Tuesday, March 27, 2012

One of these days

I promise, my dear 3 readers, one of these days I'll update you on our life. I am trying to come up with some things other than my children to talk about. Because really, I have a pretty boring life! I do the same thing week after week, and and the only thing that changes is that the boys do something funny or entertaining.

Another excuse, we bought a new desktop to replace the deathly slow one we currently are using, and Adam keeps changing them back and forth and I don't know how to put it back, so I can't share any pictures with you. But I can assure you that everything is going great, Graham is growing like a weed and we have some exciting things coming up! ( Easter, 5 year anniversary, trip to HAWAII)

So until that day comes, I hope you have some other blogs to read and entertain you.

Friday, March 16, 2012


That's right folks, we are changing out name! There is so much little boy coughing and sneezing going on on this house right now. ( Though we seem to be on the mend)

Dylan had had a cough for a few weeks, like once or twice an hour, but Monday night it got more frequent. He had a little play date with Carson's Mimi and Poppy, who graciously took both of our boys, along with their own grandchildren for the evening, so that we could go over to Courtney's for a Bachelor Finale watching party. When we picked him up, I had noticed that he was coughing more than usual. I figured it was just because he was running around like a mad man. Tuesday he woke up with a terrible cough. Very croupy sounding. By mid day he couldn't stop coughing. I mean, he could breath, but the poor guy sounded terrible. Now, I'm not one to run the the doctor with a cough and snot nose, but with Graham in the house, I wanted to make sure it wasn't something more serious. I dropped of Graham with Becca, and to the Dr, Dylan and I went. He checked out fine. Once we got home, his cough had all but gone away, and he was back to his normal bouncing off the wall self. Apparently all he needed was for me to pay $35 for someone to tell me he was ok!:)

Graham has picked up a cough but luckily his is not getting any worse, and all the snot noses are getting better. But of course they always get worse before getting better right?

I guess this is the price I pay for taking my child to all the Toddler zones. Mother's Day out on Tuesday's and Thursdays, Metroplex Gymnastics on Wednesdsay's and Bounce Town on Fridays. They are breeding grounds for germs, but you know what? I'm glad that I've found places to take him. If I kept him in the house all day he would drive me to insanity. He has also become so much more of a little boy and independent going to these places.

Last week, We were bouncing in a bounce house, and a dad asked me, " How old is he?" " he turned 2 in December" " Oh really? He bounces so well in here, I gotta get mine on a training schedule, he doesn't know what to do in places like this!" For some reason it made me feel great that he said that! Like I was doing something right by my kiddo, he might not talk to much, but he sure as hell knows how to bounce!:)

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Graham {5 Months}

Five months? That's almost 6 months, which is almost a year old. Where did my baby go? We've had a really great month this month. Graham is just such a happy baby. The biggest and best is that he decided that sleeping through the night is a pretty great idea. One night a few weeks ago, Adam stayed up late playing video games and was supposed to do his dream feed. Well the next morning Adam said to me " Did you have to get up?" I said no, why? Well he hadn't done his dream feed. We haven't done it since and he's only woken up like 2 times. Once at 9:30, so that was easy then this week he woke up at 4:15 and he just played for an hour so I finally went up there and fed him and he went back to sleep for like 3 hours!

This month, we also started some solid foods. We did a rice cereal for a couple of weeks, then we started with some veggies. So far, he has had, sweet potato's, green peas, and avocado. He likes them all. Will Graham be my non picky eater? We didn't even have a stink face with any of them.

He still is sleeping on his tummy( face planted into the bumper non the less), but he still hasn't figured out how to roll back over. He lays on his back for like .5 secs, but once he is on his belly, he just kinda hangs out. He doesn't roll back over. Silly boy, that's the easy way to roll.

He is a handsy little guy. I think I have been blessed with another fine motor skills baby. We don't have a whole lot of cooing, or babbling or anything, but my child could probably pick up a piece of lint with two fingers. A tinker-er. Just like his big bubba.

Speaking of big Bubba, Graham adores Dylan. Graham is usually already in his bouncer by the time Dylan gets up, so Dylan comes down stairs and runs to the bouncer and says " Hi, Little Bubba" Graham goes nuts in jumper. He gets a big grin and it just melts my heart. I know they won't always be this way, and to think so is stupid, but I'm savoring this time when they love each other than don't fight.

Graham is trying really hard to sit up I can't wait until he does, it will make things so much easier. Bath time is a little frustrating ( other than the pooping in the tub issue) because he tries so hard to sit, which turns into planking basically. He slides down to where his little face is almost under water. Every five seconds. Needless to say his baths are of the in, get clean and get out type. No playing for him just yet!

Five month Stats:
Weight- 15.5 ish pounds
Wearing size 2 diapers during the day and 3's at night
3-6 month clothes
Taking 4-5 4-7 oz bottles!
Sleeping from 7-30ish- 6_45-7:15ish.
Taking Naps in your crib now, you kind of have given up the swing.