Friday, January 28, 2011

I love....

Day 28
....... Being his MOMMY!

Day 27...
....... The Way he sleeps after a good Eatin! :)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Day 25 and Day 26

Jan. 26... First trip to Target was a success! (If you can't tell, I am feeling much much better!) He did so good. Never cried. PTL! We had to take Miss Beth's advice to NOT put him up on the buggy, but to put him down inside. :) I promise Beth to never be one of those MOMS! :) I will try really really hard.
Today he had his 2 week Dr. appointment and weighed 8 pounds 11 ounces. Only 1 once short of birth weight. Yeah! So we don't have to go back until his 2 month check-up. Daddy also took Mommy to get her mixed drink of choice!! A fountain CAFFEINE FREE DIET COKE with a fourth Dr. Pepper. :) It made my mouth very happy.
***On the way home the funniest thing happened. I sneeze really really funny right now since it still hurts after my Csection. So I did my quirky sounding achooo! (It really is ridiculous.) And My almost 2 week old son mocked me! I was on the phone with my mom and she thought it was Andrew making fun of my sneeze, but it was my son. He imitated my exact sound. We couldn't believe our ears. It was amazingly, hilariously, funny! If Brant only knew how amazing his parents think he is!! :)

Maybe our next trip will be to the Movie Theatre..... Thanks Ladies for all the great advice! :)

Jan. 25 .... Tiny Tiny shoes for Tiny Tiny feet.
First time he ever had on shoes. These are special shoes to me, because all of my Oldest Brother's sons wore these sweet shoes.

Monday, January 24, 2011

24 days...

I finally got smart! This Momma now naps when this sweet little thing is snoozing away! :)

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Day 22 and 23

January 23, 2010
Thank-you Aunt Libby and Aunt TT for my bouncy seat! I love the music it plays.

January 22, 2010
Recovery has been hard, but because of this angel it was a lot easier. Thanks Mom! I love you.

Friday, January 21, 2011

21 Days

My mom and I had so much fun having a photo shoot with little man today! I got on the floor to take pics and couldn't get back up! lol I had a friend make this hat and couldn't wait to actually have the chance to put it on him and sit back and admire his handsomeness. I got to do that today! :)

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Day 13- Day 20

I finally felt enough like myself today to gather up energy to catch up since our lives have been touched by our baby boy!

Day 20 -- January 20, 2011

Mommy is so happy! Brant is a thumb-sucker. We saw him suck his thumb in every ultrasound and today we caught him doing it! :) So sweet.

Day 19 -- January 19, 2011

First trip the Doctor and to get Mommy a cheeseburger and fries. I wasn't feeling well and it was the ONLY ONLY thing I could stand to think about eating.

Day 18 -- January 18, 2011

He does not like when I put mittens on his hands. He loves to have them free so he can play with them. I just wish he wouldn't scratch his poor little face.

Day 17 -- January 17, 2011 ( Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)

Welcome Home Baby Brant!

Day 16 -- January 16, 2011 Brant has his Mommy's nose and big lips run in this family!

Day 15 -- January 15, 2011

Brant has his Daddy's Chin and blue eyes and lips.

Day 14 -- January 14, 2011

God blessed us with
Brant Nichols Raymond
born in Germantown, TN at Germantown Methodist Hospital
at 7:37 PM via C-section
8 pounds 12 ounces
19 inches
Head measured 14 and 3/4
He was a big boy!

Day 13 -- January 13, 2011

Headed to the Hospital for the night to get ready for our Baby Boy.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Day 12

My mom and dad really like to watch the Neely's on the Food Network, so today we took them to their restaurant in Memphis for lunch. However, I think Dad was a little disappointed because he didn't get to meet them....but we did get this picture! :)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Day 11

My sweet little neighbor ladies wrote this secret message in the's what we ALL are thinking at this point. Poor little guy just wants us to wait a little bit longer on his cute little face.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Day 10

The first snow of 2011! We got 4 inches and that is insane for Memphis. By the way, it started snowing on Baby Ray-Ray's due date. I went to bed very nervous and hoping we wouldn't have to drive to the hospital in the mess. :) Update: We are still waiting on him.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Day 9

I am going through withdrawals....I miss my 7 sweeties! It's been 8 weeks since I've seen all of them. I love them all so much, they each have their own personality!!

Day 8

My Biggest Craving being Preggers....Crepes!! I could eat it every day. I feel so deprived, because I was just introduced to them since being pregnant. Thanks, Rach and Zach. I am trying to figure out how to make them myself. This one has Nutella spread, sliced strawberries and bananas, cheesecake and whipped cream. Yummm-O!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Day 7

I love new babies! I can't wait until my baby boy gets here. He needs to hurry up! :)
My cousin,Haylee welcomed Eznie Lachi into the world last night. She was 8 lbs. 6 oz. and so cute. I love her chubby cheeks!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Day 6

Thankful for friends who are making my life easier by blessing us with yummy this homemade pot pie! :)

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Day 5

I had a talented friend knit me this adorable hat just for my baby boy. It's just what I wanted! I can't wait to see him in it!! :)

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Day 1 - 4

I have decided to jump on board with the 365 days picture project for 2011. This new year has a lot in store for Andrew and I. Baby Boy Raymond is set to arrive next Tuesday, at the latest. We are very excited to think that OUR SON will be here this time next week! :) Please keep us in your prayers.

Day 4 - After my doctor's appointment today, Andrew and I had our usual...Moe's Burritos! I enjoyed my Joey Jr. Grilled Chicken burrito, caffeine free sprite, and pasteurized cheese dip! Yumm! I love how they yell "Welcome to Moe's" every time a customer walks through the door!

Day 3 - Ever heard of a Husband getting the "Nesting" urge before his baby arrives? Well my wonderful hubby definitely has it! :) He has conquered several projects within the last month! Oh the things I would do for his energy and gumption! :) Thanks, baby!
Day 2 - 39 Weeks preggers! This little boy is coming soon to watch the colts with his Daddy! I hope they stay in the playoffs!
Day 1 - What to make with the amazing Pillsbury biscuits on New Year's Day Morning?? I know...the infamous Fried Doughnuts! My mom made them almost every Saturday morning when I was growing up. Dip them in powdered sugar or cinnamon -n- sugar. Either way you Can Not go wrong. If you have never heard of them must try this Saturday Morning. It will become your new family ritual.
Quick and Easy Pilsbury Fried Doughnuts

1 container buttermilk refrigerator biscuits
cooking oil (enough to fill pan to 2")
cinnamon and sugar
or powdered sugar

Heat oil until it is very hot. With a doughnut cutter, cut biscuits. Drop in hot oil. Flip as they brown - it only takes a second, depending on how hot the oil is.

Place on paper towels to absorb excess oil. Dip or coat with cinnamon-sugar mixture or powdered sugar as desired.

Makes 10 doughnuts and 10 doughnut centers.