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Eight Months

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Eight Months

On 12/1/2017, Owen & Brooks turned EIGHT Months old!

We are...

  • Owen weighs ~15ish (last appt was at 6 months)
  • Brooks weighs ~15ish 

We LOVE: 

  • Weddings! Our Auntie Stacy and Spencer got married on 11/11 and we got to meet lots of extended family
  • The activity boards daddy made us! They are so fun!
  • Plane rides to visit Grandma and other family and friends in Cincinnati
  • Thanksgiving / holidays in general
  • Making a mess during food time – baby led weaning (BLW) is no joke in the cleanup department. We love strawberries, banana, turkey, avocado, green beans, etc.
  • Going on walks with Scout and watching her run in the grassy area
  • Swimming lessons – we’re almost ready to go under!

We don't like: 

  • Being cold – brrr – our hands and feet get coldie on our walks sometimes. Time to get some gloves mommy!
  • Napping – sometimes we aren’t good at it
  • Getting our nails trimmed
  • Cold milk (Owen) – O has to have room temperature milk

Our Differences: 

  • It's amazing - we're growing more similar but also more different everyday.
  • Owen still likes to be on the move and can officially crawl. He is also starting to pull himself up onto things.
  • Brooks is completely content sitting and watching things but he is starting to get annoyed when his brother climbs on him.
  • Brooks still has blue eyes. Owen’s are greenish – hazel.
  • Brooks loves music and likes food more than his brother.
  • Brooks doesn’t nap as well as his brother. Owen can sleep through anything!

We are:

  • Wearing 6 month clothes (starting to do 6-9 months) and are still in size 2 diapers. We also have started on overnight diapers since we can sometimes sleep for upwards of 11 hours!

We can: 

  • Crawl / scoot
    • Owen started officially at the end of November.
  • Giggle loudly
  • 'Talk' outloud
  • Sign basic commands
  • Clap

What happened this month: 

  • Stacy & Spencer got married 11/11.
  • We went to our first Friendsgiving party at the Mardeuz’s on 11/18.
  • Owen crawled / scooted for the first time on 11/19.
  • We had a family photoshoot for Christmas card pictures on 11/19.
  • We flew to Cincinnati (for the second time) on 11/22 to celebrate Thanksgiving with Mom’s family and friends. We got to see Liza & Bill, Jorie & Cassie, Emily and then the Becker family as well as Grandpa Ry, Grandma Di and Uncle John! #lucky

Photos: some of our firsts from month eight!

 

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Seven Months

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Seven Months

On 11/1/2017, Owen & Brooks turned SEVEN Months old!

We are...

  • Owen weighs 15ish (last appt was at 6 months)
  • Brooks weighs 15ish 

We LOVE: 

  • Eating - Mom, Dad & Logan are trying this new technique called baby led weaning (BLW) from Feeding Littles (highly recommend the class) -- we’re now enjoying all kinds of things: strawberries, avocado, sweet potato, turkey, eggs
  • Playing airplane with Daddy and 'BLAST OFF!'
  • Bath time splashing
  • Reading time (sometimes)
  • Lotion time (after bath)
  • Playing with eachother - we now share / steal toys from one another 

We don't like: 

  • Getting our noses cleaned with the Nose Frida or boogie wipes
  • Being overtired if we are bad nappers
  • When our brother steals our toy 
  • Our 'witching hour' is from 4-7 where we just aren't too happy anymore and probably are getting a little bored. This is when we go on nice long walks and that usually quiets us down while we wait for daddy to come home to hang wiht us and start bath time and bed routine .

 

Our Differences: 

  • It's amazing - we're growing more similar but also more different everyday. It is easy to tell us apart as Owen has lots of dark hair and Brooks looks alot like Mom. Brooks' hair is lighter and he has less. Brooks also has bright blue eyes and Owen's are more hazel / green. So handsome! 
  • O likes to be on the move and can slide and move around in 360 spins
  • B is completely content sitting and watching things. He doesn't have the desire to move yet but has an amazingly strong core 
  • Brooks is more musically inclined we have found and has started dancing (moving his head back and forth to the music)

We are:

  • Wearing 6 month clothes and are still in size 2 diapers. Our favorites are Pampers because they absorb lots! But mom doesn’t like the baby powder smell.

We can: 

  • Sit unassisted!!
    • Brooks sat on his own for the first time for 2+ mins before he got too tired on Friday, October, 13th
    • Owen, a few days later, on the 19th
  • Roll over assisted! Owen does it all the time 😊
  • Smile TONS at Mom & Dad, Grandparents, Logan, Scout
  • Sign – Logan, our nanny, has taught us how to sign ‘more’, ‘eat’ and ‘all-done’ this month!

What happened this month: 

  • On 10/4, we officially graduated again from Happy Mom Grad School at Modern Milk
  • On 10/20, we went to our first Halloween event at the Carefree Enchanted Pumpkin Garden with Mom and Nanny Logan. It was so fun to see all the pumpkins! Cannot wait to go next year!
  • On 10/22, we met June, Auntie and Uncle Shelley and Mike and Uncle DB Jason at Macdonald's Ranch. It is amazing how warm it is still in AZ at this time. We went home and had a football day with our friends and that was fun!
  • On 10/28, we went to Lola's house for our friends Halloween party! Funny how all parties are now baby parties! We dressed up as Clark Kent and Superman and it was a hit! 
  • On Halloween, we dressed up as mini Reese' pieces thanks to Grandma Kelley's awesome costume decoration and we walked around the neighborhood! Mom & Dad ate all our candy --- RUDE! 

Photos: some of our firsts from month seven!

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Six Months

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Six Months

On 10/1/2017, Owen & Brooks turned SIX Months old!

We are...

  • Owen weighs 14 lbs 10 oz, 25.5cm (as of 10/3/2017)
  • Brooks weighs 14 lbs 6 oz, 25.25cm (as of 10/3/2017)

We LOVE: 

  • Our swim lessons (we just graduated to the next level at Hubbard Swim School!)
  • Cooler weather!
  • Scout – we hear her paws on the floor and always are excited to watch her go
  • Eating time! We’re now enjoying rice and oatmeal cereal mixed with milk
  • Being on a nap schedule
  • Learning and playing with our nanny, Logan <- what a Godsend!
  • Visits from Grandparents – those that live in AZ and OH!
  • Watching fish in the fish tank
  • New friends! (welcome to the world Jack, June, and Maddie)
  • Playing airplane

We don't like: 

  • Diaper rash (these poor guys had a rough stretch of unexplained diarrhea for a week and no one had fun)
  • Sleeping on our backs (we prefer side)
  • Getting our noses cleaned with the Nose Frida or boogie wipes

Our Differences: 

  • Owen is very smiley and pretty much a huge flirt. Brooks, on the other hand, is always questioning and remains curious. Brooks makes people work for the smiles while Owen gives them up for free.
  • Owen doesn’t like cold milk
  • Brooks loves to breastfeed
  • Own would rather take a bottle since it’s less work 😊
  • Brooks is definetly a better eater and can fully hold his bottle by himself
  • Owen is a better sleeper
  • Owen prefers oatmeal cereal mixed with milk while Brooks prefers rice cereal – here we go 😊

We are:

  • Wearing 3-6 month clothes and are in size 2 diapers

We can: 

  • Almost sit unassisted
  • Roll over assisted
  • Grab and move things (rattles, sensory balls etc.)
  • Giggle during airplane
  • 'Talk' outloud -- especially in the mornings. We like the world to know we're awake!

What happened this month: 

  • On 9/2, we went to Two Brothers with M&M for a last date before they welcomed their little one
  • On 9/6, Brooks graduated from his docband! Thanks for the great and quick experience Cranial Technologies. In and out of my helmet to fix my noggin in 7 weeks! 
  • On 9/10, we had a baby party at Ame's house with Mom's friends from Modern Milk's Happy Mom School. What fun! Mom likes margaritas. Dad likes beer.
  • On 9/13, Mom had to go on a business trip to Austin for a Zillow New Home Construction conference so we got to have dad time - lucky us!
  • On 9/21, we went to another baby party at the Mardeuz house. How fun to visit with cousin Jack, baby Grace and Weston!
  • On 9/23, Mom & Dad got to meet baby June!
  • On 9/24, Mom & Dad got to celebrate 2 years of marriage starting with drinks at the Covenant and a delicious meal for AZ Restaurant Week at Hearth 61. Yummo!
  • On 9/ 28, Grandma Di came to visit us and Daddy went to New Orleans to celebrate Uncle Spencer's bachelor party. They had lots of fun and Dad came home more sleepy than he did before he left! 

Photos: some of our firsts from month six!

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