Thursday, February 4, 2010

Happy Two Month Birthday, Little Graham!

Just some updates from our last month together....
  1. Graham is growing by leaps and bounds... he's officially 23 inches long and 13.8 pounds, as we found out today from his pediatrician appointment. He's in the 90th percentile for weight and the 50th percentile for height. We all have a laugh when the pediatrician said that he's bigger around than he is tall (he was joking of course) but it made me think of my little one as a ball... or an umpa lompa. (Percentiles mean that out of 100 babies... only 10 would be bigger than little g and 90 would be smaller than little g.) His head is 16 inches... which is normal as the 50th percentile. We're not worried about his size... BOTH Big G and I were chunks too... and as soon as we started crawling we worked all of it off. The pediatrician is not worried either, of course.
  2. He had his first round of immunizations today. We are so lucky to have found Dr. McGehee who believes in an alternative-vaccine schedule. Graham got the Biphtheria, Tetanus & Pertusis (DTaP) and Rotavirus vaccines. He got the Rotavirus first which was a simple-syrup that he could drink. The second was a spring loaded shot that was given to him in his thigh. I think the shot just shocked him.. he let out a small scream but didn't cry or anything... we all were impressed by how tough he is.
  3. He can now turn over both ways by either leaning to the left or the right and with or without putting a rolled up blanket under him.
  4. We bought him a play mat and he loves laying on his back looking at all the fun patterns. 
  5. Tummy-time has always been a favorite and he's holding his head up for longer than ever now... he's even starting to sit up by himself. We're a little cautious about this though... it's a long way to fall over for a little guy.
  6. TMI: The poopy diapers have, luckily, slowed way down. Now, he only has one HUGE blowout every two/three days. I seem to be getting the majority of these and Big G doesn't.
  7. Big G and I got to enjoy a night out this month and Aunt Cheri & Uncle Matt got to enjoy him for a little while. We went over to a friends house for a potluck dinner... unfortunately for Cheri & Matt this was a blowout night!
  8. He's stayed with a stranger twice now when I do my mommy yoga. My yoga teacher offers yoga in her home while her nanny watches all the little ones. We've only done this twice. The first time I was SO worried and he didn't even make a sound. The second time I was able to relax much more and enjoy it knowing that since he was ok the first time he would more than likely be ok the second time.
  9. Morning time is our FAVORITE time of the day (at least for me)... We wake up about 8/8:30am and he's ready to eat. After he eats then it's time to PLAY! We have been having conversations with each other for weeks now... we laugh, talk, babble, coo and sing together. Then little g goes back to sleep at 9:30/10am. I love, love, love the full laughs where I can see his gums and his whole belly rolls like jelly.
  10. Our schedule is now... 
8/8:30am: Wake-up/Eat/Playtime
9:30/10am: Naptime
11:30am: Wake-up
12pm: Eat
12:30pm: Sleep
3pm: Eat
3:30pm: Sleep
5:00pm: Wake-up/Playtime
6:30pm: Playtime
8:00pm: Sleep
9/9:30pm: Bathtime/Eat/Night-nite Time
3:30am/4am: Eat (That's right... 6+ hours!!)
8/8:30am: Wake-up/Eat/Playtime

We simply can't wait to see what this month holds for our little one...

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