17 & 18 weeks

What a little HAM! Colton hit 4 months on Sunday and he is changing so so much. Last week he had his first real sickness after we got back from Colorado. He was stuffy and feverish and coughing and it was so sad! Luckily he kicked it in 2 days and is back to his particular self. This picture was when he was so sick. He got a hot bath and his binky at the same time just to help him feel better!
His fave thing these past few weeks? The exersaucer. He has figured out how to play with the toys and how to bounce, he loves that thing. He is even "walking" in it to spin the chair around and get to other toys.
He still pretty much only rolls from his back to his right side onto his tummy, then he gets stuck. Good thing there we have super daddy around to save the day.
He had his 4 months checkup this week. He is 23 inches long (less than the 0 percentile), 14.3 lbs (22nd percentile), and I don't remember his head circumference, only that it is in the 1st percentile. So really, our little man is still really little!
Little or not though, this kiddo is so smart, We have reached what I like to call the manipulation stage. He is testing us for sure, to see what he can get away with, and how much he has to whine in order to get our attention, and even though he is the cutest kid in the world, I'm starting to have to lay down some ground rules, but really we mostly play all day long
And the only thing he likes more than playing with mom? the tv....


Thanksgiving in Denver

So Colton and I flew out to Denver by ourselves on November 22nd, because Jared had to work. I was so stressed out about flying with him by myself. Colton had been nursing terribly in public, and I was so worried he would just scream the whole plane ride. But Colton absolutely loved the airport, and when we got on the plane the nicest lady in the world offered us the window seat in her row, and said if I needed to nurse him it would be totally fine and just made me feel at ease, then as soon as we took off Colton fell asleep, and slept all the way until we landed and hour and a half later. I was so so relieved!
We spent a few days in Parker just hanging out and relaxing, Colton absolutely adores his uncle Lance, he thinks he is the funniest person he has ever met, every time Colton heard Lance's voice he would giggle. 
As usual the wildlife in my parent's neighborhood was out and about. The neighborhood turkeys made and appearance on Thanksgiving and these deer were literally 5 feet away from me.

Jared flew out on Wednesday and that night we went to PF Changs for a bit of a celebratory dinner for Jared's job offer! (post to come :) ) Then Thursday we had a nice Thanksgiving full of delicious food and let's be honest, a lot of xbox haha. 
That night my dad and I headed out to Walmart around 10 because he wanted to get one of their black friday tvs. We beat any craziness AND got the tv! Out and home in less than an hour!
Saturday Jared, Colton, and I went over to Aurora to see our old friends Pat and Rachelle, who just bought a house over there. It was so good to see them after a couple of years!
We all flew home on Sunday, and Colton was a little more fussy on the flight back, but still did moderately awesome. It was so funny, Jared stood up in the aisle to go change Colton in the bathroom on the plane, and this 10 year old kid scooched around him and beat him to the bathroom! So Jared was just standing up waiting and waiting and about 20 minutes go by and the flight attendant was like "What is that kid doing in there?!" so they are banging on the door asking if he is ok, then the kid comes out and says "I fell asleep in the bathroom, sorry"....ya....sure ya did. 
Anyway we got home safe but we were all beyond exhausted. We had a great relaxing week in Colorado and it was so great to be with family, even if it was weird that two of my siblings were gone!


16 weeks

We survived our first solo flight! On Saturday Colton and I left for Colorado together, and despite how unbelievably stressed his mother was, Colton slept from wheels up to wheels down, and thoroughly enjoyed the airport. So many people to look at!
This week I thought it would be fun to do a look alike post, inspired by my sister in law Kaytlin. This little outfit from this week is one of Jared's from when he was a baby!
I definitely see mostly Jared in there, but that mouth is all mom :)