Thursday, December 16, 2010

Mr. Brody is 3 Months Old Today!!!!

Its shocking I gave birth to Brody 3 months ago today. I was almost in tears last night thinking about us preparing for Brody's birth the night before. It sounds weird, but it was the strangest thing actually KNOWING you were having a baby the next day.
These past 3 months have been crazy. When we got home from the hospital John & I looked at each other and were both thinking "ohh God we have 3 months of this roller coaster of crying and not knowing what is wrong with this baby". LOOK we made it to 3 months still alive! 3 months was an important time for us with Addison since she was a colicky baby. Luckily there hasn't been quite as much crying and can you believe he's already sleeping around 6 hours a night. Our current obstacle is getting him to go to bed before midnight. I love that he sleeps until 6, but its REALLY hard for me & John to stay up that late. I'm hoping we're getting close to the stage of starting a routine with naps and so on, but I'm not trying to rush anything. Life with my baby boy is beautiful and I must say I'm a pretty lucky mommy!!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

See Ya in a Year

I had my annual OBGYN appointment today (I know...maybe a little too much information) and I must say I was a little sad leaving. I don't think I've ever found a single place that has soooo many nice employees. From the staff in the front, to the nurses and then the doctors, I'm really going to miss my peeps at Absolute Health & Wellness.
Now that we are done have kids its not necessary to call this place my second home so I had to leave today knowing I won't be back again until next year. ;o(

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

BOY or GIRL?????

The suspense is killing me!!!! I can't believe my sister is due in 11 a 11 days I could possibly be an aunt again! I'm so excited my sister Natalee and I are going to have babies about 3 months apart, it can't get much better than that. I still remember the phone call like it was yesterday when she told me she was pregnant. Who am I kidding, I'm still in shock that she's having a baby! Of course she had to make this process even more suspenseful by not finding out the sex. I honestly have no idea or can even guesses at this point of what she's having. Either way I know our kids are going to be super close so the sex really doesn't matter. The best part of this is I get to go out and visit at the end of January all by myself. While I instantly had an anxiety attack after I purchased the ticket (since it will be the first time I'm away from Brody) I slowly recovered realizing its only a couple of days and I get to smooch all over that little baby without having one of my kids needing me!

She's going to be an amazing mom, I can't wait to meet my new niece or nephew!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Typical 1st Santa Picture

Thursday I ventured over to the mall to get the kids picture taken with Santa. I was totally fine with doing this by myself without the help of John. Its weird how you get extremely courageous when you have a second baby, normally I'm so stressed out and basically need John to hold my hand in these situations. I was smart this year and knew if we went early and during the week we could avoid the mall crowds. Well, I was right on!
We were the only ones there to see Santa and while Addison was excited I really don't think she knew what she was suppose to do. When Santa asked what she wanted for Christmas she made him name off a bunch of possibilities in which she responded "Yup" to each and every item. She walked away smiling and perhaps a little more confused. As far as would think by looking at this picture that he was just pissed the whole time...NOPE! Brody was actually sleeping up until I placed him on Santa's lap. They even got some great shots of him and his double chin as he looked on like "why the hell did you just wake me up" of course topping it off with the famous "Stephanie scowl" written all over his face. He didn't start crying until the very end and that's when they captured this PERFECT picture. When I went to pick him up I noticed there was a fan pointing in Brody's direction so I have a feeling its the fan that set him off not Santa. Anyway I was extremely happy with the selection I had to chose from, I just had to get this one of him freaking out its just wayyyy to perfect for that 1st Santa experience! Can't wait to show it to his college girlfriend. ;o)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Baby Whisperer Liz

John & I call my friend Liz "The Baby Whisperer". I swear every time we are together and Brody is fussy or won't fall asleep we simply just give him to Liz and BAM Brody is zonked out! We don't only use Liz for her talent of putting our baby to sleep, she'll even put Addison up on her shoulders when John's not available.

JUST KIDDING!!!! But that's a good friend right there!!!
I do feel extremely lucky to have Liz come in my life. We met less than a year ago when I was introduced to her through another friend while joining a playgroup. We hit if off right away and continue to find we have wayyy too much in common. I feel like we've been friends all our lives! Thanks for being so amazing Liz, your a beautiful friend that I'm sure my kids will one day say "I wish Auntie Liz was my mom". ;o)