Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Stop the clock

Where is the time going?? I just realized Brantley will be 7 months old in 5 days. She is changing SO fast. Although she was pretty fussy as a baby the other day I caught myself missing her being that small. I realize she's still a baby but how am I going to handle it when she goes to kindergarten?! I may need medication! I understand why some moms choose to work instead of staying home with their kids. It's not for sissys. But for me, I couldn't have it any other way. She is changing before my eyes. I know some days it is frustrating and we have off days but I wouldn't trade it for anything.

Since she turned 6 months she has been on the go. We have lowered her crib, again. She is sitting up and on the move! Some nights she will take off towards the hall or kitchen and decide to explore. She has started pulling up and really playing with her toys. She gets bored with them now and prefers to play with a spoon or cup. She still loves the dogs. Tonight she crawled around the kitchen floor trying to get to Brinkley. We tried peaches for the first time today and she liked them. No green vegetables for this girl yet... I may have to sneak some butter in there for her ;) This weekend we are going on a Young Farmers trip to Columbus. It will be her first trip staying in a hotel. I'm looking forward to a nice little get away!

I hate to have a pictureless post but I wanted to jot down these thoughts while I had the time. Next up, her 7 month post!

Monday, February 11, 2013

6 Months

Wow it has been a while! I really have not had the chance to sit down and blog. With work getting really busy for my two events in March and a baby that is SUPER active I haven't had much down time. Anyways, here is how Brantley is at 6 months!

-almost sitting up. If we hold her hands she will sit there but she's usually trying to get to something on the floor
-personality really coming out. She still loves "You are my sunshine" 
-started sleeping in crib (with me getting up 4-5 times a night to give her pacifier back) at the start of February
-eating bananas, butternut squash, prunes, sweet potatoes, applesauce, carrots
-started eating 3 times a day
-rolling around and scooting (since this she is officially crawling!)
-sleeping from around 8-8:30 to 6:30. 
-car seat is much better, will fall asleep. For Uncle Rob's birthday we made a trip to Mobile with mama, Jayne and Emily.  She did amazing and we had a lot of fun!
-first superbowl, Ravens won
-nursing 5 times a day plus 3 meals (6-7 ounces)
-if I had to guess weight I would say around 16 lbs and maybe 25 inches? We go to the doctor Wednesday for our 6 month checkup. 

I can't believe she is already 6 months old. Time has really flown! It has been so fun to watch her personality come out and learn new things everyday. I have enjoyed every second of staying home with her. 

Finally a few pictures!

Hanging with her friend Emma James. She is one month younger than Brantley.


This is one of my old outfits made by Brantley's GeeGee. Love how it brings out the blue in her eyes.


First tractor ride in daddy's tractor! January 20th


6 months picture. This is my old dress, gold necklace and bracelet. I wore this outfit in my 6 month picture.



This bracelet was given to me by my great aunt Cute. It was worn by her mother. She wore it then passed it on to her daughter. She gave it to me and now it's passed on to Brantley. She is the 5th generation to wear it. Such a neat story.


Love those big blue eyes.



and since it's been a while, a cow photo. The husband hard at work at his 2nd job. So thankful for all the hard work and time he puts in. This year during the super bowl there was a Dodge truck commercial to the speech "So God Made a Farmer" by Paul Harvey. I couldn't describe a farmer any more perfectly and I see all of those things in Justin. I really am proud of how much he has accomplished and how hard he works 7 days a week.


Hopefully I will get another blog in before summer :)