Our sweet little Graham is 20 weeks old. It amazes me how much he’s grown and developed in less than five months’ time. Lately he’s been really interested in grabbing and gnawing on his tiny feet. He can sit on his own for a few seconds before tipping over. He loves to stand up with support—and can even hold himself up for a few seconds hanging on to a piece of furniture with his hands. He picks everything up within reach and tries to put everything in his mouth; little man especially loves his colorful rattles and stuffed animals.
Tummy time is no big deal now. He can play on his belly for long lengths of time without tiring. Graham giggles and laughs often—they’re the sweetest sounds I’ve ever heard. He babbles and is starting to throw different consonants in the mix, like “dadada” and “agoo.” He also smiles excitedly when his favorite people walk into a room. He smiles and stares at me when I sing him a song, and he likes to hang on to my arm as we dance around the room together.
Graham is also becoming a fan of storytime. Our little bookworm sits in my lap contentedly for two or three books at a time. Some of our favorites so far are: “Oh, The Places You’ll Go” by Dr. Seuss, “Giraffes Can’t Dance” by Giles Andreae, “Snuggle Puppy” by Sandra Boynton, “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle, “On The Night You Were Born” by Nancy Tillman, and “Peek-a Who?” by Nina Laden.
Matthew and I set a goal that each of us will read at least one book a day to Graham. I try to read to him in the morning when we cuddle before I leave for work and at night before bedtime. I adore having Graham snuggle in my lap for storytime. I hope that he will enjoy our daily reading time and learn to have a love for books. I love catching Matthew reading to Graham—such a sweet sight that warms my heart. It’s amazing how much more you can love your significant other when you see them loving your baby.
Our little one is growing so very fast. Sometimes it’s exciting, and sometimes it breaks my heart that the baby stage is flying by so quickly. We love our little boy more and more every single day and are so very blessed to have him in our lives. Being a mama is the best thing ever!