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Theo at seven months

Theo at seven months

Theophilus is seven months old and he is celebrating with table side guac. Well maybe just regular smooshed avocado. Same thing right?
Speaking of food, this last month we introduced solids and ya boy likes to eat.
He’s obsessed with veggies in the orange varieties and that makes diaper changes really special.
He is a seriously fast crawler and this week he’s has started pulling himself up to stand and that is just swell. No really, I’m fine.
He’s our chillest babe and pretty much goes with the flow. He is our first baby to actually sleep in the crib for an extended period of time so praise the sweet baby Jesus.
He is still a nursing champ but takes a bottle of the pumped house white just fine when with his nanny.
He enjoys pulling hair, drooling prodigiously, long walks near the bay, and bath time.
I also think he’s cutting his first tooth because OUCH.
He’s a golden ray of sunshine and sparkly rainbows and we just love him more than words.
Happy seven months little Theo!

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Theo at six months

Theo at six months

This has been a busy season the past few months, but I haven’t forgotten to take our sweet Theo’s monthly photos. So get ready for a post dump.

Happy half birthday sweet Theophilus! '

SIX months with this precious boy of ours. He’s a mover, he’s a shaker, he’s a drooler. He’s brought so much joy into our lives and he was made for our family. He’s our happiest (and chubbiest) baby and I’m just so grateful for his presence in our lives. He actually sleeps at night (third time is the charm) and his thigh rolls give me LIFE.

HAPPY HALF BIRTHDAY!

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Theo at five months

Theo at five months

(Not so) little baby Theo turns five months old today. He is basically almost one which is basically almost eighteen and that’s basically almost married! HOLD ME.

Theo is such a joyful baby. Seriously. His smiles light up the room and his giggles are music to my ears. As joyful as he is, he can be equally opinionated when tired and/or hungry so watch out.

This month, the newest accomplishment in baby town is CRAWLSCOOTING. What’s crawl scooting you ask? Well it’s when he is on all fours like he’s about to crawl and rocks back and forth then plops down on his tummy and then rotates a bit and pushes himself around on his tummy.

Um, you may just have to trust me on this one.

He is definitely more mobile and active. I think he’s going through a leap of some kind, because his napping and eating habits are changing. He’s doing about 2-3 long naps during the day. He is also my best sleeper of the bunch, hands down. At this age, Emma and Henry had NO interest in long snoozes in their cribs, but this one naps like a champ. PRAISETHELORD.

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Theo at four months

Theo at four months

Contrary to these photos exhibited today, Theo does not have a serious face 100% of the time. He is such a joyful baby and I could not be more enamored by this squishy goodness.

Baby Theo is four months young today. He’s my chubbiest baby for sure. I am so grateful I took monthly photos of Emma and Henry too, because I love looking at the kids side by side. I think Theo looks a bit more like Emma than he does like Henry, but all i know is they are all adorable.

This month was full of exciting accomplishments. Theo started moving around on his tummy and he discovered his greatest joy in life - his own feet. He’s also been having a blast with Paul while Paul is on family leave. He takes a bottle like a champ (THANK GOD).

Theo’s personality is a cross between a super relaxed surfer and screeching howler monkey. So that’s been fun. He’s super relaxed and easy-going most of the time, but yells at us when he is tired or hungry. Like banshee screams. But he’s still cute.

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Emma's first ballet class

Emma's first ballet class

Excuse me while I compose myself, because I’m sobbing like a baby. Well, not like a baby. I am sobbing like a mom. And you know what that looks like. It’s eyes filled to the brim while I gaze upon my little girl who is growing right before my eyes. I am smiling and crying at the same time. I am looking at this little four year-old but simultaneously seeing the little baby I used to hold in my arms and a young lady stepping further into independence.

Emma started ballet today. We have been talking about getting her into ballet since she was two. She has always enjoyed dancing and twirling. I could tell that she wanted to dance before she even formed complete sentences. It was important to me that this be her choice. I did not want to project some ideal of my own for wanting a little ballerina in the family. I waited until she kept asking and seemed serious about starting something she could claim as her own.

There is a local ballet academy that is considered to be more serious and structured in which I thought Emma would thrive and enjoy. And today, she started her first pre-ballet class and I am beaming with joy and pride and mom-sized emotions.

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