Saturday, June 14, 2014

Jack's swim lessons

Jack started an intensive 9 day swim class with a "swim whisperer" type of coach.  Day One consisted of him crying the whole time and wanting to leave.  (along with the other three kids in the class).  Day Two wasn't much better but on Day Three there was a slight turn around.  It was almost like he realized how cool it was that he was swimming a little.  And then this is video from Day 5.  Totally happy and totally proud that he has accomplished so much in five days.  I really can't believe it.  On the first day he wouldn't put his face in and couldn't swim a lick.  Now look at him!! Can't wait to see what he looks like on Day 9.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Sam is 7 months old!

Seven months old today!  Look at that big brute.  8 teeth and loves tackling everything.  This was not the best photo shoot because all he wanted to do was eat the clipboard and wrinkle the paper.

We did manage to get some cute close-ups though.  Look at this happy kid.  

Sam is growing like a weed and so so different than Jack.  He LOVES to be away from home, loves to be surrounded by a ton of people, loves to be in the middle of the action.  He gets very bored just sitting at home with me.  Where Jack loved sitting and listening to book after book every night, I can't get Sam to sit still for a single book.  I'm afraid he won't know how to read until he's 10.  

He is strong though and is dying to crawl and walk.  Anything to keep up with his big brother.  

Jack continues to be his hero.  He can make Sam laugh and cheer him up immediately with a little playing.  I hope they continue to be best buds.  Happy 7 months Sam!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Sam's 6 month doctor's visit!

Well, seeing as how Sam is almost 7 months I should probably post his 6 month doctor visit.  If only for posterity's sake I like to post his height and weight.  His check-up went off without a hitch.  Doctor said he was healthy and strong.  As usual, she thought Sam was doing fine but that Mommy and Daddy needed work.  Specifically weaning him from his nighttime bottles.  Of course, it's been almost a month since the visit and no progress has been made.  He still wakes up twice a night and we still give him a bottle each time.  I think it's because we think twice is so little and so great compared to Jack at that age that we are happy with that schedule.  :)

His stats are:

Height - 27 inches - 75th percentile
Weight -  17 pounds, 4 ounces - 50th percentile


 He has started solid foods and boy, oh boy, does he love them.  We can't feed him fast enough usually and he certainly let's us know that he's ready for more.