call it a whim

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Grady Swings

He loved this so much, he screamed when I took him out!

Friday, January 20, 2006

Beautiful Baby

So, I entered Grady in th Live with Regis and Kelly "beautiful baby search." He falls 3 days shy of the cut off for age. They are supposed to be 6-48 months as of January 16, and he was 6 months on the 19th, I don't know if that will disqualify him, but at least that's what I can tell myself if he doesn't win ;) Anyway, they have been showing pictures of some of the entries on the show already. He wasn't on today, and he may never get shown (they said today they already had 10,000 entries) but if any of you are around to turn on Regis and Kelly in the morning watch for his picture on the segment. Today it was the very last thing they did. That's all folks!

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Where does the time go?

Today is Grady's 6 month old birthday! I remember the 6 months before his birth seemed to drag on and on, but the past 6 months have flown by. We went to the pediatrician and he weighs 17lbs 8 oz and is 26 and a half inches long. Both of those are right above the 50th percentile in height and weight. For those of you not versed in pediatric lingo, that means that he is completely average, taller and heavier than 51% of babies his age and shorter and lighter than the other 49%. The doctor said he is not to be trusted alone, because of the way he sits by himself so well and can stand while holding on to his crib rails or the sofa for a few minutes at a time. He said those are 7-9 month old tricks and very few 6 month olds have mastered them, so crawling may not be far off, and his bet is that Grady will walk early too. YIKES. We got the green light on finger foods. And the bad part....shots. UGH. I can't stand to see his little face when they poke him. But a hug and a dose of baby tylenol later all is forgiven and aside from being a little sleepy he is no worse for the wear. He is getting so funny lately. He chatters and babbles constantly, and will smile at just about anyone. He does the funniest thing where it looks like he is trying to eat your face, but I think he is giving kisses, because he LOVES when we give him kisses. We are both just truly enamored with him. If only he would sleep through the night we could call the press and say we needed an interview because we had managed to produce the perfect child.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Back in the day

I was going through some pictures on my computer and found some from our wedding slideshow. I thought my faithful readers (all 4 of you) might get a kick out of seeing Chris and I as babies in comparison to Grady. I am not sure what age Chris and I were in these, but I am guessing between 3-6 months, give or take. The first one is me, the second is Chris (yes, he is holding a bottle of alcohol, which my Mother in Law says the photographer found very amusing) and the third is a snap of Grady from a few days ago. There is talk that baby Jolie-Pitt will be a gorgeous child, but I am just throwing my two cents in and can you top Grady's grin?

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

A new year

This post finds me already 10 days into 2006. I remember vividly being in 6th grade, walking up the cafeteria stairs, thinking about 1999, the year I would graduate high school. I could not imagine being that old! I am by nature a planner and a daydreamer. I am idealistic and love to imagine the future in a tint of perfect, a quality I am amazed I have hung onto throughout the years. When I finally got to 1999, I was sure I would marry my high school sweetheart while we were in college and immediately begin having 5 or 6 kids. Boy am I glad I was wrong. In college, I was looking to find what I wanted to do with my life. Dating mostly terrible guys and dealing with my past. A typical 19 year old girl, I'd say. When I left Carson-Newman in the fall of 2003, I could never have imagined, even in my daydreams that within the course of 2 years, I would meet the man of my dreams, marry, have a baby, buy a home....all of the things I had always wanted. And for once at the beginning of a year, I don't have many regrets. I look back on 2005 in a new way. Truth be told, while it was happening, I wanted it to go faster (especially the period of May-July when I was very pregnant in 95 degree heat and humidity). But the past 6 months have literally flown by. I can't believe that my son has just about clocked half a year of his life. He's sitting up, eating Gerber baby food, trying to hold his own bottle and crawl. Soon he won't need me to be mobile. He'll start idolizing his daddy more and needing me less. I am thrilled by all of it, and completely amazed. So this year my new years resolution is to simply enjoy him. Enjoy every second, without looking to much into what his future holds, because I will know soon enough.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Two videos from our vacation

I'll come back later and post more, but here are some videos of Grady from our vacation. The first one is him laughing like a maniac, and the second one is him waking up, which is usually really funny. Sorry I am not good at the HTML and hypertext stuff, so you'll just have to click the links!