Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Dear Davis–4 Months

     Oh Davis.  I say it every month, but you are the absolute best!  You are sweet and fun and precious.  I’m a few days late with this monthly, but I wanted to wait until our doctor’s appointment, so I could have all of your latest stats.  We are definitely in a honeymoon stage with you, and I love it!


     This month was a big one!  You’ve really cemented this whole rolling over thing.  As soon as I lay you down, you roll right to your belly.  It’s the strangest roll I’ve ever seen.  Most babies like to stretch out, so it’s easy to roll over their arm…not you, Peanut.  You squeeze your arms to your side, and power roll straight over.  It’s hilarious.  You can go belly to back, but it’s taken a backseat to the more fun option of back to belly.  As soon as you get on your belly, you grunt and push your knees into the floor because you want so badly to move.  You grunt and lift up your arms and legs like Superman.  I have a feeling you’ll be pushing or army crawling very soon.  Natalie and Granny have bet the you’ll be crawling by Christmas.  You’ve also figured out those hands.  You can grab and push and squeeze (and scratch).  When you’re on your mat, you grab at all the hanging toys and pull so hard it looks like they might break off!  You absolutely love to sit up, but you can’t quite do it alone.  You are so close though!
     You almost never spit up anymore, and you’ve learned how to spit and blow bubbles into your bottle.  You are still so intense, but I love every minute of it!  We learned this month that you are definitely cold natured.  You cannot stand to catch a chill, so at night, we keep you very bundled up.  You are so fun and sweet and happy, and I love showing you off to everyone!

IMG_1906You really think you can hold your bottle.

IMG_1907I’m afraid you’re going to break these little things off!

IMG_1923You love sitting up…for about 3 minutes.  Then you arch your back and try to jump out.

Kooky Raccoo
Putting everything into your mouth
Rolling over

IMG_1925The carrier is our new favorite way to carry your around stores.  You get to see everything, and I get full use of the buggy and my hands!


Length: 25 in. (50th percentile)
Weight: 14 lb. 3 oz. (25th percentile) You’ve gained almost 5 pounds in 2 months!
Head: 43 (75th percentile)
Eating: 6 oz. every 3 hours. Moo.
Sleeping: 7:00ish to 6:00ish. No hard and fast nap schedule…but you’re pretty good at it.

You make the sweetest faces.

     Your doctor thinks you’re doing great! Of course I agree.  She told us that we can start introducing some food this month, and I cannot wait!  You are becoming such a little person with the best personality, and we are so thankful for you.  You are the perfect fit for our family, and make us so proud!  I love watching you grow!

It is seriously so hard for me to narrow down these pictures every month.

Seriously? I could not love you more.

Monday, September 7, 2015

There Are Days

     Let’s talk about being busy.  As I may have mentioned one or twice, I had the best baby on earth 13 weeks ago. (I’ll cry about that later.)  After that, I moved back into my classroom.  Then we bought a house.  So we packed…and packed…and packed.  Then we moved.  Then I moved out of my classroom and into another classroom.  This “new” room has been being used as “storage” for the past 16,584,606,541 years.  I’m not lying to you when I say it’s full of junk.  Also it’s dusty (but I’ll think about that later).  Aaaaaaaaaand we’re only four weeks into the school year!


Add to this list:
Ancient “resources” you’re forbidden to throw away
Stealing from other teachers so you can finally have matching desks
Sending aggressive work orders to people who won’t help you
Dollar Tree decorating
Risking your life climbing things to clean the walls

…and everyone’s favorite…
professional development.

     And yet…there are some days when you feel like you might have actually done something.  There are days when students pass the math test.  There are days when you hear a student tell another student that you’re nice. There are days when they laugh at your jokes. And there are days when you hear that your students are happy.  That makes you feel better about not getting any work done over the weekend.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Dear Davis–3 Months

     Sweet Baby Davis!  You are three months old…actually you were three months old three days ago!  I say it every month, but I just can’t believe it.  You are beautiful and so, so fun!  Your personality has come out in a big way this month, and it is so fun to watch.


     We have settled into such a great routine this month.  You are the best eater and the best sleeper, and you are finally learning to play…sort of.  You love your play mat and make the sweetest noises. You’re really kind of loud.  You coo and goo and babble, and don’t even get me started on your laugh – the best!  You discovered your hands and want nothing more than to keep them in your mouth.  You wouldn’t let me get a single picture of your precious smile…your hands tasted far too delicious.  A few weeks ago you learned to roll over.  Everyone keeps asking if you went belly to back, but that wouldn’t do for you!  You rolled side to side, pinned your elbows to your sides, grunted, and rolled right over!  You don’t do it very often during the day, but every night your roll over at least once and wake yourself up.  Last weekend you finally learned to go from belly to back.  You go so fast because you really don’t love being on your belly.  As soon as I put your on your tummy, you flip right over.  You haven’t put it together yet, but I know it won’t be long. 
     You are doing so great at daycare!  Your teachers love you, and you smile so big to see them every morning.  I know you’re in a great place, and I’m so excited to watch everything you learn.  They keep telling me how strong you are. I think five or six people have said that now!  It’s because you push off with your legs like a rocket.  You can pretty much go wherever you want.  We’re in for it when you figure out how to really get going!

I can see how tense you are in this picture.  You never relax because you want to move all over!

I had to sit you straight up…you want to see everything.

You love stroller rides!

Oh your daddy did not love this outfit. He may have even said the cap looked like a girl Pilgrim bonnet, but you were so precious! You’ll wear this again and again until I can’t squeeze you into it anymore! You are so handsome!

Kooky Raccoo
Pretending to stand up
Going outside

Be still my heart.

Length: We haven’t measured since your last appointment, but I feel like you’re getting a lot longer!
Weight: 12 lb. according to the scale at Granny’s house
Head: We haven’t measured since your last appointment, but I’m sure it’s keeping up.
Eating: 5 oz. every three hours and 6 oz. in the morning and at night. Oink.
Sleeping: You are the best! You sleep from about 7:30 to 6:00 and only wake up when you flip over.

     You are the most fun little part of our family!  You are growing like a weed, and every day you know so much more.  I can’t believe we’re moving into our fourth month with you.  I can barely even look at you without smiling!  My heart is so full.  I want to know all about who you’re going to be…but I love watching who you are now.

I was able to narrow this down slightly, but I make no apologies for picture overload!


#allthehearteyes I love you so much!