Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Half way there...

Really? 6 months have gone by since little Logan was born... What?!? How does that happen so fast? 

This last month has been a lot of fun with Logan learning new things and trying new foods. Every day he just grows up a little bit more and it breaks my heart...but also puts it right back together because I love seeing him grow and do new things.

Some fun things about our 6 month boy:
  • He weighs 17.7 lbs and is 26.5 inches long. These are both in the 25th to 50th percentile. I was super concerned about it because he's gone down a group at the last two appointments. But there's nothing to worry about, the doctor said as long as he's gaining weight and growing that's all that matters right now. So it could mean that he'll be a small little boy, or it could mean nothing at all. Who knows what this kid will grow up to be! And if he is a tiny little kid, like his mama, then that's perfectly fine! :)
  • Logan has TWO teeth! He got the first one on Oct. 4th and the second on Oct. 10th. They are his bottom front teeth. It's so cute to see him smile and see those big teeth, I can't believe my boy has teeth!! He has done really well for the most part with the teething process. Obviously super drooly, and a bit fussy. But he has really liked his binky and some frozen peaches to ease the pain.
  • He sits so well! He has the best posture (that I am jealous of!) and is able to correct himself when he starts wobbling a little bit. He's had a few big falls, once at church on the hard floor in the foyer because I got distracted talking to someone (I need to learn how to talk and watch my baby, apparently). And the other one was at home and he fell forward onto some toys. It's always super sad, but a quick hug and some "daddy squeezes" makes him happy again.
  • Logan loves to play with his toys. We set his toy basket right in front of him and he will grab and throw each toy out of it. It cracks us up! He's started reaching for specific toys, which is super fun to watch. And he gets frustrated when he can't get what he wants. 
  • He's also started getting upset when we take something away...uh oh! That happens this early?!? I was getting bored of a little animal app he was watching and so I was going to open another one. The minute I took away my phone, he cried and even after I opened a different app, he just wasn't having it! So I switched it back to the animal one and he was his smiley, giggly self again. Not cool, baby...not cool! I thought I had at least a few more months until that happened. 
  • I was so excited to share this next one...HE'S SLEEPING THROUGH THE NIGHT! Well, not so excited to share anymore, but he's not doing it so much anymore. So sad! For about 3 weeks he was going to bed around 7:30 and would wake up at 6:30 to eat. And then he'd go back to sleep until 8:00 or so. It was amazing...until he stopped. And guess what he picked up instead? Rolling himself over to his tummy in the middle of the night and then waking us up by screaming because he hates his tummy. It's been a little rough, but I've once again accepted that things always change and to never get used to anything. That definitely helps me get through the rough stages. 
  • Logan boy had his first plane ride to Utah a few weeks ago. The trip to Utah was great, he just ate and then snuggled up to Daddy and slept the whole way. The trip home was amazing, and he ate and snuggled up to Mommy and slept the whole way. Will it always be that easy?? This baby definitely has spoiled us, that's for sure. 
  • He's experimenting will all sorts of foods. He still LOVES apples. We recently tried pears and he would suck on it a little bit, but didn't seem to love it. Which I decided is okay, because I've never really liked pears, and so now I don't feel like I have to buy them. He likes bread (who doesn't??) and loves peas! Well, it's like a dehydrated pea snack thing. But he will eat several of those, and that's the only food he's actually finished before getting tired of it.
Logan had a lot of fun meeting his aunts, uncles, and cousins in Utah and seeing his Nana and Papa McKenzie again. His best friend was cousin Gracie, who loved to hold him. She would stare at him saying "Logey, Logey, Logey..." until he would look at her. It was the cutest thing. His cousin Aidyn kind of liked him... haha! He loved to give him kisses, but did not love it when his mommy held Logan. It was so cute to see the older girls hold him, because they have so much practice with their younger siblings and cousins. I wasn't worried, but I'm glad that Log was still his happy self the whole trip, especially when there was so much noise and craziness all around him. Andy and I live such a quiet life here in Washington, that I was excited for Logan to experience some crazy. And he seemed to like it just fine!

Here are a few pictures of our big guy at 6 months.

Playing with daddy's old Ninja Turtles

Our first family plane ride
Meeting Aunt Megan and cousin Aidyn
Love this baby with a hood on his head!
Playin' with toys
We loved walking around campus showing Logan where he will go to school one day. :) (He slept the whole time...)
Uncle Rich and Logan
I love this picture with his legs sticking straight out. Ha!
My baby is old enough to sit in shopping carts! 
I did a quick 6 month photo shoot with Log and he was seriously the best model. I'm so glad they turned out better than his newborn pictures, because getting a photographer for every milestone month would get expensive!
Love his drool spot?? 

We love this little boy so much and can't wait to see what the future holds for him. He is just the sweetest, happiest baby and I don't think we could be any happier to be his parents!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

5 months for our little man

Logan boy is 5 months old!! I know everyone says that time just flies by...and I've felt that in the past, but this last month I think I've really just relaxed and focused 100% on my little boy and enjoyed every moment of it. I know I can't always do that, but I'm so glad for the days where I can just take it slow and soak it all up. I'm seriously so grateful that I can stay home with him. Andy is the best husband and daddy, working so hard to make it possible. Thanks honey!!!

I've had so much fun this last month with the little guy. It's been so fun to see him gain new skills and be able to play with him more and more. We love to make him laugh, and he laughs ALL THE TIME! He still loves people and doesn't seem to mind too much being passed around. He will always give whoever he sees a great big smile.

Some fun things about Logey at 5 months:
  • I'm not sure how long he is, or how much he weighs...I don't feel like he's grown that much from last month, seeing as how he still fits into his 3 months clothes. So we will see in a few weeks at his next check-up how big he's gotten.
  • He's finally mastered rolling from his back to his belly. It's so cute to watch! Andy had mentioned that he saw him do it once, and I was so jealous because I hadn't seen it. I knew he could do it, because I would find him on his tummy after I left the room for a second, but I never witnessed it. So for a few days I just watched and watched him so intently and I finally got to see it! It was so cute. Now the problem is...he really does not like being on his tummy anymore. Sad day.
  • He's started noticing his toes, and likes to grab at them. He does not try to eat them, yet.
  • Logan cranes his neck and back like crazy these days! I don't know what it is...maybe he's just more alert and realized that there are things behind him and he really wants to see. I don't know, but it makes feeding time pretty interesting 
  • Poor Logey had his first cold a few weeks ago. There was one rough night where he couldn't sleep and ended up sleeping in our bed. He woke up once every hour and we just had to cuddle him back to sleep and he was okay. Luckily, it didn't last longer than a week and very lucky that he was still his sweet smiley self during the day.
  • He cannot get enough of his hands! He likes to play with them and then loves to suck on them. We swear he's going to pop a tooth any minute, but nothing ever shows up. 
  • He is sitting on his own!! He's still wobbly, but he is definitely doing it. It's so much fun!
  • Log likes to sleep on his side, well he did until I decided to start swaddling his arms again. It was so cute to find him in the morning laying on his side just snoozing away. But one night he was having a hard time going back to sleep so I decided to put him in his swaddler, and he slept from 11 pm to 7 am, no interruptions!! Now he's in a swaddle sleep sack, and definitely sleeps longer, but not as long as that one fluke night. One of these days he will decide that he can go through the night without eating...
  • Logan seems to LOVE ducks! I've mentioned how he loves his little duck "lovey", but one day as I was going through sounds on my phone, I came across a duck quacking and he laughed! I played every other noise and he couldn't have cared less, but every time I played the quack he would smile and laugh. So cute!
  • Logan has always been really good about getting woken up from his naps. I know everyone says "don't wake a sleeping baby", but Logan seriously never minded. Well, now he does! There's been a few times where he's had to be woken up early and he starts crying and is so sad. Luckily, I'm able to get him back to sleep pretty quickly.
  • He loves to pat everything. There was one night when he was snuggling with Andy and his little hand was just patting him the whole time. He loves to pat the bottle when he's eating, loves to reach up and pat our faces. 
  • He's starting to laugh at peek-a-boo. Can't wait to play more games with him when he's older.
  • Logan has tried a few solid foods. We tried avocado slices first, and he did not enjoy it. I tried mashing them and feeding to him on a spoon and he liked that even less. We tried apple slices and he LOVED that. He held it in his little hand and sucked on it for quite a while. But when I tried thanks! Peaches are no good - which was so surprising because I had a slice and it was possibly the most delicious peach I'd had in a while. :) He loves bananas, too! I tricked him once and put a banana and an avocado in one of those mesh feeders and he really liked it! I love trying new foods with him! He's had a few sips of water and he sometimes swallows it. Ha! 
Here are a few pictures of the big guy:

Out for a walk around the Arboretum

Haha, love these daddy/son imitation pictures

Chubby chubby cheeks 

Laying on my legs just relaxing

Sitting up like a big boy during his bath

This is the only thing that will keep him happy during tummy time

I propped him up on these pillows while I changed the laundry...came back to him sleeping. Ha ha!