Cason Crew

September 1, 2014

"Nana Nana Booboo"

A few days ago Reese learned how to stick out her tongue and it has been our source of entertainment. It's the funniest thing. She'll just randomly stick it out at times but then other times you can ask her to, "show me your tongue" and she will. So I'm not sure if she understands us or not but it's pretty great. 
 It has, however, made eating quite difficult. She was doing so well for a few days at actually opening her mouth and eating from the spoon. But once she learned how to stick out her tongue that is all she wants to do. So I put in the spoon with food and she just sticks her tongue, and food, right now. Great!

August 26, 2014

"What we gonna do after this?"

I hear that question at least a hundred times a day from Presley. "Mommy, what we gonna do after that?" I'm not sure if my type A personalty has rubbed off on her or she is just naturally a planner, but she is always curious what the plan is. I try to keep her informed, but at the same time I am trying to teach her a little spontaneity. I understand what it's like to want to know what's going on, but I also don't want her to always worry about the next thing. It's a tough thing to teach when I am just as curious what we're going to next too. 
Reese is ALL OVER THE PLACE now. She is technically crawling just not the "traditional" way where you use your feet AND hands. She's more of a crawl and hop type of girl. She can get around anywhere she wants. It's crazy how fast and efficient she is even though she's not using her hands yet. There are times when I think she might just stand up and walk before she actually starts crawling. She'll put her feet and hands flat on the ground and stick her booty straight up in the air. It's crazy. She's growing up too fast!
We put Reese in her crib all night for the first time last night. The only reason she hasn't been in there yet is because I've been afraid she was going to wake up her sister. But after seeing how soundly Presley can sleep when Reese is crying I'm pretty sure we are ok. So now both girls are in their own rooms all night long and it's so strange. Time MUST slow down.

August 21, 2014

Reese is 5 Months

This month has flown by. I know I say that for every month but this month has for real. I think we've just been so busy. This has been a huge month for Reese. She is sitting up, trying to crawl, rolling over, moving around, eating foods...she is growing up too fast. She is truly the sweetest and happiest little girl. She is constantly smiling and laughing. I truly can't imagine life without her. She makes life even more fun than before. 
-She weighs about 17 lbs and is probably 27 inches long.
-She is wearing size 3 diapers.
-She is still wearing lots of 3 month onesies. (surprisingly) But most of her clothes are 3-6 months.
-She is drinking about 4 bottles a day. Each are about 6 oz.
-She drinks a bottle in the morning, around 11:30 (with rice cereal too), around 4:30 and right before bed.
-She eats about a tablespoon of rice cereal once a day. I've mixed in some peas a few times but not always. I'll start more foods this next month.
-She sleeps great! I just feel like I always want to say that because I don't want to take it for granted that our babies sleep.
-Reese takes 2 naps a day. They are only about 1.5 hours each. Morning nap around 9 and afternoon nap around 2. Some late afternoon naps around 6.
-She goes to bed around 8:30 and wakes up around 6:30.
-She still sleeps in our pack n' play at night but in her crib for every nap. I am getting closer to putting her in her crib full time. I'm just worried she will wake up big sister earlier in the morning if we do.
-She sleeps on her belly but will always wake herself up in the morning by rolling over.
-She loves to listen to white noise and be patted on her back to help her fall asleep.
-She has started to suck on her thumb more, but it's not constant.
-She has two teeth! Her bottom right tooth finally broke through and her bottom left just cut through this week.
-She is sitting up really well.
-She is up on all fours and rocking back and forth. Might not be long until she's mobile.
-She rolls over from her belly to her back now.
-She is constantly grabbing toys. (Presley's toys too)
-She loves to sit in her high chair during dinner time.
-She's starting playing in her little walker and does really well.

August 20, 2014

My Girls

Drew is in the process of making a prospective client magazine. He needed a picture of his favorite people. So here are a few shots with my favorite people too! I had to add a few of our "bloopers" too because those are my favorites. Presley was bribed to smile with a sucker. Reese was WAY more interested in our animals. It was fun. I'm always happy when we get just one good shot.

No Tears for Presley

Today was Presley's first day back to Kid's Day Out. She got to go to a brand new 3 year old classroom today. I was a little nervous at how she would do because the new classroom is in an entirely different area. Plus, last year she cried for at least a couple of months when we dropped her off.  We have been talking about her new class for a few days now and really making it a big deal. I guess it helped because she did great. She was a little hesitant and her fingers instantly went to her mouth (her nervous habit) but she walked right in and never looked back. I, however, got a little teary eyed. I didn't expect that at all. But it was just so hard seeing her really try to be brave and not cry. I was so proud of her. I've been super emotional lately with all the first day of Kindergarten pictures. I can't even imagine. I know that day will be here in the blink of an eye. I don't even want to talk about it. For today it was hard enough sending her to her 3 yr old class.

August 19, 2014

On the move

Our almost 5 month is ALREADY MOBILE!!! How is this even possible. No, she is not technically crawling. But she has come up with her own little scoot and she is moving all over. She is very intentional about her scooting too. She will find her sister or a toy (usually her sister's toys) and she will inch her way to it. She does it super fast too! It is crazy. Presley crawled when she was a little over 6 months and we thought that was really early. I never expected our little chunky monkey who just mastered rolling over to ever crawl earlier than that. 
Presley loves (and hates) that her sister is moving around. It's fun because now she is wanting to play and is more interactive. But it's bad because now she can get toys. We knew this would happen. I'll see how long Presley puts up with it and still thinks its fun. It definitely makes it more of a challenge for me to get anything done. I can no longer walk out of the room and expect that Reese will be in the same spot.