Monday, February 23, 2015

Grayson Brooks | Six Weeks

I'm not going to set myself up for the terrific failure of trying to do monthly baby updates. I'll do them as often as I can and call it good. Good?
We've survived tue first month! 6 weeks actually. It's been a whirlwind of a month and it has been so wonderful. I am absolutely loving every minute of my time home with G. It is starting to feel a little bit like the movie Groundhog Day though. Truth be told, I wouldn't mind these days lasting forever. 

He now weighs 10 lbs 4 oz and is 23 inches long. The doctor said he's exceeding his expectations for growth and I'm so proud! He's starting to chunk up and is getting adorable rolls on his arms and legs. 

 He has officially grown out of his newborn clothes and diapers. We've moved on to the 0-3 month section of his closet and he's in size 1 diapers.

We were shocked to see how light his hair actually is. I really thought he would have a big head of thick black hair like his Dad. I was pretty blond as a baby so I'm interested to see what it turns into. I'm still guessing dark. We still can't quite see his eye color. There a really pretty steel gray right now but they're starting to look brown. Nick thinks they might be hazel. 

My mom brought my baby book down with her when she came to visit. I couldn't believe my eyes, but Grayson is my tiny clone. My baby pictures could be pictures of him. That was so fun to see! Although he's really a perfect mix of the two of us and sometimes looks exactly like Nick.

He got to meet his Grandpa {my Dad} and his Auntie and cousin when they all came to visit. Nayeli was obsessed with him and just wanted to pat him and grab his hair. We made Valentine salt dough foot prints for the grandparents and Daddies.

All Nayeli wanted to do was touch G. Even if it meant resting her feet on him.

We've taken a couple weekend trips and Grayson has been so great every time. We went to Napa one weekend and to the family cabin for Valentine's Day.We have been having some really beautiful weather and ventured out to do some wine tasting and went out to dinner both weekends. He slept like a little angel in his car seat at the wineries and at dinner. 
Snuggling with his Auntie at the cabin

He has started noticing his mobile in his crib and turns his head to watch it when I wind it up and likes to look at his Taggies animal on his car seat. He is making eye contact with us and tracking is with his eyes if we get up and walk away from him. He likes looking at the little sheep that hang from the bar on his bouncer that he sits in while I'm in the kitchen and he's obsessed with looking at all of the lights in the house. I've caught him watching the TV a few times too. I'm going to have to start being careful about that!

He is trying so hard to smile for us and it is the sweetest thing I've ever seen. He opens his mouth up wide and curls his lip on one side and kicks his feet really fast when he gets excited. He's doing it the most right when he wakes up. It makes me so happy that his happiest time is when he sees our faces. He's got a tiny dimple in his left cheek and I can't stand the cuteness.

He had his 6 week shots on Friday and it broke my heart into a million pieces. I knew it was going to be upsetting to see but I was so not prepared for it. I've never seen his scream in pain that way ever and I cried like a little baby the whole way through. The poor nurse.

We are loving our stroller and I've been trying to get out for some kind of outing either a walk, trip to Target or grocery shopping every day. I've been using the rock n play in the morning to put him down to sleep while I shower and make breakfast and he sleeps in his swing at the end of the day during his long afternoon nap while I prep dinner or clean up around the house. I call it the 5 o'clock shuffle. The last few minutes before Nick comes home from work that I run around doing everything I haven't done all day.

I've been wearing him in the Moby wrap to the grocery store, on walks, and around the house. He absolutely loves it and just conks out as soon as I put him in. I'm thinking that this will be the best way to bring him to church when we take him for his first mass in a couple weeks.

His head smells like vanilla popcorn and his breath smells like berries. Sometimes I lay in bed in the morning with my nose in his hair so I can soak in his smell while we wake up. I told Nick the other day that I want to bottle up his smell so I can spray it on him when he's 15. His eyelashes are about 6 inches long and he's got the tightest little cowlick right at his hairline in his forehead. 

He makes the sweetest little noises when he's nursing. He mews like a little kitten and grunts and grumbles in his sleep. He is so noisy at night. He never cries but will let out a few random wails in his sleep. He's been sleeping in bed with us and it has been one of my absolute favorite things. 
Part of me still can't believe he's ours. Watching him change and grow has been the best blessing of my life. The amount of love that I have for this small person is paralyzing and terrifying and beautiful and wonderful. 
Happy one month sweet baby Gray. We love you to the moon and back. Thank you for choosing us.


  1. Mommyhood is the BEST! Loving these sweet newborn pics!! You rock at finding cute baby boy outfits.

    1. Oh it really is the best thing ever. I have been having so much fun finding cute clothes for him! Thank you :)



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