Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Six weeks and smilin'!

Grayson smiles for us all the time now and has for the last two weeks or so - a huge reward for my sleep deprivation and insanely sore upper back. Seriously, I spend so much time bending over this kid, either feeding or changing him, that I feel like I look like those older ladies with osteoporosis that do ads warning young girls to up their calcium intake. Carrying around these unnaturally large breasts doesn't help, either.

Anyway, I've had a hard time capturing a pic of these smiles. I'll get him cooing and smiling at me, but as soon as I pull out the camera, he gets totally distracted and won't look at me anymore. Even if I hold the camera below my face so he can still see me, he won't stop staring at it instead of me. So today I tricked him into smiling for the camera by hiding it way back behind and above my head. It took a few tries for me to get the angle just right, but this is what I finally got:
The coy half-grin he freely gives Almost got it...
There it is!
Oh my, this baby is getting so big! Even though he was so little when he was born, I don't think God intended for him to stay that way. He eats at least every 2-3 hours during the day and every 3-4 hours throughout the night, and leaves me plenty of dirty diapers as a 'Thanks, Mom.' But I don't mind, except that it takes me forever to stay caught up on housework and homework, so the blog and email get neglected! He's started chunking out a bit in his face and thighs, but his arms are still super skinny. We're pretty sure he weighs over nine pounds now, based on our very simple method of weighing me and then weighing me plus a naked Grayson and subtracting my original weight. I can't wait to get official stats at his 2-month checkup next week. I think the doctor is going to be so happy with his growth. Yay!

11 comments:

Brittany said...

Okay, he is ADORABLE! I love that smile.

I think new parents need some sort of super spy camera for growing babies. It needs to be invisible and silent, and take flawless photos and sound video instantly. Did I mention it needs to be silent and invisible?

Katz said...

i love it! that smile is so dang cute.

wdwbobbie said...

The smile pictures are awesome! JD refuses to smile for the camera still.

Jillian said...

The half grin...priceless.

Sherpa said...

Oh, he's absolutely precious!

familyofthewaves said...

Thank goodness babies start smiling and interacting to give us something for all our efforts! He is absolutely adorable- a real looker. It seems like he is starting to favor his dad's looks, but who am I to really judge from pics (and I've never met your husband or your baby)!

Sara said...

Look at his sweet little face!!

Ben & Kimberly McEvoy said...

Congrats! your baby is sooo cute. You seem to have recovered well. you look great int he pic's.
I was amused reading you're post about how you wen to school and your mother came and saved the day- for your husband. I just took a weekend away- ladies weekend with my sisters . . .and my husband watched all 3 kids with no prepared meals. I was so proud. especially b/c the house wasn't a disaster.

glad the little guy is steadily gaining weight. good luck nursing and being a mommy. its worth it but it is exhausting

Tara and Jamey said...

What the ....... I check your blog everyday for like 2 weeks and then I go a few days without checking it and you have a million new posts???!!
Your little one is a doll! I can't believe that he is already 6 weeks, it goes by so fast. And yeah, your boobs are huge! ;)

John-E-Boi said...

ALRIGHT!!!

Now that he no longer looks like a waterlogged toad I will finally grant my parental approval of this arranged marriage. He looks to finally be worthy of the beauty that is his betrothed wife.

He's a cutie PagiePoo.

Ya done good!

Laurie said...

Oh my, he is the cutest little thing! But seeing his parents, this comes as no surprise.

Early smiler! How lucky you are! Micah took months to smile and I was seriously worried that he was just a very serious baby with zero sense of humor!