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growing up grayson: SIX freaking months (belated…)

(photo by kristen young.)

welp, my kiddo is half a year old. kind of amazing really. there were moments in the last six months where I thought we’d NEVER get here. it was soooo far away. but here we are… we made it… and I have the cutest little baby boy ever… to prove it…

♦ stats

height: 27.25 inches

weight: 17 pounds 3 ounces (almost TRIPLE his birth weight… eep!)

 changes this month

→ he knows his name! no joke, if you say grayson he turns and looks at you!

→ he discovered his feet in the bath… now every bath the first thing he does is             grabs his feet… it’s like, look mama! I have feet! 

→ his feet touch the ground in his excersaucer… the kid is a bouncing pro!

→ chewing on EVERYTHING. hands, toys, elsie…

 baby tricks perfected this month

√ rolling over BOTH ways… the kid has mastered it. I can’t leave him any one               place for longer then about three seconds… because when I come back he’s               rolled down the street practically…

pulling mama’s hair. it’s like he grabs it on purpose… obviously he doesn’t, but       man… it hurts! I keep grabbing his hands and just reminding him, gentle… but       you know… he’s learning he can do things… why not tug on mama’s hair…

 things I adore about baby g this month

I know g has always had some sort of idea of who his mama is/was… but now I know he knows who I am. we’ve had a couple of moments this month where he had “stranger danger” feelings… and he just wanted ME! it was awesome. not the fact that he was upset… but the fact that he wanted me to console him. melts me every time. he’s also getting to know the dogs… which I’m enjoying. he grabs elsie and tugs on her and she doesn’t seem to mind… all of a sudden she’s reminding me of an old lab… just chill… which is great! eases my mama mind for sure… he’s getting more and more personality by the day… he’s tickelish and I can make him laugh for dayyyyyyys… which is one of my favorite things ever. he’s just getting more and more fun by the day… it’s awesome to be a part of.

that’s all for now! sorry it’s late! toodloo!

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day one with daddy gone…

well, I’m happy to report day one sans john has gone pretty well. I was telling him yesterday as I drove him to the airport that the nights are not going to be hard because he’s been working nights forever… but I knew days would be a challenge. john usually watches g during the day. even when I wasn’t working he would stay up until threeish and hang out with us… I miss that. I miss having him around… and somehow, knowing that he wasn’t going to be able to relieve me at any point today? wore me out just thinking about it… military families and single moms get some serious props from me today because honestly? freaking exhausting.

we did a whole lot of this today… he’s such an awesome cuddler… but I’m almost positive you can see that it’s only day one… and this mama is TIRED!

so I definitely miss my husband… but g and I are working it…

in other news… grayson is six months old today! when did that happen? I will post his six month post later… I have to keep this short because I am typing while entertaining him… in case you haven’t heard… motherhood makes you a master at multitasking… I’m also trying a new formula with him today… he’s been on a predigested formula because of the dairy sensitivity and the peed finally gave the go-ahead to try something with dairy in it… I’ll keep you posted on that one… as of now? not sure. he’s a tad grumpier than his normal content self… but I can’t tell if that because I’m overanalyzing…

today has been a bit of a comedy of errors… I woke up this morning to a FREEZING 48 degree house because I forgot to turn the heat back on. I went to pull g’s diapers out of the wash and realized I never turned it on, either! then I went to shake up his ready to feed formula and I hadn’t secured the cap… as I type this I have formula in my hair… hawt.

on a happy note. elsie found a bunny nest in the backyard… I counted at least FIVE! they are so so so cute. I just hope I can keep the dogs away from them… and every other predator for that matter.

welp, the exersaucer is officially boring… that’s all for now… toodloo…

I must admit the exersaucer is all kinds of amazing… what did mama’s do before they had these?!

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