Thursday, February 22, 2007


So the bebe is eating! =) Magically, overnight, he realized that rice cereal, fed via a spoon, really wasn't torture. In fact, it wasn't worth crying about, and was even worth swallowing.

Now wasn't that an exciting post?

Friday, February 16, 2007

4 months

So our darling little boy turned 4 months old on Wednesday. He is 1/3 of a year old already! And wow... is he growing. Our little Jelly Belly is 26 1/2 inches long (according to my grandpa's baby book that makes him an inch and a half longer than my 6'8" grandfather was at his age... ummm... yikes?) It also puts him in the 92nd percentile for height. He weighed 16 pounds, 9.5 ounces. Which puts him squarely in the 90th percentile for weight. His little head though? It's only in the 25th percentile... (though that's up from the 12th, so I guess that's progress...)

And then there were shots. =( Can I tell you how hard it is now that he looks in my eyes, and you can just tell that he's thinking "mommy, why are you letting her hurt me?" It just KILLED me!

But he's healthy, and he's only had some short grumpy times over the last day or two... no fever, and just a little more tired than normal.

So yeah... that's about all she wrote. A little boring, but around these parts, boring ain't so bad. =)

Saturday, February 10, 2007

The BIG News

OK, so over at the Non-Brody site, I've been alluding of big things to come, and I can finally reveal. I decided to post it here, because really- it impacts Brody in the best way possible.

I am going to be a stay at home mom!!!! (at least for a little while!) Matt picked up a part time job (in which he will also be working from home), and it's going to allow me to take a few more months of time off and stay home with our little angel. I am taking a leave of absence, starting early-mid March, and will be home for at least 2 months, but quite possibly until October. I can't begin to tell you how excited Matt and I are that we are going to be able to do this for our baby. Even if it isn't a permanent thing- every day he is with us instead of in daycare is a marvelous thing. Don't get me wrong- I LOVE our daycare provider... and Brody loves it there. And I'm sure he will love it just as much when he's a year old after some wonderful bonding time with mom & dad. =)


Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Growth Spurt

So my (almost) 4 month old, already looks big enough to be at least 6 months old. He's HUGE! the only person who doesn't seem to think so is my boss... who just so happens to have a little boy who is one day older than the Jelly Belly, and happens to be even bigger. Crazy... I think when we go to the doctor next week for his four month check up he'll be 17 pounds, and about 26 inches. (That's just a guess because it's been quite some time since we've put him on our scale or measured him...)

The biggest issue that I have with this growth spurt is that he now can only go about 6 hours without food. =( So we feed him at 9:30 and put him to bed, but he's up at 3:30 with his little tummy growling (I can actually hear it rumbling!) And then? The best part? He doesn't really want to go back to sleep. Matt's better than I am. He rocks him or puts him in the swing until he falls asleep. I've taken to bringing him into our room as he almost always falls right asleep if he's laying with us.... plus then I can sleep too. Except that I don't usually sleep, but ya know- the possibility is there.

Friday, February 2, 2007

Sleepy Baby

So last weekend I finally broke down and decided that a few nights of lost sleep would be needed, but that we HAD to start putting Brody to sleep in his crib. You see, he's almost 4 months old and he's only ever slept in a bassinet for like 2 hours at a time. So Matt and I were prepared for a battle in getting him to sleep in his crib.

But I have a secret... our son loves us. =) He knows how much we need sleep, and he complies. He not only is sleeping as well in his crib, but he's sleeping better. He sleeps at least 7 hours straight, and up to 8 1/2. WEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!! =)

Thursday, February 1, 2007


There is now a link on the right for a site with everything not about Brody. I decided it would be easier for me (cause really? I'm that selfish) if it were split up a little... well that, and there are people who come here just for news about Brody and would prefer to not read the other stuff. And, there are probably people who couldn't care less about my kid... even though he is the sweetest, cutest little guy ever. EVER. (biased? me? Couldn't be!)

Anywho... I'm sorry I haven't had a chance to do much with either of these sites. I am working on it... I keep hoping that things will slow down, and somehow they just never do... but a girl can dream (and meanwhile, her husband can dream of clean socks... cause really, that is a dream in our house lately!)