Saturday, June 28, 2008

Who's that Handsome Boy?


Oh, that's right..It's our sweet Brody! I know, I know..every mom thinks their child is the most beautiful child in the world. And its true...they are, right mothers? Brody had an "official" photo shoot today...I try to do one every couple of months but sometimes they don't always turn out so great. He's finally at the age where his little personality comes out in the camera...if I catch him in the right mood. Today I started shooting right after his nap when he's in his best mood. He was soo cooperative and laughed, and smiled and was a total ham. It was great. Here are just a couple of my faves. So should I do like all my friends do and pass out wallets of him? I mean, I love it when I get pics of your children...but would anyone even care as much as I do about having a pic of him? Anyways, here are a few that I love.






Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Not Much to Report

Not much has gone on around our household lately. Brody is growing and changing everyday..and I am ashamed to admit..but I haven't taken very many photos of him lately. I've been busy around the house and editing photos and he just really doesn't smile for photos. He's not that interested haha. But he is doing so many new things...

-rolling over and all over the place,
- laughs really hard when you tickle his legs,
-grabs at everything in his reach,
-talks to everything..he carries on conversations with his hands
-he finally tried out his jumparoo and seems to do pretty good in it. he can't quite reach the floor so we put a box under for him to stand on. he doesnt really jump but moves around in it and plays with the toys.
-he can put his paci in his mouth..but still can't find it at night when he needs it :(
-he found his toes and it is so cute watching him grab them and try to pull them to his face. this is definitely my favorite thing he's doing right now.

I'm sure there's more that he's doing but that's all I can remember at the moment. He will be starting some cereal in the next week or so, so I'm sure I'll have some funny pics and video to post. I can't wait!

Friday, June 6, 2008

Little Swimmer and More

(This might be a long a few things to update)

Brody went swimming for the first time last Friday, May 30. I've been wanting to go to the pool with the moms, but I wanted Matt to get to be there for Brody's first pool experience so we went for a quick dip after Matt got off work. It was not easy to find a pool to go to! It was the day before all the summer hours started so everyone was having special stuff going on. We thought we could go to our neighborhood pool..we had no idea that our association dues that we have to pay don't even include pool access! We have to pay an additional $80 to use the pool for the summer! And we arent doing that because its a small pool and always really crowded.

So then we decided to be sneaky and drove to our old apartments. We remembered the gate code and drove on in. Not a good was LOADED with college students who were LOADED with ice chests full of beer.

We kept on driving. Next we went to Thomas Park. As we drove up, we saw a life guard instructing some kids with some noodles and other water toy things so we could tell it was some sort of organized event that we weren't allowed to attend.

So, then we ended up at the apartments I lived in a few years ago. We remembered they had a nice new pool and it doesn't have a lock. So finally we found a pool for our baby boy! (Don't worry...we only stayed for a short time and we are never going to do it again! We just wanted Brody to get in a pool somewhere!)

What we didn't remember about the pool is that it is the water wasn't all that warm. We had his cute little Hawaiian swim trunks on him that his daddy picked out and a stinking HUGE huggies little swimmer diaper thingy. The smallest they come is for a 16lb baby..and he's not there yet (more on that later). So he was funny looking..but super cute.

He was a little uncertain because the water isn't as warm as his bath. He loves his bath so we thought he would love swimming. It might take him a while to get used to it. Ok, finally on to the pictures!

Testing it out

I hate this, Daddy!

Momma, SAVE ME!

Ok, maybe its not so bad.

Then on Saturday we went to the Aggie Baseball game with my parents, Matt's parents, and Brent and Leigh Ann. This is the only picture I took. He's wearing my dad's A&M hat. It's too cute! (The Aggies WHOOPED Houston..22-4!!)

Ok, one last thing. I finally took him in yesterday for his 4.5 month checkup. (It was supposed to be a 4 month checkup but they couldnt' get me in until now.) He sadly had to go to a new dr because since I quit my job to stay at home with him, we lost our fancy pants insurance and switched to Scott and White. And for some dumb reason, they won't let Dr. Bacak accept their insurance. So we had to go to a S&W dr. We're sad to have switched, but we really did like the new dr. He was so nice and asked me tons of questions to try to get to know Brody.

So check this out..Brody only weighs 13 lbs 2 almost 5 months old. And he's 23 3/4 inches long. He's in the 10th% in weight..and 5th% in height!! He's such a little guy! He had gained less than 3 lbs in 2.5 months. The dr wasn't too concerned..but did point out that he seems to be slimming instead of staying on his growth curve. (He showed me on a piece of blue paper with lots of curvy arched things and I'm supposed to know what all that meant. But I got the picture.) He does want to seem him back in a month just to make sure that he's just going to be small and that its not a nutritional thing. We're not going to start him on solids for at least another month since there's more calories in breastmilk than baby food. Plus since he was early, the doc wants us to wait to give his digestive system a little more time to develop. The doc said he's super healthy, is very active and seems to be developing right on schedule. And he did remind me not to worry if he seemed a little slower to start doing things since he was born early.

Ok, this has been long enough. Sorry to bore you to tears.