Thursday, August 21, 2008

Grayson update

Some of my blog-stalkers (aka: college friends and Grandmas that don't leave comments) have requested an update on the kid. Here it is.
Bad Mommy! You don't blog about me enough!
I've regrettably missed journaling some of Grayson's more fantastic feats, like the time I was studying for my Chem final (Aug 4) and I looked over to see he had rolled to the top of the stairs and his left foot was dangling over the top step. That silly baby had to make at least 5-6 complete revolutions to get over there and he did it in less than two minutes. Needless to say, I don't put him and his blanket down behind the couch anymore. Of course, now that he's in the middle of the living room, he just rolls until he bangs his head into said couch (or the coffee table). Fortunately, he's only hit it hard enough to leave a bump one time, and that was just two days ago.

Then there was the one and only (I'm a good enough mommy to learn from my mistakes) time he scooted himself off my bed and onto the floor (Aug 8). Don't worry, nothing broke or bled, though I nearly had a heart attack. I couldn't figure out how he rolled through my pillow blockade so I recreated the situation a few days later and watched for a very long time until I saw him get up on all fours and back his way through the very narrow gap between two pillow corners. Um, blockade only works against rolling babies. Not scooting/crawling ones. Sly little fellow, that one!

Grayson still doesn't 'do' baby food, but he loves to eat whatever I am eating and willing to share with him. So far he's enjoyed cantaloupe, zucchini, bananas,
grapes, pineapple, and watermelon that way. I guess he thinks he's not getting enough fiber, though, because he also enjoys eating paper and ficus leaves. I didn't realize he ever completely ingested one of the leaves until two days ago (Aug 19) when I caught him red-handed and with a sour look on his face as he kept smacking his mouth and pushing his tongue out. Later that afternoon, I found part of a previously eaten leaf in his diaper. The piece from two days ago showed up in this morning's diaper. Poor baby. Lucky me.

Grayson is a very busy and attentive baby. He
cannot keep still for one second - he's always looking around for something to play with or chew on. No matter what's in my hand, he wants it, and he wants it NOW. He lunges for everything and grabs anything he can get his hands on, and boy does that kid have a grip! I'm finally starting to understand why so many new moms get their hair cut. But I love him t h i s much more because of it. His personality is absolutely delightful.

A couple of photos for you to enjoy:

July 27 - Grayson and Grandpa Keith
July 29 - Look! My teeth are big enough that you can finally see them!
August 6 - Sometimes I roll all the way under random objects but Mommy can't get the camera quickly enough to take my picture.
August 10 - Grayson, Uncle Eric, cousin GabriellaAugust 17 - What talent! Sometimes I hold stuff in my mouth so I can use my hands to grab other things I want to play with.
Yes. My baby is crazy.


John-E-Boi said...

Thanks for the update! I thought you'd been abducted by those nice young men in their clean white coats.

Denae said...

aweee he is getting so big. I am glad you posted!

Laurie said...

Goodness, he's grown! Handsome boy!

And don't worry... we've all accidentally had our babies fall off the bed or something similar. I don't trust anyone who hasn't. Heh!

Katz said...

He's so big! And that personality... I can't wait to meet this kid. You should meet us in California. ;)

BeatlesDiva said...

I love the new photos. He's such a doll!

Jed said...

Seriously, I'm going to put in an order for a Grayson. That's what I want.

Karynn Jorgensen said...

What a busy little bee....
from one of your college friends that DOES post comments!