Thursday, January 11, 2018

TEN MONTHS | 1-11-17

Hart Barnett Heeter
TEN MONTHS | 1-11-17

Likes:
all the food
squealing when something is funny
new wooden toys
being in the kitchen
playing "I'm gonna get you" chase games
splashing in the tub

Dislikes:
push walker
seeing others eating
picking up dad from the train

Milestones:
first Christmas!
crawling on hands and knees
sitting up from laying down
copying some sounds when we ask
following us around the apartment
waved one time (on Christmas to Uncle Logan!)
gives kisses without being asked (only to mom still)

Things we can't live without:
glow in the dark pacifiers
yeti (he's seriously obsessed)
sippy cup

Looking forward to:
using a straw
pulling to standing
saying words

Monday, December 11, 2017

NINE MONTHS | 12-11-17

Hart Barnett Heeter
NINE MONTHS | 12-11-17

Likes:
feeding himself
Happy's eyebrows
iPad/phones
yeti
playing the drums
feeding Happy

Dislikes:
being fed with a spoon
being in the car in at night
baby food

Milestones:
first Thanksgiving + surviving another IL road trip 
modified army crawl
putting himself to sleep for each nap and bedtime
recognizing words have meaning (shouts "DA" for Jon, "puh" for Happ)
pointing to things he wants (mostly milk)
shaking head and whining when he doesn't want something
picking out just the food he wants from his dinner tray

Things we can't live without:
yeti!
toys
warm PJs

Looking forward to:
real crawling
saying words
standing up
Christmas!

EIGHT MONTHS | 11-11-17

Hart Barnett Heeter
EIGHT MONTHS | 11-11-17

Likes:
Happy
snuggles before bed
peek-a-boo
watching dad play guitar
saying mama all day

Dislikes:
strangers
taking three naps a day
when others don't share their food

Milestones:
giving kisses (only to mom)
holding himself up
doing things repeatedly that make others laugh
being less scared of and more shy with strangers
first Halloween - a skeleton!

Things we can't live without:
yeti
things to chew
things to bang together

Looking forward to:
crawling
saying words
Thanksgiving




Wednesday, October 11, 2017

SEVEN MONTHS | 10-11-17

Hart Barnett Heeter
SEVEN MONTHS | 10-11-17

Likes:
food!
climbing out of dock-a-tot
when dad gets home
Happy
teether toys

Dislikes:
peas
bananas
strangers

Milestones:
first flight
screaming for fun
sleeping in crib without dock-a-tot
falling asleep without help
pushing chest off floor during tummy time
confidently sitting
hard consonants (M, D, B)

Things we can't live without:
yeti
teether toys
footed pants (getting chilly here!)
space heater in his brisk nursery

Looking forward to:
getting on hands/knees
babbling
Halloween!

Mid-scream... basically all the time

My little fall baby

Monday, September 11, 2017

SIX MONTHS | 9-11-17

Hart Barnett Heeter
SIX MONTHS | 9-11-17

Likes:
peanut butter
broccoli
sweet potato
apple sauce
strawberries
sitting up
Yeti
peek-a-boo
laughing with mom and dad

Dislikes:
banana
blueberries
laying down all the time
trying to nap in the car

Milestones:
sitting up unassisted (but sometimes topples)
fake coughing
giving high fives
understanding some signs (milk, all done)
"walking" when someone holds him on his feet

Things we can't live without:
Yeti
bumbo
drool bibs

Looking forward to:
first "words"
sitting up confidently
more food!






Thursday, August 24, 2017

24 Weeks Old!

How old
23 weeks, 5 days

Sleep
Hart is definitely going through a developmental leap right now. He's on the cusp of rolling from back to belly AND sitting up, so we think that's what's disrupting his night sleep a bit. He's been restless in bed A LOT, which keeps us up. Some nights are much better than others, but we're pretty ready for him to go back to his stellar sleep. His naps are progressively getting back on track since taking away his pacifier so that's a relief!

Highs
On Saturday, we finally celebrated our anniversary! We went to the Denver Central Market and got tacos and pesto pasta and an ice cream flight. Yum. Hart had a difficult time, but was able to hunker down in the sling and nap a bit of it. 
Monday was really fun because Jon got a work-from-home day due to the eclipse. It was nice to just have an extra day to relax together. Plus we got to venture outside during the eclipse (which was Hart's nap time of course). It was crazy outside and it made me definitely want to travel to see a total eclipse next time.

Lows
This sleep thing is definitely hard. I haven't gotten more than two hours of sleep at a time, even if he's just awake for 15 minutes or I have to pump real quick. It's exhausting. Luckily he's still super smiley and happy all day long. That makes it a bit easier! It's also nice knowing it's a phase!

Eating
Hart LOVES food! His favorites right now are watermelon and sweet potato fries. He is not into banana, but gives it a solid try each time we hand him some. He's really taken to eating solids, and knows exactly how to pick up a fry and cram it in his mouth (and then chew like a monster until it all falls out). He's gained almost two pounds this past month (he only gained one pound in the last two months!), and is all about reaching for our plates. I'm loving it, and getting excited planning meals that the three of us can enjoy together. 

Milestones
At times, he can sit up unsupported! Then all of a sudden, he'll flop over. He can also hold up his weight on his feet, but also will just let his knees give out randomly so you gotta be holding on tight! He's just about ready to roll - getting closer every day - and has let out a "maaaaaaa!" when he's very upset (which I know has nothing to do with me, but we're getting there!). He can also effortlessly put the pacifier back in his mouth!

Looking forward to
We are housesitting again this weekend! I cannot wait! I love their house and their dogs, and it will be especially fun that Jon will be with me the whole time instead of last time when I was there alone a lot! It will be nice to have a little backyard so we can sunbathe while baby sleeps! Plus Happy will have a great time with his girlfriend, Hilde, and bestie, Ranger.


Friday, August 11, 2017

FIVE MONTHS | 8-11-17

Hart Barnett Heeter
FIVE MONTHS | 8-11-17

Likes:
sitting up
laughing with mom and dad
petting Happy
Yeti
eating everything
oatmeal
playing in the bath

Dislikes:
being put down in the crib
when mom is slow during feedings
napping without a pacifier

Milestones:
supported sitting
putting pacifier in mouth
smiling when someone else smiles
pterodactyl screech

Things we can't live without:
Yeti
bumbo seat
dock-a-tot

Looking forward to:
sitting up unassisted
babbling
trying more foods

Yeti & Hart