Monday, December 31, 2012

Christmas - Our Christmas (part 1)

We always have both of our families over for Christmas every year. I call it "Our Christmas" because it's at our house. I think "Our Christmas" is my favorite time with our family because it's the one time we have everyone together and there are no gifts. To me, Christmas isn't about the presents under the tree, it's about spending time with loved ones and making memories. I love that 3 years ago, Steven and I started this tradition of having everyone over for the holidays because it's so special to us and everyone else. We're very blessed to have such a wonderful, loving family.
Brady with Grandma & Papa (we were so thankful Papa was able to come to our Christmas get together, he had to miss Thanksgiving and it wasn't the same without him.

Grandma & Papa with all the Great Grandkids: Gage, Makenna, Skyler, Taylor, Gavin, & Brady

Papa & Brady

Brady with his GG & Papaw Mills

6 years with my love...

I've very behind...but, it's probably the busiest time of the year for me and most other people, so in my's okay to be late right now. A couple of weeks ago, on Dec. 16th, Steven & I celebrated our 6th wedding anniversary. We were going to take a quick trip to Dallas that weekend, but Brady got sick so we postponed the trip. It was however a very wonderful anniversary. I'm so thankful for my marriage and that God gave me a wonderful hubby that loves me and takes such good care of me. I have to say... this past year was my very favorite because we added Brady to our family. It's amazing what love can bring to your life.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Brady is 9 months old!

Brady- 9 months
December 15 was too close to Christmas for me to stop and do a monthly post, so I’m very late..but here’s what Brady’s been up to lately.
Here’s what Brady has been up to this past month:
*He weighs 20lb 14 oz. & is 27 ½ in long. He’s very short, only in the 12 percentile.
*His eating habits have changed a little. We’re not putting cereal in all his bottles anymore, only his nighttime bottle. He usually has 4 bottles a day. He can now have meats, and the doctor told us he can start having table food, but I’m not starting all that just yet. I want him to be a healthy eater so we’re sticking to baby food for as long as I can make him eat it.
*He doesn’t spit up very much anymore so we’ve stopped the Zantac.
*He crawls everywhere, sits up like a champ, and pulls up on everything. He can even stand on his own but hasn’t taken a step on his own yet.
*He can clap.
*He can wave (when he wants to).
*He can climb!
*He’s very brave. He’ll go to anyone that holds their arms out and he’ll crawl anywhere, even dark rooms.
*He’s got to be the hardest kid ever to get dressed. He likes to crawl around naked after he has a bath. The bad thing is that he’ll pee on the floor or on whoever is holding him while he’s naked (he’s done it to me twice.)
*He’s starting to say the da-da sound. He doesn’t know what’s he’s saying, but he’s at least making the sound.
*He still hates to wear shoes and isn’t big on socks either.
* *He has 5 teeth. (3 on bottom & 2 on top)
*He is a pretty good sleeper.
**It’ pretty easy to make him laugh. He’s always happy.
* He wears 12-18 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 loves to watch Wheel of Fortune! It’s the funniest thing, but he’ll stop what he’s doing to watch Wheel of Fortune.
*He is a very curios (or noisy) baby.
*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.
*Everyone always asks me is he always in a good mood, and he usually is. He’s getting to where he cries when you walk out of the room.
*His eyes are still blue.
*His hair is starting to get longer. It’s really frizzy. His hair is still very light.
*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 will through a major fit if you tell him no. And he’s also making the funniest face when you tell him no. He’ll open his mouth real wide like “no you didn’t”.
*He loves to look at himself in the mirror.
Here’s Brady this month.