Friday, January 29, 2010
LOL he just leans over and sucks it out of my hand!!! I got such a laugh out of this. I love him!!!
He got really quiet so I went to check on him...this is what I found...
What a stinker!!!! I turned on the light and he just smiled really big as if to say, "Look at me, Mama!!" I turned off the light, laid him back down, and you guessed it...five minutes later he was sitting up again.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
Everything looks and sounds great!! I got the due date today...August 11, 2010! Woo hoo!! Since I will be having a c-section it will probably be more like August 4, 2010. That means Brandon will be not quite 14 months older than his little brother or sister (his birthday is June 10th).
I am amazed at the creation of life and God's sovereignty. We were on the way home from the doctor's office and I was looking at the ultrasound picture and made the comment that women are allowed to abort babies at the age of our newest one...12 weeks! He/she was moving around today, waving his/her little arms, had a very strong heartbeat...there are people out there that don't consider that a life. It blows my mind!! God is the creator of ALL things and we are so thankful for this blessings to our family!!!
Saturday, January 23, 2010
She is excited about the opportunities ahead and I am so excited that she has the willingness and ability to serve in this way. She will not have internet access so the only form of communication she will have is text messaging and that's not cheap. So, I will be anxious to hear all about it when she gets back.
Prayin' for you, Mama!! LOVE YOU!!!
Friday, January 22, 2010
Late this morning I put Brandon in his room to play while I folded laundry. The laundry room is right across the hall from his room so I am able to hear him, see him, talk to him, etc. I folded a load of laundry so I guess I was turned away from him for about three minutes max. I put clothes that were in the wash into the dryer and went to his room. I noticed stuff all over the floor...what was that stuff you ask? POOP!!! He exploded. Literally. It was all over the floor, toys, HIM! Of course, I immediately took him to the bathroom and washed him off. I got him all cleaned up then started what turned into a forty five minute chore of cleaning the carpet and throwing away toys that couldn't be saved. It was a MESS!!! (For my friend, Sarah, this is the kind of mess that Purell can't fix. =))
Well, bless his heart...we went about our day. Early this evening I fed him dinner then sat him on his blanket in the living room floor with several of his toys. I went to the kitchen to start dinner for me and Nathan...ok, so this time I was gone for about four minutes - maybe. I went back to the living room and there it was...POOP!!! Oh my word. Luckily, it wasn't AS bad...and he was on a blanket so that's an easier fix than cleaning the carpet. I took him to the bathroom - again - and washed him off. Fortunately, no toys were ruined in this episode!
Poor guy. Hopefully he has it all out of his system! Oh, the joys of motherhood...but I wouldn't trade it for the world!
Thursday, January 21, 2010
I have promised him a trip to the park and/or zoo when it gets a little warmer outside. I am sure he understands every word I am saying and wakes up everyday wondering if weather is permitting such adventures...LOL!
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Brandon started sitting the day he turned five months old...according to most people that's really early. Well, I think he is starting to get bored with just sitting so he has started trying to get on all fours. He can get his hands down and pull one leg out from under him...when he tries to pull the other leg out he just falls! =) At that point, he whines until I sit him back up. I don't know how much longer it will be but I think he will be crawling soon.
He has started saying, "Mamamamamamamama" when he wants something. I would like to think he is saying, "Mama" but he is really just making a noise. He only makes the noise when he wants something...he is definitely getting more vocal!
He is still sleeping great - an average of 10 hours at night, then two naps during the day and sometimes even a cat nap between the nap times.
Brandon has been cutting the bottom two teeth for a while now. I have been able to see his teeth under his gums for about a month now but they are taking their precious time cutting through. As soon as they do, I am starting him on real food. He is eating a lot and is getting hungrier more often (2.5 hours instead of 3 to 3 1/2).
Breakfast - two things of fruit
Lunch - veggie and 8 oz bottle
Afternoon snack - 8 oz bottle
Dinner - veggie and 8 oz bottle
Bedtime - cereal and 8 oz bottle
Since it has gotten colder out, Brandon's cradle cap has gotten worse and worse. This past week we tried using baby oil and a comb to get it out. Not only did it not work but I had to wash his hair twice to get all the oil out. So, Nathan went and got some Selson Blue the other night...it worked!! YAY!!! Nathan used a comb and combed it out. It looked like shredded cheese it was so think on his head! Gross, I know!!!! Ugh. I couldn't do it!!! Thanks, Nathan! =)
I am loving watching Brandon's personality develop. He is so laid back and easy to please. He loves being around people and will go to anyone. We are so blessed and enjoy every minute that we have with him!!!
Tonight we got together with a few friends, ate dinner, and watched American Idol! What a great send off party! =)
Nathan and I have enjoyed Louisville and have made some great friends. One of the hardest parts about where were are is that we are constantly seeing friends come and go. It is SO encouraging to see friends commit to ministry but the sending away part is hard.
Brennan and Sarah, we will be praying for you as you make this transition. We look forward to hearing how God is using you in Bowie, Maryland! We will come visit soon! =)
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Taken July 9, 2009...one day short of 1-month old. He loved looking at the lights.
Saturday, January 2, 2010
The past few days have been ROUGH...I have been exhausted and haven't seemed to find a way to get past it. I know it's the first trimester fatigue so I have just told myself to "build a bridge and get over it." Brandon naps twice a day so I have tried to nap with him but I still find myself dragging and totally useless when it comes to getting housework done! So...yesterday (New Years Day), Nathan saved the day!
I laid down with Brandon at 9:30 for his morning nap. He usually sleeps for an hour to an hour and a half. Sure enough at 11:00 Brandon woke up from his nap...I felt his little hand grab my nose and gradually move up to my eyes. He wanted me to wake up too. I just needed ten more minutes...LOL!!! About that time Nathan walked in, took Brandon, fed him his bottle and played with him for a little while so I could get some rest.
We were supposed to go watch the Rose Bowl with some friends but, unfortunately, their little girl was sick so I decided I would stay home. Nathan said that he wanted to take Brandon over there so I could have a few hours to stay home alone and rest...that didn't happen since their daughter was sick but he promised that he will give me time soon!
I am a very lucky girl! Nathan does the best he can to help out with Brandon and I am so thankful. I was able to get some extra rest yesterday which was awesome!!
Thank you, Nathan! I love you!
Friday, January 1, 2010
According to a newsletter I get from babyzone.com our baby is busy growing. "His/her face looks more baby-like each day—their eyes are developed but concealed, and their nose, lips, and ears are becoming more defined. They're also starting to exercise their expanding muscles. His/her fingers and toes are looking less like stubs. Although he/she is a wiggler they are still so small that you won't feel these movements. His/her reproductive organs are developing, but even if you sneaked a peek you wouldn't be able to tell that she's a she or he's a he (and neither could your doctor at this point)."
Thanks for those of you that have emailed/facebooked me words of encouragement! I will keep you posted with all the preggo happenins'.
I didn't even think about staying up until midnight to see the ball drop. I went straight to bed after the football game ended and I didn't even think twice about it. I knew Brandon would wake up at 7:00am regardless...for some reason he doesn't care too much about Mama's plans right now! =) And that's ok...