Monday, June 29, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
They, along with big brother Baird, welcomed baby Liam at 9:04 a.m. Saturday morning. He weighed 7 lbs, 6 ounces and measured 20 inches long.
Congratulations to Erin, Charles & Baird! We are thrilled for you all and hope to see you sometime soon!
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
- Practice cruising around the coffee table (check)
- Learn how to take off pants (check)
- Hang out with Auntie Em and Uncle Levi (check)
- Nap (check)
- Hone waving skills and bye bye vocalization on command (check)
- Still to come: visit from Pappa tonight, then bath & bed
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
Unfortunately, he accomplished this around 5:15 a.m. this morning in his crib. I didn't even know he was awake and then suddenly over the monitor I heard a clanging noise. We had a floor lamp over by his crib that we thought was out of reach, but were planning to move once he was mobile (which was apparently a day too late). Once standing, Grayson was able to reach the lamp and was busy pulling it toward himself, making the pull switch clang against the metal base. Thank goodness daddy rushed in there before this resulted in injury.
So, all of this excitement has led to two "to dos" when we get home this evening. Find a new home for the lamp and lower Grayson's crib to the lowest possible setting.
When I went in again at 7:30 a.m. to get him up for the day, he was busy trying to pull up again on the opposite end of his crib. He couldn't see me so I stood there and watched him go from his knees to a full stand and then grin with pure glee.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
He showed off his teeth and crawling tricks for the doctor who I'm sure was very impressed. Luckily, we didn't have to get any shots this time but that will change at our next 12 month visit.
At each check up we're given a sheet with normal development milestones for his current age. Under the emotional and behavioral development stage it lists "may resist diapering." Is that an understatement or what?!
Lately our diaper changes (and bottle feedings for that matter) consist of Grayson trying his hardest to flip onto his stomach and crawl away, meanwhile Michael and I try our hardest to keep him in the right position to finish the task. The little bugger is super quick so we're getting quite the workout wrestling with him.
Monday, June 1, 2009
Today you turn nine months old and seem to be changing more and more quickly before our very eyes.
These days you're more likely to wear a t-shirt and shorts than a onesie, making you seem even more like a little boy instead of a baby. You're not a fan of shoes, though, and manage to pull them off in record time no matter the style.
We did get your black dress shoes on long enough to capture a few wedding pictures over the weekend. You were so adorable in your little slacks, shirt, tie and vest. I can't wait to get the photos back from the photographer.
You've started initiating when you want affection which, of course, your parents are happy to oblige. My heart melts every time you pull me in for a hug or you cuddle up for a quick snuggle. The truth is, you're just so lovable and I hope you continue to be outgoing and expressive.You're still quite the Chatty Cathy and continue to be incredibly vocal. You love babbling and blowing raspberries non-stop, but have yet to really say mama or dada. It's becoming apparent that you understand certain words, it's just going to take a little longer for you to say them yourself. I have a feeling that once you start talking you won't stop (I think that's some of my DNA finally surfacing).
We may have to break a few pacifier habits in the near future because you seem to enjoy having one paci in your mouth while holding one (or two) in your hand. Luckily, we've confined this behavior to your crib for now. While sleeping, you also enjoy being up on your knees with your butt in the air. I'm not sure if you're dreaming about crawling or practicing it in your sleep, but you rarely sleep lying all the way down.
Music is one of your favorite things, particularly classical songs that your toys sing. You also love playing on your baby piano or anything that can make for a temporary drum.
The teeth on top are starting to surface and you've quickly gone from gummy smiles to a few small chiclet teeth. There are two on the bottom and four along the top breaking through.
So many changes in just one month. Your father and I see the boy in you more every day as the baby starts fading away. It's exciting and heartbreaking all at the same time. We love you and are so proud to be your parents. How did we ever live without your ear-to-ear smiles and silly belly laughs?