Sunday, July 24, 2011


This is the reaction I got when I got out the camera. Instant smiles! Maybe it was a coincidence, but I think this boy may already know what to do for the camera. And he does it so well :) Also check out his cute overalls.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

5 Months

Yep, our little Brady is already 5 months old! He has mastered rolling over...errr...from his back to his belly, but seems to have forgotten he knows how to roll back the other way too. He has also started scooting a little bit sometimes. It looks like our next big accomplishment will be sitting up (not spitting up, as he has already mastered that). He is getting better and better at sitting without toppling over. Favorites:
Butters, first and foremost. Butters is like our secret weapon to keeping Brady happy
Milk, of course
Being outside
Baby Signing Time (A DVD to teach baby sign language)
Anything that crinkles, particularly his baby wipes package
Splashing in the bath
"Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam"
Being Tickled
Daddy hanging him upside down
He also started to roll over in his swaddle, so we are working on weaning him off the swaddle. It's going better than I thought it would, but still a work in progress. Mostly, he rolls over and loses his pacifier and gets mad. I used to roll him back to his back, but then the second I would walk away, he would just roll back to his stomach again. He eventually falls asleep this way, but I still haven't figured out if he LIKES to sleep on his stomach, or just finally gives up and falls asleep. He still wakes up once a night to eat (between 4 and 5) and then goes back to sleep for a couple hours. I was planning to break him of his night feeding, but one sleep battle at a time is enough, so once we master the "unswaddled sleeping" we might tackle that. Here's a picture I caught of him asleep on his stomach.We have introduced oatmeal cereal now, and he seems to do ok with that too. It's looking like we are going to have a pretty good eater, but I guess we'll see in about a month when we start to introduce other foods. He is still on breast milk, which means that I am still tied to my pump for a decent portion of my day. I don't love it, but formula is so expensive. My goal is to keep pumping for at least another month, and by that time we should have about a month's worth of milk in the freezer.
I swear he gets cuter every time I see him. It's still hard to leave him for work every day, and all I think about is coming home to his cute, chubby smile.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Little Swimmer

We decided it was time to take Brady for his first swim! The rec center has family night every Friday, so we took advantage of that (and get our money's worth since you pay the rec center fee whether you use it or not). He was so cute in his little swim trunks and he just seemed mesmerized by the whole thing. Here are the pictures (I'll spare you the ones showing off my pale, flabby body). He kicked his legs some, but seemed to just hold his arms as straight as possible. It was fun to do something different for once, and we will definitely have to do it again sometime.