Monday, July 7, 2008

It's blogging time again!

So, it has been awhile since I blogged, so I figured that now would be a good time since the boy is sleeping. :-)

Things are going great!!! Brandon is growing like a weed and I am enjoying every minute of being a Mommy!!!! He is rolling over, talking like crazy (babbling), laughing all the time, and is fascinated with just about everything. He finally likes his excersaucer, which is a lifesaver when I have to clean the house!!! At 5 months, he is about 20 pounds and 27.5 inches long. He loves his food and when he is hungry, he will let you know! He wakes up at 8am, eats some oatmeal and a fruit and get a 7 ounce bottle, then eats an 8 ounce bottle every 4 hours until his 8pm feeding. The 8pm feeding consists of 1 ounce of formula mixed with rice cereal and a vegetable. Every night he is given the option between two veggies and he is very good about choosing what he wants to eat! :-) It is adorable!!! After he eats his cereal, he has tubby time and then gets slathered with lotion, gets his ears and nose cleaned, gets his gums brushed, gets his hair brushed, then gets dressed and watches his Daddy video while drinking the other 7 ounces of his bottle. He is usually asleep by then and goes down until the next morning at 8am. It is a great little schedule and it allows Mom plenty of "me" time and sleep!!! :-) Grandma and Grandpa Hays bought him a toddler carseat this weekend since he has outgrown his infant carseat. The new carseat is the lazyboy of carseats! He has tons of room and looks so comfortable!!! I took some pictures, so I will post them on his myspace page. He had his 5 month pictures taken on June 30th and those are also posted on his page. He is getting so big, so fast!!! It makes me sad and proud at the same time. He is an excellent cuddler, but I need to have a talk with him regarding his waking Mommy up procedures. When he sleeps with me, he wakes me up by slapping my face repeatedly. He LOVES to touch my face, but doesn't have the best arm control at times, so he will slap me. Brian thinks that it is hilarious, but it kind of hurts!!!! lol I would wake up to his little slaps everyday though because he is just so cuddly and sweet when he sleeps. He is adorable!!!! Being a Mom is GREAT!!!!!

Anyway, off of the Brandon development talk....

Heather, Brandon and I are going to North Carolina on July 23!!! I haven't been to NC in FOREVER and I am excited to go back and see how much it has changed. I am so excited to take Brandon to the beach. Of course, anyone that knows me, knows that I am NOT a fan of the beach. I will take him, and probably stay for an hour or so and then be ready to leave. I just want to get some pictures of him in the sand, and the water (with me clinging to him). I am also going to take him to the Aquarium, Fort Macon (a civil war fort), and maybe the Battleship North Carolina in Wilmington. My Dad and Stepmom have a little farm, so I will take many pictures of him with the farm animals too!! It should be a fun trip!!! I am excited!!!!

School starts in August, and I cannot wait!!! I am taking 4 classes, all of which are at night. I chose night classes so I can be home with Brandon during the day and make sure that I can watch him reach as many milestones as possible!! I am SO ready to get this school thing on the ball. It will also help the time fly by and before I know it, Brian will be home!!!!

I am already planning Brandon's 1st birthday party. I have so many plans and am very excited about it!!!! He is such a pampered little boy!!!! lol

Well, I am done rambling for now, and the boy is waking up. So, that is about it for the time being. I hope that you are all doing well!!!!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Big boy carseat!

From B's old myspace page:

Grandpa Joe bought me a new carseat today!!! I was getting too big for my infant carseat, so I have officially moved up to a toddler carseat. The infant carseat was for up to 22 pounds and 29 inches. I am almost 21 pounds and am fast approaching 29 inches. The new toddler carseat is super cool and will be good until I am 50 pounds. Mommy is sad that she had to take out the infant carseat, but proud that she has such a big boy. I will tell Mommy to post a picture of me in my new carseat tomorrow.