Preston – On the move!

I have been wanting to do an ‘ in between’ post for Preston. The day after his 8 month post, he did so many things!! I realized he started sitting up REALLY WELL on his own… From a laying down or crawling position.

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He also started pulling himself up on anything and everything. He’s become a much faster crawler so I’m constantly chasing him around the house. I finally ordered a baby gate that will be here tomorrow! I can’t wait to get it installed. He has been putting himself to sleep lately. Which is so nice, but I do miss the cuddles! Usually when he wakes up, I find him sitting up in his crib playing with his stuffed animals. He’s getting better at balancing to stand up and loves walking around the whole house, with help! He has started raising his arms when he wants to be held. He will crawl over to me and sit at my feet and say Mama when he wants me. When I hold him he’s started ‘hanging on’, no more limp, dead weight baby! It really makes carrying him a lot easier because he seems lighter when he holds on!! He has also started taking milk from a sippy!!! Finally! Chad will get up with him in the morning and give him a sippy of milk. I’ve been waiting for this day for a long time!

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Granted, I still have to feed him right when he sees me in the morning… But it’s progress!!! He’s the sweetest little boy. We love him to pieces. He’s developing such a personality. Β We are excited for his first Halloween experience on Friday!!

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…until next time!! Xoxo

Preston – 8 months

It’s October! and it’s Sunday. AND OUR LITTLE MAN IS 8 MONTHS!!

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oh the changes!!

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{{he has hair!! ^^^}}

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It’s so hard for me to believe how big our little guy is getting. He’s 21 pounds {{same as last month!}} and 27 inches long.

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So our little man is growing in length but thinning out. I miss his {{excessive}} chub already. I was just looking at a photo of him from a few months ago and he was SOO chubby. He’s slimmed down a lot. He actually fits into his bumbo again. Which is really nice, especially when we’re trying to cook.

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Our boy just started crawling on the 15th. He did it on his own without help or prompting. He really had NO interest in crawling, or moving for that matter! Now that he’s been crawling for a few days, he’s really getting the hang of it. Β This was the one milestone i was NOT looking forward to!

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…Now, to baby-proof!

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He loves standing and it really good at standing while holding on to something {{one handed}}.

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He can stand alone for a few seconds but that’s about it.

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He has been really interested in walking {{with help}}.

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He loves walking around the whole house..especially when he gets to walk to his dog, Bentley. They are going to be the best of buds!!

{{caught bentley winking…lol πŸ˜‰ }}

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He loves playing with ‘mirror baby’ and also kissing ‘mirror baby’!!

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{{he just has too much fun with mirror baby…maybe he needs a sibling… πŸ˜‰ }}

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Our boy is still eating like a champ. He loves his mama milk and his baby food!! He will down a few containers of baby food in one sitting if we don’t put a stop to it after awhile. He will eat anything! I sure hope this lasts…I’m praying he won’t be a picky eater…

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Preston and I have been enjoying the PERFECT fall weather the last few days.

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We took a trip to the park to swing and walk around. He still LOVES swinging. and people. and kids. and babies!!

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We’ve also been taking long walks. He’s not as good on his walks as he used to be…unless he’s being carried in the Ergo. He loves being close to us.

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{{I love fall in our neighborhood.}}

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Actually I just love fall in our town!!

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We have been doing so many fun things on the weekends.

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Hitting up the parks!

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Enjoying the awesome views!

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Taking long walks!

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Just enjoying being with our little family!

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Going to the Farmers market on saturday mornings has become a fun tradition for us!

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We are going to be so sad when it’s done for the season!

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On the 14th our little muffy said MAMA!!!! It was music to my ears. He’s been saying DADA for a while now…and to hear him say MAMA, was the best! Those are his first two words. I’ll take it! πŸ™‚

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Our boy is such a silly little guy. He loves ‘talking’, making silly noises, and blowing bubbles.

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He still has 2 teeth but is cutting his third on the top {{the right center tooth}}. His hair is starting to get thicker and it’s also getting a lot darker. He’s starting to look more like a little boy every day. and i SWEAR he gets cuter by the minute..if that’s even possible! πŸ™‚ He still takes 2 naps a day…sometimes even 3 naps.

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Last night he only had two naps and went to bed at 6:30pm and slept until 7:20 am. He must have been exhausted!!! He did wake up at 4am to eat though.

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{{after this ^^^ happened, we had to hang some shelves to put the monitor on–outside of his crib!}}

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We have been so good about taking him to pumpkin patches, apple orchards, and creameries.

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He was able to ‘help’ us pick berries.

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AND he even tried a few!

He also went on his first hayrack ride.

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{{of course one of us isn’t ready…}}

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He LOVES his bath time.

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He loves splashing around and playing with his rubber ducky and other fun bath toys.

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He still enjoys the nursery at the gym!

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We ventured out to a cute little shop in Jewell and bought him a globe!

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If you remember, last month we took a trip to Galveston to visit Preston’s aunties right after his 7 month birthday. We had a blast!! Let spam a few photos of our trip.

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{{pilot photobomb^^^}}

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Let’s just say the last month has been so fun!! Especially since it’s Punkys first Fall!!

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First football season!

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He has changed soooo much! Still full of smiles though!! πŸ™‚

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We just have so much fun together…

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I just LOVE staying at home with him!

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…until next time! xoxo

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