Saturday, December 20, 2008

Friday, December 19, 2008

Trever Jason Anderson

Trever Jason Anderson
Born DEC 18 2008
8lbs9ozs
21 1/2 inchesBig sister and little brother for the first time

5 minutes after he was born




Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Numbers

11 - the number of days left until my due date. 23 - the number of hours my husband was away at work since Monday night until this morning. 14 - the number of days left until Christmas. 0 - the number of gifts I have left to buy. 32 - the number of bad words I uttered yesterday due to my situation at work. 0 - the amount of tolerance I have for the stupidity surrounding my work environment. 10 - the number of weeks I will be spending at home with my two beautiful children. 1,000,000.........etc - the number of times I will smile and marvel at the two Blessings that I call my own. 1 - husband who I get to share my life with. 2 - the amount of hours I hope to be in labor with baby number 2 (a girl can dream right?) 3 - the number of pushes I need to get him out (hey, it's my fantasy ok...) 15 - the number of phone calls Jason will have to make. 5 - the number of SECONDS it will take for my Mom to throw Brenna in the car and head to the hospital. 5 - the number of people that will laugh out loud because they know just how my Mom is. 3 - the number of hours I have left to work today. 10 - the number of kisses I'll be giving Brenna when I see her. 7 - the number of comments that I'll get on here that feel they have to add their own numbers to my life.....so have at it !!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

4 little men and girly twins is hosting a giveaway!

I love this blog and I check it daily. Now there's this great giveaway I wanted to share with everyone. This mat is so dang cute I can't stand it. Head over to http://4littlemen.blogspot.com/ and enter yourself, then take a look around and see her beautiful children and read her story. Thanks for the great giveaway Brittney!!!



Tuesday, November 25, 2008

4 Days 'Til Christmas

Yep, you saw that right...4 days, at least until Christmas with my family. It was decided long before anyone knew I was pregnant (ok, I knew, but hadn't even told Jason yet) that we were going to celebrate Christmas together at Thanksgiving. My brother and family who are now finally within driving distance, had other plans for actual Christmas and said they'd be heading up to visit during Thanksgiving. My clever mind suggested "Hey, why not just do Christmas then?" So with a little discussion with my parents and other siblings, we decided a 4 day weekend with 2 holidays would be the perfect way for us to be together as a family. Now that I'm 4 weeks away from my due date, I couldn't be happier that we're doing it this weekend when I can actually enjoy everyone.



A little back history about my family and why this was such an easy decision to make. I can count on one hand how many times my entire family has been together for Christmas in the last 20 years. Of those few times, I think it actually landed ON Christmas once, and that was some stroke of luck. When I was 11, my oldest sister got married and started a family of her own. During that time, my brother was heading into the military and would spend the next 20 years traveling all over. I rarely got to see him as it was, let alone for Christmas. Yes, we had the occasional surprise appearance by him, but for the most part, it was just celebrating through the mail and over the phone. A year or two later, my other sister got married and moved out of state.


As families grow and move further apart, it really makes it difficult to get together. I've grown up with the fact that I don't always get to see my siblings and I cherish every possible moment that I do. So as far as Christmas goes, we've never really been a family that has to have it at a specific place or on a particular day. For us, Christmas is about getting together with the people we love, being thankful that we get to spend that time with them and just basically enjoy each other and all the awesome food. It's not about the gifts (although that may not be what the little one's think), it's not about where or when we have it, it's about wanting to be together no matter what it takes. So, this year we're having Thanksgiving on Thursday and Christmas on Saturday. We may not have snow but our houses will be decorated and filled with those that are important to us.

This year will be the 2nd year in a row....IN A ROW... that "us kids" will be together for Christmas. It just amazes me that we can actually say that. I honestly don't know how to contain myself. Unfortunately, it may be a long gap before this happens again. With the possibility of my brother moving very soon, this may not happen as easily next year. But then again, it just may be the time that we all need to fly out to them. We never know what the future holds for each of us, so I am going to soak up every ounce of these 4 days.

What am I looking forward to? Sitting in the same room as my 2 sisters and brother and visiting. I honestly don't have many memories as a child. That is a long story that I won't get into here, BUT pretty much up to my Junior year of High School I have no memory of my life growing up. There are a few things here and there, but I honestly can't say for sure if it's MY memories or just what I've been told happened. Even the few years after that and until I turned 20 it's pretty fuzzy. So, I make new memories. I don't recall much what it was like to grow up with 3 older brother and sisters. There was a large age gap so I'm sure I pretty much tagged along from behind. What I do know, is now that we're all older, I have great (and different) relationships with each of them. I honestly wouldn't trade that for the thousands of memories that I could have from my childhood. We are such a laid back family and our most cherished times are when we have nothing planned out. Just being able to talk to them in person is enough to make us happy. I constantly hear my parents bring up "the best vacation" we ever had. Back in 2000, we all went to Arizona for my brother's ceremony for becoming an Officer. There was no definite plans, we all went and did whatever we felt like at the time and the day usually ended with us all hanging out by the pool. It was perfect.

So that's us. Our family. Very little drama and fighting and a whole lotta love for one another.

This year as we're celebrating Thanksgiving and Christmas all in one, we have so much to be Thankful for. We have 4 days to spend laughing, talking, hugging, loving, playing and cherishing one another. What more could you ask for? Ok, maybe Grandbaby #11 on the outside of my belly for everyone to fawn over, but I'll settle for the fat jokes for now.

To my family - my wonderful family - I'm so blessed to have you all in my life. I am ever so thankful that my kids will get to know you and love you as much as I do. Ok, enough with the sappy crap on to the yummy food. See you in a couple days!!!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Baby Update

So I'm 35 1/2 weeks and baby boy and I are doing great. I had an appointment yesterday and Dr Barker said "he's looking more and more like a boy every time". We've known that he's 100% boy for some time now, but it's nice to see all the other things leaning more towards it. His heart rate is in the 130's, my blood pressure is behaving itself and I've gained a total of 22.5 lbs, not too bad. Baby boy has "dropped" considerably as now my belly is only measuring 34 (was just over 35, 2 weeks ago). All in all, he's moving right along. Hopefully I'll actually get to progress with this one and go on my own ::crossing fingers:

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

I can't believe I get to do this again!!!

Seriously, how Blessed can I be?

As I'm winding down towards the end of my pregnancy, I have been looking through some of the very first images I captured of Miss Brenna. To see again just how small she was, how precious every inch of her was (and still is). Then it hits me....I GET to do this again. WOW!! I mean I knew what was coming and that yes we'd have another little one with us, but how great is it that I (ok we, since I should include Jason...ha ha) get to be so lucky and thought so highly of by my Maker that I have the opportunity to carry this child, birth him, hold him, kiss him, teach him. What did I do that was so good that I get to be his Mommy?

This was taken within the first couple hours of Brenna's life. My girl, my precious baby girl. All I could do is stare at her in "awe". She was so alert and we just looked at each other for the longest time. I memorized every inch of her face - the little porcelain doll mouth and lips, her button nose, her huge doe eyes - every line, every curve. Again, what did I do to deserve such a wonderful gift, the honor to raise and guide such a beautiful child. And now I get to do it again...AGAIN.













Our gift all wrapped up in a little package.














I held onto Brenna like this all the time. Face to face so I could tell her everything I knew and felt. This little person, my daughter, has been brought into my life to not only test my skills as a parent, but to test my heart for it's ability to hold so much love for one person, to test my patience and acceptance, and test my pride and devotion.

AND....I get to do it again!!!!














I get to touch tiny little fingers like these...














...and little piggy toes like these.









Who wouldn't love to have this took look at day in and day out?

AND, and and.....did I mention I get to do it again?



I know they don't stay this small forever, I've seen first hand with Brenna, but to think that such an amazing being starts out so small. And I get to be her Mommy. She was picked out just for us. AND.....
WE GET TO DO IT AGAIN!!!!
Ahhhhh, isn't that just the best feeling in the
world?

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

31 Things....

1. Where is your cell phone? in my purse.
2. Where is your significant other? at work, out in the cold
3. Your hair color? dark brown (needs some help)
4. Your mother? Sally
5. Your father? Phil
6. Your favorite thing? My Daughter's laughter
7. Your dream last night? Which one, I always have so many when I'm pregnant.
8. Your dream/goal? To become a stay-at-home mom
9. The room you're in? Ultrasound Suite
10. Your hobby? photography, scrapbooking, thrifting, niche blogging
11. Your fear? Spiders....ugh, they're everywhere I swear.
12. Where do you want to be in six years? Anywhere as long as I have my family with me...maybe onto kid number 3? =)
13. Where were you last night? out to dinner with my hubby - our Anniversary
14. What you’re not? happy with my co-worker (LONG story)
15. One of your wish list items? New underwear - I know kind of sad, but this pregnancy and weight gain is taking a toll on the ones I have.
16. Where you grew up? Minnesota
17. The last thing you did? Ultrasound of a Liver
18. What are you wearing? light blue scrubs
19. Your TV? is at home alone - I should really leave now and comfort it =)
20. Your pet? Dart (cat) - Cody (Weimerainer) no longer, went to the farm
21. Your computer? PC at home....
22. Your mood? a little sad, I miss my baby girl - she stayed with Grandma and Grandpa last night and I haven't seen her since yesterday morning before work.
23. Missing someone? oh sure - rub it in....see #22
24. Your car? Pontiac Grand Prix
25. Something you’re not wearing? My wedding ring - too swollen
26. Favorite store? Target
27. Your summer? too short
28. Love someone? I love several someones
29. Your favorite color? Red
30. When is the last time you laughed? this morning before I left for work
31. Last time you cried? Been awhile since I've had a full out cry. Otherwise I have little tear shedding almost daily, but I think it's the hormones.

Thanks http://4littlemen.blogspot.com/ for the idea. Anyone that feels like joining in....post a comment here with the link to your post.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Bloomsbury Farm

Last weekend we went to Bloomsbury Farm with my sister and kids. They all had so much fun and it was a beautiful day.


Brenna really enjoyed all the animals that she got to pet and feed.


Looking for a pumpkin "just her size"




This is one of my favorite pictures. Brenna was running after the girls heading to the race track.


She had a blast riding behind the tractor in her own little car.


Brenna and Jaden had a great time together, even held hands on our way out.

What a wonderful time we all had, lots of memories made that day.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Brenna at pumpkinfest

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Brenna's 3rd time going down this slide.

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jasons awesome patio job

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Friday, October 3, 2008

Signing Time

I think one of the best things we ever did with Brenna is introduce her to Signing Time - a sign language series of DVD's aimed towards children. Thanks to my dearest friend Lucia who first told me about them, Brenna has been able to communicate to us what she wants LONG before the words ever came to surface.

We taught her a few of the basics to start off...milk, more, please, thank you and eat. These came in really handy when she moved on to solid foods and whole milk. Instead of trying to figure out what she wanted and dealing with a temper tantrum, she was able to tell is exactly when she wanted something...ok, so the sign for milk was pretty much for anything to drink...water, juice, etc...but it was the basic fact that she was thirsty.

After the initial teaching of those few signs, we kind of forgot about the DVD's. We'd pop one in every so often, but Brenna didn't seem to be all that interested in it. So we didn't force anything. As she began to talk more, she took up an interest in the DVD's again. It's amazing what she can sign now. Both her signing and regular vocabulary are growing at a fast rate and she uses them hand in hand. Even Grandma and Grandpa are picking up on the signs and ask what does "this" (they'll do the sign) mean? It's been such a great communication tool for us.

The Signing Time videos are my favorite, it's very basic and really teaches you how to do the signs and a good way to remember them. I've come across a couple other videos, but they are really no match for these. It has been shown in studies that sign language for children before they can talk helps prevent tantrums and the terrible two's. Sign language comes so easy to them, they pick it up a lot faster than the actual words. Just think of how young kids learn to wave "goodbye" before they actually say it....same thing.

My Mom brought up the question when we were first teaching Brenna, "Does this make them NOT want to speak the actual words, since they are signing it?" I wondered that too...but I've come to find it almost helps Brenna learn the word. On average she'll learn a new sign....use it for a little bit, and then she'll start speaking it while she's signing soon after. It's been amazing to watch her figure out the signs and then hear the words come out of her shortly after. There are a TON that she's doing now.....train, bird, cracker, banana, bread, cheese, cereal, socks, shoes, stars, day, cold....there's just so many, you'd have to see it for yourself.

I'm so proud of my little one. Yes I know, we all learn to speak and communicate with each other, but to see her really focus on how to do the sign and then actively use it on a day to day basis.....it's just so neat.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

My belly is big....

It may have something to do with the fact that I didn't lose any of the weight that I had gained when I had Brenna (ok, I lost some of it, and gained it back when I first found out I was pregnant). I went in for my check-up and glucose test yesterday (which I'm pretty sure I passed since they haven't called me) and when I got on the scale, I couldn't even see the numbers. For most women, that'd probably be a good thing, but I was curious what I had gained. I had to literally push (or try to) some of my belly in and lean over. To my surprise I was up 5 pounds (16 total, not bad) but I thought it was going to be much worse. They didn't yell at me at all...yes I had a 5 pound jump, but I've been at a steady increase.

So...that's all good, but now I'm realizing just how big my belly is getting. When I have my scrubs on at work, as soon as I sit down, the top rolls down and I have a nifty little crotch band that sits under my belly...even better, as soon as I stand up, I have to pull them up quick or I'll loose them all together. Now picture this lovely image, as I'm leaving an elderly male patient, in the dark (or dimly lit room anyway), I'm pulling my gloves off and trying to quickly grab my pants before they end up on the floor, all the while trying to be discreet and quite as to not alert my patient that there's a problem. I think I managed this with style and grace. When I return from showing my films, I turn up my lights and let the patient know he's all done. He stands up and says "you know darling (yes, he was cute and called me darling), my wife bought me a pair of these here suspenders." wondering where he was going with this.... "I can ask her where you can pick up a pair to help you out" gee, thanks mister. Now that I'm beat red with embarrassment, I laugh it off, pat my belly and tell him it'll be over soon when the baby comes. He says "Oh...well heck, if it's only a week or two, I can lend you mind" So now I'm not only loosing my pants and doing a bad job at hiding it...I am now big enough to deliver my son in a week or two instead of 3 months...oh boy.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Happy Anniversary!!!!!

I just want to wish my parents a VERY Happy Anniversary today, what is it 45 years now? Wow. I know there are many ups and downs in a marriage and they have certainly been through their share, but to still be together through it all says something. I wish you two the best today and dinner is on us! Enjoy each other.

All our love,
Shannon, Jason , Brenna and Baby Boy!!

Monday, September 15, 2008

26 weeks

Thought I'd share a pic of Baby Boy that I took last week. He's still cruisin all over the place in there, he must be rockin to an ipod or something. All is well. Now at 26 weeks, we're pretty much on the downslide. Looking forward to seeing this little guy at Christmas.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

I love being a Mom

When it's time to pick up Brenna from Grandma and Grandpa's and she runs to me shouting "ma-ma, ma-ma"
I love being a Mom
When we walk out to the car and she does a little dance and says "cooby dooooooo"
I love being a Mom
When she's sitting down to play with her trains and points for me to sit next to her
I love being a Mom
When it's time to go to bed and she grabs her na-night and nuk and blows me kisses
I love being a Mom
and when it's 3Am and my poor baby is sick with a cold and can't sleep, she wakes me up just for me to hold her in my arms, her little hands wrapped around my neck.
MY GOD I LOVE BEING A MOM!!!!!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Daddy's turn

Last night Jason got to feel his baby boy kick for the first time. It's always nice when he can finally experience what I have been feeling for so long. It almost makes it more "real", and confirms the fact that my growing belly is actually due to the baby inside and not just my eating (ok, with the awesome meals we've had lately...it could be that too.)

Brenna just kind of looked at us funny and didn't really know why he had his hand on my belly. Maybe when the kicks get even stronger she'll be able to feel it too, I can't wait to see the look on her face when that happens.

All in all, everything is still going great. This little one must really enjoy where he's at because he's running circles around in my belly all day long and sleeps when I do at night. Good boy, keep it up.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

YUM

We had the best food this weekend...ugh, I think I'm still full. On Saturday we headed over to my folks for a Shrimp Boil. Now, this was my very first attempt at something so different, but I think it turned out great (and by all the "ugh, I'm so full" comments afterwards, I think it went off pretty good.) I wish I would have taken pictures of it, but by the time it was ready to eat we were all so hungry that running to get my camera (10 feet away) would have delayed our meal too long. So...in the turkey deep fryer w/ water, we cooked corn on the cob, red potatoes, kielbasa, and shrimp in some Zataran's seasoning, 2 big ol cloves of garlic and 3 sweet onions. Mmmmmm, it all had so much flavor and just a bit of a kick. We lined the table with a plastic table cloth topped with parchment paper (couldn't find the freezer paper) and poured all the yummy goodness across the table. WE had squeezable butter, cocktail sauce and spicy mustard to dip everything in. We we're a little more domesticated than we were supposed to, and used a fork and a couple plates, but for the most part we just ate right off the table.
We are definitely doing this one again...it was oh so good.

After recovering on Sunday we had another wonderful meal on Monday. Mom and Dad, Chris and Mike and kids all came over for some Jalapeno poppers, stuffed mushrooms and stuffed peppers. Wow - another awesome dinner. The stuffed peppers turned out so yummy.

All and all...Labor day weekend - we filled our belly's with awesome food and the kidos got to run around and play. GREAT WEEKEND!!!!!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Kickin my....

...bladder. I tell ya, this kid is SOOOOOO much more active than Brenna ever was. I don't know what fancy new dance moves he's picked up but it's crazy how much this little boy is jumping around. He's usually quiet at night, and must sleep when I do because I don't feel a thing from about 8PM on. Usually about 9AM he starts up and goes non stop all day. Ice cream gets him moving too - thinks its the cold? Ha.

Anyway, had my 23 week check up on Wednesday and all is well. He's growing right on schedule and is really enjoying staying where he's add (good boy!) He's very active and even kicked at Dr Barker when he was trying to listen to his heart. My next appointment we'll do the dreaded Glucose test - which actually wasn't that bad for me last time so hopefully we'll pass on the first try again. Only up 2 pounds from the last visit with a total of 11 pounds gained...not too bad.

Brenna does the funniest thing right now....she tickles herself. I really need to get a video of her and put it on here, it's just hilarious. If she's laying down (on the bed, couch or floor) if you ask her to tickle herself, she'll tickle her belly while shaking her head, rocking form side to side and kicking her feet all around....all while she has this crazy kinda laughing smile, squinted eyes look. it just makes me laugh, she's so dang funny. Ahhh....kids are so awesome.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

2 years ago today....

I was in the hospital awaiting the arrival of our precious baby girl. Here's Brenna's birth story.











I was set up for induction on Monday, August 14th 2006 - which was 9 days past my due date. We were at the hospital by 7:15am. The Dr checked my cervix...1cm and I was at a -3. She broke my water and started the pitocin. Several hours went by, contractions progressively got worse, but still nothing that I couldn't handle with a deep breath or two. I wanted to go natural....no epi, no meds and for the most part I did pretty good. throughout the day the Dr would come in and check....2cm and -2 ... 3cm and at a 0. Great...progressing along just fine. By about 3pm I was having some pretty intense contractions and once I'd have a contraction, my stomach would grawl ( I was soooo hungry and ice chips just didn't cut it) and it'd make me nausea's. That was worse than the contractions, I dreaded having another one just for the fact that I'd throw up. So they did give me a medication just to help me relax to see if that'd help. They checked me out...3cm and -1...WHAT??? really? seems that I got to a 3 and just sat there, so she said she'd come back and check on me again in an hour. More contractions, more nausea.....an hour later....3cm and -2. Brenna was heading back up and wanted nothing to do with being born.

At 5pm we decided that we'd be best off going for a c-section. It had been 10 hours since they broke my water and I was not progressing at all. There was some worry about never getting past the 3cm mark and they didn't want to go too long with my water broken. Once we decided to go with the c-section, it was like a mad dash to get me ready....catheter put in, change beds, Jason get in scrubs...and off we went. They had to put in the spinal block in the OR since I didn't want an epi to begin with, which let me tell you is really difficult to curl your back holding onto a chair, pretty much naked and freezing sitting on a tiny OR table....but it went in just fine. They already had me open when they brought Jason in the room. After a few little shakes (that's all I felt) we heard the most amazing sound anyone could possibly hear.
Our baby's cry.











Brenna Nichole was born at 5:59pm on Monday August 14, 2006.
She weighed 8lbs 3 oz and was 21 inches long.
She had a full head of dark black hair.
She was healthy, happy....
AND SHE WAS OURS!!!!

I couldn't believe that we could make such a precious little one (well, with the help from God of course). This was our girl, our daughter. Only we could make Brenna Nichole and she stole our hearts from her first breath.













She was alert from the very start, even my Mom commented on how just an hour after she was born (when they came to visit) she was looking around and taking it all in.

That's my girl....not wanting to miss a thing.
and now she's 2.
Happy 2nd Birthday Brenna. Mommy and Daddy love you so much and we're so proud that your our little girl.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

It's a.....

BOY!!!! Well we technically already new that, but it was confirmed at my U/S yesterday. Everything looks great with Baby Boy (name to be decided later we're torn between two). He's growing and staying healthy in there so hopefully he'll keep it up for the next 20 weeks or so. Dr Barker did bump up may date by 2 days to the 21st. Not a real biggie (I was saying the 23rd) but better than the 15th/16th like it was according to my period. So there, we'll keep this little one in as long as we can and maybe he'll be coming home for Christmas.

As far as all the Antibodies in my blood, turns out it was probably just a false positive from the other tests because the last batch they took was completely normal - YAY!!! Just what we wanted to hear.

So...19 1/2 weeks and all is still going well. I feel great but am getting a little tired of the heartburn. It's pretty much an every night thing now, oh well I'm not really complaining as it could be so much worse. I'm just blessed to have this healthy baby boy inside me, I'd go through anything for him. =)

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Kittens


At Grandma Feyder's there are 3 little kittens that the grandkids got to play with. They were so cute and cuddly. It was tempting to take one home with us.




Brenna, Madelynn and Jack.

4-wheelin at Grandma's in Minnesota

Uncle Nate let Daddy take Brenna for a ride all around Grandma's yard. She had such a blast she didn't want to get off.














Check out the smile on her face. Riding like a big girl. Thanks Uncle Nate!!





Monday, July 14, 2008

Baby Names

If you're bored, you can head on over here http://www.babynames.com/namelist/9585288 and vote on some of our baby names. Any suggestions, we'd love to hear them. Jason and I each have a favorite, but want to see what others think before we reveal which one's we're leaning towards. Thanks!!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Monday, July 7, 2008

belly check

I had an appointment on Thursday for another belly check and for the most part everything went very well. I gained 2 lbs from my last appointment, however I had lost 2 pounds from my first one, so technically I'm the same, no real weight gain. The baby's heartbeat was 156 and it was so great to hear it again. Everything is going well for baby, but they needed to draw some more blood from me. My last blood draw was for all the regular tests, Hepatitis, HIV, blood typing, etc. which all came back fine, but it also showed some Antibodies in my blood. They needed more so they can do a full work up tracer to find out what type of Antibodies are forming and why. Dr Barker figured that is was from when I had Brenna, some of her blood mixed with mine and that it why my body was fighting back. This is most commonly seen in Rh negative mommies and Rh positive babies, where the mom's blood can build up these antibodies to protect itself from the foreign blood. The only problem with this is that I'm Rh positive so it shouldn't even be an issue. So...at my next appointment I should be getting the results as to what is going on and what we'll need to do to keep me and this baby safe. It may just be a shot for me, but it could potentially be worse. I'm not one to worry much, what will be will be, but it is definitely something that hadn't even crossed my mind before.
On to better news...we are set up for our "official" U/S on the 30th and we'll hopefully get confirmation on if we're having a boy or girl. ( I know a select few of you already know....but please try to keep quiet until we give the official results). Here's to keeping this a healthy and happy pregnancy for us.
Oh by the way....I felt baby for the first time on Saturday. He/She was moving around like crazy (although I think the ice cream had something to do with it). Not too bad for 15 1/2 weeks, I didn't really feel Brenna until 18 weeks - probably sooner than that but I didn't really know what I was feeling before then. I didn't realize how much I missed it...it's so good to be here again.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Brenna and Jaden

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Cousins 2 weeks apart playing at Grandma and Granpa's house.

Brenna

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This was Brenna's very first time trying corn on the cob. Now she's hooked.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Big Girl Bed

I've been meaning to post this for awhile. On Friday the 13th (ooohhhh scary) Brenna had her very first night in her Big Girl Bed. I picked up a toddler bed that morning, Jason tore down the crib a placed it in the spare bedroom, and Brenna jumped right in. She's been sleeping great in it for over a week now, and other than one night of getting up and coming to our room every 15 minutes for about 3 hours, she sleeps like a rock. Last night she even decided she needed an extra 20 minute nap before dinner. She grabbed her nuk and na-night and crawled into bed. She plays in her room by her self pretty often so when it got quiet, I went in to check on her and she was on her belly, butt up in the air sleeping away. 20 minutes later she came running out just as happy as can be. I tell ya, we have it pretty easy with this little one. I hope her brother/sister follows in the same path.


Making her bed

Hopping in for her first night

It didn't take long before she was sound asleep, so I snuck in to take a peek. How cute is she with her little bum in the air.

Brenna loves her bed, we find her in it all the time now playing or reading a book.

UH, Oh...I was busted taking her picture.