Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Grant's Apology and Catching Up...

Dear Grant, 
I am officially apologizing that you are the epitome of every second child cliche.  Thank goodness you are such a good baby who doesn't mind being dragged all over town to your big sister's commitments, parties, sporting events, etc.  I'm sorry that you turned 3 months old and I've yet to even upload the pictures, never mind blog about them.  I'm trying my best and sadly, it's not going to get much better when I go back to work in less than 3 weeks.
Your mother

I'm glad that's out there.  Seriously, I don't know where the days go.  It seems like I just get Georgia to school before Grant and I are turning around to go right back to the school to get her.  I absolutely despised flipping the calendar this week (okay, iPhone "flipped" it for me, so I'm already lying) and seeing November.  Part of me hated seeing Grant turn 3 months old knowing in the back of my head that I was always going to be going back to work when "Grant is 3 months old."  It's almost here, so I'm trying to enjoy these last lazy days.  By "lazy days," I mean days that I don't have to do my hair and make-up.  Nothing about them seems lazy to me!  We're still go-go-go around here.

The weekly crazy...

Back on October 22nd, the big guy turned 3 months old!

The biggest change from 2 months to 3 months is just the amount of smiling that he does all day long.  He is non-stop smiling all the time.  He is so nosy and just wants to watch all of us around the house.  When he starts to whine, it's usually because he is bored and wants a change of scenery and to see what else is happening around the place.  He's starting to laugh more and more too these days.

He's still a great eater and chugs his 4oz bottles all day long.  Chunky monkey definitely loves his milk.  Although he doesn't have an official 3 month doctor appointment this month, we're guesstimating that he weighs around 13.5/14 pounds.  His eyes are doing a much better job tracking and he's intrigued by little things on our faces, like Nick raising his eyebrows!  He's just realizing he has arms and hands, which is hysterical to watch as he tries to figure out how to use those things.

In terms of sleep, he's still doing fairly well.  He goes to bed around 8-9pm each night and then we dream feed him around 11pm when we go to bed.  Two to three times per week, we get a full night of sleep.  On the other nights, he's consistent with a quick wake-up around 4-5am.  Nick usually feeds Grant while I pump and we're all back in bed within 30 minutes (if only it didn't take me double that time to fall back asleep most nights as I think of ways to murder my snoring husband who was asleep in less than 30 seconds!!).  

To celebrate his 3 month birthday, Grant got to go on his first (and I'm sure first of many) daisy girl scouts field trip with his big sister!  Georgia was so excited for her first official daisy outing... and the chance to earn a badge.  Luckily, the sun was shining on a fairly windy day to hit up the farm AGAIN for the second time in less than two weeks.  Again, thanks to Auntie Sherrie for the pumpkin shirt and hair accessory because you know we repeated that look all over again!

She could slide all day long!
She is forever my party girl!

Proud to have earned her corn maze badge (insert my "you got a badge for what?!?!" face)...

Please stop growing, kiddo!

Jumping with Daddy...

Georgia even managed to snap a picture of Grant and I on the farm...

And then she wanted us to take a selfie together (and I instantly wondered how long my hair was sticking up like that????)...

I sat in the back seat with the kids on the way home so that I could give Grant a bottle.  He cracked me up the whole way home with his faces...

Meanwhile, this little daisy passed out cold as soon as we pulled out of the parking lot.  Nick and I couldn't even remember the last time she slept in the car!

Early on in the week, I was trying to figure out Grant's hair color (some days it seems blonde, other days reddish, and some days brown), so I snapped a few pics of him.  It's like he knew what I was doing and just smiled away at me!

Last week was Red Ribbon Week at Georgia's school.  My favorite day was "Live in the Future Day" where the kids dressed up as their future careers.  Georgia, of course, was all about being a teacher.  Unfortunately, we're not the fanciest dressers out there.  But, I had my badge from last year, so we were able to do a little magic and transform Georgia into the future Ms. Thoman!