Friday, October 21, 2011


I don't want to jinx anything.. BUT the past two nights Brady has slept through the night!  We have been on working on a nighttime routine ever since he's been home from the hospital.

I usually start getting him ready for bed around 10.  We have bath time every night.  Even if it's just lounging in the tub!

After bath, I get him dried off and get his pajamas on.  

Depending on what time he ate last, he will have a bedtime bottle.  Then, I lay him down in his rock n play.  I give him his binky and his blanket and he's out.  BUT there are a few things he likes at bedtime.  He LOVES to have his seahorse on and his sleep sheep.

I don't know what we would do without these two things!  They have been wonderful!  I highly recommend BOTH!

I have known about PraiseBaby and it is wonderful!  Brady will fall asleep to it and sleep so peaceful.  At least, I think so anyway.  I've just recently discovered ROCKABYE BABY.  I LOVE the Coldplay one!  You should go check both of those out! :)

Last, but not least.. I leave you with this precious face..


Thursday, October 13, 2011

Sleep? What's that?

First off, look at this sweet face...

It's been a little crazy in this house!  Before today, I think I had a total of 6 hours of sleep in two days!  I think B has been going through a growth spurt!  He would fall asleep only in my arms and when I would go to lay him down he would wake right back up!  I'm crossing my fingers that this growth spurt is ending!

I am enjoying being able to be a SAHM to Lilly bug and my little bit.  I know eventually I will be going back to work.  There are a few things that have to happen before I go back to work.  We are in the process of trying to get this whole move thing started.

I'm still trying to get the hang of some kind of routine with the babes.  I've already got my routine down pat with Lilly.  If only I could get that way with B.

Lilly has been doing wonderful in kindergarten!  Brad and I both are feeling awful of moving Lilly to a different school in the middle of the school year.  She LOVES her school and she LOVES her class.  I am worried that it will be a hard thing to adjust to.  She also has a wonderful teacher.  I just hope that she can adjust this great to her new school.  I know it's going to take some time getting used to being the new kid in school.  She is such a social butterfly, so we are definitely not worried about her making new friends!

trying on my shoes!

What's this crappy photo resolution you speak of in all of my pictures?  I cannot for the life of me find my camera charger.  I'm adding that on my list of things to do!  I haven't been able to find it since I've been home from the hospital.  Ugh.

This post was totally random, I know.. 


Monday, October 3, 2011

1 month

My sweet boy turned one month old on Friday!  It's been so hard to get back into the groove of things.  As we speak, I'm typing with one hand and holding a sleeping baby in the other!


Weight:  9lbs, 7oz (big boy!!)
Height:  21 3/4 inches
Head:  14 inches
Diaper size:  He's still in size 1 (Pampers swaddlers)
Feedings:  I had to make the big decision on whether to stop breastfeeding and formula feed.  When he was 2-3 weeks old after each feeding he would scream bloody murder. I'm not really sure what the problem was.  I just couldn't stand to see him in pain and so upset.  I tried formula and he was happy as a clam.  He is currently on a soy based formula.  He eats 4-5oz every 3 hours.
Sleeping:  Sleep is hit or miss at night.  He can have a good night and then the next could be an awful night.  He sleeps in his Rock n Play in our bedroom. His naps are slowly dwindling down to one a day.  
What he LOVES:  He loves bath time, loves to lay on his playmat, loves snuggling in mommy or daddy's arms.  He's starting to mimic our faces.  He loves tummy time!  He was rolling over from his stomach to his back when he was not even 2 weeks old!  This is crazy I know, but I have the video to prove that he can do it!  He loves his swing!  He's still not really a fan of his bouncer, but I'm hoping that will change.  Trips to the grocery store are not his favorite.  He loves his soothe and glow seahorse, as well as his sleep sheep!  Anything that soothes him to sleep, he LOVES! 

of course I dressed him in his gamecock gear (this was brad's from when he was a baby) for the SC/Auburn game and we just HAD to lose!
Hopefully I can get into some kind of routine so I can blog everyday!  Anyone have any advice for routines with a 1 month old and a kindergartener?  It's just me and the kids during the day.  Brad has taken a new job in a different state.. It's only an hour and a half drive.  But he does the drive every day (Monday-Friday).  We will be moving within the next month or so.  We have a busy schedule ahead of us!