Grayson’s 10 Month Update

The sweetest baby in the world is 10 months old!

THE STATS:

Weight: 23 lbs
Height: 38.75 in
Head Size: ?
Clothes:  12-18 months
Diapers: size 4

Grayson has accomplished so much this past month!  He started talking and his first word was, “mama”.  He also says, “baba”, “hi”, “hey” and he said “hello” once!

He has finally learned to crawl!  He has been working hard at it for months and now he he has finally mastered it and crawls everywhere!

He has been enjoying the warm weather by swinging in a baby swing at the park and riding in his little car.  He loves to hold on to the steering wheel and stand up.  He has always like standing and is trying to pull himself up on furniture.

Grayson remains so sweet and happy.  He is my little shopper and never complains when he comes along on shopping trips.  He has started eating more table foods and less baby food.  He only has 3 bottles a day now.

Grayson’s 9 Month Update

THE STATS:

Weight: 21.6 lbs
Height: 38.75 in
Head Size: 18 in
Clothes:  6-12 months
Diapers: size 3

Grayson is 9 months old!  He celebrated his very first Christmas this month which was so very special.  It was so much fun to have him enjoy all the festivities for the first time.

Another big milestone this month was getting his first tooth!  He now has two little teeth and he is loving getting a chance to use them on all the new table foods he has been enjoying.  His new favorite foods are grilled chicken, bananas and bread. He has loved all his baby food and table food that he has tried and hasn’t turned down anything we offered him.

Grayson his trying desperately to crawl but hasn’t quite mastered it.  He gets on his knees and rocks back and forth but just won’t take that step forward.  He does know how to roll around and get whatever toy he is going after.

He may not look like he has much hair but it’s growing and getting thicker everyday.

Grayson continues to be such a good sleep and happy baby overall.  He always has such a sweet smile on his face.

 

Grayson’s 8 Month Update

 

THE STATS:

Weight: 19.8 lbs
Height: 28 in
Head Size: 17.5 in
Clothes:  6-12 months
Diapers: size 3

This little boy is already 8 months! In Grayson’s 8th month he has continued to love all of the baby food he has tried. He shovels in his own puffs and hasn’t been great at making it into his own mouth but he sure does try. He loves all flavors of puffs and and so far has eagerly enjoyed all the baby food he has tried. I think Banana is his favorite. I can tell his kid is going to be one good eater and not picky at all. He has also enjoyed grabbing and holding on to his bottle sometimes when having it. Other times he likes to just hold his hands over his eyes and enjoys someone else to do the bottle holding.

Grayson is still so happy and smiles all the time! I still can’t get over what and cuddly sweet boy he is. Such an easy baby.

He hasn’t crawled yet but he loves to get up in a push up position or on his hands and knees and rock back and forth. You can tell he is interested in crawling. He knows how to roll everywhere and anywhere, especially when chasing a toy.

We love our sweet Grayson so much.

 

 

Grayson’s 7 Month Update

Look who is 7 months! Grayson has had another great month of big milestones. Let’s take a look at the stats.

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THE STATS:

Weight: 18 lbs
Height: 27.75 inches
Head Size: 17 inches
Clothes:  6-9 months
Diapers: size 2

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This month Grayson has started taking solid foods! He has loves all the vegetables so far and has quite a good appetite. Sometimes I have a hard time shoveling it to his little mouth fast enough. We have to be really careful when feeding him because sometimes he will get excited and flail his arms all around and knock the container right out of our hands! Has a gotten better about that over time.

Grayson also finally conquered sitting on his own! I am so happy to see him hit this milestone because I think he will enjoy playing with his toys more and Elin enjoys playing with him even more now that he can sit with her.

When Grayson is on his tummy and rolling around he has started to kind of pull up in a crawling position. I can wait for that milestone, though! I can only imagine the craziness of him crawling around!

Our sweet boy is still an awesome sleeper and sleeps through the night like a dream. He would probably sleep in longer on the weekends but Elin gets up to go the bathroom and is super loud and I think that usually wakes him up.

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Grayson continues to be such a sweet and happy baby. A pure joy to everyone!

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Grayson’s 6 Month Update

How are we already at the halfway point to one year old? It doesn’t even seem remotely possible!

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Grayson had his 6 month appointment and did so well despite getting 4 shots. He is one tough little baby because he calms down so fast after the initial cry out from the poke of the needle. He grew a little bit from his last appointment but he is leveling off and is in the 45 percentile for weight and 90 percentile for height.

THE STATS:

Weight: 17 lbs
Height: 27.75 inches
Head Size: 17 inches
Clothes: 3-6 and some 6-9
Diapers: size 2

Grayson has had such a good month of firsts and one bad first. Let’s start with the bad. He had his first bad cold! It lasted over 3 weeks and he is still coughing and wheezing some. Thankfully not as much as he was! He did have some nights where he woke up in the night because he was so congested and coughed so much. I am very thankful that he is on the mend and sleeping through the night again.

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Then he had some really big firsts this month like jumping in his Jumperoo for the first. He enjoyed just standing and playing with the toys at first, but now he is starting to understand that he can jump in it. He really enjoys bearing weight on his feet so he can stay happy in the Jumperoo for awhile before he gets bored or tired.

Grayson also visited his first pumpkin patch! He enjoyed being outside and checking out the sights from his stroller.

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Grayson is drooling lots, but still no sign of a tooth yet. He is enjoying chewing on his fingers and toys for now. He has no interest in the pacifier at all. I’m glad because that is one less thing to keep track of.

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Grayson has the sweetest smile and loves to make laughing and cute high pitched squeals right now. He really is just the sweetest and has the sweetest disposition. We are so grateful that he is so sweet and laid back. As the second child, he often gets drug along on adventures that are not necessarily for him, but he is so easy going.

I can’t wait to see what all he will learn next month.

Grayson 5 Month Update

Another month has gone by in the blink of an eye and Grayson is 5 months old! He remains such a sweet and happy baby!  He is always giving such sweet and adorable smiles to everyone he encounters. He is laughing more and more each day and will laugh a lot if you raise him in the air and then bring him back down quickly.

THE STATS:

Weight: 16 lbs 8 oz
Height:  27.5 inches
Head Size:  16.5  inches
Clothes: 3-6
Diapers: size 2

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Grayson is sleeping beautifully through the night and is taking good naps throughout the day.

He is still taking 5-6 ounces 5 times daily. This month we plan to start baby oatmeal.

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Last month he had just started taking a pacifier and enjoyed it at first but he is using it less and less each week. He much prefers his thumb now.

Grayson really enjoys bearing weight on his feet while supported. This month he has started playing in his ExerSaucer and Jumperoo. He is not jumping yet in the Jumperoo, but likes the toys and standing on his feet with support.

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He loves to hold his hands and cross his feet. He has already been grabbing and holding on to his feet as well.

He absolutely loves being outside and going for a walk. We try to take him on walks as often as we can.

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He looks more and more like Elin each day and I think he looks a lot like I did as a baby as well. He is such a little bundle of love and sweetness that you can’t help but just smile at him when he looks up at you with his sweet smile. He will almost always smile a big smile back at you if you smile at him.

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Grayson 4 Month Update

Grayson is 4 months old and growing like a weed! I tell him all the time that he is going to surpass Elin by his first birthday! But more notable than his size this month is this little boy’s happy personality. I don’t know what it is but he has turned into the happiest baby on the planet! He just loves to smile and laugh. His little laugh is so sweet and his smile lights up his whole face.

THE STATS:

Weight: 16 lbs 1 oz
Height:  26.5 inches
Head Size:  16.5  inches
Clothes: 3-6
Diapers: size 2

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Grayson continues to be such a good sleeper!  He sleeps through the night usually for 12 hours.  He takes good little naps through the day and is starting to take nice longer ones in the afternoon.

He eats 5 times a day taking 5 ounces at a time.

This month he has really started to grab and hold onto toys to play with them. He has also started taking a pacifier this month but only a little bit throughout the day and never to nap or at night.

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We haven’t seen any teeth yet, but he is drooling a lot and starting to gnaw on his hands and toys, so I am thinking a tooth may be in his near future.

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Grayson is also getting better at holding his head still and starting to be able to sit up while assisted for short periods of time. He has been practicing sitting with his boppy pillow and with his bumbo seat.

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He is getting so interactive and social. He enjoys watching everyone and paying attention to what they are doing. He really loves to watch Elin and loves when she talks to him in a high-pitched voice and makes faces at him. That makes him laugh so much!

Grayson 3 Month & Elin 4 Year Pictures

Grayson had his 3 month pictures right before the fourth of July and of course big sister Elin got in on the photo shoot and consequently got her 4 year photos.

The pictures were scheduled on a Friday at 2pm. I was very nervous about the time because Elin had her last swimming class that morning and she was always super tired after swimming class and 2 pm was the fussiest time for Grayson. Luckily, they both did better than expected and we got some cute shots.

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I tried on this outfit a few days before the photos and I knew it was big but I thought it would be ok. In hindsight, I wish I would have gone out and tried to find it smaller. It was huge on him and so ill-fitting. Oh well…

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I love this picture of Elin. It’s one of my favorites of her ever taken.

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We’ve always got to let Angel her close up. She loves the camera.

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I’m so glad that I schedule these photo shoots. It’s not always easy to find the time, but I always love the photos and I’ll cherish them forever.

Grayson 3 Month Update

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THE (unofficial) STATS:

Weight: 15 lbs
Height:  25 inches
Head Size:  17 1/4
Clothes: 0-3
Diapers: size 1

Grayson is 3 months old! Three months have happened so fast! He is getting bigger, stronger and more alert everyday. He likes to hold his hands and stare at the toys above him when he is on his activity mat. He has also started enjoying his swing and bouncer seat more and more each day. He also continues to love being outdoors on walks or just outdoors in general. It’s so fun to see him smile a lot more and laugh out loud.

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This month was easier to start establishing naps and figuring out when he would take them during the day. He would take one for about 30-60 minutes in the morning each day. Then afternoons were still a toss up. Sometimes he would barely take any in the afternoons, sometimes a small 30 minute or so and then every once in awhile he would take a good 1.5-2 hour nap if he was swaddled and in bed.

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For some of his firsts this month, he got in the pool for the first time and seemed to really enjoy it. He enjoyed floating around in his little boat. He also enjoyed spending time in a Baby Bjorn while watching big sister in swimming lessons. He mostly just slept the whole time he was in it.

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Another first was staying all day at Nanny’s house while I went back to work. It’s an adjustment to not get to see him much during the weekday now. He has to go to bed early at about 7:30 PM since he has to get up so early now to get to Nanny’s at 7:30AM.

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I love this picture showing how Elin takes photos of Grayson during our little monthly photoshoots.  She loves him so much and is always taking his picture. It’s the sweetest thing! I’m so happy that she loves and is so proud of her baby brother.

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Grayson’s 2 Month Update

Maybe someday I will get this monthly update up in a timely manner and not halfway through the next month.

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THE STATS:

Weight: 12 lbs 14 oz
Height:  24 1/8 inches
Head Size:  15 1/4
Clothes: 0-3
Diapers: size 1

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This month Grayson grew out of being so sleepy all the time and is awake more during the day. In fact, he doesn’t nap much during the day but luckily he started sleeping completely during the night at 5 weeks and hasn’t looked back. That was one week sooner than Elin started sleeping through the night! She started sleeping through the night at 6 weeks and has NEVER looked back. She wakes up maybe once a month (if that) in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom, but that’s it. We are hoping he will be another good night sleeper.

About a week into month two he hit a big growth spurt and got really chubby really fast! It was like overnight he just got bigger! He is almost too long for his bassinet stroller and his feet are almost sticking out past his infant carrier! Luckily, he still fits in the bassinet stroller because he loves going for walks! He seems to like the constant motion and the fresh air. He just seems so at peace on walk.

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Grayson has found his hands and will hold his hands a lot. He reaches up and bats at toys on his activity gym and he also likes to kick at the little stuffed animals.

He has really taken to his bouncer seat and swing this month. He will often fall asleep in there for little naps throughout the day.

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These pictures crack me up that he fell asleep during our little photo shoot!

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Elin continues to love her brother so much and loves to sit and “play” with him everyday. He has started watching her more closely and smiling at her when she sits with him.

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Angel is still uncertain on her feelings. She seems to want to protect him from Elin when she is loud and running around, but she likes to keep a safe distance from both of them.

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