Saturday, February 21, 2009

Finally, an Update!

I know it has been way too long since my last post, but I've been a little preoccupied lately since I finally decided to join facebook. I've been having too much fun stalking peoples profiles to spend time updating you over here. A lot has happened since my last post. Brady turned 4 months old on Friday. He discovered his feet about 2 weeks ago and finally rolled over (tummy to back) last week. Rob & I were so excited for him. He did it 4 times, but then the next day acted like he had never done it before and hasn't done it again since. I think he has forgotten already!

My parents came down to visit for the weekend and we had a great time visiting with them. We even took Brady to the beach for the first time. On Sunday we were really looking forward to going downtown to eat brunch at the Spot of Tea, but I completely forgot about all the stupid Mardi Gras parades and we drove right into the mess. We saw some VERY interesting people. Anyway, we just turned around and came home because we couldn't get anywhere near the restaurant and figured there was a good chance they'd be closed anyway. Here are some pictures from our beach trip...

Now for some really exciting news.... My niece, Macy, is turning 1 year old next month and I was really hoping that somehow I would be able to make it home to celebrate with our family. Rob & I talked about it and decided that I should take Brady and fly home to visit! We'll be in Cincy for about a week and a half! I am so excited, yet so nervous at the same time. I hope I can handle Brady all by myself on the airplane and in the airport during our layover. And I hope having him out of his normal environment for this amount of time doesn't totally screw up his "schedule." Lately though he hasn't had much of a schedule anyway. I definitely think he is going through the "4 month wakeful/sleep regression" phase right now. He went on a nap strike about a week ago, but I think that is starting to get better. Then on Saturday night starting at 3 am he woke up every 45 minutes! Thank goodness my parents were here so that they could help out with him on Sunday morning while I went back to bed! Last night was better in that he only woke up once (but stayed up for 1.5 hours). My mom got up with him first, but he wouldn't go back to sleep so I eventually had to get up and nurse him back to sleep. I hope this phase doesn't last too long!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

He Likes the Exersaucer!

We tried out the exersaucer for the 1st time 2 weeks ago and it was a big fat failure. This week, however, he changed his mind. He loves it. He just stares at all the toys in amazement. This boy is becoming so much fun!

And one from tummy time yesterday...

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


I've been meaning to post for a while now, I just haven't had much motivation lately. Sorry to keep you waiting. 
Brady has (somewhat) been trying to roll over lately...
...but it's kinda hard when you have a 17lb wiener dog holding you down.

Brady is officially too big for his infant bath tub and now gets bathed in the big boy tub. My back is killing me from leaning over this every night. I miss the kitchen sink. 

He took his 1st nap on his belly last week. It made me nervous, but he fell asleep during tummy time in the middle of the family room floor, so it was easy to keep an eye on him. 

We're FINALLY having some success with the Bumbo. He screamed like a madman the 1st few times we tried it, but he can now last 10-15 min before he freaks out. We have a really cute video of him that I will try to post later this week.

I am loving our cloth diapers. I intend to devote an entire post to this someday...


In the past 3 weeks we have had 2 showings, 1 no show, and a realtor caravan. It's really hard trying to keep the house spotless all the time. I took a bunch of pictures though to commemorate the cleanliness. In case you didn't know what my house looks like, here you go...
View from the entryway 

Brady and I even spent one afternoon in Target buying up things like new throw pillows, rugs, and new towels to spiff up the place.

Master Bath

I've even been buying fresh flowers for our kitchen table and bedroom...

The office and Brady's room are my two favorite rooms. Probably because they're the two I put the most effort in to. See that wainscoting? I did it myself! These pictures really don't do the room justice...they're really dark. The room is really cute in real life. To see picture of Brady's room click here.

Plain guest bath.
Ugly guest room.

We're supposed to have another showing tomorrow morning. Pray that it goes well!