Tuesday, June 1, 2010

6 weeks old already???

As of 2:30 this afternoon, Graham is officially 6 weeks old! I can hardly believe it. The last 6 weeks have flown by and have been a whirlwind! I can honestly say that I feel like we've made a pretty seamless transition. Not that life is 100% easy or anything - but not at all what I was anticipating. Granted, I feel like I need an extra set (or 2) of arms some days and I am definitely exhausted by the end of the day...but we haven't slowed down or missed a beat. We are very blessed to have friends and family who have given us tons of support - from fresh picked strawberries with chocolate to dip them in....to 3 weeks worth of dinners...to phone calls...to offers to hold or help out....its been wonderful.

Graham is doing great. Week 2-3 had its rough spots as we discovered that Graham is following in his brothers steps with reflux. We started him on Zantac at 3 weeks old and gave that a week to help...which it didn't. So after 4 nights of no sleep, our pediatrician switched him to prilosec...that seems to have done the trick. We are still sleeping upright in the bouncy chair but at least we are sleeping! I normally feed him at 9 and then put him to bed. We've even had 2 nights this week where I've only gotten up once to feed him.

Graham started smiling at about 4 1/2 weeks old which seemed early to me - but it has continued (and increased) so guess it was the real deal! He is making "talking" noises as well and is so cute! Graham has had full blown baby acne for 2 weeks now. I am a "picker" so this drives me crazy!! He hasn't been weighed since he was 2 weeks old and I am dying to know how big he is! I know he is growing because he has already outgrown a set of clothes!!!

The kids have continued to be great big siblings. Avery had a few weeks of meltdowns, starting about 2 weeks before Graham was born - but those seem to have stopped. And you would never know that Griffin had had any major life changes. They love to get all up in Graham's face and actually fight over who gets the closest. They continue to love helping with little tasks like getting diapers, finding pacifiers, picking socks, etc.
We made the long trip down to the gulf coast last week. We spent half of the week with Brent's family in Mobile, AL and spent the rest of the week at Grayton Beach with my family. The kids did great with all the driving - 12 hours each way. It was fun for Graham to meet most of his immediate relatives at such a young age. (He has met everyone except Brent's sister Cara and her fam in Birmingham and my brother Justin and his fam in Colorado. Not bad when you consider the size of our family!) This picture is of Graham and cousin Leland. (Garrett and Crystal's newest). She is about 2 weeks older than Graham.


  1. We enjoyed your visit to Mobile too! Gracious, Graham looks like he grew even more since he was here. Give them all kisses from their Gammy!

  2. Graham is so big already..what a cutie pie! Glad you guys had a fun trip!!

  3. Graham is so big! Sorry about those spots. He is so cute though! Looks just like Griffy! He has those HUGE eyes :)