Thursday, June 1, 2017

Memorial Day Weekend 2017

Woo, long holiday weekends are exhausting with babies! Always on the go, basically living out of the diaper bag all weekend. We had originally planned on spending the weekend in Georgetown, SC for a fishing tournament (Cam would fish, the boys and I would hang out with the girls in the family) but due to the windy weather forecast, the boat decided not to go.

Since Cameron and I had already taken that Friday off from work, we decided to send the boys to daycare and spend the day, just the two of us (and Gus), on the boat! We cruised up to the Bohicket Marina, ate a yummy lunch at Lokal, and cruised back. While Cameron was cleaning the boat, I went and picked the boys up from daycare, and we hung out with my inlaws until dinner time.


Saturday we packed up the truck (so.much.stuff.) and headed to the beach for the first time! I was kind of nervous about their first trip, as the unknown is the worst part! We tried to time it so that they would sleep on the 45 minute drive, and then be in good moods once we got to the beach. Check! They played in the water, tasted the first of many handfuls of sand, and even snoozed for about an hour in the stroller.

Daddy and Reid's hiney

On Sunday, we packed the truck back up and headed to Little Oak Island, which is right before Folly Beach. Our friend's parents have a house there and we just hung out all day! The boys swang, played in the kiddie pool, took an hour long nap in unfamiliar territory (score!), and played with new toys.

Reid, Page, Travis, Evans

 Got to meet Aunt KA for the first time!
Oh, the stories she could tell the boys about their mommy!

Reid and Evans

Monday we hung out around the house for the first half of the day, then went out to Johns Island to Cameron's parent's house. His parents were kind enough to invite my parents and sister over, and Cameron's Uncle Thom and Aunt Gretchen came over, also. We enjoyed a yummy dinner outside by the pool and lots of giggles!

Reid and Grandaddy

Travis and Dee Dee

It was a great holiday weekend, and I look forward to the next one! Be back soon(ish) for their 7 month update!

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Six Months!

Photo from their six month pictures taken by Kelly Conley Photography

At their 6 month check up, Reid weighed 16lbs7oz and was 26" tall. Travis weighed 16lbs3oz and was 26" tall. The nurse had to measure twice because she couldn't believe they were the exact same height and so close in weight!

We started solids around 5.5 months..I was trying to wait until 6 months, but it just seemed so fun! Reid being Reid took to it really well, but Travis didn't want anything to do with it. I didn't force it with Travis, if he didn't want to eat it, I wouldn't make him. Eventually he came around once I started sending the solids to daycare with them. Now he can't get enough! So far they have tried oatmeal, bananas, sweet potatoes, carrots, peas, and pears.

They are thick into teething. Travis got both of his bottom teeth at the same time right before they turned six months! Reid is still gnawing on everything and it will be any day now before a tooth pops through.

Travis started rolling from back to stomach around 5.5 months and because of that, is now sleeping unswaddled and without his Dock a Tot! The first couple of nights without the Dock a Tot he would wake up randomly whining, but now sleeps the majority of the time on his stomach. Reid is super close to rolling from back to stomach, and I am not rushing him sleeping without his Dock a Tot. For some reason I don't think he'll adjust as well as Travis did. Hoping he surprises me though!

They're also sitting up on their own! I mean, I wouldn't plop them down and walk away by any means, but they can really sit up!! It is so dang cute!

They LOVE bouncing and playing in their Exersaucers and love playing with things they're not supposed to play with, like my pump tubing.

I really love their personalities at this age and can only imagine how much more fun they will get! Travis LOVES Gus and his eyes light up when he comes in the room. Reid always wakes up with the biggest smile on his face and is the most talkative in the morning.

And now some photos from our adventures...

First Easter!

 Tojo's (Cameron's Grandfather) 95th Birthday!

Taylor's 3rd Birthday Party!

Mommy and Reid time
(The only picture so far that I can see that we resemble each other)

A rare occurrence these days...

Hanging out at Frothy Beard Brewery with Aunt Steph

Hanging out with cousin Amanda and Aunt Cindy

Pool day with all of the cousins!
 Reid snuggling with GrAnn

Happy Reid!

Monkey Trav
 Maria's after the pool. Lane and Jack providing entertainment!

 First time in the swing at Aunt Emily's!

After Dad's work push up challenge at Marion Square
(Travis's mean mug cracks me up in this picture)

Hangin' out with Holden at the pool

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Five Months

Now that Travis and Reid are a week shy of turning 6 months, I figured I needed to go ahead and get this very postponed post up! :)

Stats - No stats since we did not have any appointments other than sick visits...and I forgot to document their weights. :)

Eating - Still the same schedule at the 4 month post. Bottles of breastmilk at 7am, 10:30am, 2pm, and 5pm. Formula bottle at 7pm.

Diapers - Size 3. This past month was the first time I actually had to buy diapers thanks to all of our family and friends who hooked us up!  

Clothes - Wearing 6 months clothes! Can squeeze into a few 3-6 months, but probably not for much longer.

Health After what seemed like a month of being sick, we finally cleared that hurdle. Knock on wood. Turned out to be croup for both.

Exciting moments - Travis is suuuuuper close to rolling from back to belly. One little arm always gets in his way! They started at their new daycare April 3rd and we are all loving it so far! Everyone is so friendly and always tells Cameron and I how sweet they are.

Some happenings within the past month..

Songs For Seeds play time with friends!

My parents best friends rented a beach house on Folly for a week, so we went to visit them and all went to the Park Circle St. Patrick's Day celebration, as well!

Reid passed out at bedtime

Travis passed out after play time

The fertility clinic that we went to held a Baby Celebration Day that we went to! Here we are with our doctor, Dr. Slowey!
Celebrating the successes of Gamecock basketball!

First time in the pool!

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