Sunday, January 26, 2014

Week 13

Dear Brody. 
Happy 13 weeks. Also tomorrow you will be three months old! 
You are more and more adorable every single day and your so much fun. 
This week you have decided you hate the nipple shield and you pull it off every time I try to use it. I think that you drink faster without it and that's maybe why? I don't really mind and I'm actually quite happy about it. However my nipples are pretty sore so if you could just be a little bit more gentle when you pirhannah boy yourself back on? Yeah. That would be awesome. You are now 13 lbs and 12 oz. that's almost 14 dude! Your 25 inches long 2'1" as I like to say it. Your little noggin is 17" around. 
Your getting stronger everyday and standing as much as possible! Seriously. Your gramma jan is amazed at how well you stand while holding our hands. Last night daddy was holding your hands as you stood in his lap dancing. It was so freeking cute! You were just laughing away. 

You have discovered your hands. You can suck your thumb but since you don't have the best control over them yet you usually end up with your whole fist in your mouth. It's pretty cute... And loud. By if it keeps you from needing your binkie I'm okay with it. 

You like to wake up before the sun rises. Usually around 6 am to eat. And USUALLY go back to sleep. However this morning you kept kicking and moving your arms around. Talking and giggling. So we have been up for a while. I'm super tired today but looking forward to our daily nap around 1:15-2:30. It is so nice to just cuddle up with you on the couch, let you eat lunch and then we fall asleep together for an hour or so. 

I cut my hair off this week for a few reasons. You make it impossible to have a shower where I can wash my hair. Or maybe my timing just sucks. But that's reason number one. Number two is since you have found your hands my hair often ends up wrapped around your tiny fingers and it's pretty painful to get you to release it. I think this is a good solution to both problems because it's quicker and easier to do instead of just a messy bun on top. Plus it's total mom hair. 

You spend a lot of time in the wrap this week. So much so that I actually felt the need to wash it. But it makes it easy to get things done around the house as you have recently become scared of your swing. Yesterday I figured out why. 
You kicked so hard that the swing bounced and you started screaming! I picked you right up and tried to calm you down but you were seriously frightened. It was pretty sad. 
A while later after you fell asleep I wrapped you up and stuck you back in so when you woke up you would be okay in it. It worked! 

Daddy had 24 hour duty the other day so we had the whole bed to ourselves. It was nice not to be squished between you both for a night. He came home still In uniform so I made him take a photo with you! 

Handsom isn't he? You too of course but man he's a stud. 
Tummy time pro these days. You are holding your head up sooo well! 

Eating makes you sleep. 

I think that's about it for this week. 
Tomorrow your going to be 3 months old. That's crazy to me. 

Lots of love baby bee 

Week 12

Oh beetle boy!
You had a rough week this past week. You got your 2 month shots. A couple of weeks late but Dr Staub said it would be okay. 

We ran I to quite the snafu (is that spelled right?) in the morning that day. The woman in at the front desk in the lab told me I couldn't feed you in the waiting room. Offered me a chair in the back. I thought she was being decently nice until she lead us to the bathroom. I couldn't believe her. The BATHROOM!! 
I was so mad. 
It's not like you can even see anything when I'm feeding you. I pray that when you have children that breastfeeding is accepted. There are laws in place to protect us but she didn't care. I was too upset to say anything without causing a giant scene.

Then we went and got your shots. The corpman working said that to help calm you down after your shots I could feed you. Either in the room we were in or in the WAITING room! Proving that lady was a jerk.
You were such a champ though. Cried for like two seconds. 

You didn't feel so hot the rest of the week though. Lots of cuddling and loving on you. 
And lots of tears 
Your so cute though. 
You slept.. A lot! 

Gave me goofy looks and played a ton. You think I'm really funny. 

You also learned something awesome. 
We started out using a nipple shield to feed you because you were used to a bottle from being in the hospital. A few days ago you started sucking on my arm. I know funny right? But it got me thinking about trying to wean you off the NS and making feeding you easier!
You are a CHAMP! 

First time feeding without it and you chugged milk down like you hadn't ever had it. And fell right asleep. 

Oh and I'm sharing this next photo because I love it so much. 

That's about it bee

I love you forever and always 

Portraits of Brody

I've decided to do a portrait of Brody once a week for all of 2014. I'm taking inspiration from this adorable girl and her super adorable baby Rory. 
So I looked through the last four weeks of photos (can you believe that were already starting the 5th week of 2014?)
And picked my favorite one from each week to start off/ catch myself up! 

This of course is on too of his weekly letter and photos from the week. I do apologize if there are repeats. But really he's pretty cute so I'm sure no one minds. 

Okay week one

Week two 

Week 3

Week 4 

So that's it! 
Next week I'm planning in getting out my old camera and trying to get some good ones of him. 
He is after all three months old! 

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Week 11

It has been so cold this week. 
Your grandparents in Michigan are in single digits with negative windchills

I'm so thankful we live in the south because I would be scared to take you anywhere

I'm scared to even bring you to the doctors to get your shots and it a only 16 degrees here. 

A couple of our family photos we got taken while back in Michigan. 

Fast asleep in the morning.

After this picture we decided to make the dogs stay on the floor. They have no sense of personal space. 

Mornings are my favorite with you. 

Car rides put you to sleep. 

I made you an email address this week... 

That's Rocket. Rocket Laura Weeks. 
We have decided that she's your first girlfriend. 
Isn't she cute? 
We share a birthday. 
Her mom rocks. 

I love you baby