La Famiglia Itri

Monday, July 02, 2018

Eleven Months

Jane is 11 months old! I can't believe she has almost reached her first birthday. She is definitely in the beginning stages of becoming a toddler. She has a great giggle and definitely knows what she wants. Here are some things about her:

Still has no teeth. Wears size 3 diapers. Wears size 12 month clothes. Her favorite food is bananas. Doesn't like to be spoonfed, or hand fed. Just wants to feed herself. Will only drink soy milk. No longer breast-feeds. Still crawls with one knee and 1 foot. Likes to pull herself up onto furniture, and sometimes tries to stand on her own. Is pretty easy to put to sleep. Still uses a Binky when she sleeps, and occasionally at other times. Doesn't mind getting her diaper changed, but hates just laying on the table, so she tries to constantly roll over to get off. Absolutely hates baths. Never seems to be able to make up her mind about being held – she will reach for you to pick her up but immediately try to get down when you do. Likes to try to get away from you while she giggles. Has no high chair at home, so she has figured out how to move around while sitting in her bumbo by using one of her feet to push off. 

Here she is at 11 months!

And some more from the last month:

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Ten Months

Well, this is a huge bummer. I typed up a post for Jane's nine month birthday, but never got around to putting the pictures in it. And now somehow it has just disappeared. I am really not feeling good about that. I feel like I lost a whole month of her life. I am really sad. But, she is ten months old now. So here are some things about her:

wears size 12-18 month clothes. wears size 3 diapers. still crawls around on one knee and one foot. loves to giggle. can now tolerate straight baby food without it being diluted in cereal. only breastfeeds once or twice a day. grabs everything within reach. very distracted when eating. doesn't like to sit on grass. loves screens. sometimes will still cuddle with mom. loves mom. cries when mom leaves. laughs when mom comes back into view. loves to pinch the tender part on the back of your arm when you sit her on your hip. is starting to reminding me how Nick got the nickname "poops-a-lot." sleeps through the night 5-6 nights a week. starting to make sounds that could be the beginning of real words. ticklish. eats pretty much anything. I swear I saw two teeth just about to come in but then they disappeared. is happy when Dad comes home. doesn't squawk as much as she used to. has sharp fingernails. likes to pull hair. is partial to her blanket. still sucks on a binky. gets mad if she isn't sitting with us at dinner. can easily roll out of the bumbo if the tray isn't on it.

Here she is today!

And some more from the past two months

9 months old and prior:

Monday, April 02, 2018

Eight Months

Time is flying by so quickly that I accidentally told someone last week that Jane is almost 9 months old. But, it has actually only been eight months. Still, with the rate she is growing and learning seems like she's going to be in college in no time. Here are some things about her:

Wears size 6 month clothes, but she's starting to wear out the toes in her jammies. Keeps her Binky in her mouth more often then she used to. Closer to crawling, but still hasn't quite figured it out. Instead, she scoots around on her bum. Going backwards has lost its excitement. Wears ponytails frequently. Wears size 3 diapers. Often falls asleep in the car. Still does not sleep through the night. Moved to her own bedroom, sleeping in her own crib. Grabs at everything. Does not always stick things straight in her mouth. All the baby food she eats is mixed with cereal. Has never rejected food because of taste. Loves her mommy. Has an infectious smile. Has nice rolls on her thighs and big chubby cheeks. People tell me that she looks like Todd. Starting to use her voice more. Lots of grunts, babbles, and yells. Has stranger danger to some people. Has gotten a bit more cuddly. No longer has to be wrapped up tight to sleep. She has even flipped over onto her stomach a few times. Says mom mom a lot. But it's not actually a word to her. Loves to be tossed, swung, and otherwise flipped around. Loves to play with her siblings. Likes to play with her toys. No teeth. Loves music and dancing. Her dance moves consist of shaking her head like she is saying yes or no. Is a horrible leader because of how easily she gets distracted. The only time she eats well is when she's breastfeeding in the middle of the night and she is tired and it's this dark so there's nothing to see. 

Here she is at 8 months!

And some from the last month:

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Seven months

Pretend that today is February 28. Jane turned seven months old today! She continues to grow and is really beginning to experience the world around her. Here are some things about her:

Eats any puréed food we give her. Smiles a lot. Is usually a very content baby. Still likes to be swaddled to sleep. Needs her Binky to sleep. Doesn't usually need it any other time. Experienced a lot of firsts since she turned six months, including: first solid food. First time sitting up in a stroller. First time sitting in a highchair. First time with solid poop. First time wearing a ponytail. First time sitting up on her own. First time completing a course of antibiotics. Still sleeps in mom and dad's room. Still does not sleep through the night. Wears size 3 diapers. Still squeezing into size 6 month clothes. Started figuring out how to pull down her headbands. Scoots backwards very well. Sometimes gets frustrated that she can't go forward yet. Has mastered plank and downward dog. Usually cries when we first put her in the car seat but calms down quickly. Can sit on the ground and play with her toys for a long time and stay happy. Loves to look at herself in the mirror. Likes music. Is ticklish.

No pictures from the exact day, but here are a few from a couple days before and after her seven month birthday:

And a few more from earlier in the month:

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Nick is 3 1/2

Nick is now 3 1/2 years old. He is happy and bright and fun until he decides to be angry, and then he's a little terror. Here are some things about him:

Goes to preschool. Can write his own name. Can also write Mom. Loves riding his bike with training wheels. Likes playing with balls. Is truly starting to experience the world around him. Constantly comments on the colors of traffic lights while we are driving. Not a very picky eater. Loves sweets. Loves Spiderman. Still a good sleeper, but does get distracted by Lila often times at night since they share a room. Frequently will describe something that just happened and then ask "right?" Is loud. If he can't get your attention, he just keeps asking the same thing louder and louder. Loves taking baths. When he wants to do something, he says that he will do it and then asks "OK"? Likes football because his big sister does, and he thinks she's cool. Wears size 4T clothes. Likes playing with his friends. Still pretty good at playing by himself, but is much more wary about being alone. Loves watching shows. If we won't let him have shows, he likes to look through the pictures on my phone, or send emoji's to daddy through text. If I won't grant them access to my phone, he has figured out how to turn on the camera by himself and take pictures. He loves music and dancing. His favorite song is "can't stop the feeling" by Justin Timberlake. He calls it the "sunshine in my pocket song." He also likes "Thunder" by Imagine Dragons. He also likes "hickory Dickory dock" that I play for him on the piano, and "brush your teeth" by Raffi. He tries to get Alexa to play them all, but has difficulty getting his point across. She ends up playing all kinds of strange songs.  Loves being tickled. Pronounces his short A's with both a long a sound and a short a sound "day-add" for dad and "say-add" for sad.

Here are a few recent pictures of Nick as well as a few of his own pictures that he has taken.

Here are some of his:
Once he got upset that Jane was not in the picture he had tried to take of her. After I explained to him that you had to see her in the phone when you push the button, he got much better at aiming the camera. This one is his own handiwork.