Monday, November 29, 2010

I'm Stuffed!

After this Thanksgiving holiday, I am stuffed! We celebrated a little early on Wednesday. Brett's brother Edwin is a high school football coach and his team has made it to the state championship! They had practice on Thursday so they all came down Wednesday night to eat! We then had leftovers on Thanksgiving and for the rest of the week!

This little guy was thankful for his bottle of milk! He was also excited to see Lorelai!

Isn't she too cute?! Lorelai is Roy and Amanda's daughter. Roy and Brett are childhood friends and Amanda and I have become close through them. It's hard to believe that she will be one in March! I remember telling Amanda I was pregnant and the next day she went into labor! Time goes by too fast! They stopped by Viv's on Thanksgiving and Amanda brought her phenomenal banana pudding! Lets just say it didn't last long! :o)

Hunter and Roy were having a good time at Viv's too! Hunter just loves Roy and he loves to tackle him! I wasn't the greatest photographer on Thanksgiving, but it's hard when you're trying to visit with family, play with the kids, and rest!

I also had decided NOT to go black Friday shopping, but I couldn't stand it! I ended up going to the outlets with my MIL and we found tons of bargains! The Childrens Place ( my favorite clothing store for the boys) was 50% off the whole store and they also let you use your coupons this year! We also went to Carters, Under Armour, Stride Rite ( I got Brody his first pair of shoes), and back to Childrens Place! Brett and I also went on Saturday to Toys R Us and Target! I meant to take a picture of our trunk, but I forgot! We cleaned up and don't have too much Christmas shopping left to do!

We are looking forward to Christmas and we're hopefully getting our decorations out this weekend! Happy Holidays everyone!!!

Monday, November 22, 2010

A Suprising and Busy Weekend!

What a wonderful, busy weekend! I went to the mailbox Saturday expecting our normal mail and found a surprise! My childhood friend Erin had sent me a package! I opened it up........

And this is what I found! I absolutely love the burp cloth and bib! Thank you so much Erin and these will definitely get a lot of use. We played babies and house all the time when we were in elementary school and now we are both married with children. She has an adorable boy named Ty who will be one in February. We hope to get our boys together soon for a play date!

We also took Brody to meet his girlfriend Olivia! Brittany had her on November 4th and she is just too cute! Brittany was in an earlier post with me at my baby shower- we were showing off our baby bumps! Brody and Olivia had a great first date of pacifiers, sleeping, and just hanging out!

And the fun continues! We decided to take the boys to the park since the weather has been so nice! Brody hung out in his stroller and slept most of the time. Although, I did snap this picture with his eyes open!

Hunter had a great time on the playground and loved this bridge! He was on it most of the time we were there!

And of course he had to go down the BIG slide! Brett had to go with him the first time! We were there for about two hours and it was wonderful to get out of the house!

I have no pictures of this, but we went to a Christmas light show in Sevierville! You drive through the Smokies Stadium Lot and they have it decorated in thousands of Christmas lights! They have music that goes along with the lights and at the end of one of the songs, it played jingle bells! Hunter said, " Listen, do you hear that? I hear Santa Claus!" It was priceless and I will never forget that moment!

I hope everyone else had a wonderful weekend and I'm looking forward to Thanksgiving! My mouth is already watering! ha :o)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Sleepy Monkey

Sleepy Monkey :o)

And that's what mommy should be doing right now, but of course I'm not sleepy! He is so precious and we just love him to death! Love those chubby cheeks!

Can you believe Brody will be four weeks old tomorrow?! He's already changed so much! He will be Hunter's age before we know it!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Truthful Tuesday

I thought Truthful Tuesday would be easy enough to blog while Brody is asleep and Hunter is working a puzzle! So here we go!

1.) We are all now going to bed at 10:30, which is so NOT me! I am such a night owl and would stay up late to watch all of my reality shows, but as you all know our situation has changed!

2.) I have never been happier in my life! Brody is such a good baby and Hunter has done well with the family change. He tells Brody how cute he is and pats his head all of the time! I truly realize how blessed I am to be the mother of two, wonderful boys!

3.) Shower? What's that? The boys always look cute, but mommy, not so much! I find myself trying to do stuff around the house while Brody sleeps and sometimes it's just easier to take a shower when Brett gets home! Lets face it, I don't have to rush if he's here!

4.) I'm sooo ready for the holidays! There's just something magical about it and we are going to do Christmas cards for the first time this year!

5.) And finally, I hope you read this Lori! I'm so thankful for you and for all of the pictures you are doing for us! What a special time you are documenting at a fraction of the price. This means so much to me! I love you and appreciate you more than you'll ever know! :o)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Family Pics

My friend Lori took family pictures for us on Halloween! These are a few of our favorites and the session went really well. Now, I usually wouldn't take pictures so soon after having a baby, but it was Brett's idea and I had to jump at the chance- he HATES having his picture taken!

Everything is going so well! Brody is a wonderful baby and Hunter is blossoming as the big brother. Brody sleeps well at night- he slept for eight hours three nights ago! His usual sleeping schedule is four to six hours so it allows me to feel somewhat rested! I have been able to clean, cook (nothing big), and do laundry so the house isn't falling apart like I thought it might!

Our hearts are full, family complete (for now- Brett talks about a third, but I don't know), and the feeling of joy never leaves!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Baby Brody

I'm sure you already guessed it since I haven't blogged in over a week, but Brody is here!!! I did not make it to my induction date and to be honest, I barely made it to the hospital! I started having a funny sensation around 3:00 on Friday, October 22nd! I didn't have any pain and it was totally different from how I felt when I went into labor Hunter. I finished packing my bag, packed a bag for Hunter, and waited for Brett to get home from the doctor. He thought he had strep throat, but luckily he didn't. We called Brett's mom, who was at the mall, to tell her to meet us at the hospital. My hospital is right down the road and she called us about five minutes later to tell us she had locked her keys in her car! Her friend took her spare key to her and she arrived at the hospital a few minutes after we did.

Everything was fine until we were about five minutes down the road. In a split second, everything changed. My contractions were coming back to back and I was now in a huge amount of pain. When I got to triage, I was fully dilated and they rolled me at a fast pace into a room. I started crying as I told Brett, "I'm going to feel everything!" My birthing plan included an epidural because I do not have a high tolerance for pain. There were ten people in the room setting it up, nurses telling me to breathe and that I could do it, one putting an IV in, one holding the monitor on my belly, my water breaks, the doctor walks in, and within five pushes he was out!!! I felt instant relief! I was in the hospital a total of just 26 minutes and he was here! The positive side of all of this, is that is was quick and I did feel better after this birth compared to my experience with Hunter.

Brody was born at 7:16 pm, weighing 7 lbs, 10 ozs and 20 inches long! He is a wonderful baby and only gets upset when you change his diaper! It was amazing to see him for the first time and he is Brett the III as I thought he would be! We had a ton of visitors to the hospital and big brother Hunter responded well to his brother!

We are all doing great- minus the fact that I had a stomach virus and Brett has pneumonia in his right lung! He couldn't be around Brody or I for 24 hours which led to my first emotional spell! Luckily, my mom and sister were coming to visit that night and to stay for a few days!

I plan to keep updating my blog, although the entries will probably be less frequent. I wonder why?! Thanks for all of your prayers and continue to pray for us! We are so blessed and couldn't be happier!!!