[Pre] School Pictures

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This is his first full PreK school year at his Montessori school that he’s been attending since being a toddler. Last year he went just 2 days a week from 8am – 3pm and this year we enrolled him in for 3 days which he has been great for everyone especially with Lexi around.

 

4 Month Update

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This month has been pretty good, we battled her first mini-cold brought home from Cayden which I’m pretty sure he got at school. She wasn’t too miserable, just a runny nose and was good after a day or so. Cayden’s lingered a bit longer but overall it wasn’t too bad, and thankfully I didn’t really catch it.

The weather has slowly been getting warmer which has allowed us to venture outside a bit more. Anything above a negative 18 is good for me.

This last week we ordered and got our double BOB stroller with the intent of jogging with both. And by jogging, I mean Daddy. That thing is a beast to push and quite so with two kids in tow. But both love being in the stroller and she is bundled up in her carseat which then attaches to the BOB.

She is all over the place with sleep. Some nights she’ll wake up once around 3am to nurse and then falls back asleep. I was about to sing her praises until the next few nights she woke up every 2 hours to snack, cuddle and then fall back asleep. Which now she is loving the co-sleeper (whereas Cayden screamed bloody murder if he was set inside it) next to me at night. I set her SnuggleMe pillow inside the co-sleeper and it created a nice little nest for her to snooze in. Last night I ditched the SnuggleMe and let her sleep on the co-sleeper and she did pretty good, except she is so wiggly that she broke out of the swaddle twice during the night.

Day time naps have been pretty good, and she is usually sleeping while Cayden is up and once Cayden goes down for his nap, she is up. The sweet vicious cycle of naps that is keeping me trapped in this house. We did manage to go out for a walk yesterday and hit up a few parks along the way.

 

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Oh this girl.

Her official non-official weight was about 12lbs at our last Milk Club visit. This great studio in Boulder hosts a weekly Milk Club (breastfeeding and formula) were you can bring baby to hang out, chat with other moms and of course weigh your baby. We have her official check up later this week so I’m excited to see how much she weighs.

She has also found her voice this week. We went out on Valentine’s day for lunch and she chatted and squeaked the entire time. Then promptly crashed as we walked out of the restaurant and snoozed the entire way home.

 

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She giggles and is overall a pretty happy baby. She is so close on rolling over and it’s just been pissing her off in the evenings when she is doing floor/tummy time.

Cayden adores her and constantly asks where she is when she is not in sight. And slowly he has learned how to talk quietly and softly when she is sleeping but we are still working on that.

 

 

3 Months – Side by Side

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and then my heart exploded into itty bitty pieces

seriously?

Bedtime Shenanigans

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A month ago we transitioned our 2.5 year old from the crib to a big boy bedroom complete with his own twin bed.

With another one on the way, we wanted to give ample time for BabyBird to adjust to a new room and not feel like he was kicked out of the nursery because of his sister. Just so they don’t start off on the wrong foot and all.

Now before I go on – I have to say that he loved his crib and was a great sleeper. He went to bed every night without a fuss {we had a set bedtime routine that we’ve been doing since he was 4+ months old} and usually once we laid him down in his crib he was out and we didn’t hear a peep out of him until the morning. And for how tall he is, he never once climbed out of his crib. Not once. So foolish me thought the transition to a big boy bed wouldn’t be much of a problem. Ha!

I know he is just testing his boundaries and at this point he fully understands what is going on and what he is doing. He is a professional procrastinator and he is using every delay tactic known to mankind to push back bedtime – can I blame him? Not really. It’s part of growing up.

Every night he will tip toe out of his room, and slowly and quietly walk down the stairs to find us. We usually hear him and tell him to go back to bed. He will protest and tell us what is wrong and asks for us me to come upstairs and tuck him in again.

Here are some of my favorite reasons as to why he is out of bed:

:: I’m having a hard time sleeping

:: I need to blow my nose

:: I need a tiny sip of water

:: I’m just a little bit thirsty

:: I’m still hungry

:: Fix my pillow

:: Fix my blanket

:: One more story

:: I need to go potty

:: I can’t find Sophie/MeMe

:: I need a bandaid

:: I need a kiss on my boo-boo

:: I feel down and broke my crown {courtesy of Jack & Jill}

and my all time favorite…

:: I’m mad at you {directed at me – stab to the heart kid}

Some nights it takes several attempts and can last hours. While other nights it takes just a few and he falls asleep. But he knows how to work the system. But once he is asleep we don’t hear from him until the morning when his SleepBuddy {toddler alarm clock} turns off and he happily marches into our room & loudly proclaims that it’s morning all the while being just 2 inches away from my face.