Sunday, February 16, 2014

The big move part one

When Brad and I got married he had already been in the marine corps for almost five years. He thought then that it would be a career for him, but over the last four years things have changed and he has made the choice to move our little family back to Michigan to be close to our families and friends. 
I love him and support any decision he chooses because his happiness means more to me than anything else. 
So with 5 months before his EAS date we are starting to prepare for the big move. We will be moving in with brads parents until we can get ourselves a place and I'm very excited about it. We have an amazing relationship and I love them so much so this is a great thing. Brad and I have been talking the past couple months about having me go home earlier so we can get settled in before he gets out, save up some money for a down payment, and let him really focus on his last months in the service. I know those couple if months will be hard on our little family being apart but with such an amazing support system at home and thanks to some super awesome FaceTime technology we are certain that the time apart won't be too hard on us. 
So with all of that said. Brody, the dogs and I will be heading back to the Great Lakes state in just under one month. ONE MONTH does seem like that long does it? I feel like there is so much to get done during that time though. We have decided to use TMO to move us home. So they will be packing and moving our belongings the 900+ miles for us. We need to get forms, and put in notices and set things up, we have some repairs and cleaning to get done, we have things to sell and get rid of, organize and pack things that we want To drive ourselves. Thinking about a garage sale in the next couple weekends to get rid of some of the stuff we have collected over the last three and a half years here. How do you choose those things? Make it easy and get new stuff when we find our own place? I don't know. I'm excited to get home though. I guess that's all for now... 

I want to bring Brody to the ocean before we go home though. 

Week 16

Hey baby boy, 
16 weeks was a hoot! You've grown so much and are learning new things every single day. It's amazing to watch your little mind working. You keep trying to sit up. It makes you so mad that you can't do it yet! You do these tiny little crunches and huff and puff and look at me like "mom! Why aren't you helping me!" So I grab your hands and pull you up and you smile at me like everything is better. 
You also started liking to fly even more, especially since we have started to let you go upside down a little. You laugh! It's the most precious little laugh and I can't wait to hear when your laugh grows  into a deep belly laugh. Your grandma robin keeps telling me that it's the best sound in the world and I'm anxious to hear it. Thursday morning you turned 17 weeks old and I played some music to celebrate. Dancing and lip synching to you made you laugh too. 
I'm learning more and more of your cries and when you tell me you need something I get it. Although the other night you were so tired. You cried and cried for an hour and a half. I was so worried because you don't ever do that. I tried everything I could think of. I changed you, fed you (which you did not want.) took your temperature, gave you some Tylenol In case those two little teeth buds were starting to hurt, I tried gripe water and bicycle kicks, burping nothing was helping. We had a bath, and walking, and laying and sitting. And standing. Wanna know what it took? Wrapping you up in a soft blanket, holding you on my chest in the guest room and rocking back and forth. I prayed to God that something was not wrong and that he would help calm you. Your daddy was on duty so it was just us. A minute later you did just that. Your cries softened your head laid down on my shoulder and you began to sigh, and when I thought you were done I brought you back to bed and got you to eat. You fell asleep and slept for 6 hours before you woke up again. 
The point is beetle, I love you so much. I would do anything to make you happy and make sure your not sad, and when you are? It breaks my heart. Into so many pieces that I don't know how I could ever put them back together again. That's how I feel all the time now. I never thought I could ever have this much love in my heart. It hurts sometimes but it's such an amazing thing being your mom. You smile and laugh and put your hand on mine and everything is okay. 
Your my world baby boy. Happy valentines day sweet one. 
Xoxo mommy

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Week 15

Photos from the week. 

Happy 15 weeks little man!! 
This week was so much fun... You found your yelling voice. And you used it. A lot. It is actually pretty cute. Yelling like a little mini Tarzan. And then you stop. And you giggle and smile your big grin. Your little dimples are the cutest thing. We also think that you might be starting to teeth. I know most people say it doesn't happen this early but you have been drooling buckets and chewing on anything that gets close to your mouth. It's pretty funny watching you go for your burp cloth, or a hand. You open your mouth wide and reach as far as you can to get it. You have mastered the half fist chew also. Which is pretty entertaining. Tuesday you were so fussy all day though, yelling and crying and getting really mad. Nothing seemed to help besides eating. I know that doctor told us to be careful of comfort nursing, but really I'm not going to let you just be upset if that will calm you. Your very healthy and that's all that matters to me. Oh, you have become a professional roller over-er. You go down for tummy time and next thing we know your in your back! So I roll you back over and bam! Your back on your back. It takes you no time at all to get there lol. You are also getting better at following us around the room. You can move your head so well now that you get to watch us! And when we look at you you get this huge smile on your face. I don't know what we would do without you baby boy. We love you so so much. 

Xo little man. 

Week 14

Dear Brody today I'm loving it just a little bit more after reading about baby Benjamin Sargent whose parents are Devils or something equally horrific. 
He was left in his car seat for eight days with no food water or diaper changes. He passed away because they couldn't take care of them. Or wouldn't who knows. I can't believe somebody couldn't love their child like I love you. It breaks my heart to know there's people like that in the world. I love you more than anything and I can't imagine anything less. 
This week was fun you have gotten really active kicking your little legs. We're going to get you a play gym so that you can exercise your little thunder thighs!! It's a Christmas present from your grandma Jan! You've also been clasping your little hands together like a little man, and it's so cute. And I mentioned this last week but I'm still so proud of you for nursing without the nipple shield! I feel like you get more that way and it's faster, less messy, and you seem to like it. Mom and dad bought a scale this week and we started by weighing you. 14.4 pounds!! My little champ. Dad has been home with us all week because of snow. They really aren't prepared for it down here so snow days when it snows an inch are for like a week long. You love to tell stories and get tickled. Your smile is so sweet and you scrunch up your whole little body. I think it's funnier for me than it is for you. And I love to tell you stories too. Happy 14 weeks little man mom loves you. 

This is the first picture that someone said that you look just like me. It made me so happy I could've cried lol 

We went grocery shopping and you slept the whole time.