Sunday, January 15, 2017

8 months of Jack Hudson

December 12, 2016

Weight/Height: Never got a either of these this month; but still a little peanut! No yummy delicious leg or arm rolls
Diaper Size: Still rocking those 3s

Clothing Size: 6-9 months, 9 month jammies

Feeding: Big changes here this month. He is still nursing/taking a bottle 4x/day but now eating so much table food. I looked up a bunch of information on baby led weaning (BLW) and made some recipes like turkey meatballs that he LOVED. He is a garbage disposal and will literally eat ANYTHING. Faves includes avocado, banana, eggs, tilapia, steamed veggies, yogurt, cottage cheese. I am proud to say he has still only had 100% breast milk, which has been a huge accomplishment for me.
Sleeping: No changes here. Sleeping 7-7 at night and 2 naps during the day.

Milestones:  Went from army crawling to hand knee crawling to pulling up to stand on everything! Playing in the snow for the first time. Has 2 bottom teeth and working on his top 2 as well.
Not so sure about the cold white stuff
Loves: He wants to be down on the ground crawling and pulling up on everything at all times! He still loves taking a bath and splashing at water.
Standing on EVERYTHING
Dislikes: Having his nose wiped. Being in his highchair with out food. Finally ok with being his in carseat, car rides are once again enjoyable!

Adventures: Thanksgiving. Meeting his family from Texas. Sleeping for a week in mom and dad's room (ha!).  Another spend the night away adventure at Mamaw's while mom and dad celebrated daddy's 30th birthday!
The fam in from Texas!
Kyle's 30th
What we couldn't live without: Table food that is easy for him to grab and eat. You can find an avocado or banana in my diaper bag at any time.

Sled ride with Sissy

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

7 Months of Jack Hudson

November 12. 2016
Weight: 16.4 lbs (peanut!)
Height: Not sure, tiny though
Easily distracted during our shoots
Diaper Size: 3
Clothing Size: 6-9 months (still wears 3-6 months in Gap/Old Navy, wittle guy!)
Enjoying that last little bit of nice weather before winter comes
Feeding: For the most of this month still nurse/took a bottle 5x a day. Now eating solids (purees) 3x a day as well. Doing puffs now too which has been great for when he needs to be entertained while I'm in the kitchen cooking/cleaning, etc. It took him a few days to get the hang of getting them in his mouth but now he's a pro!
Sleeping: No changes here. Sleeping 7-7 at night and 2 naps during the day. Has been waking up earlier this month, 50% of the time he was up before 7. I stick to my strict "no getting up before 7" rule, but he is good about laying there and talking to himself before I get him out. He also sleeps with his booty sticking up in the air 100% of the time now and I 100% die every time I see it.
That booty!
Love his bunny
Milestones: Lots this month! He is ALL OVER THE PLACE. Officially army crawling from room to room. Sitting up unsupported. Eating puffs on his own. Sitting in the front of the grocery cart. First overnight away from momma! This was a big month for Jackaroo!
First time in the front of the grocery cart!
Loves: Eating! His highchair is his happy place. Besides eating he loves to be on the move. He also enjoys banging things together and making loud noises. Typical boy.
Dislikes: Being held still.
Election Day!
Adventures: First Halloween! First overnight away from mom and dad while we went to a masquerade ball - I was up promptly at 7, and (of course) he slept in until 8:30 that day! Voting with mommy.
Fun night for mom and dad!
What we couldn't live without: Frozen bananas in a silicon baby feeder- his "dessert" every night!

Daddy duty while mommy's away


Wednesday, October 19, 2016

6 Months of Jack Hudson

October 12, 2016
Weight: 15 lbs 4 oz (14%)
Our little guy!

Height: 26.5" (54%)
6 month appt
Diaper Size: Still rocking those size 2s, but on our last box

Clothing Size: 6 months and 6-9 months.

Feeding: Still nursing every 3-4 hours during the day (getting 5 feedings total) and has started eating more purees this month. He seems to like everything that he tries. He is a very messy eater (of course), but does well with the spoon. We have tried giving him soft foods on his tray like bananas and avocado but he is not quite coordinated enough to get them to his mouth very efficiently. Still a great nurser and takes bottles with no issues. Taking 6 oz bottles.
Holds his own bottle now!
Sleeping: Finally switched him from the eat/wake/sleep cycle to two long naps a day which was a game changer for us! He has always been known to take horrible naps but since I have switched him to two longer naps he averages 1.5-2 hr each time. Wahoo! Still sleeping 12+ hours each night. Knock on wood, but unlike his big sister, he has not had any sleep regressions so far. Homeboy has been sleeping solidly through the night since he was 10 weeks old 7p-7a.

Milestones: He officially has cut his two bottom teeth! Luckily they came in about 2 days apart because that was not a fun time in the Regal household. He is also super mobile now, rolling every which way with intention to get what he wants. Starting to scooch forward and occasionally gets up on his knees.
Sweet boy always on the move
Loves: Pulling hair, putting everything in his mouth, rolling/scooting all over, jumparoo and doorway jumper.
Doorway jumper... In the Smokey Mountains!
Dislikes: Waiting for food, being too tired. SO much better in the car this month.
All. The. Heart. Eyes.
Adventures: Took another road trip to Tennessee to meet some of his cousins and his Aunt Erin!
Meeting cousins Bryce and Blaine
What we couldn't live with out: His bunny, small toys, highchair for eating, sissy for entertainment.

Always wanting what Sister has
My Two <3
Oh sweet boy! Happy 6 months!! From what I can tell so far, Brother is very easy going with a sweet demeanor. Besides the crankiness when teething, he is generally always happy and easily entertained. He can last about 15 min per activity before I switch him out. Rarely do I need to hold him through out the day. Car rides are no longer painful, thank goodness! And he seems to have grown out of his evening fussiness. All in all, things are rocking and rolling over and we seem to be in a really good place right now. As sweet as his newborn/early infancy stage was, I am not sad to see it go by. I still can't believe time has flown by and we are halfway to 1!

Went on a safari, spotted a baby zebra I decided to take home!

Friday, September 23, 2016

5 Months of Jack Hudson

September 12, 2016

Weight: 15 lbs

Height: Not sure!

Diaper Size: 2

Clothing Size: Very few 3-6 month things, mostly 6 months. Broke out a few 9 month sleepers which are still a little long

Feeding: Nursing or taking 6 oz bottles of pumped milk every 3 hours during the day. After his 4 month check up we went ahead and started rice cereal per the recommendation of his pediatrician. I had read (and was planning to) not to start cereal until 6 months but my pediatrician said that A) he went from 60% to 20% in weight so now was a good time, and B) that if you wait too long they're more likely to have an aversion to the texture. Well Brother loved the cereal right away! He gets anxious between bites and cries when its over. He has also tried pureed peas, carrots, and sweet potatoes. We started putting him in his highchair at dinner time right when he turned 4 months, even to just sit while we ate and it has been such a nice change! We are finally eating all together at the table again instead of taking turns holding him.

Working on holding his bottle by himself
Sleeping: Still sleeping great at night, anywhere between 12-13 hrs consistently. Naps are hit or miss, but I have just come to terms that he isn't a great napper and that takes the stress out of it. He typically goes down around 9am and sleeps anywhere from 1-2 hrs (his best nap of the day) then lays down 2 more times, ranging anywhere between 30-60 minutes. This next month I plan on transitioning him from the eat/wake/sleep cycle to 2 naps a day.

Milestones: So much rolling! Sleeping on his belly at night. Starting cereal and purees.

First night trying cereal. All smiles.
Loves: His jumper! For most of the month we would lay him on his back on a blanket with toys but by the end of the month he was immediately rolling over on his tummy and would get mad about it, so now most of his play time is spent in the jumper. He loves watching what is going on, especially his noisy sister. He struggles nursing because he wants to turn and see what everyone is doing. He is putting any and everything in his mouth so he is loving on light weight toys that he can easily chew on.

Playtime in his crib with Sissy while I put laundry away
Dislikes: His carseat. Being startled by loud noises. Strangers when he first wakes up. Macy in his face smothering him.

He loves snuggling up on daddy's chest. Never does this with me.
Adventures: I was looking back through pictures from this month, and sadly not many! But every day is adventure with this sweet boy and his sister-sue!

Stylin' at Ellie's birthday party

What we couldn't live without: Toys for him to put in his mouth, his jumper, Lillie Baby carrier, sound machine. Drool bibs... his shirts are soaked at the end of each day!

His happy place.

He continues to be such a joy. He has turned out to be a really easy going baby- thank goodness!  He is only fussy when he is tired. He has slept through the night since he as 10 weeks old. He has the best smile and laugh and I still pinch myself sometimes when I think, "how did we get so lucky". I always tell people I am obsessed with him, because I am! He is so sweet and the perfect addition to our family. I remember LOVING Macy at 5 months so I have been looking forward to this time for awhile. And it has not disappointed me!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

4 Months of Jack Hudson

Weight: 13.8 lbs according to our home scale

Height: 25" per home measurement
I literally sit and stare at this picture all day. I am OBSESSED!
Diaper Size: Still squeezing in those size 1s. Seriously looking forward to our last package being gone so we can move up to size 2.

Clothing Size: Anywhere between 3-6 months

Twinning with dad!
Feeding: Nursing/taking a bottle every 3 hours during the day, with a total of 5 per day (which actually ends up averaging less than 3 hr intervals). Taking 5 oz bottles for the sitter and nurses anywhere between 10-45 minutes. Longest nursing session still right before bed.

Happy boy after a feeding
Sleeping: Still doing great here! Nurses last around 7 pm and will sleep until 7:30-8 am. Loves his nighttime sleep! Naps still only OK. Longest nap is in the morning, up to 2 hrs. The rest of the day he sleeps about 45 minutes per nap. Swaddled with one arm out this month, getting ready to wean him completely!

Sweet baby boy!
Milestones: So many! Officially rolling over from back to stomach. Does it a lot, and then gets mad when he's stuck on his stomach. I will roll him back to his back but he immediately rolls back to his stomach, starting the cycle over again! He has also found his feet and loves to grab his toes. In the beginning of the month he starting sucking on his hands/wrists and towards the end he is now sucking on his fingers.

Hands in his mouth 24/7
Spending lots of time on his belly now that he is rolling over so much
Loves: Sleeping at night. Playing on the floor. Bath time is still his fave. Snuggling his bunny when he is tired. Being held out foreword facing.

So happy in his bathtub, grabbing on his toes
Dislikes: Hates riding the car. Screams the whole time and very rarely falls asleep in his carseat any more.

Stays so content in this thing!
Adventures: First trip to the State Fair. Swimming in the pool.

At the fair, fan on and fingers in his mouth. He did great the whole time!
Hanging out at the pool with Uncle Drew and daddy
What we couldn't live without: Bunny, small toys that are easy to grab, bouncy seat.

All in all, we are loving 4 months! He has pretty much grown out of being a fussy/needy newborn. He is happy and smiling 90% of time. He still prefers to be held, or to be engaged with smiles and talking. He is rarely fussy, usually only if tired. Our evenings seem to be getting better and we are actually all eating together at the kitchen table again. And earlier today I got this text from his sitter which really made me feel good, especially since she has taken care of so many babies in the past!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

3 months of Jack Hudson

Happy 3 months to this sweet baby boy! What a fun month it has been! 
July 12, 2016
Weight: 13.1 lbs

Height: Not sure, will get measured at his 4 month appt next month
Diaper Size: 1 
Clothing Size: 3 months and some 3-6 months

Feeding: Still eating about every 3 hours during the day. Sometimes sooner or longer, usually depending on what schedule I am trying to get him on. Taking bottles just fine, usually eating around 4-5 oz per feeding according to his sitter. Nursing sessions are anywhere between 15-45 minutes. The longest session is typically his last one of the day before bed.
Sleeping: Doing great here! He typically eats last anywhere between 7-8 pm and sleeps through the night until 7:30-8:30 am. He quickly dropped his dream feed and extended his sleep hours this past month, pretty much all on his own. He has been consistently sleeping 12+ hrs for the past 3 weeks. Naps are getting better. I have noticed a lot of time he will still wake around the 45 minute mark but if I leave him in his crib and let him fuss it out he will typically fall back to sleep to the time he is due to eat again. Still sleeping swaddled in his crib for naps and nighttime. Will sleep pretty good in his car seat while we are out and about but otherwise no where else. He is now up 1.5hr and down 1.5hr during the day.
The only time he's ever slept somewhere besides the crib or car seat.. the beach!

Milestones: So many! He is more and more social every day. He loves grabbing at rings and toys and is starting to bring them toward his mouth. Lots of coos and giggles. Rolls over to back every time I put him on his tummy.
LOVES his bouncy seat! He grabs and pulls on the toys so well

Loves: Bouncy seat and play mat. Could spend hours in the bath tub kicking his feet splashing the water, and most of all his MOMMA!
Dislikes: He screams, I mean SCREAMS, when we get him out of the tub and get his pajamas on for the evening. He is really only grumpy when he is tired, but prefers attention already. Starting to fuss when I leave the room or when he can't see me. So I spend a lot of time sitting on the floor next to him during his wake time.
Handsome boy on his first road trip

Adventures: He went on TWO road trips this month! We made a quick trip down to Tennessee and he did awesome! First long car ride and sleeping in a pack and play... and he rocked it! Then we went to Michigan for the 4th of July and once again he was an angel baby. Did great in the car and sleeping/taking naps in the cabin we stayed in. He also started going to an in home daycare last week when I went back to work and has no trouble adjusting to the new place/schedule.

Family shot on our first road trip!

Living the life... taking a bottle on the beach!

These two are seriously TWINS!
What we couldn't live with out: I'd have to say his bouncy seat! He sits in it while we are outside playing with sister sue, while I make dinner, etc and we even took it to the beach and poolside. We've also upgraded to the Halo sleepsack swaddles since he has grown out of his Swaddleme pods. Not sure when we will wean him, but can't live without them right now!

Some of my favorite pics this month:
Brother Bear and Sister Sue

Sweet boy! I'm seriously obsessed!
Those lashes!
I love that he is "all boy" looking