Saturday, May 19, 2012

2 months with Brady

Brady- 2 months It’s amazing how much Brady changes each week…much less in a month. I think things are starting to settle down a little bit and we’re all getting more comfortable with each other. That first month took Steven & me by surprise. We didn’t know what had hit us when we brought Brady home from the hospital. It was a total life-changing event but one that has brought us so much joy and love! Here’s what Brady has been up to this past month: *We took Brady to his 2 month wellness checkup yesterday and he now weighs 13lbs 1oz (80 percentile). He’s now 23 ¾ inches long (79 percentile) and his head is 15 ½ inches around (34 percentile). *For the past 2 weeks I’ve been trying to dry up my breast milk, so as of yesterday, Brady is now a formula fed baby. He takes between 4-5 oz each feeding (sometimes a little less). I took him to the doctor a couple of weeks ago and he has colic/acid reflux so when he was 6 weeks old we started putting rice cereal in his milk. The cereal has really filled him up and that’s the reason he’s not eating so much. *Since beginning the cereal, Brady is sleeping a lot better at night. We usually only have to get up once to feed him and that’s usually between 3:30-5am. We are very pleased with his nighttime sleeping progress and hope that continues to go well. * This week we’ve started our bedtime routine earlier and I’m hoping in a week or two, we will have a good routine established. *Brady is now wearing 3 month clothes, he can even wear some 3-6 month clothes (with a little growing room). *He’s still wearing size 1 diapers. *He loves taking baths, and hates it when you take him out. *He’s still attached to his pacifier. *He still loves to be held but is doing much better when we put him down. He is exploring the world around him a lot more and is content being on his back playing. However, he doesn’t like tummy time, so I haven’t really pushed him to do it too much. *He makes the cutest little animal noises. *He is doing a lot better in his infant carrier. I still sit in the back seat with him when someone is in the car with him, but he’s doing a lot better. *He’s still not a fan of church. I haven’t been able to sit through an entire church service since he’s been born. *He is smiling on his own now. He’s got the cutest little grin…I think he’s going to be a lady’s man. *He still have blue eyes and they are so pretty. I was a little disappointed when he was born that he didn’t have big brown eyes, but his eyes are beautiful. I actually would like them to stay blue now. *He’s getting a little more hair and I think it’s going to be brown, but he doesn’t have enough yet for me to be certain. *He’s holding his head up very well these days. It’s amazing how much he’s able to do in just one month. *He followings things with his eyes when you move it in front of his face. *He tries to stand up when you hold him up…I think he’s going to be a very busy little boy. *He tries to talk to me…I love to hear him coo. *He knows how to poke his bottom lip out when he’s upset…It’s going to be hard to say no to him. *I think he’s getting very close to really laughing…he hasn’t quiet done it yet but I think it could happen any day now. I’m amazed how much he’s changed this month. He’s becoming more fun to watch each day. I’m loving every second of every day I have with him. It makes me sad to think that in 3 short months I’ll be going back to work and leaving him with a babysitter. I’m trying to enjoy every second of my time with him.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Hopelessly Happy

Mother’s Day 2010 and 2011 were rough days for me… I spent the day thinking about the babies I’d lost and wondered if I was ever going to be a mommy and truly be able to celebrate Mother’s Day myself. After my third miscarriage, I honestly felt hopeless, I felt like God was never going to say yes to my prayers to have a baby. But, thankfully, God’s answer wasn’t no, it was not right now, then it was yes! I’ve spent the day looking at my sweet baby boy and I’m amazed at the feelings I feel about someone I’ve only known 2 months. He’s absolutely wonderful, sweet, funny…honestly to sum it up…he’s perfect. I’m so thankful God said yes to my prayers. I’m so thankful He gave me Brady. I hope I’m able to raise Brady to know and understand what a wonderful God we serve. He gives us hope when we aren’t strong and fills our lives with a happiness that is indescribable. Happy Mother’s Day to you all!

Monday, May 7, 2012


It's hard to believe I'm 32 years old (as of yesterday). I had a wonderful birthday, but this one was much different than any of my other b-days. With Brady here, I've been completely preoccupied with taking care of him...if my family hadn't been talking about my b-day, I honestly would have completely forgotten it was "my" big day. After church the family came over and we had hot dogs and cake. Afterwards, my friends Jenny & April came to visit and meet Brady for the first time. I am so thankful for the blessings God has put in my life. I'm so excited to see what this next year has in store for me.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Getting behind

I am amazed at how much time a little baby can take up! I never blog because I never seem to find time. My little munchkin doesn't like to take naps or lay by himself for very long, which means, mommy doesn't get to do the things she needs to do around the house. Today, however, has been different... He has taken around a 2-2 1/2 hour nap! It's been awesome! I've checked on him several times to make sure he's still alive...I can't believe he is sleeping so well. I've vacuumed, moped, washed clothes, folded clothes, unloaded the dishwasher, reorganized one of my cabinets, and got completely ready! It's been nice. I had planned on going to Texarkana to do some shopping, but there is no way I'm waking him up when he's sleeping so well. He hasn't even had his bath today and it's almost 3pm! Even though I usually don't get much done, except hold him all day...I am loving every second of being Brady's mommy! He is such a sweet baby and I'm so blessed to have him in my life. God is so good!!!