Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Smiley Faces

My little girl had become so smiley since turning 2 months old! 

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Love Bug

Hunter has become quite the love bug lately, and I love it! He has a blanket that I bought on a weekend trip with my mom. It was way colder than expected so my mom bought Hunter this soft blanket that we found at one of the first shops. Somehow, this has become his number one lovey, and he drags it from one end of the house to the other! He sleeps much better when it's in bed with him, and he doesn't like for anyone else to have it. 
He also has two monkeys that he love, love, loves to snuggle with! The brown is a Scentsy monkey with a lavender insert, and the green was a decoration that he discovered one day and it hasn't been back on the shelf since!

Whenever he is sleeping, he loves to cuddle with one of his monkeys or his blankie, but this summer, we've been out of the house more and more during nap time. Look at how he's been sleeping at nana's house! 
Yesterday, he did something so, so cute! He has three HUGE stuffed animals, a big sock monkey from nana (Tim's mom), huge moose from his aunt (Tim's sister), and huge bear from grandpa (Tim's dad) from when he was delivered. They all sit in his room and yesterday he kind of disappeared on me. After a few, I heard him whining and he came to get me. He had been trying to drag out his huge bear. It is much too heavy for him to drag out, so he walked me back there and insisted I bring it to the living room. I did as I was told, but he wasn't happy with that. He wanted it IN his chair. Then he wanted to sit IN his lap. They can't both fit.... Trust me, he tried! Here was his process...
Can I sit, too?
Maybe if I push back really hard....
One more try
Big Blue has had enough, and retaliates 
Notice how he has picked up the blankie?
Mom got creative....
And finally figured out a way to watch Dora together.... Quite intently, I might add...
Aaahhhh, sweet, sweet success! 

The boy has also been pretty lovey on his sister , too! He tries to pick her up which is scary for mommy! 
Sometimes he hugs with just his head :)
Thinking about sharing his blankie! 
Trying to pick her up.... 

Sophie also gets in on his lovin'!
These hugs are not reciprocated! 

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Frozen treats!

I feel so domestic right now, y'all, it's not even funny! I saw a picture on Pinterest of some 'frozen yogurt drops' and really didn't think much more of them. 

Fast forward a year and this is what I have on my hands at least once a day
Yeah. Cute, but not fun to clean up every. single. day. 

So, I decided that I could replicate the picture I saw on Pinterest easy enough without going back to find it. I was willing to take the chance that it may be a total Pinterest fail. 

First get your stuff. Yogurt, wax paper or foil, and Baggie or fancy frosting bag. 

Since I did this all in the five seconds I had before I knew Charlotte would wake up and while Hunter was munching on blueberries after our walk, I just slapped down some foil on a paper plate. 

Then I messily spooned in some of our fave Greek yogurt into the bag and cut off the tip.

Then I went to town squirting little droplets all over the plate. 
 Most weren't very pretty, but I figured Hunter wouldn't care! I found the tiniest place in our embarrassingly messy freezer and hoped for the best! Since Hunter saw me make them he didn't let then freeze for more than about seven minutes, but they were pretty frozen! 
  Rather than have him traipse around the house possibly dropping frozen yogurt drops just waiting to secretly melt in an in opportune place, I opted to give him the 'tray'. All I can say is.... New favorite snack!

Later in the day he actually walked me over to the freezer and requested more. Love that my son prefers healthy snacks!

  My only recommendation is that you give you child just enough to tide them over and then refill their tray if necessary. Otherwise, they melt too fast! I really want to try to put yogurt and fruit in the mixer and then make fruity yogurt drops. Then maybe mom can share! (Right now I only like the Greek yogurt if the fruit is mixed in!)

Proof that they are NOT a Pinterest fail, he's asking for more!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Charlotte Monthly: 2 months

Awwww, my little girl is two months! Poor thing still acts kind of like a newborn, because she is still the size if a newborn! At her two month appointment she weighed in at a whopping 7 pounds 6.6 ounces, which is smaller than many of my friends' babies when they were born. I swear, we will be having a party if little miss actually gets in the 1 percentile! I mean her weight or her height, poor girl's head is 3rd percentile! She was pretty miserable the day of her vaccines, but I got to do this:

Charlotte is actually staying awake a little more during the day and sleeping a little more during the night, so I have nothing to complain about! She is working on holding up her head more, but isn't quite up to where Hunter was at this age. I can't quite blame her, seeing as head is 3 whole percentiles bigger than her body! 
She is so much more of a pro at tummy time than her brother was! We still work mostly on my chest or work on her neck strength while on my shoulder, but part of that is due to the fact that I don't want Hunter to try and 'play' with her while she is on the floor. He loves her so much, but sometimes it's more reminiscent of Lenny loving on a puppy! He just goes at her and won't quit trying to give great big bear hugs! 

Her legs are super strong though and she will dig her toes in the carpet or my belly and launch herself forward! My mom even noticed just when she had he on her shoulder to burp her. You can also see the muscle tone in her legs! 

Her napping happens all throughout the day and she isn't on any type of schedule, but they can be anywhere from 45 minutes to 3 hours. I would normally wake her up if she has gone longer than 3 hours in between eating, but I created a motto when Hunter was little.... "Never wake a sleeping baby". Ok, so maybe I didn't coin the phrase, but I learned that I should listen to it! 

Her relationship with the swaddle is of the 'love-hate' variety. She may love it, loathe it, or meet me in the middle and just require one arm to be free. I am not quite sure why I love it so much.... If I were swaddled I think I would lose my mind, but for some reason, she must be a burrito for every nap in my eyes! Oops!

She has given us handful of social smiles, but Hunter was the same way. I remember when he was 8 weeks I was just beginning to get them consistently from him, so I'm going to cut her some slack. The first 3 weeks of her life outside were actually still supposed to be inside AND not only was she outside she was living in an artificially warm plastic box getting food delivered straight to her tummy via an ng tube! Little sister is only supposed to be 5 weeks old, and 5 weekers are not usually giving tons and tons of non gassy, social smiles. 

I really need to stop comparing her and justifying why she is slightly behind my friends' babies developmentally, but I can't help but compare! But don't misunderstand.... I am SO proud of where she is right now! She will always be my miracle baby! I may need to remind myself of that while rocking her wide eyed self to sleep for an hour at 3 in the morning, but she is and will forever be my miracle. The baby whose perfection was unexpected by some, the baby who started fighting before she was even a pound and fought her way to three and a half pounds by the time she was born. 

 Charlotte likes her pacifier way more than big brother did which is nice for us to have a way to soothe her when she's a little irritated! 

She is still fitting into newborn size clothes and diapers, but since the clothes are fitting almost perfectly I suspect we will only have another two of three weeks in them. That's fine by me because clothes just get cuter and cuter on them as they get bigger! Up until recently, she was wearing the smaller half if her newborn clothes, but now she can fit in pretty much all of them. I got so excited because that meant her wardrobe was expanding! Here is her first outfit that wasn't a purposely shrunken newborn set of pajamas: 

Pretty gorgeous, right?

She also got her newborn photos taken and I am blown away by her beauty every time I look at them! 

Here are a few more random pictures from our month, these have been almost all Instagram photos because I always have my phone on me so that's where most photos come from these days! 

Here I ventured out if the house to get the mail:

All headbands made by mommy, of course! You can find them here. And you can follow us on Instagram at jentimhuntchar and I tend to update and check out Instagram all throughout the day on my phone so please comment me your Instagram username so I can follow you!