I hadn’t put much thought into what I would write about after Graham was born. I’d still like to do updates. I don’t want to abandon my blog, as it as been a big part of my life since 2010. I’ve shared so much of myself and my life here. I’ve met a lot of amazing people through blogging, and I love you all. I’m thinking about inviting guest bloggers who are in various stages of TTC, adoption, pregnancy, parenting, etc. If you have something to share, please email me @ Baby4Lisa(at)gmail(dot)com. It can be anything – your TTC success story, a pregnancy-related topic, birth story, a post about infertility awareness, health-related, questions for my readers, tips on TTC or parenting, etc. I can share your name or make it totally anonymous.
My due date is a couple days away, but my baby is 2 weeks old already!! Please slow down time! Graham is such a strong little guy! He began holding his head up and turning it from side to side about a week ago, and everyday he gets better at it. His movements are so uncoordinated though (babies are like tiny drunk people. LOL). He knows he wants to grab something, but his arms just flail around like karate chops. He has learned how to grab my hair, my face, and my shirt. He tries to hold his bottle and pacifier. Graham often flings his pacifier across the room, instead of bringing it to his mouth like he wants. LOL. (I should add, this is normal for newborns. It takes time for them to learn to control their movements). He makes so many different facial expressions now, too! I love it!
Andy and I are doing pretty well! Andy didn’t have any baby experience, but he caught on really quickly with all aspects of childcare. He is amazing with Graham. He sings and plays his guitar for him, talks to him, soothes him, and takes such good care of him. It’s so adorable to see my hubby with Graham. I love cuddle time with my sweet baby boy. I could just stare at him forever, whether he’s awake or asleep. My love for him is indescribable. My favorite part is when I can look right into Graham’s eyes. He knows exactly who I am, and I see love in his eyes. It’s an amazing feeling. I really am a mom! I’m so lucky.
Yesterday was the first day by myself where I felt like I had it mostly altogether, and I had this mommy thing down. I needed a good day like that to boost my confidence. I was beginning to doubt myself. It’s been tough because Graham has been struggling with gas, constipation, hiccups, spit up, etc. It makes him cry and scream, and I can see that he’s in pain. It makes my heart hurt. We are trying EVERYTHING and have spoken with the pediatrician a few times. I know these problems are common, but it’s so sad to see YOUR baby go through it and not be able to help him. Good news though – We started using Gripe Water yesterday (it’s over-the-counter – just fennel and ginger), and it seems to be helping his tummy issues!!! After his first dose yesterday, he slept pretty peacefully for 3 hours!! I wanted to cry tears of joy because I could tell my sweet baby felt better. I hope this continues!!
I will try to write more soon and post more pics! 🙂 There are a few more photos in the 2 posts prior to my birth story, if you didn’t see those yet.