Friday, April 30, 2010

3 months

I can't believe Drayton is a big 3 month old! He had his 3 month check up yesterday.  I don't want to put his stats every time, but thought these were hilarious.  He was 80th percentile with weight and 10th percentile for height! So as Dr. Somers put it, he is short and fat. haha  It is kind of funny b/c he has seemed so long to me! He is almost in size 6-9 PJs b/c the 3-6 months are too short.  Who really knows!

The important thing is that he is still healthy and looking good.  So praise God for that! He tolerates the Dr. pretty well.  He doesn't totally flip out.  He just kind of puckers up his bottom lip and looks like he is trying really hard not to cry.  It is the saddest thing in the world! 

He is just so sweet natured and is interacting with us more and more.  He loves to have conversations and will just coo and babble and smile.  I think he might be a little talker.  When he smiles now, he sometimes will scrunch up his nose.  He is getting closer and closer to a real laugh.  Aunt Kristen and Jennifer, a friend from church, got him to laugh pretty well.  And usually when Ty comes home, he can get at least 1 or 2 laughs out of him. 

He is really starting to play with toys and reach for things.  I got him a little jungle gym type thing that he loves.  He reaches for the zebra to make it play songs.  And just in the last few days, he's been able to hold his head up well enough to sit in the bumbo and play with a few toys.  It is so much fun to watch him grow and develop.  And I am so thankful I get to stay home with him!  I just love it!
You can also see the beginnings of a bald baby.

I'm trying to teach him that that finger isn't nice.  It's just his favorite.

Another shot of his receding hairline.

We are heading to Nashville on Thursday and then driving down to the beach on Sunday.  I am a little nervous about flying with him alone, so if any of you have any tips, that would be great!

Oh, yeah, and for all of you who like the heading picture, or can't quite figure it out, I couldn't quite figure out how to change it.  I was sick of the hospital picture and tried to upload another one and they ended up being these gigantor pictures and only a fraction of them showed up.  So until I figure it out, you get real up close and personal with part of Mr. Drayton's face.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Oh, sleep

For those of you who don't know, we Saunders girls need a lot of sleep.  And I am so thankful that Drayton is now sleeping through the night!  It is wonderful!  He goes down at around 9:30 to 10 ish and doesn't wake up until around 6 ish, and then goes back to sleep until 9 ish!  It makes up for the fact that he hates to nap.  Every now and then he'll have a good nap day, but usually, he's a cat napper. 

He is becoming more and more animated, which is so much fun, but also is becoming more and more opinionated which is sometimes not so fun.  We've been trying to get him to take a bottle, which isn't working too well.  He doesn't get the point.  He just bites it and plays with it, or totally rejects it.  That is one we will keep trying.  The passy however is a no go.  I've given up. 

We just love him!  He is so much fun and so sweet. Here are some random pictures from the last few days.
This look says, "Don't even make me sleep.  I will kill you."

Caden is always ready with a gift of flowers and a kiss.

Nothing much better!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Big 2 month old

This last weekend, we went to Dallas to see Ty's family! It was so much fun.  Drayton got to meet his Great Grandparents, Grandmom and Jack, and his Great Aunt Mary and Great Uncle David! Not to mention spend some great cuddle time with Mimi and Nongy.

Uncle Cole and Aunt Tiffany

Aunt Mary and Uncle David
Grandmom had the magic touch
I imagine Drayton will have many years of fun with his Uncle Sam.  Some I hope he will never tell me about.
Aunt Hollee has learned a few tricks to keep babies happy over the last 2 years!
Drayton and Jack having a conversation

4 generations

We had a wonderful Easter!  Mom was in town and made Drayton and Caden the cutest little matching outfits. 
He was unsuccessful with the Easter Egg hunt this year.

And finally, he turned 2 months last week!  He's getting so big and so much fun.  He really likes to talk and smile a lot.  I am enjoying feeling like he thinks I'm fun b/c I know there will come a day when he looks at me like I'm a freak.