7 Weeks Old

Graham was 7 weeks old Sunday Its hard for me to believe he will be two months old next week. He still isn't doing much mostly sleeping, eating and pooping. He has started to smile when you smile at him or when I make funny noises and he can hold his head up pretty good. Garrett isn't adjusting to little brother he is getting more and more jealous now that Graham is awake more and wanting to be held. Garrett's nights are progressively getting worse the past two have been terrible he wakes up screaming and wont stop crying he also acts terrified to go to bed when its dark in the house his Night light isn't enough light for him. We don't know what to do It breaks my heart to see him really sad and scared like that I know he isn't doing it to get what he wants our pediatrician mentioned the possibility of it being night terrors. The only way he will sleep is if Miah sleeps next to him so he will put him down then come to bed and about the time Graham is waking up for his middle of the night feeding Garrett starts crying so Miah moves back in with him so he can get some sleep while Graham is awake and crying. I pray this all ends soon I am moving Graham next month to his crib and I don't want Garrett waking him up.


Read this before you Judge others!

"If you judge people, you have no time to love them." -- Mother Teresa "Judge not, that ye be not judged." --The Bible, New Testament, Matthew chapter 7, verse 1 “Remember that I’m Human. Before you judge me or decide how you’ll deal with me, walk awhile in my shoes. If you do, I think you’ll find with more understanding we can meet in the middle and walk the rest of the way together.” -- Eric Harvey and Steve Ventura: Walk Awhile in My Shoes "When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself." -- Wayne Dyer (Psychotherapist, Author and Speaker) "You can't depend on your judgment when your imagination is out of focus." -- Mark Twain


Our Trip to AZ

Graham and I had such a good time in AZ visiting my side of the family. We Stayed with Grandma and Grandpa Horne while we were there it was nice visiting with them when I didn't have my face planted in a book. I was reading the last three books from the Twilight Saga I finished the first one the day before I left and the other three on my 5 day trip. Jene surprised me when she walked into the room looking amazing she had lost 100 lbs of course I had no idea I feel like such an outsider here in CO. Friday Jene, Graham and I went over to Scottsdale Mall and meet Annette and her daughter Ava, Ashlee and her kiddo's Faith and Jaxton we walked around talking and having lunch I miss them all so much!!! Saturday we headed over to the Mesa Temple (our whole purpose for going out to AZ) Jene went through for the first time it was so spiritual I was in tears before we even got dressed in our temple clothing. Jene looked so Beautiful all dressed in white of course I started crying again I blame it on my hormones adjusting ;?) I just want to say how thankful I am for my BFF and Cousin Jene her love, strength and testimony were what got me through the hardest time in my life and I have my Eternal family because of her never ending Faith she is my rock! I love you Jene! Now I am crying again great! We made it home safe from AZ Graham did awesome on both flights and I am glad to be home because I missed Miah and Garrett. If I could have one wish it would be that Miah got an amazing job offer in AZ so we could move back to my Home! Photo is of Graham and his Great Great Grandma


Went to the Doctor

Sure enough Graham has an umbilical hernia he isn't concerned he said most likely it will be mostly gone by age 1. Graham is a few days shy of one month and he weights 10lbs 14oz.


Graham may have an umbilical hernia

When he cries or strains his belly button sticks out about half an inch I pressed on it gently yesterday and it had fluid in it that squished back into his tummy. It was so weird I would compare it to one of these (see picture above) it felt so weird. I am going to call his pediatrician and schedule him an appointment it doesn't seem to bother him and everything I have read says they are harmless and usually go away on their own by age two. I will keep everyone posted.