This little fella is getting so big! He weighs 16 lb 5 oz now. He’s been stretching out a bit more lately too.
He has such a tall, thin body compared to his massively chunky thighs – love it! haha It’s kind of fun to have a baby with such squeezy lil’ thighs. Our girls are always so scrawny and there’s not as much of them to cuddle!
Baby Boy has been thinking a little more about sitting up. I think the muscles are all there – he just hasn’t realized it’s a new possibility. haha He also loves to stand himself up while holding on to our hands. I think he would do this all day if we had nothing else going on. He’s so strong and mighty!
He likes to grab, pick up, and hold toys – and anything else within reach!
We recently purchased a teething necklace for Buddy, in the hopes that it would contain some of his major drooling. haha It’s a little too soon to say whether we’re getting good results from it, but I am already laughing at this baby “thug.”
The babies’ size difference is quickly decreasing and we’ve been getting a lot more, “Are they twins??” comments. My most frequently heard comment while out and about is hands down, “Boy! You’ve got your hands full!!” I hear it at least three times every time I go somewhere (walks excluded). I don’t mind in the least, but it does make me laugh. I’ve considered starting a tally to see how many times I hear it from here on out, but my hands are so full I don’t have time for that! 😉
The babes are very intrigued by one another, but I have to be careful not to lay Elly too close to BB or he reaches out, grabs her nearest limb, and drags her towards him! Brute Baby!! Elly is always just like, “Whoa!!!”
This guy loves to be outside! Playing on a blanket in the grass in one of his favorites.
He often hangs out in the bouncer while the older girls are swimming.
Stroller rides are fun, but he is always trying to fall asleep the instant we start walking! He does the same thing in his car seat. It’s fine if it’s a nap time, but otherwise it throws off his sleep schedule if I let him crash every time.
With all of his visit days, his naps and eating schedule can be all over the place. I am constantly trying to get him back in a routine, because it’s always getting thrown off. However, on a normal, home day, his schedule looks like this:
7 a.m. – Get him up and he drinks 4 1/2 oz
10 a.m. – He takes another 4 1/2 oz and I lay him down for a 30-45 minute nap
1 p.m. – He takes 4 1/2 oz and I lay him down for his longer afternoon nap. This one can be anywhere from 2 – 3 hours, and is heavenly! 🙂
4 p.m. – He drinks 4 1/2 oz
7:30 – 7:45 p.m. – He drinks 5 oz and I lay him down for the night
A couple weeks ago, Little Guy went through a super obnoxious stage where he was randomly waking up (the worst night was two different times), and screaming/bawling for a solid hour before going back to sleep. He was also majorly fighting all naps even though he was obviously exhausted. For nap times I would often just get him up because he wouldn’t stop crying, but he would just yawn and yawn and whine because he was so overtired. At bed time, we tried Tylenol one night (in case it was teething … it wasn’t), I tried patting him, talking to him, rubbing his back, etc., but nothing would help him go to sleep. He would just cry it out and then crash. This continued off and on for about a week and a half and then he moved through it and he is back to perfect sleeping baby! So thankful for that!! It was quickly wearing me out to have to deal with that at 2 a.m. in the morning, after taking Evie to the bathroom, and followed by a nursing session with Elly. I don’t need a huge amount of sleep, but I do need some! haha
I tried giving BB a little natural applesauce the other day and he completely hated it. He started bawling and looked at me like he couldn’t believe I just put that in his mouth. I think I’ll wait a while before a second attempt.
BB just keeps growing! He is fitting in a few 6 month clothes, more 6-9 month, and some 9 month.
We laugh because all of our babies have had their go-to expressions. BB definitely has his too…. we call it the “deer in the headlights.” He truly isn’t terrified when he makes this face! It is just his look when he sees something new or is observing something. SO funny though! I get this face a lot in my pictures, because he makes it every time I pull out my camera. haha
This is his frog leg pose. He loves to do this! He has rolled over a few times, but mostly enjoys rolling up on to his side.
Little guy will get very chatty at times and can be quite loud with his squawky jabbering! His head is a decided oval while Elly is our lil’ round face!
It was kind of weird tonight, because it was his first overnight visit. This was a visit supervised by one of his relatives. It was so weird not having him here all evening. The girls were very concerned about their little Buddy and Abby kept talking about it with me, reassuring herself that he was coming back tomorrow around lunch time.
It’s such a difficult thing…. I want to love him like my own kids, but then this sort of stuff is constantly happening and it makes me want to hold myself back and put up a block. We really don’t have any idea where he is going to end up yet. One day I’ll talk to a worker and feel like he could stay forever, the next I’ll talk to someone else and it seems like there is no chance of that. It’s tough! Very emotionally draining if you let yourself dwell on it all. I hope he does okay all night….. he’s never slept anywhere without us, but he does know them so hopefully he won’t be too nervous. He’s always SO excited for the first 20 minutes after he comes back from a visit. He will talk SO loudly, and kick and wave his arms like crazy, and just be beaming at everyone. It kind of breaks your heart.
We are in this for the long haul…. waiting to see where our little guy ends up!