Grayson: Four Months

Well, I'm a little behind. Grayson was four months on the 15th, and I didn't even get him in for his appointment until the 26th. I always forget to book the next one while I'm there, and speaking of, I still haven't booked his six month. Oops. Alright, onto G man.

Official stats:

Height: 25" - went down from the 80th percentile to the 55th
Weight: 17.5 lbs. - went down from the 99th percentile to the 90th
Head: 17 1/4" - went up from the 81st percentile to the 88th

What he's up to:
-Eats well, obviously. However I don't feel like he eats as much for how chubby he is...but, we love it :) Eating about 4-5 oz per bottle, 5-6x a day.
-Tried rice cereal the other night, didn't go so well, but he was also starving I think so that wasn't very nice of me
-Accidentally rolled from tummy to back last night. By that I mean Connor had helped him onto his tummy so you can imagine one little arm stuck way under his chest so one slight movement of his head sent him sailing back to back position. Needless to say I think he was a little startled.
-If he's in a 'zone', whether it's eating or sleeping or resting and there is a loud noise, or you speak to someone across the house, he freaks out, intense screams for a few seconds. Maybe this is normal, but I swear Connor was not like that, it's actually pretty comical, but you feel bad for him at the same time.
-Is still such a content, calm little guy. Can basically hang out on the floor, in the stroller, in his car seat. I think we're enjoying that he still can't move :)
-Sleeping like a champ (you probably heard me knocking on wood VERY hard here). Roughly 8-9 hours a night, down anywhere from 830-930 and up between 5-6. This is beyond amazing for me. There haven't been too many mornings where he wakes up while I'm pumping which is great.
-Speaking of pumping, still going strong. A count and reorganization of our freezer has me at 414 bags. I think I'm producing more than I did for Connor as when I quit after 7.5 months with him, I think I had 440 or something.
-Six month clothes are getting a little tight for the most part. I have a bin of Connor's clothes ready to unpack in Grayson's room, but I am not sure it contains 9 month stuff...since I've already found the 12 month stuff. Weird, maybe Connor skipped over this size.
-Overall doing great :) Doctor visit went well, on track for everything and we just love hanging out with this little man.


4th of July Weekend 2011

Finally getting around to posting these pictures, and warning, there are lots :) I'll let the pictures do the talking.

Al was far too nice...letting Connor do circle after circle, going super fast, super slow, super fast again, you get the picture. He of course had a blast, not so sure the rest of us :) Kidding.

On the trailer. Off the trailer. On the trailer. Off the trailer. Constantly.


 Okay, that was a little funny.

omg hilarious

love this picture
sporting his new hat, he loves it!

my cousins Ellie and Lucy came up on Saturday

I did a lot of this...

Which led to a lot of this...

lots of this went on as well

love this one as well!

spraying a bug with a spray bottle full of listerine, apparently the newest craze in bug repellent

we all had  moments of looking like this..hot, sweaty, dirty, tired

the last morning Al took Connor and I fishing, it was pretty successful!
(and yes, I caught this one, it's not the same fish from the photo right before this one)

heading home

Thank you again, Al and Mary, for yet another wonderful weekend at Beaver 25! We loved every minute of it and look forward to next year :)


ahh, life.

I have posts coming that will be more interesting than this, but thought I'd at least sum up our lives the last few weeks.

Connor: Still having 1-3 accidents a day or so. We are beyond stumped if he actually has a medical/physical issue, or if he's just difficult to potty train. There are moments while I'm changing him that he'll be like 'oh, more is coming out!' and he'll run to the toilet and sometimes get more out, other times not, stating that he doesn't need to go anymore or that 'it's sleeping'. Whatever. It's so frustrating for all of us. We still continue to pump him with laxatives (miralax and actual exlax) and we will be repeating the botox procedure in the next few weeks, based on the initial success we saw last time that maybe just didn't last as long as it was supposed to. Aside from that, still makes us laugh every day and continues to amaze us. However don't bother getting a response to a question unless the question has something to do with equipment, what job sites are currently active for Bryan, etc.

Grayson: Just unofficially weighed him today and he's roughly 18 pounds. Yes, 18 pounds. Just looked back on Connor's stats at four months, 16.8 pounds, and we thought HE was a chunker. His official four month appointment is on the 26th, a few weeks late, oops. Still a pretty content little (ok, not so little) guy. Likes laying on the floor, he likes to get over on his side, but no rolling in the near future I don't think. Talking up a storm and drooling by the gallon. Crappy sleeper. Anywhere from 3-6 hours. Driving me a little crazy, Connor was such an awesome sleeper at this age, but oh well. I've been trying the 'nuk' diet in the middle of the night, but he sees right through that and demands the milk.

Bryan: Busy, lots of work going on which we're definitely thankful for. The best part is that nearly all of his jobs are in Mankato this year, so he's home much earlier than last year thankfully.

Me: Nothing really new. Attempting to get out and run here and there, debating the Mankato half marathon. Getting incredibly sick of pumping, but I'll keep at it for another few months. The end of September would be about the same time as with Connor so that's the goal.

We were supposed to be on vacation this week in the Dells, but as you may have heard my mom was hit by a car while on her morning run last Friday. AMAZINGLY, she 'only' has a broken shoulder, barely any cuts or bruises other than her arm. We are so lucky and thankful that it wasn't any more serious than that! I took her to her checkup today and they still aren't thinking it will require surgery, but just to let it 'hang' and let gravity do the healing. Pretty amazing.

4th of July weekend pics coming soon.


happy 4th!

We had a wonderful 4th of July weekend and hope you did too! Connor kicked it off with a wildly successful parade at his school then we picked him up early to head up to my Aunt Mary and Uncle Al's cabin on Horseshoe Lake in Wisconsin. It was beyond relaxing and the three gourmet meals a day was amazing (note to self, don't step on the scale this week, however I did manage three runs while there to combat it a little). More pictures to come of the weekend!

 This is Connor's 3rd year in the parade. Year one, he had eyes full of sun screen so he wasn't very happy, year two, he saw me and immediately wanted me to hold him, take him home, etc., getting him back into a teacher's hands was difficult but this year, success! He smiled and even waved his flag at me :) (it was too hot for the babies to come, so Grayson missed out on the fun)

Hope you and your families had a safe and fun weekend! Here's to a short week, Ashlyn's birthday party Friday night and heading to the Dells on Sunday! July is BUSY but oh so FUN :)