Monday, August 16, 2010

Playing Catch Up!

Oh my it has been way too long since my last post. we have done so many things since then & many things have changed!

First my family had a terrible loss... my grandmother (Murr) went to be with the Lord on July 5th. It was a hard time but I am so very thankful that she got to meet Graham and that I know she will always be watching over him and all of our family from heaven now. We are blessed to have had so many great years and many, many memories of our wonderful Murr. Graham will definitely know her through stories, it's so important to me!

Second Graham turned 4 months started serious teething and got his first illness... an ear infection. It was not fun, my happy little guy was a different baby for almost 2 weeks, but we just loved on him & he is back to his regular self! I was so scared bc he started waking up at 6 30 rather than the usual 9. I thought it was going to become a permanent thing but he bounced right back to his routine after he felt better just as he should! I just love love love Babywise! Every time I start think I'm not sure on something just as predicted he follows the Babywise pattern. Since 3 months he eats 4 times a day... 9 a.m., 1 p.m., 5 p.m., and last at 9 p.m. He naps 3 times a day 10:30-1, 3-5 and a cat nap before bed time at 7-8... he LOVES his sleep. We added rice cereal at 4 months and he has really taken to it. For those of you new moms my sister-in-law Amanda showed me Happy Bellies ceral & Graham LOVEs it! Its better on their tummies & he seems to like the taste WAY better than Gerber rice cereal.

Third Graham's Gigi (Keith's mom Cheri) came in town for a week to visit! We loved having her & I know Graham loved her being here too. It was nice to hang out & for her to spend some time with Graham by herself. She rode down with us at the end of the week when we headed down to Horseshoe Bay for the next week and Ed (Keith's dad) picked her up. We were so glad they got to b there with us the first couple of days there!

So we were in Horseshoe Bay for a week & Graham turned 5 months! He started sitting up really good before we left so it was nice that he could it and play with his toys. My entire family was at the lake & we had a blast. Graham had his ear infection while we were there but all in all he did so well! He loved going on the boat. one afternoon he was out on the boat with us from 1030 until 130. He was great! Graham's cousin Cape was there also and he is really starting to notice Graham it will be fun when they can really interact!

It's has been SO fun to watch Graham grow over the last couple of moths... he has always been long and he had gained weight super fast but he has really slowed down recently. We call him our long skinny mini. Its hilarious how huge pants are on him. He was 27 inches long and 14.8 lb's at his 4 month and he is still that length and not quite a lb. heavier yet. He is still wearing 0-3 month shorts, and even has a pair of newborn shorts that fit. I have a feeling this may be a problem for a while... my brother is still skinny and long & so is Keith.

Also he is sitting up from the laying position... he had accomplished the legs underneath him several times in his bed and has passed out and slept like that.... it looked so painful! I guess he like it considering he was frank breech for my entire pregnancy that may explain a lot. The other morning I went in his room to get him and he was sitting straight up grabbing onto the side of his bed, s it is getting moved down TODAY! Scary! He really is a mover & a shaker, he loves to bounce in his bouncy seat that goes in the doorway & he has started rocking on all fours already! I am hoping the rocking lasts at least a little bit so I can child proof some more things before he is everywhere! Here is video of him sitting up on his own....

Anyway I just needed to play catch up so I can hopefully get back on track with blogging. The last couple of months have been amazing I can't believe in a little over a week my little guy will be 6 months! It has truly FLOWN by and I have loved every second. Sometimes I still look at him and get a choked up thinking bout how God has given this little person to us. What a gift & I am looking forward to all the fun we have to come. Keith & I both love him to pieces and it's hard to remember life without him. We are truly blessed! He is a special little guy. Here are some pictures over the last couple of months. I'll be back soon!