Sunday, August 28, 2011

Two months!


Dear Brooke,

Yesterday was your two months birthday.  I can’t believe that  two months have already flown by.  I go back to work in just a week and a half which makes me a little sad.  I just love being with you, but I know you will be in the best hands while I am at work (your Daddy!). 

You have graduated from the newborn clothes and are wearing 0-3 month now.  You are still in a size 1 diaper, but I think we will probably move to size 2 before you turn 3 months. 

You are still doing great with breastfeeding.  We survived the dreaded six week growth spurt.  You are not crazy about a bottle yet, but you will take one, begrudgingly.  Your dad and I are relieved that you will at least take one, because it will make me going back to work much easier.

You are getting better at sleeping.  I can usually count on at least one four hour stretch, but that will sometimes be as long as six hours.  Your napping pattern is starting to be a bit more predictable which is helping me gain a little more sanity.

You are one smiley baby!  I just love when I go to get you out of bed from a nap and you beam at me with your gummy grin.  You also do that when you are done nursing and have a full tummy.

You are such a sweet and easy going girl (unless you are hungry).  We love you so much and are having so much fun with you.  We are so happy to have you as a part of your family.

Love, Mommy

Thursday, August 11, 2011

First Day of School


Mikayla started first grade today!  I absolutely can not believe how big she is getting.  It is going way too fast!  She has had mixed feelings about going back to school.  She is excited to see her old friends, make new ones and get to know her new teacher,  Mrs. Tenuto.  However, she keeps saying how much she will miss being at home and spending time with her family.  I tend to agree!  I am excited for her to learn and discover new things, but man, I miss that girl and her infectious smile!!


She looks like she is ready to conquer the world!  I am so glad that she has so much confidence.  I know that she will have a great day….I can’t wait to hear about it!

Blessing Day


On, Sunday, August 7th, Brooke was blessed at our church by my dad.  She kept up with the tradition of her sister and brother and was a complete angel during the blessing.   It was such a special moment for our family.  I am so happy that we were able to have most of the members of our families their.  It was such a good day.  IMG_1695


Brooke had lots of hands that went into making her blessing ensemble.  Her dress was sewn and smocked by Jeremy’ mother.  My mom crocheted the the blanket that she was wrapped in during the blessing.  My sister, Emily made the flower that was in her hair and the shoes that were on her tiny little feet. 


Our family


My three sweet children – so many blessings.

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Sleeping Sweeties


Mikayla wanted to cuddle with Gavin the other night.  Summer is winding down, so I knew we won’t be able to have nights like these for much longer.  I went up to check up on them and this is what I saw.  So sweet!!

Old Soldier’s Day Parade

I love this parade.  It is your typical small town parade.  I was in it a couple of times when I was in high school.  I love taking my children to something that is a part of my personal history.  They had a great time.  Mikayla and Gavin had a blast getting candy ( and a ton of it!) and Brooke slept in the carrier for the entire parade.  She stirred slightly when the fire engine blew its horn, but that was it.  It always amazes me that babies can sleep through that, yet they seem to wake at the slightest sound in the middle of the night. :/


Tuesday, August 02, 2011

One month check up stats

Brooke had her one month check up today.  She now weighs 8 lbs 13.6 oz (50%), is 21” long (50%), and has a 14 3/4” head circumference (75%).  She is meeting all milestones and growing quite nicely.  She did have to get one vaccine, which was pretty pitiful.  I was glad that, all in all, though, everything went well.   Oh!  She also started smiling last week!  They aren’t a frequent appearance yet, but I just love seeing them. : )