Monday, September 30, 2013

first trip to the park

We were cooped up all day today...& I think I pulled out every toy and book we owned trying to entertain little Miss Brynn.  She was just simply not having it...making her whiney noises and chucking everything I put in front of her back at me.

When daddy pulled up in the driveway after work we met him at the door to let me know we were going to the park.  This momma and baby needed OUT! 

We packed up and headed out, it was the evening and the weather was gorgeous!

We started out with the baby swing.  It was Brynns first time on the swing and I think it made her year! 
Her face was priceless!!!  Her smile was ear to ear from the second me placed her in there.  It made us want to cry just seeing how happy it made her.  I can't say it enough..watching your child experience something new for the first time is quite possibly the best feeling ever.  It just makes my heart want to explode!

Afterwards, they have a little splash park and we put her tosies in the water fountains.  She was super interested in that, but not quite sure what to exactly think about it.

Towards the end we just laid a blanket down under a big beautiful tree and enjoyed the nice weather that had the smallest hint of a fall feeling to it :)

Days like this make me think of all the fun to come for us and this little munchkin of ours.

Thursday, September 26, 2013



we have been laying outside in the afternoon when there is a slight breeze and enjoying the outdoors.

getting in the halloween spirit with our ladybug jammies.

loving on our fur sissy every chance we get.

eating frozen pear juice from our munchkin...

going for evening walks with fur sissy, sunnies may or may not have wine in her cup ;) has been pretty amazing over in these parts.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Month 4

Dearest Brynn,

Happy four months love.

Another month has come and gone and some how, some way I am even more in love with you than the month before.  With each passing day my love for you grows in ways I never dreamed possible.  You are absolutely breathtakingly beautiful.  Everything about you is perfect and I find myself more in awe of you each and every day.  You are the reason my heart beats and you have given me a high I have never felt before.

What a month this has been for you sweet girl.  You are growing so fast, each day it seems you are bigger than you were just the day before.  You are developing such a little personality and it is so fun to see.  You love to laugh and smile and giggle.  Oh the giggles.  They get me every time.

You just love for me to kiss you all over your little face while you just giggle up a storm.  You are loving your mama and daddy more with each day too!  You love love love to see our faces.  You smile ear to ear the biggest grin the second we appear in front of your little face.  You are even starting to reach up for us to pick you up.  You love to be held and don't like us to be out of your sight.  You are also becoming quite the mama's girl.  Hesitating to go to others which is a new thing.  You want mama all the time, and I can't say that I don't love it.

 I long for the day that you can run to me and wrap your little arms around me and tell me you love me.  Makes my heart skip a beat just thinking about it.  You also have got this whole bottom lip pout thing going on.  When you are upset you stick that little lip out as far as you can and make the most pitiful little face.  It is so sad, but so cute I can't help but laugh every time I see it.  Such a personality you have missy!

We love you baby girl.
To the moon and back.

Mommy & Daddy

Sleep: You are not being kind to us in this department.  Now that you are rolling over we no longer swaddle you and all you wanna do is roll over constantly to your tummy.  Then, it seems you just cant find which way to lay your head comfortably and you scream for mama...and I come running.  all night.

Feeding:  we tried oatmeal twice, but after a lot of research I decided I am going to hold out on solids for at least another month.  You ate it like a champ though.  But, we are sticking to just are drinking 6 oz now like its your job.
Birth: 8lbs 9oz
1 month: 9lbs 4oz (50th percentile)
2 months: 11lbs (75th percentile)
3 months: 12.15 (75th percentile)
4 months: 14.6 (between the 50th and 75th percentile)

Length:  Birth:19 inches
1 month: 21 3/4  (75th percentile)
2 months: 23 (50th percentile)
3 months: 24 inches (75th percentile)
4 months: 24 3/4 (between 50th and 75th percentile)

Diaper size:  size 2

Clothes size:  you are wearing 3 months clothes and 3-6 month jammies for your long legs :)

Hair color:  Still dark..with a reddish tint.  Like an auburn color.  It just started all falling out this past week.  You are getting super bald on the sides and I dont think it will be long until it is all gone.  Makes me sad, but cant wait to see what color it comes in.

Eye color: At birth: deep royal blue
1 month: blue-ish grey
2 months: grey/blue.  sometimes more grey...sometimes more blue
3 months: grey/blue...some flecks of green...some flecks of brown.
4 months: bluish green.  still light.

Firsts: birthday party. You got invited to two birthday parties this past week :)

Milestones:  You rolled over from your back to you tummy and now that you have learned you never wanna stop.
Favorite toy: your Sophie the giraffe teether.  You love to gnaw on that little head of hers.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

The morning I let you in my bed...

Before Brynn was born Steve and I each came up with one rule that we felt strongly about when it came to raising our little one.  We decided that we would give our best effort to honor each others wishes when it came to these matters.  Mine was no babies in the bed and always have a bed time so that Steve and I will always have our alone grown up time.  Steve's was to always eat dinner as a family at the table and establish table manners and to always say grace as a family.

While we haven't yet had to start the table meal bit...we have stuck with not letting Brynn in our bed.  I know it has only been four months..but I can say we have never let her in our bed. She has slept next to us in her bassinet...and now in her own room.  No matter how many times a night I get up to go in there and feed her or put her paci back in...she stays there.

Yesterday however it was 7 in the morning and Brynn was ready to eat and I wasn't ready to get up.  I brought her in our room, fed her and we watched cartoons and cuddled.  I have to say it was such a special time.  We laid together and cuddled...she dozed off in my arms.  & when she did wake up she was as happy as can be...she put both hands on my face and stared up in my eyes and gave me the biggest sweetest grins.  We stayed there awhile and just cuddled.  It was cozy and special and happy.  Something I was glad I got some sweet pictures of.  It was a 'special' treat that warmed my heart.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

BAMA babe

Decorating a baby is so fun!  It is one of the things that I was most looking forward to when I found out I was having a little girl.  How fun it would be to have themed out outfits and bows and jammies for each occassion and holiday.  

So far I have only got to theme Brynn out for Fourth Of July.  That was until yesterday. Game day.  Brynn got this adorable little cheerleader outfit for Christmas before she was even born from her great grandparents and I have been waiting for the day I could put this little nugget in it.  There was only one thing missing and that would be the coordinating houndstooth bow.  I stayed up making that baby at 11:00 the night before. 

We went over to my parents house to watch the game and get some good family pictures of us all in our game day attire.  I seriously died at the cuteness that was Brynn in here Bama best.  It only lasted an hour before she was knocked out for the night, but I got all the pictures I needed ;)

She must have been a lucky charm, they did win.