Sunday, November 23, 2014

Trey at 7 months!

One of these days, I will do a "whole family" update on the blog, but today is not one of those days.  :)  Trey turned 7 months old this week and I figured I would actually get his 7 month post on the blog ON TIME, and not 3 weeks later like I've been doing in the past.  The sweet little babe just went down for a nap: blog time it is!

  • Trey is truly a delight.  He makes mornings so pleasant.  And that's a lot coming from me because I HATE mornings.  I was just telling Dave that Trey has been so good for me because he FORCES me to get up and be ready to start the day.  Before he came, I would typically still be in bed when Dave left for work and not get up for another hour (I know I'm lazy)...Since Trey came, I'm usually always up as Dave gets up and Trey gets to see daddy off to work.  It's simple, but it's nice to share mornings together as a family.  I think it sets the mood for the whole day.  ANYWAY...moving on...
  • Trey LOVES having blankets by his face.  This poses problems at night and during naps because he INSISTS on covering his face with a blanket.  Can you say suffocation!?  It's pretty interesting because Dave does this as well.  He has to have his entire head covered with a blanket and then he'll leave a little hole to breath out of.  Unfortunately, I don't trust that Trey knows quite how to do that.  ;)  So every night, we watch him on the monitor and when he falls asleep, I tip toe into his room and uncover his face.  :)
  • He has found his new favorite toy: door stoppers.  He played with one for 30 minutes the other day.  He loves the sound they make and thinks they are the most fascinating things in the world.  
  • He likes to sit in his high chair and play with toys,  I think he likes being able to sit up and seeing everything that is going on.  He CAN sit up on his own, but refuses to.  He's on the move so much, that we hardly ever see him just sitting up.  
  • He crawls!  FAST!  He went from this little scoot to full on crawling in a matter of days.  Because of this, he is into EVERYTHING.  If he wants something, he'll get it.  :)  
  • Still smiles and babbles to himself all the time.  He's discovered his tongue and constantly sticks it out to blow bubbles and make noises.  It's pretty much the cutest thing ever. :)  
  • Says "da-da" pretty well.  No "ma-ma" yet!  :)  Which is pretty interesting to me since he has taking quite the liking to me lately.  He's turning into a momma's boy, and I'm not quite sure what to do about it.  
  • He's very fond of family, but is not too keen of strangers, and HATES big crowds of people.  Thankfully, he still likes daycare and hasn't cried yet when I leave.  I'm crossing my fingers it stays that way! 
  • Sleeps great at night (7:30-7:30) and takes small naps throughout the day.
  • Loves his food!  He even will eat peas now! :)  There really isn't anything that he won't eat (baby food that is).  We're waiting to give him finger foods when he gets a few teeth.
He's the best little boy and we love him dearly.  Each new stage is so fun but he's getting TOO BIG!  He's closer to one year old now and it breaks my heart.  It's true what they say.  It goes too fast!  We love you Treyby! (We call him Treyby more than "Trey")...Poor kid is going to be so confused as he gets older...won't even know what his real name is.  ;)


Sunday, November 16, 2014

Trey at 6 months!

We have fallen in love with our Treyby.  I had all of Trey's pictures since birth printed and was looking through them the other day.  As I was going through them, I couldn't help but ooh and ahh over each and every one.  Dave started making fun of me, but I don't care, he IS that cute!  

6 months was a fun month!
  • Started to "scoot".  Hasn't mastered crawling yet, but can scoot pretty fast.  He can definitely get to whatever he wants.  Oh boy, better baby proof the house!  
  • He has toys galore, but some of his favorite items to play with include the garbage can (eww!), chair legs, table legs, drawers, blankets, and burp cloths.  His favorite "toy" at grandmas is the tape measure.  Simple pleasures,  :)
  • We started him on solids a few weeks ago and he LOVES them!  There's really only one food that we've found he doesn't like: peas.  He hates peas.  It's so sad because he will go to eat them, and then as he swallows he gags so hard he cries.  :(  It's sad but kind of funny at the same time, because each bite doesn't really deter him.  He just keeps opening his mouth for more.  :)
  • His favorite foods are squash and bananas.  
  • Still sleeps 11-12 hours a night.  I know, we are so blessed!  He's usually down by 7:30 and gets up between 7:30 and 8:00!  SO nice.
  • He battled a cold/cough for a week ON TOP of getting shots.  What a nightmare.  It was heartbreaking because we could tell he just felt so crummy because he was not his usual happy self.  So sad.  While he was sick he totally regressed and was up ALL NIGHT for 4 nights in a row.  I thought I was going to lose it.  It was like the newborn stage all over again.  Ugh.  The first time he slept through the night again I felt like I had slept for five years!  It was so great!  :)  
  • He talks and babbles to himself all the time.  He makes the "da-da" sound really good.  He also likes to blow bubbles and suck on his lower lip.  
I know there must be more, but I just can't remember everything.  Blast this mommy brain of mine!  Here are his 6 month stats (but really they are  more like 7 months stats since we just took him in this past week...whatever).

Weight:  17.75 lbs (40th percentile)
Height:  27.5 in (72nd percentile)!  
Head circumference:  17.5 in (60th percentile)

He has grown SO MUCH!  We can really tell that he has grown much taller!  He went from 10% to 72% in 2 months!  So, he's tall and skinny.  :)  Perfect as can be.  We love you Trey!