Sunday, May 14, 2017

Oliver Flynn - 5 Months Old

 
This little dude turned 5 months old today, and it snuck up on me! Time flies when you're falling in love, and we have all fallen head over heals for this guy.
Oliver smiles and coos and squeals so often that when he does cry, it almost breaks our hearts. 
He has zero interest in rolling. He will stay on his belly for a little while without fussing, but he mostly loves being upright and getting to see the world around him. He coos with delight when I lift him off his blanket and nuzzles my neck and face like I've just given him a gift. 
The drooling has begun! Poor baby, it soaks the fronts of his onesies if we're not paying attention. It doesn't seem to bother him so far, though. He loves his hands and fingers and sucks/gnaws on them constantly. 
He sleeps through the night most nights and nurses around 6 times a day in a 24 hour period. He takes two long naps and one to two short ones each day, and he wakes happy from almost all of them. We've got a pretty good routine going, and he's fit right into our family with very few hiccups. 
He's pretty darn wonderful, and I'm happy to share my 4th Mother's Day with him 💙
As a comparison, here are the three of them all at 5 months 💚❤️💙
 

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Thankful Thursday (5/11)

Two weeks ago, I had an ARD meeting about Jack's progress with speech. He's been going twice a week for thirty minutes since September. He loves his sweet teacher, and he has made so much progress that he no longer qualifies for assistance.
Here he is with his teacher last September. 
 
And, here they are today. He hasn't been back in a couple of weeks, but we wanted to take her a small gift to thank her for all of her help and to say "goodbye!"  
 
Jack asked her to eat his favorite bar 😂. He was only slightly disappointed she didn't rip right into that sucker and chow down like he does hahaha! Anyway, we are very thankful for her and wish her all the best! 
I'm thankful for Jack's improved speech, too. 

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While I was out running errands this morning, I picked up a three-pack of spray bottles. The kids have had the best time playing with theirs this afternoon.  I'm thankful for inexpensive fun. 
 
 
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My organic porch garden is making progress :)
We've had cucumbers for weeks now, and the zucchini is finally doing something. My peppers and tomatoes and carrots have done squat :( I am thankful, though, for free veggies that our entire family enjoys!
 
 
 
 
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This boy remains the sweetest and happiest baby I know. 💙
I'm thankful I get to spend so much with him :)