Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Doctor Appointment

Today was Brayden's two month check up and he has grown a bit to say the least! He now weighs 11 pounds 1 ounce and is 22.5 inches long!! I guess eating every 2.5 hours is really doing the trick. As far as other milestones go, Brayden is definitely holding his head up and he loves to stand (with our assistance of course). He wobbles a little and it looks like he is dancing... It makes us laugh every time! He loves to make all kinds of noises and is finally starting to smile. He is obviously still as cute as ever and still has those big blue eyes that I love!

So we don't go back to see the doctor for 2 more months and then he will get more shots! I forgot to mention the worst part of today's appointment... The vaccinations!! Ugh! My poor baby boy! He had to get 3 shots in his legs and had one oral vaccine. We started with the oral vaccine which he took really well besides a little choking. He didn't seem to mind that one at all. The shots, however, he was not a fan of! He didn't cry too bad for the first 2 shots but the last one he did not enjoy one bit! He gave a few good wailing cries but stopped as soon as I got to pick him up! He is such a trooper! He fell asleep as soon as we put him in his carseat and has only woken up to eat! Hopefully tonight won't be too bad and he actually gets some sleep tonight instead of sleeping all day and being awake all night! I will give more updates on his condition in the next few days! As for now, he is a growing, healthy boy and we love every inch of him!

Friday, August 19, 2011


I must be one of the luckiest new moms ever! Our average night ends at around 10 or 10:30 pm with a bottle and then we all hit the hay. Most of the time I don't hear a cry until around 3 or 4 am! That's about 5 hours between feedings people!! Amazing! That means I get about 4 hours of sleep between feedings and that seems to be working quite well! I don't wake up exhausted and if I need it, I can nap during the early morning or afternoon nap Brayden takes. My son must really take after his father and LOVE to sleep....not that I am complaining one bit!

We do have our rough nights every now and then and those usually mean Brayden wakes up at about 2 or 3 to eat and then is wide awake! We usually stay in the living room and watch some TV until about 4:30 and by then he is back to sleep most of the time. Those nights just make me appreciate how well Brayden sleeps every other night so you wont hear me complaining...unless you are my husband...then I will complain :)

I can't leave you without a picture so here is one of my son doing what he does best....sleeping!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Kisses from Brayden

As I mentioned, I received tons of kisses from Brayden! Here are the open-mouthed head butts to my cheek I was talking about!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Happy One Month of Life!!!

Dear Brayden,

I can't believe you are a month old already! It seems like just a few days ago I was meeting you for the first time. Since those first few days in the hospital, you have grown so much. You can hold up your head and grasp things in your tiny hands! Your dad and I are so in love with you and can't wait to see how you grow and develop.

Since today was your one month birthday, we took a trip to the El Dorado Nature Center. You didn't notice because you slept the whole time but the walk was awesome and you got to spend some quality time with your GiGi(great-grandma!!). She absolutely loved being with you (obviously she can't get enough of you!). We saw so many things today like squirrels, rabbits, turtles, spiders, butterflies, fishes, dragonflies and I am sure many more things that my brain can't remember this late at night!

You were asleep from the very beginning!

The turtles were so cute :)

Don't worry, the ducks can read and we didn't give them any food!

The beautiful scenery

Sitting in your boppy...such a big boy!!

So as I go to feed you and put you to sleep, just know that I love you so much and I can't wait to celebrate every birthday with you....even the birthdays like today that don't really count!

Love, Mommy

P.S. Thank you for all the kisses tonight! And by kisses I mean open-mouthed head butts to my cheek! Don't worry, grandma has it all on video!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


So since this is my first blog, and first post, I will just introduce myself a little bit. My name is Stephanie and I am married to an amazing man and we just had our first baby, Brayden. I am a little late on the blog train because Brayden is already almost a month old but I decided that this is the best way to document our lives with him so he can look back later and use this blog as a baby book.

In future posts I will look back on not only the past month with Brayden but also my pregnancy, although that will be pretty boring since it was so easy, and then keep you all updated on our lives. For now, here is a picture of my adorable little man doing what he does best...sleeping!!