It’s been a minute since I jotted down Sadie’s current stats, and I’ve never done it with Carter. So I thought I’d take a moment to record where they’re both at in a new series I’m calling his & hers. So here’s the current state of the union on both of my littles.
Little man Carter is newborn no more. He has long outgrown his NB size clothing and at only 7 weeks old he is starting to get a bit too snug in his 3 month clothing. And just yesterday he was upgraded to a size 2 diaper. To put that into perspective, I don’t think Sadie was in a size 2 until 4 months old. Obviously it goes without saying that he is a great eater. It’s such a wonderful relief to have a baby that eats without issue. I went through so much trouble trying to breastfeed Sadie, but since she was preemie I ultimately had to stop and begin pumping and bottle feeding because she never could latch on. Carter will take a bottle, but gets a bit fussy about it. He would much rather tap the source. I want to keep offering him a bottle here and there though, so that Devin can take Carter for an afternoon without worrying about getting him back to me to feed.
As for sleep… one of my least favorite topics. I have grown so so so exhausted of the question, “how’s sleep going?” Only because of Sadie being such a bad sleeper her entire life. I usually just avoid the topic because the answer has never really changed. Sleep is rough. However, it’s still too early to know for sure of course, but I think we might be on a great path with little mr.
Immediately after coming home from the hospital he just got it. He knew night time was for sleeping and day time was awake time. There was no training him. Such a relief! And as far as a newborn goes, he sleeps great! Last night for example (and of course not every night is the same) he went down at 9pm swaddled and in his own crib in his own room. He woke at midnight. His waking is just squirming and grunting. He’s never once woke up crying. So I went in and changed him and fed him and put him back to bed in his bassinet in my room. I didn’t hear from him again until 4am. And after another change and feed he was out until 7:30am, but this time he was asleep beside me in bed. I definitely don’t want to get caught in the trap of co sleeping again. But in the middle of the night sometimes I don’t have the energy to rock him in his bassinet for 30 mins and I know he’ll just pass out if he’s next to me, so I take the easy road out. But slowly I’m working on correcting that.
As far as personality goes… he is a super happy boy. He smiles a lot. And sometimes he makes a sound like he is laughing, but I feel like it’s too early for him to do that right?! He enjoys being outdoors, being in the bath and just being naked in general. He has fallen victim to the elusive “witching hour” though. For those who are unfamiliar with the term, the witching hour is something that many babies experience where every day right at about 6pm they start crying non stop until about 9pm. Doctors have not figured out why so many babies experience this although some say it has to do with their developing nervous systems. Fortunately this usually goes away by 12 weeks old. I’m hoping it goes away sooner. He doesn’t have it every single night, but probably 5 out of 7.
He’s really conquering life quickly. He’s already had his first cold. So sad. And he’s already met his best friend. My close friend Jen had a baby boy just 5 weeks after Carter was born. And her daughter and Sadie are best friends, so we’ve basically set up a pre-arranged friendship for our boys as well.
Oh my. My little darling Sadie. She makes me look forward to every day. I just can’t wait to hear what crazy things she’ll say all day. I sometimes wish I could just hold up a camcorder and video her all day long because trying to relay the things she says and does just don’t do those moments justice. I hope I can keep it engrained in my head forever. Because she is for real the funniest person I’ve ever met.
Sadie is just a few days shy of 3 years old! She weighs about 33 pounds and is tall as hell. She looks more like she’s four according to her height. Her long gold hair has still never met a pair of scissors. Although I’ve been really considering bangs or something because her hair is always sticky and crusty because she is thee world’s messiest eater EVER. Sadie loves to pick out her outfits each day, but when it comes to her pajamas there isn’t even a chance of us being able to pick them out. She is super picky about her sleep attire.
Sadie loves fart and poop jokes and cracks them all the time. She especially loves to do it in public places where she knows I’ll get embarrassed and feel like a crappy parent. It’s like she actually enjoys watching me feel uncomfortable! Sadie is totally potty trained and has been for several months now. And it was a breeze. She needed like, a day to figure it out. She still uses binkies. I know! So bad. I’m just not ready for the days of breakdowns that will follow once we take them away. We need to set a date and just prepare for a week of hell and stick to it. But one thing at a time. I’ll wait til we don’t have a newborn any longer.
I blogged a little while ago about the preschool that Sadie got accepted to. Unfortunately we ended up pulling her from it just a few days before it started. Carter was born just days before her start date. And it was all a bit overwhelming for all of us. But Sadie seemed to be feeling very sad about losing time with me and she refused sleep of any kind for the first week or two that Carter was home. We spoke to our pediatrician and she felt that sending Sadie off to school while she was so obviously wanting more time with me would be a negative thing. So we made the tough decision and pulled the plug on that. Since then I have signed her up with a pre-preschool right around the corner from home. We go once a week for 2 hours and I go with her and bring Carter. We play and make art, have circle time, sing and dance, read stories, have snack time and then head back home. For now, it’s just enough for us. Plus we enrolled her in ballet class. That my friends is the best thing I’ve ever done in my life. More on that later. It deserves it’s very own post.
Sleep (eeerrrggh)…. sleep is sleep. It’s about the same. She ebbs and flows. Some nights for weeks at a time she’ll sleep through the night. Which is HUGE for her. But eventually a week will come and she’ll wake up 2,3 even 4 times a night. Devin has begun to take over Sadie during the nights since I’m already up with Carter so many times and often she’ll wake up crying while I’m in the middle of a feeding and I can’t go to her even if I wanted to. She’ll get there, someday. Whatever.
Physically Sadie has grown so much lately. She rides the big kid swings. She climbs ladders and arches with no hesitation. She climbs into the car and gets herself into her carseat alone. She gets on and off of her chair and booster seat at the table without assistance. When she goes potty she does it totally alone and will even bring the potty tray into the bathroom and empty it and clean it alone.
And she’s still an angel. She’s never had a time out, she’s never really had a tantrum or meltdown. She’s just chill. Her ideal day would probably consist of sitting on the couch in her pajamas until noon watching Dumbo and Peter Pan. Then maybe a quick trip to the playground. Then cuddles with me for several hours. And then sitting in her room reading alone until bath and bedtime. She is definitely more wild now in her older age than she was a year ago. But all in all, she is very calm and very easy.
Ok. I could go on for hours more. But I don’t want to. And you most likely don’t want to read it. So win win.