Tuesday, May 25, 2010

5 Months!

Happy 5 Months Little Man!

This stage is so much fun!
He is so interactive with people and likes to play with his toys. He likes to move constantly, which is why the Jump-A-Roo is a life saver!

He moves and rolls around constanly when he's laying down. He'll roll over to get his toys or to to be closer to you. If he's this active now, I can only imagine what he's going to be like when he's crawling and walking. Oh man!

He's also sooooo close to sitting up by himself. He can stay up for 20-30 seconds at a time. He knows how to use his muscles to help correct his balance when he's about to fall over. It's so neat to watch him learn new things. Actually, it's quite amazing to watch him grow and develop into a little boy.

He's liking his carseat less and less. He gets fussy if he's in it for too long. We're pretty sure he's just getting bored and wants to be moving and rolling around. He's just like his daddy in so many ways. Michael was the same way when he a baby :) I try to keep a few toys in the back seat for him to play with, but when I forget to put them in the car, it's not very fun for Mommy :(

He's sleping much better at night now. Thank goodness! I changed my diet and also started giving Mylicon about an hour before bedtime and it's seemd to help a lot.

For some reason he has decided that he needs to wake up earlier in the mornings. He was getting up at 8 and now, he's wide eyed and bushy tailed at 6:30. (And I was looking forward to sleeping in during the Summer. So much for that!)

Only 6 1/2 days left 'til Summer. I can't wait to spend all day with my little man!

Happy 5 months!!
(That's spit, not teeth. Haha!)

Monday, May 17, 2010

Major Catch Up!!

Ok, I appologize for not updating in like a month. There just isn't enough time in the day. Here is what you've missed:

Jen's Graduation

Jen graduated from college this weekend! It was very exciting :)

We got to see her walk across the stage, take a few pictures and then we had to rush downtown to a wedding, but we are so excited for her :) She's the only person in the Fashion Design School that has a job. How sweet is that!? 

Way to go Jen, we love you!!

Like Father, Like Son

Michael did the Warrior Dash a few weekends ago. He LOVED it and had so much fun. (Notice he is the only one who is covered in mud...)

Well, Bryson wants to be just like his Daddy :) (minus the crazy face)

They also had matching A&M gear on the other day. They're so cute!

Puppy Camp

We just sent our precious little puppy off to "puppy camp" for the next 2 weeks.

He has had a bit of a problem with going potty in the house ever since we got him. It's always been annoying having to clean up the mess, but never a huge problem. Well, now that we have a baby that will be mobile soon, crawling all over the ground, putting things in his mouth...it's a problem. We're optimistic that the training will work :)

So, for the next 2 weeks, we're puppy-less. :(
We sure are going to miss our doggy.

Houston Family

My Grandma, Aunt, and Uncle came up from Houston this past weekend for Jen's fashion show (pictures coming...it was awesome!!). We had so much fun with them! I really wish they lived closer so we could see them more often.  

Can't wait until 4th of July at the lake!

Does Tim Allen Live Here?

Our garage looks like the set of "Tool Time" right now. We have all sorts of nifty saws and sanders and tools.

Pop, Michael's Grandpa, used to be an amazing woodworker. He has made so many beautiful things. He is so talented! Well, his eyesight isn't quite what it used to be, so he decided to clean out his garage full of tools to make room for other things. He generously gave them all to Michael, Michael's dad and brother-in-law. I'm really hoping that no fingers get amputated while using the saws because, well, we have NO clue how to use them!! Pop gave Michael a 20 minute lesson, but I think we're going to need Pop's supervision when we use them! HA!

We had a nice lunch and B got lots of lovin' :)

A Day In The Life...

This "mommy" thing is hard work!

I've been back at work for 5 weeks now and it is just down right exhausting! I feel like I can never get enough sleep. I didn't mind it at all when I was staying home, but now that I have to stand up all day, teach my kiddos, and actually form complete sentences...I am exhausted! I feel like I have no time to do anything at all outside of work, play with B, and sleep.

Bryson was awesome at sleeping through the night for a while, but in the last 2 weeks or so, night time has been a nightmare! He has been waking up every couple of hours screaming because he needs to burp. After about an hour, he lets out a roaring burb and then passes out. Then he wakes up a couple hours later and the cycle continues, leaving mommy with 4-5 hours of sleep each night. That just doesn't cut it! This girl needs sleep!

Here's a little look inside my life right now. (Thankfully this will change in 3 weeks!!!)

4:30 Wake Up and get ready before Bryson wakes up (hopefully)

5:30 Put B in the carseat and drive to my parent's house

6:00 Get to the house and nurse B and put him down to sleep

6:45 Leave for work
7:00-3:30 Work. Spend my 2 short breaks in the day pumping. At home, Mimi is singing and playing and reading to Bryson and taking him on walks, making him laugh, and just being a wonderful Mimi! Most importantly, she's sending me pictures of him!! My favorite part of the day :)

3:45 Back to my parent's house to see Bryson and gather up all of his stuff

4:15 Go back home, fighting traffic, and run errands (only if Bryson is acting alright. He's usually asleep (or crying because he's tired) on the ride home so most of the time I just go straight to the house)

5:15 Get to the house and try to cram in a whole days worth of playing, talking, singing, teaching and reading into a couple hours.

6:00 Nurse him

6:30 Play time again! Usually in the Jump-a-roo while I pick up the house or do laundry or something. Give him Mylicon and pray he burps

7:00 Bath time- We usually get soaked from him kickin' and splashing. We all love it :)

7:20 Get ready for bed: change into jammies, read a book (if he's not too tired), nurse him and pray even harder that he burps...and he usually doesn't. Michael gets dinner ready

8:00 Lay him down sound asleep

8:05 Try to have quality time together with Michael while scarfing down dinner before Bryson inevitably wakes up screaming because he needs to burp...

8:30 Bryson inevitably wakes up screaming because he needs to burp... We tag team in and out of the room for a good hour trying everything we can think of, not short of begging him to burp.

9:30 B goes down again and Mommy goes to sleep

12:30 B wakes up screaming and more begging ensues from mommy. After a huge burp, (an hour later) we both go back to sleep.

Sometimes he wakes up again :( and we wait for the burp again...

Then, at 4:30am, we start all over again.

It might not seem so bad on paper blog, but it's quite exhausting.

I think there's a light at the end of the tunnel though. The past 3 nights have been back to normal. He falls asleep and stays aleep until 5:30 when I put him in the carseat to go to Mimi's. :)

BUT, I honestly wouldn't trade it for anything in the world because I love that little boy more than anything and love trumps exhaustion! :) Plus, in the middle of the night, after his big burp, he immediately falls aslep and cuddles up on me just like when he was a baby. I love it. I sit and rock him and love him and pray over him and enjoy that sweet time with him.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Click. Play. Smile. Repeat.

My mom found a tickle spot on Bryson the other day.

love listening to his little giggle!!
It is music to my ears :)

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

It runs in the family...

This is what happens when Papa and Aunt Jenny come home early from work to play with Bryson...

I guess the silliness runs in the family. Not long ago he had a smiley face on his belly button :)

(Don't worry, it was just food coloring, which, by the way, is quite difficult to get scrub off. He may or may not have a pale blue smiley face on his head for a few days. We'll see.)

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

The Fam

We had a fun photo session with our sweet friend, Katy, a few weeks ago. We went to a cute park and she took pictures of our little family!

She is so talented; we loved the pictures!!

We loved them so much that I wanted to get a lot of them printed so we could put them in the house. I sent them to CVS and shortly afterwards, they called me and said they wouldn't release the pictures to me without written consent from the photographer because they "appear to be professional quality." Yep, she's good!! :)