Sunday, April 8, 2018

Seven Months

This month she gave up scooting for good and is now a straight-up crawler. Not only that, but she goes from crawling to sitting easily, and pulls herself up to stand on the couch, tub, her crib, or whatever else she can.

She's wearing mostly 6-9 month clothes, size 3 diapers, and has the best wrist chub ever. She has her bottom two teeth, but I think she'll get the top ones soon! 

She loves feeding herself and loves Cheerios and whatever else she can pick up. She loves fruit/veggie pouches, teething crackers. If you take her to a restaurant, you'd better be prepared with constant food to give her or else she will freak out. Girl can eat. And demands to at all times. 

She's back to hating her car seat a lot of the time and has probably only gotten in her swing 2 or 3 times this past month. She's doing great at sleeping in her crib! She still goes to bed around 9:30 or 10 and wakes up around 7:30, eats, and goes back to sleep until about 9:30 or 10. 

She's usually great for Colby when I'm at work, but the second I walk through the door she crawls over to me and starts fussing. She totally takes advantage of me. Oh well, she's cute. And won't hold still. 






Saturday, March 10, 2018

Six Months

This month Chesney got her first two teeth, gets up in crawling position when she isn't scooting all over the place, and also sat in a cart and restaurant high chair for the first time! We have started an actual bedtime which has been nothing short of amazing. Both kids are in bed by 10 (we're night owls around here) and she usually sleeps until about 7ish. Lately she also wakes up at some other point as well, but I'll take it! Most of the time when I wake up with her I don't realize it's the middle of the night until I'm putting her back to bed.

She's wearing a lot of 6-9 month clothes as well as size 2 or 3 diapers. 2's seem a little small but we're finishing up what we have! At her appointment she was 27.25 inches (94%), 15 lbs 6.5 oz (37%), and her head was 44 cm (92%).

When she's in a good mood her favorite thing is having free reign scooting around the apartment. Whenever she goes into a bathroom, she goes right for the toilet, and everywhere else she loves the door stoppers.

We got a bouncer hoping we'd be able to contain her while getting stuff done, but she only likes to stay in it for 5-10 minutes before she gets fussy. And she has to be just fed for her to even last that long. Hopefully she'll start liking it more!

Whenever Colby is home with the kids while I'm at work, she'll do just fine the whole time I'm gone, but as soon as I walk through the door she gets super fussy until I pick her up. I like to think I'm her favorite. :) Although she absolutely loves all things Dez and playing with Colby.



They love each other I think.


Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Five Months

This month Chesney discovered her feet, started eating a little rice cereal, and finally made the transition to her crib (in the closet). She wouldn't be a true Sanford child if her bedroom wasn't in a closet I think. We decided the two sharing a room just wouldn't work right now. She just started in her crib a few nights ago, and every night since then she's slept 10-11 hours straight! I don't know what to do with myself. Now if we could just get her to go to sleep before midnight we'd be set. 

She thinks this stuffed monkey is hilarious and still loves her brother more than anything. She's only eaten cereal a handful of times, but we can never shovel it in fast enough when we do. Since we started the cereal, we officially ditched cloth diapers. This time around I'm just not as in to spraying off poop, so disposables it is. She's wearing size 2 but we have size 3 ready to go as soon as we finish up the current package. 

Her favorite chew toy is her clothes and blankets. In the last week or two she's gotten much better at rolling from tummy to back, but she will still roll herself onto her tummy and then sit there fussing because she doesn't like it. She's scooting forward and backward and never stays in one place for long! 

 She's wearing mostly 6 month clothes, with some 3-6 month stuff I can't let go of and even 6-12 month clothes as well. We just love this girl to pieces and can't believe how big she's getting!




Friday, January 5, 2018

Four Months

This month she started rolling over! The first time she did it was on Dec. 19th, and she had been so close for a while. That night I even thought to myself she'll probably roll over tonight! Then of course I got up to get some milk and when I came back she was on her stomach! Kinda mad I missed the first one. She rolls so much now, but has only gone from stomach to back a few times. It's funny because she hates being on her stomach, yet she'll roll to it over and over. Colby and I are constantly flipping her back over, and she'll immediately roll again.

One of the best things that's happening is she doesn't cry as often in her car seat anymore. She still does, but it's getting less common. We got a clip-on white noise machine that has been amazing. No more shoving our phones between her and the seat.

Her sleep has gotten slightly better this month, but only because we're having her sleep in the swing. I know it's not the best thing to do, but she sleeps terribly in the pack n play! Her "long stretch" is usually from about 2 to 6 or 7, and after that she sleeps in our bed. 

We want to switch her to the crib, but are still trying to figure out how to do it since she and Dez will share a room. I'm guessing it will be a rough couple of weeks but it has to happen soonish!

She weighs 14 lbs 2 oz (47%), is 26 inches (95%), and head is 42.5 cm (92%). She only cried for a second when she got her 2 shots.

She smiles and laughs a lot, but basically refused to crack a smile when we brought out the camera. The hardest she laughed this month was at Dez hitting his "pew pew" against the couch and him putting her giraffe toy on a chip clip.

    

 





Monday, December 4, 2017

Three Months

This month has been pretty eventful! She laughed for the first time just a couple days after she hit the 2-month mark (11/4), and she's been doing so more and more! A lot more talking and babbling as well.

She also went on her first airplane ride and was a champ. We went to visit Amanda and her fam in Portland since Colby had a business trip there. The flight there, she slept basically the whole time. She slept a lot of the way back, but also had a major blowout that Colby and I were frantically trying to clean up in the dark while shoving her diaper, wipes, and dirty clothes in air sickness bags. I'm not sure what I would have done if Colby wasn't there!

Up until and during the trip, she had been sleeping about 5-6 hours each night, but ever since we got back she has been struggling and waking up every couple hours again. The other night she was wide awake from 10pm-4:30 am, and the next night until 3:30 am. It's awesome.

She's wearing mostly 0-3, 3, and even some 3-6 month clothes. It makes me so sad she doesn't fit in newborn clothes and there are some still in her drawer because I can't face reality.

We finally got her to actually smile for some pictures!






they planned this^^^

Likes: She loves the swing probably a little too much now, which might be why she struggles to sleep in her bed. It's just so darn convenient though. Sometimes she cries at first when she's super tired, but within a few minutes she's gone. She's started enjoying her play mat, and loves being held or doing anything but lying down. She loves sitting up with help (obviously) and sitting in the bumbo.

Dislikes: Not a huge fan of tunny time, but she's extremely close to rolling over! I'd say it will happen within a couple weeks. Still haaates the car seat most of the time, but white noise helps calm her down a lot of the time luckily.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Two Months

It's weird how fast and slow time goes with a baby. It's already been two months (It's only been two months?) and we love this sweet girl more everyday. This month, she went on her first trip to Disneyland and was actually really good on the car ride, aside from a few collective hours. She was also really good in the parks, but taking a baby to Disney is not easy! She probably won't go again for a while.

It was the week we went to California that she started to smile a lot more, mostly when she wakes up. I don't get it. It's been really fun being able to interact with her more and listen to her start talking.

While we were in California, she had her first long stretch of sleep after a day with little sleep. She went about 6 hours! Since then, most nights she goes at least 5, with her longest being about 7. I don't feel like I can count on anything at this point, but it has been really nice!

She was a witch for Halloween at Dez's request, but also wore a dragon and bear outfit depending on the situation. Actual trick-or-treating didn't go very well for her, mostly because I think she was cold, despite being bundled up.

At her 2-month appointment, she was 11 lbs 11 oz (59%) and 23.75 inches (94%). Her head was 40.4 cm (96%!). She also cried so hard for her shots she didn't even make noise and her face was so red. It was so sad! I'm not used to having a child that cries for shots. Dez just spoiled me bad. (Side note: he got a flu shot at the same appointment and continued his non-crying streak even though he was a little scared. He rocks.)

She has grown out of most her newborn clothes and now wears some 0-3 and 3-month clothes and size 1 diapers.

She smiles a lot now, but of course we couldn't get her to smile for any pictures, much less look at the camera.








Likes: We've made progress with the swing this month and she likes it a whole lot more now. If we put her in sleepy. she'll sleep for a few hours in there! She also likes when we pretend to pick her nose, and that's when she gives the biggest smiles.

Dislikes: Her car seat is her biggest dislike right now. I dread going anywhere because she cries and screams about 90% of the time. Sometimes she's fine as long as we keep moving, but red lights are the WORST. She's also not a fan of wearing anything with a hood.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Welcome Baby Chesney - One Month

I know I've mentioned nothing about pregnancy, birth, or literally anything else for almost two years (!), but our perfect baby girl Chesney Lila was born on September 2nd and was 8 lbs 10 oz and 19.5 inches. I can't believe it's been a month by also I can. Kids make time so weird.

At her 2 week appointment she had already gained a half pound and somehow grown over 2 inches. She now weighs 10 lbs 6 oz and is 22.5 inches. Still wearing newborn clothes but just last night switched over to size 1 diapers. We ran out of newborn ones, but they were probably getting too small anyway.

Like her brother at her age, she refuses to sleep until 1 or 2 am if we're lucky. Completely ridiculous. I definitely lose my mind more often than not, so it's a good thing she's cute. In the last week or two she has started giving me at least a 3 hour stretch at night, and once even went about 5! It was glorious. Her first couple weeks she literally woke up every hour/hour and a half to eat and I was so happy Colby was home in the afternoons so I could take a nap!













Loves: Acting like she's hungry and freaking out 30 seconds after I start feeding her. She's usually really fussy at night and it's extremely hard to get her to sleep.

Being held. Holding her against my chest used to be the fool-proof way to get her to fall asleep, but she's grown out of that and now hates being held like that if she's fussy at all. But she does enjoy being held in pretty much all other ways.

Getting bounced/patted really hard on the back or bum. Sometimes I feel like I'm patting way too hard, but it's the only way she'll chill out sometimes.

Hates: She used to cry during baths, but lately she doesn't so I guess she doesn't hate them anymore!

I wouldn't say she hates the swing, but definitely doesn't love it like Dez did! Again, she has to be perfectly happy or already asleep before getting put in. It's not a tool we can use to calm her down.

So basically when she's fussiest I have absolutely no idea about what she's hating most in life.

All in all I'd say she's definitely a little more drama than her brother, but most of the time she's a pretty good baby and we're all obsessed.