Monday, December 28, 2009

Post-Holiday Update

Sadly and happily, another Christmas has come and gone. It was so awesome to spend so much good old-fashioned family time. Wednesday night we had Grayson’s Baby Dedication at my Grandmama’s house and it was beautiful. My Uncle Bill did a great job. After that, we visited and snacked on Grandmama’s homemade goodies. Thursday (Christmas Eve) we celebrated at lunch with Daddy and Josh and then spent the evening at Billie’s for more food and fellowship. On Christmas we traditionally went to Grandmama’s house for Christmas Dinner and exchanging gifts. We had a great time and we got so many good presents! My most favorite thing being the Moby Wrap I got from my Aunt Christy. I don’t know how I lived without it! I will attach a photo of us using it. Grayson got so many wonderful things as well. A sterling silver rattle with his name and birthday engraved on it, REAL Uggs (ha), clothes, a whale bathtub, and some toys. Madraye and Halle got here on Saturday and we had Christmas with them at Judy’s. Halle gave me home made bubble bath that she learned how to make from the book I gave her last Christmas! I was so impressed and so touched. The girls will be here all week, so we have lots planned to do. I hope Grayson and I can keep up! I will close with some photos from the holiday…











Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Pre-Holiday Update

Greetings from my old hometown! We moved down on Friday and unloaded the truck on Saturday morning. I had the entire apartment unpacked and decorated for Christmas by Sunday night! I can’t stand clutter… Everything is good so far! The apartment is big enough for us for an indefinite amount of time and our Aunt Billie is so graciously letting us stay here rent-free. It will help us so much until we can get moved to Brunswick later in the year. It has been so nice to be in a familiar place again with family and good friends.

I took Grayson to get his picture with Santa in Brunswick yesterday, and he even smiled for the camera! He is a ham, for sure (in more ways than one). After that, we stopped by our work Christmas Party to see all the co-workers who haven’t seen him yet. It was SO good to see everyone there and get motivated about going back to work soon. Tonight is Grayson’s Dedication at Grandmama’s house. Uncle Bill is christening him about 24 years after he christened ME! I think it’s so cool. Basically, from here to New Years, we are slammed with plans! I can’t wait for Christmas and I will post photos on here then. Keep in mind that I constantly add photos on Facebook.

Merry Christmas!



Monday, December 14, 2009

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Introducing our family Christmas card, 2009…


Monday, December 7, 2009

Two Month Appointment


Grayson is 9 weeks old today.

He is 25 inches long, and 17 pounds 14 ounces.

He had his first shots and he did great!

The bumps on his skin are just dry skin, not eczema.

Everything else looks perfect!


Friday, December 4, 2009

Grayson at 8.5 weeks and Other News

We are rapidly approaching Grayson's 2 month birthday. I can't believe it has been that long. Lately, we enjoy watching him coo and say "agoo" and even chuckle a bit. He also has found his hands and likes to lick them and beat himself in the top of the head with them too. Speaking of his head, he is holding it up really well now too. His schedule is gradually more predictable. He takes naps at about the same times every day and feeds at about the same times. The unpredictable part is night time. However, the last couple of nights he has only woken up twice to be fed. Just when I am getting used to no sleep, he starts sleeping! Gee whiz.
I weighed him last weekend and he weighed 17 pounds! I know that is hard to believe, but it is true. He is growing like a weed. Every day it is more fun to play with him and watch him try and communicate. He goes to the Pediatrician on Monday for his 2 month check up and first set of immunizations. I am DREADING it! Here are some photos from his second month of life:

In other news, I can officially make the announcement that we are moving back to South Georgia. All of our reasons for moving here remain valid, and we have made the best of our time in Atlanta, now that Grayson is here, it isn't working out. We are on one income right now which just gets us from paycheck to paycheck and won't work for very long. If I go back to work here, the excessive daycare costs will eat away my paycheck. We miss the coast, our family and friends. We will be returning to our old jobs. Mine will be part time so that I can spend more time with Grayson and friends and family will be able to keep him when I am working. Jay will be going back to school to finish his Bachelors of Science in Nursing. We are very excited about the new beginnings. Right now I am just trying to finish packing up the apartment and get ready to head south in two weeks. Next weekend Madraye and Halle will be here and then two weeks after that is Christmas (already!). I couldn't afford to do anything but Christmas cards this year, so my shopping is done! The next time I post will be with holiday photos!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!