Graham is FOUR MONTHS OLD! His personality is starting to come out and it is just the sweetest. For the most part, he is just a happy go lucky kind of dude. He’ll sit and watch fishing shows with Jake or sit in his chair and watch while I make dinner. Or more likely the – What Molly Made chocolate chip pudding cookie recipe ( I linked the recipe, you’re welcome). I may or may not have made them 4 times this past month 😀
He is so sweet and has the biggest smile. He is starting to wiggle and gets excited when he sees someone he knows. His eyebrow expressions are hilarious (got that from his momma) and I’m fairly certain his eyes are going to be blue like his dads <3. We go to the doctors next week. I’m excited to see how long he is and how much he weighs. His thighs have quite the rolls these days.
While he is typically quiet and content he will let you know when he wants a change of pace or to be entertained. He’ll start blowing raspberries and arching his back locking his legs out until you change it up. In just the last two weeks we have solidified naps and we’ve actually had to wake him up from a few! He is still sleeping great through the night and recently found his way to his belly. He sleeps SO much better on his stomach compared to his back or side.
While at a photography conference put on by Katelyn James this past December. She talked about how we only have 936 weeks with our children before they graduate (from a book called- “Don’t Miss It: Parent Every Week Like It Counts“). It talks about what we do every week with our children matters, to be intentional. While I am just at the beginning of that countdown it made me stop and think about everything happening in the world and how much I needed a slow year, a quarantined year. I had 17 WEEKS off with Graham, 919 left.
While returning to work this week (my full-time job as an Autism Specialist) we are spending the week figuring out how to make all of this work and keep everyone safe. When the clients do come back it will be in limited numbers, easing me back into the swing of things instead of coming back to one of the hardest, but most rewarding jobs I’ve ever had.
Then comes my wedding season- I limited the number of weddings I took this year so I could spend as much time as possible with Graham. Then along comes Coronavirus and almost half of my weddings have been moved to next year. While I am sad for my couples that they’ve had to postpone one of the best days of their life, and it’s not going to be a good season business-wise, I am choosing to look at it as one less day I am away from family.
Graham has changed my thinking, my feelings, and my overall being at just a tiny little 4-month-old. He has forced me to slow down, be late, be less selfish, and look for the good even in all the bad. Pretty mighty for a little boy who still pees on me.
Things to Remember
-Almost out of 3-6 month clothes!
-Size 2 diapers and 3’s at night
-Blowing raspberries when he’s frustrated
-He loves music and will calm down almost instantly
-His hair is coming and has a touch of blonde
-The grunting he does to put himself to sleep
-He gets fussy 30 minutes before his nap, like clockwork
-Has been in quarantine for almost half his life, hahaha