I love all the Chiefs flags on Fridays!
I apologize to the few people who actually read this blog for the lack of blogging. I’m sorry Gr. Elaine. Work finally feels like it might slow down enough for me to have a lunch break, which is when I normally scrap together a post.
- I’m looking forward to the holidays. Seeing my family and my best gal, Lindsay. Watching Graham stare at the Christmas tree lights. Putting an apron on and helping my mom in the kitchen. Watching my nieces and nephew open presents.
- I need more hours in a day. When I get home from work, I am committed to Graham for the two-ish hours I have to spend with him before he goes to bed. After I’ve cleaned the kitchen, taken a shower, and washed bottles, I’m usually too tired to take the time to do something I enjoy. I have two Vogues that are still in the cellophane. By the way, when am I supposed to exercise? I’m still looking for a balance…
- I’m in one of those moods where I want to purge everything I own that I’m not crazy about. Why did we spend so much money buying white plates from Crate & Barrel when I could own mismatched plates that I love. I want my life to be thoughtful and well-curated (not necessarily expensive). I don’t have time for extra junk and noise. I want simplicity (and a housekeeper). I want to put Graham in the ErgoBaby, hold Daniel’s hand, and walk through the neighborhood crunching leaves under our feet until it gets dark. Rooney can come too.
- I’m really looking forward to a trip in December to Chicago to celebrate Daniel’s 30th birthday with my parents and two of our best friends. We are staying at The Drake, and I plan to sleep until I can sleep no longer. I plan to wear party dresses and drink a little too much and eat some of the best food I’ve ever tasted. Did I mention Alinea?
The littlest of my handsome fellas tried solid food for the first time last week! Peaches and bananas. Carrots, parsnips, and apples. Apricots and rice cereal. Graham opens his mouth on cue, but he is still working on swallowing. I love that he now sits at the table with us, and I can’t wait for the day when he gets to try his dad’s gourmet meals.
Weight: 14 lbs 12 oz (49th percentile)
Length: 25 inches (56th percentile)
Head Circumference: 17 inches (76 percentile)
Graham is always moving and talking. He can flip over from this belly to his back and constantly has something in his hands and mouth. He likes to be held so that the back of his head is against my chest and he has just started turning his head around to look at me which is pretty cute. When he belly laughs, he gets the hiccups 95 percent of the time.
He’s still an excellent sleeper at night, averaging 8-hour stretches. Last night he started screaming while I was putting his pajamas on after a bath. After I got this arms through and before I had the legs snapped, he fell sound asleep. Screaming to sleeping in two seconds. We are making progress on getting him to sleep in his crib during naps.
This weekend we will be experimenting with fruits and veggies which should be fun!