Graydon at 8 months

Graydon at 8 months

8 Month Stats Weight: I tried the technique where I weighed myself and then weighed myself holding Graydon. According to that, he weighs 21 lbs. I could easily be off by half a pound, but it sounds about right since he weighed 18 lbs. 10 oz. at his 6 month check-up. Length: My home measuring skills with a wiggly baby estimate 29.5″ compared to his last check-up at 28.” He seems to be growing at a steady rate, healthy as ever. He was born big and is keeping up those stats. Clothes: He is in 12 month clothing all the way. I recently bought him 18 month cotton pjs at Carters and his long arms and legs fill them out. At the rate he’s growing and the rate in which the cotton shrinks, I was buying him new pjs every 2 months. Hopefully, he can keep these longer than that. Sleep: We’re not super strict about bedtime, but it’s nice to keep a consistent routine. He is an excellent nighttime sleeper. Usually clocking in 11-12 hours at night. On a typical night, he will easily go down after nursing by 8:30. Some nights he sleeps completely through the night till morning, but most nights he’ll wake up anywhere between 4:30 and 6:30, nurse, and go back to sleep till 8:30, sometimes later. I don’t even mind getting up with him once a night if he needs it. Bedtime is not something I want to fight him on. Occasionally, there are those nights where it’s just not happening, so he stays up later and hangs out with us, or he’s up earlier...
Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day

My very first Mother’s Day is this weekend, and I’m totally pumped. Last year, I was 20 weeks pregnant and just days away from finding out we were having a boy. Tim and I were both still 100% convinced it was a girl…OOPS! It was a busy month with us preparing to move into our house and I was driving to Katy to take care of my 3 month old nephew (such a special time I got to share with him) every other week while my sister-in-law went back to finish the school year, and we just ended up not celebrating. So this year really is my very first Mother’s Day to celebrate with my little guy. I’m excited to see what my husband and baby have planned for me. I feel loved and appreciated by my boys every day, but I like that they’re taking a little extra time and care to show that appreciation this weekend. Today, I have a few thoughts for my little boy. Dear Graydon, Thank you for making me a mother. I waited my whole life to be a mommy. I waited almost two years for YOU. Although it was difficult at times, you were absolutely worth the wait. I know God gave you to us at exactly the right time. I’m so happy that He chose me to be your mama. Sometimes it scares me a little when I think about what it means to have a son and raise a man. The gravity and importance of it hit me the moment I found out you were a boy, and from that moment...
What’s On…Your Nightstand & Graydon Turns 7 Months!

What’s On…Your Nightstand & Graydon Turns 7 Months!

Good morning, Monday! Looking forward to a week at home with my little boy. Last week was super busy and full of a few more firsts for Graydon when we met his great-grandmother and got his first taste of the Texas coast (more on that tomorrow). Gotta start with this…GO SPURS GO! One of the few times you’ll see sports on TV in our house is Aggie football or the Spurs. Love our team all year long, but playoffs are just so much fun to watch and this weekend didn’t disappoint. Looking forward to Playoffs Round 2. Now for the next installment of What’s On…My Nightstand! My nightstand and the end table on my side of the couch are almost synonymous. Lots of time is spent in those two spots nursing and holding baby. Several of these items travel with me up and down the stairs a few times a day. My nightstand is usually full, but almost always stacked neatly like this. I keep my clutter in little piles around the house, but at least I always know what’s in each little stack.   This is the first year I’ve had Life Planner and I’m wondering how I’ve gotten along without one all these years…especially when I was a teacher! I loved getting to design the cover with my favorite words and phrases. That Erin Condren is one smart lady. I now want one of everything she makes! When Graydon was born and the mommy instincts took over, I was tired of reading incessantly about pregnancy, birth, and the first year. So instead, I pulled out all of my...