Saturday, October 29, 2011

The Latest

Hello there! Its been a while since I blogged last and I apologize but life has been a little hectic! Working 8 hour days and taking care of a 3.5 month old takes up all of my time! In the past couple of weeks we haven't done anything super great but we did make a stop at the pumpkin patch! Brayden was really sleepy so we didn't stay for very long but we did take a few pictures before leaving. He also got to meet his cousins for the first time! My cousin who was pregnant and due the same day as me, had her little girl just 8 eight days after I had Brayden and they finally got to meet! Its so funny how different babies can be!

As for updates on Brayden he is still very happy. He smiles all the time and giggles more now. I can't wait to hear a big belly laugh from him! He is still eating every 3 hours and is taking a 5 ounce bottle now. We go to the doctor for his 4 month check-up on Monday so I am very anxious to see how much he has grown! We definitely think he is starting to teethe because he constantly has his whole fist in his mouth! He can't quite grab things and bring them to his mouth yet so he just settles for his fist. His hand-eye coordination is getting much better though. He reaches out now but isn't able to grab something that he wants. He is still rolling over from his belly to his back and he is getting very close to going back the other way! He arches his back and bends his head all the way back but hasn't figured out that he needs to push with his feet yet! I think he will figure it out very soon though. He has changed so much over the last few months and I can't believe he is almost 4 months old! Time is flying by WAY too fast for my liking!!

Here are some photos from the past couple of weeks and I will try to post again on Monday after Brayden's doctor appointment!
Early morning walk wearing  a football beanie!

First pumpkin patch

He was way more interested in the pumpkins
than taking a picture with me!

Pumpkin patch with Daddy

Pumpkin head!

So sleepy

Sweet beanie!
Brayden and his cousin Addy!

Sunday, October 16, 2011


Yep, I am pretty sure that within a few days, I am going to be completely bald!! I had heard that when you hit the three month mark after giving birth, your hair begins to fall out but I had no idea it was going to be like this. My hair is falling out like crazy people!! I am so thankful to have a lot of hair because I really think that if I had thin hair to begin with, I would most definitely be bald by now! 

I had the unfortunate experience of wearing all black yesterday and that is probably the absolute worst color choice for me to be wearing right now. I think at least four people commented on all the hair that was covering the back of my shirt. Kind of embarrassing! I really can't wait for this stage of post-pregnancy to be over, however, this little guy makes everything all worth it! His smiles and giggles just melt my heart!!
Yep, ruined his adorable outfit after only have it on for five minutes

Love his feet!

He loves taking naps in the car

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

3 Whole Months!!

Dear Brayden,
I am amazed how much you change as each month passes by! You have gotten so stinking big! The last time you got weighed, about two or three weeks ago, you were 11 pounds 11 ounces! I really think you are the luckiest baby alive. So here is a recap of things that have happened in the last three months:
You have gotten so unbelievably strong! I guess all the exercises you have been doing with Grandpa has been working. You love doing the exercises too! You also love standing up on laps and will bounce up and down as fast as you can! Obviously that cracks us up along with all the other silly things you do on a daily basis. For example, you have started to giggle and it is the best thing ever! No belly laughs yet but when I lightly stroke your cheek, you have this little giggle that is so amazing and it makes us laugh every single time! Also, you rolled over a little while back and you seem to be taking a break from that. You haven't done it very much since the first time but I have gone to your crib at night or in the morning when you wake up to eat and sometimes you are flipped over. It will be a whole new chapter when you are constantly rolling over!
Here are your monthly photos from the last 3 months!
About 2 hours before you were born

Welcome to the world!!

Such an amazing feeling.

1 month

2 months
3 months
3 months
Daddy and I are so lucky to have you in our lives! You are such a happy baby and those smiles and giggles just make our whole day! You have brought such joy to us and we can't wait to see what else life brings us as a family! We love you so much!
Mommy and Daddy

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Date Night!!

I could not ask for anything more! My amazing husband is so cute and asked me to go on a date last night! (Of course I said yes...and I am pretty sure my text responding to his question included about 8 exclamation marks) We headed to the Bella Terra for dinner and a movie while Brayden stayed with Grandma (THANK YOU!!) It was a much needed night of time with my love to remind me of how great he is! By the way, the movie Real Steel is AMAZING!!! We totally loved it! We got back from out date night by 11:30....a super late night for us...and then took Brayden home! It was such a great night and I am such a happy...and sleepy...wife/mother this morning! Thank you babe for a great date :)

As for updates on our little man, he is almost 3 whole months! On Tuesday, October 11, he will officially be 3 months old and let me tell you....he is changing so fast! He has started to notice his feet so we will be putting some bright colored socks on those babies to help catch his eye. He totally recognizes different voices now...he opens his eyes super wide when he hears a male voice. He has also become quite the chatter box!! Every morning he just coos and yells for about an hour is pretty comical! His legs are always moving and not just moving at a leisurely pace either...he pumps those legs like he is running a sprint in the olympics!! (The leg-pumping and shouting are usually combined into the same morning event) As always, I can't get enough of him and he just makes me laugh so much now! I can't wait for his personality to show even more because I have a feeling we are going to be laughing a lot!

So here is my video/photo barf on you!
Playing games with Daddy!

Starting to discover his feet!

Big smiles!

Taking a nap with his friends

Yummy fist

Cutest dog butt I have ever seen!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

So Exciting!!

Today, as I was getting ready for a lunch date with my husband and some of his friends from home, I decided to give some of my old jeans a try! I have been avoiding them so I wouldn't feel disappointed when they didn't fit. To my surprise...THEY FIT!!!! I am so excited!

Less than 3 months after giving birth, I can officially say that I fit into my pre-pregnancy pants! I have so many more clothing options now. I have been limited to 1 pair of jeans and 2 pairs of work pants and that was just not working for me! I missed my skinny jeans! Now I can rock my skinnies with a cute flowy top (my favorite outfit)! So I am off to a fun lunch date feeling pretty good :) This little face always helps to make me feel good too!

Team Mommy!!