Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Summertime...& the livings easy!

Something about summertime just makes me so happy inside.  I love the warm days and the long nights.  I love tank tops and flip flops.  I love pool days and beach days & just spending as much time outside as possible.  This summer I have been spending way more time indoors than I ever have in previous summers.  Having a newborn makes spending all day every day at the beach a little impossible.  & while spending much of my day inside staring at the beautiful sunshine outside is a little depressing..I am trying to get baby & me out as much as you can with a wee one.

We take the occasional walk here and there..mostly to walk fur sister.  But even that is getting too hot & baby squints and is not so fond of that sun in her eyes!

So we have taken to the pool as one of our weekly outings.  We can't do it daily...and we can't do it for hours...but we get what we can get. amen.  

I park the little diva in her stroller under the shade and lay out until she wakes up from her nap.  Once she does we park ourselves in a chair in the shallow end of the water and dip our tosies in.

But first, it is always crucial that we are dressed right for the occassion!  Brynnie has to be the sassiest miss priss at the pool. duh.
& clearly she is just as into it as mama!

But this day...we took it to a whole nother level! Brynn wore her first ever bathing suit.  (we have previously just been rockin' summer inspired onsies) & wait for it....we even put half of our bodies down in the water.  It was so much fun...and I think she even kind of liked it.  Well, she didn't cry and that to me, means she likes it!

Daddy and nana were there and it was so much fun.  My heart was melting at all the cuteness and it just felt like it could explode!  Funny how such simple things can make you so happy.  I am finding now that I live for seeing Brynn experience life.  It is so amazing to see her learn new things each day.  Discover the world around her.  Learn something that she didn't know just the day before.  It is so much fun.  I am looking forward to all these firsts.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

1st Father's Day!

This weekend we celebrated our 1st Father's Day in this little family.  It was a day all about making our daddy feel special.  We woke up and and had family cuddles in the bed and then we made daddy a pretty spectacular waffle bar! 

It was almost tooo pretty to eat, and I was super impressed with my presentation :)

We spent the rest of the day doing manly things.  We went to home depot and Publix where we got sub sandwhiches for lunch and took family nap on the couch.

We went to gram and papa's house for dinner where we enjoyed paella and cake.

Brynn gave her daddy his 1st lawn mower, because that's just what a manly new homeowner needs!

It was an all around special day!  These ladies are lucky to have such a great man in our lives!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

1 month old! Happy birthday baby Brynn!

Happy birthday my sweet baby girl!

You are officially one month old and mama cannot believe it.  How could it be that one whole month has officially passed?  Time is flying so fast.  I say it everyday, but really it is.  And while I love it, it makes me sad at the same time.  I am constantly saying that I wanna bottle you up and keep you teeeeny tiny forever, but at the same time I love watching you grow.  I love seeing you change and learn new things.  It is so amazing to watch how you change daily, to see you taking in the world around you.  It is amazing and we, your mommy and daddy absolutely can't get enough.

We just took you to you one month well doctors visit and he said that you would start cooing and smiling in the next month & whatta you know, that is exactly what you did.  That very next morning daddy went to get you out of your crib for the morning and you gave him the absolute biggest, sweetest toothless grin ever!  & while mommy was a wee bit jealous that it was daddy and not her, it was still the most beautiful thing my eyes have ever seen.  & needless to say, I teared up at the instant sight of it.

Happy 1 month in our family. I love you Brynn bug!  Soo so so so very much!

Let's take a look at what the past month has looked like:

Sleep:  This is the part that I was most worried about, the part that everyone warns you about.  But surprisingly you are a very good sleeper at night.  You normally doze on an off on us downstairs until around 9 or 10, that's when we give you your last bottle and head upstairs for bed time.  To begin with you were waking up every 3 hours on the dot.  You were waking yourself up constantly with your flying arms..so we bought you a little swaddle blanket and started using the white noise machine and night time is glorious now.  We put you down by 10 and then you wake up around 4 for a diaper change and bottle.  I swaddle you back up, kiss your cheeks, put your paci in your mouth and you are back down until around 6 or 7 when you are up for the day.

Our day:  Once you are up for the day, we change your diaper, give you your morning bottle and lay in bed for a little bit together.  Then we head down stairs and take your fur sister out for a walk.  You lay in your swing for a little while mommy runs around like a mad woman trying to do dishes, make beds, put laundry away all while you take a little morning nap.  I spend the rest of the day holding you mostly on the couch and enjoying these newborn snuggles.  Everyone says that time flies by and so I want to remember and cherish these moments of you being teeny tiny, loving to be held on my chest and smooched on all day long.

Feeding:  We pretty much feed every 3 hours on the dot around the clock until bed time.  Then you go for a 4 or 5 hour stretch, followed by a 3 hour stretch.

Weight:  well this has been the source of all mommy's stress.  You were born at 8lbs 9 oz a regular ol' chubby monkey.  Then, you lost 1 lb before leaving the hospital and have taken forever to gain it back.  You went down to 7lbs 10oz and mommy was told to fatten you up.  So we have been feeding you like its our job and at your 1 month appointment everyone was overjoyed when you had gained up to 9lbs 4oz. wah hooo!!  You are in the 50th percentile for weight

Length:  You were born 19 inches long and at your one month you were already 21 3/4 inches long.  You were in the 75th percentile for height!

Diaper size:  we are still in newborns :)

Clothes size:  You are still in newborn.  You are long and skinny so your footed jammies are starting to get to short for your long legs..but still so baggy in the body part.  

Hair color:  You were born with dark dark hair, tons of it too.  Almost black.  I swear it is still growing because after bath time when I brush it,  it is now going past your ears and touching the collar of your clothes.  I think it is starting to lighten slightly.  In some lights now it looks a lighter brown.

Eye color: At birth your eyes were a deep royal blue, then they changed to grayish blue and now they are a lighter blue-ish color.  I can't wait to know what they will permanently be.

Firsts:  You umbilical cord fell off finally after a little more than 2 weeks and we gave you your first bath.  You loved it and it was the funniest thing.  You were so calm and in awe. 

Milestones:  You are now starting to focus in on things.  You are staring at our faces now when we talk to you and feed you.  You are turning your head towards people when they are talking.  You are just really starting to be more focused and notice the world around you.
You smiled at us for the first time right at the one month mark!
Favorite toy:  Your swing and absolutely your paci!  You love that thing to pieces but have a hard time keeping it in for very long.  When in pops out you send out a scream as if to tell me get over here and put it back in now! & if I am not quick enough you surely let me know it!

Happy one month Brynn.  We love you more than you will ever know.