Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Better than my Birthday

This Sunday was seriously a perfect day.  Dave and Griffin made me feel so special, loved, and appreciated the entire day.  I don't know how I got so lucky to have such a wonderful husband AND a perfect little baby too, but I am forever grateful.  That makes my job title of "Mom" a lot easier and more enjoyable than I ever could have imagined.  We celebrated from the minute I woke up till the minute I went to bed, making my birthday pale in comparison.
Griffin gave me the most heartfelt card, then took it back to chomp on. 

Meanwhile Dave was making cream cheese and strawberry stuffed french toast for brunch, since I got to sleep in a bit.
Griffin did a great job keeping me entertained while Dave cooked.  He even got to eat a little applesauce brunch too.
He was such a nut during breakfast.  He would giggle as the spoon neared his face and when he had a mouthful.  That alone made my day.
After brunch we played in the sunshine.  It felt amazing, a little on the cool side but warm in the sun.  Just how I like it.  Griffin even sat up by himself to play with his toys.

After eating an awesome brunch, then playing outside, we did the next best thing and took a nap.  The windows were open, a breeze coming through, and birds chirping.  It seriously could not have been any better.  
After the nap we packed up and went to visit my Nana to give lots of hugs and kisses.  Afterwards we went to a Chinese restaurant that we used to live near.  Yumm!  It seemed like I was trying to outdo myself in calories that day, but it was worth it!  Griffin managed to sleep through our entire dinner--he's so considerate.  

The weather was too nice not to take advantage of it, so we took a stroll downtown.  We went across the newly opened walking bridge into the art district, probably my most favorite part of this city.  Looked at the sculptures and took lots of pictures.  I just wished I would have left a little room to have a latte from Rembrant's....but there's always next time.  

I will always remember my first Mother's Day.  Every day I appreciate the gift of motherhood, but it sure was fun getting to celebrating it.  There really is nothing better than being Griffin's mom.  

Monday, May 3, 2010

6 months

Griffin is officially six months old.  I have thought every previous month, "oh, this is a fun age." but six months really is a lot of fun.  My baby is now oozing with personality.

He is now babbling like crazy.  You can't predict when he's going to start talking, nor can you command it.  However, as soon as it starts it's hard not to watch.

He's getting around pretty well, rolling and scooting like a mad man, trying to eat everything in sight.  For the last few days he's been getting in the push up position, on his hands and toes.  He's still scooting with his head down to the ground and pushing with his feet.  He loves to stand.  He can hold himself up for a while if you stand his next to something.  He's getting close to sitting up by himself, he can do a few seconds at a time then he topples.

He's eating like he's been doing it for years and there's not too much that he loves more.  He's had avocados, peas, sweet potatoes, green beans, pears, and bananas.  I'm guessing that he's liked everything, as he hasn't spit anything out yet.  His  love of bananas is pretty intense, as he eats them at lightening speeds.  Everything else is eaten at a much slower pace.  The doctor told us today that all [mushed] foods are fair game at this point (which was news to me) and at seven months we can start finger foods.  Eating is proving pretty fun for all of us.

At the doctor today Griffin weighed almost 19 pounds (80th percentile) and was 27 1/2 inches long (85th percentile).  His head must had a growth spurt as it went from average to above average.  He had another round of shots today as well, but this time it took much less effort to calm him down afterwards.  As soon as Dave picked him up, he had forgotten all about it.

As Griffin ages, it's becoming more and more clear that we have ourselves one happy, laid back, healthy little baby, which makes me that happiest mama in the whole wide world.