring weekend!

Snoozing with Grandma
Loving the monkey balloon
Focused on my cookie
Cute in her apron
Daddy and Wes came later!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

4 month stats

Yesterday morning we had Wes' 4-month check-up. He did wonderfully; he was so smiley and happy. He weighs 15 lbs., 3 oz (60th percentile), is 26" long (75th percentile), and has a head circumference of 16 3/4" (50th percentile). We always try to guess how much our kids will weigh before appointments. I guessed that Wes weighed 15 lbs, 4 oz., so I was very close!

Just to compare, at 4 months old Quinn weighed 14 lbs 2 oz. (also 60th percentile), was 24 1/2" long (70th percentile), and her head head circumference was 16 1/2". We always joke about how Quinn was a giant baby; looks like her brother is just as big! :-) I love our healthy babies!

We got the go-ahead to start feeding Wes solids whenever. I think we will wait for a little bit longer because he is still satisfied with just milk every 3-4 hours during the day. We started Quinn at 4 months old because she was still nursing every two hours during the day and needed a little extra something in her belly. I did, however, pick up some baby oatmeal the other day, just to have some on hand when Wes is ready. I am excited to use my new blender/food processor to make his food, too. Stay tuned for adventures in baby-feeding!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Friday, February 3, 2012

Sick girl

We have been seeing a lot of this face lately...

...but I think our sick little gal is on the mend. Quinn has had a horrible cough all week! It got progressively worse until mid-week, when she was coughing all night and all through her naps. We finally broke down and took her to the after-hours clinic on Wednesday night. I just wanted to make sure she didn't have RSV or anything nasty in her lungs. It turned out she was just fine, which was exactly what I was hoping for, of course! Randy, Quinn, and I split a strawberry shake on the way home from the clinic, and that seemed to help. :-) She is starting to get better at communicating with us when something hurts, but she has mostly just been extra crabby and tired. I think the worst of her cold is over, and I am looking forward to a fun weekend back home with friends! I hope the weather cooperates...