Friday, January 30, 2015

#dredays2015 Week 4

Day 22: This guy spent his day learning how to roll over back to front. And boycotted his naps because he was so busy practicing. And he hasn't stopped doing it since. {Thankfully it hasn't been affecting his sleep since.}
Day 23: Highlight of my day-- this guy arriving home safely at 4am after a long night of travel.
There were all kinds of flight delays and it was a crazy night of travel with lots of changes, and LOTS of running for him {I told him I was picturing Home Alone kind of running though the airport. I'm pretty sure it was something similar}. He finally got a flight in to Charlotte and then rented a car to drive home. I set my alarm every 30-45 minutes to call him and make sure he was staying awake. 
Day 24: We headed back to Lake Oconee for the day because Pappy had an interview of sorts. Patrick wanted to go since his dad was going to be there and it isn't that far away...and after having him gone for a couple of days I wasn't ready to have him leave again. So we piled the whole family in the car and made a day trip. We went to the indoor pool, had lunch, watched Pappy run a tennis practice, and then hit up the driving range. It was my first time swinging a real golf club. Complete with comments from T like: "No Mommy, here's the ball." "No Mommy, back and through!" and "Here, I'll show you Mommy." I'd like to think I wasn't THAT bad. Patrick said there was a vast improvement from my first shot to my last. Because after totally whiffing the ball on the first try you can only go up. Ha, lots of fun and I'll be long as there are minimal people there to see me. 
Day 25: family walks
Day 26: Story time with friends. Thinking we might start making this our Monday tradition. And don't let Reynolds fool you, he had fun. 
Teagan wanted to wear her costume from last Halloween {as in 2013}. I told her it was too small and when she finally got it on, she told me "It is fit mom. It not to little. See!" Oh boy. 
 Day 27: this guy. So thankful for these days at home with my little loves.
 ...even if moments later it looks like this. 
{because blankie needed washing and she can't stand to be without it. And I'm not sure what Reynolds was upset about. I don't think I could hear him over T.} 
Day 28: Girls dinner out thanks to some awesome dads. 

Hope your week has been great! 

Monday, January 26, 2015

#dredays2015 Week 3

Looking back at this week, it was filled with lots of time with family...and those are just the kind of weeks that we love. 
Day 15: Thankful for 2 well check-ups today for these growing babes! 
Also on this day, Teagan asked to marry her daddy again. So she walked down an aisle with some flowers and got married while wearing her Clemson hoodie and her dad in all white. Goooooodness, I love these two and how much she adores her daddy. 
Day 16: Story time and game night with Mammy and Pappy. {because we realized we were way too tired for the date night we we had planned.}
Day 17: Lake Oconee with the family! Lake Oconee is Patrick's happy place. And the rest of us love it here too, so any chance we get--we're here. On our first night my parents came in town to check out the McGuire's lot and have dinner with us. This pic is just to the right of their lot. Gorgeous, right? Not to mention that little cutie learning how to rake the sandtraps after she walks through them. 
Day 18: Daddy and daughter at the driving range.
And you've probably caught on that I'm terrible at limiting myself to just one picture a day. Day 18 was filled with lots of fun. We started our day off with a big breakfast at one of the clubs...
Kids under 3 eat free, but they have no clue how much food this girl can put down. 
 then went swimming in the indoor pool. You know, because swimming on a full stomach is totally recommended. 
{Need to figure out when this boy is allowed in the pool. Now?! Google wasn't too fond of the idea, so between that and not having proper attire for him, we watched.}
Day 19: Bye, bye lake! Can't wait until the McGuires live here all the time and we can come every weekend!
Day 20: No more swaddles for this guy. And don't let that little smirk fool ya, it was not easy.
Teagan was a total champ with breaking the swaddle. As in, she found her thumb and slept until 8am her first night. And I don't remember her crying once. So even though this is baby #2 for us, this process was a first. Thankful for a sweet friend to talk me through it tho! Not quite finished yet, but it's getting better. And this little smile makes me feel better too. 
Thankful for some sunny days!
Day 21: Patrick had to go out of town for work. I hate it when he has to leave us {like I might have cried when he left}, but shopping days and slumber parties with these fun people make it a little easier. And Reynolds is thrilled, obviously. 

Have a great week! 

Friday, January 16, 2015

Happy 4 months!

Reynolds, you turned 4 months old last week and we are loving your sweet little self. Well, actually you're not so little. I think you have hit some major growth spurt! You are getting so chunky and so much taller. I waited on posting until we had gone to the doctor and I had your stats to know just how much you've grown. And boy did you grow! In 2 months you grew 3.5 inches and gained 4 pounds.

In fact, the doctor told us today, "You know normally I'd say you could start solids around 4 months, but he seems to be doing just fine. I think I might hold off with him." Ha. Big boy. And for right now, you are totally content after each feeding.

Wonderful news! The doctor didn't think that she could hear your murmur anymore. We've been praying that the hole in your heart would close and we are believing that this is an answer to prayers and that this will continue to be the report that we get. We'll let her listen again at the 6 month appointment before taking you to the cardiologist to confirm that it has closed.

You are in 6-9 month or 6-12 month clothes, depending on where they are from. Your 9 month pjs from Target are already getting too small. We still try to fit you into some 3-6 month clothes, but the only thing that truly fits in that size is a pair of jeans from Gap. Your torso might be a lot longer than your legs. We've just switched you to size 3 diapers.

Up until right before you turned 4 months old, you were still taking a 6 oz bottle at night before bed. But, then I ended up with another clogged duct and fever and have now switched back to exclusively nursing. Oh my goodness, it really is so much easier. We'll see if we go back to an evening bottle soon or stick to this.
painful clogged duct and fever mean snuggles, breakfast, and movies in mommy's bed for the first half of the day
You were doing great at the beginning of the month with your sleep at night. Then we either hit a sleep regression, your first cold, or we ever know for sure what it is?! For about a week you were waking up at 3:00ish or 5:00ish...but you weren't giving us anything past 5. We would go in and try the pacie but some nights it wasn't working and so I fed you a couple of them. It's gotten a little better but we're not quite back to fully sleeping through the night, which I consider to be 11+ hours.
so some mornings look like this...

Right after you turned 3 months old, you gave your Aunt Laudie a couple of chuckles. I thought this might happen because she has a way of getting babies to laugh. I worked my hardest to get them myself and was finally successful a week later. Then, your Nana came in town and got a belly laugh out of you. {technically this was on the 10th so you were already 4 months old...but since this post if a week late we're including it.} We got to catch the end of it on camera.
You had your first babysitter on December 11th. You stayed with your Gigi and Papa G while mommy and daddy went to a concert. We came back to their house and crashed so I could be there if you woke up in the middle of the night.

You rolled over 5 times the morning of December 20th and then waited until right after you turned 4 months to do it again. Still only rolling over from front to back, but you're getting closer with back to front. You'll roll on your side sometimes, but haven't made the full turn yet.

You are noticing Teagan more and giving her some good smiles when she comes around. You two are so stinkin' sweet together. She loves you so much and you can tell you love her too.
scooting you closer so you can join us for dinner
 Sometimes she just can't handle your cuteness. I totally get it. Neither can I. 

You love to hold your own hands and pull them to your mouth to suck on them. You still aren't consistent with which fingers you'll suck on, but I have a feeling that when we break you of the swaddle you'll figure it out.

You're crawling!!! okay, kidding. But the other day, I looked over and you had scooted back several feet from where you started. You also like to spin yourself in circles when you do tummy time.
you started at that burp cloth...
there you go again...
You've had your first cold {and cough!}. And let me tell you, hearing a little guy like you coughing is sad stuff. We bought a humidifier for your room and that seems to have helped. The congestion stayed a little longer but the cough disappeared somewhat quickly.

You enjoy tummy time, sitting in your bumbo, being in your jumpy seat, and bathtime!

and more cuteness from the month 

We had a little coffee date while Teagan played at Ms. Stacey's. 
Cutest elephant I've seen. 

We celebrated the Christmas season
You'll do anything to keep your mama at home. Ha, this was as I was waving goodbye to have our annual Christmas dinner with my old grade level. We heard a splat and poo hit the floor. I joked and told your dad to have fun...but I actually stayed and helped to get you cleaned up before I left. 
Giving me the cheesiest smiles while I read to you from Jesus Calling one morning. You weren't liking that I wasn't paying you any attention when I was reading silently. Clearly you were happy when I started reading to you. 
I mean because is one picture of you in these glasses really enough? I think not. 
Had a family Christmas movie night
You were totally into it. 
Little man!!! 
Enjoyed celebrating Christmas, Round 1. {with matching pjs, of course.}
and round 2
annnnnd round 3
Your favorite toy right now...the noggin stick. 
You rode horses...well, you didn't. But your sister did and the horses loved you! 
this. :) 
Celebrated the New Year
Nightly story time during tummy time. 
took a selfie with your sleeping dad. 
You love standing, even if it is in your Nap Nanny. And you are we've learned to buckle you real tightly. 
Happy 4 months to this little hunk of mine! 

monthly pics

little meltdown that I was taking pictures of you 
These is more than I can take. 
Looking at your probably still crying sister like she's crazy. 

Reynolds, we love you so much! Sometimes when I look at you I could just cry. You have the sweetest smile that just melts me, and I am so happy that I get to be your mama. We love you our little mountain man.