May 31, 2012

Graham - 5 Months

Graham was 5 months old on Monday which blows my mind!  How in the world can he already be 5 months old?  On on hand I am thrilled to be done with the newborn stage and sleeping through the night but on the other hand I am so sad that the months seem to be going by so quickly. 

1 month

2 months

3 months

4 months

5 months
He is full of new tricks these days...he can roll from front to back and back to front.  With his new rolling ability he has become a stomach sleeper (like his mom).  For the most part he sleeps 11-12 hours at night which is WONDERFUL!  His motor skills and hand-eye coordination are greatly improving.  He grabs at anything within arms reach, and it goes directly into his mouth.  I can't feel any teeth yet, but I am sure it wont be long.  His neck continues to get stronger, and it wont be long before he can sit up on his own.

Everyday it seems that he does something new, and we take great joy in seeing him grow and develop.

This is his schedule currently:
6:30-7:00  Wake Up
7:00 Eat
7:30-9:00 Play
9:00-11:00 Nap 1
11:00 Eat
11:30-1:00 Play
1:00-3:00 Nap 2
3:00 Eat
3:30-6:30 Play
6:30 Bath
7:00 Eat
7:30 Bed
10:00 Dream Feed

May 27, 2012

Max for Mayor

May 23, 2012

Say "Cheese"

About a month ago we had some professional pictures made of our growing little family.  It was a rainy, cold morning but somehow Ann Wade managed to get some really great shots.  I am so pleased with the pictures, and Ann Wade was amazing to work with... if you are looking for a photographer check her out!

We didn't tell anyone that we had these made....  So we framed some and surprised our moms for Mothers Day.  Anything to do with their grandson is sure to be a hit!

These are some of my favorites.

May 22, 2012

Covenant Child

Our sweet boy was baptized this past Sunday, May 20th. It was a beautiful service, and a day that we will always remember. We are so thankful to our family and friends who came in town to celebrate with us, but we are most thankful to God for the covenant He established with His people and their children.

My friend Alison (English Pea Studio) put these together for me.  You can visit her shop by clicking on the sidebar button.

The Grandparents


Baggetts, Chapmans, Aunt Betty and Aunt Nancy

Graham fell asleep just as we were walking up to the front of the church.

After the service we hosted a brunch at the Village Tavern, and no function is complete without an Edgar's cake!  Yum.

Brooks was baptized last weekend and gave Graham some pointers.

Grandaddy (Nick's Dad) and Uncle Ed - can you believe that they are just cousins...they could certainly pass as brothers!

It was a special week for our family and again we are so blessed to have a sweet, healthy son.  We thank God daily for him and pray that as he grows he will come to know and love Jesus as his Lord and Savior.

May 16, 2012

The Baby Item List

My apologies that this blog has turned into baby central here lately, but it is our blog and we are in the trenches of all things baby right now.  I guess that is the beauty about blogs...if you aren't interested then you don't have to read them.
I digress...I wanted to be sure to list some of the products that we have found invaluable over the past few months.  There are many items in baby world that are ridiculous and completely a waste of money then there are others that are worth their weight in gold.  Here are a few that are Julie and Nick Baggett approved.

Boppy - Get one (or maybe even two)...your arms and back will thank you.  We use this multiple times everyday and have since we came home from the hospital.

Aden + Anais Blankets - These are great everyday blankets.   They are larger that most blankets, and they are made of muslin which is thin and breathable.  Not to mention that they are cute!  (We also have the Aden + Anais sleep sack which we use more now that he isn't swaddled.)

Dr. Brown's Bottle Warmer - Ok I admit that this was one of those items that I thought initially was a waste of money, but boy was I wrong.  When the child is screaming because he/she is hungry this gizmo heats the bottle to the perfect temperature in 4 minutes!  No more microwave hot spots or dunking the bottle in hot water...this is the ticket.

Munchkin Microwave Sterlizer Bags -  The bottle pieces and parts will quickly take over your life, and you can either run your dishwasher all the time or invest in these great Microwave Sterilizer Bags!  Three minutes and them.  You can use each back 20 times.  There are a lot of different brands, but I prefer Munchkin.

Summer Video Monitor - Next to the stroller this was the most expensive item on our registry, but three of my aunts went in together and got it for us and we have LOVED it!  Is it slim and easy to carry around, and the picture is great even at night.  Our one complaint is that it pretty much kills any wireless internet signal if you are close to it, but in our opinion a small price to pay for being able to not only hear but see what is happening in that crib.

Little Lamb Cradle n Swing - Last, but certainly not least, the swing.  Folks I am not lying when I say that we survived the newborn phase thanks to this invention.  We didn't have one the first month, but quickly realized that Graham loved motion, and once we got it he napped exclusively in it for over three months.  Even though he doesn't nap in it anymore he still plays in it everyday.  It is pretty big and does take up a good bit of space, but I am not quite sure what we would have done without it.

I am sure there will be a part two at some point but for those who are just about to start this journey or those who just need ideas for baby gifts...I cannot say enough good things about these six items.