Sunday, August 23, 2009

Put one foot in front of the other...


"The One Where Graham Walks"

So I get back from my girls' weekend up north, and I find that my baby is walking. Un-friggin-believable!!!!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Chomp, chomp, chomp

Well, Graham's bottom two teeth are officially in, and he's really working on using them! It's not unusual for him to crawl up to you, lunge for your feet, and chomp down on your big toe! And let me tell you -- IT HURTS! I think the only thing that Graham finds more delectable than big toes is our poor Maggie Moo's rear end. Poor girl!

If you look closely (or just double click on the pic to enlarge it), you can see G's bottom two front teeth:

As you can tell, he's been a wee bit crabby during this whole teething debacle experience. And sure enough, just as his bottom teeth have finished coming in, he's started cutting his top two. Let the hell joy continue. I just want my smiley, happy baby back.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

In and out - a retrospective of the space-time continuum

Nine months, one week ago today:

Exactly nine months ago, today:

And today:

It's amazing to believe that Graham has officially been "outside" as long as he was "inside." The nine months of my pregnancy seemed to last for-ev-er. There was so much to do: researching, registering for and assembling baby gear. Getting the nursery ready. Worrying, wondering, and anticipating. It was a jam-packed nine months that just couldn't go by fast enough, I was so eager to meet my little man.

Then, suddenly, wheter we were ready for him or not, he arrived in typical Elyse/Erik fashion - whining, just a little late, and with a splash of drama ;-) And it only took one look, and I knew - my life was forever changed, and the word "love" took on a whole new meaning. I was smitten.

And now. Now. I cannot imagine my life without this smiley, smart, loveable boy. In fact, I have a hard time even remembering what life was like before he was here. Whereas the nine months of my pregnancy dragged on, these last nine months have flown by. It's been a whirlwind of feeding, diapering, laughing and marveling at the perfect little person who's growing up too fast, right before our eyes.

Graham is motoring around the house now, crawling from room to room, completely fascinated by electrical cords, dog water dishes, and dog bones (ick). It's dumbfounding to realize that I no longer have to pick up my son when I leave the room. Now, he'll just follow along after me, motoring along on his hands and toes - no hands and knees for this boy, he crab-crawls on his hands and toes (I REALLY have to get a video uploaded on here for y'all to see). He's eating more and more solids, and gives himself his own water out of his sippy cups. Graham LOVES him some water - that's my boy, a camel, just like his momma!

We go to the pediatrician on Thursday to get some immunizations and have a height/weight check, and then it's off to Mod4 for his 9 month portraits. I'll be sure to update after that. In the meantime, I've got a little grinning NINE! MONTH! OLD! boy to enjoy: