Sunday, December 8, 2013

Party of 8!!!!!

BIG things have been happening for our family lately. Steven & I are expecting again... and we're expecting 5 more babies!!! Quintuplets, what a funny sounding word, but now it will stick with us forever. I am going to do a Bump X's 5 update post soon to document our journey thus far. I'm 15 weeks today and I'm doing great, considering I'm carrying 5 babies. I'm still working and getting around pretty good. Thankfully, I have lots of help from my family.

I'm so thankful for all the blessings God has placed in my life, especially for my growing family!

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Brady- 20 months

It's so hard to believe that Brady is 20 months old! He has changed so much the past few months. He's really starting to talk. He repeats words he hears. His speaking vocabulary is catching up with his listening/understanding vocabulary. His new favorite word is "no". I'm not too excited about that  because he's always telling me no now. No is his answer for everything. He's a champ at taking naps. He loves to play with his toy trucks. He loves to be outside. He's becoming more aware of when he uses the restroom. He's even peed on the toilet. I'm seriously thinking about potty training him soon, I just don't know where to start. Hopefully I can figure it out soon. Brady's been sick, a lot, this fall. He was sick for almost 2 weeks at the beginning of October. I think he had a virus plus the stomach virus at the same time. It was a rough couple of weeks. He's had some issues with sinus/allergy this year as well. Hopefully, all the sickness is behind us cause I can't think of anything worse than a sick baby. He's got the sweetest and cutest smile, he just brightens up my day with his smile. He can be loving at times, but loves to be down and running like a wild man. He still loves books and a few of them he's even able to say some of the words with me. He doesn't get along with his cousin Gavin very well, I think they aggravate each other and Brady doesn't know how to handle someone giving him a hard time. They do play together well, at times, and keep each other company. Brady loves his Aunt Kristian, she's probably his favorite person, but Makenna is a close second. He's growing and changing so much each and every day.
He loves his Aunt Kris

Bath time with Nana

Silly boy playing with his trucks

He was so serious. He had all the cars lined up perfectly.

My cute cowboy.

Making a mess and eating off the floor.... boys will be boys!

Sitting at the table like a big boy.

Playing with frogs

A nice moment with him and Gavin

I had the stomach virus during Halloween so Brady didn't get to do a lot of trick-or-treating. He was a sheriff.

Grandma's birthday party

Refusing to take his medicine

He eats oatmeal every morning.

Growing up so fast.

He felt so bad at the beginning of Oct.

He stole a paci and is hiding.

Old habits die hard.

Talking on the phone in bed... a look into the future.

Bobby Gene & Brady

Brady, Meme, & GG

Papaw & Brady

Brady, Pops & Gavin

My little turkey

Playing with toilet

Making a big mess

 We're having so much fun watching Brady grow and develop each day. What a wonderful blessing!!!!

So Thankful

Hi there friends! It's been a while since I've posted and I'm way behind. I'm going to try to do a catch up post on all that Brady has been up to very soon. I also need to do a post about all that mama & daddy have been up to lately, lets just say, we've been extremely busy! You'll see why in the near future.

So Thanksgiving is one of my most favorite holidays so I wanted to post about how blessed I am. This has been a wild & crazy year. So far, since January 1st, I've lost 4 people from my family. Three pasted away due to cancer. It's been a tough year. However, I'm so thankful God put each one of these special people in my life to love. They all will forever be missed.

With that being said, I am one very blessed girl. My biggest blessing is that I'm a Christian and a child of God. God has given me all the blessings that I'm so grateful for and love. I have the most wonderful family. My family is my most favorite Earthly blessing. We were able to get together and enjoy each others fellowship Wednesday night and Thursday. Steven is the best gift God's ever blessed me with. He's my soul mate and there's not words that can describe the depth of our love. We've been through a lot together and it's only made us stronger. As a couple, our greatest blessing is Brady. He's our life, our joy, our future. Brady's the funniest kid I know. I'm also thankful for the little surprises God has thrown our way. I don't understand why God answers our prayers the way he does, but I do know that He knows exactly what we need and He always takes care of His children. There are so, so, so many more things I'm thankful for but won't bore you with all the details. I'm so happy and thankful and blessed. I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving and wonderful holiday season.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

18 months with Brady

We're closer to 19 months than 18..I'm behind as usual. Brady has been busy this month. He's growing like a weed and changing so much. He's so funny and such a joy to be around. It makes my heart happy to watch him just be him. He seriously lights up a room. He's a natural at making people smile. I have people come up to me all the time talking about how funny he is...he got the best personality.
*He's a very healthy boy.
*He weighs 24lbs (45th percentile)
*He's 32 1/4 in. tall (he's finally out of the 10th percentile, he's in the 38th percentile now, YAY!)
*He's talking a lot more.
*I think his favorite word is bye-bye.
*He runs everywhere.
*He can say touchdown & hold his arms up in the touchdown position.
*We're teaching him to say trick or treat...He's getting pretty good at it.
*He smiles and laughs all the time.
*He's a pro at sleeping.
*He's down to 1 nap a day, he usually sleeps for 3 hours, which is very nice.
*He loves to take showers with Steven.
*He always wants to be outside. It's nice that it's starting to cool off.
*He still climbs on everything.
*He's learned to take his clothes off all by's so funny to find him naked.
*He doesn't like to sit quietly in church. He'd rather be screaming and running around. But he loves Sunday school.
*He can give High 5s
*He is excellent at saying thank you.
*He says moooo.
*He loves Mexican food.
My goal is to try to get him to start feeding himself. I don't like the idea of cleaning up a huge mess all the time, but, life will be much easier when he can feed himself and eat while we eat.

We're having so much fun with him. I can't believe he's already half way through his 2nd year! Time please slow down!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

August 2013

So I'm just 2 weeks late, but it's better now than never. August was rough. Out of all the months in the year, it's my least favorite. It was so hot & I had to go back to work. It's been a hard start to a school year. We got a lot of new applications and technology stuff over the summer, it's been tough trying to learn everything on top of getting my room ready, curriculum ready, and getting mentally prepared for a new group of first graders. I'm confident I'll get into a groove soon.
Brady is great. Talking up a storm. Climbing on everything. He's nonstop action from the time he gets up til the time he goes to sleep. He's actually 18 months old today, but I'll post on that later. For today, here's some pics of our August.
I found him in his room, in my rocker, reading his favorite book.

We read "Gus Loses a Tooth" about a million times this summer.

He climbed on the table to help Gavin eat his breakfast.

Waiting for his bite.

Love those big blue eyes.

His happy face.

His silly face.

Using "my" toothbrush to brush his teeth.

He's such a funny kid.


He climbed up our rolling chair to get on top of our desk. So thankful he didn't hurt himself.

Walking on the dinning room table. The boy will climb on anything.

The only time he's still is when he's sleeping...what an angel

He looks so big in this pic.

And a bit of family news, we got a new car!!!! I've always loved 4Runners and now I own one. I love it!!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

17 months with Brady

The summer has flown by. Brady & I have had so much fun together. Everyday he seems more boyish than babyish to me (and I've had several people tell me the same thing). He's so funny and it really is a joy to watch him develop and mature.

Brady is busy as always. Here's what he's been up to lately.
* He is officially off the pacifier.
* He's got two teeth that have been trying to come in for about a month....he slobbers so bad.
* He sleeps so good at night and will take 3 hour naps during the day.
* He loves to laugh. I laugh at him laughing. We really do have a lot of fun together.
* He loves to pick his nose.
* He very active. He never stops until he goes to sleep.
* He's getting to where he slaps you in the face, but he gets a spanking for that. I hope he'll get out of that phase soon.
* He runs everywhere...he hardly ever walks. He's pretty fast too.
* He loved the beach when we went on vacation. I really didn't get him out in the pool much at all because I was so worried he'd get burnt, so I was surprised the few times he was around water that he did so well.
* I think he's growing, a little. He'll go back for another check-up in September.
* Since we've taken the pacifier away, he's talking a lot more. He does pretty well when you get him to repeat you.
* He loves to brush his teeth. He even steals other peoples' toothbrushes and uses them!
* He knows his eyes, nose, teeth, belly button, hands, feet and a few other body parts.
* He's starting to stack objects.
* He loves books. We have read Gus Loses a Tooth about a million times over the past few weeks. If someone's not around to read to him, he'll just sit alone and read a book to himself. A few times I've found him in his room, in the glider, looking through a book. I hope he'll always love reading.
* He doesn't meet a stranger.
* He's been healthy this whole month. He had a running nose one week, but I gave him Zyrtec and it cleared him up.
* He's getting to where he can throw balls.
* And speaking of balls, he loves to play with his boy parts!!!
* He loves taking showers with his daddy.
I'm sure I'm missing a few new things that he's up to, but I think I've hit most of the "big" things. Everyday we fall more and more in love with him. I can't see what he does this next month.

Friday, August 2, 2013

July 2013

Another month in the books for 2013. I sure hate that my summer is almost over. August is my least favorite month of the year. It's scorching hot, I have to get ready to go back to work, and finally, the dreadful first day of school. It's an exciting time but oh how I dread it.

July has been fun and full for lots of adventures. Brady had a rough start to July with a burnt hand, pink eye, and an ear infection all in one week. We took him on his first vacation. He loved the beach. He's really started to talk a lot the past few weeks. And finally, the biggest news as of yesterday, Brady is off the paci!!! He's done better than I expected but isn't going down for naps or bedtime well, yet. I hope it won't take too long for him to adjust. I honestly didn't want to take it away but my plan since the beginning of summer was to have him off it before school started back. I only have 2 weeks left, so it was now or never.

Here's some random pics of my growing guy.
Silly boy

His hand is all healed up now. But he still likes to get you to kiss it and he'll say "hot".

He wants to feed himself...but he makes the biggest messes.

His upset face

Independence Day 2013

His NY shirt we brought back from our little trip.

He loves to step on my feet.

And hid between my legs.

Caught him climbing on the table.

Beach bum

Pink eye was no fun

Visiting with Papaw

Walking in Mama's shoes

Watering the plants with daddy.