The Macs

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

griffin {two months}

My mom put the quilt together just in time for Griffin's two month pictures. Isn't it fabulous?? I can't wait to see it all quilted and finished. It will be a great addition to Griffin's know, the room that we will hopefully finish before Griffin is too big for a nursery. :)

I was smart this time and did our little photo shoot while big brother was sleeping. I think Griffin appreciated not having to worry about being sat on while his mama was taking pictures. 

Griffin's eye is a little red in these pictures. He has an overactive tear duct and sometimes it gets a little red from trying to keep it clean. Poor baby. Levi had the same thing. Someone mentioned in Griffin's one month pictures that the little stripe on his diaper was green...meaning his diaper was wet and needed to be changed (diapers are so fancy now, huh?). Obviously I should have changed his diaper before his one month pictures. And maybe I should have waited until the next day for his two month pictures so that his eye wouldn't be red. But, I kind of like the real life pictures that are not so perfect. They tell the story of life with my growing baby:

1 month - changing wet diapers all the time
2 months - wiping goopy eye all the time

That is real life.

Here is a glimpse of Griffin at two months...

You are definitely trying to keep up with your "big" brother. At your two month appointment you weighed 14 pounds, 10 ounces and were 23.5 inches long. You eat every 2 to 3 hours which feels like ALL THE TIME. But you are a growing boy, right? Hungry boys will probably be the story of my life. I'm good with that. I just might need to learn to cook in larger quantities. 

You are smiling all the time now...although I didn't catch many smiles this day. You love to be talked to and talk and coo right back at us. You actually have a pretty loud "talking" voice. Maybe because you want to make sure you are heard over your loud brother? :)

We haven't quite gotten into a sleeping schedule yet. You are pretty predictable during the, play, sleep. You even usually take a longer nap during Levi's nap time. You must know your mama needs a little break. Thank you sweet baby. 

Your nights are not so predictable though. You are waking up 1-2 times a night...and I never know when that will be. Lately you have been going to bed between 10 and 11pm, waking up between 2 and 5am, and then going back to sleep until 7 or 8am. You usually go right back to sleep though, so I won't complain. Tiredness is just part of being a mama...and it is so worth it!

You are a snuggle baby. You are so happy as long as someone is holding you. It is a good thing I have to take care of your big brother because otherwise I might just sit and hold you all day. When I am holding you, your big brother always wants to sit in mama's lap too. He loves you just as much as I do...he just doesn't always love sharing his mama with you. :)

You are such a sweet little boy...the perfect addition to our family. 
At two months we all love you so much!

You can see Griffin's one month pictures here.


Blogger Stef said...

Jess, these are beautiful pictures! He looks SO much like his big sister, for sure. Wow.

Hope his eye gets better!

November 29, 2011 at 4:12 PM  
Blogger A Family of Love said...

He is so adorable! Love the baby feet picture!

November 29, 2011 at 4:15 PM  
Blogger emily said...

He's adorable! I love the quilt. So sweet and even sweeter that his grandma made it for him.

November 29, 2011 at 4:20 PM  
Blogger Meggie said...

He is precious! And I agree with you... not-so-perfect pictures are great because they reflect real life. =) Love reading about your family and relating to you as a mama of 2 boys. Griffin and my youngest little man, Austin, are only 2 and 1/2 weeks apart... so we have a lot in common!

November 29, 2011 at 4:21 PM  
Anonymous Mary Roach said...

You and Joel sure do make beautiful babies !Great job on the quilt Grandma!

November 29, 2011 at 4:23 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

He looks like a good mix of Cora & Levi to me! What a baby doll! ADORABLE!

November 29, 2011 at 4:38 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

Beautiful quilt and just a cutie patootie of a baby boy!

November 29, 2011 at 5:04 PM  
Blogger Ashley said...

I can't believe how much he looks like Cora...he's adorable! Love he pictures!

For the eye...see if the doctor can give you erthyermicyn (soemthing like that) son had the same thing, plugged tear duct, and we put that on it, and it cleared up.

November 29, 2011 at 5:37 PM  
Blogger Kimberley said...

the quilt is AMAZING!!! love the color scheme!!! he is such a beautiful baby!!! so so sweet!!

November 29, 2011 at 5:45 PM  
Blogger Kelly Ford said...

How perfect is he?!
And not to be ugly, but whoever mentioned the green line is a little loco. i dont think there is a time that son doesnt have a green line. As soon as he gets a new diaper.. pee! :-) HA!
And i'm like you... i want real pics. Sure, its nice if they're perfect, just like it'd be nice if life were perfect :-) But its not so oh well!
Love the updates. And i love how you speak right to him in these posts.
OH, and your kids are HUGE! I just THOUGHT my son was big but he as 16lbs at 4 months... Griffin will likely be WAY past that! :-)

November 29, 2011 at 6:46 PM  
Blogger Mary Kaisand said...

Great updates! :)
I nanny for a 3 yr old (bday in October) girl and a 3 month old boy. The transition has also been hard on child #1. I've learned to have "cuddle time" and tell her whose turn it is and encourage quiet talking during nap time so we don't wake up the baby and then lose the cuddle/play time one-on-one. :) She also likes to sing and so we make up songs. It's definitely a transition for child #1 but it gets better! I remember the 1 to 2 month stage was the toughest! But I've started to see a better behavior change! Good luck! :) and yes, keep those naps at the same time!

November 29, 2011 at 7:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He is such a perfect mixture of Cora and Levi and so so precious :)

November 29, 2011 at 7:06 PM  
Blogger G. said...

Gorgeous baby boy! I love all of these pics!!

November 29, 2011 at 7:50 PM  
Blogger meg said...

That is hilarious that someone noticed the green line ... I guess my babies peed so much I must've forgotten that there was a time where that line should be yellow! Those pictures were great, as usual, but that quilt was amazing. I want to curl up with it too!! :)

November 29, 2011 at 8:05 PM  
Blogger Toni :O) said...

Beautiful babe, gorgeous quilt!!! Happy two months to your little bundle of sweetness!

November 29, 2011 at 8:23 PM  
Blogger The Anthony Crew said...

Gorgeous pictures! And the quilt looks great! :)

November 29, 2011 at 8:31 PM  
Blogger Sadie said...

These are just too cute. I am loving the quilt! What a precious gift!

November 29, 2011 at 9:21 PM  
Blogger The Schilling's from Cimarron said...

HI!!!!! :)
Looks like everything is going great! I cant believe how fast he is growing!!!!! Both boys are just adorable! We are soooo happy for you!
Take care always and thanks for sharing your days with is!
Love to you all!:)

November 29, 2011 at 10:32 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

He is so precious! He definitely looks a lot like you :) So happy to hear everything is going as it should...somewhat unpredictable :)

PS...the quilt is looking great. The colors are so vibrant!

November 29, 2011 at 10:37 PM  
Blogger Mindy Harris said...

please can i come over or something? this is more than i can handle!! griffin is so edibly cute. oh my gosh! eeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

November 29, 2011 at 11:45 PM  
Blogger DianeTaylor said...

How cute is he!!! Love all these pictures of sweet Griffin :)

Jess - a big THANK YOU to posting about the sale at dayspring. I got so many cute things there, I finished half of my shopping with one order - and that 30% off rocked my world, and my wallet too! So many pretty things, I especially love the cards. I got the card set that comes with the box of 40 assorted (3 of them) to give as gifts :):) Thanks again!

November 30, 2011 at 5:53 AM  
Blogger Mrs. H said...

He is sooooo stinkin cute!!! And looks JUST like your hubby and Cora!!!

November 30, 2011 at 8:02 AM  
Blogger JenReece said...

What a cutie! I can't believe someone mentioned the wet diaper! Life with a newborn is a like being in a haze. I'm impressed you remember to take the pictures. I never could! Congrats on your sweet family.

November 30, 2011 at 8:23 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

What a cutie!! I wanted to share with you that my daughter had plugged tear ducts pretty often, and my lacation consultant told me to drop a little breast milk in the eye a few times a day, and it always cleared it up! That stuff is amazing! :)

November 30, 2011 at 8:49 AM  
Anonymous Robin Most said...

All of your children are just beautiful! Griffin looks a lot like his sister for sure. You are an amazing mom and such an inspiration to everyone. I love seeing glimpses of your wonderful family.

November 30, 2011 at 9:51 AM  
Blogger MrsK said...

He is lovely, so pudgy and huggable-looking - and I agree, very much like Cora. You can tell his grandmother that the quilt is also BEAUTIFUL!!!

For not-perfect pictures, these are pretty perfect. So happy for you and your growing family!!!

November 30, 2011 at 10:21 AM  
Blogger Auntie EM said...

Just so incredibly cute! All three of your children are darling. Griffin is so lucky to have a big brother and his sweet angel sister watching over him. You seem like just the sweetest most kind person. I have learned a lot by following your blog and watching your family grow. I am in awe at your faith and trust in the Lord and your ability to stay positive. Keep doing all those good things you do. You are an amazing woman, mother, wife, sister, friend. Mary from SLC Utah

November 30, 2011 at 12:23 PM  
Anonymous Cindy said...

I agree with you Jess, I prefer real life pictures too! But you know what...real life pics are PERFECT!! I always enjoy your monthly posts. Such a treasured keepsake for your kiddos!

November 30, 2011 at 1:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

those are super sweet pics! can't believe 2 months! already?!

and i like the everyday real moments too. the shots that weren't airbrushed so much it ends up looking like a white puffy cloud, ha!

hope his eye gets better!

November 30, 2011 at 1:53 PM  
Blogger Brandi said...

He is such a cutie!!! :) And I love that quilt also! :)

November 30, 2011 at 3:37 PM  
Anonymous LauraD said...

Jess, Griffin is just as adorable as he can be. I was actually the person who pointed out the green stripe in his one month post. I absolutely did not mean to sound critical at all, so I'm so very sorry if I came across that way. I was merely pointing it out and I even said that I thought it was cute. My daughter is 20 months old, so I know full well how quickly those diapers change from yellow to green, especially in newborns! I don't want anyone thinking I'm a mean, critical person! I love you and your family as if I actually knew you! Thanks for sharing your precious life with all of us!

November 30, 2011 at 4:12 PM  
Blogger Julie said...

Jess, you take such amazing pictures! I love these sweet pictures of Griffin and I love how snuggly (and big) he is right now. :) The quilt turned out amazing too. Katherine is quite talented.

November 30, 2011 at 5:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My son Cullen had the same tear duct problem. I was told to put a warm washcloth over his eye throughout the day. It seemed to help it. Your boys are precious!

December 1, 2011 at 8:53 AM  
Blogger Lexie Loo, Lily, Liam & Dylan Too said...

Happy 2 months! He is so cute and chubby!

December 1, 2011 at 11:39 AM  
Blogger Lauren said...

He is adorable & I love the quilt your mom made, what a talent she has. Griffin is so precious!

December 1, 2011 at 8:11 PM  
Blogger Ranee Brokaw said...

what a cutie and the quilt is amazing. and really...i like that everything isn't always perfect!

December 2, 2011 at 8:46 AM  
Blogger Ceri said...

SUPER Cute! LOVE the Quilt and the Cutie on it. PS, actually if you have not already, try some breast milk in his eye. It is -MACICAL WONDERFUL- stuff and it will cure all that ails him. :) My son had that issue too and someone told us to do that, it cleared it right up. I am surprised one one else has mentioned it.

December 2, 2011 at 12:15 PM  
Blogger Mum2twopreciousgifts said...

The pictures are absolutely breathtaking. And because my youngest is 5, I come from the 'old school' of diapers (or nappies as we Australians call them) without lines on them. So I had to go back to your previous post to find the diaper with the green line so work out what I was looking for when it comes to diaper lines.

So now I know. And who cares? That's life with precious little folk. I was too busy admiring Griffin (and the GORGEOUS quilt!) to worry about diaper lines.

Just beautiful Jess. Thank you for sharing. Michelle from Australia

December 2, 2011 at 4:44 PM  
Blogger Allison Thomas said...

Oh how he looks like Cora..esp the black and white pic towards the bottom. YOu have a beautiful family!

December 2, 2011 at 6:23 PM  
Anonymous Sian Summers said...


My little boy Elis is 7 weeks old tomorrow and i'm just gutted that I missed the opportunity to get a month one photo like this. I will definitely pick this idea up at two months in a week or so :-)

Your little boy is absolutely gorgeous. You must be so proud. A little heavier than my little man who is sitting at just over nine pounds at the minute.

What a lovely blog about a lovely family x

December 3, 2011 at 10:01 AM  
Blogger Patricia said...

OH MY GOSH ! All of your babies are so beautiful......!!!!!!!!

December 3, 2011 at 8:01 PM  
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December 4, 2011 at 4:08 PM  
Blogger Happiness Is... said...

He is absolutely precious. I see so much of Cora in him, too.

December 8, 2011 at 4:41 PM  
Anonymous EricaG said...

So cute. I totally see Levi in that last picture of Griffin. And yet, he is his own little man.

December 10, 2011 at 5:32 PM  

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