Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Updates All Around

My Baby Walter is almost 4 months old. He had a check up last week (on 5/17). He weighed 17 pounds and 6 ounces (95%), and was 24 1/4 inches (50%). His head circumference was 16 3/4 in (75%). He is a very healthy little (big!) boy. He had to have 4 immunizations, 3 shots and 1 oral. He was a trooper- more brave than his big brother was.

Walter is sleeping through the night, still loves to nurse, but will take bottles too (as long as mommy isn't the one trying to feed them to him!). He takes about 6-8 ounces per feeding, about every 3-4 hours. We will start rice cereal next week after we get back to KC from the Memorial Day weekend trip. He laughs ALL the time, he smiles, giggles, chuckles, coos, he is very vocal and animated. He is getting squirmy and doesn't like to just 'sit' there. He is awake much more, has 3 consistent naps a day, and likes to sit in his Bumbo or boucey chair/swing. This week he has started to reach for objects and he grasps on to them. He takes pacifiers out of his mouth by himself and he loves to chew on his fingers. He is an absolutely amazing little man.

This could be my favorite picture of Wally yet.

Last night before bed we looked at Wally in his crib, and this is how he was Chillax'en. A pretty laid back dude.

One of Josh's fundraising efforts at the Y last week was an event where he rode an excercise bike in the lobby for pledges. He was pretty sore the next day (which was good- he actually raised some money!).

Gus' last night of Bitty was last Thursday. This season was his best yet. He can still be a stinker sometimes, but he is getting more and more intereseted.

Hazel and Gus have had lots of fun lately. I am in the middle of a 3 weeks off stretch (in between semesters) so we are getting a lot of good play time in.

Hazel is my little sweetheart. She had her first session with her speech therapist this week, mostly just a goal setting day, but next week we dig in. Her specialist will come once a week at first, and then we will see if she needs more less sessions.

She is so adventurous and brave! I swear she moves around just as good as Gus- if not better! She is so agile for being barely 2 years old!

And then there was Gus... Naughty. Naughty. Stinker. Stinker...

One craft we did last week was making our own T shirts with iron ons and fabric paint. Although the shirts wouldn't win any awards for neatness, the kids LOVE wearing them. Definitely a top 5 for the crafts we have done so far.

This picture was taken in Iowa yesterday by Gma Dillavou. Hazel and Gus are there (since Monday night) to visit while I work on getting my online classes set up (today I was able to get one entire class set up, so just one more to go tomorrow!). It is impossible to work on the computer with the older two around so I am very thankful for this time. They will visit the McCollom side grandparents as well, until Josh, Walter and I head to Iowa on Friday to meet up with them and hang out for Memorial Day weekend. I have to say, it is waaaaay to easy having one kid- a baby- that just sits there and stares at you. If I every complained about being overwhelmed when I only had Gus, I am so embarrased now. Only having Walter around almost feels like I am by myself! We are getting some good cuddling time in though.

House plans are moving along. Inspection is done, insurance is chosen, appraisal is back. We literally only have closing left, and only one more month to wait! I am so excited to have a bigger home that's all mine- I can't wait to move in. We have been having 'showings' of our rental the last week so hopefully they can secure someone soon, possibly letting us out of our lease a little early. Fingers crossed...

Talk soon!

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