Thursday, April 3, 2014

More milestones!

Clapping
Silas started clapping at about 7 months 

Standing
Just started standing in the last few weeks. He loves being big! He is even cruising a bit and taking a few steps while holding things. He loves his walker too.

Waving 
Just in the past week or so he started waving. So sweet!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Big week!

Saying "dada"
Silas starting saying dada. We don't think he realizes what he saying but it sure is cute! 

Scooting 
His teacher sent me a message on 3/18 that Silas started crawling while at school. It's more of a scoot but he's getting faster and more mobile. Eek! 

Two front teeth on top came through. Finally! Still drooling all the time. He's now figured out how to take off his bib too. He's a wet mess most of the time.

Started eating yougurt and some finger foods. He loves all food! The yogurt is his new morning snack.

First overnight trip away for mom and dad. Nick and I went to big cedar while our moms traded off keeping Silas. It was a great weekend for everyone! We missed Silas but we didn't worry and it was the perfect amount of time away. 

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Months 7 and 8

Stats from 8 months!
Loves to sit up
Loves to clap
Loves to hear his daddy sing
Loves to stand (assisted) 
Sometimes waves at us
Wants to crawl but can't make it more than one arm or leg at a time
Rocks on all fours and pivots non stop
Eats 4 times a day unless at daycare (5x)
Loves all food. Still eats mostly baby food
Has a new sound that sounds like a dolphin 
Chuckles like a fat old man
4 ear infections so far
2 teeth but working on 4 more
Thick light brown hair
23lbs
29 inches


Echocardiogram

The doctor heard a heart murmur at silas' 6 month well check. I was kind of shocked because no one had mentioned it before. Evidently heart murmurs can develop at any point. I wasn't super worried until I mentioned his poor circulation...then the doc seemed a little concerned. We immediately scheduled an echocardiogram at the children's hospital clinic in Lowell. Thankfully they got us in within a few days. We spent those days praying for good results. 

The procedure itself went okay. We had to feed Silas two bottles to keep him still and content. 

We were so so thankful to get immediate results. It's so cool that a doc in little rock is reading the scan as it is happening. He called after the scan to inform us that Silas had a normal flow murmur and we had nothing to worry about. Praise God!

We've been through a lot in his first year of life. 


Months 5 and 6

I hate to say this, but life moves so fast with a baby that it becomes hard to remember the details.  I really can't remember too many specifics and what happened when.  Sooo...I would love to become more consistent at documenting our little guy's life. 

Silas turned 5 months on December 9th.  It was a busy month, but it started out with a week of snow days!  Nick didn't want having a baby to keep us at home on the first big snow day.  Being the awesome parents that we are we just took him out with us.  We took turns sledding with friends and one of us would sit in the car with him.  Yes- we are crazy!

We ended the month with Christmas break and Silas' first Christmas.  We went to Texarkana this year and it will probably be the last year for travel.  Silas was congested and traveling with a baby is just challenging. 

I do know that Silas got his first tooth on December 30th (Pappy's bday).  This is also the day he sat up by himself for the first time.  His 2nd tooth followed a few days later.  Teething is a way bigger deal than I realized.  LOTS of drool.  LOTS of tears. 

The month flew by and before we knew it Silas was 6 months old.  I feel like 6 months is really when we turned a corner.  I think Silas loves being able to sit up and play with his toys.  He laughs so much more and we have lots of happy moments.  He is so fun to watch learn and grow.  He still has his difficult moments, but we just roll with it. 

Here are a few stats I did jot down on my phone a while back....
Eats 5 times a day 32oz total @ 7,10,1,4,7
Sleeps from 7pm to 7am MOST of the time
No nap schedule because he doesn't nap well...usually 3-4 short naps
East baby food at dinner - loves all veggies except carrots...started fruit at about 7 months
Holds his own bottle 100% of the time now
Rolls over and sits up
20lbs at 6months
wearing 6-12 month clothes
just moved to size 4 diaper
2 ear infections so far...(now has had 4 @ 8 months)
Silas LOVES his jumparoo, giggling at daddy, and Mallie

Here are some pics from 5-6 months:

 










Friday, January 24, 2014

Months 3 and 4

Everyone told us that when Silas turned 3 months old we would turn a corner and he wouldn't be so difficult.  Well....we didn't find that to be true.  He would make a liar out of us and be totally chill when we were out and about or with friends and family, but he was still fussy a lot of the time.  It went from stomach issues to napping/sleeping issues.  Not being able to soothe and calm your baby is possible the most frustrating thing ever.  However, during these months Silas became so much more fun when he wasn't fussing.  He started smiling and talking a lot more.  He started interacting more and playing with his toys.  He was introduced to his favorite thing ever...his jumparoo!

Silas continued to grow in these months too.  He was 18lbs at his 4 month check up! I think he was 26 inches too.  He LOVES to eat and gets excited/anxious/impatient when he knows you're making a bottle.  The wheels come off when he sees it. ha! At 3 and 4 months he was still eating about 6 times a day.  He was sleeping through the night most nights, but it was right at Thanksgiving when we let him start crying it out...I think right after his 4 month check up.  Silas always cries when we lay him down to sleep, but we quit getting up with him in the middle of the night at 4 months.  It took 4-5 nights and he started sleeping through the night.  PTL!

We also took our first road trip during this time.  We surprised my brother for his 30th bday and spent the weekend with him and his fam in Austin.  This was such a sweet trip. Not only to I get to spend time with Brad and Sarah, but I got to meet my precious nephew, Liam.  He and Silas are two months apart in age.  We had a short but sweet trip. 



Silas was a Ninja turtle for his first Halloween.  :) We went to daddy's football game instead of trick or treating.

 
4 Months!
1st Road Trip - Austin, TX  -  Happy 30th Bubs!
 
Silas loved his first Thanksgiving.  He got to meet two of his great aunts for the first time.  Grauntie Georgie came from Texas and his Great Aunt Bonnie was here from Chicago.  
 



 




 

Singles Friday

How crazy is it that 9 couples have gotten married after meeting through Kelly's blog and SUYL singles???  I haven't ever participated until now. 

I'd like to introduce my younger sister, Lauren.  She is 22 and lives in Northwest Arkansas. 

Lauren is a high school teacher and she loves her students.  She has a fun personality with the perfect amount of sass. She loves babies and has been a rock star for years.  She is the perfect aunt to her two nephews!  She is the BEST sister and a faithful friend.  Lauren is an incredible cook too! 




 

We have a close family.  Our favorite time of the year is our annual beach trip. 
 
Lauren is a Christian and her faith is important to her.  She is looking for a Christian guy that will treat her like a lady.  Email me a cnrhoads@gmail.com for more info.