Thursday, June 23, 2016

Graham || 2 Months







In true Mom fashion, I am really late on posting these. And, if I'm being honest, I really, really wanted to do something different than the kid in the chair each month, but my creative juices are gone because there is only so much you can come up with on such little sleep.

Graham was born on April 1st, so this two month post is 23 days late, but I'd rather document it than not.

Nicknames: G, G-unit, G-baby, G-man, Buddy boy, buddy, bub, bubba, bubs, Spam, Spammer, Grammarrrr

Weight: At his two month checkup he was 14lbs 7oz which landed him in the 93 percentile. 

Clothes Size: 3-6 months

Diaper Size: 2

Likes: He finally likes baths! He also loves getting lotion put on after his baths. He now is a fan of his play mat and he still enjoys tummy time. He loves when I get him up from a nap, change his diaper, and he is so happy in the mornings. He is still a fan of his car seat and car rides. He loves his swing and when his daddy gets home from work.

Dislikes: He is not a fan of being held in the traditional baby hold. He wants to be up and seeing what the world has to offer. He also doesn't like waiting for his food (always my fault, ha!). He doesn't like being left alone in a room and he always lets out a scream when he is about to do his business.

New stuff: He laughed for the first time!! It happened on our anniversary and Chris and I both looked at each other like, "did that just happen?!" He also throws a fit randomly now. He loves getting his diaper changed, but twice now, he has started crying sooooo hard...to where I'm panicking thinking he is hurt somewhere, and right when I pick him up he stops. Already manipulating me! He is all about his hands and is constantly sucking on them or looking at them. He is a drooling machine and constantly has spit bubbles. 

Schedule: Finally, he has been sleeping about 6-8 hours a night. We put him down around 9:30pm and he usually sleeps until 4-5am. It is glorious, but I was reminded of those late night feeds as he decided to wake up at 2am just the other night. Boo! But, for the most part, he is sleeping much longer at night.

On the flip side, his daytime naps only last 30 MINUTES ON THE DOT. Someone please tell me this is just a phase. Literally it is crazy how I'll look at the monitor at 28 or so minutes and he is sound asleep and then 30 minutes hits and he is UP. I've tried rocking him back to sleep, shushing him, letting him whine for 5 minutes, feeding him then laying him back down, and NOTHING has worked. Luckily, when I get him up (because he refuses to go back to sleep) he is really, really happy! We are doing the eat, play, sleep routine, but the sleep is lacking :)

Milestones: He now 100% recognizes his mama and LET ME TELL YOU...there is NOTHING better! He smiles at me all day long and I've got the biggest googly eyes for him. He is such a happy boy and definitely becoming a mama's boy! He recognizes daddy, too! Daddy just loves to give him tons of sugars all over his face and G isn't too sure about his beard.

Other milestones: Lots of talking a cooing. He will push up while we hold his hands. His head control is really good and he whips that head back and forth like he is watching a basketball game! You can see his laughing here. He definitely knows who Chris and I are and is such a smiley and happy boy!

Looking forward to: Just continuing to watch him grow! He has new hair growth and each day his coos are louder and more frequent. I'm looking forward to longer sleep stretches (before the 4 month regression...) and just watching our boy grow!

Dear Graham,

This last month with you has been so fun! You are such a smiley baby and content 95% of the time. When you smile at your Dad and I, we melt!! Your talking and coos are the cutest and you're obsessed with the sign we hung right by your changing table. You've started noticing Wrigley and Bailey and I'm sure y'all will become the best of friends. I would love it if you napped longer than 30 minutes, but I secretly love when you're awake. This time with you being so small is flying by and I miss you when you sleep!!

Know that I love you more than I can ever explain!!

Love,
Mom

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

WIWW: Favorite Dress + Link Up



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This is the dress I wore the last weekend before G was born. I didn't fit in anything anymore, but I didn't want to buy more maternity clothes, so I found this dress at Target and made it work. It has now transitioned into one of my favorite dresses to just throw on. 

I wore this last week to dinner with Chris for our four year anniversary. I love it because it is loose fitting which meant I could stuff my face (which I did!) and not have to feel uncomfortable in my clothes. 

Now for the link up!

- All I ask is you link back to my blog and link to a specific post.

- Write about something fashion related!

- Instagram @SarahTuckerUp for more outfits and randoms!

Thanks for linking up and to see other WIWW posts, click here. 



Friday, June 17, 2016

Friday Photo Dump

Life is so, so good right now. Yes, most days I'm a walking zombie, but it is so true that one crack of your baby's smile and all is right in the world. 

Yesterday, Chris and I celebrated FOUR years of marriage. It seriously seems like yesterday that we were getting married and then jetting off to Kauai for our honeymoon. I can't believe how fast time flies.

We went to dinner last night to celebrate and, for the first time G was born, our conversation actually didn't revolve around him. We started our conversation off with, "What has been our favorite vacation so far?" and that topic just kept flowing into other fun topics throughout the night.

In four years we have bought a house, sold a house, bought a house, I got a master's degree, changed careers, bought Chris a truck, took numerous vacations, done home renovations, and now, our proudest accomplishment, baby Graham! And I love having this blog as a virtual scrap book!

You can see our wedding pictures here, here, and here, our wedding video here, and our honeymoon pictures: day 1, day 2, day 3, day 4, day 5





In other news, G gave me a nice anniversary gift by pooping all over me yesterday morning. This doesn't even show the whole explosion.


Ironically on our anniversary, my wedding rings still were not fitting, but yesterday was the first day I could force them on since I was like 34 weeks pregnant. I still am not wearing them because they are still really tight, but this is much improvement from barley being able to get them over my first knuckle!


Someone loves tummy time!! He loves being on his belly and is perfectly happy just making googly eyes at me while he is down there! I'm pretty smitten. 




And, to commemorate his 11 week old birthday and our anniversary, I am proud to say (and probably jinx it for tonight!) that Graham Tucker slept from 9pm to 5am last night!! I kept waking up thinking that any minute he would wake up, but when he did and I looked at the clock, I could have cried I was so happy! Now, baby G, if you could just keep it up, I'd reallyyyyy appreciate it! This is his 'well rested' face :)


Happy Friday!
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