Sunday, November 30, 2008

75% Done

Today, Saturday, marks one full week of Bryson in big boy underwear. He has only had 2 accidents, and is even pooping on the potty! We are a ways off from underwear at bedtime since he still wakes up soaked. We are now down to just 1 in diapers. Woohoo! We are so proud of Bryson, he is doing so good. He is even telling us when he needs to go, and most of the time he just takes himself.
Funny: Bry was going poo on the potty and he said "I love poo on the potty. I don't like poo in diapers, or poo in underwear, or poo in jeans, or even poo in socks, but I LOVE poo in the potty"!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

9 years ago...

9 years ago today, I was a sophomore at Texas A&M. Dustin and I were dating, and I was living with 2 great friends (M & A). About 1:30 in the morning my roommate (A) and I were driving Dustin and her boyfriend (R) back to the dorms. R asked if Bonfire was leaning. There was no way it could be, could it? About 4:30 in the morning we got the 1st call from R that Bonfire had fallen at 2:42 am, barely over an hour since we drove by it. How could that be? About 6 am we got another call from M (who was in Houston trying on her wedding dress). Her little sister was a freshman and they couldn't find her. I listened intently to the radio and news hoping it was a sick joke, but the death count kept climbing. A & I decided to do something and went to give blood. The line was around the building, and it took us 4 hours to get to the front of the line. Tons of businesses were bringing food and drinks to those waiting. Just watching the community pull together during this horrible time, it was the defining moment when I knew I wanted to make BCS my home, someday I wanted to raise my children here. We went to the prayer service at Central with George W. Bush in attendance and to the memorial service at Reed Arena with the senior Bush. There are so many more memories from that time, and it is unbelievable to me that 9 years has past. In the end 12 Aggies lost their lives, and 27 more were injured (1 very seriously and will permanetly be in a wheelchair and was over a month before they were even sure he would make it).

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Bow giveaway

A good friend of mine (she has a little girl that is the same age as Brandt and I have known her since we were both pregnant with them) makes super cute hair bows for little girls. She is about to open an Etsy shop with them. She is going to be giving away 2 different bows of the winners choice, check it out and enter:

Friday, November 7, 2008

Getting so big!

Our little guy is getting so big! He is now 6 months old and has 2 teeth already. He rolls all over the place when he is on the floor, but is still as content as can be when you are holding him. He does not sit yet and isn't real close, but he loves to stand holding onto your fingers. He has an infectious smile and laugh that he shares frequently. I can not imagine my life without this cutie! We started rice cereal 3 days ago and he is doing awesome! This is literally as messy as he gets. He sits there and opens wide for it, and when he is done he just stops opening for it. I hope he keeps this up, as Bry would spit it everywhere and try desperately to get his hands in it. He would need a bath after every meal. lol

He had his 6 month old check up yesterday and got 7 vaccines (6 shots and 1 oral). Poor baby! He was fine as soon as I picked him up, but I hate shots and can't wait for him to be done with them. He was in the 25th% for weight, but in the 75th% for height.

Here is a comparison between all my boys at 6 months:

Brandt: 26.25 inches (50th%) 16 pounds 12 ounces (50th%) Head Circum: 43 1/2 cm

Brayden: 26 inches (50th%) 16 pounds 10 ounces (50th%) HC: 45cm

Bryson: 26.5 inches (50th%) 17 pounds 1 ounce (50th%) HC: 43.6 cm

Brennan: 27 inches (75th%) 15 pounds 12 ounces (25th%) HC: 43.75 cm

They were all pretty close, except Brennan is a little taller, but almost a pound lighter than the next smallest, and Brayden has always had a much bigger head. lol

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Happy 3rd Birthday Bry!

3 years ago at 8:09 PM, Bryson Jacob entered this world almost 3 weeks early weighing 7 pounds 8 ounces. His brothers were totally in love with him, and so were we. I can not believe how quickly these last 3 years have gone. He is turning into such a big boy, and we am so very proud of him.

A few hours old 1st birthday

2nd birthday
These were all taken today at Sears. He LOVES football and when I got there with his clothes he already had this on. So he took several in the uniform and several in the outfit we brought. They turned out so cute, it was really hard to pick.

To celebrate his 3rd birthday we took him to Chuck E Cheese. He was so excited, and has been talking about it for several weeks. Right before we left Chuck E came out to sing Happy Birthday to all the birthday kids. Bry got really excited, and asked if Chuck E was going to sing "Happy Birthday to me". He kept grinning the whole time and got down and hugged Chuck E (that was the 1st time he has ever hugged him, he does not like people in costume). In the car on the way home he asked if it was still his birthday. He has such a sweet heart and absolutely LOVES babies. He has such a fun little personality and I am so lucky to be his mommy!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Poor baby!

Poor Brayden got poked in the eye really hard at school today. The wild child in their class went to hug another student and clocked Brayden square in the eye. I saw his class around 9:30 and his aide asked if I had seen his eye. I told her no, and when he turned around it looked fine. So I thought it was no big deal. Fast forward to 2:45 and then his teacher comes to tell me his eye is red and swollen and he doesn't want to leave the ice pack on. So she brought him to me and he stayed the rest of the 45 minutes in my class with the high schoolers. His eye was so red, and swollen and he was squinting really bad. I called my friend that is an eye doctor and she thought he needed to be seen today. So we made an appointment and off we went. As he was getting out of the car at the dr the bright light was hurting it so he closed his eyes and misjudged and fell out of the car and hit his chin on the car. So I got to carry him all the way inside and up to the second he is getting really heavy! Well turns out she scratched his cornea. It is not bad enough for a patch, but he does need a prescription eye drop 4 times a day for 5 days and a follow-up appointment on Friday. So because this other child is wild and careless we get to spend $75 between the 2 doctor appointments and Rx and Brayden is pretty miserable. Thankfully, he should be much better by Friday.

Sunday, November 2, 2008


We made it, Daddy is home!!!