Saturday, December 28, 2013

Greyson: 7 months

What a fun month it has been with our sweet boy! Grey is growing way too fast, and getting cuter and cuter all the time. He already has such a sweet little personality. He is also getting to be so curious. He army crawls all over the place to get to what he wants, and he's pretty fast too!

Up until about 2 days ago I was ready to officially announce that we now have a baby that sleeps through the night. He slept from about 7:30-6:30 every night for about a week, but has woken up the last couple of nights. I'm hoping this means the end of night wakings are in sight, at least. Honestly though, part of me will miss them a little bit. I feel like it's such a special time to spend with him. His sleepy cuddles melt my heart :)

Greyson has 2 teeth now! They cut through one right after another. It made for a couple of semi-rough days but once they were out he was back to his happy self. He already seems to be working on the next one though. He is constantly chewing on anything and everything. He is eating a variety of solid foods and does great with them. He can also hold his bottle by himself now. 

We love seeing this cute boy of ours growing and changing and can't wait to see more of his personality develop!

Here's a sweet photo of our favorite boys together.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Greyson: 6 Months

Our cute boy is getting so big! He is changing so much all the time and getting so big! He is so happy these days. He smiles and giggles at just about anything. It feels like all of a sudden he's not a newborn anymore!

Here are his 6 month stats:

Weight: 18.63 lbs, 71st percentile
Height: 27.95 inches, 92nd percentile
Head: 17.3 inches, 57th percentile

He's still a big boy! I swear he's almost the size of Asher! Not really, but I really don't think it will be long until he's close. Asher tries to pick him up all the time but Grey is just too heavy for him. He's heavy for me too, though :) He is doing well and is a healthy boy. I can't remember if I have posted about his eyelid before... He has ptosis in his left eyelid which basically just means he has a droopy eyelid. We have taken him to a pediatric eye doctor a couple of times to make sure his vision isn't compromised. We pretty much just have to watch it and make sure it doesn't cover his pupil. If it starts to then they will do a corrective surgery so that his vision doesn't stop developing. Otherwise he wait to see if it will correct itself as his face develops and grows. If not, he will most likely have surgery around the time that he's five or so to correct it. We are really hoping it will correct itself and he can avoid surgery altogether. The good news is it has not gotten worse so far and even though it has been about the same the last couple of months, it has improved a lot since he was born.

Greyson has started moving all over the place. He's rolling and scooting all around. He can pretty much get anywhere he wants to go. For a few weeks now he has been getting up on his hands and knees and rocking. He seems too little to crawl still but I think it will definitely happen sooner than later. He has always been wiggly and has never been content to sit still for too long. Now that he is getting mobile he's much happier to play on the floor, which makes life easier for all of us! Oh, and he can find and put his binky in his mouth all by himself. I feel like that's a big milestone for babies who love binkys!

He is sleeping much better these days than he has been the past couple of months. He sleeps through the night most nights, at least until 5 or so and just wakes for a bottle. Other nights he may wake up once to quickly eat and then is back to sleep in no time. He has also started to nap a little better. He usually takes a short nap or two in the morning and then takes a long nap in the afternoon the same time as Asher. He makes me so proud when he sleeps well since it has been such a roller coaster!

We started solids this month and so far he has had zucchini, squash and apple sauce. He has liked them all so far but really does NOT like rice cereal. What baby doesn't like rice cereal? Weird. So we just stick with baby oatmeal instead.

Greyson is such a sweet little spirit! I can already tell he is going to be sweet. He loves cuddles from Mommy and Daddy and he sure loves Asher. He loves to scoot over to Asher and see what he's doing and they are always making each other laugh. We sure have been blessed with these 2 sweet boys!