Hogan is SIX months!

22 August 2016


How in the world?

Seriously, it has gone by so fast, I don't know what to do with myself! I need to blog more to keep our memories stored, but Lordy, between both boys not sleeping well..I literally have no time or energy to write.

Hogan Graham is six months.

Weight: 18.5 pounds

Height: 28 inches

Nicknames: Hogan, baby brother, monkey, bunkey

Eating: Nursing every 2.5-3 hours during the day and 2-3 times at night.

Sleeping: Oh gosh. I've just accepted that this little man is not a good sleeper.  He wakes up, on average, four times at night.  Yes, it stinks, and YES i am tired.  He sometimes wakes up 6 and sometimes 3....last night was twice and I thought I had died and gone to heaven because I got 3.5 hours of sleep in a row.  For naps, he has just transitioned to two naps a day.  One around 10-10:30 and one around 2:30-3.  He sleeps at night from 7:45ish-7:45 in the morning. 

Diapers: Doing cloth for the most part, with a few size three disposables here and there. 

Clothing: He wears 6 months but I just pulled out the 9 month clothes.  ahhh!
Social: Such a happy boy.  Smiles all the time, very laid back, loves being held.  He laughs all the time at Winslow and has just started saying "mamamamamama"  YAY! His first word!

Likes: Being worn in my wrap, eating, his giraffe rattle, grabbing his feet, rolling everywhere, sitting up and chewing on EVERYTHING in sight.  He is a DROOL machine.
Dislikes: Still not a fan of riding in the car, hates pacifiers, doesn't like to sit in his highchair for extended periods of time.

What we're looking forward to: NOTHING.  LOL..i mean, doing nothing. August was the busiest month of the year for us, and we are content to just sit at home.  We made a trip to Texas for almost two weeks that I'll blog about next week, and then Seth flew to NC for a long weekend.  Then my mom visited and now we are laying low until mid September when we go to NC for a visit.

  Do you see a similarity?  Are these two brothers?
Here is Winslow at six months:


Winslow is THREE.

18 August 2016

How is this possible?  How has another year passed by?  Our little man, Winslow Prevost, is THREE today.

We were sitting at dinner last night thinking about what we were doing three years ago.  I believe I was walking 3+ miles after dinner trying to get him the heck out of my belly. He was 9 days late at that time.  Yeah, NOT FUN.

Man, I'm not going to lie, I am a little emotional about him turning 3.  I feel like he is SO grown up now and he proves it to me with his independence and his determination.  Terrible 2's were not horrible, but I have a feeling this next year he is going to give me a run for my money. ;)  He is talking a lot even though I am the translator for some of it ;)  and he loves to explain why he does things all the time.  Ex:  "We are rolling up the windows so the rain doesn't get in, right?"  or " We can't jump on the bed because we will fall off and go to the hospital, right mommy?"  He is so curious about everything and I love teaching him about our world.  Last night we were at the table and he said the prayer before dinner.  "Dear Jesus, thank you for God and Jesus and mommy and daddy and my happy birthday." It was so sweet.  He is so kind and snuggly.  Almost daily he asks me to sing to him and scratch his back.  The best thing about this year for him has been his transition to being a big brother.  I could not have asked for a better experience. He loves Hogan with all he has and helps me so much with him- if he is upset in the car, Winslow will say "It's okay, baby brother! I am right here!" or he will try to baby talk him like I do sometimes "Ahhh do do do do do do". Every morning we all cuddle in my bed and he buries Hogan in kisses and says" Did you sleep good, Hogan? I love you baby brother."  Man, my heart is bursting with love for this boy.

A couple of big changes are happening for him this next year. We are starting preschool in September,  and he is going to have to learn how to share his toys better once Hogan becomes mobile, which is SOON!  I am so grateful God allowed me to be his mom and I cannot wait to see how Winslow will change the world.  He is so smart and I can't help but think what he'll do in ten, twenty, thirty years.

We love you so much, Winslow.  Time for donuts and cupcakes!

A little highlight of W's year:  He wears a size 9 shoe and is about to be a size 10 in the next month or so, wears 3T shirts but can wear 24month or 2T shorts-his hiney is tiny! His favorite food is macaroni and cheese, yogurt, or watermelon.  His buddies are Cece,Colt, Eli and Ayla.  He usually gets up once at night and wants us to come lay down with him for a bit ;) , his favorite show is Paw Patrol or Mickey Mouse. He loves riding his tricycle outside and playing with his dump trucks. 

 One day old:
 One year old:
 Two years old:
 Three years old:

And here's his birth story. 

Time to go cry!

Hogan is five months old!

18 July 2016

Weight:17 pounds

Height: 27.50 inches

Nicknames: Hogan, baby brother

Eating: Still exclusively nursing. We won't introduce food until 6 months.  He won't take a pacifier so he usually gets nursed to sleep for naps and bedtime :)  It's funny how different I am with the second kid, because with my first, I never let him nurse to sleep.  Must have been all those dumb "parenting" books I read.  Ugh, you live and you learn.  Now I could care less when he nurses or how much he nurses.  As long as he is growing healthy and happy, I am happy.  He still eats 3-5 at night...yeah..i . am. tired.  

Sleeping: Nope.  He's up around 4-6 times a night.  Usually ends up in bed with me around 4:30AM and wakes up anywhere between 7:30-8:30.  Little guy does not sleep well.  It will come one day though...right?  ;)  He naps around 3 times a day 10am-1:30pm-5ish.  Then he goes to bed around 8:15pm.
Diapers: We finally have gotten a hold of his rash issues- His skin is so sensitive so we can only use a certain type of cloth diaper and have to use a disposable like once a day to keep his skin from breaking out.  It works for us, and I am so thankful because I have a LOT of cloth diapers that I used with Winslow and I am not ready to get rid of them.  He is in a size 3 disposable.
Clothing: 6 month clothes and I am going to start getting out the 6-9 month soon! 

Social:Smiles all the time and talks a lot! He is content to be in my arms all day if I would have it. Such a layed back little fella.  I love it.  He loves when Winslow talks to him and his daddy is the best at making him smile.
Likes: Nursing, being held, his exersaucer, Winslow, chewing on everything, being outside, sleeping in the Tula.

Dislikes:getting out of the bath, teething, sleeping a long time at once, being left alone for too long, the car, pacifiers, bottles.

What we're looking forward to: We have a busy next few weeks! Me and the boys are flying to Texas by ourselves in two weeks.  We will spend 10 days with my dad. I cannot wait. Then right after that, my mom is coming for a few days while Seth flies to NC for a bachelor party.  Lots of fun to be had in the next month!
  Here is Winslow at five months:

Definitely see similarities, but they also look very different!  Love my boys!