Friday, October 31, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
In his outfit that his Aunt Shana bought for him
Thanks Granpa for my bouncy seat! I love it!
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Monday I decided to call Childcare Development Center to see where we stood on the waiting list (we've been on there since Feb.) and Elizabeth at CDC informed me that we were next and that they are opening a new infant room on Oct. 28th and that she will call me later this week to let me know something. When I got off of the phone with her, I wasn't excited at all even though this is THE daycare that we want to get into because I've read and heard that it's the best in Little Rock.
Today Elizabeth called me to welcome us to the family. I was on the verge of tears and secretly wanted to tell her No. I didn't want to start Graham until Dec. 1 since that is when I am going back to work. I just thought we would have more time together. Why do I feel so afraid that I am going to miss out on so much while he is at daycare? If I leave my camera with them, think they will take pictures of his every move? Don't get me wrong, I am so thankful that we got in because like Elizabeth said, there are no guarantees that we would be able to get in there in December. Oh, I don't know how I am going to handle it. I am going to be a nutcase when I leave him. I've only left him once since his birth and that was only for two hours. I think I'm starting to break out into hives. I need Xanax.
At least I get to take care of a lot of things that I need to do before I go back to work like getting my teeth cleaned, cleaning the house TOP TO BOTTOM, working out, shopping for new clothes cause I don't think my butt, hips or thighs are ever going to get any smaller, going to the grocery store, getting my hair cut, etc...you get the point...and I'll probably actually go into work for a bit anyway since Graham's daycare is just a few blocks away.
I am very glad that we were accepted to CDC because it is so close to my work. I have a feeling that I am going to be there every day at my lunch break. I may even sneak a couple of 15 - 30 min breaks in just to see him. I'm going to be an overbearing mother, aren't I? Is Graham doomed?
Monday, October 20, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
My Aunt Judy (my dad's sister) and Uncle Doug are on vacation throughout the entire month of October so they came from Alaska to visit my Cousin Donnie and his family that live in Lewisville, Arkansas and so last Thursday they decided to travel up to Little Rock to visit with Graham and I and to take us out to lunch. Aunt Judy made Graham the neatest quilt and he just loves it. When he gets fussy, I wrap it around him and it calms him down. I'm so glad that I got to see them because it's been soooooo very long!!
On Saturday, Nana (Chad's mom) came over to watch Graham while I got ready for a baby shower for my friends Russell and LeAnn Wolf that was held in Conway. She helped me get Graham ready for the party too! Man, it's so much easier getting ready to go places when you have help. When it's just Graham and I, it takes us a few hours. We had so much fun at the shower!! I didn't hold Graham or feed him or change his diaper the entire time I was there! Everyone was so sweet to let me have a break for a few hours! Man, was he loving all of the attention or what!! All of the ladies were all over him! ha! The men were too! It was so sweet! I love seeing men that love all over babies...it's the most heartwarming thing. My friends TJ and Rachel Johnston are having their second baby this Winter and TJ just couldn't wait to get Graham into his arms. It was so cute cause you know how guys usually are around newborns....VERY TIMID usually! I love watching Chad with Graham. He's just the most awesome daddy and husband in the world. He's just a natural. Anyway...back to Saturday night...Chad didn't get to go to the party with us and he was so disappointed. He was so ready to get out and socialize with everyone...Nope, instead he had to work and clean up other people's messes and didn't get home until midnight.
Sunday is our Family Day so we spent the day at Wal-mart and Sam's doing our grocery shopping and we also went to Academy Sports. Chad and I got rid of our gym memberships and decided to buy exercise eqipement for the house. It's definitely a lot cheaper than paying 600.00 a year for the gym. I'm so excited for that!!
This Thursday I have my appt with my OB/GYN so hopefully Dr. H will release me so I can start working out! YAY! I am soooo ready!
Graham is getting bigger and bigger everyday...yesterday he smiled at me and it was the sweetest thing!! I'm just sad that I didn't get a picture of it.
Okay, Graham is screaming so that means he is ready for attention!
When Daddy is home EVERYONE wants his attention!
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Before Graham's Dr. Appt in his Arkansas onesie from his "Auntie" Shauntel
Graham weighs 9lbs and 7oz today and is 21 inches long. He is in the 25th percentile for his length and 50th for his weight. I couldn't believe how much he had gained in ONE MONTH!! But then again, yes I can believe it because all he wants to do is eat. While we were at Mimi's this past weekend, he drank 8 ozs in one meal!!! 4oz of breastmilk and then 4oz of formula...I pumped the 4oz of breastmilk so Mimi could feed him before we left to come back to LR and he drank that so fast and was screaming and crying and STILL hungry so I made him a bottle of formula and he guzzled that down fast too!! It seems he is hungry all of the time and is never satisfied but I know he is getting a lot to eat when I breastfeed cause I can hear him gulping it down so fast. The doctor told me not to be worried about it. He is one of his biggest growth periods and said by our next appt. he should have a fairly normal schedule.
Right now Graham cries when he is not sleeping or eating and the only way I can get him to calm down is to pop a boob out. Goodness. This child is wearing me out! ha!
Graham's next dr appt is Nov. 6th at 1:30pm. He will get two shots at that appt. :(
So...there's been quite a bit going on since I last posted an update. Dad and Cheryl DID get married in Vegas on Friday, September 26th. I'm proud that they didn't chicken out!
Graham's umbilical stump fell off on the 27th of September and he now has a real belly button! YAY!! It's so cute!! Can you believe I actually thought about keeping it?!?! That's so gross!!! Yeah, I thought about it for a nanosecond and then said OH HECK NO!
Graham is so alert now and is so curious about everything and everyone around him. He has the biggest prettiest blue eyes. I just love looking at them! With Chad and I having pretty slanted eyes, we thought FOR SURE Graham would have "Asian" eyes but Nope. Guess that's the white folk in him! ;)
On Sunday, September 28th Chad and I needed to go to the grocery store so bad so we decided to have our first family outing to Walmart! Graham did so well!! He rode in Daddy's front carrier the entire time and just loved it!!
This past Friday, October 3rd, Graham and I went to Texarkana to see Mimi and Poppi for Mimi's birthday. She was so happy to see him! She misses him so much!! It was a nice and relaxing weekend at Mom's! I was so worried about how Graham would do with traveling in the car for 2 hours but he did great! Just slept the entire time. Whew. Thank GOODNESS!!
My Aunt Judy and Uncle Doug will be here Thursday from Alaska! I am soooo excited to see them! It's probably been 5 years or longer since I have seen my Aunt Judy (my dad's sister) so we have a lot of catching up to do!
That's all I have for now but I will leave you with some more pictures of Graham!Oh, one more thing...I mailed out Graham's birth announcements Saturday so everyone should be getting them soon! If you didn't receive one and would like one, send me your mailing address and I'll send it out!