Sunday, September 25, 2011

6 weeks old tomorrow

First bath together.
Sweet Big Brother Zack insists on helping "wash Baby Brody".
He even wanted to share "Tommy Turtle" with Brody (this is a big deal!)

Clean Boys!

Brody and Mommy watching football together. Brody was mad the Jets lost because Daddy has their defense on his fantasy team.
Big Boy Outfit. Big outing today-Target and Costco! Hehehe!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Do you like my police car Brody?

Zack is so nicely sharing all of his cars and trucks with Brody...and usually we get no reaction from the little guy, but yesterday we got a sweet!

Not the best photo of Zack but look at little Brody in this one!
And then Zack had a little chat with him...

loving all of the precious family moments!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Brody-4 weeks old

So what have we been up to?
Well, this was our first week of "tummy time".
Brody is NOT a fan. In fact, he has already taught himself to roll over just so that he doesn't have to be on his tummy, as you can see below.

We start like this....

and we end up like this!
What else? B went to his first Giants game last night. Always tough to get a good family photo these days, but here's one where Jeff and I are both smiling and have our eyes open....but Z isnt looking....oh well!

I took Brody to get weighed yesterday and was able to confirm that he is indeed a good eater. He weighed in at 9 lbs 13 oz! (At 2 weeks he was only 8 lbs) Woo hoo! Good job Brody (and Mommy too)! I am a firm believer that big well fed babies are happy babies, and tend to sleep better. In fact, last night, Brody slept from 930 to 230--a solid 5 hours! I went to bed at 10 so I was thrilled when I woke up "well rested" after 4.5 hours!

Everyone has been asking what do I do all day, and I think this is a great question. The reality is, I have no idea! Brody wakes up to eat around 530. We go back to sleep around 630, when Daddy is getting up and ready for work. Zack wakes up around 730 and comes in to "snuggle". We watch an episode of Diego (or Zack does and I continue to sleep) and then Zack and I get up to get dressed and have breakfast and let Brody sleep. Brody wakes up btwn 830 and 9 and I feed him while Zack watches another tv show, this morning it was Nihao Kilan. We leave for school some time around 930 or 10. Then B and I usually run 1 errand (yesterday doctor, today pharmacy, some days a quick walk in the park). We are home for Brody to eat again by noon. After this it it all a blur until 5 when we leave to go get Zack!

I am so excited for my 2 very good friends to have their babies this week so that in a month or so Brody and I will be able to schedule some "play dates" or walking/work out dates for Mommy. Kelly and Casey are going in on Thursday for a c section and Elaine and Dale are going in Thursday to be induced. So 2 new friends for Brody are coming very very soon! Yippee!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Baby love

I just can't get enough of these photos.

Came across this one on a friends old blog post.
I love it so had to share. Guess it goes with the whole perspective thing that's been on my mind lately. And in general, I am just feeling so thankful for this crazy life that I live with my awesome partner in crime husband and our two adorable little boys. Isn't this what life's all about?

Things to Be Thankful for - by Ann Landers:

Be thankful for the clothes that fit a little too snug, because it means you have enough to eat.

Be thankful for the mess you clean up after a party, because it means you have been surrounded by friends.

Be thankful for the taxes you pay, because it means you're employed.

Be thankful that your lawn needs mowing and your windows need fixing, because it means you have a home.

Be thankful for your heating bill, because it means you are warm.

Be thankful for the laundry, because it means you have clothes to wear.

Be thankful for the space you find at the far end of the parking lot, because it means you can walk.

Be thankful for the lady who sings off-key behind you in church, because it means you can hear.

Be thankful when people complain about the government, because it means we have freedom of speech.

Be thankful for the alarm that goes off in the early morning hours, because it means you're alive.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Happy Game Day

We survived Jeff's first week back at work and are so excited for the long weekend...and college football!


Zack's game day get up...

Brody is now 19 days old, almost 3 weeks, and appears to be growing like a weed. Although we haven't been back to weigh him, he has mastered the art of eating, amusing us with his snorts and grunts! His NB clothes are getting snug, and today he wore his first 3 month outfit.

Zack enjoys his morning cuddles with Brody. Melts my heart.

And Brody doesn't seem to mind participating in dropping off and picking up Z from school. We just need to make sure we are quick, so we are home in time for his next eating session!

Today our friends Nadja and Eric came over with their daughter Sydney...remember her?
Can't believe our babies are 3! Wow, how time flies!