Wednesday, April 15, 2015

11 months old!!

We officially have a crawler! Cooper has been crawling for about 3 weeks, and it's been fun to watch him. He also is pulling himself up on everything, taking a few steps here and there, and just getting big.
He has 4-5 eight ounce bottles a day, multiple snacks, and eats dinner with us. He eats everything we eat, even spicy stuff. It makes it so easy that I don't have to cook separate meals for him.  
He dropped his second nap about three weeks ago, but takes a pretty good nap in the middle of the day (most days), and he sleeps about 12 hours a night (except for last night when he was up for 3 hours). 
I've started baby sign with him, but he mainly just laughs when I sign. I sign 'milk, more, thank you, please, all-done' to him. I think I tried it with B, but not for very long, so we'll see how long I can sign with Coop.
He's still just a little guy, wearing mostly 9 month clothes, but fits fine in 6 month clothes still. He was sick a few weeks ago, so I took him to the doctor, and he wasn't even on the chart for weight, so his doctor told me to up his formula intake.


weight:
birth: 6 lbs. 14 oz.
1 month: 9 lbs. (weighed at home)
2 months: 11 lbs. 4 oz. (weighed at home)
3 months: 12 lbs. 7 oz. (weighed at home)
4 months: 13 lbs. 6 oz. (weighed at home)
5 months: 14 lbs. 6 oz. (weighed at home)
6 months: 15 lbs. 8 oz. (accurate weight)
7 months: 17 lbs. 1 oz. (weighed at home)
8 months: 18 lbs. (weighed at home)
9 months:17 lbs. 7 oz. (weighed at home)
10 months: 18 lbs. 8 oz. (accurate weight)
11 months: 20 lbs. 6 oz. (weighed at home)

height
birth: 19 ¼ inches
1 month: 21 ¾ inches (measured at home)
2 months: 22 ½ inches (measured at home)
3 months: 23 ½ inches (measured at home)
4 months: 24 ½ inches (measured at home)
5 months: 25 inches (measured at home)
6 months: 25 ½ inches (accurate height)
7 months: 26 inches (measured at home)
8 months: 26 ½ inches (measured at home)
9 months: 27 inches (measured at home)
10 months: 27 ½ inches (measured at home)
11 months: 28 inches (measured at home)

Want to compare Cooper to Brooklynne at 11 months

Monday, March 9, 2015

10 Months Old!!

Cooper is 10 months old, he has two months left of his first year! He still hasn't figured out how to keep his tummy off the floor when crawling, so he continues to army crawl all over the house. He has started to slowly pull himself up onto things (mainly us). 
He typically eats three solid meals a day, usually what we're eating, and he has 3-4 bottles a day. 
He's been pretty sick on and off for the past two months, which has hard, but we went to the doctor this morning and found out he has an ear infection and bronchitis (B has both as well).
He takes 2 naps a day, and usually sleeps 11-12 hours at night, which is wonderful. 
Cooper really enjoys playing with his toys, and the new dinosaurs B got for her birthday. He likes to put everything in his mouth (I never had that problem with B), and he's still working on getting his top teeth (although they look like they could be in any day now).
We love you Coopie Doopie boy!!

weight:
birth: 6 lbs. 14 oz.
1 month: 9 lbs. (weighed at home)
2 months: 11 lbs. 4 oz. (weighed at home)
3 months: 12 lbs. 7 oz. (weighed at home)
4 months: 13 lbs. 6 oz. (weighed at home)
5 months: 14 lbs. 6 oz. (weighed at home)
6 months: 15 lbs. 8 oz. (accurate weight)
7 months: 17 lbs. 1 oz. (weighed at home)
8 months: 18 lbs (weighed at home)
9 months:17 lbs. 7 oz. (weighed at home)
10 months: 18 lbs. 8 oz (accurate weight)

height
birth: 19 ¼ inches
1 month: 21 ¾ inches (measured at home)
2 months: 22 ½ inches (measured at home)
3 months: 23 ½ inches (measured at home)
4 months: 24 ½ inches (measured at home)
5 months: 25 inches (measured at home)
6 months: 25 ½ inches (accurate height)
7 months: 26 inches (measured at home)
8 months: 26 ½ inches (measured at home)
9 months: 27 inches (measured at home)
10 months: 27 ½ inches (measured at home)

Want to compare Cooper to Brooklynne at 10 months

Sunday, February 22, 2015

9 Months!

This post is really late. I took the picture on his 9 month birthday, but obviously didn't get it posted. 
Cooper is 9 months old, and showing himself to be a slow grower like his sister, but we're okay with that. He's growing. He eats lots of foods, and this week we started feeding him whatever we're having for dinner, just chopping it small. He loves to eat!! 
Cooper had his first plane ride last week, and was a champ, he barely made any noise the entire time, which was wonderful! 
He's still sleeping pretty good most nights, some nights he'll wake up once or twice, but I'll take that over multiple times.
His "crawling" has been at the same stage since end of December, it's pretty funny. He army crawls everywhere, and he'll get up on all fours and violently rock back and forth, like he wants to crawl, but then goes back to his stomach. He's been doing that for 2 months now.
He got pretty sick earlier this month, and we had to switch him to soy formula for a week, and everything cleared up. It was scary for a few days though.
Everyone just loves him. He always has such a big smile, and such a pleasant demeanor. We are so blessed with this little bud!


weight:
birth: 6 lbs. 14 oz.
1 month: 9 lbs. (weighed at home)
2 months: 11 lbs. 4 oz. (weighed at home)
3 months: 12 lbs. 7 oz. (weighed at home)
4 months: 13 lbs. 6 oz. (weighed at home)
5 months: 14 lbs. 6 oz. (weighed at home)
6 months: 15 lbs. 8 oz. (accurate weight)
7 months: 17 lbs. 1 oz. (weighed at home)
8 months: 18 lbs (weighed at home)
9 months:17 lbs. 7 oz. (weighed at home)

height
birth: 19 ¼ inches
1 month: 21 ¾ inches (measured at home)
2 months: 22 ½ inches (measured at home)
3 months: 23 ½ inches (measured at home)
4 months: 24 ½ inches (measured at home)
5 months: 25 inches (measured at home)
6 months: 25 ½ inches (accurate height)
7 months: 26 inches (measured at home)
8 months: 26 ½ inches (measured at home)
9 months: 27 inches (measured at home)

Want to compare Cooper to Brooklynne at 9 months


Wednesday, January 7, 2015

8 Months!

Oh man, Coop-a-doop, you're getting so old! I love spending almost every day with you!

Cooper is 8 months old, and he's just the cutest ever! 
He is such a fun kid, eating 2 solid meals a day, and 5-6 bottles a day. As of December 7th he was fully weaned from breast milk, he's officially a formula fed baby now, and it's been wonderful for our family! 
He eats bananas, green beans, papaya, chicken, carrots, oatmeal, pears, apples, and he loves puffs and the rice husk things...especially those. I think he likes to be able to feed himself. With the puffs he tends to lose half of them, but with the husks he's able to hold onto it because it's so big. 
Last week I cooked for a conference with my mom and was basically away from Cooper for 3 days, Matt had both kids the entire time so I could cook. While I was gone, Cooper started rocking more in the crawling stance. Still not crawling, but he wants to so bad!
Last week also brought something new, sleeping all the way through the night. We've now had 5 nights of full sleep for this kid, and it's been wonderful (especially last night when I went to bed at 9:30 and didn't wake up till 7)! He goes to bed between 7 and 7:30pm, and wakes up between 7 and 8:30am. I'm so thankful he's sleeping through the night!! 
He still loves to eat anything in sight, and he loves to chew on his hands.
He loves my dad (Poppie), and Barley (unless Barley is stealing his food) the most, it seems.
He was a lot more curious about the donuts this month, and I'm sure next month will just be harder.
Happy 8 months, handsome dude! We love you so much!! 

sorry for his lack of clothing.


weight:
birth: 6 lbs. 14 oz.
1 month: 9 lbs. (weighed at home)
2 months: 11 lbs. 4 oz. (weighed at home)
3 months: 12 lbs. 7 oz. (weighed at home)
4 months: 13 lbs. 6 oz. (weighed at home)
5 months: 14 lbs. 6 oz. (weighed at home)
6 months: 15 lbs. 8 oz. (accurate weight)
7 months: 17 lbs. 1 oz. (weighed at home)
8 months: 18 lbs (weighed at home)

height
birth: 19 ¼ inches
1 month: 21 ¾ inches (measured at home)
2 months: 22 ½ inches (measured at home)
3 months: 23 ½ inches (measured at home)
4 months: 24 ½ inches (measured at home)
5 months: 25 inches (measured at home)
6 months: 25 ½ inches (accurate height)
7 months: 26 inches (measured at home)
8 months: 26 ½ inches (measured at home)

Want to compare Cooper to Brooklynne at 8 months

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

7 Months!

Cooper is 7 months old (10 days ago), and he's so much fun! He is sleeping through the night most nights, and eating really well. He has 4-5 bottles a day, and typically solids once or twice a day (depending on how busy we are). He's sitting up like a champ, and totally wants to crawl, he just can't make his arms work the right way yet. He gets up on his knees and rocks, but then falls forwards because his arms can't hold him. I'm thinking it'll be any day now.
He still loves his paci and fist, he loves to blow bubbles and thinks it's hilarious. He loves to play with his sister, and she loves to play with him (it was hair salon day yesterday). He's really enjoying the lights on the Christmas tree, and is luckily not playing with any of the ornaments. He likes to play in his exersaucer and johnny jump-up, and he loves Barley.


weight:
birth: 6 lbs. 14 oz.
1 month: 9 lbs. (weighed at home)
2 months: 11 lbs. 4 oz. (weighed at home)
3 months: 12 lbs. 7 oz. (weighed at home)
4 months: 13 lbs. 6 oz. (weighed at home)
5 months: 14 lbs. 6 oz. (weighed at home)
6 months: 15 lbs. 8 oz. (accurate weight)
7 months: 17 lbs. 1 oz. (weighed at home)

height
birth: 19 ¼ inches
1 month: 21 ¾ inches (measured at home)
2 months: 22 ½ inches (measured at home)
3 months: 23 ½ inches (measured at home)
4 months: 24 ½ inches (measured at home)
5 months: 25 inches (measured at home)
6 months: 25 ½ inches (accurate height)
7 months: 26 inches (measured at home)

Want to compare Cooper to Brooklynne at 7 months

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Cooper is 6 months old!

My little dude is 6 months old today! 
Time is flying and we're having so much fun! I love that this guy is still my baby (will be for his whole life), but that he's getting bigger, it's the best. He's still not the best sleeper, but he's getting better. He wakes up 1-2 times a night, but the past few nights has just been once each night which is amazing! We started solids with him a few weeks ago, but stopped because he got a cold, and the food seemed to make him more congested. He's had butternut squash, oatmeal, banana, spinach and papaya, his favorite being the papaya.  Since he's starting to feel better, I'm hoping to bring back the solid food soon.
He finally had his doctors appointment, where I found out that my monthly measurements have been a bit off (whatever). Our new doctor is totally old school, no computer, no digital scale, etc. and we really liked him! He was very thorough and took his time. Cooper got two immunizations (didn't cry at all), the dTap, and HIB. We'll be going back mid next month for another flu shot for B, and two more immunizations for Cooper. Since we have a delayed schedule, and he's behind because of no insurance, our catch up will take some time.  He's in the 10th percentile just like Brooklynne was, I guess we just make small babies.
He's not yet sitting up unassisted, he can hold himself up for a little while but not completely. He doesn't have any teeth yet, but for the amount he's drooling, I'm surprised nothing's there. He still loves to chew on his fists and his Sophie giraffe. He enjoys playing on the floor and LOVES his bouncy swing, he can jump in that thing for a while.
He's such an incredible little person, and we love him so much!!
Happy half birthday, Coop-a-doop!!  Daddy, Mommy, and B love you so much!!


weight:
birth: 6 lbs. 14 oz.
1 month: 9 lbs. (weighed at home)
2 months: 11 lbs. 4 oz. (weighed at home)
3 months: 12 lbs. 7 oz. (weighed at home)
4 months: 13 lbs. 6 oz. (weighed at home)
5 months: 14 lbs. 6 oz. (weighed at home)
6 months: 15 lbs. 8 oz. (accurate weight)

height
birth: 19 ¼ inches
1 month: 21 ¾ inches (measured at home)
2 months: 22 ½ inches (measured at home)
3 months: 23 ½ inches (measured at home)
4 months: 24 ½ inches (measured at home)
5 months: 25 inches (measured at home)
6 months: 25 ½ inches (accurate weight)

Want to compare Cooper to Brooklynne at 6 months
I actually just did this and it's interesting to see the differences between the two at this age.

I post pictures of him on Instagram on a weekly basis, come check it out some time: annalisaj is my name


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Me, lately.

So, I haven't given anyone an update on myself lately, and since Cooper is almost 6 months old, I thought I'd update.  As some of you already know, I became a fitness instructor back in February of last year (coming up on 2 years) after losing over 40 pounds.  So, when I got pregnant with Cooper last August my goal was to gain little weight while being healthy, keeping my baby healthy, and working out the whole time.  Even though I ate well and exercised 4-6 times a week, I still managed to gain 40 pounds, which I was fine with.  Within 3 weeks of having Cooper I had lost 20 of that 40, but then I stopped. I have been continuing to eat well and I teach 7-10 fitness classes a week. I am learning that even though so many people say that breastfeeding will help the weight come right off, it's completely up to your genetics. If you have the body type to lose the weight after having a baby, it doesn't matter what you do, it's gonna come off.  Breastfeeding for me has made me keep the weight on, and I'm not going to lie, it's extremely frustrating.  I'm a size 8, and I range from 145 pounds to 150 pounds. I finally bought a pair of pants because I was annoyed of not having clothes that fit, and the 8's were a tad small, but 10s were too big.  


This is where I am currently at.