Thursday, December 27, 2007
Thursday, December 6, 2007
and just today she started sucking her thumb instead of her whole fist. It was neat to see her finally do it, but we don't really want her to be a thumb sucker. She still likes her pacifier a lot and hopefully she will continue to perfer it over her thumb. We have really enjoyed the past 3 months and are so thankful for Brinley. We are excited to watch her continue to grow and learn new things.
Thursday, November 29, 2007
I went back to work on the 12th. Right now I am going into the office on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays and working from home on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This is a HUGE adjustment. To get everything done in the mornings and to work by eightish, I have to get up around 5:15. The days I don't go to the office I try to get up no later than 6 so I can get some work done before Brinley gets up. By the weekend, I am exhausted.
After a week of being back to work, I took the week of Thanksgiving off. I wanted to get things ready for Thanksgiving at our house. Monday I got the grocery shopping done and that was about it. I got sick on Tuesday and layed around the house pretty much all day. Wednesday wasn't much different. Alex wasn't feeling the best either but he cleaned most of the house for me still. He did great. Thanksgiving day, I was in bed most of the day. Alex and Craig smoked the turkey and it was soooo good. We are definately going to have to use our smoker more often.
On Friday, my brother and sister-in-law came to see Brinley for the first time. It was fun to see them and we can't wait to meet their baby boy in February! We also found out that Brinley is now going to have a new cousin in June. That makes 4 new cousins in about 7 months.
That pretty much sums up our month. Alex is feeling much better. Last night, Brinley finally slept through the night again for the first time in almost 2 weeks! She would wake up because it was hard for her to breathe from being so congested.
Here are some random pics from the month.
A few pics from Thanksgiving Day.
Thursday, November 1, 2007
Sunday after church, we had the Fortes and Carnageys over for lunch. I had to to put the turtle costume on Brinley to show them. Thanks Amy for the pics!
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Friday after we got home from work, we left for York. Brinley got to meet her great grandma Collins.On Saturday, it was a nice day outside so we decided to do a photo shoot with Brinley.
Brinley is getting a personality now. She likes to smile a lot.
1. Who is your man? Alex
2. How long have you been together? 5 years (married for 3 1/3 years)
3. How long did you date? 1 2/3 years (engaged for 10 months)
4. How old is your man? 28
5. Who eats more? I do. Alex tends to skip lunch a lot if he is busy at work.
6. Who said "I love you" first? Alex
7. Who is taller? Alex
8. Who sings better? Alex
9. Who is smarter? depends on the topic
10. Whose temper is worse? Alex
11. Who does the laundry? Mostly me, but sometimes he helps
12. Who takes out the garbage? both of us
13. Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? I do
14. Who pays the bills? I do
15. Who is better with the computer? Alex
16. Who mows the lawn? Both of us
17. Who cooks dinner? Mostly me
18. Who drives when you are together? Alex
19. Who pays when you go out? Alex most of the time
20. Who is most stubborn? Alex, but I am not far behind.
21. Who is the first to admit when they are wrong? Alex (I never have too. I am always right!)
22. Whose parents do you see the most? I would say we see them about the same
23. Who kissed who first? He kissed me
24. Who asked who out? He asked me
25. Who proposed? Alex
26. Who is more sensitive? Me
27. Who has more friends? Alex
28. Who has more siblings? same
29. Who wears the pants in the family? Good question
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
A couple days ago, Alex went to go check on our little friend. She was nowhere to be found, but left us a little gift. It was a huge egg sack. We didn't want hundreds of little banana spiders and decided we couldn't keep the gift.
Saturday, October 6, 2007
We planned on leaving around 8 or 9 Friday morning. It was closer to 11 when we finally got around to it. The high school that Alex went to was having their 50th aniversary celebration and homecoming so we decided to go for that. We arrived in Midland about 6 that evening. We then went straight to the homecoming parade followed by the pep rally where we ate BBQ sandwiches while we waited until it got dark. Brinley got to meet 2 of Alex's brothers and their families for the first time too.
We had another busy day on Saturday. We went to our nephew's soccer game then to the homecoming football game. It was a close game and Midland Christian ended up winning! That night we stayed at the house. Alex's brother and his family came over and we just relaxed the rest of the night. Our nephew Hayden loved holding Brinley and didn't want to give her up. It was so cute!
Sunday afternoon we celebrated Allan's birhtday. We ended up leaving Midland around 6 p.m. and arrived back home around 2 a.m. Brinley did great on this trip too. She slept almost the whole time we were in the car. She is such a good baby!
Our friends had there baby September 26. So on Monday we drove to Norman to go meet Adam. There is 20 days difference between Adam and Brinley. I didn't realize how much Brinley had changed until we saw Adam. Adam was born 1 pound 4 ounces more than Brinley and I couldn't believe how much bigger she was than he. Good thing this was the last of our travel plans for a while because Brinley was starting to get really tired of being in her carseat all the time. She wasn't very happy on the way home from Norman.
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Brinley and her friends.
Cousin Carter layed down next to Brinley and had to position his feet like she had her feet.
Sunday, September 9, 2007
Monday, September 3, 2007
Friday night, I started having stronger contractions but nothing consistant or very often. Our next appointment is Wednesday. Our doc said if we made it to our appointment, we would schedule to be induced probably on Thursday. Hopefully, we won't have to wait that long.
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
The night that it rained for serveral hours during the night, Alex got a call from one of his managers about 5 in the morning. He had been sick all night, so around 6 o'clock in the morning Alex made his way to one of his Norman stores to open. It was still pouring down rain and dark outside. About 2 blocks away, Alex couldn't tell how much water was covering the road until it was too late. As he noticed people waving at him to stop and not go any further, his car died. The guys helped push his car out of the water and about the same time workers from the City came and placed road closed signs out. What great timing! After getting the car to a mechanic, they said if we tried to fix the car more than likely it would have problems a month or so from now. So they declared the car totaled.
Car shopping has been kind of frustrating. Usually we would take our time to find something that we really like and fits our budget. However, I don't really want to find out what it is like going car shopping with a new born baby. I'm afraid that is how it is going to be though. Whenever we find a car that appears to be well taken care of, it has already been sold. Hopefully we will find something soon.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
We finally finished the nursery about a week or two ago.
I guess you can say I was in the nesting stage last night. I spent about 3 hours cleaning and getting things ready for Brinley's arrival. We got the car seat base put in my car and the play yard put together.
I will TRY to be better at updating the blog, especially when Brinley comes. I am sure we will have lots of pictures to post.
Sunday, July 29, 2007
The "Spit Happens!" bib.
We had a doctors appointment about 2 weeks ago. The doctor said she has dropped and is head down. He said at this point it is rare for a baby to move out of this position. I am definately able to breathe a lot easier now! Our next appointment is a week from Tuesday. I will start going every week after that. It is getting close! I will try to post once a week now. Sorry it has been awhile.
Saturday, July 7, 2007
Everybody was over at my house this afternoon (Jeremy, Hannah, Laura, Craig, and the kids). They all left about the same time and the house got real quiet real fast. So I decided to update my blog with my 32 week picture. Just one problem. I'm the only one home. So I decided to take the picture myself.
Alex is having some fun of his own. Friday afternoon he left for Arlington, TX to surprise his dad at a couple of Ranger games. His dad was really surprised when he showed up at the hotel. He is at one as I am writing actually. That brings me to this next topic, the baby.
After everyone left and I sat down for a little bit, Brinley started moving a lot. So without anything better to do, I started recording my belly moving. Below is a short video.
Okay, so the video isn't working. I will try to figure it out later.My work had a shower for me on Monday. We got lots of good stuff including a car seat, a bouncy seat and a running stroller! They even got Dairy Queen icecream cake which is one of my favorite cakes.
We started our "Birthing Healthy Babies" class on Tuesday at the hospital. Even though there might other ways we want to spend our Tuesday nights, we learned a lot of interesting things. I think it will definately help us feel more prepared when Brinley decides to come. Only 8 more weeks to go!
Sunday, July 1, 2007
Yes, the pink round thing at the bottom of the picture is my belly!
Sunday, June 10, 2007
We have made some progress on our nursery the last few weeks. The ceiling and walls are all painted. We received our crib on Friday. I put it together before Alex got home from work. There is a piece that was damaged so we have to get a replacement. When Alex got home and saw the crib he said, "Whoa, we are going to have a baby!" It is becoming more of a reality to him know. Only 12 more weeks to go!
Sunday, May 13, 2007
For those of you interested, I have posted some more pictures of our Cabo trip.
Tuesday, May 8, 2007
We spent most of our mornings at the beach. We went on walks, played in the ocean, built sandcastles and watched the waves. The last couple of days we were there, the waves got really big and loud. Sometimes they were so big and loud they would shake the condo. We built 3 different sandcastles. Each time they got bigger and better. Thanks Kaden for sharing your sand toys with us!
Playing at the Beach
The building in the background of the picture is the condo where we stayed. Click on the picture to view slide show.
Our afternoons were mostly spent relaxing by the pool. My time was spent reading while Alex played in the pool with Kaden and Jack.
I finally got some more pictures on here. For those of you interested, I will let you know when I get Alex's landscaping pictures posted.