Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Hes Perfect!!

He's Perfect!!
November 17th, 2009
Well ok, Brody's not always perfect. But lately around here as far as sleeping goes, he is! He has made a total and complete change and I'm lovin every second of it. He has now sleep 3 full nights in his room. he sleeps from 8:30 or 9 until usualy 7:30 or 8! The first two he woke up but I just let him cry it out and it only lasted maybe 5 minutes if that. I read an article that changes my thinking on this subject, it said that if you get them out of bed or run to them every time you are just encouraging that act and they will keep doing it. I'm a softy though and I still believe that unless that circumstances are crazy (like twins for example) there is a point at when they are just way to young to do this. I think Brody is at the perfect age because he actually knows whats going on and understands it, I could never actually do it to him sooner then now..Id feel WAY to mean! He has also takin 4 very successful naps in his room, each of them lasting 2 or more hours, I am very excited about this one. But the strangest part to me is each time he has woken up he just chills in his bed for 30 minutes! He switches between laying down, sitting up, playing with his puppy. But he is very mellow, and so not like him! I think about going and getting him out but then I figure maybe he just wants some down time before he starts his day again. Anyways he's PERFECT!!

Saturday, November 14, 2009


November 14th, 2009

I have to do a little explaining, Brody does not sleep in a crib he sleeps in his pak n play. He also does not sleep in his room, he sleeps in ours and most of the time he doesn't make it the whole night in his bed. Somehow he wakes up in ours. Well Stuart and I were just a little bit sick of this happening so today I cleaned Brody's room and moved his pack n play into it. I loved the sight of our room being just ours!! Also Brody does not take naps in his bed, he takes them in our bed. I decided this was going to stop and it was going to stop today! Now today Brody was being extremely clingy and a little bit difficult so after 3 attempts at taking a nap I really just didn't care anymore and stuck him in his bed (he was beyond exausted). He cried for about 2 minutes and was silent, not asleep but silent. He ended up taking an almost 3 hour nap!! I had to wake him up because It was getting too late and he wouldn't be able to sleep tonight. I was soooo excited that he not only sleep for that long (the longest I can remember in a very very long time) but also in HIS OWN BED in HIS OWN ROOM!!!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Our lovely window

Our Lovely Window
November 13th, 2009
I keep trying to tell myself that this is one of those things that we will look back on years from now and laugh about. One of those things about the first house that you live in together, one of those things that EVERYONE goes through. I also try and keep in mind that this is only a rental and hopefully next year we wont be living in it and wont have to deal with its many problems anymore. Here is a picture of our oh so lovely window...(don't mind the ugly wallpaper)

So it looks pretty ghetto at first, but not too bad. Its just a ancient air conditioner complete with board and falling off tap that doesn't seem to be doing much. Oh and that tap had its fair share of dead bugs stuck on it, half of them I'm not even quiet sure what they are.

And here's our lovely cracks up close and personal.

And here's our board again. I'm not quiet sure what its purpose is. If it is meant to block the air out don't you think it would block all of the COLD air.

I try not to complain about this, I really do but come on its the middle of November and its cold out! I really can laugh about it at times though, along with the constantly flooded and outrageously stinky laundry room, the very sensitive and leaky drain in the kitchen, the touch toilet that has already overflowed once turning our hall into a poopy wading pool, the stupid one eyes cat and neighbors dog that think they always need to come and poop in our yard, there's more but Ill try to think positively. Despite how it sounds I really am grateful for somewhere to live with the two people I love more then anything.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

I wonder who he learned that from

Just Like Daddy
November 12th, 2009

We all know that Stuart loves his 4runners, and he also loves working on them. While he must be rubbing off on Brody or something because this is what I found him doing to his lion walker...

First he tipped it back so he could see underneath it. If you look really closely in his right hand he has a leaf, or should I say a screwdriver/wrench. That's what he did all of his work with.

Mom, no pictures please..cant you see I'm trying to fix this tire!

Tightening that screw up

And the finishing touches. Daddy will be so proud!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Play Time
November 11th, 2009
My Mom Brody and I went to Sister To Sisters Christmas opening, there was lots of fun stuff there but Brody just was not cooperating. All he wanted was down, so as you can imagine we didn't stay too long. Stuart stayed late after work to work on his 4Runner so we went out to eat with Grandma at McDonald's. Brody had a great time playing there at Austins birthday party so we figured we'd reward him for just having 6 shots (ouch!).

He wasn't hesitant at all, he just jumped right on!
Makin the climb

He loved looking at us threw the net, he thought it was pretty funny.

I told Annie that we will have to take the boys to McDonald's a lot this winter to keep them entertained since its going to be too cold to play outside! I dought Austin and Brody will have any complaints about that.

One Year Check Up

One Year Check Up
November 11th, 2009

Yes, Brody is over 13 months old now and I am just getting him into the doctor for his one year shots, but hey at least I'm only a month late right? Well, this was not a fun visit for the little Bro. He had a great time exploring the room up until the nurse came in though. Brody now weighs 28.4 pounds which is 94.67% and is 32 inches long 89.40%. No wonder he always seems to heavy!! When we brought him to the hospital a while ago the nurse weighed him at 38 pounds, my Mom and I knew something was up with that. So either he lost a ton of weight while being sick with the swine flu or she just misweighed. I'm ganna go with misweighed. The Doctor said he is looking great and very healthy. He also said he is very calm, haha I really had to laugh at that one, obviously he is just shy around people he doesn't know. He got a total of 6 shots!! The nurse wanted to give him the H1N1 shot but I said no, I'm not too sure about that one. She had to have me help hold him down because in her words he is as strong as an ox. And boy he did not like those shots, he screamed and tryed to lift his body up and away from her with all his might! He was walking a little funny after for a while but in the end he seemed to forget about them pretty fast.

He had to explore everything, and I mean everything. He is my curious little boy!

Trying to entertain himself. He loves this book because it makes noise.

He soon found the Doctors chair, and soon after that he realized it rolled! lets just say he loudly bumped into quiet a few things before I could get it away from him.

I tried to get a picture of his 6 band aids but it didn't really work, all he wanted to do was get them off.

Stephenie Meyer on Oprah!

I know that it is on the Twilight blog for everyone to see but I just had to spread the news. Stephenie Meyer is going to be on Oprah this Friday! Shes only doing one interview so don't miss it!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Mom, The Best Job Anyone Could ask for!

Mom, The Best Job Anyone Could ask for!
November 10th, 2009

It finally happened, I'm a stay at home Mom!! My last day of work was October 27th. Ever since I went back to work when Brody was 4 months old I have hated it. I didn't really mind the whole working part itself, just the fact that I always had to leave my little angle behind. It did help a ton that my Mom was the one watching him, but I still wanted it to be me. I want to thank her for everything that shes done to help me with Brody, she has been truly amazing and loves Bro Bro sooo much. Yes, I admit that the little break was nice and sometimes very needed...but I don't really know if you can consider work a break. Stuart and I had been about it for a while and realized that we could make it fine without my income. I think that it is more important for me to be able to stay home with my son then have a little extra spending money. I absolutely love staying home. It is surprisingly a lot more work then I though it would be, but so worth it. I can already tell a difference in our relationship. I am a lot calmer with him since I don't always seem to be in a rush. When hes playing I find myself getting on the ground and playing with him, not something I did a huge amount of before. I can tell that he really likes me being around too. He isn't as clingy as he used to be and is able to entertain himself A LOT better! These last two I am soooo grateful for! I have also noticed that we have become increasingly close. He still loves his Daddy, don't get me wrong but he always wants me haha. Whenever he needs to be soothed or calmed down I can do it right away, I can put him to sleep when he wont go to bed for Stuart. Its nothing against Stuart its just that our Mother baby bond is finally complete. I am so glad that we have gotten to this point but sad that it has taken so long. I truly believe that in order to be all the Mom that you can be you have to stay at home. No offence at all to the working Mothers out there, I know sometimes you just have to. And Believe me, I know its hard. But Our relationship has grown so much into pure love for each other ever since I have stayed home. I am so grateful for Stuarts job that allows me to be able to stay home!

(My work gave me flowers and my good friend Amanda the balloons and candy)

Monday, November 9, 2009

the little things in life

The Little Things In Life
November 9th, 2009
Is there anything sweeter and more peaceful then a sleeping baby.

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