Thursday, June 15, 2017

Dallin is 3!

Height: 37 inches
Weight: 30.4 pounds

 This big guy is 3! If you ask him how old he is, he will hold up his fingers and show you and will most likely ask you "how many numbers" you are. He is such a personable little guy. He loves anyone and everyone! Everyone loves him to. Anyone who meets Dallin loves his personality and of course his hair.

Dallin is a smarty! He knows all his colors, can count to 10, and surprises us everyday with his questions and what he knows. He can name any construction vehicle and will correct you if you are wrong. I just love having conversations with him when he is calm enough to talk with me. This guy has a lot of energy so its hard to get him to focus. But when i can, the conversations are adorable and really show off what he thinks about.

He is very independent and often if we help him with anything he gets mad and will do it all over again just so he can do it all himself. He has really been taking to Grayson lately and will help Grayson be happy when he is sad. He loves to give Grayson hugs and kisses and lately has been wanting to hold Grayson more. He is such a good brother!

Dallin is also very patient. At the park if he is waiting his turn he will say "that's okay, I'll wait!" and then will stand there. He is also very polite! He is always saying "please" and "thank you". He is very patient with his mommy when I have to care for Grayson.


+Going through the carwash

+ Old McDonald, I am a Child of God, Barges

+ Talking!

+Going to nursery at church

+ His balance bike and helmet

+ Fruit (strawberries, apples, oranges)

+ Cereal as a snack

+ Construction vehicles

+ Playing hide and seek with daddy

+ Going to the park and swinging!

+ Secret Life of Pets and Zootopia

+ Noodles or as you say it "doodles"

We just love you, Dallin!

10 months old

Height: 29 inches
Weight: 18.2 lbs

At 10 months old, Grayson is:

+ Moving forward very slowly. Inching is more like it, but we have forward movement! He mostly likes to roll around.

+ Moving out of the seated position by himself

+ Giggling at everything!

+ Eating so much better! Solids are still a hit and miss, but he is now letting go of food like cheerios so that makes self feeding so much easier for him.

+ Making lots of noise! He loves clanking toys together and goes out of his way to try and make noise with toys at church by leaning forward and hitting the chairs with the toys. 

+ Babbling! Dinner time is noisy again! He says mama, dada, baba, and yaya now.

+ Loving all the toys he isn't allowed to have (Dallin's foxes)

+ Very shy around others. He knows his family and being around other people makes him nervous. Give him a couple minutes though and he will let you hold him....usually! 

Thursday, May 18, 2017

9 months old

Height: 28 inches
Weight: 17 lbs 15 oz

At 9 months old, Grayson has 4 teeth and wakes one time a night. He still doesn't really like solid foods but is slowly getting more adventurous. Grayson is picky about what he will pick up and try eating. when it comes to typical baby snacks such as cheerios and yogurt drops he only tries one and then the rest end up on the ground. Any table food we give him has to be long and skinny or else it really doesn't end up in his mouth. He doesn't like to chew and instead just sucks and tastes things. 

Grayson hasnt made much progress in the crawling department. He just rolls and does the airplane while on the floor. He is just happy to be! One thing he did start mimicking was when we shake our head. He now will try and get us all to shake our heads at him while we sit at the dinner table. He is most interested in trying to get Dallin to respond back. I love that he does this and its the cutest thing ever. 

Since the weather has been warmer, we have been outside more and Grayson loves looking all around. He likes grass surprisingly and tries to pull it from the ground. I love watching him explore things. He also got to experience bubbles and he loved watching them float around the backyard. Such a cutie!

Monday, April 10, 2017

8 Months Old

Height: 28 inches
Weight: 18 lbs

At 8 months old, Grayson has 3 teeth! His top tooth just barely popped through the gums and his other top front tooth is not far behind. Grayson has been taking about 2 naps a day and recently slept through the night a couple times. Lets hope he keeps this up because then we wont have to sleep train him! 

Grayson loves to sit up and play with toys but he struggles with standing assisted. We have been working with him to use his legs and it is still hit or miss if he will do it. So far we still have no signs of crawling or even trying to crawl. He does like to roll around though. He is starting to show signs of tantrum throwing. When we try and get him to crawl towards a toy, he often just puts his face in the carpet and then cries really hard. It's cute but also frustrating.

As for food, Grayson loves graham crackers, bits of bread, and roasted sweet potatoes slices. Banana, blueberry, and blackberry puree is still his favorite. 

Grayson loves his family and loves his brother especially. He always tries to sit forward in his car seat so he can see Dallin when we are in the car. It is so sweet to hear the two of them laughing as we drive. 

Monday, March 13, 2017

7 Months

Height: 27.5 in
Weight: about 17 lbs

This month you:

+ Got your first tooth! You were chewing on everything and it finally popped through.

+ Learned to sit up! We practiced a lot more this month and your balance has improved. You cant sit up for extended periods but if you have the right toys dangling in front of you, you are more motivated. 

+Tried Gerber puffs! You kind of gag on them but you are slowly learning to chew. 

+ Got better at eating purees. You don't stick your tongue out as often, but it still happens!

+ Really found your voice. At night you yell when you wake up rather than cry. At dinner you yell as loud as you can and your dad and I can hardly hear each other talk. Dallin looks at me all the time and says "He's so LOUD!". You really are loud! If we lose track of what we are doing when feeding you, you yell at us as well. Lots and lots of yelling!

6 Months

Weight: 16 lbs 3.5 oz
Height: 27 in

This month:

You rolled! I wasn't in the room which made me sad but when I came back you had rolled from your back to your belly! It took you a couple more weeks to do it again but you did it!

You didn't really like solid foods. Bananas may be your favorite though. Sweet potatoes are a close second. You never really open your mouth when we feed you and you almost always stick out your tongue making it even harder to feed you! But it cute. 

You are sleeping well at night with only waking 1-2 times. You also take 3 naps a day and you make it obvious when you need another one! You have even fallen asleep in your bouncer a couple of times and your brother tried to wake you up but you were out!

You aren't fond of letting other people hold you lately and cry a lot when we pass you off to someone. Stranger Danger is a real thing for you!

You got your first cough this month which was very sad. It was also your first doctors appointment for anything other than a Well Check. 

You love watching the phone when we video chat with people. 

Every morning you like to look out the window after nursing. I can tell you get distracted sometimes before you eat because all you want me to do is lift you up so you can see out. 

You finally started enjoying your toys! You are curious about them and grab at them a lot. You are starting to have favorite toys. You love this laptop toy that sings songs and has moving lights. If you are crying when I am busy, I ask Dallin to go bring the toy to you and you always stop crying afterwards. 

Monday, January 9, 2017

5 Months Old

Height: 26 inches

At five months old Grayson is quite the cutie. He is sleeping in his own room now and that seems to have fixed his terrible night wake-ups. We must have been keeping each other awake! Now he only wakes 1 to 2 times a night and it is wonderful. Something I think is funny about him is that he screams for us at night but once morning comes he just sits there in his crib not making a sound. I have to check the video monitor every morning to check if he is awake and he almost always is in there playing with his hands a kicking his feet. 

Grayson has been rolling to his side more but hasn't quite rolled from his back to his belly. However, he loves to roll from his belly to his back to get out of tummy time. I can see that he is trying to move during tummy time but he struggles to get far before he rolls over to his back.  He grabs at some toys a bit more but overall he just loves to play with and eat his hands the most.

He loves Dallin and loves to watch Dallin run around and play. He always follows Dallin with his eyes and laughs with him. It is the sweetest thing. He also loves to be near mommy and lately has been resting his cheek on mine when I hold him. 

Lately he has been falling asleep on the living room floor while I do the morning dishes. I find it funny because Dallin never did that (but then again, Dallin never liked being left alone either). He is such an easy going little guy until something sets him off. But that is very rare and usually only happens just before bedtime. 

His blocked tear ducts cleared up as well! His eyes are goop free!