Tuesday, June 25, 2013

8 month old professional pictures!

Today we went and got Brody's 8 month photos done.  Here are just a few of our favorite shots, but lets be honest. . . they are really ALL my favorites! :)

 It was quite the experience for our little guy and he didn't like the bright lights and flashing camera.  After I thought about it I remembered that the last time we had his pictures taken he was a newborn and asleep for 90% of it.  We were worried they wouldn't turn out because he just wasn't having it today.

As we were going through the disk we both pointed to a picture and said, "This one is my favorite! No this one is! No this one! This one!" I swear they all turned out just perfect.  We couldn't get enough of his beautiful little face that is ours to kiss and love forever.

By the end of the shoot we were all exhausted.  Him from trying to smile for the camera and us from dancing like chickens, doing spirit fingers, and singing disney songs to get those smiles.

But when I look at these pictures it was all worth it! :)

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Celebrating mothers day

It really is true what mothers say. Blink and you miss it.

How on earth did seven months go by so quickly?!  I swear it was just yesterday that I was holding that brand new baby in the hospital overwhelmed by the thought of motherhood and here I am over half a year down the road celebrating mothers day myself!

Becoming a mother is a funny thing.  I thought I was ready because I studied really hard.  That is what I do.  I research the heck out of everything I want to become good at. I read a gazillion books, asked for tons of advice, practiced what I could and prayed like crazy.

But that isn't how it works at all is it? :)

None of my "research" worked at all.  I didn't really learn a thing until I was thrown into it all at once.  The education starts the very first time you hold your child and doesn't stop, ever I think.  Motherhood is building a relationship with your child, and learning what works, and what million things don't work.  Ha! It is a big game of trial and error, and being patient with yourself and the journey.

There were so many things I hadn't planned on.  I didn't know I was going to be handed such a sick baby, and one who required so much around the clock care.  I didn't know that at seven months I have yet to get a full nights sleep.  I didn't know that I would be so exhausted that I would literally fall into bed at night and be asleep before I could lean over and kiss Brian goodnight.  I didn't know that I would spend most my days in pajamas and trying to balance the impossible.

But as time has gone on, we have learned to master a thing or two around here and along the way, I have realized that I have become a mother, and a very happy one at that.  Despite the hiccups and trying times.

My mom always looked at me growing up and said that I would never know how much I was loved until I had one of my own.  What a silly thing to say.  Of course I know how much I am loved because I feel like I love my mom as much as she loves me.  Boy was I wrong.

Everytime that child falls asleep in my arms I have to fight back the tears of love.  Sometimes I don't and wake him with my deep breaths and tiny sobs.  Everytime he falls asleep in his bed I wonder.  Is he cold? Hot?  Comfy?  Happy?  Dreaming sweet dreams? Are his socks too tight? Blankets warm enough? Temperature right?  Am I crazy?  Obsessed?

I care for him more than I ever thought was possible and I have realized my mother is right about yet another thing.  I love him more than life itself and I had no idea it was possible until I had him.  For once in my life I am happy to sacrifice everything I have for someone else.  My sleep, food, body, time, energy, free time, money, and anything else he requires I would gladly give up just to see that smile.

Becoming a mom is the hardest most wonderful thing I have ever experienced and I am so blessed to have this chance, and to raise a child to the best of my ability.  I am so thankful to the incredible mother who raised me and taught me everything I know and who is now the most incredible grandmother ever.

I sure feel blessed to spend my days with this delicious chubby mug.  We are best friends.  You will never know how much you are loved until you have one of your own Brody boy. Stop growing up so fast.  Mom is still trying to keep up :)

Happy Mothers Day friends and fellow mums.  It is the most important job you will ever do, and I am so excited I get to celebrate it this year. xoxo.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Happy Birthday Court!

Happy Birthday to the most adorable aunt ever, we sure adore you court!  And if Brody could, I know he would say the same :)

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Six months already!?!


Brody is six months now and has even more tricks up his tiny sleeve.  Here is what he is doing these days. . .

Sitting up!  He still needs a pillow behind him because when he gets really excited he falls over! Ha!

Laughing like crazy and boy what a laugh!  I live for that giggly boy!

Sleeping a little better.  I still hope for the day he sleeps through the night without waking up constantly.  Darn that reflux.

Spending tons of time on his tummy now!

Reaches for anything and everything.  If it is near him watch out!  He will find a way to get it.

Saying how much he loves his bouncer is an understatement.

Recognizes all his favorite faces and grins so big every time he sees someone he loves.

Has started "kissing" us!  He grabs your face and yells and attempts to slobber and suck on it.  Pretty adorable.

Lives for eating and napping and playing with the pooch!

Dropped into the 80's for weight and still in the 90's for height.  He wears mostly 12 month clothing with the occasional 18 month outfit too.  He is one tall big boy!

Started solids and eats like a champ!

I swear he does something new every day.  It is so exciting to see him learn new things and notice the world around him but at the same time it makes me so sad too.  He will never be this little again, so I am trying my best to remember to love it all, and take millions of pictures.

Happy half birthday little one!

Monday, February 4, 2013

We made it to three months!

Guess who has two thumbs and just turned three months?!  This guy!!!

I can hardly believe we have had our little angel for three months already!  He is super cute and such a joy for me.  Here is what we have been up to!

1. Smiling like crazy!  And starting to giggle at all the silly things mom does :)
2. Sleeping and eating better!  Thank heavens!
3. Sitting up on his own, from a reclining position, and staying sitting up for 20 seconds. Big deal!
4. Starting to teethe!  A little early, but we will take it!
5. Starting to feel a little better with his reflux.
6. Just got over his first cold, poor little guy :(
7. Loves his toys, and is starting to recognize that they are fun to play with.
8. Putting everything in his mouth.  Yum!
9. Has the fattest most delicious cheeks and legs!
10. Follows us across the room with his sweet eyes, and watches everything we say and do!
11. Is in the 90th percentile for height and weight.  Not surprising this little guy loves to eat!
12. Can push up on his elbows making mom think he is going to crawl early.

It has been so much fun to see him grow and learn new things.  We sure love our little Brody boy!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Meet Brody

When he was just ten days old, we took our little boy to get some pictures taken.  I held my breath the whole time, photographing a newborn is no easy task!

Our photographer was amazing, I would recommend her to anyone.  Here are a few of our favorites, but to be honest I love them all.  I can hardly believe this little one is really ours :)  
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