Monday, February 8, 2016

13 Months Old!!

I never got around to writing a post yesterday, but I did think about it a time or two when I was working on the "Pumpkin Car" or driving home.

Peyton was thirteen months old yesterday!! It still doesn't seem possible that he's a year old. I know I saw it often, but it's crazy how quickly kids grow up!



Peyton has become very opinionated...he knows what he wants and isn't to fond of being told no. He doesn't say much, but has coming very good at letting us know what he wants and how he feels. He says "ehh" and points when he wants something. And has meltdowns when he doesn't get what he wants.

Peyton is always on the go. He doesn't sit still and play in one spot for very long. He walks around looking for new stuff to explore and other things to get into.

Peyton is still nursing, but I'm trying to start to get it to be more of a schedule and less on demand. He typically nurses in the morning, after lunch, after nap, and before bed...and whenever he wakes up at night.



In the past few weeks, Peyton has started to finally really get the hang of eating table food. This is both good and bad... It's good because he's eating more and exploring new foods. It's bad because he always wants what everyone else is having...which he gets.. unless it has something in it he's allergic too. Meals around here are going to start becoming meals that can be allergy free so Peyton can eat what everyone else is having with just a little modification.

We had a follow up appointment last week with the allergist. I have tried eggs baked into things, and he seems to do fine with that. So was told to continue doing that, but still not to give him plain eggs. Was also told we could continue to give him small amounts of soy as tolerated, but it was recommended not to give him lots of it. As far as dairy goes, we still are to keep it all completely away from him. I told her about the incident a while ago when Peyton got a hold of Colby's milk cup and started having breathing issues and she said it sounds likes he started to have an anaphylactic reaction and giving him the benadryl right away slowed down the processes and allowed his body to recover. Luckily though, he still doesn't react to anything I eat, so that gives us hope that he isn't very sensitive to his allergens and that he'll out grow them!



Peyton also had his one year well visit not too long ago. He was 29 inches, 19lbs 12 oz, and his head is 46 cm around. He's growing!! All checked out well for this appointment.

Peyton loves to play with whatever his siblings are playing with, but he's also starting to enjoy playing by himself too. He likes cars...and drives them around making car noises! He has started coloring when the big kids are. He really like to eat the crayons, but he also likes to make marks on the paper.



Peyton is still very attached to mommy, but is slowly getting better. He is starting to like grandparents, aunts, and uncles more often then not. He has also started interacting a little more with some of the teens when he goes to youth group with us.

Sleeping is not one of Peyton's favorite things. He does take a decent nap in his crib most days, he still is struggling to sleep through the night most of the time. It seems like most nights he's awake at least twice and wanting to nurse. Hopefully now that he's finally starting to eat more table food, he won't be so hungry at night and will sleep a little better.



Peyton is an amazing little man. It's fun watching him grow and seeing his personality start to shine through more and more!


Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Pictures!

Cassie, from Cassie Ann Creations took pictures for us last week! We had fun with Cassie having our pictures taken and they turned out great!! She did a great job capturing the kiddos' silliness and joy! Here are some of my favorites!!

















Peyton made us work for some smiles!



And then he was done... We realized after the fact that he needed a clean diaper... Opps!!



We love them! I'm having a hard time picking out which ones I want to frame and put on the wall! :)

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Colby is Three!!!

Colby turned three a few days ago! He's growing up way to fast!

Some of Colby's favorite things are the color yellow, Spiderman, Tow Mater, and noodles. Colby loves to play with his brothers and sister and do whatever they are doing. He's shown a real interest lately in playing games.. and actually plays right and takes turns!



Colby has been doing some school stuff. We've worked a lot on numbers, letters, shapes, and colors. He knows all the basic shapes and colors. He can recognize most upper case letters and can sing the ABCs. He can count to ten most of the time.



Two wees ago, we found out that Colby is officially food allergy free!! We went for his yearly appointment with the allergist and they did repeat allergy testing for all of the food that he was allergic too and he didn't have any reactions! Colby has been enjoying trying things like peanut butter and snickers!! The only medical explanation the doctors can give is extended breastfeeding... he was only given a 5% chance of out growing his food allergies when they were diagnosed shortly before his first birthday. Colby still does have several environmental allergies and asthma, but those seem easier to deal with than food allergies.



As of his birthday, Colby is done breastfeeding. I am kind of sad that he's done, but excited at the same time!



Colby had his well visit with the doctor the day after his birthday. He is 35 inches tall and weights 27.5 lbs. He's still small for his age, but growing at this own rate. They doctor is pretty sure his tubes are gone from his ears, but it's typical for them to fall out after a year or so and not be noticed. Hopefully he won't get any more ear infections. Other than some dry skin and asthma issues, Colby is healthy!



Colby isn't a big fan of sleeping. We struggle to get him to take afternoon rests and he struggles to stay quiet in the morning until his clock wakes up. Most evenings, he's pretty crabby and its obvious that he isn't getting as much sleep as he needs... but the kid just won't rest.



Colby is out sticker boy and tries to live up to his nickname every day! He is a very strong willed child and likes things done his way and only wants to do what he wants to do! He's also very sweet and loves all of us so much. He loves cuddles, and hugs and kisses! He is a pretty amazing little man and we are excited to see what awesome things God has in store for him!

Here are Colby's answers to the questions we've been asking every six months...

Colby
What is your name?  Polby
How old are you?  Don’t Know… I'm Four
What is your favorite color?  Yellow
What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?  O's
What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch?  Taco Noodles
What is your favorite thing to eat for dinner?  Taco Noodles
What is your favorite snack to eat?  Fruit Snacks
What is your favorite fruit?  Strawberries
What is your favorite vegetable?  Carrots
What is your favorite thing to drink?  Pop
What is your favorite animal?  Lion
What is your favorite toy to play with?  All toys
What is your favorite book to read?  All of them
Where do you like to go?  Froggie Place (Catch Air)
What is your favorite song? Twinkle Twinkle
Who is your best friend?  Megan
What is your favorite thing to watch on tv? All of them
What do you want to be when you grow up?  Nobody
What is your favorite thing to do outside?  Chalk
What is your favorite thing to wear?  Lots of things
Who is your favorite person?  Mommy

Here are some pictures from his birthday party.














Saturday, January 9, 2016

Peyton is One!!!

Somehow a year(and two days) has passed since Peyton was born!


Peyton is into everything and anything. His preferred method of transportation is walking and he is really interested in playing with toys.. specially the ones his siblings are playing with!


Peyton's favorite toys are ones that move and make noise. If the noise is music that he can dance to, he will play with it for long periods of time. He also seems to really like cars. He drives them around making vroom noises.


Peyton's preferred food is mommy milk! He's finally starting to get the hang of puffs and pancakes... but for the most part, it its not baby food or mommy milk, he's not all that interested. He normally eats at meal times with the rest of the family and nurses whenever he wants (most days 6 or 7 times a day).


We are still working on sleeping. Peyton normally nurses to sleep around 7pm and then is up sometime between 11pm and Midnight to nurse again. And most times he also nurses around 3am, and then again between 7am and 8am, then he's up for the day. Lately he's been taking a short nap in the morning around 10, and then takes a long nap in the afternoon while the big kids are resting.


Peyton has learned when we go places, we all put on our shoes. We left a shoe at Grandma's house over Christmas and he was not a fan of not wearing shoes for a few days. He gets very excited to put his shoes on like everyone else!


Peyton likes to look outside. He loves that he's tall enough to look out most of the windows in our house and I often find him playing with blinds or curtains so that he can see outside.


Peyton still doesn't say much, but he does squeal.... mad squeals, happy squeals sad squeals, excited squeals. Sometimes it's cute...


On Peyton's birthday, he had ice cream (coconut ice cream because he's allergic to dairy!).  He seemed enjoy a couple bites of it!





We had a small birthday part today... was supposed to be bigger, but the big three kids have strep, so more than half of our guests ended up not coming. Peyton enjoyed opening his presents, but really didn't care too much about his cupcake!