Thursday, February 24, 2011

Rule #102: Dr Seuss rules

Big G little g, What begins with G?
Graham's Gigantic noGGin,

Graham had his four month check-up two weeks ago. He's doing well, growing well, and his head is huge! :)

Weight: 13 lbs 9 oz (20%)
Height: 25 3/4 inches (80%)
Head: 17 1/4 inches (90%)!!!

This week I've been overwhelmed with how lucky I am. I have two healthy, happy boys that the Lord has trusted me with. I don't know what I would do without them. Not everyone gets this lucky, and I don't ever want to take it for granted. (remind me of this when I start potty training Evan)

What Graham's been up to:
~He coos and giggles all day long
~thinks Evan is the funniest person on the planet and loves to watch his every move
~As of a few days ago, he can now roll over from front to back. He gets such a kick out of it too. I've never seen him so happy to figure something out!
~He can grab hold of toys within his reach, and every day gets a little more control of those cute hands.
~Has given us a few nights of full sleep. Still not a habit yet, but it's getting closer!
~Loves to cuddle and is so happy all of the time, well, most of the time :)
~Has started having some stranger danger anxiety.
~Eats like it's going out of style :)

On that note, in a previous post I had talked about my struggles with breastfeeding. I continued to fight for every drop, and had placed it in my mind that I would like to make it to March, to try and get him through most of RSV season with my protection. Not even a full 24 hours after deciding that, my supply to a turn for the worse. But I just wasn't ready! I wanted to get to March! Then a small miracle happened. My supply rose just slightly, and maintained through all of February. On March 1st, I barely made two oz. (that's practically nothing). So, with a little help I made my goal of providing milk until March. I'm still pumping about 2-3 times a day, if there is a little milk to be found, I don't want it to go to waste. But he's basically a formula fed baby now. I'm jut thrilled that it lasted twice as long for Graham!

I don't look the best, but here is my four month old fatty, grinnin'. It's the look you'll see most often on his face these days :)

Friday, February 18, 2011

Rule #101: It's who you know

After I decided to make this blog private, I worried that the few people who follow it wouldn't know when to check for new posts. I blog so sporadically that you're never sure if there is anything new or not.

Then my sister started emailing me when she updated her blog. I thought that was a great idea, and set it up for my blog. I found out that Blogger has a limitation of 10 people they will email. Lame. Not that I have so MANY followers, but I do have more than 10 family members. I was bummed.

Then my good friend Steve asked to be on the email list, I told him of it's limitations and....he fixed it for me. Granted, Blogger still only emails 10 people, but he worked it out so that I can email his website, and then from there, I can email as many people as I want! It's not what you know, it's who you long as the person you know knows more than you :) (ya know?)

That being said, if there is anyone who is not currently receiving email updates from my blog, and would like to, shoot me an email and I'll get you on that list! Thanks again Steve! You're the best!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Rule #100: Play dates are a must

Evan is finally starting to play WITH other children. It might take him a while to warm up and get to that point, and it might not last the whole time...but there are glimmers of playing together! Not just near each other.

I'm pretty excited for this new phase of Evan's life. I'm excited for him to develop true friendships with friends/cousins. We already know that Sanders is practically the light of his life, but he's starting to branch out in his affections :)

I had the privilege to watch Ethnie's boy Will a few weeks ago. Evan talked about Will for DAYS afterward. He loved having him over to play.
This is Will camera face. That kid cracks me up!
We also had my cousin and his family over for dinner one night, and it was so fun to see how well Evan and Portia (their daughter) played together. Mostly it was Portia who was directing the play and initiating the interaction. But Evan didn't shrink away, or go off into his own space! It was so nice to see.
This is how Graham spends his time during the play dates. He just loves to watch his brother!