Thursday, March 31, 2011

Spring Break Reunion!

Day 89 & 90
My friend, Abby B., the Midwest Farmer's Daughter (tribute to Beach Boys), came to visit this weekend. It was so good to see her, her mom, and her two boys. She is such a good Mamma and friend for all these years. I hate that they had to track through Arkansas to get here. lol Crazy GPS Lady. Kim had to have a talk with her under the hood.
We had to have a reunion on her Spring Break. Abby and I have been to Sarasota FL, Orange County CA, and the Bahamas all together for Spring Break blast from the past. We grew up being besties since we were just little girls causing trouble at BCC. We probably owe a lot of apologies for causing so much trouble! :) LOL We were even told once that if we went to church, we needed to act like it. . . . OH my my my!! Where has the time gone? ? Love you....Abbs!
P.S. I liked my newly threaded eye-brows so much I even talked Abby and her Mom into getting theirs done. It's like the new craze, instead of get threaded!! I highly recommend it!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Day with GiGi!

We made the most of our time with GiGi today! We pulled weeds, cleaned, unlimited bread and salad at OG, shopped for friends, ourselves, and B, exchanged ugly yellow outfits for spunky cute ones :), yummy coffee drinks, experienced brow art (very cool), made rice krispie treats.... just to name a few. Oh!....and we still have a list of things to do tomorrow! We miss our men but we sure do enjoy our time together!! Thanks Mom for spending your Spring Break with us.
Day 88

Monday, March 28, 2011

Happy Birthday Papaw Gordon!

Today we are celebrating the Man who was born 58 years ago and started the wonderful thing that I call.....Family.
Thank you for being my supporter, provider, protector for so many years, who modeled a great Christian Man for me. I am so glad that I get to call you my Earthly Father. We can't wait to see you at the end of April. Brant loves talking to you on the phone.
We love you, Dad.
P.S. Thanks for sharing Mom with me this week.
Day 87

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Day 86

This is what time with Daddy looks like. He is an Oakley man. I am getting very sad that my favorite "b" shirt that Beth E. made for him is getting too tight. :( He is growing so fast!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Day 85

B's first shot at doing tummy time with the boppy. He liked it so much better than just the floor and was very good at pushing up and holding his head.
Last night was B's first lock-in. We were so excited, Andrew had over 75 Middle Schoolers and they all were great! :) So we all took the day very easy around here. It was so enjoyable. Relaxin' and watchin' lots and lots of basketball, Mr. Tart's Wings with the Hagens and Coach Kelly, Butler is going to the final four and WHS won IHSAA State.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Life 365: Living Each One Out

Day 84
Mr. Brant is 10 weeks old today. I love you buddy and putting clothes on you that are matchy matchy! What is it about clothes with elephants on them for babies that make me so silly? I can't get enough! :)

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Day 83

When my SIL, Rachael, was here a couple weekends ago I colored her hair. So it made me want to do something to mine and since I wasn't anywhere close to my beloved Amber Jo, I colored my own last night. You can't really see it, because I am wearing my favorite flowered headband. But it's called Iced Mocha....a tiny warm red tint to my natural brown. I've done this color before, because I really like it and....the Hubs is diggin' it too! :)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Day 82

Well I finally decided on a charm necklace and it came in the mail this week. I love wearing it. I am glad I went with this style because I can wear it with dressy or casual. You can have one too personalized for your sweet baby from :) :)The length is perfect!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Day 81

My husband is a genius. I was getting ready to go out to "The Big Baby Store" and buy a white noise machine for B for around 50 bones and Andrew said to let him handle it. And he did. Last night he rigged up something good. Bought white noise for babies (waterfall) on itunes for 99 cents and put it on our ipod and then the dock and played it on repeat. ALL NIGHT LONG! And guess who also slept ALL NIGHT LONG? ? ? Yep, you guessed it Brant, His Momma and His Dadda! Nine pleasant waterfall filled hours. And we saved 49 bones.
SCORE....10 points for Andrew! Good thinkin' Babe.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Day 80

Day 80: 3/21
Today was supposed to be my first day back to work after my maternity leave. However, after much prayer, talking, and waiting... Andrew and I decided it would be best for me to stay home with a very special little guy. We love you, Brant. Mommy is making a huge sacrifice for you but we know it is so worth it. :)

Day 79: 3/20
Good-bye super soft BundleMe. We have appreciated you for all of our wintry days, but you have GOT TO GO! Hello, 80 degree weather! :) ahhhhhhh! We want you to stay.

Day 78: 3/19
A little SNEAKY PEAK at Mr. B's Easter Outfit! I love it. A little too much. I don't know if we can wait until Easter to wear it.
I Officially know what "Seer Sucker" means now, thanks to my girl, Beth E. I rely on her to keep me up on my Southern Baby Fashion Rules! :) LOL Nothin' my Northern Indiana girls would know anything about. ha ha ha Well, expect maybe Brittany and Tiff!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Go Tigers Go!

Day 77
Our Memphis Tigers played today in the NCAA March Madness. They didn't win, but we were so proud of them and it was soooo close!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Slings Make My Life Easier!

Day 76: 3/17
I wanted to get a picture of us using the sling, that Ari made for me, before he gets too big for it. I love using it and B loves it too. It keeps him "snug as a bug" and he usually falls right to sleep. I think he likes being so close to his Mommy! :)
As you can see, I didn't get pinched today. Brant had to wear green, too. However, Courtney made a good point and said "who would pinch that little man?!"

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Puppy Dog

Day 75: 3/16
Lately, we have been working harder at creating a bond between Brant and his "Puppy Dog." (Named after his big cousin Brycen.) The plan is for it to work as a good comfort blanket.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Daddy's Home!

Day 74: 3/15
It is always so good to have Andrew come home after he has been out of town with the youth group. But this time...his homecoming was much different. He had Brant to come home to, too. It was so cute to see Andrew soak up our little man. He looked at me and said "I have missed this. This feels so right." (As he hugged and cuddled our Baby Boy.) AND then of course he crashed after that! Here are the 2 most important boys in my life getting some R & R. Those Middle Schoolers wore my hubby out! LOL!

Happy Birthday to GiGi! (MOM) We love you and miss you so much! We can't wait to see you in 13 more days on your Spring Break. We hope your day is as wonderful as you are. I can't wait to get a picture of her in the super cute rain boots I got her for her birthday!
GiGi holding Brant when he was One Day old! :) She took good care of both of us.

Monday, March 14, 2011

2 Months

Day 73: 3/14
Happy 2 Month Birthday to Brant!
You are such a good boy, you slept 9 hours last night for Mommy! :)

Day 72: 3/13
Love hanging out with Zach and Rach! They are so good to me. Rach made me some stylin' passy clips that make it really easy for Mommy and Daddy! :) Thanks Rach, You are so crafty and we love it!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Mommy, I want an I-pad

Day 71: 3/12
Playing With Uncle Zach's IPad. He is so glad him and Aunt Rach came to play for their Spring Break from Purdue. (This is too funny because he looks mad about whatever he is looking at....Probably gas prices. We saw it today for $3.37.)

Friday, March 11, 2011

Through the night :)

Day 70: 3/11
This little boy was an angel last night. First he had a bath, followed by his favorite lotion massage, then Mommy fed him, and he fell asleep on daddy, and slept......drum roll please........8 HOURS!!!! That's sleeping through the night for sure!
I wish there was someway to reward a 7 week old to let them know how proud of them you are.
I think Chuck-e-Cheese is out of the question for right now. :) It's the teacher in me that's all about the positive reinforcement!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Precious Moments

Day 69: 3/10
I captured this sweet photo with my phone camera. Andrew is dancing with Brant as I played the beautiful song "Christ is Risen" by Matt Maher.I live for these precious moments.
Happy Happy Birthday to My BIGGEST BRO! He is an amazing Man of God, brother, husband, daddy, minister, coach, son. He is 7 years older than me so growing up he was like my second mother!! :) I have always appreciated his counsel. We love you, Ty! Tasha, Andrew, and Brant

Day 68: 3/9
Unfortunately, we have had to use these two items faithfully the last couple of days because our sweet little baby has a congested nose. :( So sad, his very first cold. Lord, please clear him up! I called the doctor's office and they said it's nothing to worry about unless he is running a fever. I am soooo glad he doesn't have a fever.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

One-Handed Momma

Day 67: 3/8
My favorite bible. I made this leopard print cover when I was a Senior in High School (2001) in HomeEc class. I try to ignore the fact that it's falling apart, because I don't want to have to use a new one. I have other ones, but I love this one. It is special to me because I have written in the margins, underlined, highlighted ways God has spoken to me since I was a freshman in High School. I am getting pretty good at doing this bible study one-handed.

Day 66: 3/7
this picture (me at my best in the morning) represents how i have to do almost everything one-handed now. one arm is devoted to brant and the other manages to do things like text, dial, type, write, fix a bottle, etc. that is why all my texts and fb comments do not have capital letters anymore, because I can't hit the shift and letter key at the same time. lol i am so thankful for having one free hand because i love holding my baby boy.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Bath Time

Day 65: 3/6
Check out that belly! :) I can't believe my baby is 7 weeks and had is first "REAL" bath today! We have been waiting and waiting for him to lose his umbilical cord before we could submerge him into water. Well it finally fell off a couple days ago with Dr. O's help. I think he really liked it! :)

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Out and About...

Day 64: 3/5
Go Tigers Go! Brant's first U of M game. Our seats were awesome and we won!!! We sat at half-court in the third row. Thanks Mr. Phil! The 3 Ladies in front of were in love with Brant. They kept turning around to admire him. He was so good. We are soooo blessed with a great little boy. He fell asleep with 5 minutes left to go in the game.

Day 63: 3/4
We went to visit Daddy at work!!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

I'm one year older :)

Day 62: 3/3
Thanks Aunt Libby for the cool shirt. We can't wait to see you at the end of April. I can't believe it fits, it's a size 6 months.

Day 61: 3/2
Made plans today to go see my favorite band, Shane and Shane on May 1st at my brother, Tyson's church in Illinois. I can't wait!! :) Brant's first concert.

Day 60: 3/1
Andrew bought me Toms for by birthday! :) I can't wait to wear them.

Day 59: 2/28
Today, I went to visit school for the first time. It was so good to see everyone. I left B at home with Daddy, and Andrew swears he fell asleep with his hand on the remote! Too Too funny! :)

Brant had his 2 months shots today. I hated it, but he did really good. Only cried for a minute. His umbilical cord finally fell off today with Dr. Owens help. It took a long time. The Dr. said the record was 8 weeks and Brant was 6 weeks and 3 days. Geez.

Day 58: 2/27
We took a walk with GiGi and Papaw on such a beautiful day. My dad would ask Brant if he wanted to go fishing with Papaw and Brycen and he would smile SO BIG! It was adorable. BTW, this is Cousin Brycen's old hat. I love when he gets to wear the boys stuff! So precious.

Day 57: 2/26
It was time for Brant's first haircut. He was growing a true mullet. :)

Day 56: 2/25
Happy Birthday to me and my brother Logan! I had a wonderful day with my Hubby and Brant. He took me for sushi to make up for having my 6 week check-up on the same day with Dr. Mann. I can't believe it was 6 weeks ago today that our baby boy was born.
The Best Birthday Surprise from Andrew was the door bell ringing at 9:30pm and it being my PARENTS!! He knows how to make me happy! I was soooooo excited to see them when I opened the front door.
My two studs on my birthday...

Day 55: 2/24
I know I know that Back is Best, and you are awful to let your newborn sleep on their belly, but I just discovered that Brant loves it. I have only put him on his belly a couple times and it's been during the day when I can monitor him. But my mom always put me and my brothers on our backs. I wander if any other moms do it??