Monday, April 23, 2018

Everett | Nine Months

Age: 9 months, 4 days. I was waiting to post so that I would have Everett's official pediatrician weight but then our internet has been down at home since Wednesday so I had to wait even longer. Whomp whomp. 

Weight: drum roll please, Mr. Chunk-a-monk is weighing in at 22 lbs 14 oz.  He is wearing size 12M clothes and size 4 diapers. [Fun fact: he weighs 3 ounces less than Natalie did at her 9M well visit and stands 1/2 an inch shorter.]

Likes: Sissy (still his favorite person), Puffs, Bath time, taking rides in Sissy's "van", his swing from Nanny and Farge. 

Dislikes: Diaper changes, not being able to walk, being hungry

Milestones & Big Moments: We hit the 38 weeks out mark. April 15th marked Everett being earth side as long as he was inside. It's so crazy to think about.

We have a crawler! For awhile there he was the king of the army crawl but he has finally figured it out and is constantly on the move!  

Everett also took his first dip in the pool and, just like his big sissy, he is a total water baby. He loved it!

This last month also brought a visit to the Easter bunny and Everett was a champ. Not a single tear!

Looking forward to: warmer weather and playing outside more often.

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We took our second trip to NJ with two kids for Easter weekend and B and I both agreed that it would be quite some time before we would be mentally prepared to do that again.  Traveling with two kids under five is hard - road tripping more than 2-2.5 hours away with two kids under five is downright brutal and exhausting. Everett did not do well on the car ride up and I ended up having to squeeze between to the two car seats for the majority of the drive to soothe him [hindsight being 20/20, I wish I had gotten a bigger car after my accident].  Then Natalie slept the last hour plus of the drive up and did not understand it was not morning when we got there, but rather 10:30pm and still time to sleep which made for a long night. Overall, once we got to NJ, it was a nice trip filled with lots of memories :)

I know I just talked about how hard the two kiddos thing is BUT, honestly, I think we are finally hitting our stride with this haha. It's still a lot of divide and conquer, which I don't see changing, but it's getting easier.  I am sure that is in large part due to Everett getting easier. He is eating more and more table food. He is getting better at independent play. He and Natalie are interacting and playing more. It's just starting to feel so good and so. much. easier. 

I have said a thousand times since Everett was born that our family is complete now.  Honestly, I felt this way mostly because the end of my pregnancy with Everett was so scary and so hard that I really wasn't sure if I could do it again mentally, but this last weekend I had this moment where it truly felt complete. [You were waiting for a pregnancy announcement or a we're trying again hint, weren't you - not happening.] We were sitting outside on a blanket on the deck, enjoying the perfect weather, having cocktails and the kids were playing together and it just felt so right. That whole having babies chapter of my life feels so done and my little family so whole. I had been waiting for that moment.