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Friday, January 28, 2011

What we've been up to...

January has been a little slow around our house. I really enjoy the colder weather, but I've been challenged to find fun ways to occupy our busy little guy. Here's a small glimpse into our winter days.


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And a little peek at our bun in the oven (from a few weeks ago).....already a cutie :)


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Nine Month Check-Up

Griff's nine month check-up went so well. He was down a little percentage-wise in the weight category, coming in at 19 lbs. 13 oz (45%), but made up for it by moving up to 29.25 inches in height (85%), and holding steady at 18 cm in head circumference (70%). Ryan sweetly offered to start adding protein shakes to his bottles....I'm guessing that would get Griff's weight up pretty fast!

He was a perfect patient once again. Even the pediatrician remarked on how sociable he was, noting that most of the babies that come to see him at this age are terrified. What a welcome change to have a happy, smiling baby reaching his arms out to the good doctor.

It's hard to believe our next appointment will be after Griff's first birthday! How fast a year can go by when you're busy loving on and being loved by such a sweet little guy!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Big Brother!


That's right....we can hardly believe it ourselves, but Griff is going to be a BIG BROTHER in just a few months! We are thrilled (and a little terrified) to be awaiting the arrival of our second child this summer....due July 14th, 2011.

It's going to be a little crazy around our house for a while, but at the rate Griff is growing up, I think we will really appreciate another baby in the mix. Can't wait to find out if we will have a little brother or a little sister for our little man :)

So far, this pregnancy has been very different from the first one. I've been nauseous, but not nearly as much as I was with Griff. With him, we actually designated one toilet in the house for puking and one for everything else (TMI, I know). Of course, that may be because my new doctor immediately prescribed Zofran for me...a girl's best friend when it comes to morning sickness. I've also been much more tired that I was the first time around....again, that maybe due to circumstances more than anything, specifically, chasing after a crawling youngster all day! The other big difference this time is that I've been craving all kinds of fried food (onion rings - yum!). With Griff, I couldn't stand the smell or even the thought of burgers, fries, chicken, pretty much anything that was greasy or fatty. Good thing I was able to lose the baby weight pretty fast with Griffin, because with these cravings, things aren't looking good for my girlish figure :)

Overall, I'd say I really enjoy being pregnant, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't super excited that the first trimester is officially over. Bring on the second trimester happy times!