Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Spencer is 4 Months!

We went to our pediatrician for Spencer’s 4 month check-up today! It’s hard to believe he’s been here for 4 months already! He is definitely meeting all his milestones and is ready to meet more – he rolls both ways and scoots around on his belly. He is also rolling over in his sleep … looks like he is going to be a belly sleeper like the rest of the family. When he is propped up, he tries to sit all the way up by himself. Spencer also loves to smile and talk, especially when he has someone to smile and talk back at him. He is getting on a pretty good schedule, but still doesn’t nap much during the day. I guess it’s hard to nap with a crazy (almost) 3-year-old in the house! He is still drooling like crazy and gnaws on anything he can get into his mouth.

Here are Spencer’s 4 month stats:

Height: 26.5 inches … 89th %ile (he’s grown 2.5 inches since Sept’s visit) *Looks like he’ll be a tall one: Alex was 25 inches at 4 months!

Weight: 16 pounds … 54th %ile (he’s gained about 2.5 lbs since Sept’s visit) *Alex weighed about the same at 4 months.

Head: 43 cm … 80th %ile (he’s grown 1.5 cm since Sept’s visit)


I love doing this part every month! I have so much fun looking back at old pictures and comparing the two boys.

Alex, 4.5 months
Spencer, 4 months

Monday, November 18, 2013

When Did This Happen?

When did Alex grow up? We were outside blowing leaves on Saturday, and I realized that in 3 weeks, he would be 3 years old! Time needs to seriously slow down!! My toddler Alex is long gone … I just have an amazing, brilliant, talkative, loving, and mischievous little boy in his place. **sigh**

This is Alex’s “thumb’s up”.
Waving and posing for the camera.
Running in the leaves.
What a happy boy.

All Bundled Up!

I think Spencer likes getting all bundled up!!


First Round of Colds

We seem to have survived our first round of colds with two sick children. Last Monday, both boys woke up with runny noses and fevers. So, we hunkered down, stayed out of the cold, and rested up. Luckily the fevers were gone by day 2 and the runny noses are mostly dried up by now. Poor Alex was pretty restless midweek – between staying inside due to the weather being cold and not being able to go anywhere because he had a cold, he must have been pretty tired of me. Poor Spencer’s bottom teeth are still pushing, so he had some rough evenings. I’m just glad I didn’t have to bring two sick babies to the doctor’s office! We’ll be going enough in the next month between Spencer’s 4 month check-up on Wednesday, Alex’s check-up in December, and my follow-up.

Here are a few pictures of our lazy week:

All cozy on the couch!
Alex was playing games on the Nexus and watching a movie on tv. Spoiled!
Showing Spencer how to play.
Spencer fell asleep in the 3 minutes between changing him and leaving him to get a snack for Alex.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Mountain Island Library

We’ve tried out several libraries in the area and have recently decided the Mountain Island Library is the best. It’s about 20 minutes away, but they have a fun music class on Tuesdays and story time on Wednesdays, so we don’t mind the drive. Plus, the building is new and gorgeous and they have fun activities for the kids:

Shaking the parachute! Alex’s expressions says, “I’m not sure if I want to laugh at you or not …”
They have lots of fun puppets.
I love these “Tetris” like blocks.
Spencer even had fun in his stroller!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

My Gamecock

My handsome Gamecock!


Spencer Loves Being Outside

Spencer has been spending a lot of time outside with Alex and me. Since he has such a short attention span, I’ve had to get pretty creative in keeping him occupied … luckily there is a lot to look at in our yard! It’s hard to believe I’ll have two crazy boys running around this yard next fall!


Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Halloween 2013

We decided to keep things easy this Halloween, so we brought back the pirate costume for Alex and dressed Spencer in a Mummy onesie. Then we crashed Katherine and Harper’s new neighborhood for Trick-or-Treating. This is really the first year Alex understood what was going on. Well, he understood that we were going house to house and getting candy, but he was pretty concerned about being out in the dark. We probably stopped by 15 houses, then went back to Kat’s house for chili. The only problem with traveling to Trick-or-Treat? I’m pretty sure he thinks he’ll get more treats the next time we visit Kat and Harper!

I dug out Alex’s first costume, the dinosaur, but it was a bit big for Spencer!
I settled on this “I love my mummy” onesie for Spencer’s costume.
Alex was not willing to take Halloween pictures this year.
Argh! Happy Halloween! Alex was very concerned about being out in the dark.
Our 2nd house hooked Alex up with a glow-stick bracelet.
Alex carried his pumpkin the whole way, and wouldn’t let anyone get near his candy!
Alex ate a Reese’s Cup on the way to this house … bad idea! Thankfully the kind lady on the inside wiped off his hands and face.
Alex inspecting his loot with Harper and Spencer stretching out after being released from my carrier.

This is my 2nd blogging anniversary! Take a look at my first post (Halloween 2011) and my 1st anniversary post (Halloween 2012).

Brotherly Love

I love how much these two love each other!