Wednesday, January 25, 2012

*5 Months*

Oh boy, are you really 5 months old today?! :( Why is this month hitting me so much harder than the rest? 4 months was still so little, but 5 months means next month you will be half a year old & I just don't think Mommy is ready for that!! I am cherishing every moment but whew, it is flying by! You have become such a little character this past month. Your little personality is blossoming by the day and we are having so much fun with you! So here it goes, your 5 month update.... {please excuse that this post is so long... I feel like he has done so much this past month, so alot of this is just for me to remember!:)}

*5 Months* Weight: 16 lbs 8 oz.

Height: a/b 26 inches

(those are both my measurements so might not be exact...)

Clothes: 3-6 Months & some 6 Months

Diaper Size: Size 2

What Grayson Likes: You still love bathtime and have gotten a lot more active! You love to splash and get water everywhere and you've even learned how to turn off the water! You love being nakey after bathtime and hate putting your clothes on. You love grabbing your toes and you are determined to get them in your mouth. You love making loud noises and when we laugh at you they get even louder;) You love your sock monkey, Bart. He stays in your exersaucer and whenever you get tired while you are playing you lay your head on him. Melt my heart!;) You also love your stuffed animal, Scout, Nonna got you for Christmas. He stays by your boppy lounger and when he accidentally turns on during your feeding you look every which way to find him! Mommy also sings "Zippidy doo dah" to you in the mornings and it always makes you smile:)

What Grayson Dislikes: RICE CEREAL... lordy bees I've never seen this child cry so hard over something (and I really can't blame him). We are d-o-n-e with rice cereal and we have found a liking to oatmeal. They only other thing that really makes you sad is waking up alone or to a stranger. You pucker that bottom lip out and cry the saddest little cry. Even if Daddy & I are in the kitchen and you wake up in the living room you need to see our face... but in your crib you are just fine.

Best Moment this Month: You have started giggling more and more at funny stuff instead of just when we tickle you:) It's usually when we do something quick or sudden like peek-a-boo or "I getcha!" It is the best feeling hearing that little giggle! Also, I have to share this one story because it definitely goes down in the books! One Friday I had a long day and was super exhausted. After I put you to bed I went on my way getting things done for the night and what not and didn't hear a peep out of you. Hours went by and I finally layed down... as soon as I rolled over and shut my eyes I heard 2 loud toots on the monitor! I laughed hysterically. Little boy, you always bring us so much laughter... especially at the funniest times!

This Month I: Grab anything you see, study it and usually put it right in your mouth! You love my phone and start jumping in my arms when you see it... I think maybe because I've let you watch Mickey Mouse Clubhouse on there a few times. You've started scooting yourself with your knees when you lay on your tummy. You rub your eyes when you are tired and make the cutest little whimper when you see your bottle like you are just starrrving! I cannot express how much your little personality has developed... not only do you love and I mean LOVE to talk, but you've become quite the comedian. Your new thing is you love to fake cough and then when we laugh at you, you do it even more! I also love when I give you the "what are you up to?" look because you always respond with a little tuck of the chin and a big ole grin... I'm sure for years to come you will get away with a lot of things with that look;) You also love to have long conversations with Daddy! You just stare at him and stick that top lip out like you are so serious! The other day I was putting clothes away and had you in my arms... I heard you carrying on and looked up and you were just having a hay day with yourself in the mirror! You have discovered Copper and will just stare at her and follow her all over the room. We have started letting you give her treats too! Ya'll are going to be best buddies one day! You eat 7 oz. every 3 hours on the dot and eat oatmeal at lunch and dinner time. We just started you on some baby food and you are loving it (pears are your favorite thus far)!! You nap in between each feeding for about 30 min. to an hour, except in the morning you can take up to a 2 hour nap... or longer if napping on Mommy. We cheat on our days off and snuggle and I let you sleep in my arms. I figure we are both getting spoiled at the same time so why not? We can both sleep for hours like that:) In the past week you have started to pull up with your neck when we lay you down like you want to sit up and you are also 2 seconds away from rolling from your back to your tummy! I think I'll be removing the bumper pads prettty soon:) We've found out those chunky thighs are ticklish too and discovered you answer to Graybear more than Grayson, haha! We better start calling you Grayson more often before you tell everyone your name is Graybear;) hehe! Your Daddy & I are just head over heels in love with you and you are a such a blessing! It's such a joy to be your Mommy and to say I am proud of you is an understatement! Grayson, Mommy & Daddy love you so much!! Can you please just slow down on this growing up thing?!:)
*5 Months in Pictures...(ugh, once again I could not choose just one:) forgive me!) Sweet baby Gray...Love this little man more than life!!"What up, I'm 5 months old!"You will be rolling over from back to tummy any day now! You are so close!Cheesin:) This is the face you make when you're having some serious convo! The Toes!!Eat those little chunky monkey legs up! You love your jumper, but you haven't quite figured out the jumping part yet...Scoping out Copper Top!My little baby is already eating babyfood... tear!So instead of jumping you've decided you would like to hang... this is how we find you a lot of the time... at least you found a way to watch TV too?? Haha!Hello there!Aunt Meg bought you a matching onesie for the Ravens! She loves the Ravens and I think you brought them luck this game... they won:)My nakey baby before bathtime... you love being nakey:)Yum, yum PEACHES:)~Pop came by and read you "Spot Goes to the Library". You loved it!Saturday morning cartoons... I think here you were watching My Little Pony, hehe! I won't tell:)He now knows when he sits in the highchair it's FOOD TIME! Boy loves to eat! One of my 1st Foods... Sweet Potatoes! I love them!!Headed to church with my own little bible! {Thank you Mrs. Bousson!} Love these sweet hands... Oh you know just reading eating the book of Romans:) Chillin' after church... I slept through the whole service again, yay! :)Our good friends, The Holleys, came to visit us! This is their sweet little boy Ryder!The boys watching their Sunday Football! These toes are just the coolest things since sliced bread. He is just mezmoried by them!And wants to eat them too:)"Me & my buddy, me & my buddy, my buddy & me!" So that is our little baby boy at 5 months old! I hope it is not too soon that I am back with a 6 month update:( So sad he's growing so quick, yet I can't wait for all the fun times to come! Mommyhood is the most amazing thing I tell ya! Daddy & I love you so much Graybear... we are so proud of you! XOXO

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

*2012 has begun!*

Well, we haven't been up to much except ringing in the New Year and it feels like Grayson is doing something new everyday! It's so much fun however, the thought of him turning 5 months in a week is starting to really make me sad:( 4 months didn't seem that old, but for some reason 5 months really does! Oh well, I'm trying to cherish every moment!

New Years Eve was real low key. We didn't get out and just stayed home with our favorite blessing of 2011:) I officially felt old because once Gray went to bed Chris & I stayed up playing board games till midnight. old.farts:) It was actually a lot of fun though! New Years Day the Baileys & half the Andrews family came over. We munched and hung out with the kiddos, it was a nice relaxing day to celebrate the New Year!

The garbage men didn't pick our tree up till that next day so I incorporated some New Years decor!We smoked ribs all day since it was like 65? Not normal! My clock (striking midnight) cookie cake & some champ-a-gne!
Lovebirds;) Ley Ley & her frogs "leaping" into the New Year! haha Precious Will:) Can't wait for all this year has in store for this little man!! This picture makes me laugh and think wow, how times have changed...So there is our New Years in pictures! We started rice cereal too and let's just say that did not go well. Here was the outcome...Poor baby was NOT a fan! After skipping days, trying different times of the day & mixing some fruit I finally realized this was not going to work! I didn't realize the oatmeal cereal was so similar... after talking to some people we tried that and he likes it a lot better! I wouldn't say he just loooves it, but it works for now until we move on to baby food. I am going to work with him on the cereal eating it twice a day this week and then start incorporating some baby food at 5 months! I am excited to see what he likes!
Here is my "project baby food"! We've got lots of stuff stored & ready to go!The sweet potatoes were yummy:) Mommy approved!
I hope everyone is having a wonderful 2012 so far! This weather is crazy, but we are loving it! Park trips in January?! I'll take it!:)

Friday, January 13, 2012

One Special Christmas

Christmas this year was so special!! It is so different when you have a child... even if he doesn't understand who Santa Clause is, we sure pretended he did:) We got to start all our new traditions as a family and it was so much fun! Having a little one during the holiday is like being a kid all over again. I forgot all the fun stuff that we used to do and reliving it with Grayson was extra special! I can't wait for this time of year each year... and from what I hear it just keeps getting better:)

This was our Christmas card picture... not the best, but getting a baby and a dog somewhat looking at the camera. IMPOSSIBLE! Daddy decorating the house with icicle lights! Gray and I staying warm & watching:) Copper hoping at least some of those are for her! Our tree! Of course we had to visit Santa Clause! Grayson loved him... well, he loved his comfy suit anyways:) Santa came early for somebody this year! Me, my parents & Chris's parents all went in to surprise him with a Big Green Egg! He has been wanting one forever, but they are quite pricey so I always laugh at him. This year the kid gave us absolutely no ideas of what to get him so I thought of this and he sure was happy:) I guess he was a good boy this year!! His new toy:)Christmas Eve we went to my parent's house. We hung out all day & night and just enjoyed family time! Baby's First Christmas is so special:)The Christmas Village was one of my favorite things when I was little... I am going to start it with Grayson next year when he can pick the houses out! We had some special visitors on Christmas Eve... my good friend, Annie, & her mom Marth! Grayson loved them, of course:)We skyped with Lindsey & Josh & his family! I wish they could have been here!Cheers!Copper got a new blanket from Nonna & Pop! "Oh my word, are these all for me?" And of course the answer is yes... we said we weren't going to go overboard:)Posing with his new bowl & plate set from Aunt Nene & Uncle Bob!He was determined to get this bow off... and he did:)Grayson fell asleep so we opened the rest of his toys!When we got home Santa came!!Waking him up Christmas morning... maybe I was a little too excited for him? Haha! Trying to figure out what's the big deal!!His first look at what Santa brought... people say he doesn't know what is going on... I swear he did!!:)Someone was a good boy:)Look what I got, Daddy!!Copper was a good girl too! Poor thing probably wondered why her stash wasn't as big!Such sweet moments:)Quick break for some milk! One happy boy!!:)Christmas Day we went over to Chris's parents for some more fun festivities! Yes, they are both in their 30's and still get excited for some remote control helicopters! More presents for me?!?Haha! I love his face... he's probably like wow, how do I get my hands on that?!?Aunt Meg with her Graybear!I love this little man more than life! I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! I can't explain how blessed I felt this year! Seeing Christmas through a child's eyes is undescribable. I can't wait for all the Christmas's to come! Happy Birthday Jesus!!