Thursday, July 28, 2011

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Landon Brennan is 3 Months

What a fun month we have had big guy! You have done so well adjusting to an on the go lifestyle and are truly such an easy baby. Of course it helps having your Grammy and Aunties around all the time, but I think you'd still feel easy either way. It has been so fun enjoying you around everyone, but i'm sad to say that your Daddy officially missed your whole third month. Luckily you didn't hit any huge milestones, but it's still sad how much he's missing. He gets plenty of pictures daily though and can't wait to see you :)

Sizes:

I'm not sure how much you weigh this month. We have no check-up for you third month, but we will have some stats on you for you four month check up next month. You have worn the same onesie for you first, second, and third month pictures, but i'm pretty sure you won't be fitting in it for the fourth month. You are in six month sleepers, but still fit fine in your three month clothes. You are also still in size two diapers.


Eating:

I am sad (sort of) to say that we officially stopped breast feeding the week we got to Florida. I kind of knew that the move might be the end of it, and it was for the best. I was really uncomfortable a lot and being on the go more often was going to just make it worse. Plus it gives me the opportunity to focus on Ryder some while everyone else can feed you. You are now on the larger playtex bottles taking five ounces at each feeding. It always seem everyone else has set times on the clock they feed their babies. You have set times during our schedule, but not an exact time on the clock. When you are eating no one can look at you or you break out into a huge grin and it's impossible to get you focused again. Although it's super cute it really can drag on a feeding.


Ryder started on baby cereal at two months. I'm not sure why I haven't started you. You are sleeping great and seem happy so I just don't feel the need. With Ryder I was so excited for every milestone to hit and start new things. I'm trying to keep you my teeny tiny baby for as long as possible and am pushing nothing :)



Sleep/Schedule:


Oh I love you for your sleep schedule!!! I think you slept through the night over half the nights this month. You slept through the night six nights straight at point even! When you do feed in the night it's only one time and takes all of twenty minutes before we're both passed out. Unfortunately you are having to sleep in my room due to space, but are always in your crib. You are a heavy sleeper so it's not too much of an issue. You never wake up with all my moving around, talking to Daddy late at night on the phone, or the tv being on. You wake up between 7 and 7:30 in the morning. I feed you a bottle and you stay awake for 1-2 hours. You then tend to take a nap that last about 30-60 minutes. It's a nice time to get a quick shower and ready for the day. You are then awake for about two-ish hours and take a longer nap (some days) during the middle of the day. Some days you do it at the same time as your brother and it's amazing! The afternoons you tend to take quick naps, eat on demand, and still get fussier then usual around 5-8. At 8:30 it's like a switch turns off and you pass out for the night. It's makes the fussier time more bearable knowing it'll come to an end and you sleep good :)


Personality:

You keep coming to life more and more every day. Your smiles are still ridiculous. You seriously smile all day. We barely have to look your direction and your smiling. It honestly melts my heart each and every time. You are really babbling to us, and it's as if you think you are funny the way you laugh back at us. My favorite time for you to show off your personality is when we first wake up in the morning and are laying in bed after your bottle. You are so full of life!


We recently pulled out the Bumbo seat and you are discovering a whole new world. You love to be able to sit up on your own and interact with us. We put the activity mat in front of you and have been putting toys in front of you. You bat your arms around uncontrollably to try to get them.


Your favorite toy is definitley your fists. When you are laying around content you love to put them in your mouth and make loud sucking noises. You still take your paci as well. We moved you from the newborn ones to the 0-6 month ones. I don't think you have it in your mouth as much as Ryder did, but you definitley like it. At night we give it to you for bed, but you tend to spit it out before you actually fall asleep. I'm really glad you don't need it to sleep.


Your Looks:


I am very sad to report that the biggest change this month is your missing mohawk. Most of your longer hair is now gone, and there is just a lot of darker peach fuzz on top. Your hair has lightened up significantly since birth, but is still on the browner side.


The sides and back of our hair has taken on that typical three month baby look. It is very patchy and bald in spots that you have rubbed it off from sleeping on it too much. It makes me crazy, and I wish there was something I could do about it.


Your skin is so amazing now! I just give you a typical bath and rub lotion on you like a normal baby. I truly believe getting you out of Arizona had a lot to do with it. I am so glad to not be fighting that battle anymore.


I really think you have filled out a lot more this month. You're quite the little chunker.

Little Brother/Big Brother:

Ryder loves you so much! He's always looking out for you and telling people to be careful around you. Since we have brought out some toys for you he has started to try to play with you some. I'm very rarely nervous with him around you which I never expected. He still shows zero jealousy towards you which I love. In general he still only really shows attention to you a few minutes a day, but continues to sleep with his baby Landon doll. One night this month you were really upset when I took him upstairs to put him to bed, and he got his "little brother" teddy and gave it to his doll as if to make you feel better. Ryder tells me all the time he can't wait for you to get big so you can play with him. We'll see how he really feels when that happens!


Your third month has been a joy with you baby! I hope you stay my sweet cuddly baby for many months to come :)


We Love You!



P.S. - Big Brother is officially potty trained!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Praise the Lord!!!! :)

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

What We're Up To

Life has been non stop these days, as I knew it would be when we got here. Its exhausting, but I wouldn't have it any other way. Ryder goes swimming daily, we've been to the $1 movies, bowling, had friends over lots, and even cleaned the garage out this weekend. That was so not fun! Lots of fun to see and unpack lots of our stuff, but exhausting.

Big news around here.... Ryder is potty training!!! It's not 100%, but we are definitely full on potty training. He wears underwear exclusively (or nude as he prefers) while awake at home, and doesn't wet his diapers while he sleeps. I'm just not ready to face wet sheets yet. I figured we will start that when I run out of diapers. I haven't had a wet diaper in days! He runs right to the potty and goes. Poop is a little harder. He went once on the potty, had an accident once, and on the bathroom floor last night. He acts as if it's hurting him so we got him some fiber gummies to hopefully help with the situation. While on the go we've been switching it up. I know we just need to do undies, but I need some time to have confidence in him.

Landon is great... Sleeping through the night lots! I'll have a full post up about him this weekend when he turns three months. Three months already! Can you believe it?!

Our Internet has been down since a nasty storm over the weekend so I'm blogging from my phone once again. I have some cute pictures on my camera so once our computers are functioning again I'll get them up. Until then I have some iPhone pictures.





Late night movie with Auntie Hailey











Loves wearing Daddy's Phiten necklace :)





Hard at work





Rough life this guy has





We love to send Daddy pictures in the morning... This is just one of many





This little guy is such a fish... Would swim all day every day if someone would stay in with him





Trying to feed the big guy











This is Connor. His Mommy and I connected over the Internet due to having lots of things/friends in common. Kind of one of those "how did we not already know each other" kind of things. We got the boys together once when they were babies when we were living in Sarasota for rehab. So glad we can finally hang out and hope we have lots of play dates in our future!


Dakota came over yesterday to play.



The boys playing this morning











Look at this big boy using the Bumbo!!











So sorry for such sloppy blogging since Landon has been born. It'll probably stay that way so hope it doesn't bug anyone :) I just try my hardest to get something up!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Bowling

Today we took Ryder bowling for the first time. I probably never would have taken him on our own, but they have a kids bowl free program around here so we tried it out. We had 13 kids total bowling in our group. It was a little chaotic, but I think all the kids had fun. Ryder loved it! It took him a few rounds to learn we had to take turns, but he managed to learned the concept without a tantrum so I'd consider it a success!!! He even got a strike once.... while using the ramp of course :)









Couch Potato

Ryder never really even recognized the t.v. until he was probably like two years old. Landon however is already really interested. The past couple days we've let him sit on the couch like this in the afternoon during his fussy time and he totally zones in.


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Play Time

With Landon getting a little less fragile these days we've been letting Ryder get a little closer to him.... Here they are hanging out a little yesterday. Landon is really loving this activity mat right now. It has lights that flash and music that plays. He is starting to really like when the toys move and get his arms going. He is obviously not purposely grabbing the toy, but he gets a kick out of it when he does and it gets the lights going again.





video

Monday, July 11, 2011

The Baby Whisperer

My sister Hailey has always been great with Ryder for short spans of time. I think it's just her age. Her patience run out pretty quick, and she'd be over it. Needless to say I wasn't expecting too much help from her with Landon when I got here.

Well... I thought wrong. She has seriously taken Landon on as her own personal baby doll. I can not tell you how much help she has been to me! There are nights he'll get fussy. My mom and I won't be able to truly calm him down, and she'll rock him to sleep within seconds.

Here is an example yesterday....


Passed out on here


Sunday, July 10, 2011

Chillin' by the Pool

Just some snapshots of Landon hanging out by the pool yesterday afternooon....


AND... I was not playing favorites.

This guy just wanted to boss me around instead.






iPhone Pictures

Not much room for groceries these days!

Time to get some clean boys




We were taking this picture at night in the car. Ryder told me he wanted to take a picture for Daddy. The flash was making him close his eyes. Every time we'd take one he'd say "I open my eyes this time Mommy"... They all looked just like this

Pruney toes after an afternoon swimming

:)

Testing out the high chair

And.... Daddy dyed his mohawk black

Happy Sunday :)