Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Weekly Update

 Olive:
1:: She haaated santa. Flipped out right when she saw him, and cried while sitting on his nap. Hilarious.
2:: She likes to pretend to be my baby. She will say 'look at my baby!' and I have to acknowledge she is a baby. She also likes to pretend to be sleeping baby olive in my arms or her carseat.
3:: I feel like she has just figured out running, and she is FAST.
4:: She loves to open the front door when someone is there. Every once in a while she will freak out and cry when someone comes to the door. She also has to open the microwave door when we get her her bottle or she will freak out.
5:: She loves looking for christmas lights while we are driving. We went to see the Layton lights and she wanted to keep going through over and over.

Riggins:
1:: He is officially in the stage where he pulls my hair. It's always in his clenched fists.
2:: He is such a smiley guy. All you really have to do is look at him and he will smile.
3:: He has sensitive skin just like Olive. Not as bad yet, but if I don't lotion him every day it gets super dry.
4:: He laughs hardest at dad. He loves him so much.
5:: He has been taking naps in his bed and by default sleeping at night in his bed. I didn't mean to have him sleep in there, he just wasn't sleeping good in his rock n play so I figured why not. He's been doing better, waking up about twice a night, and giving me around 4-5 hours stretches. I need to sleep train soon though, I think he should be able to sleep through the night by now.


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Weekly Update

 Olive:
1:: We got an elf on the shelf and she named him Ed. No clue where she got that from but I love it.
2:: She was holding Riggins' hand and she says 'aww so sweet baby brudda'.
3:: She loooooved playing in the snow with Taylor. I had to force her to come in. She made a snow man, snow angels, and snow balls.
4:: We went to festival of trees and she loved it. She wanted to climb right into any display that had any sort of toys in it. There was a man in the ground looking like he had fallen off the roof and she kept saying how we needed to 'help santa!' and there was a mannequin wearing a blonde wig and she said it was 'cinderella falling' haha.
5:: Her skin is crazy dry and she gets like dry patches and spots. Nothing I use really helps except hydrocortisone and I don't think I'm supposed to use it everyday.

Riggins:
1:: It's a good thing he's so cute because he has stopped sleeping. getting up 5-6 times a night. I have never been so tired. I feel like it might be time to switch him into his own room because maybe he'll sleep better in his crib?
2:: He is the fastest nurser. I swear it's 5 minutes and he's done.
3:: He has started grabbing toys on his playmat and kicking his feet to hit some of them.
4:: He does this gurgle cackle thing when he goes to laugh and it's like he won't fully release the laugh.
5:: He has been taking his naps in his bed and sleeps really well in there. So if he's not sleeping at night, at least he will nap laying down so I can get some stuff done.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Weekly Update

Olive:
1:: She had a sleep over at nana's house and loved every second of the attention she got. She is so loved by her grandparents and uncle jax.
2:: Ruby gave us some hand me downs, and now everytime she gets dressed, no matter what it is she says 'thank you ruby!'
3:: She asks for candy every morning in her tiny cup. I give her a princess vitamin, white colostrum pill, and a bear probiotic and she knows each one and when one is missing.
4:: She loves to draw and color and play with play dough.
5:: She is obsessed with boss baby. She requests 'black bird' song every night over and over when we're rocking her to sleep.

Riggins:
1:: He is so content and happy in his swing or play mat, but sometimes when were eating he'll fuss until we get him. He just wants to be included in the family dinner.
2:: He still loves being swaddled and I had to buy him the next size of swaddle. Most don't come that big because it's usually the size when kids can roll over. He's just a big dude. haha.
3:: Riggins puts his fist in the air and just stares at it all concentrated and serious.
4:: His head is getting a lot stronger and he is able to do tummy time a lot better! I swear he's going to roll over one of these days.
5:: When he is on his back and I am behind him he will arch his back so much to try to see me. He likes to watch whatever we are doing and as long as he can see us he's usually pretty happy.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Weekly Update

Olive:
1:: Olive loves having us draw minions and dogs on her boogie board at church.
2:: She loves to pretend to be puppy Ollie. She will crawl up to me and want a bone. So I tell her to sit, roll over, speak, and then I give her a bone. She shakes with her hand in a fist, too.
3:: She always tries to push buttons while I am working on the computer. She calls it 'work' because she sees Taylor working at his computer in the basement.
4:: She is talking so much and saying so many big words. She will say things like 'get dog dog for me?' and the other day I opened the microwave when she wanted to and I said oh, sorry! and she said 'I sorry about it mamoo!' She now says 'no no no' whenever we do something she doesn't want us to.
5:: She shoved two pom pom balls up her nose. She asked me to get the balls out of her nose. Luckily Taylor was home and luckily they had a surface we could grab them out, but they were pretty far up there. We had to hold her down and Taylor got them out. It freaked me out.

Riggins:
1:: He has lost a lot of his hair. I think it is starting to grow back in and it is coming in light.
2:: He's our smiley guy. If he makes eye contact with you and you talk in a weird voice, he will smile at you.
3:: He is taking 3 naps a day, morning, afternoon, and evening. He usually goes to bed around 8ish.
4:: He will nap in his car seat, but he usually won't stay asleep if I have to move his carseat.
5:: We put him in his bear snow suit and he was so cute and chubby in it I died. He has a fur hat that squish his cheeks perfectly. It's amazing.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Weekly Update


Olive:
1:: She's in a big copying phase. Everything I do with Riggins she does with her baby. She holds the binkie in her teeth the way I do, when I lay Riggins down her baby will be laying right by him, and everytime I get Riggins out of his swing she says 'Baby turn!' and puts her baby in.
2:: Since day light savings anytime she sees the sun going down she says 'It's so dark!' and we ask her what that means and she says bathtime instead of bedtime.
3:: Anytime she is wondering where Taylor is she yells 'TAY!'
4:: She has this weirdo scratchy voice she's been using lately. It's hilarious.
5:: She rolled down the stairs and it scared her really bad. She totally caught herself but it was a little scary!

Riggins:
1:: He is the chubbiest baby. His cheeks get bigger everyday and so does his belly. His legs still aren't that big yet. Waiting for the rolls to come.
2:: He all the sudden has become not a great sleeper. He used to wake up once or twice a night, but now it's a lot more and he isn't always going back to sleep.
3:: If I don't nurse him when I go to the gym early, he is always cuddling in bed with Taylor drinking a bottle. It is very cute.
4:: He's in size one diapers, but I think I need to move him up to two because he has a blowout almost everyday.
5:: Sometimes he gets fussy or overly tired and doesn't want to nurse so I give him a bottle and he eats it up.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Weekly Update


Olive:
1:: We went up to Logan to see Milo and went to a big jumping place. Olive climbed to the top of the biggest slide all by herself over and over.
2:: After the first time she didn't even want me to climb up with her. She wanted to do it alone. Miss Independent.
3:: She is in a possessive phase, and will move another kid's arm out of the way when they are touching what she wants. Don't know how to stop that...
4:: There was a big pile of leaves at Kylie's house and Olive jumped right in and said 'Mom! I'm swimming in the leaves!'
5:: She always says she is a ghost, I am a pumpkin, and Taylor is a skeleton. But she pronounces it 'skeleskin'. She loves Halloween.


Riggins:
1:: He used to poop about once a week, but now he has started everyday, and mostly having a blowout.
2:: He had one when I got to Kylie's apartment. Luckily I had an extra outfit and diaper!
3:: He is so chatty and coos and talks back to me when I talk to him.
4:: He straightens his arms and kicks his legs when he gets excited. And makes the cutest little facial expressions.
5:: He will follow me with his eyes around the room. If he can see me he's happy.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Weekly Update


Olive:
1:: Everywhere we drive or walk, Olive looks for pumpkins on the porch of houses. She will yell 'DERS SOME!' and then I yell it too and she laughs and we do it over and over when we see them.
2:: She was going back and forth between the couch and she said 'Mom, I bouncy!'.
3:: Anytime she sees halloween outfits she will always say 'Buzz Halloween!' She understands she is going to be buzz.
4:: She loooooved trick or treating. She actually made it about an hour and understood what to do.
5:: She wanted to open some candy right away, but actually kept most of it in her bucket the whole time. She also chose the black and white striped bucket instead of the pumpkin bucket.


Riggins:
1:: He was the cutest Woody I have ever seen. Even if Olive wasn't Buzz, I would have wanted him to be Woody because it was perfect.
2:: I had to actually cut the crotch of the costume because he was too long for it, and it would barely velcro shut because he is so chubby.
3:: He is always happy to be along for the ride and sat in the stroller while we trick or treated until he got cold.
4:: He's on a pretty good schedule where he takes 3 naps a day. His morning and night naps are shorter, and his afternoon one is pretty long as long as he's in his swing or Olive is quiet.
5:: His favorite person is Taylor. He will always smile at him and laughs at him more than anyone else.