We love you little man and can't wait to spend many many more birthdays with you!!
Monday, June 1, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
This little boy loves his Uncle Matt
"Are you sure about this, dad?"
"Nope, don't think I want to do that"
"On second thought, maybe I'll do it with Uncle Matt."
Friday, April 24, 2009
about 6 months old!
this was right after we brought Grant home from the hospital-Oakley was protective of him from the start!
my two sweet boys! (Grant-7 months old)
Happy birthday buddy! We love you!!
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
When Grant was first born, Chris was home for about 4 weeks, but then he went back to work and was working 24 hours at a time. Then his shifts changed and he went to working only at night at least 4 nights a week, so it was just me and the little man. I felt more safe with Grant in the bed next to me, and if something were to happen, he wouldn't be all alone in his room.
Well, the time has come for him to move to his own bed and he is not happy about the change. We started this on Sunday night, which makes tonight night 4. We put him in his bed and he stands there and SCREAMS at the top of his lungs. We go in there about every 20 minutes or so and calm him down and eventually he falls asleep. The first night it took him 2 hours to fall asleep and each night that time has gotten a little shorter. But, the problem is that he doesn't understand how to put himself back to sleep, so he wakes up screaming in the middle of the night for one of us to come in there and help put him back to sleep. Last night he was up at 1am, again at 3, again at 5 and he woke up for the day at 7. Chris was working last night so it was just me enforcing the rules! I want so badly to scoop him up and bring him in the bed with me when he wakes up in the middle of the night, but I know that is not going to help him learn. So, I am thinking about tonight when he wakes up not going in there and letting him figure out how to put himself back to bed. We'll see how that goes. Say a prayer for us!
So since the little man has not gotten very good sleep the past couple nights, he has been a bear during the day! Even if he naps, it is still not enough sleep for him and he has been so grumpy for the majority of the time. Hopefully he will figure this whole process out soon because we all three need some serious sleep! I feel like we are back at the newborn stage all over again-waking up every three hours!
Baby Einstein videos, his paci, and something in his hands always calms him down
And even though he is grumpy, we still get the occasional smile (but it can't be with out the paci-he loves that thing)
Thursday, April 16, 2009
This little man loves to be outside. Whenever he is fussy and we take him outside, it is like we have a totally different baby. Being outside just chills him out! He certainly didn't get his love of the outdoors from me. :) It was a great day, it wasn't too sunny and it was windy so it stayed pretty cool.
Grant was hesitant about the grass at first, but as soon as he figured out it was a good thing, he was so happy. He tried to put every leaf, twig, and loose blade of grass that he could find in his mouth-but what's new? :)
Next, we moved onto the swing. He didn't like the swing so much. He looked a little awkward sitting in it, so I'm sure that he was uncomfortable and it made him kinda nervous. But, when I started pushing him, he lightened up a little bit.
In the second picture below, the wind is blowing his hair back and it shows just how much hair he has now. I have been putting off getting him a hair cut, because I have been really busy but I think it is time. He has definitely started to grow a mullet. Maybe we will get that done this weekend.
Monday, April 13, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Our little patient
The bump was a lot worse right after it happened
His next first was a trip down to the beach. At first he was very skeptical of the sand and was kinda hesitant to touch it. But then after he sat in it for a few minutes he changed his mind and he loved it. Well, he loved it until he took a big handful and shoved it in his mouth. His face was priceless when he realized how yuck it was. But when we went back to the beach the next day, I think he learned his lesson the day before, and he didn't put any in his mouth.
I thought this picture turned out really cool!
When you ask him, "Grant can you show me your pretty eyes?", this is the face that he gets. It's so adorable!
Grant loves drawers, doors, and cabinets. He loves to open and close them and if he opens a drawer, he loves to pull everything out of it and then try to put it all back in again. He has even gotten to the point where he knows if his fingers are to close to the inside of the cabinet door, he moves his had over so that he doesn't smash his fingers in the cabinet door when he closes it. At home, whenever I leave our bedroom door open he gets a huge smile on his face and heads for the bathroom. He loves to go in our bathroom and open the cabinet drawers and pull everything he can out of them. Needless to say, he ALWAYS keeps me on my toes.
Overall we had a great vacation and it was fun to spend time with my dad, and Chris' mom and sister. But, I was sooo glad when we landed back in Houston on Sunday night. I was exhausted and excited to sleep in my own bed. I don't think I will be traveling with Grant by myself again for a little while. It was a lot of work, especially the plane ride coming home when he didn't sleep at all! Here is a picture I snapped on Sunday afternoon of the little man. He was sooo worn out after a few days at the beach!