Friday, June 14, 2013

7 months old and I'm back on track!

Porter is 7 months old!

This was the best I could get before....
....this.

7 month facts:

  • Wears 6 month, 6-9 month clothes.
  • Size 2 diapers
  • Discovered 2 bottom teeth coming in at around 6.5 months
  • Eating homemade baby food 3x a day. Started this a few days ago. We gradually worked our way up. We are doing all foods on 4 day schedule to rule out allergies. He will eat 1- 2 baby bullet servings depending on what it is. Since the last post he has had zucchini, yellow squash, apples, bananas, and pears, which are apparently the "safe foods". He has liked everything until he recently decided he didn't like squash. He puckers his lip out and literally has alligator tears when I try to make him eat it.
  • Hasn't started any finger foods yet
  • Still nursing or takes a pumped bottle. Takes 6 oz every 4 hours.
  • Holding his bottle good. It makes me sad. He looks to old when he does this. I haven't introduced the sippy cup yet. I know I probably should, but again it makes him seem too old. Just give me another month : )
  • Still going down between 7 and 8pm and waking between 6:30 to 7:30am, with the occasional few.
  • 2 naps a day. Range from 45 minutes to 2 hours. Most of the time they are two hours.
  • Sleeps on his stomach. Started around  6.5 months.
  • Says "babababa" and "babamamababbaba" and some other crazy sounds. No dada yet.
  • Rolls all over the place. I look away for 5 seconds and he is in a different spot on his play mat.
  • Tries to get in quadruped. He gets his knees under him, but can't quite push himself up from there yet. He does this in his crib a lot. I like to watch it on the monitor.
  • Jumping in the johnny jump some but mostly tries to walk in it.
  • He is so weird at bath time. He can be smiling and giggling and as soon as I put him in the tub he looks like he is the most relaxed baby on the face of the earth. Doesn't really play, just chills. As soon as we get out and on the changing table he is laughing and playing again. hmmm.
  • Doesn't take much to make him smile. He personally likes the word " boogies"
  • Still has blue/grey eyes
  • The love of my life

Looking so big : (

We had Tate's first birthday earlier this month. It was a nautical theme, which just happens to be one of my favorites! The party was perfect!
Birthday boy!
Sweet Rhodes
Fun, fun!

Chris was in and out of town this month working on the Baton Rouge store, but we made the best of it and tried to keep ourselves busy. P saw a lot of his friends, which means I was able to see mine as well. We all got together at Brittany's new crib to spend some time with Layla Belle while Meg was in town. We had a blast and Britt's house is beautiful! I can't believe we were able to get this pic. Ryder (Brittany's 3 year old) did a fantastic job photographing!
Splash pad! Rhodes, Swayze, Ryder and Porter
The Ainsworths moved to Montgomery, AL to open a Fleet Feet. We will miss them, but sure are excited for them and so glad we got to spend some time with sweet Emory before they left!
P and Charlotte. They are one week apart.
P and Tate
And this play date that never ends : )
Best Friends
We sit up in our rocker now.
Please take me out mom.
Daddy is home!!!!
We sure did miss him : )
 A little drool "won't never hurt nobody".
On Memorial day he we got some crawfish and had a little family day outside. P had his first pool experience. He seemed to like it. One thing for sure is he was looking mighty cute.
Can't deal with the cuteness.
Hey mom let's see how fat we can look for the pic!
 His hat was pushing his forehead down. He looks like a different baby. So funny.
 Fun with PawPaw
Soo sewious
Dinner with the Agent family and their new addition, Charlie, at Soulshine. He's precious! 
Not sure what P was doing there.
After shots. You can just see it in his eyes. Poor, sweet baby.
Chris scrubbed the upstairs front porch so we could go up and rock. Lets just say we found our "new spot"  Rental house isn't so bad after all : )
Hey
Eats everything
This skwish toy keeps his attention for a while. Highly recommend it.
Thanks Aunt Abby for my Mickey onesie from Disney!
Lunch at Brent's with my boys.
Ready for a nap
I will never get enough of those sweet cheeks.
It's moments like these when I wish I could stop the clock.
I will end this post with some chunky goodness....
....and a little team spirit. GO DAWGS!!


Tuesday, June 4, 2013

6 months!

Porter is 6 months old!

I wrote this post right after he turned 6 months, but wanted to wait for his 6 month checkup to get his stats to post. We didn't do his 6 month check up until yesterday because he was sick with a bad cold and then we had to wait for the next available appointment. Welcome to the pediatrician during the summer months. I am quickly learning.

At his 6 month check up: (6 months 3 weeks and 2 days)
  • Weight - 16lbs 9oz - 25th percentile (We were not expecting this. He weighed 16lbs when we went to doc on March 26th. I was thinking at least 18lbs. I guess he's just more mobile now and burning up those calories. Doc said not to worry. He is right on track. I want my fat baby back : ( Yes, I do know he is still not a little guy.
  • Height: 26 inches - 25th percentile
  • Head: - 41.75 cm - 10th percentile (no big surprise)

6 month facts: 
  • Sweet baby got his first cold/cough at 6 months and 4 days old. Ran a low fever on and off for a couple of days, but stopped just as I was about to take him in. 
  • Wears 6 month, 6-9 month clothes and still some 3-6 months pajamas
  • Size 2 diapers
  • Started solids. Has had fresh green peas and avacado mixed with breast milk so far. Gobbled them up. 
  • Takes 6 oz every 4 hours. Eating baby food once a day for now around 11am
  • Still nursing or takes a pumped bottle. Has never had formula.
  • Still going down between 7 and 8pm and waking between 6:30 to 7:30am, with the occasional few.
  • 2 naps a day. First 2 naps range from 45 minutes to 2 hours. Has been staying awake after 3pm feeding until bed time.
  • Has said baba, mama a few times when he was fussing. Has said dada once when playing.
  • Isn't putting hands and fingers in his mouth as much as he used to.
  • Sitting up unsupported. Still loses his balance occasionally or throws himself back when he gets tired. I have been keeping pillows around him when playing.
  • Rolling from tummy to back and back to tummy. Rolls to the left and right. 
  • Loves to stand. He can stand with us holding just his hands for a little while. He hasn't really figured the jumping thing out yet. I put him in the jumpy, but  he just sways and jumps maybe once every few minutes for now.
  • Really likes his paci. I am regretting shoving it in his mouth so much. 
  • Likes bath time again. Tries to sit up in infant tub. I am thinking we are getting close to a big boy bath.
  • Smiles alot.
  • Starting to not want to be on his back. He used to love being on the changing table. He would just laugh and laugh. Now he just wants to roll and wiggle.
  • Wants to get into EVERYTHING. I pretty much can't do anything with him in my arms without holding his hands down.
  • Still has blue/grey eyes
  • Sweeeetest baby around

Monthly facebook post
Can't get enough of this touching my face 
 I had to squeeze P into a 3 month outfit for church one Sunday because it was freezing. Just a tad short but he looked just as cute as ever.
 What? my outfit is too short?
 That sweet hand
Those eyes get me every time
 Daddy and P loungin'
 He likes to sit and watch the Pais. He gets a real kick out of her these days. I mean belly laughs.
Before Porter was born, Paisley would somehow get our clothes out of our hamper and drag them to her bed when we left the house. She has now moved on from us to P. Makes me happy.
 Meme and Poppy doing their daily patty cake.
Sweet first mother's day gift from my boys. They walked in the room with Porter carrying my card. 
 Making P's food for the first time. He had a good mother's day too. His first meal was avocado. He did so good! We were going to buy the baby bullet but my sweet friend Kristen offered us hers to use. Thanks Kiki!
First bite, taking it all in. Not real sure.
I'm thinking he's liking it.
Happy camper! Of course daddy had to smear some on his face for fun.
 Mother's day brunch in Vicksburg
 Wiggle worm
End of 5 months..sitting up so big!
 Getting close to a big boy bath!
Poor sick baby : (
 It was hard to get a smile out of him for a couple of days. Bless him.
But got a few
 We made it through our first cold with no ear infection. Wooohoo!
 Silly boy
 New toy!


Porter had his 6 month session pics a couple of days after turning 6 months. I like to add something with sentimental value to each picture when I can. It just makes it more special that way.


This chair was Chris's grandparents on his Dad's side. He was so very close to them. I hate that I never got a chance to meet them before they passed. This was their chair. We had it recovered and it will forever be a part of our household.
I bought this wood plane for him before he was born. I found it at an antique store and fell in love. I have it on a shelf in his nursery for decoration and I am sure he will enjoy playing with it soon enough.
His GiGi crocheted him this blanket before he was born. We also used it in newborn pics.
My mother-in-law made Paisley this cool little vintage suitcase bed. I am in love with it and knew it would be perfect for a pic of the two of them. I have never let Pais lick anywhere near his face until these pictures. Glad I did. : )
I bought him this sweet little bunny before he was born as well. It also sits on a shelf in his nursery. It was another antique buy. I live for antique stores. Some may say it's feminine, but I love it.
Couldn't have pictures made without a professional one of this sweet girl

To end this post I wanted to brag on my little brother, Larkin.  He spent his spring break in Costa Rica. He went with a group to give free medical help to the people there in need. I always spent my spring breaks in Destin having fun. Very proud of him.
 Pretty cute if I may say so myself.
 He left for a study abroad a few weeks ago in New Zealand, Australia and Fiji. It looks like he is enjoying himself. Jealous much. : )