Monday, July 22, 2013

6 Month Stats

Weight:  16 lbs. 9.2 oz. 
Height: 27 3/4 inches 
Head: 18 inches

Weight: 18 lbs. 12.8 oz. 
Height: 28 inches
Head: 18 inches

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

6 months

  • This month both boys have really grown the skills they started to use last month.

  • Both boys started pushing themselves around more on the floor.  They have started to move backwards, spin in a circle or move sideways to reach a toy, a tag or pester their brother.
  • Both boys slept through the night from 10:30 pm – 6:30 am every night this month. 

  • Playing with toys is becoming much more intentional and they each have their favorite toys.  Jase loves a soft crinkly book (they actually both like it and fight over it) and Jax loves a plastic giraffe at daycare.

  • Both boys are rolling but they are much more interested in sitting up assisted. 
  • They have found their feet.  Jase is much more interested in them than Jax and tries to grab things with them.  

  • We had our first taste of rice cereal on their 6 month birthday and they loved it.

  • They attended their first College World Series. 

  • We moved up to size 3 diapers at night and eventually to them all the time this month.
  • Bathtime now takes place in our plastic tub in the bathroom bathtub and the boys kick like crazy.
  • They eat 5 oz (150 ml) for feedings at daycare
  • Started trying naps in the cribs

  • Can put their pacifier in their mouth by themselves and use the backside as something to chew on. 
  • We enjoy spending time outside whenever we get the chance



  • Had his first and second tooth come through on June 3 and June 14.

  • Loves to be in a standing or sitting position
  • Is a stomach sleeper even though we put him to bed on his back each night he always ends up on his stomach.
  • Does not need his arms swaddled anymore at night


  • Sleeps best on his left side
  • Rolls from back –front-back.
  • Loves to be outside
  • Is usually the first one awake in the morning.
  • Uses his feet for everything and loves to kick his legs 

Monday, July 1, 2013

Child Dedication

On the day Jax and Jase turned 5 months old we had Child Dedication at church.

I wanted to add words from the service to this post, but I lost them in my email.  Bummer.  Here are some photos from the day. 

The group that was dedicated. 

At the church with Pastor Jim Voth. 

We had our family over for a meal following the dedication. 

We ate verenika on china, which may be one of two time I use my china.  The next time will be when the boys get baptized. I'm mostly kidding about only using it twice.  I think. 

The boys even got in on the action and sat in their high chairs for most of the meal. 

Then it was time for cake.  Half white for mom and half chocolate for dad.  

It's a good thing we have cute boys because it distracts you from looking at how oddly the cake was decorated.  

It is probably my fault the cake looked bad because I told them what to write, thinking they would put an "&" between their names.  I also told them to use blue, green and brown to go with the invitation but I didn't specify what shade of those colors. Oh well. 

It was a great day for this family of four.