Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Grant, 6 months

"Vroom, goes the fire truck!!" Grant loves his first cars.

Meeting Great-Anma and Great-Anpa B for the first time. Great-anma's comment was that he "sure is chunky!" This was of course before she held Henry.

Another favorite activity...hand sucking. No pacifiers for these guys!

His inquisitive face...completely, heart-melting adorable!

Exploring on the bouncer! Notice the belt. He also gets bored easily and then starts working his way down til half of his body is hanging off. Most times I forget the belt so luckily he hasn't fallen to the floor...yet!

The sing-a-ma-jig "Santa" gave him for Christmas. He thinks it's so fun!

I love this picture. He is so adorable and handsome!!!

He often falls asleep on the bottle before bedtime. Poor, tired little man!!!

Grant. Isn't that a beautiful name?

Grant James is the "baby" of the triplets and the family.
He is the smallest.
He weighs a whopping 12lbs, 9ozs. Up 9lbs even since birth.
He is in the 1% for weight. He is a peanut.
Grant looks petite but he is only 1lb lighter in weight to Ella who looks bigger and sturdier. Size is deceiving.
He wears size 3-6 month clothing and recently switched to size 2 diapers.

Grant is 6 months old technically, 5 months old adjusted.
He is on track for his technical age except for problem solving. But who needs that skill anyways? Though he is the smallest, Grant is ahead of his siblings in most activities.
Grant loves reaching and grabbing for things. He has shown the most interest in food. He nearly stole our friend Kyle's garlic bread when they were over. It was adorable.
Grant loves faces. He loves to touch your nose, mouth, eyes etc. The way he touches your face is as if he is blind and using his hands to "look" at you.
He is inquisitive and always trying to figure out his toys and anything within his reach. He's bee
He has "held" his bottle for feedings, which Ella is unconcerned about.

Grant took to eating solids the best. Opened his mouth wide and enjoyed the rice cereal with breast milk on January 15th. His look said "more please."
He wasn't thrilled with green beans and gave us quite the sour face. Yet he has no trouble with the cereal/pears/green bean combo. It's actually tastier then it sounds. Obviously not a cheesecake but for a baby...YUM!
He does not have any teeth, and there are none on the horizon.

Grant's name was the hardest to pick. Others considered were: Kingston (mine) and Isaiah (Shawn's). Our only criteria was to find an "older" name that went well with his siblings. When Shawn suggested it I immediately agreed. We love it.
His name is French and means "great; tall."
James is another favorite name and though we didn't name him after anyone, it is my maternal grandfather's middle name. There were 6 other friends that used James as a middle name in 2010.

Grant has a deep, silly laugh. He is the easiest to get to chuckling. Common laugh inducers are rubbing your nose in his armpits and on his belly, holding his arms over his head and Evie.
Grant smiles the biggest and easiest. He wakes up smiling.
Grant loves to sit in his bouncer and stick his feet straight in the air to stare at his feet.

He loves to put things in his mouth. His coordination isn't the best yet which is extremely frustrating.
He loves to sleep on his tummy and was the first to roll from front to back. He has been working hard at rolling the other way but was finding it also frustrating. On the 20th he finally succeeded and it has been difficult to keep him on his back. He can roll to his stomach in a matter of seconds.
His next skill to conquer...sitting!!
Mad bottle holding skills.

Grant does not look much like his siblings. The other three predominantly look like their father in their coloring, hair, face shape etc. It's usually the first thing people see. Grant looks like me, particularly my father.
He is likely to have blond hair, which is likely to cause "is he adopted?" questions. Unbeknown to them my mother, sister and nephew were/are blonds as children. Don't let the "bald" head fool you, he has a nice amount of peach fuzz all over his head.
He is not as dark as his siblings.

He is currently battling his first cold. Lots of congestion and coughing. Poor little man, BUT he has slept great despite it.
His nicknames are: Grantster (from our friend Rachel), Peanut, Baby boy and Sweetheart.
He has definitely wrapped me around his teeny-tiny fingers! All 10 of them!


keeshaobrien said...

Love it! Beautiful pics of my youngest nephew! He reminds me so much of Xander. Hugs and kisses Grant, Auntie loves and misses you lots!

Anonymous said...

Oh how I miss his cute "shy" smile! Auntie and Uncie love you!


sjv said...

I am LOVING the newsy updates on each of the triplets and love that they each have their own post. We can't wait to come see them. They are so big and cute/handsome!

Miss you!

Anonymous said...

You need to figure out a way to make money off this. You are such a great wordsmith.

Love Shawn

Anonymous said...

I love Grant's smile. He can light up a room when he smiles.

One time we were asked if Laura was adopted. She is lighter in her skin and hair color than Shawn and Candice was.

Grant and Laura will probably have that in common sometime.
Amma A