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4 years old and 6 months old for nearly a month!

So, I’ve been a little bit of a slacker about getting these things posted and getting pictures taken of my darling boys, but with the help of my mom and my husband.  I was able to get some good pictures of both boys over a couple weeks.

4yoShare1 Let’s start with the big ole birthday boy Spencer.  He turned 4 this month!!  It’s seems to crazy that I have a 4 year old, but I do.  He is crazy funny, and sometimes a little frustrating.  He is the best big brother and most of the time his a great helper for his mommy.

Some important things that have happened to Spencer this last year:

  • He learned how to use the potty. Yeah!
  • He was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome
  • He became a big brother
  • He rode a roller coaster for the first time
  • He started school (Pre-Pre-K)

His 4 year old well child check up results:

  • Height: 3’8″ (44 inches) – 99%
  • Weight: 40.6 lbs – 82%

4yoShare3 We recently did a little interview.  Here are his answers:

What is your name: Spencer
How old are you? (holds up 4 fingers and after some prodding) 4
What is your favorite color? slimy things (our most recent batch of slime is green, but I’m pretty sure his favorite color is orange).
Who is your best friend? Nehemiah (a new friend from school)
Favorite animal? sheep
What do you want to be when you’re all grown up? a dragon
What is your favorite movie? [Curious] George, the show not the movie. The George movie is scary.
What is your favorite book? the dragon book (not sure what book this is, but I’m pretty sure his favorites are Curious George books).
What makes you happy? Curious George
What makes you sad? the spinning thing at Crest (a Christmas inflatable that has a spinning bar type thing)
What is your favorite food? sandwich (plain peanut butter with not jelly or crust, cut into 2 rectangles or triangles)
What is your favorite song? a pretend song (he’s not really a fan of singing or other singing. But has been making up nonsense songs that entertain Matthew)
What games do you like? the teleporter one (It’s called Jetpacks. He also is rather good at Bad Piggies and Where’s my Water)

Here’s some pictures from his birthday:

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He got a marble track which is LOVES and some Imaginets (shaped magnets that you build pictures out of).  He also got plenty of clothes, but we were trying to only get him a couple toys that we knew he’d like and actually play with.  It seems to have worked this time.

Now on to my little cutie, Matthew.  He’s six months only now.  It’s  a little crazy how he just fits and it seems like he’s always been here.  When I think about the time before we had Matthew, it almost feels like something is missing, ALMOST.  It wasn’t at that point, but anyway.

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At six months, Matthew is a really happy kid. Some important things that have happened to him recently:

  • He’s learned how to roll over
  • He prefers to sleep on his tummy
  • He loves to jump in his jumper or play in his exersaucer
  • He LOVES to eat. We like to call him a Chow Hound
  • His favorite foods include: Pears, Bananas, Sweet Potato, Oatmeal and Momma Milk
  • Started November with no teeth, but finished it with 4!

Matthew’s Six Month Statics
Height: 28 inches – 92%
Weight: 19lbs 1/2oz – 75%
Head size: 43.5 cm – 50%

And for the best part. More pictures of the little cutie.
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I thought this would be interesting to see side by side. Brothers. Aren’t they cute?
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4 months

Matthew is 4 months old!  Wow, the summer went by so fast, and it feels like Matthew has always been here with us.  It’s amazing how fast we really seemed to adapt to having him here, and get things into our new normal.  Here are some favorite photos of our cutie over the last few months:

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I LOVE the expression on his face. It’s so thoughtful and ponderous.

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This is our favorite Sunday out fit for Matthew. Thanks Aunt Rachelle and Uncle Nate

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We  had his 4 month well baby check a few days ago and here’s how he’s shaping up compared to where his brother was at this point:

Matthew:                                     Spencer:
Height: 27.25 inches                   Height: 28 inches
Weight: 17 lbs 7.5oz                   Weight: 16 lbs 4 oz
Head: 42 cm                               Head: 42 cm

Matthew doesn’t miss many meals. 🙂

I did Matthew’s 3 month photos the week we came back from Utah (in August), but I just realized I hadn’t put any of them up.  I got some good ones, and some of them I’m SO bummed the background wasn’t right in a couple of them or the camera focus moved at just the wrong time.  Here are some of my favorites of that we got.

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Shortly after these pictures we cut his hair. It’s still standing straight up in the back, it’s just a lot shorter. I didn’t want to cut it before I captured the cuteness that is his mad scientist hair.

He is such a different baby than his brother, and he’s such a sweet heart too. We are so bless to have this little guy in our family.

In limbo…

It seems as though we’ve entered a into a holding pattern as we get closer to baby’s due date.  I’m getting slower and slower moving, and Spencer seems to be getting a lot faster everyday to boot.  It’s gotten SO much more difficult to accomplish the tasks that always seem to be needing to get done.  So it’s been great having Adam around to help get everything done.  He’s really picked up all the slack I’ve had to leave.

About a week ago, we had the good fortune of having one of Adam’s sisters stop at our house overnight on their way home from Disney World.  It was a tight fit with all her family and our in our house, but it worked.  The Saturday before Adam and I work our tails off to get the house the way I would want it to have guests in it, and it is SO clean.  I’ve been trying to keep it that way so we don’t have nearly so much to do when baby comes.  It’s been a huge stress relief to have it so tidy the majority of the time.

I’ve also noticed that I’ve already gone into the prep for baby phase for myself.  I’ve got a facial scheduled, pedicures, a hair cut, and I’ve colored my hair (I’ll have to do it again before, but still).  I’m in the home stretch, but man I’ve got a long time left it seems.  Six weeks has never seemed quite so long before.  Adam and I were going over the calendar, and we have things going on almost every weekend until the baby is born.  I’m hoping he’s right, and it will go fast for us.

I’ve been taking monthly belly pictures with this pregnancy, and I have put together a collage of the ones I have thus far.  The spaces for the next ones I need are already there.  Here’s me and my big ole belly in all it’s glory.  Week 29 looks really big because I had the camera zoomed differently.  Learned my lesson.

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All Done with Diapers Day!

Well, he did it.  He’s managed to fill his All-Done-With-Diapers jar and get his prize.  He may have had some help with a few supplements to the jar, but he did the work and is all done with diapers.  We figured out when we started (February 2) and we “finished” (he’s not completely independent yet, but we’ll get there WAY before new baby comes) on February 25.  So, it took him 23 days to really get the hang of it and WANT to give up his diapers.

Saturday morning, he woke up and did his business and went about his normal morning routine.  About 15 minutes after coming out in the living room, he remembered he needed to do his Mike and Ikes!  We went over to do them, and he took a good look at the jar.  “It’s FULL!!  Look Momma, my jar is full!!”  He was so excited.  He knew exactly what that meant.  He got his big tuck legos, but being the mean mommy I am, I had a whole day already planned for him, and he had to wait for his legos.  (He didn’t mind in the end.)

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When Daddy got back from donating blood, we got dressed and went on our first outing to celebrate.  We went to Krispy Kreme and got him his first KK donut.  He wasn’t actually to crazy about the glazed one.  We also got a chocolate sprinkle one and a couple blueberry donuts for later.  He ended up REALLY liking the blueberry one and traded daddy his chocolate sprinkle for it.  That’s my boy!

Afterward, he got to go pick out some new big boy underwear.  He’s now the proud owner of Lego Star Wars undies.  The only lego undies you can get are either Batman or Star Wars.  We much prefer the Star Wars.  Once we bought the undies, we headed to the greatest store in the whole world as far as Spencer is concerned.  The Lego store.  He got to get a cup of Legos to add to his big blue bucket.  Awesome!

We went home for lunch where Daddy and he got to work on his truck legos until it was ready.  Spencer finished just about as fast as he could and went back to helping Daddy make his Legos.  He LOVES them.  I love the Creator sets since the build 3 different things with the same set.

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We played for a while and Adam and I took turns taking some naps.  It was Saturday afternoon after all.  When everyone was up went went over to Stars and Stripes Park by Lake Hefner and played.  It was crazy windy, and we came away with a great story about Spencer.

After playing for a while, he runs to up us and says, “I need to pee!”  So we hurry over to the pavilion where there were bathrooms to use, but it was all blocked off and under construction.  We tried to talk him into going on a tree, but he wasn’t having any of that.  WE then found a place where they had a porta potty that had a fence around it.

Adam and Spencer went in, and it was pretty nasty.  Even Spencer agreed.  “It’s too gross!”  So, we ended having him wizz on the wood fence by the porta-potty.  While he was finishing, I thought I heard someone coming so we hurried and whipped his pants up and ran outta there to finish zipping his pants.

About 10 minutes later, Spencer runs to Daddy and says I have to poop!  We pile in the car and drive down to the 7-11 on the corner (about a mile away) only to have him decide he didn’t need to, but needed to pee again.  🙂  Crazy boy.

We took him to McDonald’s for dinner since that seems to be his favorite place, especially when he can run around and play.  He had a great day, and we were sure glad to be able to celebrate with him.  He has even started going to be without a pull-up on.  I’m so excited for him and for us since we’ll be back in diapers again very soon just with a different child.  🙂

Spencer has something to say

Announcement

That’s right.  We are having another baby!! The baby is due around May 12th, 2012, and Spencer has been telling us that he is having a sister for a while now.  So, we assume he is hoping for a sister.  🙂  We don’t actually find out if it’s a boy or a girl until December 15 (ish).

Funny story about Spencer and the baby (already).  This is the conversation we had for a long time:

Mom: Spencer, are you going to have a sister or a brother?

Spencer: 2 sisters!

Mom:  Oh really, are you going to have 2 sisters at the same time or different times?

Spencer: …  (then runs off)

Eventually, we’ve gotten him to tell us that they are coming at different times, but it was a little scary there for a second.  I’m excited to see if he’s right.  We don’t have a preference one way or the other, but we’re really excited.