Tuesday, April 16, 2019

#biggywigs - 11 Months

#biggywigs | 11 MONTHS



nicknames |  baby, monkey, nugget, a play on your name

weight |  Our best guess is 26 pounds and about 31 inches.  I personally think you're taller, but we'll find out for sure next month :)

size | Mostly 24 month, you still have a few 18 month pieces that fit. Size 6 diapers solely because you need the girth around your waist.  Size 5 fits better everywhere else.

sleep |  YOU SLEEP THROUGH THE NIGHT!!!!!!!!  WOO!!!!!!!!  We finally buckled down and I night weaned you.  Took three days and you've been sleeping 630/645 to 530/545 every night since.  You may cry out if you lose your paci, but otherwise YOU SLEEP!!  You take a morning nap around 9 for about an hour and a half and another nap around 1 for a hour or so.

eats | Everything.  Anything.  You nurse three times a day (530ish, 1130ish and 630ish)  You eat breakfast around 6 with big brother, have a snack around 8 at school, lunch at 11 (I come visit you after to nurse), snack at 3, dinner at 5, and we nurse before sleep.


loves | Exploring!  You want to crawl/stand/cruise everywhere and see everything.   You LOVE books and puzzles. We read everyday and you love turning the pages and discovering them all on your own.  You are so much like your brother in this regard.  You adore him and follow him everywhere.  You LOVE food and eat everything we give you.

You also got your first massive head bruise.  Whomp whomp.  You slipped on the floor while crawling and your forehead broke your fall.  

dislikes | Waiting to eat, not getting to play with big brother, not being held by mama.

firsts |  You said AND signed your first word!!  All Done!  Haha.  You babble all day, but that phrase/word is clear as day.


Momma | I love you Monkey!!  You are such a fun baby, will all of your expressions and sounds.  I love seeing you first thing in the morning, you are all smiles and yells.  You are just so excited to nurse :)  Your cheeks are so kissable that I probably kiss them 1000 times a day and that still isn't enough.  Thank you for finally sleeping through the night.  Mama really needed it.  I can't believe your first birthday is next month!  This year has flown and I can't imagine a life without you.

Daddy |   My big, little 11 month old!  You are motoring around pretty good on your hands and knees and climbing up to standing position whenever possible.  I love how you light up when I come home from work and we see each other while you are in your highchair.  I love your giggles when big brother makes a funny face at you.  You are a curious little boy and can empty a shelf of books in almost one swipe.  I love you so much!

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Friday, April 5, 2019

Five on Friday - It's April!!

HI!

Miss me?
Haha.  Kidding.
March is my busiest month at work and I'm always partially brain dead the first week of April while I wrap up final details.  I am SO happy it's the first Friday in April!

This month we have big plans at the house.

1.
Guest Room

We have put some new nightstands and lamps, now we're waiting on the comforter and second sham to arrive.  I had ordered one sham a while back to see if I'd like it, and I can't wait to get the other pieces in!
Justin is going to trim out the windows and floors and we'll hang the window treatments this weekend.

Photos coming soon!!

2.
Paint swatching

In case you haven't heard or remember about our paint fiasco, here's a quick recap

Behr makes THREE paints called Snowfall

1. Snow Fall
2. Snowfall (expired)
3. Snow fall White

Want to know what color white we picked?

ALL THREE.

Not on purpose.  #1 was the color we purposely chose.  There was one mishap where I realized 5 minutes into painting with a new gallon that the whites weren't matching.  I compared lids and ran back to Home Depot to get a new gallon.  The names were similar but the color codes weren't. I just thought it was a mistake.

But after years of Justin buying gallons here and there, and me buying gallons here and there, we finally saw HOW different the paint was when the new floors went in.
 Some trim is very yellow and it's right next to a bright white, which is right next to a bluish white.

So this month I get to go around the house and test ALL the trim with patches of #1.  I'll paint what I can while the boys are napping, but almost all of the doors will be removed and sprayed this summer.

Thankfully all of the floor trim was done AFTER we found the paint mishap, so that's one less thing for me to paint.

UGH.

3.
Fireplace Makeover

Our mantle is pretty inefficient at blocking the heat from rising straight up.

 Our clock has become warped from the heat and no longer works.


Target had a 40% off deal and I pick out this mirror for a new aesthetic.

My inspiration:


4.
Master Bedroom Makeover

We spontaneously painted our master bedroom one night when our new carpet was installed.
We were over the green and wanted a more neutral color.

Not the best photo - but you can see the green walls and post to our four post bed.

We looked at the color options that we had (Chic Gray or Sculptors Clay by Behr) and picked Sculptors Clay since it went with our furniture more.  Sculptor's Clay has a more brown base while Chic Gray leans more towards a bluish gray base.

Then, when we put the bed back in, we decided to toss the posts.  No More Four Post Bed!
It opened the room up SO MUCH.

I took the opportunity to sell some pieces of furniture from the set in the guestroom and our room (single nightstand and a chest of drawers)
This table came this week to replace the chest of drawers in our room.  I snagged it when it was on sale for under $100.


Note - while the size and shape is perfect; it's damaged.  Two attempts to get us the right table and I said screw it.  I can paint the corners and it's in our room, so no one will see it.  

We have high hopes we can get our room trimmed this weekend as well.  I can't wait to post updated photos!

5.
Paint Kitchen Ceiling

We repainted the kitchen after new floors were put in.  The original color we picked was very.....pink.
Malted Milk by Behr

It looked like a very light brown when we swatched it.  Haha.

So we used what we had and painted it Chic Gray.  We started to paint the ceiling too, but we quickly realized that white would look better than either color.  So it's been a rainbow of colors for a while now!  Haha.




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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Happy Spring!

Another season has begun!

Happy First Day of Spring!!

We are still under snow, but the roads are finally more dry than wet/snow covered.  I "washed" my truck yesterday because I was tired of cleaning my coat every night from brushing up against it.  I went with the cheapest option at the car wash because....well it's going to be filthy again before I know it!  That 4 feet of snow has to go somewhere...

Sleep training has bombed.  I think it's because he's teething something awful.  Then again, that's my best guess.

This weekend he started waking every few hours again.  Tylenol and Ibuprofen are only doing so much.  Justin and I are slowly dying from sleep deprivation.
Pray this is a short phase and he'll go back to sleeping better ASAP.

The boys are having so much fun at school.  I love their new mobile app.  I get so many fun photos from their teachers.

Both my boys boycotted their bottles early.  This time I skipped trying lots of sippy cups and went straight to the Munchkin 360.  I bought the trainer cups (7 oz) for #biggywigs since we only have the larger 10 oz cups without handles at home.  He's doing great drinking water out of his cup!!

He also loves drinking with a straw, but blows bubbles half the time. (and the food that ends up in the water....gross)


Eating his favorite snack - PUFF PUFFS


#wiggydiggy is really into drawing people and animals now!  I love his self portrait :)
I have a special photo hanging on my door at work of our whole family inside our house. 💓

Now that the driveway is dry, Justin and #wiggydiggy spend lots of time outside after dinner soaking up the sunshine and playing in the snow.
Our temps have been in the 30s and 40s and it won't be much longer before we can see our yard again.

#biggywigs has just about outgrown his bathtub seat.  Joint bath time isn't happening as often because #wiggydiggy needs more water than #biggywigs can sit in unsupported.


Hopefully in another month or two they can both be in the bath again without the seat.  They LOVE joint bath time.

Life is in such a busy, fun, exhausting season right now.  I'm really looking forward to this spring and summer.  #biggywigs should be walking soon and I can't wait to get us outside into the sunshine every day.






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