Saturday, December 14, 2013

Truman's first flight!

Oh the places we will go!  Despite the amount of preparation and stress that goes into planning- I do love traveling and taking Truman everywhere we go!  As he grows and gets older I can only imagine all the fun places we will take him.  We decided that it would only be appropriate for his first flight to be to Rochester, New York; Chris's hometown.  It's about an 8 to 9 hour drive from where we live but we decided that since Truman can fly for free until he is 2, we will take advantage of it until then.  If we drove, we would have to stop half way and stay the night going and coming.  There's just no way around it with him still being so small.  So up, up and away we went!  I worried for days before about how he would do...and of course, he did great!  We had a few brief moments of trying to keep him quiet but aside from that he slept almost the entire time.  This was quite an accomplishment since we had connecting flights both ways.  AND...the weather was terrible so we were VERY delayed.  We should have arrived about 11am but instead made it about 4:30pm.  We sat on the runway for a long time waiting to be de-iced and take off.  All in all though- it was a great trip!  His Rochester family had a great time spoiling him while we were there :)
At CVG bright and early about to head to Rochester!

Baby's first flight!

With his Uncle Anthony

With his Great Grandma Decoste

With his Great Aunt Denise

Our tiny king!

Loving hotel life!

Meeting his Great Grandma Elie!

Meeting Santa for the first time!

I have a TON more pictures on our good camera that I want to upload soon.  These are just my iPhone pics from the trip!  So so many pictures at all times, ha ha ha!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

4 Months Old!

Hey ladies...

Age: 4 months old!

Birthday: July 31, 2013

Weight: His 4 month appointment was a little late due to weather- but we finally made it on December 9th.  So he was about 4 months and 1 week.  He weighed 14.6#!  Growing boy!  He continues to be in the 50% for weight, and 75% for height.  

Length: 25 3/4 inches long

Sleep:  Truman is sleeping great.  He is now sleeping through the night.  He occasionally wakes up in the middle of the night but usually just wants his paci.  He's right back to sleep after we give it to him.  We are still swaddling him.  Not sure when we will stop doing that.  He seems to enjoy it and falls asleep so easily after his bottle.  He barely sleeps at all during the day if he's at daycare.  There's always so much going on there that I think he has a hard time settling down.  Most of the time it's a couple 10 or 15 minute naps.  When we are home on the weekends he usually takes a couple 45 minute- 1 hour naps in the morning as well as afternoons.  

My Bedtime: Bedtime routine is the same.  We start bath usually around 8:30-8:45 depending on how tired he is.  He's usually fast asleep by 9:15, 9:30 at the latest.

Favorite Toy: Seems to be more interested in his activity mat and a few small rattles.  He loves a little ball that is small and he can grasp with his tiny fingers.  He also loves his sock monkey :)

Clothes Size: 3-6.  Venturing into some 6 months.  They all very depending on the brand!

Diaper Size: Size 2 in Pampers Swaddlers.

Milestones Reached: Trying hard to roll over!!  We had our first stomach virus :(  Ugh!!  No fun!  Truman got sick first.  A vomiting baby is a scary and very messy thing.  Then he graciously gave it to me, and I gave it to Chris.  We were all pretty pitiful the first weekend of December. After lots of Pedialyte, Gatorade, and chicken soup, we were all feeling better in a couple of days. 

Firsts: He laughed for the first time on November 1st!  He was laying on a blanket in the living room and I was sitting beside him playing and whatever was happening cracked him up :)  Seriously the sweetest sound ever to hear a baby laugh!  Since then we can't get enough and are always trying to get a giggle out of him!

Best Mood: Truman is a great baby and really seems to be in a good mood almost all the time.  He's started being very happy in the mornings!  Love listening to him talk and coo when he first wakes up.  Usually does that for about 10 minutes before I get him up.  So sweet :)  It's amazing watching him grow and really come into his own personality.  He's changing everyday and I am so happy to be his Mama. 

Friday, December 6, 2013

Merry Christmas!!

Baby boy is loving the lights!

Truman's first Christmas tree!

It never looks that big when we are cutting it down!

Sweet little baby Santa

Our first "official" family Christmas card :)