Saturday, October 27, 2012

Oh BOY!!!

I'm a couple of days late, but October 25th marked exactly one year since we found out we were expecting a baby boy!!! That seriously was one of the happiest days of my life. I couldn't be happier to be the mother and a very busy and curious little boy. He is such a joy and blessing....he is the light of our life. Thank you Lord for our sweet little boy!
Love at first sight!

He's growing too fast!!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Pumpkin Patch Kids

Last weekend I took Brady to a pumpkin patch in Texarkana. I wanted some cute fall pictures of him with pumpkins and I think I got a few. Enjoy!
One of the few shots I got where he's looking and smiling.

Gavin loves to pose.

Gavin had a job trying to hold on to Brady.

He's favorite part was eating on the pumpkins.

Kristian and her little guy.

Sweet boys

I guess he was hungry.

I'm so in love with my little man!


My wiggle worm would not be still.

Nana and her little boys.

Monday, October 15, 2012

7 months with Brady

Brady- 7 months
I don’t know why but Brady turning 7 months kind-of bothers me. I have enjoyed every second of these past 7 months but it kills me how fast they’ve gone. He changes more and more every day. I love to watch him grow and develop. He’s such funny little boy. I am pretty sure he’s going to be a handful. I love him more and more every day.

Here’s what Brady has been up to this past month:
*Last month, he weighed 18lbs. I’m guessing he’s about 19 lbs now.
*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.
*He’s tried carrots, bananas, apples, peaches, pears, and green beans. He seems to not be too picky so far.
*He is still spitting up. I hope he grows out of that soon. It’s probably because he’s so active after he eats.
*He crawls everywhere. We have to shut all the doors to all the rooms in our house or else he’d get into everything!
*He can pull up now. He pulls up on everything.
*He sits up all by himself every well. He can go from crawling to sitting back to crawling.
*He’s still a wiggle worm.
*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 still has 2 teeth.
*He is still not sleeping well. I don’t know what to do with him.
*He has discovered that he can squeal and he likes to do it.
*He makes a funny noise now…he’ll suck in when he’s laughing…it’s too funny. He likes to do it during church and make everyone behind us laugh.
* He wears nine and even a few 9-12 month 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. He usually doesn’t want to be held.
*He usually wakes up in a very good mood. It’s so funny to hear him talking to himself when he wakes up.
*He is a very curios (or noisy) baby.
*He makes the cutest little noises.
*He has the goofiest smile and expressions.
*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…especially for naps.
*He loves to look at himself in the mirror.
Here’s Brady this month.
He's starting to look more like a little boy instead of a baby.

He loves his football.

A little messy when he eats but he's getting better. He's such a happy baby (most of the time..haha).

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Catching Up

So this past weekend the boys and I took a quick trip to Dallas. When I say quick, I mean quick..we were only gone for 24 hours. Brady did so good in the car for our trip. It didn't take long at all to get there. We stayed with my friend, Paula. We ate at our favorite restaurants, shopped a little, and the rest of the time we did some much needed catching up. I hate being so far away from so many of my friends. Distance is really hard on any relationship, especially when everyone is so busy with their day-to-day lives. I hope the older Brady gets the more we'll be able to make quick trips and visit more of my friends that I miss so much.

Paula & Brady

On Wednesday, my mom went to Baylor in Dallas to get a second opinion on her mammogram and showed something suspicious. Thankfully, she got good news. She'll go back to Dallas in January for a check-up to make sure everything still looks the same.

Yesterday, I went back for my post-op check up with my ENT doc. He said my ears looked perfect and my nose is healing well. He had to suck some nasty stuff out of my was uncomfortable, but not too painful, but it sure did help me breath better. I go back in a week-in-a-half to see if the infection is all gone. My allergies are acting up right now, so I still don't feel 100%, but I'm SO thankful that things are starting to look better.

Brady is into everything these days. He started pulling up last week...and now that's all he wants to do. The only problem is that I'm afraid he's going to bust his head open. He's still pretty wobbly so I have to stay very close at all times to make sure he doesn't take a nose dive into the floor or whatever he's pulling up on. He's also not sleeping well at all. He rarely sleeps all night and it's really starting to wear me out!  I don't know what we've got to do to get him to sleep better but we've got to find a solution quick! Thankfully, Steven took care of Brady last night and let me get a good nights sleep because he has started noticing how bad I need it. He's the best!

I love these football leggings. They are nice to have if the weather gets a little cooler while we're out. You can slip them on and off quickly & easily.

Supporting our Gage #12!!

This is what Brady's hair looked like this morning when he woke up. It's hard to see because his hair is so light, but it's sticking straight up.
Now, I'm watching the Longhorns get their booties kicked by OU. This is awful! Happy Saturday everyone. I sure am happy it's the weekend.

Friday, October 5, 2012

SICK of being SICK!

My nurse called Wednesday and told me the results from the fluid they took out of my head during surgery showed  that I had 2 different bacteria infections (one was staph) so my doctor has put me on 2 different antibiotics. I sure hope this helps me get over all this stuff. I'm so ready to feel good again. I'm so glad it's a 3 day weekend. I need a little break to recover from this past week! TGIF!!!