Thursday, October 31, 2013

6 months

Yesterday James turned 6 months old.  I can't believe he's over halfway through his first year!! Time really does fly!!

He's been

  • eating rice cereal
  • rolling over both ways
  • sleeping on his belly
  • loves his jumper in the doorway
  • smiles constantly
  • really focuses in on all objects
  • sits up with support
He's 16lb10oz and 27" tall. Tall and skinny.. With super cute rolls :)

He was a little monster for Halloween

I met 3 of my "2013" goals this past month

I ran a half marathon.. in the rain.. and met one of my goals - to run a sub 2:30 half.  That might not be fast for most, but I was so excited!!!!  I did it in 2 hours and 25 minutes!!

Another goal was to nurse for 6 months, and I met that goal too and am still going.  

I also lost 30 pounds from pregnancy and am down to my goal weight!!!

I spent time with lots of high school friends in October and it was great!!!
Dave has been busy traveling with his job.

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5 Months

I'm  late on this post, but that's okay.

James is all personality now - he smiles at everything and really never cries.

This month he:

  • rolls on to his belly to sleep every time
  • cut two teeth!
  • was away from me for a night while we went to a military ball - grandma and grandpa stayed with him and did great
  • Dave was gone, a lot!

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Friday, August 30, 2013

4 Months - James

James is 4 months!  At the doctor today I saw a 3 week old and at a dinner last night saw a 6 week old and they look SO little.  Everyone said "they grow up so fast" and it's so true!

Here's what's new since his 3 month update:
  • He now puts EVERYTHING in his mouth.  The doctor said that doesn't necessarily mean he's teething, he just loves putting things in there.
  • He loves his reflection in the mirror and gets really excited to play with the baby in the mirror.
  • He reaches for everything!
  • We turned him around in the Baby Bjorn and took him out of his carseat for walks in the stroller.
  • We'll start on rice cereal, he's in the 79% for height, 27% weight, 21% head.. he's a tall skinny boy!!  He's wearing 9 month clothes.
  • He's figuring out the different toys, jumperoo, etc.

I did a silly thing, I took James to the doctor because he had woken up from his naps crying.  I know that sounds crazy to take him to the doctor for, but the boy NEVER cries.  So when he was fussy I took him in since it was almost the weekend.  End of the story is there was nothing wrong, I guess he was just unhappy for a couple days.

I think the nurses thought I was crazy.  He was so happy there!

This past week, Dave's parents were in town.  I think James enjoyed
getting spoiled and staying up late :)
Hanging out with grandpa
hanging out with grandma

And now for the pictures..

Helping dad in his workshop.
Smiling for grandma Schatzi.
Big boy in the stroller

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Friday, August 23, 2013

August 23 - Postpartum CrossFit, James - 3 1/2 months

August 23, 2013

We've had a busy last couple weeks!  Dave came home from his 2 weeks of National Guard training - yay!  The poor guy lost 11 pounds while away, he was busy!!! All while James and I had been home relaxing and going to the pool and hanging out with friends.

I've been training for a half marathon now and a coaches competition for CrossFit.  I'm SORE all the time now, but it's good for me!

I talked a lot about CrossFit during pregnancy, and now postpartum is good.  Some things are easy and some things are very difficult!

Difficult - all the things I didn't do while pregnant:

  • squats at full depth
  • burpees
  • pullups
  • situps

Easy - well, not easy, but getting better

  • running is actually going well
  • overhead presses are getting better
It's all fun though, I'm definitely enjoying getting back into it!!

Goals for the next couple months:
  • use smaller bands for strict pullups, get a kipping pullup
  • use 14# med ball
  • use 15# slam ball
  • use 35# kettlebell
Now for the cute pictures of James :)  I could post a million every day..

He LOVES books, loves those pictures!

Naked chubby babies are the cutest!!

Mizzou onesie for Uncle Jason and Aunt Erin!

We're trying this thing out, he's learning it...

Thanks, Sarah, for the cute mustache pacifier - little old man :)

He's such a thumb sucker!

Everyone is learning how to play together.

We keep trying the pool, but by the time we get out of the house it's nap time again!

He loves the rattles on his bouncy seat.  And do you like his "daddy proof shirt"?  Thanks, grandma!

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Monday, August 12, 2013

3 months!

My grandma always tells me that 3 months is so fun and they grow up over night.

It's SO true!!

I feel like I need to write this down before I forget!

Here's what James is up to at 3 months:
  • He smiles constantly, and flirts now too.
  • He can lift his butt up now, instead of just his head!

  • He has a grip on everything now, and soaked the whole bathroom.  It was funny.

  • He LOVES his feet.  He really likes his right foot and is starting to find his left foot too.

  • He has started to figure out he has a tongue and sticks it out.
  • He can yell, and likes to yell just to hear himself.
  • He can now see/focus on colors. It's like his whole world is new now, and he looks at everything!
  • He has rolled over a couple times, but mainly just likes to lay on his side.  He's pretty content stopping there.
  • He sleeps 12-13 hours EVERY night, and many times I have to wake him up in the morning.
  • He just moved to eating every 4 hours, and takes 3 naps a day, morning, mid-day, and an evening "cat nap".
  • He cries sometimes when you walk away (which I secretly love that he wants us there all the time!)
  • He can lift his head up for long periods of time!

Such a fun age!!
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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

James is 12 weeks!!

James laughing at Dave 

Tummy time - trying to fix that flat head!

James and me

11 weeks and 1 week

Dave, buddy, James 

More tummy time during kids camp!

James is 12 weeks, yay!!  About 6 weeks ago when James was crying CONSTANTLY everyone kept saying, just make it to the 12 week point, your whole life will change.  Then Dave and I started counting down until the "magical 12 weeks".  I remember thinking 6 more weeks of this??  Well, then we put him on the every 3 hour feeding E.A.S.Y. schedule, where he ate and then was awake, then slept.  We realized very quickly that our poor little guy had just been exhausted.  He now gets his sleep and is the perfect little boy.  We feel so bad having ever wanted to count down until this point, but newborns are hard work!!

James now sleeps 12 hours every night!! 7:30pm until 7:30am when I wake him up!!

Ever since he's been on a schedule, he's either sleeping, eating, or smiling.  It's amazing.  He is such a happy kid!! Time is flying by and I wish it would slow down a bit!!

In other amazing news, my sister and her husband are pregnant! Yay to being an aunt again, yay to having cousins that will all be close in age, amazing.

Funny story from the week - things change after being a mom, like last week when I was in a cute sun dress out to dinner with friends and Dave, when I looked down and realized my son had pooped, yes pooped, all over my dress.  I then had to walk to the bathroom (on the other side of the restaurant) with him covered in poop and me covered in poop, and I really didn't care that much.  Things change.

I'm starting to train for a half marathon and so I was up running at 6am (I don't work and it's summer), and I was up at  6am running so that I could get it in before James woke up and he didn't have to be out in the heat.

Things change, but it's all for the better!!

Last weekend I had a girls day, and so Dave was home with James.. here are the pictures I got while I was gone.  Too funny.  For  all of you that think Dave is a shy guy.. boy are you wrong.  He keeps us laughing all day at home.

Which is your favorite? baby can't handle his liquor?  baby playing with power tools?  baby playing with matches? electricity?  throwing knives?  or playing in the dryer?! ahh!!

Last week I ran a Kids Summer Camp, 30 kids between the ages of 5 and 12 years old, it was so fun, stressful yes, but so amazing to watch kids have a whole week of exercising and being healthy.  On Friday we provided lunch of vegetables, fruit, and grilled chicken.  It was so refreshing to watch them all eat the healthy food and ENJOY it!! Woohoo!!  Check out the pics - CrossFit Caveman Kids - on Facebook!

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