Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Many Faces of Grayson

I mean really? Have you seen a happier baby getting his diaper changed??

'Hey mom! Are you about to change my diaper? I've got something for ya!'

'Thanks for wiping my butt!'

'I LOVE my new diaper!! New diapers are my favorite!'

On another note, we just got back from Grayson's two month well check-up. He took the vaccinations like a champ and now he's dozing off in his swing.

The big news is that he is 14 pounds and 24 3/4 inches, with a 41 1/4 cm head!!! He's a BIG BABY! Up FIVE pounds from his last appointment at one month- as the Dr. put it, I have some 'high octane' milk! His weight and height put him in the 90th percentile and his head is in the 75th. Looks like his body is catching up with his big ol' head!

Now that he weighs so much we are definitely starting to see more consistent sleeping patterns. His stretches at night have topped out at about 5 hours, the longest being almost 6! So, it's true- they actually DO start sleeping through the night at some point! Grayson is usually asleep around 9:30 and then wakes up at about 2:30-3 am for a feeding and then it's back to 2 1/2-3 hr stretches. It's amazing what 5 hours of uninterrupted sleep can do! We are really lucky to have a breastfed baby who sleeps so well!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Two Months!

I can't believe how times flies when there is a baby in the house! I know I've said that numerous times but, really, I still can't believe it. Grayson is doing very, very well. He's eating like a champ and growing like a little weed! He has his two month 'well check-up' next week and I'm looking forward to it and dreading it at the same time. I love seeing how much weight he's gained and how much he's grown, but this will be the appointment where he receives his first round of vaccinations. Everyone says it's worse for the parents than the baby because of the screaming and crying and I'll just have to keep telling myself that- that he isn't in as much pain as it seems. For this appointment we will see Dr. LaMothe since Dr. Jill was booked for the month. A very good friend of mine went to Dr. LaMothe when she was a kid and said she never cried when she got a shot- I loved hearing that he is a great shot giver! I think you'll all agree with me when I say that a shot has so much to do with the Dr/nurse who gives it. Sometimes you barely feel it and sometimes it feels like they're using you as their own personal voodoo doll; just jabbing away! I'll be sure to update you all with his new height and weight once we know. Matt did jump on the scale with him last week and according to our unofficial measurement he was 13.6 pounds!!! This means it's time for his medium gDiapers! He's turned into quite a little super soaker and the smalls didn't stand a chance. We switched him into his mediums last night and so far so good. They look a little big on him but so did the smalls only 6 weeks ago!!

Here are some pictures of the past few weeks. We've been busy!

He was definitely the best dressed at Easter!

He's had lots of good chats with his new best friend, Duckington Duckworth III.

He went swimming for the first time and L-O-V-E-D it!

He took some seriously cute pictures with Dad.

Got lots of silly hair-do's in the bath!


Bath time wouldn't be nearly as much fun if he didn't have as much hair as he does!

We have some fun trips coming up in the next two months. We'll be going down to Palm Springs with my mom for a few days for Mother's Day and then in mid-May we're going up to Napa with some friends for a small concert. Sarah and Taylor will be coming with us to watch Grayson while Matt and I go see a band we both loved in college, Jackopierce. Then, we're headed out to Oklahoma for the first week in June! On our way back we're stopping in Denver to see Farris, Beth and Cooper- Cooper and Grayson are going to be best friends, they just don't know it yet!

On another note, we've got some great news- Matt was just accepted into business school at UC Davis!!! Davis was his first choice since it's pretty close to Carmel (about a three hour drive) and has strong connections with the business community in our area. So, it looks like another move is in our near future but hopefully we'll be coming back to the area once he's done with school- and, of course, visiting very often! We've got some great friends here who went to Davis as undergrads and they have nothing but amazing things to say about the town. I've never seen the town so I'm looking forward to spending the day up there when Matt goes back to sit in on a class. It's in the Sacramento Valley, pretty much in between San Francisco and Tahoe. The weather will certainly be different- the average summer temps are in the 90's in... the average summer temperature in Carmel is somewhere in the high 60's/low 70's.

I think that's about it for now!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Grayson's First Date

Grayson had his first 'date' with Lily this afternoon. Lily is my friend Jill's little girl- she was born about two weeks before Grayson. Jill is my good friend Jamie's sister and Jamie got both Grayson and Lily cute little bear outfits from Old Navy. It's the same bear suit we put Grayson in when he was about a week old and he was SO tiny in it- I'll put the photo of him at one week and the one taken today so you can see how much he has grown- he's a little weed!!!!

Grayson wasn't so happy about getting in his bear suit

But Lily loved her bear suit... just smiling away.

They both love the ceiling beams... they'll get along great!

Eventually he got a bit happier

His stare just says 'Mom, Dad- what's going on? Why is there a pink bear next to me?'

Checking out Lily


Finally, I'll leave you with one more picture...

No, that's not Grayson dressed up in pink- it's me when I was one month old. I think he's starting to look more and more like Matt each day, but he definitely got something from me!

Wait, another picture.... Here is Grayson in his bear suit for the first time at about a week old-

His hands would have made it out of the sleeves if he weren't freaking out and pulling his arms in towards his chest. His feet hit the end of the suit too!! Our boy is getting big!!!

Friday, April 2, 2010

First Smile

Here is a quick video of Grayson smiling for the first time and playing with his farm animals. This is one of his favorite activities, especially in the morning! He continues to do new things everyday, and of course continues to do all those things babies are known for. We will post a more detailed update soon.