Thursday, May 31, 2012

Brayden & Bailey are 5 Months Old!


5 months already, really?! It seems like yesterday they were born.


Bailey Boo ~ Our precious little girl. You and your brother are growing like weeds. You are currently wearing 6 month clothes and size 2 diapers. Your daddy picks on me because I still try to put you in your cute little 3-6 month outfits and unfortunately...they are a 'lil tight. It's okay though because you have some cute 6 month clothes too. :) You are still eating 6 oz. every 3 hours. We put outmeal in your morning and lunch bottles and then at dinner time we have started trying new foods. We tried carrots first. I was shocked that you and your brother both liked them. You ate carrots for several days...we wanted to make sure you didn't have a reaction to it. We introduced you to sweet potatoes last night. You liked those also. We are going to continue giving you sweet 'taters for a few more days and then we will try something new. You are still sleeping through the night. {Praise God!} You are just like your momma...you love your sleep! You have pretty much made your own schedule. You get up first thing in the morning...eat...watch cartoons; swing or bounce in your jumperoo and then your ready for a nap. You pretty much do this same routine over and over throughout the day. You still fight your sleep but once you give in...you are usually out for a couple hours. Your daddy and I have to pat you on your butt to help you fall asleep; however, this doesn't always work. You've started moving around in your crib every which a way when your asleep. Sometimes you've made your way to the foot of the crib but most of the time your cuddled in a ball at the top corner of your crib. It's sooo funny how you move around in your sleep. Your daddy and I recently introduced you and your brother to the jumperoo. You aren't that interested in jumping yet; however, you love looking at the stuff all around you. You love to sit there and watch your brother jump beside you. You've recently found your feet. Here and there you will hold your foot in your hand. You also like to kick that left leg of yours. It's pretty funny. You look like your trying to start a motorcycle or something. haha You are still drooling all over the place. Bless your heart...you've been fussy and you are always trying to stick your fist in your mouth. Sometimes you gag yourself. You love it when we put our fingers in your mouth and massage your gums. I can't wait until your first tooth comes in. Your newest thing is growling. Where you got this from...I'll never know. We've tried to figure it out. The only thing I can think of is when I squeeze ya'll I make a sound {I guess you could call it growling...} It's hilarious when you do it. If we growl at you...you growl back at us. It's soo funny! You crack us up. I hope to get a video of it soon. You are the 'sit-up queen.' You are going to have some mad abs one day if you keep it up. ;) Bailey Bug you have grown soo much this month. We love you sooo much and can't wait to see what next month holds for our precious baby girl.


Brayden ~ Our little Mr. Personality. You Mr. are growing way too fast. You are only 5 months old and you are wearing 6-9 month clothing. Some 6 month stuff don't even fit you. I can't believe how big you are. You are one heavy boy. It almost doesn't look right me carrying you around. You're an arm full. I don't even know if I can still carry you and your sister in your carriers at the same time. Ya'll are two heavy munchkins! You are still wearing size 2 diapers and ya'll can surely fill them up. :) You are drinking 6 oz. every 2 1/2 - 3 hours. You are not sleeping through the night yet. We had one night where you did and boy was that a shocker to me and your daddy. You haven't slept the whole night since then. Maybe we will get lucky real soon?! Hopefully you will surprise us! Recently you have been going to bed anywhere between 7-9...you let us know when your ready. Once your in your crib, we usually have to go in there a few times and give you your paci and we'll rub your hair and you'll usually fall right to sleep. Most of the time you will wake up at 4 am hungry. We feed you and you go right back to sleep. Your daddy and I trade off at night. He gets up one night with you and then I do the next. You usually wake up again around 7 or 7:30. Most of the time you are ready to go ahead and get up. We feed you...you watch cartoons....bounce in the jumperoo or swing and then sometimes you'll start whining to let us know your tired. We will "try" to lay you down for a nap. You usually only lay down for 30 minutes. We are trying soooo hard to figure out a schedule for you and Bailey but for some reason she likes to sleep more than you. You started physical therapy several weeks ago for your neck. Ever since you were born you have favored your left side more than your right. We thought it would be best if we started therapy now to help you. You are doing great! You go twice a week and will probably do it for 2 months. We have already noticed a HUGE improvement already. We could tell a difference after the very first time. We are sooo thankful that it's only muscular and the stretching has helped. We recently introduced you to the jumperoo. This has helped you with turning your neck...which is great. You love that thing! It's so cute how you get so excited and bounce in your jumperoo. You also love looking and moving the animals around it. You still smile all the time and laugh out loud. I love love love to hear you and your sister laugh. It's the sweetest thing. We have found that you are very ticklish...under your arms and especially around your neck. You laugh so hard when we tickle you. Brayden you have grown sooo much this past month. We love you sooo much and can't wait to see what next month holds for our precious baby boy.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Our Memorial Day

We had a great Memorial Day. Nonnie and Grand-daddy {Brandon's parents} came to visit us for the day and we had a blast. We had lunch and shopped majority of the day.
Here are a few pictures from our day. I only managed to get a few at lunch.
 Brayden was amazed with his Grand-daddy's red straw. It was too cute.
 When Nonnie comes into town, we always eat at McAllister's.
We love their cheese spuds!
Look at that face.
 {I think Bailey gets her facial expressions from me. :)
My sister has always said I have crazy facial expressions. haha}
I hope everyone had a great Memorial Day! I know we did.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Happy Memorial Day! John 15:13

sUnDaY!

Brayden and Bailey survived another Sunday in nursery. I'm sooo proud of them. I can't believe how well they've done staying with other people....especially since they don't know them. Last week we walked in to get them and they were both sound asleep. This time....they were wide awake but by the time we got to the car...both of them were o-u-t. I think they played entirely wayyy too hard! ;) haha
Here are a few pictures I took when we got home.


We love these sweet faces sooo much!!

They really are...

 a
 pErFeCt
 pAiR
or maybe I'm just a little partial. ;)

Carrots

Several days ago, we introduced Brayden and Bailey to carrots.
 Carrots were a hit with Brayden....
 and Bailey liked them, too!


 I think it's pretty evident they liked 'em! :)
ALL GONE!
We can mark carrots off the list. ;)

Friday, May 25, 2012

He loves his cow - Video

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Brayden loves his cow his Nonnie gave him. It's soo cute how he reaches for it.
Bailey has a pig on her carrier. She reaches for it here and there but she definitely loves staring at it and tries to talk to it.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Sit-ups - Video

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How I caught this on camera...I'll never know. haha
This little girl is dying to sit up.
She usually tries to sit up in her car seat. This was the first time I've seen her do this.
Absolutely hilarious!
I can't believe how strong they are.
....and of course I had to get Brayden in it too. :)

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Brayden & Bailey - 21 Weeks Old

Our munchkins turned 21 weeks old last Friday.


{Notice how Brayden is holding on...he must think his mama is a crazy driver. haha}
Check out those sweet cheeks of hers!


Sunday, May 20, 2012

Bye Bye - Video

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and their both rubbing their feet together like their daddy...oh no! :)
{man I sound southern! haha}

a BIG step!

This morning was Brayden and Bailey's first time in nursery at our church. This was a big step for me. It was very hard for me to leave them but I knew it was only going to be for an hour or so. They gave us a pager and told us they would beep us if they needed us. We sat in church and all I could do was think about them....and I pretty much bit all the skin off my fingers. {haha not really!} We never got beeped so we assumed they did fine. Brandon leaned over to me at one point and whispered, "they don't miss us." Of course they did! :)
As soon as church was over we got them out of nursery. We missed them sooo much. Brandon was speed walking just to get to them. It was pretty funny. This was the first time we had left them with anyone other than our parents. They did great. When we walked in....this is how we found Bailey.
 She was zonked out! How precious, huh?!
Brayden was sound asleep too....however, I wasn't able to get a picture of him.
I didn't want to hold everyone up. haha I can now say I feel comfortable leaving them in our church nursery. Everyone in there with them were great.
We are so thankful for our church and our church family.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Pictures - part 1

Here are the pictures I promised several weeks ago.
I'm going to have to do it in several parts since there's so many.
You know I can't pick and choose. :) There's too many good ones!
{Brayden & Bailey have grown so much already since we had these pictures taken.}



and yes Bailey's eyes are that blue. They are absolutely gorgeous.







Sweet picture of them holding hands. I love it!



I love this picture of Brayden. He looks like a little man.