Monday, April 26, 2010
I have so much respect for moms that stay home and moms that go back to work. Because both are HARD jobs regardless!!
I look forward to the challenge of work and actually having adult conversations. However, I will miss the meaningless TV time with Mr. B and the moments where there is nothing in the world that matters but me, Mr. B, and the trees he loves to gaze at all afternoon.
Going back to work is one of the hardest decisions a woman has to make after having a baby and while I was always certain I would go...I had no idea how heart breaking it would feel.
Silver lining. My mother-in-law moved to Austin and she is going to be Braden's care taker for the next year! We are so blessed to have her as well as my wonderful mother (Gammy) coming to town all the time to watch Mr. B.
Speaking of B... he is a love. Truly a wonderful person and such a joy to be around. I hope you all get to meet him soon :)
Monday, April 19, 2010
When he grips my hands with intensity while taking a bottle.
When he gets a half smile, for no apparent reason, or due to gas.
How he sucks his pacifier while sleeping.
His constant talking/grunting about who knows what, but I wish I did!
His content during bath time, even when mom and dad are taking forever.
His looks of interest when his daddy reads him bedtime stories.
But one of my most favorite times is first thing in the morning when B wakes up and stretches as if to say, "Here I am world!".
He is doing great at about 12 1/2 lbs. He has completely grown out of new born clothing and even gives 0-3 month outfits a run for the money. He is sleeping better due to his special sling contraption you saw in the video. We had a 7 hour sleep the other night!!
We love how everyone continues to ask about our miracle boy and we read the blog posts to Braden so he can keep up with what all his friends and family say about him :).
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Braden is a total riot. If he is not taking on bouts with the play gym he is shadow boxing in mid air at who knows what, but it is adorable to see him work it out. He is also taking on daddy and the nurses. He peed on the nurse at his 4 month check up last week... but even funnier he peed on daddy when Brian had his back turned for a moment during the clean up of a huge stinky poop. It sounds cruel, but as a mom home all day, these moments make me smile just a little... well maybe a lot. Someone else has to feel the "experience" of Braden's bodily fluids :)
The video below is the latest of Mr. B and his sister Daisy. He continues to be a "vocal" child, but a dear all the same. We continue to feel so blessed and are doing our best to navigate through this adventure in parenting!