Saturday, August 31, 2013

I hold my own head up

Kyler at 4 months is really a show off! It feels like all of a sudden he can just do all these baby things like he's no longer is a newborn or something. It makes me a little sad when I let myself think about it for too long, but it's also exciting because I've learned with Kendall that each age just seems to get better and better (most days). Kyler is a pro at holding his own head up. But of course on the day we got family pictures taken he was all slumped over and grumpy looking :( Oh well! He's starting to love being held facing outward so he can take it all in. He is loving to stretch out his strong legs when held standing up and I think he's going to love the "Johnny Jump up" before too long. He does well in the Bumbo, which is super when I need to get things done but he wants to participate. He gurgles, grunts, coos, and sings to us! He is super vocal and chatty which is so much fun. While driving in the car he used to always fall asleep but now he sings to us. He has rolled over both back to tummy and tummy to back, but he doesn't really do it without us encouraging him so I can't claim that it's a mastered skill just yet. He is grabbing toys and rings all on his own and brings them straight to his mouth to cover in drool!

Kyler continues to impress us with his easy going personality. He had a short time last month where he would scream for no reason but that was just a phase, he is totally back to his normal easy self. He rarely cries and when he does it's pretty obvious what the reason is and it's always fixable. I've had to take the kids with me to my classroom to get ready for school to start and he happily plays by himself or with Kendall and I almost forget that he's there because he hardly needs any attention. All my teacher friends love to come steal him for a baby snuggle while they take breaks from working. He loves the attention and is happy to go with just about anyone. He flirts and flashes his handsome smile to everyone who smiles at him. HE IS SOOOOOO CUTE!!! Not that I'm biased or anything ;).

He is a GREAT sleeper! He's been moving up his last feeding to 9pm and wakes up around 5:30--and occasionally all the way to 6:30! He generally takes 3 naps during the day and can usually fall asleep on his own. And if he misses a nap he remains happy and calm---DREAM CHILD! (knock on wood!!!). Lately he's been preferring to nap on his side/stomach. He usually likes to be swaddled and for sure has to have his binky!

We went to our annual stoneridge family vacation and Kyler was a trooper having his schedule disrupted, taking a bottle so I could go out and golf with Keith, Kelli and Alex, and a full day in the sun at Silverwood without any complaints.

Today we took him in for his well child visit and he is 12 lbs 15.5oz (7th%), and 25.25in long (20%). Apparently we make small kids. Oh wait... Head circumference 16in (40%)!

Fell asleep sitting up

Going golfing with his buddy Carter

Auntie Riss' going home from the hospital shirt 

Naked tummy time turned into naked nap time

Kendall Conversations part 1

 I used to be good about writing down all the new words or funny things Kendall would say, but then I couldn't keep up or just took it all for granted. Then she started to say things correctly and we'd say "remember when she used to say it like...?" She is pretty darn communicative and sometimes we forget that she's just 3. In an attempt to preserve some of her toddlerness I'm going to try and document more of her phrases or versions of words, because too soon she will out grow them and we'll be sad.

Currently my favorite thing is that Kendall pronounces the V sound using a B sound. She's yelled at me a few times "No I NEBER do that!" And when she counts it's "one, two, fwee, four, fibe, six, seben, eight, nine, ten eleben..." She occasionally tells us that she is "fawustawaited" or needs some "pwivacy." And when we go swimming she needs to put on her "swim soup" still (I might not ever let her know the right word for this one!). I love how she tells us that she was "supposed" to do something but means "used" to do it. And that she gets very concerned if her new owies are going to "heal off."

The other day Kendall asked me if we could go visit one of the planets. She thinks her helium balloon might be there waiting.

At lunch just yesterday she told me that she made a new food by dipping her "penis" bread (PITA BREAD!!!) into yogurt. OH MY GOODNESS!!!

Earlier this summer she had this conversation with Keith: "I don't like getting all these time-outs." "How's that feel?" asked Keith "It's okay, cause Jesus still loves me."

"Mommy, Jesus lives in my heart. Sometimes he comes out and plays with me on my stomach."

"I made kyler cry...with my magic."

I know there are already ones that I've stay tuned for part 2!