Thursday, May 17, 2012

5 Months

Woah Nelly!! Time is going by fast. I know that is so cliche, but really the months are just flying by.

Stats: Well we didn't have a doctor's appointment this month, so I just measured Hayes at home. He is a little over 28" in length. I tried to weigh him, but our scale is crazy! It said I weigh like 6 pounds more than I do, and that Hayes only weighed 14 pounds. I know he weighs more than that, lets just hope that I also don't weigh that much more!!!

Milestones: Hayes is still constantly on the move. I lay him on the floor to change him and go two steps away to grab a diaper and he has already flipped over and is just staring at me. He has also started sitting unassisted for a couple of seconds on a soft surface. He can even sit himself back up if he starts to tip over. Hayes's hand eye coordination is really improving, if you are holding him and standing near someone else, he will reach over and rub them. He hasn't started to put out his hands to be picked up yet, but he is getting close.

Feeding: April 20th we started solid foods. I planned on doing a post on it, but once again I never got around to it. He loves to eat! Actually it is hard to get him to take a bottle now. I also stopped breastfeeding/ pumping this month. It just didn't make sense anymore. I was only producing 3 ounces all day when I was at work. Hayes seems to have less gas and upset stomachs since I stopped also. I must have been eating stuff that didn't agree with him. I still feel kind of guilty for giving up. I know I shouldn't but I just can't help it. Anyway he loves solid food and he eats a ton of it. Right now he is eating at least 3 meals a day. Usually he gets banana and oatmeal for breakfast, avocado or sweet potato for lunch and prunes and oatmeal for dinner. He seems more content for longer periods of time, and is sleeping for longer stretches, and I'm guessing this is because of the solids.
I feel like he looks so old here!

Behavior: Hayes is still such a good boy. He is started to get a temper though. If you put him somewhere that he doesn't want to be, he lets you know! His whole head will turn red and he screams like he is hurt, until you pick him up, and then he just grins, little stinker. Hayes has also started screaming like a girl, just for fun. He can get quit loud and then he usually works himself up so much he gets mad. He also gets mad if you don't feed him fast enough. While eating, he likes his mouth completely full of food or he starts getting crabby. He starts coming at the spoon like a hungry little bird, it is so cute!
He gets so excited to eat!

Sleep: I think the solids are really helping with his sleep. Friday night he slept 10 hours, Saturday 11  and Sunday night 11. Last night he did wake up once after 8 hours to eat and then went right back to sleep. Lets hope I didn't just jinx myself again. Naps are still hit and miss with him. One day he will take 2, two hour naps and then little 30 minute cat nap in the evening, other days, he will nap for a total of 1 hour. That little boy is on no ones schedule but his own.

Clothes: Hayes is outgrowing most of his 6 month clothes. He still wears them, but they are like knickers. He wears anything from 6 month to 24 month clothes. Baby sizes are so crazy. We also just switched him to size 4 diapers from Target. Which are also weird, they aren't any bigger around then the 3's, they are just longer.

So Chris is back home now, and I still haven't gotten any pictures of Hayes and him. Probably because Chris has been working like 16 hour days, and we hardly ever see him.
This picture is from Chris's birthday in January it was just too cute not to post

Mother's Day was pretty uneventful. Chris, Hayes and I drove around car lots looking for a new truck for Chris. Then we went to my mom's for dinner, and then Chris had to go to work. Maybe one weekend soon, I can have a redo. Or maybe I can just combine it with my birthday, and do something fun on Memorial Day weekend. So yeah, I didn't take any pictures this weekend, so there was no point in doing a separate post. I am so thankful that Chris is working so much, but it would be nice if he got a little break so we could have some family time. =) I know I know, got to make hay while the sun shines, haha literally!

Thursday, May 10, 2012


So Nicole over at That's Life has inspired me. Or maybe just made me realize that I am in a serious foot wear rut! I used to wear cowboy boots everyday, then sometime after I got married I switched to Romeos. They are like an old man's slipper. So cozy and when they are new, they are not too unstylish, but when you wear them everyday for like a year, they tend to look well like old man slippers!
So Chris and I have been married for 5 years this summer, and I don't want to completely fall into a frumpy unstylish look, which is so easy to do with a baby! So in an attempt to spice up my wardrobe a little, I think I need some new boots!
Here are the ones I have found so far.
These are Romeos, for anyone who might be wondering what in the heck I was talking about

I'll let you know which ones I get, and maybe do a little photo shoot?

All of these boots are from Sheplers. Sorry I'm not all fancy, I don't know how to make it so you can click on the boot and make it take you to it on their site. I probably should have made a collage so this wasn't so long too! Oh well I tried, I should get some points for coming up with an original post all on my own that doesn't have to do with Hayes!

Sorry if you are not into boots, that post probably just completely bore you! Hopefully I will get to at least do something for mother's day and I will do a weekend wrap up. Chris is taking Sunday off of work, so maybe he has something up his sleeve?! Oh and a 5 month post, because baby boy just turned 5 months yesterday!

Have You Ever???

I saw this list floating around blog long and I thought it would be fun to do. Sorry for the lack of interesting blogs lately. My husband is home now, so hopefully life will get back to normal, and I might actually do something besides go to work and sit at home!
Anyway so I will cross off the things that I have accomplished =)
1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars Love it!
3. Played in a Band
4. Visited Hawaii 
5. Watched a meteor shower In middle school we even went down to Marine Park and watched one with telescopes
6. Given more than you can afford to charity 
7. Been to Disneyland  I've been 4 times, and I can't wait to go again and take my son!
8. Climbed a mountain My husband is crazy and likes to climbs mountains in the dark and look for gold mines. He does it quite often. Me not so much, but I have been a couple times.
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo  I love to sing but I have never sang an actual solo in front of people, just family and friends, I'd call it more serenading.
11. Bungee jumped - 
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightening storm - I love lightning storms- Fun fact there is a hole in parents back yard from where lightning struck before I was born!.
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch- I'm definitely not very artsy, though I wish I was
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetable 
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France 
20. Slept on an overnight train- I want to go on the dinner train or the Wickersham antique train with Hayes
21. Had a pillow fight - 
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill 
24. Built a snow fort 
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping hehe
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice 
29. Seen a total eclipse  Well I didn't actually look at it because you would go blind, right?
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset Really has anyone not?
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person I want to go and ride the jet boats that I saw on the Duggars =)
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors I'm the 5th generation in Whatcom county so I guess it's here
35. Seen an Amish community 
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing 
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David 
41. Sung karaoke -Of course but only after quite a few drinks
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant - 
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight Well we stood just of the beach outside the California Redwoods. I want to go back there during the day someday!
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing Well deep Bay or Straight fishing at least
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling  Haha Chris and I went snorkeling off our boat in Lake Chelan on our honeymoon. I only did it for a couple of minutes, because the water is sooo cold
52. Kissed in the rain 
53. Played in the mud YES! I love going wheelin'
54. Gone to a drive-in theater  I wish there was still one around here
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business Chris and I used to own a tree service, but the economy and sickness got the better of it =(
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen I volunteered for something and I think we served pancakes
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies 
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason Redneck Roses!!!!
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma  I used to absolutely hate needles! But after being pregnant, it's not so bad
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
  Not an actually check, but over drew my account
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy - My mom still has almost all my toys
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial 
71. Eaten caviar  
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job Ooops lets just say I have grown alot since then
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone - I have only bent the bone in my arm twice
78. Been a passenger on a motorcycle Yep I even rode until I was 7 months pregnant

79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person I went when I was 13 I think, I would like to go back now that I might actually appreciate it.
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican

82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper Quite a few times when I was little

85. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year’s Eve- Eeeww gross
86. Visited the White House

87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating I helped skin a deer
88. Had chickenpox 
89. Saved someone’s life 
90. Sat on a Jury - I also wanted to be called for jury duty

91. Met someone famous 
92. Joined a book club
93. Got a tattoo -I got one when I was 15 in Costa Rica. haha Rebel

94. Had a baby December 9, 2011
95. Seen the Alamo in person

96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit Ah the joys of owning a business
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee Grr I hate bee stings, especially honey bees

Well I'm sure no one read that wholes list, but I had fun going through it. I've done 39 things, not too bad I guess?! How many have you done?