Saturday, August 22, 2009

11 Weeks!!

Today, Grayson is 11 weeks old!! And boy, is he changing!!! He is constantly smiling up a storm, he is teething now, and he's in his big-boy bath tub!! :) He's sleeping good at night still, but staying up more during the day and just taking smaller cat-naps. He's eating like crazy (takes after his dad!) and he is growing so strong! He is starting to pull himself up into a sitting position if you let him hold onto your hands. He's also pushing up really well during tummy-time!! He's just so strong!!!!

We can't believe he is teething already, but the pediatrician said that some babies start early, and he definitely is!! Josh apparently cut his first tooth at 4 months old and was teething way before that!!

I am now back at work (going on 3 weeks now) and Josh's mom is watching Grayson. I really miss being home with him and sometimes wish I didn't have to miss out on so much time. But, I am so thankful that we have family watching him instead of having to put him in daycare right away.

Well, that's our update for now!! He's continuiing to grow every day!!!! We just love him so much and he's such a happy boy!!

Friday, July 24, 2009

7 Weeks and growing, growing, growing!!!!

Grayson is now about 7 weeks old and he is growing like a weed! He has been going through a growth spurt the last couple days and has been eating almost 6 ounces every feeding!! I will be really anxious to see how much he weighs at his 2 month check up!!!

The pediatrician put him on Zantac about a week or so ago for his acid reflux. We had switched to a new formula that is specially made to help with spit up and reflux and that helped quite a bit, but not enough. So the meds have done wonders so far!!! He isn't fussy at all like he was and it seems to be helping so much!! We are so glad!

He is also sleeping great still! Goes to bed around 9:00 and doesn't wake up until about 4:00 AM! :) He then will go back to sleep and wake up in the morning.

Our little man is also starting to smile more!! He isn't yet always smiling at us, but as you can see in the picture i posted, he definitely can smile really big!!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Grayson is now 1 month old!! I can't believe it!! He is growing so fast and seems to be getting stronger every single day!! Things are still not on a perfect schedule but I know it takes time! But he is holding his head up more and more. The eating is not super consistant yet. He sometimes will eat only 3 ounces and other times up to 5 ounces. We switched him to a "gentle ease" formula which seems to help with his gas but he's still a little fussy. That's been the hardest part for me.....I get frustrated pretty easily right now when he gets fussy for no apparent reason. But, I am learning! :)

Anyways, things are going great and Grayson is chugging right along!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

3 Weeks Old!

Grayson is 3 weeks old!! The time has flown by already and he is constantly changing and doing new things! He is continuing to sleep well through the night for the most part, but is fighting gas more and more (something we may have to talk to the doctor about! haha). His umbilical cord finally fell off and we were able to give him his first bath - which he decided towards the end he wasn't fond of quite yet. He also started to swing in his swing, which he does seem to like!

We are amazed every day how much he is growing! He is already holding his head up so great!! Like I said, he is sleeping well through the night - waking up once in the middle of the night and not again until morning! We are definitely blessed in that area!!! He is definitely eating well (around 4 ounces each feeding) and is now exclusively on formula.

Josh's Mom has been a great help while living here! She has allowed Josh and I to get some much needed sleep a couple nights and she helps a great deal during the day as well. We are grateful to have her here!

Grayson will go to his next pediatrician check-up on July 7th for his 1 month visit. We know he will have gained quite a bit of weight!! :) We will definitely have more to update soon, so check back!!

Love to everyone!!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Grayson Cole is here!!!!

As most of you know by now, Grayson entered the world on Saturday, June 6th at 6:26 PM!!!

We had a scheduled c-section for Monday the 9th but my water broke Saturday morning around 11:00 am. I wasn't having strong contractions at all, so we didn't head to the hospital until about 3:30 that afternoon. I was wheeled into the OR at 6:00 for the c-section and Grayson was born at 6:26!!!

Grayson was 7 lbs 2 oz and 20 1/2 inches long! We were in the hospital until Tuesday afternoon and then headed home!! Recovery for me has been better than I expected although I still get sore and really tired each day. Josh has been an amazing help during this whole time!! It was hard to see him go back to work. The baby is sleeping through the night already and only waking up once or twice for feedings!!! We're so lucky!! haha

Josh and I are both amazed at the love that we have for our new son! He's been such a joy and we just love him so much!!