Sunday, October 19, 2014

Rolling and Jumping

I feel a little bad that I didn't get one of Beatrix's early rolls on camera.  Tillie and Teddy I caught within the first three or so.  Bea would always roll in her crib so I never saw it.  I made this video in early September, but I forgot to take it off my brother's camera until I borrowed it recently.  It's also pretty blurry, because I really don't know what I'm doing when it comes to his camera.

Now she's a pro at rolling.  She's also recently got the hang of her jumperoo.

Friday, October 17, 2014

6 Months

Beatrix is half a year old!

Sleep:  It's getting better-ish?  We've recently started letting her sleep with a mini-muslin blanket and it seemed to help her sleep better.  She usually wakes only 2-3 times a night wanting a pacifier and to be rolled over.  She goes to bed between 7:30 and 8:00pm and wakes up between 7:00 and 7:30am.  She typically takes 2 naps a day.  One is at 9:30 and the other is around 1:30.  Hopefully within a week I'll write a post about our daily schedule, mostly because I find it interesting to look back on.

Food: She's still taking 6oz bottles at 7:30, 11:45, 4:00 and 7:30.  She gets half a jar of baby food(usually a veggie) around 12:30 and a whole jar(usually a fruit) around 5:30pm.  Her favorite at this point is pears with cinnamon and oatmeal.

Play: She likes her jumperoo and exersaucer.  She takes any toy she can and puts it in her mouth.  She's started playing peek-a-boo with her blankets and it's adorable.   Her favorite song is Skinnamarink, but she also likes You Are My Sunshine.  She likes to screech and is getting really good at jumping.  She loves to smile, laughs easily and is a big hamball.

Movement:  Girlfriend starting sitting up on her own two weeks ago.  It's the earliest of all my kids and I'm glad she's doing it early because it makes my life easier.  She can roll both ways, but prefers rolling back to stomach.  If I set her up by the side of the crib she can hold the rail and stand up -- and she thinks she's hot stuff while doing it.  She tries to get herself up on all fours, but she can't manage it yet.

Size: Her doctor's appointment isn't until Monday, but I can tell she's getting taller.  I had to switch out all her footie pajamas last week to 6-12m or 6-9m because she was too tall for 3-6m.  In all other clothes she's wearing 3-6m, except one pair of Gap skinny jeans in 6-12m that seemed to run small.  She's using size 3 diapers.  Still no teeth, but one(or two) bottom one(s) is(are) getting closer.  Her hair is light brown and her eyes are blue.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Teddy's Birthday Questions - 3 Years Old

So, uh, 6 days late isn't too bad, right?

Starting at age 3, every year on their birthday you ask the same questions and see how their answers change over the years! 

1. What is your favorite color? Blue
2. What is your favorite toy? Red Firetruck
3. What is your favorite fruit? Peach 
4. What is your favorite tv show? Paw Patrol, the scary Paw Patrol.  You 'nember that scary Paw Patrol?
5. What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? Carrots.  No, not carrots, pickles. (Uh, he eats neither.)
6. What is your favorite outfit? My robot shirt.
7. What is your favorite game? Video game.  (What video game, you don't play them?) Bubble Guppies video game.  That's what it's called.
8. What is your favorite snack? Raisins.
9. What is your favorite animal? Dalmatian
10. What is your favorite song? My favorite song is Twinkle Little Star.
11. What is your favorite book? It's about an ambulance.  The ambulance book is in my bed.
12. Who is your best friend? Tillie
13. What is your favorite cereal? Cap'n Crunch.  Cap'n Crunch is a cereal.
14. What is your favorite thing to do outside? Play with everything.
15. What is your favorite drink? Water. Water in my water bottle.  And apple juice and cider!
16. What is your favorite holiday? Um, Thanksgiving.  And Halloween.  And all the things.
17. What do you like to take to bed with you at night? My cozy blankie from when I was a baby.  And a Henry blankie.  And dinosaurs.
18. What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? Cap'n Crunch.
19. What do you want for dinner on your birthday? Cake!
20. What do you want to be when you grow up? A Firefirghter.  And Tillie's gonna be a doctor.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Owl Always Love You

Tillie, 2009 (6 months)

Teddy, 2012 (1 year)

Beatrix, 2014(5.5 months)

Also, Tillie and Teddy can still get it on.  I'd say I got my monies worth out of this hat.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

School Rules

Tillie recently took home a few Scholastic Reading Club papers from school.  Today we were looking at some of the online previews so she could decide which book to order.  (Grandma gave her(and Ted) book money!)  I read her this sample of Pinkalicious School Rules.

Tillie paused for a moment, then said, "I think a school rule would be 'No Unicorns at School'."

Thursday, September 18, 2014


My cousin's daughter was over to play for a little bit yesterday afternoon.  They wanted to play outside, so I sent them to get their shoes.  Dia and Ted both came back crying about shoes, so I went to see why.  Turns out they were fighting over their shoes.  They're the same size and same color.

Dia's are in better condition, so if was easy to see whose were whose.  These 2nd cousins are quite fond of each other.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

5 Months

Look who's 5 months old today!

Sleep:  Oy vey.  Nighttime sleep is Bea's nemesis.  No, really.  For the two weeks before she turned 4 months she was walking once to eat.  A few days later she started waking up 20 bajillion times a night.  Or 11.  I lost count.  We stopped feeding her at night, but still still wakes up a ton.  We giver her a pacifier and roll her back over.  Sometimes she goes right back to sleep, sometimes it takes 2-5 tries.  During the day she usually takes 3 naps.  One thing that I find remarkable is that if she wakes up from a nap too early I can usually get her back to sleep by just giving her a pacifier/quick tummy rub.  Probably because she gets so much practice at night.  She goes to bed around 7:30-8:30 at night and gets up for the day around 7:15.  Her naps are usually around 9:15a,  1:30/2:00p and a short one around 4:30p.

Food: Bea now gets 4 6oz bottles a day at 7:30a, 11:30a, 3:30p and 7:30p.  Sometimes they're a little late due to naps or school pick-up.  2 weeks ago we started her on solid food and she LOVES it.  She has one jar of 1st foods around 5:30 every night.  She was indifferent to oatmeal, but has loved peas, green beans and sweet potatoes.

Play: Oh, this girl is a smiler.  She smiles with her whole face.  She can pick up toys to put them in her mouth and loves watching Tillie and Teddy play.  My mom let her hold Tillie's doll Aggie the other day and Beatrix was mesmerized.  She loved looking at the eyes and touching the face.  She adores her muslin blankies likes to snuggle them to her face.  She likes it when you sign her songs and giggles like crazy when you tickle her.  She rolls from her back to stomach all. the. time.  I think she's rolled from her stomach to back once or twice, but I suspect it was on accident.  She wants to be able to sit up so badly, but she just can't do it yet.

Size.  I don't know how much she weighs, but I know she's getting bigger.  I was still squeezing her in some 0-3m outfits, but I packed them all away last week.  She fits nicely into 3-6m clothes, but 3-6m shoes are still too big.  I think her foot is a size 1.  0-3m socks fit best.  She's in size 2 diapers.  We can feel one tooth still trying to break through, but it's been slow going on that front.  Her hair is still light brown and her eyes are still blue.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Labor Day Weekend, 5 Years Apart

Beatrix Mae, 4.5 months

Matilda Jean, 4 months

They're wearing a white dress that was mine as a baby.  I wish we had spent the day at Grandma's cottage like we got to in 2009.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Back to School Shopping

This afternoon during nap time Tillie and I went to the mall by ourselves so she could pick out a new school outfit.  I told her we could go to H&M, Gap and J. Crew but if we didn't find anything we could go to the consignment shop in Ada to get a Matilda Jane dress.  (I was kind of hoping she'd vote for the consignment shop...)

We walked into H&M and she immediately picked out this dress.

I had told her she could pick whatever she liked, but since I liked this pattern better I wanted her to at least try it on.

I still liked the plum dress better, but she still liked the stripe so that's what we bought. She said she didn't even need to go to any other stores!

We still walked through Gap and J. Crew, but the only other thing we bought was a cake pop.

Also, the Starbucks barista still remembers my name and I haven't worked in the mall for nearly 2 years!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

4 Months

Bitty Bea is 4 months old!  Here's what she's up to:

Sleep:  I'm going to shoot myself in the foot with this, because every and any time I talk about a possible schedule Bea may or not have it goes to pot.  Eh, the 4 month sleep regression is bound to start soon anyway, so what the heck.  She goes to bed between 8:30-10:30 at night.  Usually it's closer to 9:30-10.  She tends to wake up once in the night around 3ish to eat 4oz.  She's usually awake from 30-60 minutes.  Tim and I take turns doing that.  (I am SO not ready for school to start in that regard!)  He says I get her back to sleep faster, and that may be true.  She tends to get up for the day around 7, sometimes sooner, occasionally later.  She probably takes 4 naps a day, but they're not too predictable.  She usually has one around 9, but that's the only one I could tell you.

Food: All formula and she takes 4-5oz at a time. We have one small liner(Playtex Drop-Ins) left, so I'm going to try moving up to 5-6oz bottles and hopefully giving them less often.  Until a week ago she was taking 5 bottles a day, but recently she added an extra one before bed.  We might start oatmeal this month.  It still seems like too much work at this point.

Play:  She constantly has her hands, blanket or clothes in her mouth, unless she has a pacifier.  She adores her siblings and loves it when the dance for her or tell her stories.  I made a Pandora channel of music for her that always calms her down.  She seems to like music more than Tillie and Teddy did, which is something because they both enjoyed it too.  She squeals, laughs and "talks" a lot.  Til and Ted always want me to interpret what she's "said".  We got the excersaucer out and she likes being up and able to see the room better.  I think in a few weeks we'll get the Jumperoo out.  I suspect she'll love it.  She continues to have the best smiles in the world and loves her muslin swaddle blankies

Size:  We had her 4 month appointment on Friday, so I know she's 14lbs 3.5oz(53%).  That's about a pound bigger than Tillie was at this age and half a pound bigger than Ted.  It's crazy to me that she's still only in the 53rd percentile, because she seems HUGE to me.  She's 24.25"(43%), which is about an inch shorter than other two were, that probably adds to making her seem bigger.  She can still wear 0-3m clothes though.  I've just started pulling out some 3-6m clothes and they fit okay.  She's in size 2 diapers and all her shoes are still to big -- even the size 1!  Tim and I think we can see the beginning of a tooth under her gums, which seems so early, but her hand chewing makes sense with that.  Her hair is still dark, but may be slightly lighter.  It's hard to tell because it's a bit fluffier.  Her eyes are still blue.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Bunk Beds

Guess where Tillie and Teddy are sleeping right now?
Yep!  In the same room.  Tim finished putting the bunks together this morning, with some help from Ted.

The first nap/rest time was a success -- after Tim reminded them to be quiet.  They both fell asleep!

Now to move around names, wall art and add some more "Teddy" touches.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

3 Months

Happy 3 months little girl!  We moved home from Camp today and Tim realized that at this point she's spent half of her life there!

She's a happy girl who love to smile and tries so hard to laugh.  She gets a few chuckles out every now and then.  She typically wakes up once a night to eat and it's getting easier to get her right back to sleep.  She doesn't have a typical day of naps, but I can sense that's coming.  She's on 100% formula now and takes 4oz bottles.  We just moved her into size 2 diapers, but size 1 still fits, just not over night.  I didn't want to get stuck with  half a box that wouldn't fit so we just decided to size up.  She wears 0-3m clothes, but a few one-piece outfits are getting too short.  She spits up a lot after eating, but nothing as annoying as Teddy did.  She still loves her pacifier(just switched from 0+ to 0-6m) and muslin blankies.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

$1 Sale

Hey! We're still alive and well, but limited computer options make it harder to post from Camp.  Everyone is tired and crabby today, so I have time during naps to post.

Even though it's a crazy madhouse I decided to brave Once Upon a Child's $1 sale this morning. We made a quick zip through the store and here's what found.
I almost put this Gymboree romper back a couple times, but it finally made the cut when I realized there are little bees on it along with the lemons.  I don't want to go crazy about bee items for Bea, but when they're subtle like that I'll do it.  The purple shirt is 18-24m Tea and I'm pretty sure I have pants that match it already.  The last 2 dresses are Baby Lulu.  The yellow should fit this fall and the pink this winter.  The terry skirt should make it cozy.  Tillie really liked that one.

This sale really has the most options for little kids, so since most of Bea's clothes are Tillie's 5 year old hand-me-downs I don't feel bad buying her a few "new" things.  The first Gymboree jumper came with the bodysuit and a diaper cover(6-12m).  The Gymboree sailor dress is 12-18m and should look a lot better after I steam it out.  The flowered dress is linen and Gap.  I've noticed that a lot of the pale blue items that look great on Tillie aren't as pretty on Bea, so this bright flowered dress will be great on hot days next summer.  The Tea tunic is the only thing I got for Til.  It's a 5 and looks huge, but I think it will be super-cute with boots and skinny jeans.

The first three dresses are all size 6-12m.  The pink dress is Angel Dear.  Beatrix looks lovely in rosy pink.  The gold Gap dress matches a skirt Tillie has for this Christmas.  The Pretty Jersey Dress is Baby Boden.  It alone was worth braving the crowds for.  I'd been to OUAC last wee when the sale items were all 50% off and didn't see this dress then.  I totally would have bought it.  I've always wanted a dress in this style -- this one is from last year and looks to be in great shape.  The white eyelet dress is Gap and will also look better after a steam.  I'm a sucker for pretty white dresses.  In fact, I'm pretty sure I have a very similar dress in ivory already.

I'm dying to go to the other store, but it's a busy day at Camp, so I guess I'll check it out Monday afternoon.  Hopefully I can still find some great things.  Oh!  And Ted got 2 swim suits, but I didn't have hangers so you don't get pictures.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

2 Months

And just like that, my little girl is two months old.

She still likes to stay awake for a large chunk of time in the middle of the night, but it's getting later(earlier?) than before.  Last night was her best night ever with only being awake from 4-5:15am.  But, now that I've talked about it I'm sure I jinxed it.  She usually is down for the night between 9:30 and 10:30.  She gets up for the day between 6:30 and 8:30 -- it varies a lot.  She can be a good napper, but it's inconsistent and not really on a schedule.  She usually is asleep during mealtimes at camp, but that's while I'm wearing her in a sling.

She's a happy girl who smiles a lot, coos occasionally and tries to laugh.  Her favorite songs are Pretty Little Baby and I'm So Fancy.  So, I guess she's conceited, but at least she has a wide taste in music?  She likes her brother's hair and holding her Aden + Anais blankets.

I don't know how much she gets when I breastfeed her, but she takes between 2-3oz of formula a feeding, except for a 4oz one around 8-9p before bed.  I think we've reached the point where she's getting more food from formula than me, but I've long since made peace with formula.

She has her 2 month appointment tomorrow, so we'll find out how big she is then and she'll get some vaccinations.  Teddy's excited to get a sticker at the office, but I suspect he'll cry when she does.  He ADORES his baby sister.  When it's time to leave the dining hall and someone else is holding her he starts calling out, "Where is Beatwix?  We need Beatwix. Dey gib her back? We NEED our Beatwix."

She's outgrown most of her newborn clothes, but there are a few outfits that still fit.  0-3m fit pretty well, but  most of it is too wide, even though the length is great.  I'm predicting a high percentage for height tomorrow with average weight.  She seems HUGE to me though.  Tillie was 8lbs 7oz at 2 months.  Bea was 8lbs 10oz at 1 month.  She wears size 1 diapers during the day and size 1-2 at night.

Her hair is still dark and not falling out at all.  Her eyes are still the newborn blue color.  Tim really hopes they turn brown.