One year ago today, at 8:47 pm, our "little" baby, Grayson, was born. I am having a hard time coming to grips with the idea that a year has already passed... it seems like he just arrived. To celebrate his birthday today, I've put together a picture tutorial of the past year. Sit back, grab a drink, and enjoy. Oh yeah, this post is long!
I think my parents took this picture just after they came in to meet Grayson. He's probably less than an hour old.
This a picture from Jayce's visit the day after Grayson was born.
When we first got home from the hospital.
Grayson's first of many nights at home. He only slept in the bassinet portion of this pack n' play for a couple of weeks before he was to heavy for it.
This is one of my favorite pictures of Jayce and Grayson together from the first weeks he was home. So precious.
September 2008 - Labor day at our neighbor's house. Grandpa got a chance to hang out with Grayson for a while.
It would seem that he started to plump up in September. This is the end of the month. One of my favorite pictures with him.
October 2008 -We went to my parent's house to meet Uncle Kevin and Aunti Rachel for the first time.This is one of my favorite pictures of the boys together. And this is one of the only times Grayson has worn jeans...
November 2008 - We had a family picnic in our side yard. Grayson slept through it, although it certainly would seem like he enjoyed it!This picture was actually taken on Jayce's birthday. Nana and Papa bought Grayson a Bumbo seat. This is the one and only time he sat in it. As you can see, he was already a little big for it even though he was only 3 months old.
December 2008 - We took a ride on the Santa train. Grayson dressed the part.Christmas day 2008 - He pooped out on us during presents. January 2009 - Go Michigan! This was an outfit Jayce wore when he was 16 or 17 months old.I'm a big fan of naked baby pictures.
Febuary 2009 - We were out celebrating Dad Meyers' 2 year anniversary since diagnosis.
6 months old - I tried using my "new" camera and taking my own 6 month pictures for him.March 2009 - Grayson took his first plane ride to Arizona to visit some family.This is the first time I gave him one of those food masher things. It had banana in it. I quickly stopped using them because I realized they are impossible to get clean.
April 2009We went to Mt. Pleasent to visit Jeremy's aunt and uncle that were visiting from Pennsylvania. They stayed at a hotel with a pool so Grayson went swimming for the first time. He loved it!
May 2009 - We were at Nana and Papa's house hanging out. He used to love the exer-saucer.
Memorial Day weekend camping.
We also took a trip to Kentucky to camp with Uncle Kevin and Aunti Rachel.
June 2009 - This was taken at Grayson's dedication at church.Father's Day 2009.
July 2009 - We've spent many a fun day at Meijer Gardens.
Hanging out at the beach while camping with Grandma and Grandpa.
August 2009 - He's getting more and more independent. Grayson is a speed crawler, especially when he's aiming at something he shouldn't be doing. Like the stairs. He's taken his first steps and it seems like he is going to start walking independently any day now. Grayson eats like a champ - eating most things that make it on his plate. He loves fruit of all kinds, corn, hot dogs, grilled chicken, Cheerios, goldfish, etc. Grayson is enamored with his big brother. He loves to laugh at Jayce's crazy antics and he always wants to do what Jayce is doing. His biggest belly laughs have been at Jayce's encouragement. Grayson has said his first word, "bear," and he regularly says, "mama," but mostly when he's upset.
Grayson is a very loving baby. He gives the most amazing hugs, wrapping his arms around you. His laughter and smiles are contagious, you can't help but smile and laugh with him. He loves to make people laugh, often picking up on those things we've found funny, and repeating them for a laugh. His eyes sparkle.
He is my baby, and today he turns one. Happy Birthday Grayson!