Saturday, January 4, 2014

Happy First Birthday Grady-Boo!!!!

Oh this sweet little man is ONE today! Did the time truly go by that fast? Our New Year's Eve baby will probably always celebrate in style too:)  Wasn't he just this scrawny little munchkin who came home in the dead of winter yesterday????

In his last month he has:

*taken his first steps!!  He is now up to about 7 or 8 at a time!
*There are 4 teeth hanging out in there with some working their way out. Which also makes for some cranky and sleepless nights:(
*Down to nursing just right before bed
*Loves any and almost all food that goes in his mouth!  He has really yet to turn anything away!
*he loves to clap, wave bye while saying bye, give 'high fives'
*gives the sweetest sloppy kisses!
*He able to point to what he wants and kind of grunts for it...whether it is his milk, food, a toy, or even his bed
*he jibber jabbers all the time but has yet to say an actual word yet
*roughly 21 lbs!!
*He finally did start sleeping through the night....most nights. He still is not consistent and when we are on vacation and not in his own bed he seems to always get up at least once in the night.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Grady ~ 11 months!

Are we truly that close to a first birthday for this sweet little face?!?  This month has been much more of an improvement from last month:)

Some highlights:
* has 3 teeth!
*starting to sleep through the night. Although, this is not consistent by any means.  But, it is definitely an improvement over waking 2 or 3 times a night for the past 10 months!
*he is getting braver by letting go to stand by himself or even getting to a standing position without using help
*still nurses like a champ...however, we are working on weaning him because there a few times that he will be left without Mommy overnight in the next couple of months.
*he loves to growl and blow raspberries:)
*climbed stairs for the first time at Grandma and Grandpa's

Friday, November 1, 2013

Grady ~ 10 months

So, it doesn't seem like there is a lot to report at this 10 month mark of Grady's first year.  Well, let me rephrase....not a lot positive to report.  He is still a great little man and cruising along in the whole "walking along the furniture" thing, eating and nursing well, being overall a pleasant little man. But, this month has been tough on the little guy in his health:(  Battling 2 colds that led to ear infections and also teething have made for a drooly, no-nappy, still getting up every night baby.
So, this picture the sign is so high because he absolutely would NOT leave it alone!! No distraction was keeping him from going for it:)
So this picture...I just gave in:)

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Grady ~ 9 Months

More news on the Grady Front!!!  This kid is standing!!!

It has been so fun to watch this month pass and see how quickly Grady moves on to new accomplishments!!

*Began crawling
*Began sitting up on his own
*Began pulling up to standing
*Began clapping
*Began waving "bye bye"
*Began saying da-da
*Began ALMOST sleeping through the night (we are still working on this one but an ear infection threw things off and he wanted to get up twice a night instead....Oy!!)
*Getting one little tooth in on the bottom...that brings the grand total to----1:)
*We are working on getting him to take a sippy cup...since he won't take a bottle or paci we decided to forgo those and work on the cup instead. He actually won't even take formula from the has to be coconut milk! Of all things:)  But, as happy as I am that he likes to nurse and we don't need to buy formula it would be wonderful to leave him with a sitter or Dad and not think about rushing back to nurse an angry baby.

Almost all of these amazing things he started to do in just one week!
To top off this jam-packed month this little 18 pounder is getting his first tooth! Whew!!  This kid is definitely growing up fast:(

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Grady ~ 8 months

Big Month for this kiddo!!!!

Not only is he 8 months but he has made some sweet and major accomplishes so quickly!!!

*Sitting up for extended periods of time
* he has this adorable full faced smile where it is sooo big that even his little nose wrinkles in happiness:)
*Getting up only once a night now....this mommy sees a full night's sleep in the near future!!!!
*Went from crawling on his head to popping up on his hands and knees to army crawling!!!
*loves to clap!
*had his first ride in a swing and loved it so much he was giggling:)
  *he is so very happy! All you have to do is make eye contact and smile at him and he just lights up
*He is still nursing really well in fact that he absolutely refuses bottles, sippy cups, and pacis...
How could this sweet face not make you joyful and happy????

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Grady ~ 7 months

Sweet little man...sweet little milestones:)

*Sitting up! At least for a few seconds:)
*He's tried "real" Puffs and pieces of bread - he is not a fan:) I think he will be sticking with the purees a little while longer
*He has learned how to scoot himself around...however, he has NOT learned how to use his arms to help him!  It is so funny to watch him get up on his knees and push himself around on his face!  
*STILL working on sleeping through the night.  Some nights he is up once while others he is up at least 3! 
*He is about 17 lbs (14%) and 28 " long (78%)
*He is pretty wobbly but loves to "stand" while holding on to you....just don't let go:)

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Grady - 6 months!

A wonderful and sweet half birthday to my little stud muffin!!!  

* He has been working on his food groups:)  He is up to eating real food twice a day now!
*He is so smiley and happy most of the time.  All it takes is for you to look his way and he lights up and grins his big gummy grin
*He loves to watch his big brothers play....any time that they decide to take a few seconds and get down on Grady's level and talk to or read to him Grady just adores it:)  If I am trying to get something finished or dinner on the table and Grady is fussy - I just tell Wyatt or Tuck to go talk to/sing to him...that makes everything better:)
*went to the pool for the first time and loved it!!  He didn't even seem to mind when his brothers splashed him the face!

* I think that he is getting closer to sitting up....we will see what one more month does:)