Thursday, August 30, 2012

1 Month

Brody was one month old two days ago!  I can't believe it's already been a month.  I also can't believe I have to go back to work in a month.  I feel like he has really grown in a month and getting bigger and bigger by the day.

*Most of his NB clothes are either too small or will be too small soon, 0-3 month is actually fitting better
*I ran out of NB diapers so now we are in size 1 (I know the NB would still fit but we are making the 1's work!)
*He is still sleeping in the bassinet in our room.  That will soon change, maybe even tonight.  He is a VERY loud sleeper...he grunts so loud!!  I think we will all get better sleep that way.
*I feed him right before bed and he will sleep about 4 hours (last night 4.5!) and then 3 hours later wake up again.  He does go right back to sleep after eating so I am really not losing much sleep at all. He has been like that from day 1.
*This kid is very hard to burp, very hard.  It is just not going to happen in the middle of the night either.
*Which leads me to him being the gassiest baby in the world.  It really is unbelievable!  We do give him the drops in his bottles.
*He is eating 3.5oz every three hours.
*He is a screamer...not a cryer, a screamer.  Mason was not like this.   He is a great baby, but oh my goodness.  If he gets upset, he goes from silent to yelling!   It actually sounds like he is hyperventilating and he also turns purple.  There will never be any "crying it out".  It will just never work.  It really is something you have to see to believe.

We have the stickers to use this time with the months.  I took pictures but there was a glare on the sticker because the light was on.  By the time I realized this, his little head was too tired to retake them.   Oh well.

And here is Mason and Brody at one month. It is hard for me to tell if they look alike. Obviously the hair is completely different at this age. And little Brody will definitely be sporting the cow lick like his Daddy. 

Last weekend we decided to give it a try going out to eat with the four of us.  Brody is fine and will just sleep if he has eaten.  We have to pick and choose when it is a good time for Mason.  We went to Memphis Pizza Cafe and it was perfect.  Mason was great and I think glad to get out of the house.  Here is he with his Daddy.

He wanted me to take another picture with his serious face. I don't know where he gets these things.

Mason has been doing really well at preschool.  The teachers all raved about him yesterday when I went to pick him up. Even some teachers from other classes.  They said he is so quiet when suppose to be and seems so eager to learn.  They said he talks to them all day long and loves participating.  I told them they should see him at home...obviously he is playing us!  Ha. No, he really is a great kid.  He just knows how to push our buttons every once in a while. :)

We have our ten year high school reunion this weekend so we will be busy! And more importantly, college football starts tonight!!!

And I will leave you with this!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


Just another week of not doing much around here!  But I did want to post a few pictures.

Johns Mom and Grandpa James stopped by for a visit with the boys.  I thought we got the cutest picture with Brody looking up at him.

John got a smoker from a guy he works with who makes them.  Let me tell you, he has been a little too excited about this thing.  Of course we had to try it out the first night.  It takes a while so while we waited, we did our usual thing...

Brody slept and Mason "codored".

The ribs did turn out very good though. :)

Mason had homework last week...the first full week of school!  And so it begins!!! We had to make this little figure look like him.  He had so much fun doing it and ran into school to show his teacher, Mrs. Williams.  He told her this Mason had blue eyes and brown hair just like him.

His is the one on the right with the yellow shirt.  They put them all out on the walls and every time we leave his school, he tells Mason bye. 

Our friends Katie and Kyle had a shower this past Saturday night. We left the boys with my parents.  It felt weird leaving Brody but I knew they were in good hands.  We are about to have many weekends in a row with things to do coming up so I better get used to it.

I took a couple of pictures last night. Look at these cheeks! I think he is filling out. 

Mason was being sweet here. It is not like this all the time but we will take what we can get!!!

And here is a comparison picture. Mason on the left, Brody on the right.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Just Hanging Out

We have been pretty boring around here lately.  Mason is enjoying preschool and Brody and I have been hanging out.  I will admit I'm getting addicted to even more reality tv if that is possible.  While on maternity leave with Mason, I began watching EVERY real housewives show...and it is happening again.   I'm trying to get control of this problem.

We got a few previews of our newborn shoot. I love them. I cannot wait to see the rest. I just took an image of them from my phone.

Brody wearing some of his new shirts instead of hand me downs. 

John and Mason hanging out.

And here you have Mason using Emma as a pillow. She was not into it.

This pretty much sums up our life right now. :)

Friday, August 10, 2012

First Day of School

Mason started preschool yesterday.  He had been going to their summer camps part time this summer but today was the first real day of the two year old class. We went the night before to meet his new teacher Mrs. Williams and see his classroom.  Since he was in a new room, new kids, and new teacher, we knew it would be a big adjustment.  One of his friends from Mrs. Pat's house is there also but they are in different classes.  =(

Since having Brody, John has been dropping Mason off in the mornings which has also been new.  He of course did get upset yesterday, but we knew that wouldn't last long.  When I picked him up, he said he had so much fun and was excited to give me his artwork.  They give you a daily report of how he did and I would say he passed with flying colors!

Being a horrible mother, I forgot to take his picture before he left. But I did manage to get one when he got home.

And here is his daily report sheet.  I can only imagine some of the things that we will probably see on these reports as the year goes on.  Ha

In other news, Brody and I went to my work yesterday.  He pretty much slept the entire time but they were excited to see him.  Also, Grandma Reba stopped by after getting her hair done and got to hold the little guy.

Brody has so far been very easy.  He sleeps so much still, but he does manage to wake up some during the day.  He is a very good sleeper at night.  Only wakes up to eat and easily falls back asleep!  What more could we ask for?!  (I say we, but John never seems to hear him cry...and he can scream VERY loud).  He eats every 3 hours during the day, and at night every 3-4 hours.  So really he is only waking up twice in the middle of the night.

It's so different this time because it isn't just Brody, we have Little Dude #1 here too.  I'm so appreciative of John because he really is playing and taking care of Mason when I can't.  I would say I have changed the majority of Brody's diapers and feed him every time but really it's because John is hanging out with Mason.  Before Brody, Mason usually wanted me to help him with things but now he wants his daddy to do everything.  I think it has been really good for the two of them and I know John is loving it.

We are slowly getting into the routine of things and Mason is finally getting adjusted. I'm glad it's the weekend so we can have two days where everyone is home!

Thursday, August 9, 2012


I just wanted to post the sweetest picture ever.  Brody is already so good at lifting his head, which seems crazy to me.  But he was really trying to check out his wild older brother last night. Mason kept talking to him and he seemed pretty interested :)

I just love it.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Due Date

Well today was Brody's due date, but I'm so glad he decided to make an appearance a week early.  He is the sweetest baby.  We had one bad night so far but I think that was related to a little gas and he has been much better since.  He is still sleeping a TON and gets the hiccups frequently.  He just wakes up twice a night to eat!

Got him with his eyes open!

All the boys in my life. 

Mason has been doing well. He is for sure a little jealous of our time but that was to be expected.  John has been really trying to keep him occupied more and do fun things, like bubble baths and milkshakes just for fun.

Brody had his first bath with the help of Mickey Mouse of course. He does not like to be cold or wet but he did okay. Mason wanted to help and thought he needed his shirt off too.

Brody had a doctors appointment yesterday. He weighed 7lbs 5oz, so just one ounce away from his birthweight. Dr. Bubba said they should be back up to their birthweight by two weeks so we are ahead of the game!

Best picture we could get, but both boys have their eyes shut.