Friday, May 27, 2016

Graham || 8 Weeks










How? How is my baby boy 8 weeks old already?! This blog is a scrapbook of my life and I'm so happy to be documenting these memories. It is so fun to go back and see how much our Graham has grown!

Nicknames: Buddy boy, buddy, bub, bubba, Spam, Spammer, Grammarrrr

Weight: At 6 weeks we had to go to the doctor and he weighed 12 pounds 12 ounces. I'm guessing that at his 2 month appointment he weighs close to 15 pounds.

Clothes Size: Depends on the brand, but definitely 3 month clothing.

Diaper Size: 2

Likes: Mornings - he is super happy, going outside, playing Superman with daddy, ceiling fans, eating, swinging, baths, sleeping on our chest, the picture above his changing table,car rides.

Dislikes: Being hungry, having gas, when the bath water isn't hot enough (oops!), being passed around a lot, getting his nails clipped.

Schedule: A very rough schedule is in place, but we always wake around 7am, nap between 9-11, eat, down for nap again between 1-2, eat, play, nap between 4-6, bath, daddy gives him a bottle or I nurse him around 8, bed between 8-9:30. He is still waking every 2-5 hours at night. His first stretch is the longest and then after his 4-5am feeding he stirs and doesn't stop unless we pick him up. I always feel really alert for his 4-5am feeding, but I feel like death when he wants to get up at 7am.

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: He now sleeps in his crib! I might have stared at the monitor the whole first night, but we are all sleeping better now! He also sucks his thumb/hand and now produces real tears (so sad!).

Looking forward to: We are looking into taking a family trip with just the three of us, but we aren't sure where! And, whew, traveling with a baby takes SO MUCH planning. What are your tips for car seat? Stroller? Rental cars? There is just so much we never had to think about!

Dear Graham,

These last eight weeks with you have flown by. As sad as I am to see you grow into being my chunky buddy boy, your dad and I love each new trick you learn. From your new found coos and sucking your thumb, to you being able to hold your head up and recognize our faces, we can't get enough! You love, love, love to eat and truly only fuss when you're hungry. You don't even mind getting your diaper changed...as long as there is a fan for you to stare at.

You've started sleeping in your crib and I'd be lying if I said I like it. Not having you close to me causes me some mama anxiety, but I know it is best for all of us. I do enjoy each morning when your daddy brings you to me and you snuggle on my chest for a couple extra hours. Ahhh, I soak you in, buddy boy.

From your chunky thighs to your squinty eyes (thanks for those, daddy!), I could just eat you up. You're our pride and joy and your dad and I love you to the moon and back!

Love,
Mom

1 comment:

  1. He's so cute! I just love babies. My daughter will be ten months next week! How???? We traveled on an airplane with her a few months ago, and it went well!

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