Sunday, August 18, 2019

Ten Months of Oliver


New Developments:
Third and fourth teeth came in!
Sleeping MUCH BETTER after sleep training round 2 (only wakes up once when he was waking up 3-4 times)
Mastered standing up and sitting down
Caught him standing unassisted a couple times when he wasn't thinking about it
Glacier National Park for Uncle Chase's Wedding
First time outside the U.S (Waterton, Canada)
Learned how to point
Coslept with Mom & Dad in the camper van and loved it
Peterson Reunion at family cabin

His Favorites:
Climbing up the stairs
Playing fetch with himself
Watching the landscapers from the front window on Thursdays
Playing with (aka taking toys from) his friend Kallan
Drinking from his water bottle
Going outside
Swinging in his new swing
Playing Peekaboo

Our Favorites:
When we say "Good Job" he will clap for himself
Scrunches his face when he knows he's being funny
Going to Costco together and sharing samples
His Dustin (Stranger Things) teeth
How he imitates the sounds we make

He fills our days and keeps us busy, and we are so grateful for him. We've got a great schedule going where I'm able to work during his 2 naps and stop whenever he wakes up.  I was walking through the baby aisle yesterday at Wal-Mart to pick up some yogurt melts, and it was weird to realize that most of the stuff in those aisles doesn't apply to him anymore. He's on his way out of the baby stage and I'm trying to celebrate it rather than mourn it but MAN. 10 months is such a brief time for so much change!

Friday, July 19, 2019

9 Months of Oliver

This month's big developments were his ability to pull himself up, crawl very quickly, and the appearance of his second tooth. We ventured out quite a bit more this past month which was really fun, going to the splash pad, rec center, and a few hikes with friends. Anywhere we go people comment on his pretty blue eyes. He's now 20lbs and 29" tall with a head in the 90th percentile, cute boy. 

Splash Pad - he did so good! We were both surprised at how adventurous he was
Hike in the big carrier
Swimming Pool
Trip to Bryce Canyon & Zion's National Park

His Favorite Things:
Playing soccer with mom's decorative ball
Walking all around the house assisted
Those little springy door stoppers
Playing Catch and Peek A Boo
Riding on Tayler's shoulders

Our Favorite Things about Him:
How he likes to "share" drinks. AKA you take a drink, then you hold your drink up to his lips so he can briefly suck on the rim, then it's your turn again.
How thick his hair is getting. Tayler likes to give him comb overs when I'm not looking.
How he scrunches his face when he's angry.
He was slightly snuggly this month which was massive progress. He's such a busy body, but this month he started resting his head on my shoulder for 2 seconds after I grab him from his naps.

People always say babies just get more and more fun and we are finding out how true that is! We love you Oliver!

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Eight Months of Oliver

Dare I say the funnest month yet with our Oliver Twist! This month's biggest developments were perfecting his army crawl, getting his first tooth and learning how to entertain himself. We also had some major progress with his naps this month, moving from four 40 minute naps to two 1.5-2 hour naps. It's been heavenly! This sweet boy loves rolling around on the floor and his favorite toys are his trumpet and his wooden puzzle.
Things he's loving: Being held upside down, his newfound mobility, sitting on dad's shoulders, stroller rides, holding his own bottle, playing under the coffee table, splashing in the tub. Running his hands along the air vents to make noise, and playing with the springy door stops. 

  • Ate dirt while we were outside waiting for dad to come home
  • Tried applesauce, bananas, spinach, kale
  • Held his bottle for most of his feeding [May 7th]
  • Modeling Gig with Knotted Cloth 

  • Trip to Snow Canyon in the camper van with Chase, Chloe, Miranda, Kyle [May 3-5th]
  • First trip to the park and swing experience
  •  And his First Trip to Salem Pond

Another good one with our good boy. I predict more teeth and crawling in the next month which is so crazy but I'm grateful to watch him grow!