Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Everett | Eleven Months

Age: 11 months

Weight: B weighed him this morning and (unofficially) the little chunk is weighing in at 24lbs, which means he apparently did not gain any weight in the last month.  He is wearing size 18 months clothes and size 4 diapers (size 5 at bedtime). 

Likes: Sissy, trucks and cars, Dada, eating, stealing Mama's water cup, taking all the snacks out of the snack drawer, Hank

Dislikes: diaper changes, staying still, taking a nap on the weekend 

Milestones & Big Moments: We are still cruising along. He is standing unassisted for a couple seconds and then down goes Frazier. I keep thinking his first steps are right about to happen, but he seems perfectly content not walking yet and I am totally ok with that.

We had a surprise visit from Unkie this past weekend which was so dang nice. The kiddos absolutely adore their Uncle Evan, we all do. 

Looking forward to: We have a lot of fun planned in the next month. Everett's first 4th of July is right around the corner!  It's hard to believe that's his last first holiday.  Cue the mom tears.  I am especially looking forward to a visit from my college girlfriend, Emily, and her boyfriend. It will be the first time she is meeting Everett and the first time she has seen Nat in 3 years, which seems crazy. Oh, and you know, celebrating Everett's first birthday is right around the corner.

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Sometimes I have these moments with Everett where I feel like I don't know him. I feel like we're just keeping all our heads above water. It really hit me when Natalie went to her first sleepover for her best friend's birthday.  B, Everett and I went to the grocery store.  It was the first time since we delivered him at the hospital that the three of us had done something together without Natalie.  B and I have done so much divide and conquer in that one of us runs around like a crazy person doing all the things and the other person is a crazy person trying to entertain both kids. It doesn't leave much time for quality interactions, so recently we've been trying to divide and conquer in that both kiddos get 1:1 time while we run errands or gets things done around the house. Here's to hoping that it helps us all feel a little more connected and, perhaps, a little less crazy.   

It's so funny when I sit and think about the kiddos. Everett is much harder than Natalie was; however, he is still a pretty easy baby. Natalie was just a dream boat first baby. She slept through the night. She went into her crib awake and put herself to sleep. She was the queen of quiet play (and honestly, still is). She took scheduled naps. Everett is just all boy. He doesn't want to miss a single moment so he refuses to nap for us. He takes a bottle before bed (something Natalie kicked around 8 months - she stopped bottles altogether by 10 months). And I'm not really sure how weaning the bedtime bottle will go for Everett, or me.  It's something I love about our bedtime routine - it gives me a chance to savor these last baby moments with my last baby.