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Day Date in Hendersonville

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Today we took a trip up to Hendersonville!

Lunch was at West First Wood-fired Pizza. I've heard so many great things about this place but we hadn't gotten to check it out yet. It did not disappoint! 

After lunch we walked down Main St. in Hendersonville and visited a few shops; and we picked up a few books for Elliott at one of the thrift stores we popped into. 

Then it was a quick stop at Skytop for apples and (mainly) apple donuts. The place seemed almost deserted on a weekday and it was fantastic! 

Of course we had to pose for a "How Tall This Fall?" photo. I can't wait to take Elliott's picture here and watch him grow through the years. 

I'm thankful to have this extra time together before Steven starts back up to work - such great memories to cherish! 

1 Month with Elliott Graham

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I can't even believe 1 month has past since our beautiful boy entered the world!

I always heard people say cherish every day because they fly by - geez do I understand that now!

A few 1 month stats:
Weight: 7lbs 12 oz - 4.7 percentile
Length: 21 in - 33.85 percentile
Head Circumference - 14.96 - 83.64 percentile (P.S. - why is this a thing that they measure?!)

His smiles are contagious (even though he gave the first few to Daddy and Mimi); 
He's starting to find his voice (we've had a few little giggle attempt in the past couple days);
His cuddles...o his cuddles;
He's a great sleeper (giving us 4-5 hours in a row at night).

Breastfeeding has been our biggest challenge, not because the little guy doesn't like to eat but because I don't quite have enough milk to satisfy him. We've been working and working with the lactation consultants at the pediatricians office but nothing really seems to be working to increase. That's been hard on me, but I'm trying to focus on the fact that Elliott is on track with growth and be thankful that we can fill the gaps with formula. 

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I could totally start this post by (once again) going on and on about how I've been a horrible blogger - cause I totally have been a horrible blogger. But nobody wants to listen to that, and it will likely happen again so we'll just skip that part and get right to the good stuff. 

On August 7, 2016 we welcomed our first child into the world, a beautiful baby boy. 

Our first family photo! 

Our first family photo! 

We named him Elliott Graham, after absolutely no one. We liked the name Elliott, and we liked the name Graham, and they sounded like they fit together well so we went with it!

He was 20 inches long and weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces - half of which, I'm convinced, was contained in his full head of thick dark hair!  

No, this wasn't photoshopped. He actually arrived with that much hair and got a mohawk after his very first bath!

No, this wasn't photoshopped. He actually arrived with that much hair and got a mohawk after his very first bath!

We are totally in love with this little miracle, and I feel like we are adjusting well to this new adventure of parenting.

I'll be oversharing photos of him in the coming days so just be ready for the deluge.