Showing posts with label month update. Show all posts
Showing posts with label month update. Show all posts

Friday, October 20, 2017

Tanner Ross || 15 months

ah my TANNER boy!!
goodness gracious how we love you.

we've already had a whole 15 months with you and somehow it feels like you were born just yesterday, and yet as though you've been apart of our little family for always and forever.

you are so dear to us all and have the absolute sweetest little spirit. you've surely got some fire in ya when you get worked up/upset about something (daddy says one day you'll use that on the football field) we shall see!! ;) but along with that you are also the happiest. so calm. love your family. the best cuddle giver. so easy going, just like your daddy.
your dad and I have talked how we just LOVE this stage you're in. this 'toddler boy, looking cute as can be, running around to always explore' stage. it's my favorite. and you somehow keep getting better & better the more you grow.
I love watching you as you become yourself and your personality shows through more and more.

we go in for your 15 month check up in about a week and half and I can't WAIT to see how you've grown and just how much you tip that scale :)
you little stinker, you! we love you so!!
E A T
a little bittersweet to me, but we are all finished with nursing. we stopped around 14.5 months. we were slowly slowing down, and were down to 1-2 times nursing a day (first thing in the morning and/or before bed), then the flu bug hit our house. initially we thought tanner had made it through without it, but the day after harper was done, tanner got hit with it. and with that his appetite was slim to nothing... and i was nervous of milk making his tummy upset... so with that it seemed to be the right time to be done.

this boy eats, and he eats, and he EATS! he's such a big eater and always has been.

i don't even want to think about what he's gonna be like ten years from now! having good eating children is something I am so thankful for yet, I also make sure to follow their cues and trust them on when they decide they're finished. no force feeding!
with my background in nutrition, I've learned how important it is to not overfeed children. as mom it's my job to decide what they are eating, where they are eating, and when they are eating. and it's their job to decide how much. it is also so soooo important to limit distractions during meal times. in our house when we eat the tv is off and toys are not to be played with.
meal time is about meal time.  :)
((obviously we are human and there are exceptions to this too))
ok, off my soapbox now!
S L E E P
sleep is top notch right now. and thank heavens for that.

NAPS:: 10:30/11-12:30/1  &   3:30/4-5:30/6
that's been typical and usual, but isn't always quite that structured depending on what we have going that day. BUT we're getting to where that second nap is getting a bit too late for bedtime to still happen on time. so I think we're actually gonna start trying to transition to one nap more seriously and see how that goes.

BED:: 8:00pm-7:30am
no wake ups in there either, hallelujah!!
((for most always at least))

I have found though (and it was the same with harper at this age), the better he sleeps in the day for his naps, the better he sleeps at night. recently there were a couple afternoons where tanner wasn't able to get his late afternoon nap in and both of those nights he woke. it didn't take much to get him back go sleep, but still a mama would rather it didn't happen! ;)

so with that.... I REALLY strive to make sure naps happen. cause we are ALL much happier that way ;) and Lord know he needs it and I need it.
P L A Y
not a whole lot to say here, cause it's just plain + simple.. this boy LOVES.TO.PLAY.
I mean what 15 month old doesn't, BUT gosh he's into everything and has become quite the little friend and companion to his big sister.
it's non stop on the go every second he's awake.
favorite 'toys': the broom, mop, & duster. my spoons & spatulas. books. the stack of dvds in the tv stand. cars. balls. the play kitchen. the computer keyboard. dad's golf clubs.
13-15 month P H O T O   D U M P

12 months    11 months    10 months    9 months    8 months    7 months
6 months    5 months    4 months    3 months    2 months    1 month

Xoxo
-Brittney

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Harper Monaé | three year old talk

one of my favorite things about the age we're in with Harper right now... the things that come out of her mouth!

I swear nearly every day she says something new that gets us laughing. and when I think of it, I try to quickly jot it down in the notes section of my phone. because for the life of me I cannot remember if I try to think later that day what it was she had said.
harper: nana works at the hospital.
me: where do I work?
harper: at target??
--umm... proud or embarrassed here...??!!--

harper: what in the heck!? that's what nana says

harper holding a play kitchen cup... "here I got a beer for you!" 😂😳

while eating lunch at the kitchen table, out of nowhere looks and says to me...
"do you know I love you so much"
oh my precious girl ♡

not wanting to go get panties from her bedroom... 
me: "do you just want to be naked??"
harper: "yeah. foreverrr!!"

talking about animals that have paws...
me "harper do you have paws?"
harper: "no, princesses don't have paws"

I was telling her we couldn't go play outside cause the smoke from the forest fires will hurt our lungs... so later when I went outside quick to water, she says to me...
"mommy, we have to go inside cause the smoke hurts our bums!!"

harper: "I have milk in my boobies, for my baby"

walking to the mail box. harper chit chatting like the norm, suddenly I hear her say, stopped dead in her tracks with her hands out...
 "are you paying attention to me!?" 
#guilty

laying in her bed at night about to go to sleep... I walked in and she says to me:
"I wish I were you. you're a mommy and take care of your babies and I'm a mommy and take care of my baby."
♡♡♡
I soaked that one up & will never let that memory fade away.

Xoxo
-Brittney

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Tanner Ross || 12 months

12 months.
not a clue how we've gotten here. and how a whole year has passed since our sweet baby boy entered this world. last year at this time I was completely consumed & in hibernation with my sweet little 8lb 2oz newborn. soaking in every bit of him and trying my hardest to be in the moment, cause it all goes too fast
and now i've got this big 26lb 3oz one year old baby who's on the verge of looking full blown toddler.
he's still the sweetest darn thing.
and has doubled the joy in our family over these last twelve months.

the last of these monthly pictures and I had to include the man behind the arms this time :)
he's done good holding this big boy out every month! 
age: 12 months

stats:
26lbs 3oz  --  32.6 inches

birth: 8lbs 2oz  --  21 inches
2 days: 7lbs 11oz
12 days: 9lbs 1oz
1 month: 12lbs 4oz  --  23 1/2 inches
2 months: 15lbs  --  24 inches
3 months: 17.4 lbs  --  (from the scale at home)
4 months: 18lbs 13oz  --  27 inches
5 months:  20.4 lbs  --  (from the scale at home)
6 months: 21lbs 2oz  --  28 inches
7 months: 22.8 lbs  --  (from the scale at home)
8 months: 23 lbs  --  (from the scale at home)
9 months: 23 lbs 15 oz  --  30.2 inches
10 months: 25lbs 2oz
11 months: 26lbs  --  (from the scale at home)

clothes: 18 month
diapers: size 4

Tanner name sign // Quincyjeanart
banner // hooray everyday
tanner loves to eat. have yet to find a food that he completely rejects.
he gives big 'ol open mouth kisses which melt my heart each and every time. 
he has a contagious giggle that fills the room with joy.
babbles + babbles all day long.
has one solid word. mama :)
understands almost everything we say to him.
is his sister's little tagalong.
has started walking, but is still preferring to crawl.
already pushes the limits on things he knows he's not suppose to do.
is growing way too fast. and yet at the same time, growing at just the right pace. cause each and every phase and month just gets better and I know without a doubt in my mind that it will only continue.
you're more precious to me than you'll ever know my sweet boy. and oh I just can't WAIT to see what fun you will be in these months ahead!
mama loves you!!

12 MONTH PHOTO D U M P: