March 10, 2014

Stella Monroe :: 5 months ::

 Better late than never right? You are already 6 months + a few days! 

- You are 13 lb 10 oz.
- You are in 3 month and some 3-6 month clothes!
- You are in size 2 shoes!

- You wear size 2 diapers!
- You were sleeping 11 hours at night and then you started getting up once or twice a night when you were sick. After 1 night of letting you cry (maybe 15 minutes) you are back to 11 to 11 1/2 hours at night. (Thank goodness)
- You do not nap good! You will only sleep in your crib and at that you may sleep from 20 minutes to 2 hours. You just never know!

- You are a rolling machine and can get up on your knees and forearms.  
- The jumperoo is your favorite thing and you go crazy in it!
- You nurse very 2 - 4 hours and no food yet!

- You are pretty much the happiest baby unless you are super tired! 
- You are a big fan of your siblings. You smile so big when they entertain you!
- You are a daredevil and have no fear yet! You love to be thrown and flipped upside down! You are one tough cookie - but you've gotta be in our family!

- You've found your feet and like to play with them, but none in your mouth yet!
- You are good at sitting unassisted for a minute or so. But if you reach for something your fall right over! :)
- You can't crawl but you do scoot backwards! You get stuck quite a bit under the couch!

Happy 5 months, sweet girl!

March 3, 2014

Jumperoo and potty training 2014

 Girlfriend loves her jumperoo.  Apparently, she got such a great workout that it wore her out! How sweet is she?

My parents came up and watched the kiddos for me while I had a back appt one day!  Someone got cozy and fell asleep on pops.  It's funny I'm posting sleeping pictures of her, because for the most part she doesn't sleep during the day! 

Yesterday we started potty training Cohen for real! Last week I got the potty out of the van and just kept it out but he had no real interest.  Well yesterday, after I realized I had an easy week, I thought this would be the best time to do it.  So while I was playing with Cohen I told him he could have candy if he peed in his potty. Well, no later than 15 minutes he comes into our bedroom where I'm folding clothes carrying his potty. Totally sanitary, I know. But whatever, I screamed! :) I was so excited I think I freaked him out! :) But he was super proud.  So I told him he could have any candy he wanted and he asked for oreos. A call to daddy who was grocery shopping (it was a mere 1 degree yesterday - no way in heck was I getting out) and oreos were picked up.  He had 2 more accidents whenever daddy got home but after that he was golden.  He's peed and pooped in it! So a successful first day! 

As I type this, this morning, he's peed 2 more times! So I'm feeling pretty confident. Knock on wood - he is even doing better than big sister. And I thought she was pretty easy.  She had a few accidents on the second morning but was then golden after that! 

Daddy picked out some sports undies so we shall see what happens from here on out. I'm afraid to get too excited since he is a boy and his attention span is like 2 seconds, but hopefully it'll continue. 
We will be going out this afternoon, so fingers crossed, it goes well.  

Oh and for the record, we do the 3 day potty training system. Works awesome. But here's my 1 piece of advice. Wait until they are ready - like super ready. Don't do it because you want them out of diapers. Im lazy and like things easy - so waiting until they are super ready makes it much easier for me!

Good job sweet boy!