Wednesday, October 24, 2012

3 Months & a birthday

Brantley will be 3 months in 2 days!! Hard to believe! I know I am 2 days early but she is napping. By herself. In her crib. I have been walking around the house in circles because I don't know what to do!! 

Here are a few things about Brantley!
-You STILL hate your carseat. If I had to take you to daycare everyday it would really be a nightmare. I know it doesn't help that it takes about 15 minutes to get anywhere from our house either.
-Until the past day or so, you were still only napping with me, while I was rocking. I know on my last post I said you were napping alone with the hairdryer. Sometimes you would, sometimes you wouldn't. Lately I just put you down with the hairdryer song going. We will worry about not having it playing during nap time later haha
-You are trying so hard to sit up and HATE to be leaning back. We went to the Junior League Holiday Market last week and you did so good in the Snugli carrier. As long as you are upright and checking things out you are ok. 
-You are finally  sitting well by yourself and not being held all the time. (Partly my fault I'm sure) You sit in your swing in the morning and during the day I sit you on the couch, in your bumbo, in the boppy and even your high chair. 
-You still eat 5-6 times a day and nap between every meal. 
-You have been drooling a LOT lately and sucking on your hands. I've heard teething can start 1-3 months out so maybe that's the case.
-You are still not sleeping in your crib at night... I'm too chicken to try it again. Surely by the time you're 5... haha

Everyday gets better and  better with her. She is starting to smile and coo a lot more now. I love hearing her little voice. It's amazing how fast they change. 

UPDATE: See above. I haven't taken your official 3 month photo yet but here are some recent pictures of you! (And your 2 month photo since it got left out!)

Last but not least, happy birthday to the most amazing husband, best friend, daddy to our precious girl, I could EVER ask for! It's already been one amazing year and I can't wait to see what we will be doing on your next birthday. I love you so much and am thankful for all that you do for us!! (Brantley loved staring at the candles!)

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

2 Months

This post is a little late! Right now I am sitting here watching Brantley lay in her pack 'n play surrounded by toys and a iHome playing "Hairdryer" on repeat... Yes, this is the only way (so far) I am getting her to nap without me rocking her! 

 It's hard to believe we have had our sweet baby for 2 months. Time really flies. We had her 2 month appointment and few weeks ago and she did great. She got 3 shots (6 vaccines) and 1 oral vaccine. I was one of those moms that cried when their baby got a shot! It was awful!! The crying didn't bother me so much because she screams like that in the car seat but the shock on her face when they stuck her was so sad :( Babies are so helpless and it is so sad to see them like that. On to happier things! Here are her stats: Weight 11 lb 10 oz , 23 inches, 15 1/2 head. When I was the same age I weighed 12 pounds and was 23 inches so we are similar in size. 

Here are some notes about what Brantley is like:
-you HATE the carseat. I have bought toys, a mirror that lights up and sings and have tried white noise. It seems to help but once you realize you are strapped down it's over..
-you are sleeping through the night! Around 8 weeks we started putting you to bed between 8-9 and would hear one peep around 2-3 when you wanted your pacifier. Then you wouldn't wake up again until 5-6. You are still in the side sleeper in mama and daddy's room. Crib attempt 1 did not go well. You woke up around 2 wanting pacifier and went back to sleep then woke up around 3 and I had to rock you. After 5 attempts to put you back I ended up rocking you from 4-6 in the recliner. You are back in the side sleeper... :)
-You eat 5-6 times a day and will take a bottle if needed.
-Before my newest "Hairdryer" song trick you were only napping ON me while I was constantly rocking. 

That nap didn't last! You are up screaming.

I may have to come back and update this post. Hope to post again soon with pictures.