Beckham - 9 months

Baby Becks is nine months old today! Clint and I were thinking back last night about how we both felt like he was just born the other day! I thought time would go much slower being home and not working but it still seems to have gone by just as fast!

Measurements: Last weekend I had to take Beckham to Express Care because he was sick and he weighed 20.2 pounds. He grew so fast early on but he has definitely slowed down now. I just packed away all the 6-9 month sized clothes today and took out all the 9-12 month sizes. The one piece sleepers are a little big as I imagine some of the other clothes will be as well but the 9 month ones were too hard to button and zip! Many of his onesies were getting a little small too. He is still wearing a size 3 diaper although I'm not sure for how long because baby got back!

Milestones: He is still not crawling but I imagine it will be sometime soon. He scoots around everywhere and rolls back and forth. He can get himself to the sitting position if he is on his belly. He loves to stand! He stands with his little walker and his activity table but still loses his balance sometimes. I would love to add that he sleeps through the night butttttt he doesn't. womp womp.

Daily Schedule: He is mostly on a 2 nap schedule (one about 10am and one about 2pm) but if his 2nd nap is short then he takes a third one before dinner. He goes to bed beween 7:15 and 7:30 most nights. More times than not he wakes up around 10pm, 2am and 5 or 6am. Sometimes he wakes just once, sometimes just twice. There is kind of no pattern still. He had several good nights in a row and then he got a double ear infection so those good thoughts I had went out the window! Now that he is finally better, I am hoping we can get through the night before he turns 10 months old! It would be lovely! 

My little mischief maker!!

Beckham - 37 Weeks

Well, here we are 6 weeks later! I've fallen a bit behind keeping up here but that's life!

Likes: most foods (especially sweet potatoes, applesauce, cheerios, yogurt, and bananas), anything to do with Parker (he's obsessed with watching him, grabbing him, & playing with him), grabbing the spoon and making a gigantic mess, chewing, standing, baths

Dislikes: being left alone, sleeping some place new

What's New in the Last (several) Weeks: He is thisclose to crawling! He can scoot backwards and in circles and in the general direction he wants but on his belly. He can get up on his knees and rock back and forth pretty good but he hasn't put the knees in forward motion yet.

The last three nights he has slept pretty well. Two of the nights he slept from 7pm to after 2am...which ironically is how he slept from newborn til 4 months. So I am hopeful he is back to this routine and on his way to all night sleep because this momma needs it so bad! But, alas, I am prepared to still wake 3 times a night. Can't get my hopes up yet!

Talking about sleep...this baby is a good napper at least! He has almost fully switched to 2 naps a day now. He takes a 45 min-1 hour nap in the morning around 10am. Then he takes around a 1-2 hour nap around 1 or 2pm.

 I just love this cutie!

He loves bathtime!!

He liked it when I pushed him but as soon as Parker did, he was cracking up! Parker does everything better!

Parker changed Beckham's diaper all by himself!

Beckham - 31 Weeks

Well this week has been eventful. Parker started running a fever in the middle of the night Friday and just more sick as the days went on. By Tuesday Beckham was running a fever and had a runny nose and cough. So by late afternoon we decided to head to the doctor with both kids. Parker ended up having a double ear infection and luckily Beckham's ear were fine. He is still sick but hopefully it is getting better not worse. He has been pretty fussy at times and still somewhat happy at others.

Likes: playing with Parker, musical toys, food

Dislikes: being sick

What's New in the Last Week: He got his first cold :(

Beckham - Seven Months

My handsome little boy is 7 months old!We are officially on the upswing to one year and I can't believe how fast it has gone. Except with my being home, I also feel like time is moving at a much slower pace and that is ok too!

Measurements: Two weeks ago Beckham weighed 18 pounds 6 ounces. I am pretty sure he has gained several more ounces so he is probably somewhere between 18 and a half and 19 pounds.  His 6-9 month clothes still fit good but most of his fleece sleepers are starting to get tight in the booty! It can be really hard to button or zip right around his diaper especially in the middle of the night in the dark. This little boy has a serious booty!

Here is how tall he is...hehehe.

Milestones: Not much has changed in a while. He loves to sit! If you lay him down he is perfectly content to just stay there; forget about rolling over either way unless there is something really worth trying to get. And if he doesn't get it in one or two tries, he says 'nope!' He has started to lean over when sitting, so I am hoping that is a movement towards crawling! I know I'm asking for trouble, but I'm excited for him to start crawling!

It has taken every bit of a month for him to start getting into eating solid foods but he is finally there! He gets excited for most foods and anytime you're eating, he thinks he's entitled to a nibble! He really seems to enjoy pretty much everything I have given him. Parker loves to help try and feed him too. Although it can be hard because he loves to grab the spoon right out of your hand!

He also loves to dance while he's sitting:

Schedule: He still has a predictable routine and it hasn't changed much since 3 months old. Most of the time he still likes to take 4 naps but he is starting to take longer naps FINALLY! Hallelujah! I thought I was destined to have 2 children who only like 30 minute naps. And seriously, what can you get done in 30 minutes? That's right, nothing. But finally Beckham is napping 45 minutes to sometimes an hour or hour and a half. He has even had several 2 hour naps! So some days he naps 3 times. Now that I feed him solid foods he doesn't always get so sleepy or cranky in the evenings though he has been known to have evening grouchiness. 

I am still waiting ever so patiently for him to sleep mostly through the night. I'm not even asking for all night - just for him to wake just once. But alas, he still wakes around 10pm, 1 or 2am, and 4 or 5am. Someday. Until then, I'll be glad I am not working!

Such a cute and happy boy!