Monday, September 8, 2014

Life Lately: Wyatt James

Wyatt is talking more and more each day. He is now 21 months old and learning and growing and changing so fast. He's putting phrases together and understands so much it surprises me sometimes. He's less and less a baby and more and more a little boy. It's mostly exciting and only somewhat sad for this mama.

Some current favorite words/phrases:
-all done
-mo peese
-pool/im/each/boaties (pool/swim/beach/floaties)
-tink you (thank you)
-ohhh man
-oh yeah!
-cool dude
-read books
-EEP (sleep)
-nuh-nuhs (nursies)
-uv you/love you
-hold you

He's been saying many of these (and more) for months now, but these are some of my favorites. He and Millie play together so well and fight quite a bit as well. He's so physical and gives her a beat down way more than I'd (or she'd) like. We're working on it. We are constantly reminding her that he's "still learning," which she then likes to remind me as well. He calls himself "TT" and is starting to remember the names of his/Millie's friends and our friends too. Which is super fun.

He's still nursing about three times a day, but can go all day without it, including bedtime (recently) so it's been freeing for me! He is still very interested in "nuh-nuh's" so I'm not sure when we will actually decide to stop, but I'm just going with it for now. Honestly, I don't think either of us are truly ready to completely stop. Especially since he is most likely my last baby.

Wyatt loves to read books, play with cars, wear headbands and hats, eat, drink out of mama's glasses/eat mama's food, hold hands, give hugs, play at the park, swim in the pool (well, mostly throw shit into the pool), jump into the pool, go to the beach, throw sand, dance, throw toys (sensing a theme?), play with Millie, go nigh-nigh, take baths (baff), sit at Brad's desk and punch the keyboard and make phone calls, open and close doors, be outside, be naked, pee on the deck, wear necklaces, eat pizza, play in Millie's room while she's at school, get into mischief, move chairs around the room, be involved in everything, draw (on things that aren't paper), be a big boy, do whatever Millie is doing, be held, ride in the stroller/wagon, throw rocks, play in dirt, pick flowers/plants, not listen, do stretches with mama, push wagons/strollers/carts, jump on the bed/couch, splash, make a mess, rip shit up, etc. This guy really enjoys life!

He does not like getting his diaper changed, being told what to do, being told NO or to stop doing something, getting dressed after bath, being forced to hold hands crossing the street, not being included in something/anything--he really wants to be a part of all the action.

Gosh, we adore this kid.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Wyatt is O N E

Wyatt James
20 1/2 lbs
30" long


chewing things
carrying things in his mouth (his third hand)
his sister (and everything in her room)
kitchen utensils
kisses (blowing them too)
shaking head vigorously
laughing and smiling
head banging to music
bath time
being tickled

Favorite book:
goodnight owl

sweet potatoes

nod yes/shake no
blow kisses
play SO big
walk like a pro

Bubbs McGee

St Louis

Monday, November 4, 2013

Wyatt: 11 months

Dude man is 11 months and as active as ever. He's fully walking now--albeit wobbly and stumbly--but walking still. He gets into EVERYTHING. I guess that's nothing new for him. But it's hilarious and infuriating at the same time. He has a great personality and demeanor. He is super friendly and doesn't seem to show any signs of shyness. As in, he will walk over to pretty much anyone and ask (demand) to be picked up. Slash wipe his nose on their pants. Whatever. He is outgoing.

He is chatty and seems to be practicing new words all the time. They might not be actual words or anything, but he tries. Words spoken to date: mama, dada, bubba, duck, and NO. Which sounds like, nah. He shakes his head yes and no, emphatically. He likes to dance. Or, more accurately, head bob.

He will destroy an egg each and every morning. And is always down for some carbs, any kind of carbs, really. But he is still a bit unpredictable with table foods. He will typically take 1-3 bites of almost anything you offer but after that it's anybody's guess. His usual favorites include: rice, sweet potato, eggs, cheerios, frozen peas, squeezies, apples, banana zucchini bread, and some other stuffs. He seems to like meat, but I forget to offer it.

He is such a sweet little guy. He is also a wild animal. He basically leaves a disaster in his wake, plowing through toys like a banshee. But he is also super sweet and sometimes cuddly. He loves his Daddy and his best friend is by far his big sister, Millie. He ADORES her.

He is still nursing fairly often, including once in the middle of the night (insert sadface emoticon), but we're hoping to wean him off that pretty soon here. We'll see. Being up once a night isn't too bad, but there are days when it makes me looney and I swear that tonight is the night I stop.

Wyatt James is such a treasure to us. And a fantastic addition to our family. We are all still smitten, 11 months later.

Friday, October 4, 2013

WJ 10 months

We also celebrated our 5 year anniversary on his monthiversary:

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

WJ: 9 months

Getting non-blurry pictures of this man is proving to be more and more challenging every day. He's a mover and a shaker, that is for sure. Just like his big sister was and is and probably will always be. Seems like Brad and I create long and lean, freakishly strong, wild babies with lots of personality and seemingly endless energy. Exhilarating and exhausting.