Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Loralei At 7 & 8 Months

Well, I fell behind and know this is the only way I will catch up!

At 7 months old you got two bottom teeth!! You were drooling like crazy, and started waking up at night so I knew you had to be getting teeth. Sure enough two little white specks showed up about two weeks later. 

You say Dada and Mama with your cute little baby voice. 

At 7-1/2 months you got to eat food for the first time!! We started with apples. You weren't the biggest fan, but since then you have eaten some more. You do not like squash, bananas or green beans. You like apples, peaches, and you love pears!! So far you do not life baby puffs. And you still haven't figured out how to drink from a sippy cup. That's okay because you are still nursing like a champ.

When you turned 8 months old you moved to your own room!!! Daddy waking up early started to wake you up in the mornings so I knew it was time. You had a hard first two night, but since then you are doing great.

You go to sleep at 8. You wake up at 10 to eat one more time and then I wake you up at 7:30 to take the girls to school. You have to wake up early for soccer games and church on the weekends, but on Good Friday we didn't have to be anywhere early and you slept until 9. Come on Summer time!!

You take a great three hour nap from 10:30-1:30. Then it's time to eat and head to pick up sisters from school

You wear 24 months or 2T clothes and weigh over 27 pounds. You sit up, roll everywhere and scoot backwards, but you are not crawling yet. Honestly, I am okay with that. I do not want you growing up too soon on me. You are my last baby!

Since Ella and Layla are best friends, Lydia has claimed you are hers. She sticks close to you and prefers to play with you over Ella and Layla. It is pretty sweet if you ask me. And you will just laugh and smile at her.

You are still just so happy, content, and go with the flow. You are one precious girl!!

Friday, March 3, 2017

Loralei is 6 Months!

This month has been my favorite! You are just the sweetest baby and your smiles and big belly laughs are just the best! Oh my goodness you are so sweet and cuddly! You are 100% a momma's girl. I mean, I get it, I am also your food source so it is kind of a given that you would be attached to me, but I love it! 

Speaking of eating...still exclusively breastfed. We went to you 6 month check up and your sweet pediatrician said no need for food, you are obviously getting your calories in. 

You currently weigh 24.1 pounds. Off the charts. 
Height was off the charts too, I can't remember so I will fill in later. 
You have two bottom teeth coming in.
You still sleep great at night. Take a 3 hour nap from 11-2 and an evening nap from 5-6. Fall asleep nursing at 8, one more feeding at 10 and then I wake you up at 7 am.

You had your first snow experience! It was also super windy and you do not like wind. 

All better!

You are rolling over from tummy to back and back to tummy. And you like to eat your feet!

Look at those lashes...and lips!!

You are also a sitter now.

This picture. Oh this picture is pure gold!! My fat, happy baby!

This month more than ever Lydia is really hanging out with you are wanting to hold you and play with you more and more. I have a feeling you two are going to be big buddies.

You wear a size 4 diaper.
Size 24 month clothes.
Size 2 or 3 shoe.

 I love your silky smooth skin, your sweet fuzzy head and all of your rolls! I just kiss on you all day.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Potty Trained!

Lydia is potty trained! Woo hoo! We only have one baby in diapers now. I deserve very little praise on this one, because this girl basically potty trained herself. She had been telling for months when her diaper was was, she would take it off and throw it in the trash. She loves to be naked. So, the next step was she would be naked all day, ask for a diaper, pee in it and then throw it away. 

Almost three months ago we got her a potty. She was completely pee pee potty trained in three days. Poop was a little harder, she still wanted her diaper. Once she went in the potty though she got the hang of it. 

We spent a solid week at home basically naked, except at night. She didn't have any accidents. We also noticed she was waking up completely dry too. She picked out some panties at the store, she got Sophia and Doc Mcstuffins.

 I mean, look at that little hiney!!

So 100% potty trained by 28 months. I will take it!! I am so proud of her. 

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Loralei is 5 Months!

(I have fallen a moth behind, because you are 6 months old today, but today we are talking 5 months!)

You are five months old! Not a lot has changes since you were four months old. Other than weight! That is constantly going up! You are at 22 pounds and 24 month pants are required. You can still wear 18 month onesies, but sleepers and pants must be bigger. Those thighs aren't fitting in anything smaller. 

Your sleep is still fabulous! You go to sleep at 9, I wake you up at 7 a.m. By 9 you are ready to go back to sleep. You nap for two hours and then you are up until 2 when it is time to go pick up big sisters. You fall asleep in the car and stay asleep until we are home, usually 3:30. You take another evening nap and then repeat.

You are still exclusively breast fed. We will talk foods in a couple of months. YOu have also decided that pacifiers just really aren't your thing. You used to take one for me every now and again, but now you won't at all.

You still aren't rolling over, but you can do tummy time like a pro.

You love your sisters, bath time, snuggles, and chewing on anything. You don't like when Mom leaves the room...that's about it. You truly are the easiest baby we have had. 

Monday, January 9, 2017

Ella's 8th Birthday

Ella turned 8 on January 6! I can not believe I have an 8 year old! And what an amazing 8 year old she is! She is the most caring, kind, sweet, loving, affectionate, thoughtful kid there is. She hardly ever complains and help me with her little sisters. She and Layla are best friends, yes they still fight like sisters, but they love each other so much and enjoy everything even more when they share it with each other. And she loves carrying Lydia around and helping her and she dotes on Loralei and loves to sit and hold her. She just has the sweetest heart. 

And as an extra birthday surprise, it SNOWED! Yes, Texas snow, but still snow! 

 Friday was her birthday and we went to Chuck E. Cheese, played all the games, ate pizza and cotton candy. Then we went shopping for her birthday party and home to go to her friend's house for a sleepover. They share a birthday so she was excited to get to spend the night with her friend.

Saturday Trey took Ella and Layla to see Moanna. Ella wanted to have lunch at Gloria's so after the movie we enjoyed a delicious lunch. For her birthday she wanted her best friend to spend the night. I let Layla pick a friend too so she wouldn't annoy the big girls as much.

They decorated a shirt with puff paint and markers to sleep in at night with their matching pajama pants I got them.

 My little artist loves to draw.

 Once the shirts were done we watched a movies, and ate pizza.
 Cake time! My sweet girl asked for a funfetti cake, so I baked her one. Not the prettiest cake, but it was yummy and it was just what she asked for.

And what sleepover would be complete without pie in the face?

Poor Ava got pied twice!

And everyone got pied, but Layla.

 Yep, she didn't want to be left out! Yep, she got pied!

 Finally time to wind down and play Minecraft on her new Wii U.

We finished off our birthday weekend with a shopping trip to Justice, thanks for the gift card Mom! We completed all of the birthday activities that Ella wanted and had such a great weekend!