Friday, July 30, 2010

Marley Willow

This is my niece Marley Willow and I just had to share these pictures of her with all of you.  We loved spending time with her this past weekend!  She was so much fun!  She just had her 1st Birthday and she is adorable and I just love her RED hair.  Marley has the best personality and I look forward to seeing her again soon!  We love you Marley Girl! 

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Mika Beth Prints I love and Birthday Wishes

This past weekend we received our Mika Beth Prints and I am in love with them!  I could just stare at them all day!  Chad hang them up for me last night and I love seeing them in our home.  These prints are my birthday present this year.  Thanks Chad and the Hansen Family for getting these prints of my sweet Grayson for me.  A special THANK YOU to Mika Beth Photography for capturing these images of Grayson.  They will forever be treasured in our home.  Click here to see additional images of our photo moments with Mika Beth.  All the pictures are just perfect!
Before I go Grayson would like to say a special HAPPY BIRTHDAY to his Auntie A.  We love you so much!  

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Thursday, July 22, 2010

G's 2 Month Check Up

Ouch my baby had to get three shots today and it made Mommy sad to see her baby cry.

Grayson now weighs 10 pounds 10 ounces and is 22 1/2 inches in length. He is 20% percentile in weight, 19% percentile in height, and 15% percentile in his head circumference. So my little G is growing and that makes mommy and daddy happy!

We are just taking it easy tonight and Grayson is resting. Happy a great Thursday evening.

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Just Monkeying Around

Mommy decided that a photo shoot was in order today in my Sock Monkey Hat
Boy am I tired of being cute!
Happy Tuesday!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

The Magic Week for Us

I have been meaning to blog about our Magic Week with Grayson
Week 6

I felt during this particular week that I started knowing Grayson well! 
I knew his cries better and the meaning behind each cry...
I knew when he was hungry...
I knew when he was gassy or having trouble popping...(sorry TMI)
I knew when he was starting to get tired and needed to be put to bed...
and I knew how to hold him to fall asleep...
I started learning that he cries just for awhile before he starts to wake up from a nap, but then he stops and is Happy...
before then
I felt like I was trying a 1000 plus different things
and being a new Mommy it was overwhelming, but now I feel as if I know my little G! 

So to all those new Mommies the Magic Week for us was Week 6...
so when you are feeling lost and wondering when the endless nights of no sleep will end for us it all started turning around at Week 6.  Grayson sleeps at least 4 hours if not more during the night and the best part of Week 6 for us was seeing Grayson's first smile!  So please know it does get better.  Every Mommy I know would tell me this and it is true it does get better.  Grayson is now 8 Weeks Old and it keeps getting better and better with each passing day!   
But please know we still have our difficult days where I don't get to shower until Chad gets home.  But I would not have it any other way.
I hope all you new Mommies reading this have your Magic Week Too...

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Happy Two Months

Look who is two months old today...
Grayson is...Yeah!  I can't believe my little G is already two months!

So what is Grayson up to?
  • The best news to share is that you sleep through the night or at least Mommy thinks sleeping from 11PM-4AM is a great night!  You have been sleeping through the night over the past two weeks. 
  • You wake at 4AM to eat and you fall back to sleep until 7AM
  • You are on a schedule most days.  Some days we have days where all you want to do is eat.  I call those your growing days!
  • You like to be held tightly, your music playing, the room dark, and rocked to fall asleep.
  • You are doing great at eating.  You eat every three hours during the day and get so upset if I am not quick enough getting you started to breastfeed. 
  • You take a bottle very well.  We give you a bottle of breastmilk each night before bed and we also have one ready when we are out of the house or at church.
  • You have a routine each night with your daddy.  Daddy feeds you, gives you a bath, and he rocks you to sleep.  It is your time together with your Daddy!
  • You KNOW HOW TO SMILE and it is my favorite thing to see each day! 
  • When we talk to you, you SMILE and coo back noises to both Mommy and Daddy. 
  • You love to watch the ceiling fans in our house and you are always looking at the lights.
  • When Mommy is talking you follow my voice.  Daddy has seen you do this several times while you are playing in your room on the floor.
  • You like your bounce seat for about 5-10 minutes, but that is it!
  • You do not like your swing!
  • You found your hands this past week and suck on them often.
  • You are so funny with your pacifier.  If we are in the car or not at home you will take the paci from me, but if we are at home you have nothing to do with it.
  • If you have a GOOD morning nap like two to three hours of sleep you are so HAPPY the rest of the day, but if not then you are crabby.  On your good days you take a morning nap, an afternoon nap, and an early evening nap before going to bed between 10-11PM. 
  • You have been on one road trip and did GREAT!
  • You are in size newborn diapers
  • You are finally fitting into your 0-3 month clothes
  • I am not sure how much you weigh as we don't go to the doctor until next week, but I think that you are at least 8 pounds if not more.
  • You take all your naps in your crib, but you still sleep in our room at night in the pack n play!  
  • I love when I come into your room and you are crying and I say "Mommy is here" and you stop crying.  It is too cute!
  • You are the shining light in our lives and we LOVE you so much! 
I can't wait to see how much you change next month.  I think you change every day and I love every thing about you.  You have the most perfect lips and you are our handsome little man! 
Happy 2 Month Birthday Grayson!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

In the Details

This is what arrived in the mail yesterday!
I love it!  Don't you?
My sister Amie took these photos.  Before Grayson was here I knew I wanted big prints in his room.  I think they are perfect and show so many details of Grayson. 

Amie is traveling to Billings, Montana today and will be there throughout the weekend doing photoshoots.  If you are in Billings, Montana and you are interested in booking a photo session with her please let me know or you can simply go here!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Lions...Tigers...Bears...Oh MY!

Love it!
Don't You...
I love my little Tiger!
Today we had a tough day!  Seems as if Grayson is going through a growth spurt as he wanted to eat every hour today and only would nap maybe 15-30 minutes after each feeding.  It was frustrating, but we made it through the day.  It is funny because as soon as Chad gets home and gives him a bath and I feed him he sleeps.  What is a girl to do?  I hope this doesn't happen tomorrow as we have lunch plans and a few errands to run.
Today I received a special package in the mail and I will take a picture and show you tomorrow so come back... I am so excited!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Week 8 and Friends

Grayson is 8 weeks old as of yesterday!
Love the shorts!
Wow I can't believe he is already 8 weeks old.  Before I know it he will be having his first birthday party.  I just love my little guy to pieces.  We are enjoying every moment together even though I am back to working full time.  It is fun to see his personality develop every day!  He is smiling more and is so alert.  I love his BIG blue eyes and could stare at them all day long.  He is starting to make cooing sounds when I talk to him.  It is so cute.  I am hoping to get a video of it soon!  I will have more updates on his two month birthday this Saturday!  For now I will leave you with a few photos of Grayson.

Yesterday Grayson and I also had a lunch date with a great group of girls!  We also got to meet a Blog Friend Susy she was so sweet and we enjoyed spending a few moments with her.  Grayson was tired during lunch and finally fell alseep as soon as our lunch arrived at the table.  I knew if I put him down in his car seat he would wake up so I just held him.  It was a great lunch date and we look forward to the next lunch date with these girls.
Happy Tuesday!

Monday, July 12, 2010

1st Road Trip

Grayson's first road trip
Where did we go? 
We went to the Ramsey's house in Bee Branch, Arkansas
Grayson did great!  He only got upset when he wanted to fall asleep he wanted me to hold him.  But I was able to get him to fall alseep in his carseat!  That trip was 3 hours and in two weeks we are driving 9 hours to Amie's house.  I hope it goes well! 
Mommy's view from the back seat!

We were able to relax, sleep, and eat home cooked meals on our mini trip all while Grayson was spoiled the entire weekend.  We also managed to get a few games of Phase 10 in. 
Here are a few photos we took this weekend on our first trip as a family!
I think he looks like me in this picture!
Love this picture!
My Favorite Photo of the Weekend!
My 1st Bath in the sink!  As you can see I was not happy!  I was tired and ready to eat!
This is how he likes to Sleep!  Love it!
Relaxing times at the Ramsey's is what we needed!

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