Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Graham Robert: 10 months

How is it already a month later?! Graham started crawling and pulling to stand within a week of each other! The crib got lowered, and we've started to have to re-babyproof the house. The hardest thing is going to be getting Hilton to make sure the baby gate to the stairs is closed, he opens it and forgets to close it behind him. Graham has officially made it known that he has decided he wants mom more than dad. He cries if I hand him to Jared for something which makes me feel bad because I want him to prefer Jared. He's also become very demanding wanting to be held and sometimes will cry no matter what I do.

We officially got Graham's helmet, he's had it for a couple weeks and I might be crazy but I feel like I already might see some change. He gets re-scanned at the end of the month so we'll see what improvement he's made.

Graham is still teething like crazy, but at least his four top teeth finally broke through. He is getting sick of graham crackers and Ritz crackers. He will still eat yogurt and has now agreed to ice cream but basically refuses other baby foods we've tried. I've tried give him bits of bananas, grapes, strawberries, and string cheese and he pushes them right onto the ground. Still loving our Graham-man, Graham-ster, Grah-meister, and Graham-cicle.

  • Weighs 24.8 lbs. (75%)
  • Height 22.5 in. (24%)
  • Wearing size 18 month clothes
  • Wearing size 4 diapers still, about ready to move to size 5
  • Still takes about two 2 hour naps each day
  • Eats about 7 oz. every 2 hours
  • Having trouble expanding our solids selection of what he will eat
  • Crawling like crazy!
  • Pulling to stand everywhere now
  • Had to lower his crib
  • Has four new teeth on the top, they finally broke through!

  • He wasn't super happy so we never actually got a smile, but he's normally very smiley! 

    Monday, June 05, 2017

    Graham's Cranial Journey: First two weeks

    We've officially been in the helmet for two weeks now and he has finally gotten used to it. The worst days so far have definitely been adjusting into the helmet. Not so much because he disliked the helmet itself; it was much more that he HATES having it taken off and putting it back on. He still does.

    The first day he was in for one hour, out for one hour. The second two hours on, two hours off. Then to four hour increments, eight hour increments and then the fifth day he was on full time. Pretty much a pain, but now he's pretty much used to it.

    Now that the days are getting warmer we are definitely going to have to avoid a lot of time outside or in the car. Even just thirty minutes outside in the shade yesterday and his head was all sweaty when I took off his helmet while got him ready for bed. He's not a fan of having his hair blow dryed after getting it washed or when he is sweaty so we will see how restricted we are this summer. Otherwise so far so good.

    Getting fitted the first day:

    At Lagoon:

    Surviving with ice cream:

    While camping:

    Happy as a clam: