Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Weekly Update

Olive:
1:: All she wants to do is play playdough. All day everyday.
2:: I've been sick and she is constantly asking me if I'm sick and telling me to drink my water. Because I won't let her drink out of it.
3:: An example of her saying 'now' after everything. This week she wanted me to get something upstairs and she said 'mama go upstairs the top now.' I think it's so cute.
4:: When I ask her to do something or to get me a certain ice cream flavor with her toy she responds with 'sure!' but it sounds more like 'suah'.
5:: She told me today that she needs to play outside. I agree. The weather has been so crappy we miss being outside!


Riggins:
1:: This week I gave him some of Olive's apple sauce at dinner.
2:: He looooved it and ate it like a pro. Guess I need to make more purees.
3:: He's really getting good at tummy time, but he isn't rolling over yet.
4:: Since he was sick he is not sleeping well at all. He wakes up a lot and he's been so hard to get down at night. The other night he didn't go to sleep until after midnight and I tried everything and even had to give him a bottle.
5:: I wonder if I should give him rice cereal or formula at night. It just seems like he's not getting enough to keep him full and that might help him sleep longer.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Weekly Update

 Olive
1:: She got the stomach flu the day after Christmas. Up all night barfing and taking baths and washing sheets. It was so sad she was so sick. Luckily it only lasted 24 hours.
2:: We went up to the cabin overnight until Riggins got sick, and on the way up she fell asleep in the car, which doesn't happen a lot. She loved playing in the playroom and slept through the night in the closet while we were up with Riggins all night while he barfed.
3:: She doesn't call us mamoo or dadoo anymore. She calls us mama and daddy. Whenever she talks to Taylor she'll say 'come play daddy!' and it sounds like she has an English accent.
4:: She says 'now' after a lot of things she says. 'I need to eat a candy now.' 'I want to play with my toys now.' 'Look, I wake up now.'
5:: She takes vitamins and probiotics everyday and asks for her 'candy' every morning. She grabs her tiny cup and has me put them in there and she eats them.

Riggins:
1:: Poor guy got the stomach flu too. He was up all night barfing, and didn't make a peep. I only knew he was barfing because I heard it, not because he cried. We were at the cabin and I'm glad he was sleeping in our room because I could easily hear him.
2:: I got super worried about him because he didn't have a wet diaper for almost 24 hours after he had the flu. I was feeding him pedialyte and feeding him breast milk out of a syrringe. Poor little guy.
3:: At his 4 month appointment he weighed 19 lbs 14.5 oz. He would have been over 20 lbs if he didn't get the flu I swear. 98% weight. 99% head. 86% height.
4:: I swear he is teething. He chews on things and drools alllll day long.
5:: He is the best napper ever. Not sleeping well at night since he was sick, but he will take two almost 3 hour naps. Or 3 naps that are a little bit shorter. It's the best.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Weekly Update

Olive:
1:: Christmas was so fun with her. She liked to open presents, and wanted each present totally opened and wanted to play with it before moving onto the next one.
2:: She opened all of her toys and all of Riggins' toys too.
3:: Her favorite toys were a little fishing toy that cost $4 and all of Riggins' toys.
4:: She was the angel in the nativity at Grandma and Grandpa Love's Christmas party. She loved wearing her wings and walked up to each person in the nativity and said 'I'm an angel!'.
5:: She loves taking selfies on my phone. I usually have about 300 of her each time she has it. She also demands to see my phone anytime she hears me watching a video. She has to see what's going on.

Riggins:
1:: I don't know how we got so lucky with this guy. He is seriously the happiest best baby ever.
2:: He looked so cute in his little overalls on Christmas. I have a hard time finding cute affordable boy clothes, but when I do I am obsessed with them.
3:: He's lost most of his hair and it's totally growing back in blonde. And he has a middle part. Hopefully it goes away as his hair grows.
4:: He loves loves the bath. He splashes his right arm and legs around and smiles so big.
5:: He is totally playing with toys. He loves to eat his hands and chew on toys.



Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Weekly Update

 Olive::
1:: Goes to our soccer games and cheers. She says we are playing basketball.
2:: If I'm having a hard time getting her to sleep and she wants me to hold her, I tell her I need to go potty and she usually will go to sleep after.
3:: She calls all princesses cinderella.
4:: Everything is 'hers'. Not mine, Taylor's or Riggins'. All hers.
5:: She is starting to know a lot of her letter sounds.

Riggins:
1:: Wears 3-6 month clothes.
2:: Looks so much like he wants to eat food when I hold him and I'm eating.
3:: Sits in bumbo and is so happy up on the counter watching me cook.
4:: We went to temple square and it was freezing and snowy. I put him in a big snow suit and a hat and he slept the whole time.
5:: He likes to be thrown in the air by Taylor.

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.