5.12.2011

Grayson: Eight Weeks

Grayson was eight weeks this past Tuesday, and I'm beginning to realize that I barely take any pictures of him. I knew this would happen, we're busier and...we're not crazy first time parents. Not that we're not cherishing the moments...but yeah. You all get it. But, I looked up at Connor's three scrapbook albums from his first year (yes, THREE, and they are overflowing, barely able to close) on the shelf and thought I should snap a few of Mr. Grayson today.

Things are going well here. He teased me with four nights in a row of at least 6.5 hours of sleep, and I think three of those nights I was asleep for at least 6 hours. A-mazing. However the last few nights he's been back to 3-4 hours at a stretch and HUNGRY. Man oh man.

I've self-diagnosed him with a blocked tear duct in his left eye...we'll see if I'm right next Monday at his two month appointment. Hopefully it's not something that has needed drops or medication. Connor had one until he was six months old so I of course thing I'm qualified to diagnose. Ha.

Still looks like Connor, but bigger I think. I put one of my favorite little outfits of Connor's on him the other day and it was too small :( Boo. Guess I need to look ahead to the clothes to make sure we get some use out of them before this Chunga (his nickname for the moment, Chunga Munga to be exact) outgrows everything. I do have everything of Connor's hanging in Grayson's closet up to about 9-12 months in size. I'm hoping to just have a smooth process, Connor outgrows something, into Grayson's closet it goes, Grayson outgrows something, into a tote it goes.

He also has a nasty case of cradle cap. So gross. Connor never had this and I swear every store I go to is out of baby brush/comb sets. Walgrees, Target, etc. Any tricks for this stuff, please pass them on. I feel bad for his head and you have no idea how hard it is to resist from picking at it...


Loving the smiles lately, pretty easy to get out of him if you do the whole baby talk jabbering or if you're Connor and you make silly faces at him. I keep telling Connor to tell Grayson some jokes. Connor then leans into Grayson and goes "a joke backhoe'. Ha.

Otherwise things are really good! Now we just need spring to show up!

8 comments:

Nick, Ashley and Ayden said...

Cradle Cap: Rub Baby oil itno it and just a childs tooth brush did the trick for us! Ayden had it off and on until he was about 8 months old. Good Luck. He is soo adorable Christy!

MARTA PETERS said...

I agree with Ashley. Baby oil is what everyone told me to do for Aliyah when she had it. Our pediatrician also said that it's okay to pick at it, so I found that when I washed her hair if I used my nails to gently wash/scrub her scalp it disappeared. She actually sort of enjoyed the massage too. ;)

Rachel said...

I like Connor's joke...haha miss you guys. I'm due for a day trip soon! I'm sure Bryan wouldn't mind some more cooking :) Let's get something figured out. Love you all!

Moldstad's said...

For Cradle Cap:
When giving him a bath get a washcloth wet and then poor baby oil on it. Rub the washcloth on his head, especially the bad spots. Repeat. Then make sure you wash out the baby oil with shampoo, otherwise it will cause even my dry patches (weird since it's oil, I know...but I read this and I totally agree!) The baby oil/washcloth thing was THE BEST solution for all of my boys and I tried everything! His head should stay mostly clear for a few days and then it will come back. Do another bath. Eventually he'll grow out of it.

Moldstad's said...

Ha! I meant POUR, not poor. :-)

Anonymous said...

Great photos of Grayson-sooo cute and growing so.

Yep, I remember using baby oil for cradle cap when the boys were babies although, we never washed it out, but, I did not have much trouble with it.

Hugs, G.B.

Lyndsey Beranek said...

I had that issue with Chloe. I bought a bottle of stuff especially for cradle cap (at Walmart). I cant remember the name of it but it was in a green bottle with Winnie the Pooh type characters on it. In the aisle with diapers and wipes by the baby bath and diaper rash stuff. It's like really thick baby oil. Put it on during bath and then I used one of those baby brushes that's really soft to kinda scrub it (gently). Worked like a charm!Good luck! I hear ya on the wanting to pick at it... bugged the crap out of me too. ;)

bryan, christy, connor & grayson said...

thank you everyone for your comments! (Marta and Ashley, when blogger went down for those two days, it deleted your comments :() Did the baby oil thing last night and it seems to have improved so we'll roll with that.