Tuesday, June 4, 2013

We're Getting Smiles & Cheeks!!

While it is hard to catch on camera, we are starting to smile on purpose. As opposed to while we are dreaming or working on a diaper. Ha.

Tummy Time with Daddy

Another visit from Uncle Ryan!! & his "baby whisperer" girlfriend, Martina

Love from the Middleton Boys (Renee's kiddos)
Goodness, we are in love with this face & her growing set of "rosey" cheeks!!
We've had too much fun coming up with captions for this one.
...and this one...
This might be one of my favorites so far.

Will update on what has been going on the past few weeks in our house in the next post.
Love and miss everyone!!
xoxo - Lindsay

Thursday, May 16, 2013

1 Month

Happy 1 Month Graycen!! 

Baby Gray & London

Yesterday marked one month since G graced us with her presence. And just like everyone said, time is flying!!

Here is the monthly update on Graycen. I'm going for the back of a baseball card style.

Name: Graycen

Nicknames of the Month: The Bug, Doodle Bug, G, Baby Gray, Peanut, Sweet Pea

Measurements: 9 lbs. & 21.5"

Hair: mix of dark and light blonde & lots of it
Eyes: dark blue

Latest Developments:
real tears when crying (started 2 days ago)
cooing (started 3 days ago-usually when laid out on the changing table)
gripping & grasping (I love this-makes me feel like she is hugging or holding on)

diaper changes
skin to skin contact
snuggling on anyone's chest
car rides
being held while someone bounces on the exercise ball
being outside (this child loves fresh air!!)

getting dressed-particularly putting arms through any type of sleeve
getting buckled into the car seat
sleeping on her back
having arms swaddled

What Mommy & Daddy Have Learned:
make sure baby is fully passed out before putting her down on her back
babies have a keen sense of when mom & dad's dinner is ready & when their head hits the pillow
how to eat, shower & pee at warp speed

Must Haves
an exercise ball
a Baby Bjorn
white noise machine

Favorite Food:
Mommy's milk & Mommy's milk

Random Happenings:
First road trip (7-8 hours each way) to NC was a huge success-slept the whole way minus stops to eat and change.
We have been taking advantage of her rockstarness when it comes to going out in public. Eating out while we still can. 
Starting to take a pacifier (wasn't a fan at first.)
Learning to take a bottle so that she is ready for when mom goes back to work.
London didn't pay much attention to her at first, but with each day he is becoming more and more watchful of her, makes sure we know when she is crying, and gives her kisses daily.
Still working on some sort of a schedule. She eats about every 2 hours. Sleeping is inconsistent, rare but at times we get a 3-4 hour stretch out of her.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

It's a photo explosion...

One day old-sporting her 1st 'NEER gear.

Daddy already thinks she has the prettiest eye lashes, just wait until she can bat them.

The 3 Afflecks before heading home.

They're letting us keep her.

I love when Daddy gets home from work.
I've started gripping onto things, mainly my Daddy-such a Daddy's girl.

Visit from Renee (fun fact: Renee grew up next door to Mommy & was her babysitter.)

Grandma takes such good care of me.

Nap time with Mommy. London never leaves our side.

Visit from Uncle Ryan

Yet another person I have wrapped around my finger.
Just home from the hospital. First family photo.

First bath at home.

Meeting my favorite aunt, Shelly

Meeting my Nana

With my Big Daddy

Just home from the hospital, London has no idea just how much I am about to change his world.

Snoozing with Pops

With Daddy's great friend Nate & meeting my first friend Elsie.

Meeting Elsie's Mommy, Britt.

Thanks for the outfit Ms. Katie!!

Pops, introducing me to roses.

Pops calls me Bug. I'm his Love Bug.

Who needs TV when everyone just watches me all day?

Add caption

Meeting cousin Curt.

Hanging out with Uncle "EE"

Got to meet Daddy's best bud, Lawrence.

"What'cho talk'in bout Willis??"

Meeting Nick, Kasey & Miss. Khloe

Funny faces with Daddy
Meeting one of Mommy's co-workers & friend, Ms. Becca.
Cheap babysitter.
Meeting another one of Mommy's co-workers & friend, Mr. Irv.
Hanging out with Nana & Curt during Mother's Day weekend.
Curt loves to hold me.
Curt even wanted to help burp me.
Finally meeting Ms. Judy. (the one who introduced mommy & daddy AND the one who provided the dirt)
Snoozing with Aunt Shelly & Curt
Napping with Nana
Meeting Ms. Kendal & Harper
Cuddling with Ms. Kendal
Making faces with Mommy
Mother's Day
Pops is helping sooth me during the fun evening hours.
Flying with Pops

Napping with Grandma

 Phew!! That is all for now...
xoxo - Baby G