Monday, January 19, 2009

Rolling Over

Last Monday night Grayson rolled over!! Sadly I missed it. I had laid Grayson on his boppy in bed and left the room to get something. I heard Grayson crying while I was getting a few things from the kitchen. I went back to the bedroom and realized why he was crying. I told Nathan to come in there and see. Grayson had rolled off the boppy onto the bed. He was holding his head up facing the boppy. When he noticed Nathan and I were in the room he started to giggle. Eventually he had enough and started crying again.

Tonight Grayson fell asleep on his boppy in bed. When he started to wake up he slipped off part of it. He was getting upset so I laid him on his back. He started rocking back and forth till he was on his side. Then he started rocking again and ROLLED over onto his tummy. He wiggled on his belly(sort of looked like an army crawl) until he got to my side of the bed. He found a good spot and went back to sleep. He looked adorable! I watched him for a few minutes and then I rolled him onto his back. I'm so glad I was able to see him roll over.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

2 Month Check Up

Grayson turned 2 months old last Tuesday. So hard to believe. He had his 2 month check up last Thursday. I was curious to find out how much he weighed. I was guessing 10lbs 5oz. I was off. Grayson weighs 11lbs 7 oz. I couldn't believe how big he's gotten. He's now 23 inches long and his head measures 15 3/4". He's in the 42 percentile for his weight, 52% for his length, and 50% for his head. He's doing great. Dr. Whittenberg said I was doing a great job.

Grayson will follow you on a regular basis now with his eyes. He smiles even more now. Those smiles make my day. I love to see his dimples while he smiles. From time to time he will chuckle or squeal. I love it! There are time's where Nathan will sit Grayson on his chest and talk to him. Grayson will smile and squeal in delight. He likes to talk back to you. He tries so hard to get his point across. Its adorable. Grayson love's it when we let him stand. Sometimes he will be so upset but if you stand him up he will calm down. He grabs things more often now such as my neck. Boy is that painful. He is so strong! Early this morning I laid him on his boppy. He was propped up but the rest of his body was lying flat. I left the room for a second and then I heard him crying out. I went back to the room and noticed he was on his tummy. I realized that he rolled over!!! I was so surprised. I hollered for Nathan to come look. Since we were in there Grayson calmed down and started to laugh. After a few minutes of us watching him, he started getting upset again. Sometime after Grayson turned a month old he started to really find his hands. He loves his hands. He can hardly keep them out of his mouth. He almost put his whole hand in his mouth recently. Its really funny when he tries to put both hands in his mouth and realizes they won't fit. He did that recently and made the funniest noises. Grayson is doing so well and growing so fast. Here's some pictures:

The first three pictures are from the day he turned 2 months old.

His belly looks so big in this picture.

I love love this picture of him!

I love how it look's like he wants to give me kisses.

Grayson with my Dad. He was getting upset because he was ready to eat.

Grayson talking to his Aunt Korey.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta

On New Year's Eve we had friends over for dinner. I had planned on trying out this new recipe. Having an almost 2 month old can really shake things up. Instead of me cooking the 4 of us all had a hand in fixing this delicious creation. I highly suggest that everyone should try out this recipe. If you love pasta and alfredo sauce then this is the recipe for you. I wish I had pictures of the cooking process but there was no time. I will say the sauce will seem extremely thin at first. Once you add the linguine and let it sit, it actually thickens up. It says to pour the sauce over the linguine. Well, I added it all together. I quadrupled the recipe and had plenty for the four of us and then some. If you are on a diet then this is not the recipe for you!

Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta
25 min | 10 min prep


* 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into thin strips
* 4 ounces linguine, cooked al dente
* 2 teaspoons cajun seasoning
* 2 tablespoons butter
* 1 thinly sliced green onion
* 1-2 cup heavy whipping cream
* 2 tablespoons chopped sun-dried tomatoes
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
* 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
* 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
* 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
* 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

1. Place chicken and Cajun seasoning in a bowl and toss to coat.
2. In a large skillet over medium heat, sauté chicken in butter or margarine until chicken is tender, about 5 to 7 minutes.
3. Reduce heat add green onion, heavy cream, tomatoes, basil, salt, garlic powder, black pepper and heat through.
4. Pour over hot linguine and toss with Parmesan cheese.