Tuesday, November 26, 2013

week six

week six was tough. 

Daddy left for his first mission, so we spent a lot of time bonding. It wasn't easy to have him gone, but you were a good boy. One night you slept six straight hours! It rained and blew all week long, so we stayed indoors a lot (except for that special trip to Trader Joes). You just get more and more adorable. You're starting to recognize me and your legs are getting so strong! We love you little squishy. Please stop vomiting. 


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

dance parties

Sometimes when daddy's gone we have dance parties to keep the depression away.
These songs have been on repeat. 

Also, if you're a fan of Vampire Diaries, check out Reign on the CW. 
So juvenile... but deliciously addicting. 

Monday, November 18, 2013

week 5

week five was a busy one.

auntie lauren came to visit from the east coast which never happens! We spent a lot of time catching up on the latest TV shows and showing her the best fast food has to offer. she also got to witness some new mom meltdowns. those are all too common...

my dad and step mom Nicole also came for the weekend and we were able to take another day trip to SF to show lauren the wharf. I miss them all terribly. I hate how empty the house feels now that I'm all alone. Jake went on his first trip for work and after panicking for days beforehand, I'm trying to make the most of it.

Graham and I will be doing some serious bonding this week. He is still colicky in the evenings but I'm learning how to handle it. Thanks so much for your tips and advice, keep them coming! He is finally fitting into his 0-3 month clothing and growing some cute little rolls. He loves bath time, but hates getting out. He's giving me the occasional 4-5 hours periods of sleep at night, thank heavens. His head is getting huge and strong and he likes to roll from side to side. I love him terribly :)

Here's to a new week of Christmas crafting, book reading, and baby snuggling!

Monday, November 11, 2013

One Month/Due Date

week one
week two
 week three

Happy Due Date Graham Man.

Can't believe we've lived to see the one month mark. What a wild ride it's been so far! Can't say it's been easy. You're getting more and more fussy. It's extremely frustrating late at night when we just want to sleep and you just seem to be so unhappy. When we finally get you to sleep, you're the most adorable thing on the planet. You look so peaceful and plump. Then you cry and wake up an hour later.

We noticed that you love car rides and being bounced. You still haven't gotten the hang of your pacifier but we're working on it. You enjoy our evening walks to the park in the Ergo carrier. You prefer to be in the shower with daddy over the bath with mom. Some how you manage to get out of your swaddle wrap every time. I am super paranoid about your stomach issues. Every time I think I have it figured out, you mystify me once again.

Motherhood is hard. Really hard. I just wish you could talk to me and tell me what you need! Here's to hoping we can get through the next month... and the one after that. It'll be a long holiday season :) but I'm glad I get to spend it with you little buddy. Your exhausted mom and dad love you more than sleep. In fact, they love you more than anything.


Tuesday, November 5, 2013


One week without posting Graham pictures... whhaat? Well here's the gassy beautiful boy who keeps me up all night! I feel slightly less terrified now and I think my body is adjusting to the exhaustion. However, the dark circles are here to stay.

G is changing every day, he's getting the cutest round cheeks and double chin. We moved him further from our bed because he's constantly grunting all night from all of his bodily functions. Now we're accepting his late night schedule and trying classical music. I dream of the nights where we sleep more than two to three the hours at a time, but somehow after the 3 am zombie feeds, I see his cute round face in the morning and instantly melt.

Here's to almost a month of parenthood!