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Watch Me As I Grow: 18 Months

I wish I could keep up with the monthly posts just to see how much Everett grows and changes from month to month, unfortunately thats just not possible. But every 6 months I might be able to do!

 

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We couldn’t be more proud of our little 18 month old, he is amazing! He’s talking now and can say words like excuse me is “zshuzshe”, thank you is “tankoo”, “up”, “mama”, “dada”, “Zsa-Zsa”, Grandpa is “Granpa”, banana is “babana”, “truck”, “tractor”, Harley (our dog) is “arly”, horse is “orssss” and “go boncos” for Go Broncos… just to name a few. Then the other day he learned his name, “Ebret” and he points to himself. Its awesome!

Everett’s favorites:

  • Color is “orange”
  • Food is raisins
  • Animal is monkey and he starts making noises “eee ooh ooh”
  • Cartoon is Curious George
  • Toy is the iPad and yes, he knows how to use it… he finds his own apps and movies.
  • Person is mama (he melts my heart being a mama’s boy) and Grandpa of course!

He’s 25 lbs and in the 75% for his height. He has 14 teeth, still needs his bottom canines and his 2 year old molars.

He eats with a fork and a spoon, and actually gets food in his mouth about 80% of the time. He can also drink from a regular cup which they teach really well at school.

My goodness he is growing up fast and my heart couldn’t be more full of love for this little man of mine.

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Everett’s 1st Birthday

He’s 1 year old! Wow how that year flew by and I couldn’t be more excited for and proud of my little one year old! Of course, I wanted to have a HUGE part-ay to celebrate my little guy, but the more I thought about it, the more stressed out I got. So, we decided to keep it small with family and our closest friends.

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Watch Me As I Grow: 9 Months

9 months? Where has the time gone? See what this little guy has been up to:

  • 19 lbs. 4 oz. (27%) and 28.75 in long (72%)
  • In 12-18 mo clothes
  • Loves food – favorite food is avocados or guacamole
  • Wants to be on the ground to move around
  • Get up on his knees and rocks, but not crawling yet…
  • Loves to be in the stroller looking around

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(more photos to come)

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Watch Me As I Grow: 7 Months

Our little guy is 7 months already, we can hardly believe it! Here is what he’s doin now:

  • Has 2 bottom teeth
  • Rolling over
  • Scoots and turns 360 degrees on his belly
  • Scoots on his bum in a circle
  • Stands with help
  • Shows affection and knows who we are
  • Can feel and tell between textures
  • Sleeping on his side and belly
  • Favorite foods are mum mums (crackers) and peaches
  • Helps me turn the pages to his books

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Helping mommy get ready for work in the morning:

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These are Everett’s saddest faces EVER!:

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My little man all dressed up!

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Showing off the beautiful quilt made by Aunt Sue. She made it out of Great Grandma Harvey’s fabrics and we LOVE it!:

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This quilt was made by Great Grandma Petersen and we LOVE it too!:

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Everett’s girlfriend Eden came to visit from California:

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Jeremiah & Eden. Eden is all bundled up and ready for the cold:

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We all went to the Cherry Cricket for lunch:

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Loving Bath Time!:

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This is when we discovered his first tooth!:

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Crazy hair!:

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We got our new sofa! WOOHOO!

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Just chillin with my friends Harley and Sophie:

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Mommy’s little buddy:

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So cute when he sleeps:

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Hanging out in my big boy chair:

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My first stroll in the big boy stroller:

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First time on the swings & enjoying this 70 degree weather in February!

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Watch Me As I Grow: 6 Months

Everett is 6 months old now and this is what he’s been up to:

  • Eating solid foods like sweet potatoes, squash, peas, green beans, pears and prunes
  • Had his first temper tantrum and throws his head, arching his back
  • Thinking about rolling over {he sort of did it once with a tiny bit of help}
  • Kicks and splashes in the bath
  • Can sit up and play all on his own, without any support
  • Can stand with help
  • Does a 180 degree turn in his bed while he’s sleeping
  • Scoots backwards while on his tummy
  • Chews on his thumbs, sometimes even both at the same time
  • Had a fake cry… he was quiet while I was doing something else, then when I looked at him he started crying
  • Ticklish on the sides of his chest, under his chin, on the bottom of his feet and behind his knees
  • Drools like crazy, maybe some day we will see a tooth
  • Recognizes when there are other babies around him
  • Has his head on a swivel when we walk into a room, he has to take it all in
  • Loves mirrors
  • Laughs at you when you cough or yawn
  • Loves to bounce and dance
  • Grabs onto my arm with his legs and feet

 

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Here’s a look at the past month…

The three of us at the CHR holiday party in Ken Caryl {Rett was pretty grumpy, lol}:

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Rett Loves his Christmas quilt Great Grandma made for him {I love his facial expression, he’s like “she made this amazing thing for me?”:

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Nick and I at my company Christmas party downtown at the Broker Restaurant, it was fancy and we had a great time!

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Look who can sit up on his own!:

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Rett & his bestie Hudson {they are so happy to be able to sit up and play with each other now. They are 7 weeks apart}:

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Some fun playtime before bed, we can really get him giggling {love it!}:

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Having some sweet potatoes. Yum! Yum!:

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Rett’s First Christmas:

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Helping Grandma unwrap packages:

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We had Christmas with Grandma & Ray and Kody & Allie:

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“I’m pretty sure I’m supposed to put this in my mouth”:

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“I’m daddy’s Christmas Present! JK, Santa brought him an Xbox and a new TV”:

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Then we went up to Thornton to see the rest of the family:

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I love his facial expression here too, lol… he’s like “what are you doing to me?”:

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Playing with Zsa Zsa and his new toy:

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Watching everyone unwrap presents with Grandma:

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Here’s a better look at Great Grandma’s Christmas quilt she made for Rett:

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Celebrated New Years at the Murray’s house in his fancy bib that Cousin Christina made for him:

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Hanging out with his favorite toy Sophie the Giraffe:

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Thanks for stopping by!

 

 

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Watch Me As I Grow: 5 Months

Everett is 5 months old:

  • He can now fit his entire foot in his mouth and loves grabbing onto his toes
  • Started eating rice cereal, had his first bite on Thanksgiving! {I thought that was appropriate}
  • Fights us going down for a nap. I think he realizes there are better things to do than sleep {which is what his dad always says}
  • Went to see a specialist about his noisy breathing and the result: acid reflux
  • Can sit up, almost by himself
  • Starting to stand, with help of course!
  • Can hold his bottle by himself
  • Loves singing and being sung to
  • Starting to say “Mama” {I’ve heard it a few times now and its usually when he’s starting to get upset and wants me, too}
  • Loves watching football, Pup Patrol and Mickey’s Clubhouse
  • Holds his head up while doing tummy time
  • Grabs our faces when he’s being fed
  • Started playing peek-a-boo with us
  • Gearing up for crawling

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Here’s a look over the past month:

Bath Time! He says “what are you doing taking photos of me in the bath?” haha my shy little one!

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Hanging out with my pal Wyatt:

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All bundled up, it got weally weally cold outside! {it was like 0 degrees for a week}:

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“Went to see the doc, she says I have acid reflux”:

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Playing “Smell my finger” with dad, only he smells his own finger:

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“Celebrating Mom’s Birthday at a yummy yummy restaurant called Season’s 52”:

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“Check out my new hat Grandma got me… be beary beary quiet, we’re hunting wabbits”:

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“Yes, I’m a giggler”:

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“I spent Thanksgiving sleeping on Grammy, she loves holding me”:

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“You know it! The chicks dig me”:

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“Look, I can do it all by myself!”:

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“Guess who I met! SANTA! and I asked for a new TV on behalf of daddy!”:

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“Mom ordered my stocking and it’s my favorite, owls!”:

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“Just chillin, me and pops!”:

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“Can you believe I’m 5 months old? Whoa!”:

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How are we doing? Pretty great, we are just loving this little guy. He is so much fun, just loves to laugh and play… Nick and I are really enjoying him. Our families have been out here a lot this month, which has been nice to have the extra help. I’m LOVING my job, every day is a new day and I’m learning so much. It’s great being back in the industry and I have a wonderful team! Thats about it, just working and hanging out with our favorite little dude. 🙂

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Watch Me As I Grow: 4 Months

Everett is 4 months old:

  • 14 lbs. 4 oz. and 25 inches long
  • Loves grabbing onto his feet and is so close to getting them into his mouth
  • Starting to roll onto his side
  • Scoots on his back
  • Drools a lot!
  • Can now grab his toys with both hands
  • Wants to stick everything he grabs into his mouth
  • Grabs mommy’s hair and jewelry
  • Loves to splash and kick his legs in the bathtub
  • We are working on arm strength for Tummy Time… he can get his knees underneath him so it’s only a matter of time before he’s crawling.
  • Laughs when he sees daddy
  • Recognizes who we are and familiar faces
  • Starting to respond to his name
  • Likes to hold mommy’s hand
  • Now into 3-6 and 6 mo clothes
  • New Record: Slept 10 hours straight!

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Three best friends: Hudson Murray, Everett Stewart & Wyatt Stewart at Harper’s 4th Birthday Party on Oct. 11th. They were all crying at the same time:

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Grandma came to visit:

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… and she took some happy shots of Rett:

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Had his first tailgating experience and first time in the Baby Bjorn! He was kind of cranky so he slept most of the time.

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Hanging out with daddy… look at that chunksters:

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“Check out my cool new hoodie:”

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We found this photo of my Mom and Dad at my mom’s baby shower when she was pregnant with me. {love it!}:

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Harley actually let me take a good photo of her! She loves her brother Rett and sneaks kisses whenever she can:

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Chillin with cousin Wyatt at the Murray’s house:

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Then Rett realized everyone was looking at him and he got embarrassed:

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Rett’s first pumpkin patch {he wasn’t too happy when we finally got to the pumpkins.. so we skipped that photo-op}:

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Carving pumpkins with Aunt Erica and Ryan & Bree Hall on Halloween Eve:

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Happy Halloween 2014! Check out the Bad to the Bone Biker Family:

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Fall is in the air

We decided to head up to the mountains today for some fresh air and to see the beautiful trees! Up near Kenosha Pass, we found the perfect spot and were able to get in some much needed family photos. Here’s just a few of my favs!:

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Watch Me As I Grow: 2 Months

Everett is 2 months old and is getting so big already. Follow us on our journey as he grows and becomes our {even more} handsome little man.

  • 10 lbs. 4 oz. 22 ¾ inches long
  • Loves his baths
  • Eats A LOT! Every 2 hours… up to 5 oz. each time
  • Smiles at us and starting to coo
  • Doing really good at holding his head up when he’s up on our shoulder
  • Has grown out of all of his newborn clothes
  • Has grown out of Newborn Diapers
  • Starting to get on a sleep schedule
  • Loves to go for walks around the mall in his carseat/stroller
  • Gets distracted easily
  • Fights going to sleep so he wont miss out on anything
  • Rubs his eyes when he’s sleepy
  • Held his bottle on his own for 3 seconds
  • Had his first round of shots at the Pediatrician and had his first real tears {there were 5 of them and yes I cried with him, poor thing!}
  • First week of daycare and doing well.

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After his 1 month post and the photo I took, we noticed the center of his chest caving in when he breathed in. A few people pointed it out to us, so we decided to take him to see the doctor. He was diagnosed with Tracheomalacia. Instead of Rett sleeping in his crib {even at a slight incline with magazines under the mattress wasn’t good enough} we had him sleep in the newborn lounger of the Pack ‘n’ Play for a little while, then put him in his room in this hammock looking rocker called the Fisher Price Rock ‘n Play Sleeper. The doctor said keeping him elevated will help him with his breathing and he will soon grow out of it. Talk about making a new parent worry! I guess its only the start of worrying for the rest of my life, huh?

 

Goooo Broncos! Rett got to watch his first Bronco game and we won! Woohoo! {Thanks to Shawna for the Manning onesie!}

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Rett is officially out of his Newborn clothes at 6 weeks! I can’t believe it! We packed them all up and got out the 0-3 months. Crazy how fast 5 weeks has flewn by! Thanks to Tracie Murray for Hudson’s hand-me-downs! #lovegapbaby {sheet is from Pottery Barn Kids}

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I finally got around to designing Rett’s Birth Announcement. The back is a postcard… they turned out great! Check out the rest of his newborn photo shoot here.

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Great Grandma Petersen got to meet Rett and you could just feel the love! It was such a special moment!

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We have reached 6 weeks without buying a single diaper… THANK YOU to all of those who contributed! …and now Rett has officially outgrown the newborn diapers and is into size 1. So crazy!

 

On August 17th, Rett was baptized along with his cousin Wyatt. It was a beautiful day surrounded by friends and family in Nick’s Grandparent’s backyard. Nick’s brother-like-family-friend, Austin, performed the ceremony and it was very touching! We are so blessed and grateful to have so much love surround us.

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We went to see the Chihuly Exhibit at the Denver Botanical Gardens with our friends Ryan and Bree. Of course Rett slept through the entire thing, but it was super cool!

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On September 2nd, Rett had his first day of school… well, daycare. He did pretty good… pee’d on one of the caretakers and had a blowout, ruining his cute outfit. Other than that was eatin’ and sleepin’, as usual. He was so tuckered out from his day, he slept 6.5 hours that night. CRAZY! Too bad I still had to get up and pump, but still… I’m looking forward to more sleep.

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I never thought I’d ever be so obsessed with time. Every hour, I’m asking myself when he ate last, when he started his nap or if I need to pump. “What time is it?” has become my motto. Thats another thing… I never thought my life would revolve so much around my breasts. HAHA I know this is probably TMI, but its all part of the process. Breastfeeding has been great, although once Rett got a hold of the bottle, he gets it much quicker… so I’m mostly pumping now… about every 2-3 hours. Nick calls me “the milk wagon” and its so true!

We are starting to get Rett on a routine where he sleeps, then wakes up and I change him, give him a bottle, play with him a little bit and then he’s ready for another nap. This process repeats itself most of the day. During the night he will sleep the first stretch for 4 hours, then 2-3 hrs and he’s up again, then 1-2 hrs in the morning. This was before daycare of course!

Yes, you read it right… Rett started Daycare this week and I started new job. You can read all about it in my post here. So far I’m loving my job, its a little difficult to stop everything and go pump for 30 mins {that usually how long the whole process takes}. But its worth it as Rett is getting the best nutrients possible and he’s eating so much I can hardly keep up! He’s a little growing machine! Hopefully I can pump for as long as possible {probably up to about a year}, but we will see what happens.

Happy 2 months old little buddy!

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