Monday, March 28, 2016

A 6 Year Old Interview: Bennett

Our precious boy is 6 years old today.  I am continuing our birthday interview tradition.  You can read his answers from his 3rd, 4th, and 5th birthdays in addition to his 6th birthday answers below.

  1. Favorite Color: Red
  2. Favorite Toy:  Legos
  3. Favorite Fruit:  Apple
  4. Favorite TV Show or Movie:  Turbo Fast and Gruffalo's Child
  5. Favorite thing to eat for lunch:  Yogurt
  6. Favorite Game: Merlock 2.0 (tablet), Monopoly Jr. (board game)
  7. Favorite Snack:  Vanilla Wafers
  8. Favorite Animal:  Frilled Lizard
  9. Favorite song:  I don't know
  10. Favorite book: Wheelnuts 
  11. Who is your best friend: Noah Johnson, Noah Kreye
  12. Favorite thing to do outside: Jump on the trampoline
  13. Favorite Drink: Apple Juice
  14. What do you like to take to bed with you at night?  Fuzzy (a stuffed buffalo)
  15. Favorite thing to eat for breakfast:  Cereal
  16. What do you want for dinner on your birthday?  Waffles (he ended up asking for Salmon, Broccoli and Strawberries)
  17. What do you want to be when you grow up?  Math Teacher
  18. Imagine you can become invisible, what would you do?  I would sneak past my mom, because my mom couldn't see me.
  19. I am very proud because I am really good at phonics.
  20. I am afraid to watch Veggie Tales Rumor Weed and Fib from Outer space.  I will not read Geronimo Stilton book until I am 19. because then I won't be scared 
  21. Name one thing you do really well?  Riggs phonics
  22. Describe what it means to be a good friend?  When something dangerous is happening stand by your friend's side and help them.  If they fall down, pull them up and take them to someone who can help them.  
  23. Favorite time of day?  School time
  24. Describe your best day ever?  My birthday, day.
  25. Describe your favorite hobby: building cool stuff with Legos 
  26. Climbing is fun.
  27. I wish there were a law that said my sister can not snatch toys from me.
  28. What makes you feel sad?  being hit by my sister
  29. What makes you feel happy?  getting to watch a show
  30. Pretend you can fly.  Where would you go?  the greatest place in the universe (when asked where is the greatest place in the universe he said, "I don't know")
  31. Where do you want to go on vacation?  Tennessee to see Braxton
  32. If you could choose a different name what would you choose? Pa Pa Pa Pa La La Boo Boo Ju
  33. What is your favorite thing to do with mom and dad?  Jump on the trampoline
  34. What would you say about Jesus?  He is our Savior

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Levi: 4 months

Four months is when I start seeing the light and it is no different with baby #3.  He is slowly settling into a better night time routine, although he is still waking up.  He goes back to sleep more easily.  (LOL!  I am posting this a few weeks into his 4th month and we have had some of our worst nights yet).  Naps are a different story.  One day he sleeps great, the next day he sleeps for 30 minutes and then fights it and is fussy until his next nap.  He goes to be around 7 p.m. and typically wakes between 10-11 p.m., again at 3 a.m. and then 5 or 6 a.m.  Sometimes, he will go back to sleep till 7 a.m. and sometimes he won't.  He take 3-4 naps each day and they range from 30 minutes to 2 hours.  Typically, only one of his naps will be longer than 45 minutes, but that varies.

He eats approximately 7 times per day.  I am still nursing, but some feedings I have to supplement a few ounces and every night he drinks a 6 oz. bottle of formula at bedtime.  At night while nursing he rubs his hand back and forth across my chest and I kind of love it.

He is still a spitter, but the reflux meds and dairy elimination seem to be helping as he is less fussy (or shall I say he screams a lot less).  We switched him to Prevacid which seems to be more effective than Zantac.  The same was true for Bennett.

He has started chewing on his hands when he loses his pacifier at night, but definitely prefers his pacifier.

He has started to laugh.  He is ticklish under his arms and on the inside of his knee.

Levi Laughing Feb. 2016 from Amber cullum on Vimeo.

He has started to roll from his stomach to his back.

He has started holding onto toys and attempting to chew them which has been a great distraction in the car.   Praise the Lord he is happy in the car most of the time now a days.  He has also been riding in the stroller for 20-30 minutes tear-free.

He wears size 3 diapers and 6 month clothing.  I have to change his diaper at least one time at night or he pees out which is a bummer :(  He weighs 16.3 pounds (69th percentile) and is 26 inches long (78th percentile).  His head is 16.75 inches (49th percentile).

Like Bennett, Levi is easily overstimulated, so he struggles to fall asleep when we are out and about.  He doesn't love being held by other people, but he does love being held by mommy and daddy.  We get the best smiles and giggles and squeaks as Zoe calls them.

His current nicknames are:  Little Nugget, Hotdog (Zoe's nickname for him), and Grump-a-doo

She wanted to lay down and take a picture with him...........Then, he pulled her hair ;)