Greyson Parker Rhyne!
April 23, 2013 at 12:49pm
8lbs. 4oz. 22″ long
Just five days after my due date, I began laboring at home. Rob was encouraging, helpful and super supportive; it was the absolute best we’ve worked as a team yet. The whole experience really deepened my intense trust in and love for him. After a long 36 hour labor and 1 hour & 15 minutes of pushing, we met Bump, our little BOY!
We were instantly in LOVE! It seemed we waited sooo long to meet this little bump growing inside me, and there he was. Such a surreal feeling, finally seeing him and all his 10,000 cute attributes. Perfect little profile, he has his Daddy’s nose. Long and lean, right away we recognized he has Mommy’s long toes :) Greyson surprised us with a full head of beautiful brown hair! I am sticking to the old wives tale “If you have bad heartburn during your pregnancy, your baby will have a lot of hair“ From second trimester on – and all through labor (!) - I had terrible heartburn!
I haven’t blogged until now because Rob and I have just been so busy enjoying getting to know our little guy :)
Here is a peek at his first 4 weeks
You can see a sample of his myriad of expressions here..I’ve lost count and see new ones every day. He’s a charmer and I sometimes jokingly say a “Lady Killer” :)
He’s super fun, easy going, a champion eater AND sleeper! At his first Doctor’s appointment, just four days after birth, he had only been down 1/2 ounce in weight! By the following Wednesday he was up to birth weight and on May 14th he was up to 9lbs. 11oz.!!!
He is an angel in the car so he is super easy to take out to the Farmer’s Market (our Sunday ritual), out to dinner, and on Mommy’s seemingly endless errand runs ;)
He averages 3-4 hours of sleep at night and recently gave Mommy a surprise of a 5 hour stretch! He amazingly held his head up by himself while I held him right after birth; he just keeps at it and blows us away with his strength. Look at him holding is head up, without shaking, at just 4 weeks!
I could go on and on about how amazing we think he is, but I will end this post with stating how blissful it has been to become a parent and see this tiny creature become his own person right in front of our very eyes. I can’t seem to keep up with how fast he is growing. but we are in fact, loving every millisecond we share with him!
If you are as hooked on our handsome guy as we are, you can see photos of him, almost daily, on my Instagram. #greysonparkerrhyne
He is about to turn 5 weeks, so stay tuned for the next update! (and soon, some photos taken of the 3 of us by my wonderful friend, Roon Brown )