Wednesday, March 31, 2010

1 Month Old!

WOW where in the world did this month go??? Graham is now over a month old and growing like a weed! He is almost 11 lb's and he is really becoming more engaged. I didn't talk about it before because I was afraid I would jinx ourselves but I must talk about it... he is the BEST sleeper ever! I have to brag on my little guy just a bit, I mean even if his sleeping habits change I feel so blessed by our first 5 weeks. He came home and only woke up 2 times a night to eat 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. I am not kidding & no waking up or fussing at all in between. He eats diligently and then goes right back to sleep! I am telling you honestly I was expecting to get NO sleep ever again, but honestly I have gotten no shorter than 6 hours since we came home. He now wakes up only once & we will shortly be working on making it all the way through the night. Our pediatrician says it's best to wait until they are at 11 lb.'s so that their blood sugar levels can be regulated. Any who I think he mat accomplish this pretty fast considering we usually wake him up to eat! Also I was told that babies make SO much noise at night so it's hard when they are in your room. Graham is a very quiet sleeper so I set an alarm to wake up & I can honestly say the best thing we received was from my brother & sister-in-law. It is an angel care monitor that monitors their breathing. I sleep very well because of this device! I would HIGHLY recommend it for all parents with little ones! Ok enough bragging about that, but I just have felt so blessed I just HAD to talk about it... I told Keith our next baby will probably never sleep, not want to eat, and cry all the time because Graham has been such a breeze! I think Keith & I both could have several kiddos if they were all like our little man! No but seriously I know if I never got any sleep it would all still be worth every second with our little one... they are such a blessing! OK here are some things Graham is doing in his first month & some pictures I have finally uploaded.

- Following the great Babywise schedule... since the day he was born!
- Basically holding his head up all the time & turning it side to side
- Making GREAT eye contact
- Smiling on purpose (it was only for Keith for a while... he would save all his smiles for Keth when he would come home from work. Now he is sharng!)
- Gooing
-Rolling from side to side ( I was Shocked how many times he did this in one sitting)
-Size 1 diapers
- Almost 11 lb s
- Some Newborn clothes still fit and some 0-3 month but those are mostly still too big
- Loves having floor time
-Loves his wipes warmer
_Loves his stroller & going for walks or out shopping
-Loves bath time (minus when we have to rinse out his hair)
-Loves his mommy & daddy of coarse
-Still is not a fan of getting in his car seat but it's getting better
-Finally We went on our first road trip to Amber's Amarillo shower & he was a doll!

I am loving every minute of staying home with Graham & I am looking forward to the many many more memories we will all make together. Here are several pictures from the last month...

Friday, March 12, 2010

The BIG Day!

Well as most know Graham Weston was born February 25th 2010 at 6:34 P.M. He was 7 lb. 10 oz & 21 inches long. I went in that morning at 5 to begin my induction. I swear getting my iv was the worst part of the entire birth process, & I said all along that I was scared to get my iv! Ha man was i right... I have terrible veins so it took several tries but about 4 minutes later the iv was set up. I felt great & I was having regular contractions & I started progressing from the get go. I got my epidural around 12:30 due to some increasing serious back pain. I knew at that moment that Graham would be sunny side up because you tend to have back labor when the baby is facing up. The epidural was amazing & did NOT hurt at all I might say... best decision. So from that point it was just waiting... I ended up falling asleep & when I woke up about an hour later I was a 9! Yes I was OUT!!! It was hilarious, Keith & my dad were amazed that I was sleeping and chatting with everyone. I really felt so calm & comfortable. I was ready to meet the little man who had been growing inside m for the last 9 months. I started pushing at about 4:30 ish & he was born 2 hours later. It was the most amazing experience, I literally can not even put into words the love that Keith & I both felt when he was born. I cried and Keith choked up too. It was so surreal to finally see what he looked like & to hold and touch him. It truly is amazing how we went from a family of Keith & I to a family of three! Aside from marriage, children are God's greatest blessing & Keith & I have just been on cloud 9! He is an amazing little baby... good sleeper, great eater, and he just has a sweet disposition. We are enjoying him & trying to store away precious memories of this time. It has all gone fast already & he is already growing. We went for his 2 week check up and he has already gained a pound from the last time we were there! Like I sad he is a GOOD! He wakes up once after midnight to eat & goes right back to sleep. He definitely gets both his sleeping & eating habits from his daddy! Also I can't say enough about how awesome Keith has been during all of this... he just loves and hugs on Graham when he's home from work & he has helped change diapers and has made me feel like we are most definitely a team in this together. You know while I was pregnant people would tell Keith to get ready to get in the back seat because Graham would take over his passenger seat position in my life. I can't disagree more! We are so much closer & I need Keith right next to me now more than ever not in the back seat... the thought of that makes me sad!. Keith is such a good daddy already! Anyway I will rap this up for now because I could go on & on about how much in love I am with our son... He is the greatest thing I have ever done along with marrying Keith. God has given us such an amazing blessing & the perfect addition to our family. I am humbled daily with this blessing! Here are a couple of pictures Christiane Wheatley took the other day of our little guy.