Friday, April 29, 2016

Graham || Four Weeks

Guy, I couldn't pick just one picture, sorry!

How is our little guy FOUR weeks old? Four weeks ago our lives changed forever and each day truly gets better.

Here are some things about Graham at four weeks:

- Loves his carseat and going on car rides
- Finally gave momma a four hour stretch last night. We have been on the two hour, round the clock feeding schedule, so I'm happy that he is finally over that...for today at least :)
- Super alert in the mornings from about 6-10am
- Goes down for a nap around 10am each day. He is still in the pack and play in our room, but he is out of sleeping in the Rock 'N Play.
- Goes to sleep between 8-9pm each night. We feed, swaddle, sing, then put him down still slightly awake. The sound machine is still blaring on ocean sound!
- Toots like a grown man
- Loves staring at the ceiling fan
- Smiles in his sleep all the time
- Only cries when he is hungry or when you take too long changing his diaper
- Not a fan of baths. This could be partically becauase Chris and I haven't yet got the hang of it either. Small, wet, squirmy babies are hard to bathe!
- Still in newborn diapers, but size 1 at night.
- Still in newborn clothes, but he is definitely putting on the pounds!
- His nicknames are: buddy boy, Graham Spam, Grammer, partnaaa (Chris), brothaaa (Chris).


Your dad and I are so blessed to call you ours. I can't believe we have had you for FOUR whole weeks! We can't imagine life without you.

You are our greatest accomplishment, buddy boy.


Tuesday, April 26, 2016

New Mommy Favorites

Starting at the top left and going clockwise:

- Milk Snob Carseat and Nursing Cover: I ordered one of these the week before G was born and I love it. It is really lightweight and so cute! Chris loves it, too, because he is paranoid about germs when we are out and about. 

- Solly Baby Wrap: Every new mom has one of these. I didn't get one until my eighth month of pregnancy, but I'm glad I ordered one! You can get so much done when you strap a baby on your body :)

- Cardigans: I've never worn a cardigan more. These are perfect to wear with your nursing tank. We keep our house pretty chilly, so it is nice to have a lightweight cardigan to cover up. They also make you feel less naked when people come over to visit.

- Ju-Ju-Bee Diaper Bag Backpack: Smartest. Decision. EVER. Ladies, get a backpack as your diaper bag. Having two free hands and not having to worry about your bag falling forward when you bend over is a must. I'm in love with mine! There are so many compartments and it comes with a changing pad. Plus, it is such a cute pattern!

- Nursing tanks: These Target tanks are raved about and I agree with all the rave reviews. They are easy to snap and really comfy. I have three of them and they've been all I wear since having Graham.

- Yeti Tumbler: I know what you're thinking...why spend so much on a cup!? I always thought the same thing until I became a mom. I am constantly sucking down the water and it is SO nice to have ice cold water during the wee hours of the morning when I'm up with little man. Chris always fills my cup with ice and water before we go to bed and I am guaranteed cold water all night long. Same with coffee! No more having to reheat your coffee a million times!

What are your new mommy favorites?

Friday, April 22, 2016

Graham || Three Weeks Old

Can someone bring me a box of tissues while I sob that my buddy boy is THREE weeks old! Y'all mommas were not kidding when you said time flies. I seriously try to stare at him all day just in hopes of not missing anything.

Each day with Graham is better than the last. We are getting into somewhat of a routine. We go on family walks, play with daddy when he gets home from work, wake up at 7:00am no matter when your last feeding was (his internal alarm clock is unreal - says the tired mom), take a long nap in the afternoons, and still love eating every 2.5 to 3 hours.

He is more alert during the days and when he sleeps I just want to wake him up! We have ventured out to Wal-Mart, Walgreens, Albertsons, and the McKinney square in the last week. I time it when he has a full belly and he goes right to sleep when we get in the car.

At night he wakes up every 2.5-3 hours by grunting so loud. He doesn't really cry, but his grunts are so funny! I keep him swaddled in his sleepsack and feed him, change his diaper, and put him right back down in his Rock-N-Play.

Overall, I'm not as tired as I thought I'd be. Some days I'm more exhausted than others, but seeing him makes me forget about everything. I've managed to shower everyday and I try to get out of my pajamas by the time Chris gets home form work :)

Happy THREE weeks, Graham man!

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