For the past week Grayson has been spending some great time with his grandparents. Janet, Matt's mom, is in town for two weeks and Jerry, Matt's dad, just left this morning after some fun filled days here in Carmel! We've been going on walks, out to lunches and dinners and enjoying the amazing weather that, without fail, seems to come out whenever Matt's family comes to town. Yesterday the weather was incredible so we went to lunch down on the Wharf and then took a walk through Point Lobos. Here are some pictures!
The only green Grayson had for St. Patrick's day were socks... We are SO incredibly lucky to live here!
Grayson doesn't look to excited but we are!
This little man gets about a million kisses a day, especially when the grandparents are in town!
With Matt's parents Seriously, SO grateful to live here! Even the spider webs are pretty Happy Dad!! Chubby wubby baby face Happy Grandpa! 'Freckles' Talking about 'Freckles' Picture with 'Freckles'! Checking out Grandpa With 'MiMi' Pooped after a long day of eating, hiking, holding, and kiss getting.
He's a happy happy baby and we're having a great time!
Today was a great day- my aunt Gayle and cousin Lauren came down for the day to meet Grayson. He had a big morning consisting of a bath and some serious farm animal time so he was pretty tuckered out when they got here and slept most of the day. His sleepiness made him pretty easy to pass from arms to arms so everyone got some good baby holding time in! Not much is better than holding a sleeping baby :)
So, the question here is- is Riley really starting to enjoy some time with Grayson or is she just trying to figure out how to get to the farm animals???
I can't believe it's been about two and a half weeks since Grayson arrived! It's really strange how two and a half weeks can fly by so quickly but his actual birth and labor seem like years ago. They aren't kidding when they say that you forget the pains of labor and pregnancy once you have your little baby. Now, this doesn't mean I've forgotten about the pains of labor- it's just not something you think about at all once you have your baby sleeping in your arms.
As for Grayson- he is doing great! We've started using the cloth diapers (gDiapers) we bought and so far so good! They say to start using them at 8lbs and since Grayson was weighing in at 7lb 14oz at his Dr.'s appointment last Wednesday, we figured he's about the right size now to start. There is definitely room for him to grow into but even so we haven't had a single problem with leaks- let's hope I didn't just jinx the diapers because we've finally just about run out of all our newborn diapers. Here he is getting some tummy time and showing off his cute gDiaper butt! We've been going on lots of walks and Grayson is a big fan. He lets us know how much he loves our walks by falling asleep within 5 minutes, haha. I guess you can't expect much more from a two week old! The walks have been a nice way to get Grayson some fresh air and help get mom back in shape. I had to laugh at how out of breath I was after going up a tiny hill on one of our first walks! Here is Grayson calmly putting up with us putting him in clothes that are still far too big! It takes a bit to get used to being able to tell what they will fit into- it's all so small. This picture really cracks me up- his face just says 'um, guys? This is a little big' And while we're on the topic of clothes- Grayson has officially outgrown his first outfits! I find this simply shocking... when we brought him home his feet didn't hit the end of these onsies and now I have to stretch the fabric to get the buttons to snap! He's a growing boy, that's for sure. When we were at his last Dr.'s appointment she showed us where Grayson landed on the height and weight chart- his birth weight of 8lbs 1 oz put him between the 55th and 60th percentile while his length of 21 inches put him in the 97th percentile for height! He was in the 95th percentile for the circumference of his head. So, according to the charts he would be 6'2'' to 6'3'' once he's done growing. I know you can't put too much faith into these charts- they said my sister who was also 21 inches when she was born would be crazy tall for a girl but we're the same height, a nice 5'7''- but I still think it's crazy to look at him now and think about how tall he might be someday.
Other than eating, sleeping, pooping and going on walks Grayson hasn't been up to too much else. Yesterday I put him under his Farm Animal Play Gym for the first time and he was completely content for almost an entire hour! So, that's what we're currently doing at the moment as well- I'm on the floor next to him typing this post and he is staring at the pig.
Here he was yesterday.... yes, still in his pj's- I love these sleeping gowns. They make diaper changing in the middle of the night easier and I just think they are cute! Here is Riley checking him out. This next picture just makes me laugh. We already look alike when we sleep :)
So, that's all for now. Today I'm hoping to master the Moby wrap (http://www.mobywrap.com/) so we can take a quick trip to the grocery store and he can help me fold some laundry. Lucky guy- doing chores already!
Grayson had his second homecoming this morning after a two night stay in the hospital. At our doctors appointment on Friday Dr. Aerola was a little concerned that Grayson's color hadn't improved since she saw him on Wednesday in the hospital. After some blood work Friday afternoon and Saturday morning the on-call Dr. from our pediatric group decided Grayson should spend some time under the billi lights (aka the tanning bed) at the hospital. It was pretty tough to take our little guy back and leave him at the hospital but it was pretty apparent once they put him under the lights that he was nice and warm and happy as a little clam! So, for the past two days we've been going back and forth to the hospital every three hours for feedings. I pumped and left some milk with the nurses in the nursery so we could take a break at the 3am feedings. This morning Grayson's blood work returned with great results so we were able to bring him home at 9am! One nice thing that did come out of Grayson's little stay in the nursery is that he is much better at sleeping in a bassinet now! We were having a tough time getting him to sleep anywhere but in our arms which, of course, was fine with us but it was getting a little tiring. So while we'll still have lots of late nights and 2am feedings at least we'll be able to sleep in the bed rather than one of us in the recliner holding him.
Catchin' some zzz's in his tanning bed.
So, that's all for now. We're happy happy happy now that Grayson is home and are planning to show him the beach for the first time this afternoon! It's been a while since the dogs have gotten much attention so we're planning (all depending on Mr. Grayson's mood) to take a little trip down to beach to let them run around.