Saturday, April 21, 2012

Easter 2012

We had a fun Easter this year. Amelia and I had fun decorating our eggs and baking cupcakes.

Graham's umbilical cord finally fell off and he got his first bath (with help from big sis). Yes, he sometimes enjoys his bath with his paci in his mouth, ha.

First Easter morning with two kiddos!

Amelia was excited about the loot in her basket. She got a Pinkalicious puzzle, a nightgown, Hello Kitty chapstick, a flower headband, bubbles, a chocolate bunny and candy.

Graham was pretty pumped for sister for show him what came in his basket. He got a stuffed frog, a pair of  PJs and a toy for his carseat.

G and I stayed home while Cliff and Mimi went to church. Katie was sweet enough to come over and take a few pics before they left.

After church, we went over to my grandmother's. Here she is meeting Graham for the first time.

Amelia had fun hunting eggs with her cousins. It was so funny when she would pick up a real egg. She would shake it and realize it didn't have any candy in it, and then throw it back down, ha.

Papa and Baby G.
Grammy and Papa and G.

About a week before Easter, Katie and I tried to get a sweet pic of Graham in his Easter basket, but he didn't love it. He threw up shortly after this pic, ha.

I'm so sad that we didn't get a photo of our family of four at Easter! I meant to, just didn't stop and make it happen. I am so bad about that when Katie is not around! Oh well, there will be plenty of time for family photos later.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Graham's first month

I am a couple of weeks behind with this post, but I really do have an excuse (besides the whole having a newborn thing). Our computer was down for two weeks. Now, it's back in working order and I am finally sitting down to document Graham's first month. I did this with Amelia and I am so glad I did. At one month old, Graham:
  • weighs about 9 pounds, I am guessing. He was 7.14 at birth, lost down to 7.6 in the hospital, and was 8.3 at his two week check-up. Coincidentally, that is what big sister weighed at birth.
  • is about 21.5 inches long. He's grown about an inch since birth.
  • wears mostly newborn and 0-3 months clothes
  • is a pretty decent nurser and sleeper. He goes about 4 hours between feedings, sometimes more, sometimes less. Nursing is going much better at this point than it did with sister.
  • is starting to focus his eyes on people and objects, rather than the wild-eyed thing newborns do at first.
  • loves taking a bath!
  • enjoys spending time in his swing (unlike sister did), but is also a little spoiled already and really loves to be held and to snuggle.
The first month totally flew by! We have all adjusted really well to having a new baby in the family, and I couldn't be prouder of Amelia. She absolutely adores him, and jumps at the chance to help. She hasn't once shown any signs of jealousy. I know this might change eventually, but for now, we are enjoying what a precious big sister she is being.

We had a newborn photo shoot with Lindey, and I will be sharing those photos as soon as I get my act together and get the birth announcements sent out. We got some really sweet ones of the two of them together that I can't wait to share. Although it's only been a few weeks, we already can't imagine life without our sweet baby Graham. He is just the piece of our family that we didn't even know we were missing!