Friday, September 22, 2017

Drake - 10 Months

I really don't even feel bad for being 2 weeks late on this post because my life is the craziest (some good, but mostly not) it's ever been! However, I've already missed a month with this little dude and some big things have happened with him that I just must document! Also, his face in pictures is just too much. I could just devour him. Also, he's naked this time because onesies aren't made big enough to fit 2T lol

At 10 months Drake...

-Is still such a cuddle bug. Although he is so, so, SOOO wiggly...he still craves lots of cuddle time with mama.

-On that same note, when he wants cuddles and I'm busy with something, he will cling onto my leg until I pick him up which makes things impossible to get done (like getting out of the door on time in the morning for work...)

-Is WALKING! He took his first few steps late in his 9th month but he can easily walk across a room now. I was walking fully at 9 months, Richard was 10 and Carter was early 11 so it might just be a genetic thing because I sure know I wasn't helping encourage it.

-Is not a big fan of green vegetables. I attribute this to us being much more lenient with his food than we were with Carter #2ndchildprobs

-Is still built like a total cinder block. However, I've had multiple people tell me he's starting to thin out. (tear) Also, he and Carter can still pretty much share clothes and diapers. |

-Is obsessed with dogs. If he so much as sees one in a commercial on TV he will laugh, wave or babble excitedly at it.

-Adores Carter and thinks he's just the funniest person in the entire world. However, he's not a fan of hugs. Poor Carter will try and Drake will literally push him off with two hands.

-Had a really good couple of weeks where he was sleeping almost all the way through the night. This has changed a bit over the last week or so and I'm hoping it's just some more teething.

-Is done nursing. We were down to just nursing when he woke up in the middle of the night. Otherwise, my supply was just so low and he just didn't have the interest/patience to nurse. I thought I'd be sad, but I'm actually totally fine with it! Drake was so over it so I don't feel like I'm depriving him at all. However, washing bottles is such a pain...

-Loves being outside. If we even crack the door, he bolts. We just laid some new sod in our backyard and I can't wait until I can just throw both those boys back there to play again :)

-Still only says dada. No other words yet. I don't know if my expectations were skewed because Carter had a 5 word vocab at 5 months, but I was a little worried. Google says first words usually happen around their first birthday so that helped my mama heart a bit! He will sit through books a little better now though so I think that should really help!

-Loves bath time. Will bolt whenever he hears the bathroom door open, which is sometimes a big hassle since we're in the middle of potty training Carter

-Has so much hair. The kid really needs a haircut but I just can't imagine him sitting still for someone yet.

-Speaking of hair...he pulls my hair at any chance he gets and YIKES it hurts!!

-Still loves climbing all over me and smacking me in the face while I'm on the ground. He basically just beats me up all day long but I just can't ever be mad at him...his face is too cute.

We love you Drakey boy! Can't believe we're starting to think about your BIRTHDAY PARTY!!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Drake - 9 Months

Holy smokes, this kid killed it in his photoshoot today. All smiles, all heart eyes, all the time.

At 9 months Drake,

Has two new top teeth that started to poke through to accompany his bottom two teeth. There looks to be another tooth on the top left coming through as well, but I'll believe it when I see it! I said the same thing about a bottom tooth and it tucked back under. He had been acting pretty crabby for a few days and we thought it was from a change in his diet, but then his teeth poked on through! His smile is even cuter now, if that's possible.

Crawls SO fast, especially when he notices Carter walking away from a favorite toy. He knows he only has a limited amount of time to snatch it. He also climbs up on everything, can climb stairs and walks along furniture. Luckily his clumsy stage was pretty short and he now knows how to get down from anything pretty gracefully. He still tries some pretty dangerous stunts but since but I don't feel like I have to hover over him all the time, which has been great.

Finally is starting to be a bit vocal. His first word was....drumroll.....
Dada, of course. Not shocked about that in the least. He's obsessed with his Daddy. He pronounces it closer to "duh duh" but we're counting it!

Definitely prefers adult food over pureed baby food. Looking back, I feel like he has always kind of been this way. He's a great eater (obviously) and has never gagged once on anything. Honestly, it is much easier going the baby-led weaning route so I don't mind one bit. However, we still keep some packs of veggie baby food on hand for those nights that the rest of us just have pizza ;)

Is still in size 4 diapers but needs to wear at least 18 month clothing. Him and Carter share the same size swim diaper and some clothing haha

Is a pretty terrible napper still. We're at the point where he'll take his short morning nap (30-40 mins) in the car seat when we go for an errand and his longer afternoon nap (1-1.5 hrs) in the swing. He does decent at sleeping in his crib at night but for whatever reason he just will not stay down for naps. I vaguely remember Carter doing the same thing and growing out of it though so I'm not loosing hope. I've also learned that a swing nap is better than no nap, so we're rolling with it.

LOVES Carter. That boy can get him laughing like no other. I am just obsessed with their relationship and am starting to be happy that we had them so close together. Key word: starting.

Has had way more junk food than Carter ever had at his age. Carter never tasted chocolate or ice cream or pizza or anythinggg until he was at least a year old. Drake on the other hand...whoops

Loves the water, especially the splash pad. Totally laughs when he gets sprayed in the face. Makes my life easy because it happens quite often

Is developing some pretty wild, unruly hair. I think he would definitely benefit from a little trim around his ears and off the top. However, I think a fairy loses their wings every time a less-than-one-year-old gets a haircut, so I'll wait just a few more months.

Still slays me with those enormous blue eyes. I am completely immune to them and I recognize that I'm in big trouble.

LOVES it when I lay on the ground and let him crawl all over me. Bonus points if he gets to pull my hair.

Hasn't seemed to develop any type of stranger danger yet, he'll still let anyone hold him

Is still the most wiggly kid in the universe and cannot sit still for the life of him. Sometimes I get tired just watching how busy my kids are

Will grant you a huge smile from simply just giving him eye contact. It's the best.

Is really only called Drake if he's being naughty (Draaaaake). Otherwise, he's Drakey, Drakers, Drakey Pakey or Draker Paker

Drakey baby your family loves you so much and feel so blessed that we can call you ours.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Drake - 8 Months

I feel horrible, I totally skipped 7 months! I was drowning with my new calling of YW President and then the subsequent camp fundraiser two weeks later and then a big car show for my work two weeks after that I was pretty much spent. But I cannot skip this one because there are just too many milestones!

At 8 months, Drake

-Is full fledged crawling now. He went from 0 to 10 basically overnight, kind of wild! He never really did the army crawling thing like Carter did. I will admit, it was kind of nice having him crawl a little later at 7 months vs 5 months with Carter.

-Also can pull himself up on furniture if it's low enough.Yikes.

-Has two front bottom teeth. Richard and I could have sworn that a third one was coming in at the bottom but it seemed to have retracted? Lol who knows

-Still sleeping it the pack n play. He was in his crib for awhile but then he learned how to pull up and we haven't lowered it yet.

-Is also still a pretty terrible sleeper. He will have a few good nights a week where he will give me a 6 hour stretch but most of the time he's up every 3 hours. I am a complete zombie. Logistically I just can't figure out a way to sleep train him without him waking up Carter in the process. Ideas are welcome.

-Loves him some food! Doesn't seem averted to anything and is really good about chewing and handling his food. We give him baby food but also just any of our food that is softer from our plates. He's doing great!

-Is just the sweetest little baby in the entire world. All you have to do is look at him and he'll give you the biggest smile and his eyes light up and *sigh* he's such a dreamboat. I still get comments anytime I take him anywhere because of his sweet countenance and big blue eyes.

-Has me questioning his hair color again. Looks blonde indoors but reddish outdoors. He also has a lot more hair than Carter did at this age. It reminds me of little duckling down, so cute!

-Is still super wiggly and loves to pull hair. Both of which makes holding him for long periods of time kind of difficult.

-Still loves Carter and is constantly crawling all over him. Carter is very patient but is not the biggest fan of all the physical attention.

-Is actually kind of into binkies now! I tried it about a month or so ago when he was teething and he took right too it.

-Fits into 12-18 month clothes and is still in size 4 diapers. If I'm in a pinch though, he can wear Carter's diapers and clothes.

-Loves his Daddy and is so soothed by him. Richard can put him to sleep by just holding him. He's a total miracle worker.

-Is a bit cuddle bug. He will give lots of good nuzzles right in our necks/shoulders

-Reacts to funny things or things that he's excited about by making this pterodactyl sound by inhaling. It is such a weird little noise. I have it on video but I'm too lazy to upload it.

-Makes me so, so tired but also makes me want 1,000 more babies just like him. We love you baby Drake