Friday, August 30, 2019

Liam 4 Month Update

Photos with the sticker are taken on August 15 but the ones in the black onesie were taken the day he turned 4 months.

  • Weight: 15 lb 4 oz - 45th percentile 
  • Height: 28" - >99.9th percentile
  • Head Circumference: 42.2 cm - 68th percentile
  • Weight/Length Percentile: 0.2%
  • Diapers: Size 2
  • Clothing: Mostly 9 month clothing. Some 6 month ones fit. He also wears 12 month onesies sometimes. 
  • Shoe Size: N/A
  • Teeth: 0 (But 3 are super close)
(stats using WHO, CDC has weight higher and other 2 lower. I never remember which ones I use each month.)
It improved but then he had a rough 4 month sleep regression.

He eats for between 2 and 4 hours a day but most closer to 3.

Sometimes he nurses often if he had a short nap. Oftentimes he will wake up and not need to eat right away and that's so nice.  It's nice when he's out that he doesn't freak out to nurse often.

He will take a bottle easily. He drinks it so fast. But he needs over 5 oz or he just wants to nurse after.  I haven't been out of the house to have someone fully feed him so we just use what pumped milk I have without thawing any and then I just nurse. The bottles are roughly 5 oz bottles then there are larger size bottles. I don't know how much breast milk kids should eat per meal depending how old they are. I never looked it up since basically they just nurse so I don't waste my time on it.
Sample Schedule:
Well he sometimes likes to go to sleep near 7 and falls asleep near then. He may sleep 5 hours or may sleep 20 min.  Sometimes he doesn't go to sleep until 9. He wakes up 2-3 times. He may wake up and not go right back to sleep at 6 or maybe 7.  It varies so much.
Mostly the only consistent thing is that he wants to nap at 8:30 AM.
I wake him up 2-4 times a day to get places for various things. This poor kid.

Special Moments:
On July 16, Ella picked Liam up and walked with him while I was in bathroom and dropped him on his head
On July 18, Liam grabbed his foot!
On July 21, Liam has a cold. Liam spit up or threw up. I was unsure which for sure so I gave him a bath just to be sure.
On July 26, Liam had his first giggles.
On July 27, Liam rolled over back to front with slightly arm adjustment help. Then later that day he rolled over front to back.
On July 31, Liam had to wear Miles’s diaper since I changed him at preschool and his diaper bag was in the car.
On August 3, Liam was teething so bad. It was a really bad morning and just bad day. I ended up giving him Tylenol to help and it did.
On August 4, He had another bad day of teething and I gave Tylenol 1 time.
On August 5, Liam rolled over back to front for Pap-Pap on the bed. Totally unassisted.
On August 7, Ella spilled soda on Liam. Then he spit up few min later. Fun times
On August 9, Liam had an awful time going to sleep. He threw up or maybe spit up.
On August 10, Liam had major spit up. Ella changed his diaper.
On August 12, Liam caught a cold.
On August 14, Ella got him out of bed and changed his diaper.

Liam started grabbing at toys and holding onto them. He started to better self soothe by sucking on 3 of his fingers. He has started liking to stand with support a lot. He stays seated against the couch for awhile now. He wiggles down in his swing and bouncer and ends up hanging off the bottom. He talks a lot.  If he starts talking a lot and won't shut up you know he's tired. If he's talking and excited about it then he's very happy.  He smiles a lot. He will hold onto a toy but drops it pretty easily. He rolled over a lot back to front. He mainly rolls to his right side but the last few days he's practiced going to his left gets up to on his side but goes back to his back. He's rolled a few times from front to back but not as much. If he does roll and you put him back on his stomach he will roll again and again and other times not roll at all. 

Other Tidbits:
He likes to watch TV.
He likes Miles.
He likes to get swaddled.
He likes to be swaddled while sleeping.
He likes to be held sitting up.
He likes bright things. He likes to look at the brightest thing around.
He likes to lie on his back and look at his play mat.

He dislikes when Ella shrieks or comes at him out of nowhere.
He doesn't like tight hugs.

Fun Facts
Longest time sleeping: 10 hours 47 minutes 
Days with a sleep greater than 5 hours: 23
Days with a sleep greater than 6 hours: 16
(According to the internet sleeping through the night is considered sleeping 5-6 straight hours.)
Days with sleep greater than 8 hours: 8
Diapers used (from August 1-19): 8 per day  (I forgot to check on the 14th)
Time spent nursing (from August 1-19):  3:12 per day  but a lot of the middle of the night ones I doze off so not exact.
Time spent sleeping (from August 1-29): 16 hours 27 minutes per day (when it's taken mid day this number is odd)
Doctor Visits: 0
Illnesses: 2 

Favorite Toys
Piano Play Mat
Toucan Play Mat

Favorite Songs
none yet

Favorite Books
none yet

Other Tidbits
A few times or maybe even more than a few times in the night he will wake up and cry a little but go back to sleep himself! 
Some mornings I put him back in the crib after he falls asleep on me and he wakes immediately but then he just chills in there for up to 20 minutes being happy and squealing (while I'm trying to go back to sleep).  

My recovery
My back seems better. I'm finally done with PT for that. The day after my last PT appointment for my back, I hurt my knee and it's been bugging me for 2 weeks. I keep thinking I should call PT but then I put it off.   My weight has been stable but some days I wake up 2 lbs heavier because I'm so swollen from sleeping in a chair.  I only weigh 6 lbs less than when I went to the hospital to have Liam.

My postpartum hair loss is insane this time. I didn't even notice a difference after Ella. I don't remember too much with Miles. This time my hair is so thin now near the hairline.  I have to wear it in ponytails all the time because Liam can pull on it.
I didn't have time to make more collages so here is one on the day he actually turned 4 months old.
Ella didn't want to be part of the monthly photos this month.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Liam 1-4 Months

I take the same poses every month. I could have 5+ collages comparing the first 4 months but I only managed 1 collage so far.  I was going to wait until I made more but let's be real. I won't make the time to do it. I'm still working on this 4 month blog post. I will never get it all in.

I don't seem to have plain white onesies anymore so his aren't plain. It's hard to get pictures. He likes to kick and it bunches up the blanket.

Miles thought he'd like the police car so he gave it to him for the photo.

Does he look a lot bigger to you?

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Kids Say... (April and May 2019)

I'm really behind on these posts. I still document some quotes but not as many.

I had more notes than ever before to see pic.

"Don't take my picture. I'm eating"

"your spaghetti is in front of you. eat"


Miles: I’ll get back on my bike now.

After he falls off bike


Miles: I love my art so much. I want to show daddy when he comes.

See pic of crown



Miles: Get this shirt off of me. I don’t want eczema.

The shirt is too big and he wanted to wear it but then didn’t. It was from Loot Crate.



Miles: Can you be nicer to my mom? (to Dave )

After he was mean to me

 (when I'm posting this I have no memory what it was)

Liam rolled to his side to get to Ella. Ella said “he thinks I’m your boobs” Hahahaha


Me: What was your favorite part of preschool?
Miles: Playing in the Acorn room with water and sand.


Me: Miles do you want to wear pants or shorts tomorrow?
Miles: pants so I don’t scratch as much!

He’s pretty smart for 2. I don't know if he will get itchy and scratch always but the last few times he tried shorts, he ended up with eczema so he wears pants all the time.


Miles is downstairs. I had to take Liam up. I ask Miles if there is anything I can get him.
He said “Can you get me ice cream and sprinkles?”


Me: I want you all to be in a picture with me today for Mother’s Day. That means we have to get dressed and brush our hair.
Ella: No. I don’t want to be in a picture
Miles: you get what you get and you don’t get upset.


Miles, singing: Sunday Monday Tuesday Friday. These are the months of the year.


Video of songs. Miles asks why they keep singing songs he sings. (Meaning the songs he sings at school.)

Then just came during abcs finished singing it. Grabbed my arm and says “just like twinkle twinkle little star”

Miles: No pictures of me eating

Miles: put your phone away

I took a pic. I took 3 pictures!


Ella says” the only person Liam always likes is Mommy’s boobs”

This is a lot of good stuff I would have forgotten if I didn't document it as it happened. 

Friday, August 23, 2019

2019 Week 34/52 Photo

I'm nursing Liam and I look over and it seems like the kids are playing so nicely on the car so I go to take a picture.  Within a second Ella is pinching Miles trying to get him to get off.  He was on it, she climbed on too, but she wanted him off. #reallife 

Photo Taken August 20, 2019

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

First Day of Kindergarten (8.19.19)

Ella had her first day of kindergarten. She was a bit nervous. She had a few weeks off after preschool and before kindergarten. We had a few kinder playdates in the past month to get to know a few other people from school.  There are 4 classrooms of kindergarteners. We know a few people at the school. She happens to be in class with 1 kid we met at a playdate and with 1 we knew from preschool.

Class postings were on the 16th.  Then orientation was on the 18th. The first day was on the 19th. It was all so late and last minute.  We didn't even know that the first day was a minimum day until the 18th. It was crazy.

Ella was a bit nervous.  We dropped her off at 8 am.  The first day was a minimum day so it was 8:00-11:55.
Walking over to coffee for the parents, Miles saw Aurelia. He asked if we could go say hi. He ran over and they hugged. I could barely get the camera on my phone for a picture.
Ella is on the far side of room sitting on a purple square.
Ella had a good day. She said it was fun. She drew pictures, sang, played, ate snack, and did a scavenger hunt. Maybe they did more but that was all she listed or at least all I remember from what she listed.
Ella biked to school. The rest of us walked with her.

After school we went out for pizza and then ice cream.  We ended up going to Target after to buy some black out curtains and Ella got a few things.

At Icicles, someone left a backpack full fo school supplies. I opened it to try to find some identifying information. Ella was yelling at me not to go into someone else's bag.  There was not enough to get it back to the kid but I was able to get it to the school and they said they would get it to him.

So many moms I know were very emotional about their kid's first day. I wasn't like that at all.
I printed a sign for Ella to hold up but she wouldn't hold it up. Here's the best I got of a pic of Ella with the sign I made. She wanted no parts of my sign.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

2019 Week 32/52 Photo

I had trouble deciding again. I narrowed it down to two pictures. I was cleaning up and walking around. I had Liam on the play mat.  Ella lied down next to him. He rolled over to see her and was so happy smiling at her. I might not have believed he did that but as I was walking into the room I saw him rolling over.  Sometimes the kids are just so cute. Ella loves him so much. Sometimes too much and she smothers him a little so I loved seeing her just a little bit away from him and he moved to get close to her.

Photo Taken August 9, 2019.
Miles didn't nap. He tried. He lied in bed over an hour.  Then a little before 6:30 PM he fell asleep in his chair watching TV. 

Photo Taken August 10, 2019.

 can never seem to narrow down these photos of the week. Maybe I should just narrow it down to allow each kid to be included.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

8.6.19 Instastories

My dad's last day visiting us and then we went to Happy Hollow.

Liam was so cute playing with his new toy. We took my dad to the airport and then went to Happy Hollow. It was so hot.  I was miserable. Miles was bright red.  The employees were even encouraging people waiting in line to stand in the shade.   We left a little after 2:30 PM.  We were so hot and I got Liam to sleep.  Then we went to the very end of a Kinder play date but I didn't take any pictures or videos of that.   Late at night I worked out.

I'm unsure why saving the compilation some of them are smaller in the corner.

The first little clip is from a year ago but I left it on just to see a year ago.

Anyone else just use instastories to compile videos for them?  Do you ever save your compiled stories?

Friday, August 9, 2019

2019 Week 31/52 Photo

Well I had about 100 pictures I wanted to pick so I guess I should do a few more blog posts from the week.   Liam was starting to teeth and I was talking about getting teeth. So Miles said that meant he had to start brushing his teeth and went and got his tooth brush. It was so cute how caring he was.

Photo Taken August 1, 2019

Liam liked my dad to hold him like this. He liked to look at him. He did look at me when I went around to the back to get a picture.  So I don't have a picture of him looking at Pap-Pap but I know how it was. Even when he was given a bottle, he liked to sit like this.
 These photos were also taken on August 1.

Cleaning Video (7.28.19)

Late at night, after I was really tired, I had to clean up. I needed to do because the cleaning ladies were coming at 9 am and if you don't have to pre-clean for the cleaning lady you are lucky.   I spent 70 minutes cleaning on this video. I cleaned some first but didn't think to start recording. I ended after midnight.  I was so tired that my pace slowed.

I spend longer pre-cleaning than they take to clean. Then after they leave I spend forever fixing things and finding things they put away. I spent at least 3.5 hours this last time trying to find 3 missing things and also checking every kitchen cabinet to put stuff in it's rightful place.  Our kitchen is huge and it's easy to just throw containers in a cupboard even though that is not where I keep them. I really wanted to have everything put away first but I just cannot get to it all with dealing with 3 kids and especially with all the delays while I nurse.

Does your kitchen island just accumulate stuff like mine does?

Thursday, August 8, 2019

7.27.19 video

Google often makes videos of my day. Here's a video it made. Liam rolled over back to front and was so close many more times so I started recording. He never did it on his own but you can see the fun he had. Then he got so tired.

Miles was running in the kitchen. He was dancing and I went to record and he started running around. You can see the messy kitchen too.

Miles likes to hold Liam (when he's not crying) and Liam likes it when Miles holds him because he doesn't move him all around and just holds him so nicely.

The clips at the end on the blanket doing tummy time that is the first time Liam rolled over front to back. I didn't get his first roll on camera but did his second but google didn't grab that video of him actually rolling and I didn't edit the video at all.

I thought wow who does this rolls over front to back and back to front on the same day for the first time.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Happy Hollow Video (8.2.19)

 We went to Happy Hollow. My dad was in town and we coordinated and went with friends too. It was a good time until it was too late and too tired and then it all went to horribleness.  I like to try to upload to instastories while I'm there so I don't spend time later trying to compile videos. I take horizontal videos and then do nothing with them because who has time to compile.  I also never end up making blog posts for most things.  I took lots of pictures that probably won't get used for anything. I wish I was made of time.

Google made a compilation of some pictures and videos so I added that too.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

2019 Week 30/52 Photo

Liam is just being cute in his little chair.

Photo Taken July 27, 2019.
Miles loves his baby brother and often tells me this. Look how huge Liam looks compared to Miles. Liam is getting so big too.  Miles is always giving Liam gentle hugs.

Photo Taken July 27, 2019.

I put Liam in his car seat but then ran to the back of the van. I came back and he had sat himself up. He was so proud of himself. I guess it's time to be more carful and buckle him right away. He's getting too mobile.

Photo Taken July 28, 2019.

Well I included 4 pictures from 3 occasions.  Maybe I just need a photo of the day.