Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Tuesday Updates

My parents headed back to Ohio today. Alex had a good visit with his grandparents. He spent early mornings with my Dad, so that I could get some more sleep. They talked sports and politics. Alex watched his first baseball and basketball games with his Grandpa. My mom made sure that he did not spend much time in his pack n' play. She also made sure that we all ate well.

It was very helpful to have them here. John went back to work a little over a week ago, so today was my first day alone with Alex. We did well and got out of the house for his first walk around the neighborhood.

Finally, on a random note, I am posting a photo from our hail storm this morning. The meteorologist on the local news said that we would only get mist this morning. A little while later we got a thunderstorm with hail. Go figure. You can see the hail collected on the windshield of the cars.

So True

I saw this on Baby Center today and have had this same thought. I used to go for 8 hours of sleep at night. Now I am happy to get a stretch of 3-4 hours and maybe a nap.

Monday, March 30, 2009

4 weeks old

Alex is 4 weeks old today!

Kat and Sharis came over yesterday to scrapbook and stamp. Kat is pictured holding Alex, since her toddler is now too busy exploring the world to be held. I am enjoying this time while Alex likes to be held.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Going by fast

It already feels like things are going by fast with Alex. When he is awake, he is more alert. He opens his blue/gray eyes wider now. He likes to move around, especially his arms and legs. If he really tries, he can roll onto his side. He is far from rolling over, but this is a start.

Here is a picture from when he is 2 days old. At over 3 weeks old, he already looks older and has filled out some. We don't swaddle him much anymore because his wiggles his way out of the blanket.

First Football

Alex received his first football from Grandpa Bachman.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Alex the Sports Fan

Alex has been watching basketball and baseball with his Grandpa. My parents are here visiting for two weeks, and it is great to have the extra help.

John took this photo yesterday. Once he is a little older, Alex can go watch his Dad play softball.

Alex is three weeks old today and doing well!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Growing Baby

Alex had his 2 week check-up today. He is doing well and growing fast. He now weighs 9 pounds, 3 ounces and is 21 and 3/8 inches long.

Sunday, March 8, 2009


Sharis visited today and Alex had his first bath at home. Yesterday, Misty, Savannah, and Kat visited, but I did not take any pictures.

Sleepy Baby

We have found the pack 'n play very handy to have for our sleeping baby. We just wheel him around the house in there. He likes to sleep with one arm up, just like me. He is eating every 2-3 hours and keeping us busy. John and I have been able to take turns getting some sleep.

Shamu (the computer, not the whale)

Let's be honest, I do not always understand John's job even though we work at the same place. I kept hearing about Shamu the computer, and now I know more from the OIT newsletter. You can follow this link and scroll down to "OIT Staff Members Rescue Shamu." It all happened at UTSA without any special trips to Sea World.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Alex coming home on Friday, March 6

Pictures from the Hospital

Alexander James Grafton

Born: Monday, March 2, 2009 at 11:46 A.M. at St. Luke's Baptist Hospital in San Antonio, Texas
Weight: 7 pounds, 10 ounces
Length: 19 inches
He shares a birthday with his Daddy!