Friday, September 28, 2012

my little piggy

I've noticed the past couple of weeks that my beloved Razorback friends have not had too much to cheer about when comes to this football season. Though, I'm not a Razorback fan...I do like to see them do well. I've been to a few Razorback football games and had a great time. My sister's boyfriend, Jeremy, is a Razorback fan and for my baby shower he gave me a cute Razorback onesie with Brady's name on the rump. I've put it on Brady the past two weeks, and both times, the Razorbacks have lost. So unfortunately for my Razorback friends, I think Brady is your UN-lucky charm. He won't be wearing the outfit this weekend because they play Texas A&M. We just don't cheer against a Texas team in this house.  :)

I love my little piggy.

This is my favorite part of the outfit. I'm so in love with Brady's just fits him.

He's always on the move.

I love that little rump!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

not so bad

Well, I had my surgery today and to my surprise it went very well. I honestly expected to be in a lot of pain. Maybe it' the painkillers, but I haven't hurt too bad at all. I'm so thankful for all the prayers. I believe in the power of prayer, so thank you to everyone who has been praying for me...God is so good!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012


So a week or so I blogged that I was having surgery. Well, I decided to postpone the surgery until November because there is just so much going on in our life right now. Between keeping up with Brady, working, and taking care of sick family just didn't seem like the right time to go under the knife. However, my nurse called last week and said I needed to come in to the office and have the tube put in...that I could wait until November for that. I went to the doc Monday and my ear was so infected that my doc could only suck out half of the infection. Needless to say, I walked out of the office with no tube and was crying from the pain of him trying to suck out the infection. So, Steven and I decided I just needed to bite the bullet and get the surgery done sooner rather than later. So, I'm on the schedule to have my surgery next Thursday. Hopefully I won't change my mind again. I am so ready to get this over. This waiting and changing the date is starting to drive me crazy. So please keep me in your prayers...

Monday, September 17, 2012

Half-a-year old!!!!

Brady- 6 months
Brady’s halfway to his first birthday. That is so hard to believe! I never in a million years thought he’d grow up this fast.
Here’s what Brady has been up to this past month:
*As of last week, he weighs 18lbs.
*He eats between 5-6 oz of formula each feeding (sometimes a little less). He gets 1 tbsp of rice cereal per ounce of milk. He eats every 4.5-5 hours.
*Last week he started eating baby food. We started him off with bananas (which you’re not supposed to do, but we didn’t find that out until we’d already been feeding them to him). He really doesn’t know what to think about eating from a spoon. At times, he does really well…but other times he really doesn’t have a clue what he’s supposed to do. He’ll get the hang of it though. This week he’s going to be eating peaches.
*His reflux is better.
*He’s crawling. It’s more like an army crawl and a baby crawl. But he can go wherever we wants to go. Last night he went from the living room to the kitchen.
*He is starting to try to pull up. He has pulled himself up on a couple of toys.
*He can sit up on his own for a little while now. Our floors are all tile, and I’m scared to leave him alone while he’s sitting so he doesn’t get as much practice sitting alone as he probably needs, but I don’t want him to bump his head on our hard floor.
*He’s got to be the hardest kid in the world to hold. He is constantly moving and twisting. I think he’ll be happy when he can finally walk and not be held so much.
*He’s not a cuddly baby at all. The only time I really get to cuddle with him is when he falls asleep in my arms.
*He can get his toes to his mouth…he likes to chew on them.
*He has 2 teeth!!!
*He’s been sick pretty much this whole month. I don’t know if it’s because the weather is changing, or the fact that he’s around other kids now, or both. Two weeks ago he had bronchitis now he’s on breathing treatments because he’s still congested. I sure hope he starts feeling better soon.
*He has not slept well since I went back to work. He wakes up around 12 or 1am..sometimes we can get him back to sleep…but most of the time, he’ll wake back up around 3 or 4. It’s been a long stressful month and his lack of sleep hasn’t helped. I hope and pray he’ll get back on track very soon.
* He wears 6-9, 9, and even a few 9-12 month clothes. Last week my mom and sister had to cut a 6 month outfit off him. It was his first and last time to wear the outfit. I can’t believe how fast he’s gone through his clothes.
*He’s wearing a size 3 diaper.
*He loves his bathes.
*He’s still attached to his pacifier.
*He loves to be on the floor playing and rolling around.
*He usually wakes up in a very good mood. It’s so funny to hear him talking to himself when he wakes up.
*He rolls everywhere!
*He is a very curios (or noisy) baby.
*He makes the cutest little noises.
*He loves to watch tv.
*He’s doing so well riding in the car now. It sure makes going places much more pleasant.
*His Sunday School teachers say he’s doing a great job in class.
*He does really well during church services.
*He smiles all the time.
*He laughs all the time too.
* He is really starting to try to talk more and more. It’s so cute to carry on a conversation with him.
*He still loves blowing bubbles!
*His eyes are still blue.
*His hair is really starting to look red to me. I don’t know if he’s going to be a sandy blond or redhead.
*He still loves playing with his feet.
*He tries to stand up when you hold him up.
*He has no problem at all with letting you know that he’s unhappy. He can throw some major fits.
*He is very impatient!
*He fights his sleep sometimes…especially for naps.
*He loves to look at himself in the mirror.
*I can carry him on my hip now.
Here’s Brady this month.
He's starting to sit up on his own.

A mama has to do what a mama has to do.... when I'm getting ready in the morning, he plays in the bathtub.

Brady and Papa love playing in the grass.

I love when he sleeps, it's the only time he's still.

He's still got those big blue eyes.

You can tell by the way he's holding his mouth, he's been cutting teeth pretty much the whole month of August. That has not been a fun experience at all.

Friday, September 7, 2012


I hate snot! I really hate snot! Snot has taken over my life and I can't get rid of it! This past Tuesday, I had a follow-up appointment with my ENT doc. I had been feeling bad for about 2 weeks but was putting off going to my family doc because I already had this appointment. Sure enough, my ears were infected, AGAIN, and I had another sinus infection. Plus, the tube my doc put in my ear this summer, had moved and had to be sucked out! So after that he (my doc) decided to do a CT scan of my head to see if he could see what was going on. When the scans came back he said my ears looked okay, that I just had a little infection, but nothing serious was happening. But, then he showed me my sinuses. My sinuses in my nose and cheeks were filled with a lot of fluid and had some inflammation. I told him that this would be my 7th round of antibiotics in five-in-a-half months and he looked surprised. I wanted to tell him to take a look at his files and he'd know that...but I didn't..I want him to like me and treat me well. I told him I was sick of being sick and I really didn't want to continue to take antibiotics. He agreed that continuing to take antibiotics wasn't a good idea. So, we decided to be aggressive and next Thursday I'm going to have surgery on my sinuses. He's going to go in through my nose and clean out my sinuses and hopefully get all the infection out. Also, while I'm asleep, he's going to put another tube in my ear. I hope this one stays in place. And I hope and pray this surgery will be the answer to my sinus problems. I really am tired of feeling bad all the time. It really sucks to have so much snot! So, please, if you are a praying person...please pray for me to come through my surgery and that the surgery will work.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Good-bye Last Week

Last week was one tough week. The beginning of school is always tough... but I have to say, this was the best first week of school I've ever had. Thank you Lord!!! On Monday, we found out that my father-in-law has lung cancer. I hate cancer! Steven worked very hard to get him an appointment in Dallas this past Friday. We're very hopeful that the specialist in Dallas will be able to help him. Please keep him (Jimmy) in your prayers. I know that God hears our prayers & that He will answer them. I got sick (allergy/sinus)... it's so annoying to feel crappy. Brady has been sick for about a week and a Friday, I took him to the doctor and he has bronchitis. He's on his very first round of antibiotic. On Thursday, Brady cut his first tooth...but now, he has 2 teeth coming in! He's really starting to get up on his knees to try to crawl! He's changing so fast! We celebrated my mom's & uncle's birthdays yesterday. It is always fun to have my family together. My uncle Robbie has throat cancer...I hope he's here to celebrate this birthday next year. Please keep him in your prayers as well.

So, last week was long and rough, but we made it. God is so good and I know He is always with me and will get me through whatever I'm faced with. I'm so thankful for this 3-day weekend!