Stop, Drop and Roll

Rhodes is two months old - September 19, 2012.

  • He has been sleeping about 6 hours at night for about a week now (starting around 8 weeks.)  I usually give him his last feeding between 9-10 p.m. and he'll sleep until 5-6 a.m.  I think the best thing I did to make this happen was to make sure he got all his feedings during the day.  If he sleeps more than 3 hours in the day I wake him up to eat. 
  • This child still sleeps a ton during the day.  Not sure if this is normal or what. 
  • Has starting chewing on his hands.
  • Is finally smiling at us... on purpose!
  • Sticks his tongue out, it's cute.
  • Squeals and babbles.
  • Nurses for about 15 minutes.
  • Still taking 4 oz bottle.
  • Wearing 3-6, or 6 month clothes.
  • Paci's calm him down immediately.  Until he falls asleep and they fall out and get stuck under his cheek, then we are back to square one.
  • He started sleeping in his crib during the night at about 6 weeks (meaning we retired the bassinet).

Ryder was too cute the other night.  JM was gone and it was time to put Ryder down so I had to bring Rhodes in there too because he was wide awake.  Ryder reached out and said "Come here Rhodesy."  So I laid Rhodes down on him and Ryder was grinning soooo big and kept repeating how cute he was.  Then he said, "Rhodes you can go back to mama now."  And then he looked at me and said, "OK, I'm going to tell Rhodes he needs to go back to you and then I'm going to say come here Rhodesy!"  So we repeated this little game over and over.

Random situation:
Our apartment complex has a workout room.  This is the absolute most random thing I've done in a long time, but I was strolling Rhodes around and I decided to stop in and check it out.  He was sleeping when I got there so I got on the treadmill.  Please understand I don't think I have ever run for more than 3 minutes.  I hate running, I get so tired.  I literally got on this treadmill and started running, it wasn't too bad.  I told myself I would run for 10 minutes.  When I got to 10 I decided to go to 15.  Once I got there I slowed it down to walk so I could google how many miles a 5k is (I'm telling you, I'm clueless when it comes to the running world).  I saw that it was 3.1 miles and I had already made it about 1.5 miles so I told myself I was going to go for it.  And would you believe it, I did it!!!  It took me 45 minutes (haha, I know...) but I probably walked 7 or 8 minutes of that.
That was yesterday, and I went again today for 3.1 miles and my time was the same.  I don't see how I can get any faster, I was dying!!!

Little Rhodes is just along for the ride.  I'm telling you, this is the most laid back little baby.  He slept right through that 45 minutes both times.

Post "treadmill 5k" - tomato face
I've talked to my two running friends, Lindsey and Devin, and they have persuaded me to keep going. I'm going to try to keep it up and run a 5K soon. I just have to get quicker than 45 minutes because I would die if I was the last person running through that finish line!!!


Wednesday night my friend Jill and her two boys were in town visiting so we met at Chick-fil-A to let the two big boys, Ryder and Ford, play.  They are big buds.

And they are just alike.
They live several hours away, but on the way home Ryder said, "I wish Ford was in my class, I love Ford."

The little brothers just hung out, John Brantley and Rhodes - they are 5 weeks apart.

Ryder's class took a field trip to the fire station yesterday. 
Here are some things he told me when I picked him up:
  • Never play with matches
  • Stop, drop and roll
  • We aren't 'pose to breathe in that fire air
  • I saw a fire extinguisher that could talk
  • That fireman put on his suit

    Sounds like his trip was a sucess.
Now that Rhodes has learned to smile, he really goes to town.

Forgot to post this last week at 8 weeks old.  See Ryder's 8 week picture below in the same outfit.

Raise your hand if you have ever been trying to rush out the door and your child spits up on your freshly washed hair and you have to rewash and straighten that section.


  1. Rhodes is PRECIOUS! Ty has slept tons during the day too (not like my other two), and I had to wake him to eat too! These boys are getting big fast. 2 months already!

  2. love the spit up hair pic. i raised my hand. it's the worst when you get to work and realize you have pancake or peaches in your hair. rhodes is just adorable!