Thursday, August 28, 2014

Our Summer and Being 6 Months

I don't know if I have low motivation to blog or no time nowadays. Probably both. Well here's our summer in pictures.
Went to the splash pad a couple of times...

And dried in the sun.
Ollie spent a few days at Gigi's...

And came back exhausted.

Jasper and I had a night out with Sarah.

Did this a couple times.

Learning what it's like to have a sibling.

Hit up our favorite public pool.

Got to chill for a bit with bestie Jenni.

Still obsessed with pirates.

Helped the Orrs move to Tucson.

Made cute faces.

Begin looking like a big boy in church clothes.

Lots of this.

Got lots of attention from all the girl 2nd cousins.

Enjoyed monsoon weather.

Wore hats

Every. Night.

Morning while mom gets ready.

Went to cousin Emily's wedding in the Gilbert Temple.

Stripe Sisters.

More cousin (and Papa) time.


Jasper at 6 months old.

I know Jasper will be 7 months in a few days, but he hasn't changed that much in the past few weeks.
So we started him on solid foods and all hell has broken loose since. His sleep schedule is weird and we kind of hate it. He's tired after 7pm and I can get him to sleep but when we put him down he immediately wakes up and he just wants to be awake until 10 then it's fight sleep central for a half hour. Lots of crying and kicking until he finally gives up. He's not a self soother. He's never taken a pacifier and has no way to calm himself down. The cry-it-out method does not work with him. 

I would also love to stop breastfeeding. I want my body back. But this kid flat out refuses bottles and/or formula. It's incredibly frustrating. Yes, I know I could pump, but I don't want to. I'm tired. I haven't slept in more than 5 hour blocks in 7 months. Not good for me. I dream of one night of 10 hours of uninterrupted sleep.

Enough ranting. Jasper really is pretty adorable and we love him. Since learning to sit up on his own, he sure has been a happy baby. He likes being able to play a little more like his brother. He won't roll over, although he can, so I think when he figures out that he can get where he wants, he'll love it. He loves when his dad comes home from work, he lights up when Brady plays him. He's getting easier to take to restaurants as long as we have a few spoons for him to play with. 

At his 6 month check up he weighed 19lbs. (75%) and 28 1/4 in. (90%). Big boy. He has his 2 bottom teeth and the top two should be coming in soon.

Here's some pictures from his 6 month photo shoot.