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Coen: 18 Month Update

DSC_0766 Coen’s 18 month Update

We had a rough few weeks after dropping to one nap and decided he wasn’t ready.  He would cry constantly as soon as I picked him up from daycare.  I am not sure if it was the teething or the change of the schedule but after two weeks we went back to two naps.  He is still our little goofball making us laugh with the silly things he does.

Height:  32ish inches

Weight: 28ish lbs

New This Month:

  •  Another molar has broke through
  • Waving goodbye
  • Pointing at everything saying “what’s that?”
  • First Haircut!

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Likes:  Sitting quietly and “reading”, being read to, climbing up on things and trying to get on the couch, Curious George books and cartoon, being outside and running around, hiding in Grandma’s cabinets.

Dislikes: Not enough sleep, being off his schedule, not getting his way or not paying enough attention to him

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Sleep:  He is sleeping 7:30 to 6:30 and we went back to two naps a day after a rough two weeks of .  His nap tends to be 2 hours.

Eating:  He has 3 meals a day and 3 snacks. He is not a fan of meat like chicken but he still loves avocados, eggs, yogurt and fruits

Clothes:  24 Month pants and 24 and 2T shirts.  24 month shirts are becoming too small for his torso.

 

 

Coen: 17 Month Update

DSC_0733Coen’s 17 month Update

We had a rough week mid month where Coen had a bad respiratory cold.  Luckily my mom had the week off and was able to watch him.  He is very active now and keeps us on our toes.  He is definitely in need of a haircut soon.  What do you think?

Height:  31ish inches

Weight:  Almost 28lbs

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New This Month:

  •  Molar that broke through
  • Saying Hi when he puts cell phone to ear
  • Saying ” I you” aka I love you
  • Jogging
  • Grabbing his things that we ask for like “Where’s your Brown Bear book?”
  • Being chased up and down the hallway again and again and again….

Likes:  Sitting quietly and “reading”, being read to, eating whatever we are eating, hanging out on the couch, Curious George books and cartoon, cuddling with his big brother Duncan

 

Dislikes: Not getting enough attention, being off his schedule, not getting his way, too long in his car seat, being sick, green beans but I give them to him anyway!

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Sleep:  He is sleeping 7:30 to 6/6:30 and as of last Sunday now down to one nap at about 12:30/1.  His nap tends to be 2 hours.

Eating:  He has 3 meals a day and 3 snacks.  I just used the last bag of breast milk this week.  He still loves avocados, blueberries, cheese and yogurt.

Clothes:  18 Month pants and 24 month shirts.  Sleeves are a bit too long but 18 months don’t cover the belly!

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Coen: 16 Month Update

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Coen’s 16 month Update

Height:  30.5 inches

Weight:  Almost 27lbs

New This Month:

  •  Crawling up the stairs
  • 2 New Teeth
  • Sitting quietly and “reading”
  • Continuously handing us his books to read to him

Likes:  Chocolate brownie cookie that daddy gave him a piece of, being chased, the snow, our dog Duncan, reading or being read to, Curious George, jumping in my closet and hiding, getting into the cabinets

Dislikes: Being overtired, being told “No”, not getting enough attention, being off his schedule, not getting his way, being in high chair too long

 

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Sleep:  He is sleeping 7:30 to 6/6:30 and still napping at about 9:30/10 and 2:30/3.  A few times during the week he will skip a nap usually his second.  I just don’t feel he is quite ready to drop to one nap yet because when he skips his morning nap he is super tired.

Eating:  He has 3 meals a day and 3 snacks.  We are offering milk in the morning, at some of his meals and a half hour before bed with a little snack.  We are still using up the frozen breast milk along with regular cow’s milk.  He has a wide variety of food and his favorites are still blueberries and avocados.

Clothes:  18 Month clothes are getting  very tight and most of his bodysuits have shrunk so much he looks like he is wearing a v neck.  I have been meaning to go out and buy some shirts in 24 month or 2T.  He still has little feet and is in size 5 shoes.

 

Coen: 15 Month Update

A super late update as Coen will be 16 months next week!  I have also been bad with taking pictures hence the not-so-great pics.

Coen’s 15 month Update

Little guy is now walking full time.  Over the past month he has enjoyed his second Christmas and spending time with family and friends.

Height:  30.5 inches

Weight:  a little over 26lbs

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New This Month:

  • No new teeth but seems like he is working on getting some
  • Says “ACHOO”  when we ask “what does Sneezy say?”

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Likes: Eating! Walking, talking, playing and terrorizing the dog, giving hugs, stacking, playing with blocks,

Dislikes: Car rides, diaper/outfit changes by Mommy, being tired

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Sleep:  He is sleeping 7:30 to 6/6:30 and still napping at about 9:30/10 and 2:30/3.  A few times during the week he will skip a nap usually his second.  I just don’t feel he is quite ready to drop to one nap yet.

Eating:  He has 3 meals a day and 3 snacks.  We are offering milk in the morning, at some of his meals and a half hour before bed with a little snack.  We are still using up the frozen breast milk along with regular cow’s milk.  He has a wide variety of food and his favorites are still blueberries and avocados.

Clothes:  18-24 Month clothes, size 5 shoes

 

Coen: 14 Month Update

Coen’s 14 month Update

Little guy has really taken off with walking this month.  He is definitely crawling more than walking still but he is so proud of himself when he walks.  He is smiling from ear to ear!  He does the little Frankenstein walk with his hands out.  I would say he is about 50/50 with walking/crawling and every day he does more and more.

Height:  30ish inches

Weight:  25ish lbs

New This Month:

  • Walking – a lot!
  • Stacking and playing with blocks
  • Climbing – he tries to get onto everything
  • Stranger Danger- he has started to become scared of new people and places.
  • Saying Ma!

Likes: Walking, talking, throwing food on the floor, having tantrums, giving hugs, stacking, playing with blocks, playing “Where’s Coen?”  this is where he hides behind me aka peekaboo.

Dislikes: Car rides, diaper/outfit changes, food that he normally liked.

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Sleep:  He is sleeping 7:30 to 6/6:30 and taking two naps a day at daycare and occasionally two with us.  He will skip either his first or second nap when he is with us but I don’t feel he is ready to drop to one nap yet.  He is napping about 9:30 and 2:30/3.

Eating:  He has 3 meals a day and 3 snacks.  We are offering milk in the morning, at meals and a half hour before bed with a little snack.  I am using up the last of the frozen breast milk.  He has a wide variety of food and his favorites are still blueberries and avocados.

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Clothes:  He is still in 18 Month clothing but I will probably break out the 24 month stuff.  His legs are still 12 or 18 month in length but his torso fits better in 18 or 24 months.  We have the hardest time getting sleepers over his thighs!  He still wears mostly bodysuits since he is still crawling a lot.  We are also having the hardest time finding shoes because his feet are short and fat.  We have some size 5 wides but the are too big in length so it is difficult for him to walk.

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Hurry up and wait…..

FET #4 Update

There must be something with infertility that always has us waiting.  I have weaned Coen well over a month ago now and still no period.  I have taken a week of Provera and waited two weeks after….nothing.  Now I am on Estrace for 10 days and then Provera and will wait some more.  Once it starts I can get all the tests done so we can submit to insurance and then start a FET cycle.   I forgot how much I hate waiting.  Luckily, I have a great little distraction that keeps me going every day.

I have been quite frustrated the way the scale has been going up since weaning.  My body is doing what it wants despite me watching what I eat, exercising and taking into account that I don’t need the extra calories.  Now to add in the hormones I am bloated, uncomfortable, pants are getting tighter and I am starting to not sleep well.  Oh the joys of estrogen…..

On a positive note, I did find a picture of one year ago after having Coen and compared it to a picture from this weekend.  I have made a lot of progress over the year.  I also have started to realize that despite weaning my body is not mine again.  It will all be worth it though.

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Life Lately

Life is busy as expected with a 13 month old.  Some things have gotten easier and some have gotten more difficult.  I think the biggest improvement is his bedtime routine has gotten better and he is sleeping all the way through the night.  We give a sippy cup of milk and a little snack at 7 pm, read at 7:20 and he goes down without a peep.  There are also no 5 am wake ups every morning.  He sleeps most days until 6:30am.  Pretty sure he was playing me and if I just did a little sleep training I could have gotten this months ago.

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The little guy has been sick the past few weeks with a cold and fever.  I took off last Monday when he was feeling the worst and his fever was 101.  Luckily I think he is finally getting better but he just has that lingering cough.  Poor guy.  He got sick last year but it was nothing like this.  There was nothing I could do to help and all he wanted was to cry and give hugs.

I am looking forward to a 5 day weekend and some yummy food for Thanksgiving!  We will be hosting Thanksgiving but it will be small.  Just the hubby, Coen, my sister, father and me which means lots of turkey leftovers!  We are doing family pictures on Friday and I am excited to see how they come out.  If they are good we will be using one of them for Christmas Cards.  We already got pics with Santa this weekend.  They didn’t come out so great because Coen was just about to break out crying.  I think the stranger fear is in full effect.

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Coen: 13 Month Update

DSC_0136Coen’s 13 month Update

Although Coen is already 13.5 months, I figured I would finally post this…..I was debating whether to do a 13 month or wait until 18 month but I want to remember every month for two reasons: To compare if we have another baby and so I can look back on it as my memories fade.  This little guy has had quite a busy month.  He has gotten 3 new teeth and is working on walking.  He will walk on his own a good 4-5 feet before plopping down.  I think this next month he will start walking more and more. Pics are lacking this month! I really need to step it up and take some more.

Height:  30 inches

Weight:  25ish lbs

 

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Likes: Cruising, crawling, babbling, food, walking with his truck, making fart noises, throwing food on the floor, giving hugs, imitating what we do.

Dislikes: Car rides, diaper/outfit changes, peas.

Sleep:  Since we dropped the morning nursing he had some rough patches of waking at 5-5:30 and not falling back to sleep.  He still has two naps at about 9am and 2pm and sleeps from 7:30 to until 6:30 for the first time ever.  We actually now have to wake him up!!!

Eating:  The day he turned a year we dropped the morning feed and at 12.5 months we dropped the last nursing session.  He has 3 meals a day and 2-3 snacks now.  We are offering milk (breast milk mostly) in the morning, at meals and a half hour before bed with a little snack.

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Diapers:  We are on to size 4s.  I have no clue how many we have gone through!

Clothes:  He is in 18 Month clothing!