Friday, April 26, 2013

GrayGray Sits!

So, Gray, you have been sitting on your own for a little while now.  But today I laid you down on the dinning room floor, I went and put Kellen in the bath and when I came back to get you, you were sitting!  I am bummed I missed it, but I know that you went from laying to sitting all on your own!  Child!  You ALREADY don't listen to me!  I keep telling you to STOP GROWING UP SO FAST!  Love you!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Kellen (pics and 2 videos)

Kellen,

This blog post is all for you.  Do you have any idea how much I love you?  Do you know how proud I am of you?  You are growing into the most amazing little guy.  I love SO many things about you!  I want to try and capture them all up and never forget!  I love weekends with you!  I love it when Saturday morning rolls around and I can hear you playing quietly in your room waiting for me to wake up and come and get you.  I slowly open the door and you rush to grab your favorite blankie then you run over to me (practically falling over all your toys that you drug out) and cuddle on my lap while we hug in your doorway.  I love your crazy bedhead too!  I love that you give me kisses whenever I ask for one, and I love that you give Grayson kisses too!  Lately you've started to play with Grayson!  I swear, as soon as I found out that I was going to have a baby boy for you I imagined what it would be like to see you playing with him.  It was so worth the wait!  You are very gentle and playful with him.  Last night you were crawling over top of him, you made a game out of it.  And every time you crossed over you both burst out laughing.  At dinner time you two laugh back and forth at each other, daddy and I think that you and Grayson have created your own secret language!  You don't say many words still, but you are VERY smart!  You know every letter and what sound each letter makes.  Its pretty amazing!  You love books and you love to color too!  You don't want anything to do with potty training.  I wished that you would at least give it a shot!  It would be nice to not have to change 2 babies diapers all day long!  (when you are older and you read this, you will thank me!!!)  We call you, "milk monster", because you LOVE to drink milk!!  You prefer milk over juice any day!  You love going for car rides, especially when we end up stopping at the play ground!  CharChar and PapPap bought you and Grayson a swing set for Easter and they enclosed the back yard and our back deck, so you can safely play outside.  We ALL love it!  For some reason, when we go outside you cry until I hold your hand.  I have a feeling that you fell and no one saw, because it seems like your afraid of something.  But, I am more than happy to hold your little hand!

I don't know what else to write about!  All I know is that you are amazing and I adore every single inch of you!  You make me proud and feel so very happy and blessed to be your mommy!

Love you Kells-bells!  Happy 2 1/2 year birthday!!!!!!!!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Grayson is 9 months old!!!

Sweet baby Gray,

Today you turn 9 months old!  You have changed and grown so much this past month!  I don't know where to start!  Your personality is starting to shine and I absolutely love watching you develop into an even sweeter little boy.  It makes me sad to see you growing out of the newborn/infant life into a toddler, but so happy at the same time.  I know I say it all the time, "You're growing too fast", and, "Time is flying by", and, "I can't believe how much older you are getting", but its so true.  You really are growing up so fast! I wish I could make you stop so that I can cherish these days a little more, a little longer.  But I can't.  And, a part of me doesn't want to either.  I love seeing all of your new developments, all your changes.  It seems everyday you are doing something different!  And everyday I admire everything about you.  I made a promise the days you and Kellen were born.  I promised that every day I will tell you and your brother that I love you.  And I have kept that promise.  I want you to know how much I love you every-single-day.  Even when you are grown into a man, with a wife, with children and a family of your own, I will tell you that I love you.  I hope and pray you know just how much.  Here is a list of what you have been up to this past month.

*you are trying to hard to crawl!  You are so close and so strong.  I know it won't be much longer.
*you love to lift your legs up with your cute little chubby hands and play with your feet.  Its so cute!!
*you and Kellen have started to play together.  Just last night you and Kellen were playing and I got it on video!  Kellen was laughing and screaming as the sat on the edge of mum and dad's bed and would throw himself backwards onto the bed, every single time he did it, you would crack up laughing so hard!  You thought it was so funny!  You guys placed that game for at least 5 minutes!  Mum and dad were laughing at you two.
*I am trying to teach you how to stand up while holding onto something.  You will stand there for a little bit, but your legs aren't quite strong enough yet.
*You aren't eating as much solid foods right now.  But, you drink a lot of milk.  I am still making breast milk, so that is really good for you.  I am worried that you might have reflux.  I am going to call your pediatrician today to see what they say.  You spit up a lot (I think its a lot, its anywhere between 1-3 ounces) after a lot of your feedings.  So, in case your belly hurts we aren't giving you as much solid foods.  You eat a little bit of  (cereal and a veg or fruit mixed together, or puffs, cheerios, yogurt melts or bits of banana) but only 1 or 2 times a day.  You aren't losing weight, which is good, but you have diarrhea and your crying a lot more than normal.  I thought you were just going through separation anxiety, but now I am thinking that the crying is related to the possible reflux.  IDK, but I WILL figure it out and help you.
*you have become very hard to change your diaper!  You don't want to lay still for long enough for me to change you!
*you also dont like it when I put your clothes on!  Especially your shirt!  You much rather be a naked baby!
*I put you on the swing for the first time this month and you love it!  You really love being outside!
*your favorite thing to do is to be held by your mum.
*your favorite toys are crazy bear, Sophie the giraffe and Kellen's VTech walker.
*size 4 diapers
*size 9-12 month clothes
*5 teeth and another on the way

I've taken lots of pictures of course and will share some of those soon.  But for now,
HAPPY 9 MONTH BIRTHDAY SWEET BABY GRAY!!!