Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Brody by the Month! (1)

Brody turned one month old on April 30, 2015!
Sweet boy, I can't believe you've been with us a month already! Time flies by so fast! We all have been adjusting to a new family of 4 and you are such a great baby!
Brody, this is what you are currently doing:
  • You wore newborn clothes for about 2 weeks and then Mommy had to move you up to 0-3/3 months because of your length. 0-3 clothes definitely fit you the best.
  • You also wore newborn diapers for about 2 weeks, but we moved you up to size 1 diapers because of the amount of accidents you were having!
  • You weigh around 8 lbs 12 oz.
  • You eat about every 2-2.5 hrs and nurse 20-30 minutes.
  • You take several 1-2 hr naps during the day and we've even had a few 3 hr naps!
  • The first couple of weeks you woke up during the night normally 1-2 times.
  • You slept through the night for the first time on your 1 month birthday!! You normally sleep from 11-12 p.m until normally 6 a.m
  • You love your sister! She likes to take care of you all the time!
  • Your umbilical cord fell off when you were a week old.
  • You love bath time, but HATE being cold!
  • You peed all over Mommy and Daddy the first couple of weeks while we were waiting for your circumcision to heal, but after that, we pointed that thing down and stopped that! Daddy said you "sniper peed" on everything. 
  • You love riding in the car seat and are a total pro!
  • You like your swing and being held.
  • You like to be swaddled. Mommy wasn't sure if you did in the beginning, and thought you liked having your arms out, but after a few nights of not sleeping very well, figured out I was wrong and we went back to the swaddle me!
  • You are very laid back and so sweet!
  • You have very light brown/blonde hair. I'm interested to see what it turns out to be when you get older!
  • We've experienced the normal baby acne and peeling skin this month, but not much hair loss. I guess since you didn't have much hair when you were born, you didn't have much to lose! :)
  • You love your paci, but don't have to have it all the time.
  • You and Mom took several good morning naps your first few weeks because we were so tired! :) You're the best snuggler!

Brody man, you definitely have your Mommy's heart! I love you to the moon & back!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Abigail Update

Well, I had the intentions of doing a 2 year old post for Abigail, but that is a little pointless now since she just turned 3, so now we're doing a 3 yr old post! :)

I still can't believe that she's 3 years old! It seems like just yesterday that we were bringing her home from the hospital and now she's a big sister! Here are some things about Abigail:
  • I haven't had her checkup yet, but I think she weights around 30 lbs.
  • Physically, she has more of Bryan's body type. She definitely has his feet, calves and just a very muscular body for a 3 yr old!
  • She loves being around people and will talk to pretty much anyone; however, she also loves to play by herself and is very independent!
  • Her toy kitchen and animals/babies are her favorite things to play with.
  •  She loves to be outside and play on her swing set and sandbox.
  • Her favorite shows are: Sophia, Sherriff Callie, Jake, & Daniel Tiger. She's not as interested in watching  Mickey Mouse Clubhouse anymore, but still loves the characters and talks about going to Disney one day.
  • Her favorite movie is Frozen and that's the only movie she'll watch.
  • She loves to dance and sing non-stop and is a pretty good dancer!
  • She LOVES gymnastics. She is definitely her father's daughter! This spring she started taking gymnastic classes. She is pretty advanced for her class, but just needs to work on listening better. She kinda likes to do her own thing! ;)
  • She just went on her first plane ride and loved it! 
  • She's not really afraid of anything right now. Has no fear with pretty much anything.
  • She is very independent and is in the "I can do it myself!" phase.
  • Thankfully she hasn't insisted on picking out her clothes...yet.
  • Has beautiful naturally curly hair! I love her curls!
  • Is very sassy, but also sweet!
  • Is an amazing big sister! I wondered how she would be with Brody, but I couldn't have asked for things to have gone any better. She absolutely loves him and helps me all the time. She is such a good little Mommy! Brody loves her too and lights up when she's around!
  • Is still an amazing sleeper! She sleeps from about 8:00-7:00 every night and takes a 1-2 hr nap almost every day.
  • Very technology smart. Knows how to use our iPhones and iPad (or high pad as she calls it) too well.
  • Loves giving family kisses!
  • Is a pretty good eater. She'll eat most everything, but doesn't really eat a lot. I don't push it. I know she'll eat when she's hungry! Loves yogurt, oatmeal, eggs, cereal, mac & cheese (her favorite), tortillas, all fruit.
  • She is still allergic to peanuts as far as we know, but I plan on having her tested soon. I want to see if by some chance she grew out of it. I'm crossing my fingers that she did!
  • Her favorite thing is going to church, or "Jesus" as she calls it, each week. She has grown so much! When she was 2, we went through this phase where she cried almost every week, but now she doesn't cry at all! She tells us everything she did and asks almost every day if we get to go to "Jesus" today!
  • We switched babysitters this spring and she started going to her new babysitter, Mrs. Shelly. Shelly is actually our next door neighbor and an old co-worker of mine, so it worked out perfectly! Abigail loves her and asks to go to Mrs. Shelly all the time!
  • Her best friends are Charlie and Caylee!
  • Is completely potty trained except for at night. She still wears pull-ups but wakes up a lot dry. We're planning on potty training this summer for the night time. 
  • Sleeps in her big girl bed at night, with a rail on the side. She also has to sleep with her bunny, babies, Mickey & Minnie Mouse, and Lambie.
  • She is the most attached to Bunny and I am dreading the day when Bunny falls apart! :(
  • Every night we also have to lay in bed with her & snuggle and most of the time she insists that we sing: Jesus Loves Me, How Much is that Doggy in the Window, Shoo Fly Don't Bother Me, and Silent Night or Jingle Bells!
  • She can be very bossy, but she is very sensitive and loving! She really wants to help and please you.
Abigail, it is such a joy to watch you growing up! You make me laugh and smile every day and I am so blessed to be your Mommy! I can't wait to see the big plans that God has for you..because baby girl, you're going to change the world! 

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Brody's Bump Pictures!

Here are my bump pictures from Brody's pregnancy! I thought I did a pretty good job with keeping up this time! :)

4 weeks pregnant. This was the day we found out, July 17, 2014!
5 weeks

6 weeks

8 weeks

9 weeks

13 weeks

15 weeks

17 weeks 

18 weeks

20 weeks

23 weeks

25 weeks

29 weeks

30 weeks

31 weeks 

33 weeks

35 weeks

37 weeks

40 weeks and full term!

41 weeks, the day Brody was born!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Snow Days 2015

We got another 2 days off of school again this year because of all the snow we got! We had two different snow storms and definitely got a lot more snow the second time around. It was so pretty! Abigail and Bryan had so much fun playing in it!

Chessa's Baby Shower

We traveled down to Waco in March to go to my sister Chessa's baby shower! She is due with baby Titus at the end of April. The shower was wonderful and it was great to see our good friends again! The shower was held at Chris Jeffrey's house and we have so many wonderful memories there! She hosted my baby shower for Abigail there and also Chessa's baby shower. Chris is such a sweet friend!


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