Thursday, June 8, 2017

Shep [9 Months]

Our sweet Harrison Shepard is NINE months old. I am forever wishing he would quit getting older. He is mama's little baby and I do not want that to change! I cannot believe how close we are to his first birthday and that I am already having to think about that. This has been such a fun month with Shep. He has learned so many new things!

Weight/Height: 21 1bs, 28 1/2 in

Hair: Our sweet Shepy is starting to get a lot more hair! He's so cute with his bed head in the mornings.

Clothes: Mostly 12 month

Diapers: Size 4

Sleeping: Shep usually goes to sleep around 6:45pm and wakes up around 7:00am. He takes 2 long naps, one in the morning and one after lunch time, then he takes another shorter one in the late afternoon sometimes.

Likes: Shep loves playing with his toys, snuggling with his mama, and laughing at his brother.

Dislikes: Someone not coming to get him out of his crib the second his eyes open in the morning ;)

Eating: Shep has four 8oz bottles/day, 1-2 jars of baby food, and finger food snacks. He has started weaning himself from his bottle and is wanting his sippy cup more during the day. He loves to eat but I am having to be very careful about what I give him because of his dairy and soy allergies. We are going to do a full food allergy evaluation at his 1 year appt. so until then we will just stick simple foods. So far he has been enjoying bananas, steamed carrots, and some bread!

Milestones: Shep is officially crawling and pulling up! He has 2 (bottom) teeth and working on his top 2. I have also been working with Shep on baby sign language. He has "more" down perfect!

Baby Items We Can't Live Without: I feel like we used our high chair a lot this month. Shep is starting to eat more finger foods so he is sitting longer in his seat. He drinks his day time bottles/sippy cups in his high chair. We also pulled out a few of Bennett's old toys and Shep is loving them, especially the "mobile office" as we like to call it ; )

Friday, May 26, 2017

Shep [8 Months]

I've had this post sitting in my drafts pictureless for a few weeks so now that I actually have a second to work on blogging I figured I better get this one up before Shep turns 9 months old!

 I feel like every month I cannot believe he's getting older. I want him to stay a baby forever! It's funny because a lot of people say that they don't baby their 2nd child as much but I am the opposite. I baby Shep so much and am really emotional about him getting older. We celebrated Shep's 8 month birthday at the beach this past weekend (same place BT turned 7 months!)

Weight/Height: Not sure. We go back to the dr next month for his 9 month check up.

Hair: Still growing!! He has a few pieces that stick over his ears and curl up and they are the CUTEST.

Clothes: 9-12m

Diapers: Both boys are in size 4 (which is hilarious to me...)

Sleeping: Shep had a couple rough weeks of sleep this month but is thankfully back on track! He is sleeping a solid 12 hours each night and naps 3x/day. His morning nap is usually an hour and a half, his mid-day nap is usually 2 hours, and his late afternoon nap is usually a cat nap about 30 minutes.

Likes: Playing with his brother, playing on his mat with all his toys, sleeping, and snuggling!

Dislikes: Not being able to crawl yet! It drives him nuts. He is SO close but just hasn't quite figured it out.

Eating: Shep has four 8oz bottles and baby food 3x/day. I haven't tried any table food with him yet but I'm sure we will soon.

Milestones: Shep has started pulling himself up to his knees in his crib. He is also able to go from his stomach to sitting. I know crawling and pulling up are just around the corner.

Baby Items We Can't Live Without: Play mat and all his toys!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Shep [7 Months]

Shep turned 7 months old on April 7th! We had the best month with Shep. He is growing so fast and seems to be learning something new every day. He probably had the best month of his life thus far, as he was healthy the entire month (including eczema) !!


Weight/Height: 20lbs, 27in 

Hair: Still growing some hair! It's all blond and seems to be thin (don't think he got my thick hair like Bennett..)

Clothes: Shep is wearing mostly 9-12m with some 12-18m in shirts (#BigBelly).

Diapers: Size 3 but can wear 4's too (found that out when I ran out of 3's and put one of Bennett's 4's on we might just move on to 4's so the boys are in the same size)

Sleeping: Shep is FINALLY sleeping 12+ hours. His eczema has cleared up SO much and I know this is the reason he is finally sleeping well. He is starting to teethe some so I'm sure there will be more sleepless nights in our future so we are enjoying the sleep while we can!

Likes: Snuggling with mommy, his lovie and blanket, playing on his play mat, watching his brother do anything!

Dislikes: It's so hard for me to ever think of anything Shep dislikes...he's that happy!

Eating: Shep has four 8oz bottles a day and eats baby food 3x/day. I will start introducing some finger foods soon!

Milestones: Babbling and making lots of noises, first beach trip, sleeping through the night (for the first time since he was 3 months old!!!!)

Baby Items We Can't Live Without: Bibs, play mat, boppy, exersaucer, lovie/blanket, sophie the giraffe (or any other teething toy).