First Time Swimming!

We took G swimming for the very first time and he LOVED it! He was a little overwhelmed at first with the water, the lights, the people and the noise, but once he felt comfortable he was in heaven! Graham is so game to do and try anything and I super love that about him! We went around in the lazy river and let him splash around in the little kid splash pad. There were fountains and he would blink and couldn’t figure out what was getting little droplets on his face! It was too cute!

Four Generations

Graham, Mom, Grandma Ann, Great-Grandma Karla and Great-Grandpa Farrell. 

Graham, Randy, Grandpa Chris, Great-Grandpa Rod and Great-Grandma Peggy

G man is so lucky to have EIGHT great-grandparents alive and here to love him. He has only met four of them because the others live far away, but he’s so spoiled and so lucky! 

3 Months Old!

Graham is THREE MONTHS OLD! Some major milestones this month have been rolling from his tummy to his back and laughing! He is SO chatty and loves to have conversations or sing to us constantly. He even talks to himself at night before putting himself back to sleep. Graham sleeps through the night most of the time and we are so proud of him! He still is eating like a champ, loves his binky, and lately has been OBSESSED with chewing on his hands. He’s getting good at grabbing mom’s hair and other toys. He loves his grandparents and aunt Beth a lot. He’s only really fussy if he’s tired or hungry (just like Mom).

We sure love Graham Bam!

A Great Concert

Two of our all time favorite bands came to Utah TOGETHER which means Randy and I had to go! It was hard to leave Graham with my family but he had so much fun with them (and even rolled over for the first time while we were away. What a stinker!)

We loved listening to The Rocket Summer and getting to see Bryce (we’ve met him a few times before) and getting to see Sleeping with Sirens live. They talked about depression, homesickness, and lots of other things that made the concert really deep and impactful. We also had TONS of fun.


Our Routine/Nursing

We’ve gotten into a pretty great routine and I’ve had a few people ask me about it! So here we go (plus some cute picture of G and I that I love – thanks Randy!)

Some days of this routine are different and we do what G needs and wants, but this is pretty standard. Sometimes the feedings are off by 15 minutes or so but usually we stick pretty close to this!

5:30 – I wake up and work until Graham wakes up.
7:00 – Graham wakes up and eats
7:20 – We get Graham dressed, read stories, make the bed, and play.
8:00 – We start getting Graham ready for a nap
8:15 – 9:45 (ish) Graham naps. While G naps I work, get ready, and eat breakfast (sometimes we go for a walk just depending on how much work I have.)
10:00 – Feeding.
10:00 – 11:20 Play
11:20 – 1:00 Graham naps. While he naps I work, make lunch, and sometimes take a nap if I’ve had a rough night (very rarely do I nap anymore.)
1:00 – Feeding
1:00 – 2:00 Play
2:00 – 4:00 Graham naps. While he naps I work, and often Randy gets home so he and I will chat, work on a project, etc.
4:00 – Feeding
4:00 – 4:45 Play
4:45 – Graham and I have some cuddle time and he starts to fall asleep
4:45 – 6:00 (ISH) Graham takes a catnap at this time, sometimes it’s short and sometimes it’s long. When he wakes up we just play until he seems a little hungry.
6:30 (ISH) I feed Graham a 2 ounce bottle.
6:30 – 7:45 – We play, make and eat dinner, give Graham a bath, and then start getting ready for bed.
7:45 – Last feeding of the day (usually another 2 ounce bottle as it’s part of a cluster feed from 6:00)
G goes to bed between 7:30 and 8:00.
10:00 – Dream feed and right back to bed.

Graham doesn’t eat through the night, if he wakes up at night it’s just to get his binky replaced or something like that!

We’ve been so lucky with nursing—it’s come super easy for G and I and we’ve been really great! He’s also an angel and takes a bottle so at least once a day I pump and get him a bottle so we always have one pumped in the fridge, whenever we need it. It’s also nice because I don’t have to nurse if we go out, I can bring a bottle if I’m not sure where I could nurse. G is also not great at nursing with a cover so having a bottle option is such a relief!

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