Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Theo at 5 months

Theodore James, first let me just say what a little light you are in our lives. You are just the sweetest happiest little guy. 

Anyone who ever goes to get you out of bed in the morning or after a nap will comment on what a great smile you give them when you see someone is coming to get you, it's the best. You love to laugh and giggle, and kisses on your neck and chin(s) are sure to get a laugh from you. You are so easy to get to smile and we love it. 

Although you love mommy and daddy this last month your love for Sawyer has really grown. Sawyer always makes you smile and laugh. You love when he sings to you or the way he gets so close to your face and talks to you. You will just track him all around the room and just watch his every move. 

You still love bath time. When I take you into the bathroom to start the water you immediately get so happy and if you were fussy at all you calm right down. Then while your tubby is filling up i take you to your bedroom to get you naked and you always flip out and start crying like you think I'm not going to put you in the tub after all. And as soon as you see the tub again, completely calm. You definitely take after your daddy in that aspect! ;) 

We have tried a few foods and no surprise, you can't get enough. We've tried cereal, avocado, and peas. You love it all but I think peas are your fave. 

We went through a real rough sleep regression from about 3 1/2 months until about 2 or 3 weeks ago. You were waking up 2 sometimes more times a night and were never napping longer than 45 minutes. Thank the lord we are finally moving past that. You are waking up once at night now (sometimes twice, but sometimes not at all) and nap for about an hour and a half usually. And I'll take it! 

You're starting to sit up with some assistance and it's so adorable. You can roll from belly to back but not back to belly yet even though you try real hard. You have also started being able to lay on your tummy and you spin around on your little mat looking at your different toys. You have found your toes and are holding them and trying to suck on them constantly. You have also found your voice and are turning into quite the little jibber jabber! 

You do not like to be left alone in a room. If I leave you on your mat and take sawyer to the bathroom or run to the bathroom myself, or just anything... after a minute you will let out one little high pitched yell. It's like you're saying "hey, I'm still in here, don't forget about me!" It's quite funny. 

You also do not like to be too hot. Some of the only times we've seen you really not pleased or grumpy is when we've been outside for too long and you definitely let us know you're uncomfortable. We went camping last month and it was quite hot and you were not a fan. When we got home from the camping trip and back into the air conditioned house it was like you flipped a switch and we're all the sudden your happy self again. 

I think you are going to be a thumb sucker. You still take your binky and like it to go to sleep at night but you have your fingers or thumb in your mouth all the time. You also have started to play with your lovey and snuggle it against your face and it makes my heart explode. I love it. 

Theo, my little love. We love you so much and have loved watching your little personality come out. You are the perfect addition to our family and we just cannot get enough of your sweet soul. 


Thursday, May 25, 2017

3 month old Theo

Theo I can't believe you are 3 months old already! You are getting so big and such a little joy. Here's a little bit about you at 3 months: 
You are so happy and smiley. Basically all anyone needs to do is look at you and say hi and you give them the biggest cheesiest grin. Even though your smiles are pretty easy to earn, the laughs are hard to come by! Kiki made you laugh for the first time at the beginning of the month and it wasn't until Daddy's birthday, almost two weeks later, before you did it again! They're still not a regular thing, but we are obsessed when we do get one! 

You love playing patty cake. You love your brother. Any attention from him gets the happiest smiles and coos in response. You love your changing table. You just flap your arms and kick like crazy. And you love your bouncy chair. Sometimes in the evening before bedtime you prefer to chill there then to have anyone holding you. 
You are still so spitty! I always need to have a burprag near by or have a bib on you. Ruining cute outfits on the daily. 
You have rolled over a handful of times but I don't think there's any skill involved yet. Just pure anger and luck that's doing it for you! 

Your legs are getting so strong! You love to push yourself off the arm of the couch when you're nursing and you're starting to be able to hold up some weight when we put you in a standing position. 
You also are able to sit in the bumbo now. Your neck is just a little bit wobbly still, but you mostly got it!
You were baptized the weekend before last and it was so special! Your godparents Karissa and Krieg were there to celebrate with us, along with some of our friends and family. You were so good through the service and the actual baptism and when Father Rodger poured the water over your head you got the sweetest little smile on your face! It was like you knew what was happening and could just feel the holy spirit coming to live in you. It made my heart so happy. 

This month you are officially bigger than your (1 month older) cousin Charlee! We had to pass our extra size 1 diapers diapers down to her, and I have a feeling that will be the trend. You are mostly in 3-6 month clothes now. Some of your 0-3 month jammies still fit and most of the onesies still do but definitely none of the pants or shorts! 
You were sleeping through the night like a champion (10pm-7am) but mom went and messed with your schedule and now you are sleeping 7pm to 4am, quick snack and then back down until 7ish. 

We all just love you so much and feel so blessed that you are apart of our family!