How can it be that Graham is already four weeks old?
He is a good, snuggly baby. He is a pretty happy, content guy unless he is getting tired, and then he can get pretty unhappy, pretty quickly. He still sleeps A LOT. I remember being surprised with all of my children how much they sleep at first, and Graham is no exception. So far, he has been pretty easy to take along with us on our daily adventures because he is always snoozin'. His sleeping at night is a different story, but I won't bore you with those details......
He like his pacifier, likes to be swaddled, and is nursing well. As he is falling asleep, he gives the sweetest little (unintentional) smiles. He is sleeping in our room for now, and probably will continue to do so for a while. He weighs 10 lbs, 6 oz, and he seems bigger everyday.
The girls continue to love on him. They are very concerned with his daily activities. All day long, I hear things like "Graham spit his bink out," or "Graham looked at me," or "Did Graham poop?" Or the most frightening from Sydney, "I fixed Graham's head!"
We are loving our little man and can't wait to see what the next four weeks hold!
Here are a few pictures from the last couple of weeks...
The girls love their Aunt Morgan, and they are super excited that she is home from college. They are totally fascinated by the fact that she "stays up really late and sleeps until lunch time."
Graham continues to do well. He is really sweet, and we love having him around!
These two are always ready to hit the pool...or sprinkler....or hose. Today was Clare's "Fun in the Sun Day" at school, and Jane and Sydney decided we needed to have our own Fun in the Sun Day at home. Running around in the sprinkler seemed to satisfy the request!
Clare is spending some quality time with Graham on the floor. Too bad he was probably snoozing!
In order to truly document our last couple of weeks, I have to put a picture of Graham in his car seat. With end of school stuff, doctor's appointments, and just regular "life", things have been a bit busy around here. Thankfully, Graham doesn't seem to mind napping in his car seat! Such is the life of the fourth child, right?
Graham and I came home on Sunday around noon. He slept in the car...looking very cute all the way home!
We were warmly greeted by three excited girls!
Let the holding begin!
Graham has done great since we have been home. We went to the doctor today, and he is weighing in at 8 lbs. 13 oz. He is eating good, sleeping decently, and hopefully adjusting to life with three big sisters.
On the flip side, Clare, Jane and Sydney are adjusting well also. They love their little brother and seem relatively unphased by the addition of a new family member. Of course, each girl has her moments, but all in all I think they have done great. It is so nice to have Casey home this week to help us transition into life as a family of six. Next week the true chaos will begin!