Greyson loves his new bouncer! It lights up and has all kinds of moving parts, and he thinks it is the greatest thing ever! He's a little too short for it (obviously he's our child) so we had to stack some cushions under him! Haha
He gets so excited about it that he can only take about 20 minutes at a time because he wears himself out! We looked away last night and before we knew it he had fallen asleep!
We love Halloween at our house, as you can see from all of the pictures in previous posts! So, we were very excited to dress Greyson up in his costume! It was a little tough to find anything that I really loved since he is so little, but I think we did alright.
I started out by ordering the cutest little duck costume! It was adorable and the size I ordered claimed to be "newborn," but clearly it is not! haha It was so cute though! It has a hat with a duck bill, and little booties with orange and yellow webbed feet! Oh well, maybe he can wear it next year, or when he's 4! Sheesh!
Here is our little pea in a pod! I hope that one day he loves to dress up and be silly on this day as much as his parents do!
Greyson turned 3 months old on October 30th! He is growing up so fast and developing the cutest little personality!
We are firmly in 3-6 month clothing territory, but he can still wear a few 0-3 month outfits. We had to cram all of the 0-3 month clothes in over the last couple of weeks so he could wear them all at least once, and we just barely made it! I'm a little sad that he won't be able to wear some of his clothes anymore, but I think I'll be even sadder when I finally get in his closet and start to put them away! :( I can't believe my tiny baby can fit into some of the clothes that I thought looked so big just a month ago!
He can finally hold his head up really well, so I can put him in the bumbo and let him watch me get dinner ready after school. I love it because I feel like I can spend time with him without having to stop everything and hold him all the time---I didn't get alot accomplished before the bumbo stage when I started back to work!
He is also a big "talker" these days. He is so funny! He just jabbers on and on and watches you so intently when you talk back to him. I can't wait to hear what is going on in that cute little head of his. It sounds a little squaky most of the time, but every once in a while you can hear his "voice" when he yells at you! haha It's hilarious! My very favorite talking moments are right after I feed him and he looks up at me from the corner of his eye and coos and grins like he couldn't be any happier. Greatest moments ever!
Greyson is becoming quite the mover and shaker too! I think he would run around the room if he could! He kicks his legs so hard that he shakes his pack and play back and forth! (Yes, he's still in our room...I just can't let him sleep alone yet! More on this later.) He has also started to try to grab for things, and when he can't quite get to it, he gets so frustrated! Poor thing! He is still rolling from his tummy to his back, but he can't quite make it from his back to his tummy. He has just started to scoot around a bit though. He will be facing one way on his play mat, and inch-by-inch he will squirm his way around until he is facing the other direction. I can't believe that we are going to have a mobile little baby soon.
Unfortunately, his other latest development is that he is completely aware of his surroundings now. The reason I say unfortunately is that is it IMPOSSIBLE to get him to smile on camera anymore! He is the happiest little baby, but the second you put a camera in front of his face he looks like he needs baby prozac! He sees the camera and I guess he isn't as happy to see it as he is your face. I swear we're going to look back at this stage and think he was so unhappy from all the pictures with no smiles! I can't explain how frustrating it is to see him laughing and smiling and then BAM he sees the camera and it's like his arch nemesis made an appearance. His GG painted the cutest pumpkins for him and all we wanted was one smiling picture of Greyson with the pumpkins. After Jared, Jimmy, Di, and I spent about 20 minutes straight of baby talk, singing, playing, rattling, you name it, we gave up! I tried on 3 separate occasions to get a picture and I got nothing!!! Oh well, at least the outfits and pumpkins got to have some camera time. Nana made a go of it as well, and she struck out too! I'm hoping he gets over this by Christmas, or those are going to be some sad pictures! haha The only time you can get smiling pictures are if you go in for the sneak attack with the camera and he doesn't see you beforehand.
The best development of all is that he is sleeping through the night! (please don't let this post jinx it!) He has been sleeping from about 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the last 3 weeks, and I couldn't be happier! I was so worried about how I was going to make it when school started. I think he's doing his poor Mom a favor! Thanks son!
Like I mentioned before, he is still sleeping in his pack and play in our room. In my defense, I have tried to put him in his room a couple of times, but I wake up everytime he makes a peep, and so I have to go check on him. This means I get absolutely no sleep when he's in there all alone! I told Jared he's going to be in our room until he's 10! haha I am going to try to get him in his room on a permanent basis over the Thanksgiving holiday week when I have more time to make the transition. I'll keep you all posted on how that goes...
There is one more thing I better mention about Grey's first 3 months on this earth, or Daddy Jared won't forgive me! Greyson has been able to share in the Rangers experience with his Daddy! The Rangers, Jared's favorite baseball team forever and always (as in he watches EVERY SINGLE GAME THAT THEY PLAY every season) made it to the World Series for the first time, and he gets to experience it with his son! He gets so excited to dress Greyson in his Ranger gear, and "watch" the game with him! It's so sweet! I can't wait to show Greyson the pictures one day. He almost got to go to the WS game with us, but we decided he might be a little young for the crowd and the noise. Hopefully they will make it back again one day so that they can go to the game together. Until then , I know that there will be plenty of games to watch together.