Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Cooper 9 Months

Our little Super Coop is growing up so fast but is still so little! He started crawling at around 7 months and looks so cute, like a little bug.  He began pulling himself up not long after that.  Some more of his recent developments are that he can feed himself and will pick anything up and put it in his mouth, he can clap his hands and play pat-a-cake, wave bye-bye (even says something that sounds like bye-bye when he's doing it) and can also shake his head.  He will mimic sounds now too which proves to be entertaining when he and Sawyer get going!
Coop has been suffering from ear infections which make him a little cranky and he doesn't really want to eat anything.  Luckily he will nurse so he gets some nourishment.  I also try to shove anything I can in his mouth when he's not looking! He will be going in next week to finally get tubes in his ears. I hope it will make him feel better!
Coop now has two teeth on the bottom and three more coming through on the top.
He hasn't been a great sleeper up until just this week.  He was waking up 4-5 times a night and just wanting to nurse and be cuddled but in the past week he's slept through the night twice and has only woken up once or twice the rest of the time.  That I can handle!  He's such a sweet little baby but also the busiest baby ever! He always wants to be moving and wants to see what is going on.  What better place to see everything than from Momma's arms?  His desire to always be moving makes it a little difficult, however, to keep him in my arms that much!  He loves to be anywhere that Sawyer is and wants to be doing or playing with whatever Sawyer is doing or playing with.  I think once they can play a little bit better together, they will be great friends. When I am holding him sometimes he will grab and hold on to my thumb or one of my fingers and sometimes even my arm. It's such a little thing but I love the feel of his tiny soft hands.  It's those little things that they stop doing so quickly that you miss so much!
Coop will be walking before a year, for sure.  He loves to be standing and moves along the furniture very well.  He keeps me on my toes for sure.
He has the cutest smile ever with the sweetest dimples.  His giggle is contagious and makes everyone laugh.  I love how sometimes when I am holding him but looking at something else he'll lean as far as he can so he can see my face and when I finally look at him he'll just grin and then snuggle in for a hug.  Everyone says he's a momma's boy and it's true.  He loves his mom and his mom LOVES him!  I don't know how to keep him from being a momma's boy so I'll just enjoy him while he's little because in a few short years he'll want nothing to do with mom. He also has this squeal that makes me laugh every time!  He will get so excited to see Sawyer and play Peek-A-Boo  with him and he'll just let out this huge squeal.  It might be the cutest sound I've ever heard!
Coop is barely 17 pounds and 27.5 inches tall. He's only in the 5th percentile for weight but the 45th for height.  He's still wearing mostly 3-6 month clothes and is in size 3 diapers.  His favorite thing to eat is anything sweet.  He loves suckers, popsicles and yogurt.  He also likes most fruits and sweet potatoes.  He will try to eat anything I give him as long as he can pick it up and eat it himself.  He hates the high chair and will fight me to get him in it unless I put some puffs or yogurt melts down and then he's very happy to sit and feed himself.
He's now had pancakes, eggs, ice cream, yogurt, spaghetti noodles, blueberries, strawberries, bananas, peaches and pears; just to name a few.
He just wants to be big like his brother and it makes me so sad. I want my baby to stay a baby for a while but he's determined to be all grown up!  He is such a cute boy and such a blessing.  I can't imagine our lives without him. 

Sawyer is TWO!!!

I can't believe my little man is two already!! Where have the past two years gone?  He is so smart and getting more so by the day!  He knows his alphabet, can recognize the letters and most of their sounds (seriously, he only messes up on a few).  He can count to twenty and we have got him working on the next ten!  He loves to sing and some of his favorite songs are Twinkle Twinkle, You Are My Sunshine, I Am A Child Of God, and his new favorite is Little Bunny Foo Foo.  We sing these songs every night and he sings along with us.  He has the sweetest voice and I could cry every time I hear him ask for Child of God, let alone sing it.  He is such a funny kid and is constantly making us laugh.  He is a little parrot and will repeat anything you say so you have to be careful what you say around him.  A few weeks ago we caught him talking to himself saying, "Shit, shit, no say shoot".  We couldn't help but laugh!
He talks so well and while it makes me sad he is growing up so fast, I can't help but enjoy our little conversations.  Sometimes we'll be sitting at the kitchen table, coloring, playing with Play Doh or getting ready to eat and he'll lean down on his elbows look at me and say "So what do you think?" Lately he's been starting to talk to Cooper more.  He'll say "Coopah watch this" or "I'm going to show Coopah how to do it".  He still likes to try to hit, shove, kick, or smash Cooper so we have to keep a close eye on him.
His being able to talk also helps when we are trying to feed him.  He'll tell us what he wants to eat so we can usually avoid a tantrum because he doesn't like what we put in front of him.  We still have to deal with the tantrums occasionally when we try to get him to eat something healthy or what we are eating so we don't have to make him a separate meal.
He loves to draw, color and paint.  He will sit down with a pen and draw circles and with each circle he'll pretend he's spelling his name, "S", "A", "W", "Y", "E", "R", then he'll proudly yell, "Sawyer!" It blows me away that at his age he can spell his name.  He'll be writing it before we know it!
He loves to have someone draw with him and he'll make you draw smiley face after smiley face because those are his favorite.

At his two year check up he weighed 27 pounds and was 36.5 inches tall.  He is still very tall and skinny.  He's wearing mostly 2T clothes but I have some 3T that I put him in. They are a little big but they work.
His favorite foods are chicken nuggets, french fries, spaghetti, suckers, and popsicles.  I know, healthy right? How do you make a two year old eat healthy??

Sawyer is an amazing kid and we can't get enough.  He's a great big brother when he wants to be, holding Coop's bottle for him in the car and making him laugh.  Cooper adores him just like everyone else.  I am so very proud Sawyer is my son and I thank my Heavenly Father every day for letting me be the mom of such amazing children.