Saturday, August 30, 2014

Baby Boy has a Name!

Like all of our other kiddos, we wanted a name with a "y"...

Like all of our other kiddos, we wanted a middle name after one of our grandparents.

Peyton William Eubank

William isn't technically after a grandparent, but it's close enough! My (great) Uncle Bill was more like a grandpa to me than an uncle. He was my grandma's twin sister's husband; he passed away in the beginning of this year.

All three kiddos are already saying Peyton's name and continue to love on him through my belly!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

19 Months Old

Mr Colby Oley is 19 months old today!

Recently Colby has been eating almost everything and anything put in front of him. I'm expecting him to wake up huge one of these mornings... Favorite foods right now seem to be noodles of any sort (gluten free of course!) and strawberries. He's also fallen in love with dips... if something can have dip, Colby wants dip and enjoys dipping his food!

Colby still only technically has four teeth, but the past week or so he's had another six trying to break through, the next two on the top and his two year molars. I can feel all of them trying to come up, but only two are pokey so far. They haven't seemed to bother him too much. He's had a low grade fever on and offer and hasn't been a little fussy when he's sleeping, but other than that, he's his normal happy self!

The kiddo is still loving his "booooob" time. He's still nursing twice a day, but is still slowly decreasing the amount of time he is nursing. Hopefully he'll decide he's done soon!

Colby is now consistently sleeping through the night! Every once in a while he wakes up and just needs a quick cuddle and goes back to sleep. Most nights, he is still awake when I put him in his crib. Half of the time he is quiet and goes right to sleep. The other half... he cries for a bit, but normally falls asleep within a half hour or so. The sames goes for nap time.

Last month I said Colby has finally started to talk more... but really, this past month his verbal communication has exploded. He talks and sings and talks and sings almost constantly!

Colby is still loving his puzzles! He's getting better and faster at them too. We went to the library today and when we got to the children's room, he ran over to the puzzle shelve and happily sat there doing puzzles while Kyle and Emily picked out books.

Colby wants to do everything Kyle and Emily are doing. If they are running in circles, he is running in circles. If they are singing and dancing, he is singing and dancing. There is very little that he has seen them do that he hasn't figured out how to do himself.

Colby has started bringing us clean diapers when he wants his diaper changed. He also asks to use the potty every once in a while... and normally goes when we help him take his diaper off. Before baths, Kyle and Emily both sit on the potty, and he normally does too and normally goes. I'm thinking he might be easy to potty train next summer!

Colby has gotten tall enough to open our front door. It has a handle that you pull down instead of twist and unlocks when you pull the handle down. We normally keep the door locked, which makes it a bit harder for him to open and is loud enough we can hear it right away and keep him from wandering out into the hall way. Hopefully he'll get sick of spankings soon and learn not to open the door!

Colby has learned how to take off his clothes. He can easily take off his shorts/pants and sometimes can take off his shirt. He's sort of figured out how to put his pants back on, but has a hard time pulling them up. Once he's taken his clothes off and is just in his diaper, it's a real challenge to get his clothes back on him.

Colby has gotten a lot better at stairs and wants to walk up and down them like Kyle and Emily. It's kind of a pain because he's so slow, but as my belly grows bigger, it's better than he can walk and I don't have to carry him. It's not to often that he wants to be carried anymore anyways. Normally he wants to walk, and we normally let him as long as he will hold a hand. He also LOVES his stroller (we got a new one a couple months ago), so if he sees that, it doesn't take much to get him to ride.

Clothes wise, he's still fits into most of his 12 months stuff, but I think most of it is going to get packed up this afternoon (because I have the bins out that the clothes will go in and I'm too lazy to get them out in a couple weeks when he really out grows the 12 months stuff). The 18 month stuff fits him well for the most part and I'm expecting a growth spurt soon...

Colby is still cute and still a little stinker and he knows it!

I told him I would be right back with the camera and we would take pictures. When I got back to his room, he was sitting in his chair being all cheesey. He "helped" me find the right blocks and then tried to help set them up. After a few pictures with the blocks, he threw them all on the floor... but he did help pick them all up! :)

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Anatomy Scan and OB Appointment

Yesterday I had my anatomy scan and an OB appointment.

Emily and Kyle really wanted to go see the baby. I'm not really sure what they were expecting, but because they really wanted to go (and my OB gave the okay for all three kiddos to watch the ultrasound), our whole family went to my appointment.

Kyle and Emily were interested for about the first two minutes of my ultrasound. Shortly after they heard the baby's heartbeat, they lost interest.

Everything looked great on the baby. All body parts and organs accounted for and normal. Measurements were a little on the small side, but they have been all along, so no concern!

The tech gave us some pictures of the baby's feet!

After several attempts to get a good look, she was finally able to see little BOY parts! He was doing a good job at keeping his legs closed, but finally showed us what we wanted to see!

I thought Kyle and Emily would react more when we found out if the baby was a boy or a girl, but they were were pretty much "yeah, we know" and didn't seem to care. They have both said from the beginning that the baby was a boy, so I guess it wasn't much of a surprise for them! They did get excited about it later when we starting calling grandparents and aunts to tell them and made a video to post of Facebook.

Here's some more pictures of the little guy!

We haven't officially decided on a name yet. We have it narrowed down to a few and will decide at some point! :)

Everything else went fine with my appointment. I've only gained 1 pound in the past four weeks, but a little gain is better than any loss! I'm still throwing up and not feeling good some days, but if the past repeats it self, that's not going to stop until after the baby is born. 

Two more four week appointments and then we got to every two weeks! Yay for being almost to the "half way" point!

Friday, August 22, 2014

No More Blue Arm!

We went back to the ortho yesterday to have Kyle's arm checked again.

The x-rays looked good. It's still broken, but there has been significant healing in the past two weeks. The doctor said enough healing has taken place that if he good to go with no cast and no brace!

Kyle was a little tentative at first and kind of funny about it, but not even 24 hours later and he's back to using his arm as normal like nothing was ever wrong!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Emily Finally Got to Ride a Horse!

Emily has been wanting to ride a horse for a long time. Gabby (one of our teens from church) rides and Emily has wanted to ride her horse Rascal. A few weeks ago, Emily sat on Rascal at the fair, but that wasn't enough for her. This morning, she finally got her wish!

Emily watched Gabby put the "seat" on Rascal

Kyle watched for a minute, but really wasn't interested.

Emily watched Gabby get all Rascal's "wiggles" out!

And finally, she got to ride!

Gabby showed Emily the correct way to sit and how to hold on with her legs.

Colby sat in the stroller and played iPad.

Kyle looked for rocks!

And then Colby got to ride with Emily!  (Kyle had no desire to!)

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

No More Cast!

Kyle had his follow up appointment today. As soon as we got there, the doctor used the cast saw to cut the cast off Kyle's arm. He was a little scared and tried to get the doctor to wait for Grandpa (who was meeting us, but stuck behind a train). But he did a good job sitting still for the doctor to cut his cast off... and squeezing mommy's hand!

When it came off, it was very concerned because it smelled. And then he realized how icky his arm was got pretty upset about that. He was afraid to move his arm or let anyone touch it. But the time Grandpa got there and we walked over to x-ray, he was at least bending his elbow! 

Grandpa went in with Kyle to get his pictures taken, but mommy was told he did a very good job sitting still. His arm is still broken, but there has been "significant healing," so that doctor was happy with that. 

The doctor said that he would be comfortable with just a splint for Kyle due to the amount of healing. We were a little hesitant about a splint because if Kyle could take it off, he would. But the doctor showed it to me and explained how it locks! It's pretty much kid proof! He said that if it doesn't become an issue and Kyle figures out how to get it off (you have to have the special screw driver, so it's not very likely) that we can come back and he'll put a cast back on his arm. As soon as we got in the car, the silly boy started trying to figure out how to get his splint off, but quickly gave up when he realized he didn't have the "key!" :)

With the split, we can take it off for bath time! It can get wet though, so the doctor said we could go swimming and play in the water! Kyle's normally not a fan of swimming, but seemed excited about the idea.

Because Kyle did so well, we thought a treat was in order. We tried talking him into ice cream, but he wanted a donut... silly kid! Mommy and Grandpa got ice cream though! :)