Thursday, February 11, 2016

Matthew William ~ 18-21 Months

It's been way too many months since I last blogged. Toddlers are no joke when it comes to time.   




Weight/length: Matt was 29.5 pounds and 35 inches long at his 18 month appointment. He's definitely bigger now and over 30 pounds. We won't know his exact measurements until his 2 year appointment in May.
 
Sleep: Matt moved to a big boy bed and he's sleeping in it about 1/2 the night and 1/2 in our bed. He's taking one big nap from about 12:30/1-3 and then goes to bed around 8:30.
 
Health: There were a few weeks during December that were tough and Matt had a yucky cough/cold, but knock on wood the last few months he's been healthy. It's inevitable over the winter that he's going to get sick from being inside with other kids, but I'm hoping it just boosts his immune system for next year.

Clothes: Matt's still in 2t, although over the past two weeks some of his pants are short and too tight. Before I know it he'll be in 3t - wow! He's a size 7 in shoes, but his favorite pair are starting to feel a little snug. Matt got a pair of rain/winter boots that he loves and wants to wear them in 70 degree weather :) 
 
 Baby Gear/Accessories: We were overwhelmed with all of the holidays presents and had to put some stuff away and bring it out later. Matt loves everything from his kitchen supplies to his new car - he's a lucky boy! His favorite thing is still a simple bat and ball - he loves baseball!
 
Development: Last time I posted my blog Matt was just walking and now he's running, kicking a ball, jumping, hiking! It's no joke when people say children don't walk they run, this is so true. He's a handful in public places because he's running everywhere. We visited our family in Georgia in January and he was good on the airplane but was everywhere in the airport. 
 
Matt is saying so many words and starting to put two words together and add an "s" on Mommy and Daddy. It's so cute to watch him learn to speak and identify objects. He loves to point out what is "mommy's and daddy's" things. He's started saying "NO, Mine" - he's such a toddler! It's cute at first, but I can see it getting old fast. 
 
Eating: Matt's become more picky over the past few months and veggies are getting harder. I'm starting to see why kids menus are so simple. He loves plain pasta and sausage and I try to sneak in some veggies. He definitely has a sweet tooth he loves fruit and anything with a natural sweetness. We've been really good at avoiding super sugary things so far, I'm sure that will change a little when he starts preschool. 
 
  Crying: I should change this header to whining/tantrums. We've definitely entered toddler world and crying is more about not getting what he wants.
   
Adventures: We went to Atlanta a few months ago and it was fun spending time with family and Matt loved playing with his cousins. He's obsessed with his 10 year old cousin, Julie. She's the perfect age to play with him and give him tons of attention. He wanted to hold her hand and not let her stop playing. 
 
  We're going up to the snow this weekend and it will be Matt's first time seeing snow. I can't wait to put him in his snow clothes and let him run around.

Mommy feelings:  
 
I can't believe Matt is so close to 2 - time flies! Toddlers are a whole different game and we've definitely entered "toddler time" - it's very different. Both Todd and I are learning a lot about Matt's personality and how to deal with tantrums and attitude. Every day is a little bit of a challenge in a good way. Matt challenges me as a mother and we're both testing each other and some days we test each other a LITTLE TOO much. I feel so lucky to to be there watching Matt discover the world. Sometimes, I just need to take a step back and be patient with his discoveries. He wants to imitate everything that I'm doing and I should be happy that he's so interested in the world around him, right? Patience and deep breaths are key these days.
 At the end of the day I'm obsessed with Matt's cuddles, when he says "Momma" and the giggles, he's the sweetest little boy and I'm so lucky.

Happy Valentine's Day friends and family! 
 
 
 
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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Gold Brunch Bridal Shower

Who doesn't love a gold bridal shower with lots of balloons, photos, and pretty flowers! We celebrated the soon to be Mrs. Keane on a lovely September day with a mid-day brunch and lots of mimosas.
 
 
Gold decorative banner from Target
 <-----Sign at front door, welcoming guests.

  Handmade menu and a printed card for guests to write their wishes and advice. Thank you, WitsnGiggles on Etsy for the printable card.
 

Place Card letters are from Paper Source and individually put on each card.




 Little gold dots for the Bubbly Bar and table from Etsy, SunnyLuLuDesign


Printed Instagram square photos and hung them to the helium balloons - floating pictures!


 Sign for the mantel from Etsy shop, PaperBearPrint
 
Congratulations Buckley!
 
xoxo
 
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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Matthew William ~ 16-17 Months



Weight/length: Definitely over 30 pounds and maybe close to 34 inches? We'll have to wait and see at Matt's 18 month doc appointment.
 
Sleep: We've moved to one mid-day nap, which is working most of the time. Some days Matt's tired pretty early, but I have to keep him up until at least 11:30, so he'll make it through the evening. Who would have thought napping would be so complicated? I'm starting to notice Matt's sleep patterns are more like Todd's than mine. I'm a really good napper, night sleeper, and can just sleep and wake up happy. It takes Matt a long time to wake up from his naps and he's not a good night sleeper and he struggles with going down - this all sounds like Todd's sleeping issues! The apple doesn't fall far from the tree :)
 
 
Health: Matt's been healthy besides a few colds here and there.

Clothes: 2t - now that he's walking I'm sure he's going to thin out a little and his clothes will fit for longer. With the walking shoes are a thing -- Matt's a size 6 W!
 
 Baby Gear/Accessories: Matt got a cute little bike from Nonnie and Papa! At this age he's really just into exploring and to be honest my car keys are as a good as a toy as anything you could buy. He loves his push car his Daddy got him and he likes to honk and pretend like he's driving!
 
 
 
Development: Matt is WALKING! We're so excited. It's more than just 2 steps and he's doing it all the time. He's going down backwards on the stairs and I can tell he has more confidence when climbing and playing on the equipment at the park. He's saying lots of words, but his favorite right now is "BALL" - lots of balls! He loves throwing baseballs, footballs, hitting with his baseball bat. YES - Matt is all BOY! 
 
Eating: Matt's gotten a little more picky with his eating, he loves turkey, cheese, bread, bananas, eggs...he likes pretty plain things. I'm constantly working on the veggies...he's picky when it comes to them. I still give him the organic veggies packs so he's getting enough veggies.
 
  Crying: I should change this header to whining. We've definitely entered toddler world. Take something away and he is not happy, leave the park and he is not happy, make any change and he is NOT happy - HELP! haha
   
Adventures: We went to Atlanta a few months ago and it was fun spending time with family and Matt loved playing with his cousins.
 
  We spent some time in Santa Cruz for Labor Day weekend and Matt got to play with his Uncle Glenny and Aunt Sara :) Nonnie and Papa loved having Matt for an overnight while Mommy and Daddy went to Billy Joel in SF. 
Mommy and Matt went down to LA and got to spend time with Matt's 91 year old Great Grandma, Betty. It was so special spending time with her and fun for Matt to play with his Uncle Glenny, second cousin, Reese, and great uncles and aunts! 
 
Matt took his first "many steps" on the beach at Stinson Beach three weekends ago.

Mommy feelings:  
 
I can't believe Matt is going to be 1 1/2 - time flies! Toddlers are a whole different game and we've definitely entered "toddler time" - it's very different. Both Todd and I are learning a lot about Matt's personality and how to deal with tantrums and attitude. Every day is a little bit of a challenge in a good way. Matt challenges me as a mother and we're both testing each other and some days we test each other a LITTLE TOO much. I feel so lucky to to be there watching Matt discover the world. Sometimes, I just need to take a step back and be patient with his discoveries. He wants to imitate everything that I'm doing and I should be happy that he's so interested in the world around him, right? Patience is the key to a toddler and as my other Mommy friends say, just wait it gets worse....eeekkk!
 At the end of the day I'm obsessed with Matt's cuddles, when he says "Momma" and the giggles, he's the sweetest little boy and I'm so lucky.
 
 
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