Thursday, September 30, 2010

Stay at Home Mom

When I was pregnant I was a little anxious that I would get bored and lonely as a stay at home mom. I never thought twice about the decision though, we always knew I would stop teaching when we had our first child. Fortunately, I've found it pretty easy to stay busy and fulfilled in my new role. Taking care of Graham and our home is a full time job! I'm definitely a people person so I've made a concerted effort to get out of the house as much as we can. I have such a wonderful husband who works hard to support the two of us! Here are some current pictures of Graham!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Solid Food

Graham had his first serving of solid food on Saturday morning (not including the little tastes of ice cream he's gotten!). He's only had rice cereal so far, but I am looking forward to making my own baby food and watching him try all kinds of things in the future.

We had such a wonderful weekend last weekend catching up with some good friends: the Whites on Friday night and the Riches on Saturday night. This weekend we are looking forward to having Graham's Grandmother come visit from Atlanta!

Also, I am truly enjoying the bible study I joined called "Wisdom for Mothers." It is such a blessing to talk and share with other young mothers! The only problem is that Graham has a hard time in the church nursery because he doesn't want to sleep anywhere but his bed. He did take a bottle there today though which is good. He doesn't like eating from a bottle much at all.

PS: Please say a little prayer for Joe Bagby and his family.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Road Trip to Arkansas

Graham and I went with my mom this week to Searcy, AR to visit my grandparents. My grandfather just had a hip replacement. I think that it really cheered them up to have Graham around for a couple of days! It's amazing that God can use him to be a blessing, even at 5 months old. Graham has been really interested in table food lately, so I am thinking about starting him on some solid foods soon! I will definitely include some pictures of that. =) Here are some recent pictures, some are from our trip. We got Graham a Harding onesie. At the bottom there is a picture of Graham in his exersaucer that my mom got for him. He loves playing with it and putting the toys in his mouth (along with everything else)!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Today is labor day. This is the time of year when I start getting really excited because summer's just about over and fall is coming - my favorite season! I think it's my favorite because of the beautiful autumns I remember from my childhood in Pennsylvania. My pumpkins and fall leaves will be making their appearance very soon (yes I decorate for fall). We enjoyed a nice long weekend this weekend. We ate dinner Saturday night with my parents and brothers at Chad's favorite restaurant, Houston's in Dallas. It's so wonderful that are close enough to all of them to meet up easily for dinner.
Graham has some new tricks (besides the array of funny noises he's always making). When he's on his tummy he's started lifting himself up onto his knees! It won't be long folks before he'll be all over our house, I can feel it. I'm enjoying the freedom of being able to set him down and know that he'll stay there while I can. It's hard to believe he's almost 5 months old.
The splints that the occupational therapist made for his hands are already helping a lot. I was very skeptical at first, but we can tell that when the splints are off that he has his hands are open a lot more. We are continuing to see the OT once a week, and we are going to see a pediatric hand specialist in October. Graham's pediatrician thinks he has "congenital clasped thumbs." Hopefully he will not ever need surgery since we are addressing the issue so young!
I'm posting 2 videos: the fist one is Graham rolling over (which is does pretty easily now) and the second is Chad getting Graham to smile and laugh.