Monday, July 18, 2016

Todd: 10 Months Old

Ten Month Stats
Weight: 20 pounds 14 ounces (done last week at Pediatrician)
Height: 29 inches (done at home)
Diapers: Size 4 
Clothes: 12-18 month clothes and PJs, still fits into a few 9 month things. 
Eating: His eating has changed a lot over the past month. He no longer likes purees or will be spoon-fed any baby food. He does love pouches though which are good for on the go snacks. He eats three meals a day and a few snacks. He out-eats Embry at almost every meal. Also, he's down to nursing 3 times a day- morning, before afternoon nap (around 1pm), and bedtime! He will still pretty much eat any table food. His faves are Greek Yogurt, eggs, grilled cheese, banana/egg pancakes.
Sleeping: Same as last month-Sleeps 12 hours straight through the night! Woo hoo! Although it's 6-6. Would be the icing on the cake if he could go 7-7, but no matter what time his afternoon nap, he's ready for by at 6:00. He takes 2 naps a day, usually 1.5-2 hours each.
Teeth: 4! Got two new teeth this month, his two top ones. 

New Things!

*Plays peek-a-boo
*Says Mama! At first I thought he was just babbling it, but Jacob started insisting that he was saying it for me and sure enough he is. 
*Has done the sign language for Daddy a few times when Jacob comes into the room
*Barely spits up anymore. Maybe once every few days, which is a huge change from the past few months!
*Does The Wheels on the Bus
*Does "So Big" (when you ask how big is Todd)
*Has become more of a snuggle bug...I think it has something to do with him being sick for a few weeks, but when he's tired or just wakes up, he loves to just lay his head on my shoulder and cuddle a bit. 
*Definitely has separation anxiety =
*Spent 24 hours away from Mommy and Daddy and did well for Kiki and E-Pa (despite being sick)
*Was sick and teething most of the month. 
*Still puts anything and everything in his mouth. Embry even has the mouth swipe down. I often find multiple stickers and pieces of dog food in his mouth every single day. 
*Loves swimming, water, pools
*Doesn't use a bath seat anymore. He tries to stand up sometimes, but does well otherwise.
*Gets his feelings hurt sometimes when you tell him no about something. Gives the cutest lip. 


Jacob gave him this empty beer bottle to chew on and he was obsessed with it for a good 30 min! Haha!

Sunday, July 17, 2016

The House of Higgins: July 17

Todd Ear Drama

Father's Day weekend both kids had ear infections (Embry a double) and then two weeks later we found out Embry's hadn't cleared up. Once she finished her second round of antibiotics, I could tell something was up with Todd. Turns out, double ear infection for him. We knew his original ear infection had cleared up because his ears were clear at his 9 month well check which was some where between there. He ran a fever for three days and was just puny. Poor guy! Even on antibiotics he didn't seem to be getting much better and of course, it was our anniversary weekend when Kiki and E-Pa were staying with the kids. I talked to the nurses line on Friday afternoon and they said that sometimes they need 72 hours on an antibiotic to feel better, so I hoped that was the case. Unfortunately, when we got home Sunday I just knew he was still sick. So Monday we went in and sure enough, the meds did nothing and both ears were still infected. He was put on a stronger antibiotic and seemed much better within 12 hours. =)

I also got lots of comments on Todd needing to get tubes in his ears, but have no fear, I have talked to our doctor about it and their rule of thumb is 6 ear infections in one year. These were Todd's second and third ear infections in his 10 months of life. They may count the one that didn't clear as a second, so we may be on number 4. So we'll keep our fingers crossed he stays healthy! 

Picnic at the Park

Anniversary Weekend Away

July 11 was our 7 year anniversary and we were able to get away to Fort Worth for the weekend thanks to my in-laws keeping the kids! Unfortunately, Todd was pretty under the weather and didn't eat much, and barely drank any milk, but he got plenty of Kiki and E-Pa cuddles and was in good hands! 

It was SOOO nice to get 24 hours away! We relaxed, swam and ate at the rooftop pool, napped, had a fancy dinner out at Reata Steak House (where we celebrated our first anniversary), and slept! Haha. Sleep being a theme here! It was perfect to get away and have time to be us and not Mom and Dad!

Our actual anniversary 7/11 is free slurpee day at 7/11 so we went with friends after MDO!

Perot Museum

Cow Appreciation Day at Chick-fil-A

I guess this week was all about free stuff. July 12 we went to CFA dressed as cows as per the free food rule! hah! And then the CFA cow came around the restaurant and dinner was basically ruined. Yeah, we won't be going to Disney any time soon.

Pinkalicious The Musical!

The day Embry's been counting down to for weeks and weeks finally arrived. There's an adorable children's book series called Pinkalicious about a girl who loves pink...not to be confused with Embry, hah! Well it's turned into a musical and it's at the Dallas Children's Theater for a month long run this summer. Initially I looked at tickets and they were $30 each even for kids so I nixed it. But then part of the Dallas Summer Reading Program, they were giving away a free ticket if you read your hours that week. So we had to do it ;) 

The best thing I did was get the musical soundtrack about a month ago, so Embry knew all the words by heart by the time we went. And she knew the whole story line from just the songs. So I knew her mind would be blown when she saw actual people acting it out. 

We went with our friends Melissa and Sophie that we went to the Hansel and Gretel puppet show with and the girls had a blast! And okay, us moms did too. It was all SO adorable. Everything pink, they even served pink Sprinkles cupcakes at intermission. It was adorable! Embry said it was the "best day ever"!  

Cici's Pizza before hand!