Thursday, December 19, 2013

We're still alive...I promise!

Hi family and friends! Truly sorry for neglecting this sweet spot in my really, updating y'all on our life is my escape from the hectic-ness that consumes our current state of affairs. We are alive and making it - some days MUCH better than others.

Here's a quick review of our wanderings and ponderings over the past month ('s only been a month?!)

- Sat. December 14th: We attempted to visit the Boat light show in our good ole' town of SRQ...we saw one boat. Daven flipped because he couldn't be on the actual boat...seriously the kid hightailed it for the Ocean to climb aboard one of the many festive vessels and Grady screamed because he was hungry...again...after nursing AND taking a 4oz. bottle. We got dressed, we saw a boat, we conquered our first trip out with both boys for a seemingly fun event!

- Sun. December 15th: We visited Grace Baptist Churches light show...success! D had a blast eating his cookie, seeing all the lights, and dancing to the tunes with his girlfriends Riley and Ella. Grady gave us an hour reprieve from crying and cuddled up in his wrap for a nice long snooze...before screaming the whole 3 mile drive home...he was probably hungry again (story.of.our.lives)

- Although this is old news to most of you folks, we (or should I say Nathan) bought a boat. Yep, the VERY LAST item on our "want" list somehow made it to the very top rather quickly...the boys are estactic and I'm slowly warming up to the idea..not that I have much of a choice since we bought it.

- We stumbled upon THIS made my month...seriously, I got a good MUCH needed laugh!

- G-man SMILED!! This made my year since this kid has had a rough go of it his first 6 weeks of life (more on that later). Tried to capture on film, but he was very uncooperative...or hungry...or done being cute.


- G-man LAUGHED!! We are slowly reaching these first month milestones and that makes me one happy and proud Momma...sweetest little laugh that usually occurs when being changed in his room on his changing table...can't seem to get him to laugh anywhere else - it must be the awesome gallery wall his awesome parents made him!

- Daven is growing by leaps and bounds! The kid is talking up a storm, "reading" me books, throwing  crazy intense temper tantrums (why am I surprised...I was a pouter and Nate...HIGH energy = INTENSE toddler). He's adorable and a handful and I love everything about him...especially his cuddles.

- We are [kind of] attempting to get Daven to sleep in his own bed...but he tends to show up about 2am with a look of determination as he climbs up, says "hi momma", and curls up for the rest of his nightly slumber (Nate and I BOTH did this...payback is a you know what).

AND because I've made you wait this are a slew of pictures of our adorable offspring in all their adorableness.

Monday, December 2, 2013

One Month!

Weight: 9.6 lbs.
Height: 22 1/2 in.
Head: 14.5 in.
New Skills:
- You're really strong and very good at holding your head up!
- You rock at Tummy time because of being so strong! You can already move your head side to side.
- You can definitely identify who your Momma is...I think you can smell the constant stream of spit up you leave on me...primarily in my hair thanks to your awesome projectile spits.

We made it one whole month! Either we completely forgot what the first month was like or this little nugget is going to give us a run for our money! Grady requires constant feedings - like cluster feeds, but all day long. He's not happy sitting by himself or kicking it with Cooper on the playmat, but would prefer to be held or fed all day long...hard to accomplish with a toddler who also wants your undivided attention! We are beyond exhausted and trying with all our might to remember that this stage will pass. 

We did learn at his recent check-up that he may be battling GERD - a Gastro reflux disease. The poor baby is just so not happy and can't lay down without hurting. After reading the symptoms (he has them all) and talking with our doctor, they have prescribed him zantac twice a day to help sooth his tummy. Praying this works and we can get a few smiles and NO probing his throat/stomach/intestine!

Honestly, it was a relief to be told I wasn't acting like an overly paranoid parent and that our child does seem to have some kind of reflux problem.

Hopefully his 2 month check-up will be G-R-E-A-T!