Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Grady is Eight Months!

Grady is 8 months.  For some reason when January started, I looked ahead and saw May 9th so closely.  

I don't mind him getting older because that's all part of it but I have savored this baby stage with Grady SO much more than I ever did with Molly Anne.  Probably because I know this is our last.  Probably because he's a boy and loves his Mama.  Probably because he's the sweetest thing on earth.  Probably because I know how quickly they get older.  Probably because I know this baby stage is FAST!  I'm soaking up every minute.  

The other night at 2am he was up tossing around and yall, I went against my religion and went in there and just rocked that boy!  You guys know how crazy I am about sleep.  He didn't need me, at all.  But I told myself he did so I could go in there and rock him for 15 minutes.  GASP!  I loved it.  I knew the next night it would bite me but it didn't.  He didn't get up so I felt like it was an overall WIN!  ;)

Okay here is what's up with Grady boy!  I know I should have taken these pictures when it was light outside but I've been busy at work and yeah, I'm just happy to have them done! ;)

1.  Probably over 23 pounds.  Popping out of 18m rompers and playsuits.  Wearing 18m shirts and pants but he only has a couple of each because I want to keep this boy in a romper for his entire life.  Not really but I feel like it's the only baby part of him because he's so big.  Do you all see what having a boy has done to me?  I was never like this with Molly Anne!  She always wanted to be a big girl though.  

2.  A couple of weeks ago I took away an ounce of his bottles in the morning and night so now he has 8 ounce bottles four times a day.  7am, 11am, 3pm and 6:30pm.  And three meals a day.  Yes, I spend my time feeding Grady.  He's eating all of the things now.  He still has a little trouble swallowing and one time Molly Anne choked so I'm somewhat scarred from that.  We are still on the mostly pureed train and in the next month or so may try to do smaller things.  I think the reflux isn't doing him any favors in this department.  Yes, still on prevacid for that too.  

3.  Sleep - three naps still.  Morning around 9:00 - 11:00, afternoon 12:45/1 - 3:00 and cat nap 4/4:15 until 4:45/5pm.  Bath/Bottle/Book 6:15pm and bed no later than 7:00pm.  He should be able to start making it and not having that cat nap.  I'd say about 5 days a week he still takes it though.

4.  He has officially found his voice including that squealing phase!

5.  He's definitely very low key and probably takes after Kevin thankfully.  I think Molly Anne and I are enough for our household on the louder, crazier, busier side!  He basically lives in Molly Anne's world and is along for the ride!  On Monday on our way home, we had just picked up Grady and I asked her if she thinks Grady will talk as much as she and I do.  She said, "hmmmm I don't know!"  It was cute.  No one can possibly talk more than Molly Anne and I do in the car...that's where she has learned SO much!  

6.  He is still going to physical therapy to work on his strength for rolling over, sitting up etc.  This boy still hasn't rolled over!  But ya know 23+ pounds is a lot to move.  And why would he roll over when he knows I'll do it for him?  ;)  But seriously, they do think he still needs a little extra boost of help so we will continue to go until he graduates.  

7.  We did the holiday Music Together class in December and he loved that!  I feel so fortunate to be able to do this with him even being a working mama.  

8.  This month he started sitting up pretty well.  I still put something soft behind him in case he tips but he will sit there and play with a toy now and he loves that.  My neighbor is letting me borrow her bath seat and Grady loves sitting in that.  It's nice because I can give them both a bath at the same time now!  

9.  He giggles and giggles when you tickle him!

10.  He LOVES Mills and Mills loves him.  He laughs at Mills all of the time and Mills likes to go in his room at all hours to see what he's up to.  

I asked Molly Anne to help me with Grady's pictures (which I always do) and her response was, "sure mama and maybe we can take my 3.5 year old pictures afterwards!"  My goodness, she doesn't miss a thing!  Below is her 8 month old picture and her update is here!


  1. Grady and Molly Anne's relationship reminds me so much of Oliver and Elsie's! You can definitely tell who the first child is! He's looks like such a happy guy!

  2. The best smile! On both of them!

  3. My little boy is 9 now and I miss the romper days so much! Soak it up!