Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Recapping the weekend & what's going on this week :)

We had a low key relaxing weekend.  I love having Matt home on the weekends and not having anywhere to be or anywhere to go.  I also love watching my boys be together.  My husband is SUCH a good dad and loves his son so much!  It's so precious because on the weekends Matt just can't hold him enough, play with him enough, or kiss his little head enough.  I know it's hard because he really doesn't see Grayson much during the week because of work, so we just treasure the weekends.  On Saturday, it took Gray a little while to settle down for his nap and after a while it was quiet so I looked on the monitor and he wasn't in his crib.  I went upstairs to see this and it melted my heart. :)  

Here are some other pics from last week, the weekend, and the beginning of this week...

My sweet blue eyed boy...looking just like his daddy :)

 Gray loves to stand now and "walks" with our help.  It's pretty precious.

 Hey Mom!  I like sitting up with pillows behind me.

 Who doesn't love a sleeping baby? 

 Trying out our 3-6 month jeans and a cute hoodie from our Aunt Sarah
 My sweet boy and I after church on Sunday...he was a little sleepy :)

This week I am attempting a couple of DIY's big (for me) and the other is a little smaller but I am very excited about them and will show you the finished products when I'm finished.  Here's a sneak peak Instagram post I posted yesterday. :)

It's a dreary day with tornado warnings so we'll probably just be hunkering down at home even though we were supposed to have a play date at the park with some friends so I'm bummed about that!  

Happy Hump Day to everyone! :)

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

I'm Back In Action

I know I have never been a super regular blogger but I love that I can look back on events that have happened over the last several years and read about things we did or just what life was like.  I'm so happy I created this little blog and for the sake of baby Gray and our future kiddos, I really want to do a better job of recapping our lives, even just the every day routine that we are in now.  

My day pretty much consists of feeding, putting down for naps, playing with, and loving on my precious angel (with a little bit of cleaning, laundry, errand running, and hanging with my hubby too) but I LOVE it.  I am so blessed to be able to stay at home and so thankful for this stage of life we're in.

I really want to do a better job of capturing our lives- the really fun events, weekends, and trips, but also just the simple day to day life....The Garlich Life. :)

So hopefully you'll be seeing a lot more of me regularly.  I'm going to try to post several times a week instead of once a month. :)

Hope everyone has a happy hump day! :)

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Three Months!!!

Oh my's pretty much ridiculous that Grayson's monthly birthday was on the 4th and I am just now publishing this on the 22nd.  Absolute travesty.  In my defense, I have had it written for several weeks now but our computer is in the middle of dying a slow death and I tried to post via the blogger app on my phone and the iPad but it just was only messing it up.  Much to my surprise, I turned on our computer today and it worked!'s our sweet baby's 3 month post.

Three Months :)
No height and weight stats because we didn't have a monthly check up this month...he's still a precious chunker though. :)

I will probably say this every month, but I can't believe my little tiny is 3 months old!  I just read my birth story the other day and it seems like that was just yesterday.  Life is speeding by like a bullet and I'm just trying to soak up every day with my sweet baby Gray. 

Life with this little one is SO FUN!  He is learning and growing every day and it's so fun to watch his little brain work hard to understand every thing around him.  This month he celebrated his first Christmas, New Years, he went to Gigi & Papa's house for the first time (my grandparents), he started doing little mini baby pushups and liked tummy time a little more, he rolled over for the first time! (well, 5 days after his 3 month birthday but since I hadn't finished the post yet I'm counting it towards 3 months. :)), he started batting at toys and "tried" to put them in his mouth, and he found his hands and LOVES putting them in his mouthThis was a pretty big month for my little angel!

Grayson is eating about every 3 - 3.5 hours during the day.  He is starting to be awake for a little bit longer periods.  Instead of just an hour, he is awake between 60-80 minutes at at time and then goes down for a nap.  Now instead of him not being able to sleep in his crib between 5 & 7, he sleeps great!  I think the "witching hour" is officially over.  This little man is thriving with his schedule but does so good when we have to run errands, hang out 
with friends, or go to church and has to be awake a little longer than usual.  Just the other day Gray and I went shopping and had lunch with my old coworkers and he just smiled and 
laughed and hardly got fussy until right before we left because he was hungry.  I just LOVE this little man and probably kiss his head 5 million times a day.  No joke. :) 

Gray is still sleeping through the night except for two nights this month when he was going through a major growth spurt right before he turned 3 months.  He woke up around 4 and was starving both nights but has gone right back to sleeping through like normal. 

At the end of this month Gray picked up on a lot! He started to really enjoy his play 
gym and started batting at his toys! He is "talking" a lot more and now likes to chat with his little lion, elephant, giraffe, and monkey friends. :) He can sit in his bumbo (but he's still a little bit of a bobble head) and is a pro at tummy time-keeping his little head and chest lifted for a long time!  He rolled over once even though his daddy doesn't call it a real roll- it completely was!  I rolled him from his back to his belly and then his little arm was underneath him and as soon as I rolled him over and let go, he rolled right back over!  It was so very exciting! :)

Likes this month: 
Sucking on his hands- ALL the time!
Trying to sit up- he feels like such a big boy Bath time-loves loves it
Having his cheeks squeezed or kissed (this is easy for mommy to do :))
Mommy singing to him
 The "hands hands feet feet cheek cheek" song that daddy has made up
Daddy moving his little arms and singing "Keep rollin rollin rollin"
Putting up his hand to his cheek while saying "Why are you hitting yourself?" over and over

Having a burp right after he eats that doesn't want to come up
Waking up early from a nap and can't quite get comfortable enough to go back to sleep
Eating from a bottle (Oh no- we've got to work on this one! We hadn't used a bottle in a while and Matt tried to feed him the other night when I went to go see a movie and he wasn't feeling it and hardly ate anything.  We've got to work on this!)

Grayson Patrick,
Oh my sweet sweet sweet angel baby how your daddy and I love you so! I love watching you learn something new it seems like every day! Your precious smile warms my heart and your sweet little body is so wonderful to have right next to me! You are such a gift and I never want you to forget that! I am so thankful you are a healthy boy and that you have such a sweet little personality. Life with you is so blessed and your dad and I thank the Lord for you every day. I am so excited to watch you grow and see what new fun things you'll do next month! We love you!
-Mommy and daddy :)

Friday, January 4, 2013

Gray's First Christmas :)

Happy New Year!  So far 2013 has been pretty sweet even though it's only the 4th. :)  I'm so blessed to spend my days with our precious baby boy and I know that 2013 is going to be a special year because I get to watch him grow!

We had a wonderful Christmas celebrating the birth of our Savior!  Matt's sweet family came to our house this year and we had a great time!  Grayson's Nonna and Papa, Uncle Gregory and Aunt Hope, and Aunt Kelly and Uncle John were here and he pretty much was held the entire time.  It was great to get to share his sweet self with family and just relax and eat, play games, watch movies, and be together.  

Here's the picture recap of baby Gray's first Christmas...