Thursday, March 14, 2013

Five Months!!

Our angel Grayson turned 5 months old on March 4th.  This month was full of fun times, still some sleep struggles :(, and several firsts for our little man. 

This month was pretty special because it was Gray's first wedding.  It wasn't just any wedding, though- it was his Uncle Gregory and Aunt Hope's wedding!  Because I was focusing so much on Grayson and Matt was the best man, sadly we don't have ANY pictures on our camera BUT  the professional photographer got some of our whole family on Matt's side and also some of just our little family of 3. (Sorry Lucy ;)) I can't wait to see these and hopefully they are good because Grayson looked ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE. (No bias here whatsoever. ;))  

The wedding was about an hour from Orlando (8 hours away from us) and was Grayson's first road trip longer than the 5 1/2 hours it takes to get to Pensacola. Let's just say from now on 5 1/2 hours may be our max.  Just kidding of course Nonna and Papa- we will be coming to your house again I promise! :)  Baby G did amazing for the first 6 hours, the 7th was touch and go and the last hour was pretty much horrendous.  He was SO overtired and SO wanting to be out of his seat that he was so miserable he made me cry too.  Matt joked that he wasn't sure who was crying worse- he or I.  I just HATED seeing my little man cry like that because it hardly ever happens.  But, we made it and once we got there, little angel lived up to his angelic nick named self and all of Matt's family pretty much wanted to take him home.  He did SO well the entire weekend with short naps, missing naps, and late bedtimes.  I am so thankful that we have an easy going baby.  Everyone made sure to tell us that we are blessed and we know that for sure! :)

This month our sweet boy got even sweeter if possible.  He truly lights up and smiles with his WHOLE face.  I love that we have the same smile because both of our eyes get really squinty when we smile.  He has started laughing with a real belly laugh instead of his cute little laugh sounding noise.  A precious thing that Grayson has started doing is now in the morning and after almost every nap he wakes up SO VERY HAPPY.  He smiles so big when he sees me, kicks his little arms and legs like he's doing a happy dance and starts talking to me.  It's pretty much my favorite thing ever.  

We have an official roller in both directions on our hands and a STRONG baby boy.  He rolled over from his back to his belly for the first time at the beginning of this month and I am a little scared that he may start crawling or walking early because ALL he wants to do is move and stand.  I forgot to make note of it on the last post, but at our four month checkup, the doctor pulled him up using his hands from the laying down position and then he stood straight up as she was holding onto his hands.  He had been doing that since 3 1/2 months and she was impressed and said that is usually something that doesn't happen until 6 months!  He loves to "jump" when we are holding him as he stands on our lap or the floor.  He also has super duper strong ab muscles and can "sit" with little or no assistance for very short periods of time.  I will sit on the floor and he will be sitting in front of me and he uses his abs to lunge forward.  Sometimes he stays there and can support his body on his hands and sometimes when he lunges forward he acts like he is going to start crawling right then and there. Crazyness.

Being tickled (his little thighs & feet are so ticklish :))
His daddy- OBSESSED
Playing peekaboo
Jumping in the air and listening to us saying "jumpy, jumpy, jump jump" :)
Any song that mommy sings :)
Waking up in the morning- you are so happy you do a little "dance" in your crib
The end of a car ride when he has been in his seat a little too long

My angel bear,
 What a fun month, my precious one.  Mommy and daddy loved showing you off to your extended family and having everyone dote on you and say how good of a baby you are!  Sometimes when I look at you I can't get over how much you've grown in just 5 short months.  It makes me want to stop time because I know the next 5 months are going to go just as fast and then we will be nearing your first birthday.  Oh, goodness my heart can't handle that.  You have the sweetest and happiest temperament and if all of your needs are met, you will just smile and laugh and LOVE to be around people.  I love that sometimes you still fall asleep while nursing right before bed.  It doesn't happen many nights but I love it when it does.  It's our little time together and you are so cuddly and warm and precious I just can't handle it.  Your daddy loves coming home and hanging out with you, little one.  He is the best dad to you- just adores being with you and talking to you.  Part of me is so excited for the day that he comes home from work and you go running to the door saying "Daddy's home!" but part of me gets so very sad thinking about that because then you won't be my baby anymore.  Well, you'll always be my first baby.  You will always hold such a special place in my heart, even when you are a grown man with a wife and children of your own.  I pray that you will be a man who loves the Lord with all of his heart, soul, mind, and strength and strive to put God first in all that you do.  I pray you won't be ashamed of the gospel but tell others about Jesus with boldness and without hesitation.  You are my sweet, sweet baby boy and I just can't get enough of you. 

Friday, March 8, 2013

Four Months!!

Weight: 15 lbs 5 oz
Height: 25 1/2" long
(50% Percentile for Both :))

My precious little man turned 4 months on the 4th of February (his golden month :)) and our life has been so busy lately I haven't even documented the occasion. I will be posting his 5 month recap right after this because he just turned 5 months!! I can't hardly believe it!!

I think every month just gets more and more fun as we see our sweet G's personality shine through. He is a people person (just like his mama :)) and loves it when we go out to dinner because he can do some major people watching. Grayson loves to smile and pretty much all you have to do is smile at him and say hi and his whole precious face lights up. :)  He absolutely LOVES his daddy and as soon as he hears his deep voice say "Hey Dude" or "Hey Buddy Buddy Buddy" :) you can count on some big toothless grins coming from our munchkin. 

During his third month, Grayson really became much more adept at pulling on toys, sitting in his bumbo with his head held great, grasping toys, and he started rolling over a little more from his belly to his back. He started using his vocal cords a little more and talking to us. His little voice is the cutest ever and I could hear it all day long.  He started doing some serious baby crunches when you lay him down on his back & he is looking like he wants to sit up so badly already.  

Grayson is still wearing some 0-3 month clothes but mostly 3-6 month clothes.  He is wearing size 2 diapers. I had to go out and buy some new cute Carter's PJ's in 6 month sizes because he hardly had any that fit him anymore.  There is just something about a fresh baby out of the bath with pajamas kills me!  Speaking of his bath, this baby still LOVES bathtime.  He could stay in there forever if we let him!

The very end of this month we started to have some nighttime sleep issues which I attributed to the "wonder weeks" and also a four month sleep regression.  The Wonder Weeks is a book that explains the developmental leaps that infants make at different weeks during their first several years of life.  The book calls them "leaps" and sometimes they can affect eating and sleeping habits, and also just make babies a tad more fussy because of all the new things their brains are learning.

His daddy & anything he does
He loves his mommy too :) and gives me smiles pretty much all the time 
When we bounce him and say hey buddy buddy buddy at the same time- he gets a kick out of it ;)
People watching

Shots :(
Our precious cheeky boy,
Grayson Patrick Garlich you are SO STINKIN PRECIOUS.  Sometimes I will look at you and just stare in amazement that you are mine!  Thank you for being such a good baby- your daddy is a little nervous that our other children might  be little hoodlums because you are SO GOOD.  I just assure him that hopefully they all will be like you. :)  You have such a happy little personality and also very observant.  You love to watch the world around you and just take it all in.  I can't wait to see how each of these things plays into your personality as you grow.  Your daddy and I are so in love with you and if it's possible, fall harder for your every day.  We are praying for you every day.  We pray for your future friends, your future spouse (even though some days I say you aren't allowed to get married ;)), your heart and that the Lord would pursue it, your health, and we PRAISE the Lord for you.  Time is FLYING by and some days I get sad when I think about you growing so quickly but it's those days that I try really hard to not complain about certain things like you not napping well and just soak you up- take a mental picture and ask the Lord to really help me remember everything about you at this age.  I know it will go by so fast so I really try to just treasure every day.  We love you more than anything in the world, sweet angel, and you are the best thing that has EVER happened to your daddy and I.  Thank you for being YOU.  

Mommy and Daddy