Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Brody discovers rice cereal

These pictures were taken during our 3rd attempt at rice cereal. It's pretty clear that it was a traumatic experience for him. I blame Keith, ha! :) He was getting Brody so distracted and not staying focused on actually feeding him. Either way, it made for some awesome pictures. We've moved onto veggies and are having much more luck!

"Oh, ok, I guess it's not THAT bad...."

This face says "Enough already mom!"

Taking a break to chew on their fists...see what I mean about Keith getting Brody distracted?!
Keith having a "serious" discussion with Brody about the importance of eating rice cereal
That's the face of a dog who just licked the spoon and container clean when it fell onto the ground

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Brody travels to Colorado!

We recently traveled to Colorado to attend my cousin's wedding. We were in Denver for the weekend and then stayed in Estes Park for a week. What a beautiful area! We had to endure chilly weather and even a snow-storm (16" in one night!) but it was well worth it. We saw all kinds of wildlife; the elk would walk right through town -- we even had a few cross the river behind our condo and stand 10' from our balcony!
Brody did really well on the trip. We drove, so it was a loooong 20+ hours in the car. He had his moments of being fussy, but our portable DVD player and Baby Einstein DVD's were a lifesaver. Rather then type out a bunch of details, enjoy the pictures from our adventures!

Brody engrossed in Baby Einstein :)

Brody and Mommy in Iowa

Our happy little family at the rehearsal dinner
My cousin Dana and her husband JB...isn't she beautiful?

The elk was just hangin' around next the drive into the condo
This was in Rocky Mountain National about snow!

Brody didn't mind the snow, he was all warm and cozy in the car!
It cleared up enough to get this great shot -- those are elk
Hangin' out at the condo...
The morning after the snow storm....
Brody could care less -- he wanted to show us how strong he is!
We had to stop for a photo op on the way to my aunt and uncle's house in Loveland, CO
These big horn sheep were just wandering along the road....
See that guy on the left? He kept acting like he wanted to ram our we had to get out of there quickly!
With my parents on the deck at my aunt and uncle's house...that's the mountains you see over the lake. Talk about a view!
He LOVES his Davy Crockett hat Grandpa Buhler bought him! :)

Monday, May 3, 2010

Please forgive me?

I don't even want to look and see how long it's been since I posted. A few months at least. Please forgive me, my blog readers. I'm starting to dabble in photography since I have such a cute subject and thought maybe I'd turn this into a photography blog? Ok, so it'll be a Brody update / photography blog. Leave me some love if you want to see our blog continue!

Brody is doing great! He's 4 months old already..I can hardly believe it. We have his 4 month pedi appointment this afternoon and I'm not looking forward to it. I can still hear the screams from his 2 month shots -- I don't want to re-live that this afternoon. It breaks my heart seeing my little guy scream in pain like that. I'm anxious to see how much our little guy weighs. The last time I stepped on the scale with him he was just over 16lbs, and that was a few weeks ago!

He's really starting to show off his cute little personality. Brody loves to smile and giggle, especially in the morning or during diaper changes. For some reason he finds it hilarious when I tell him I'm going to eat his toes and the proceed to kiss all over his cute little feet. That one always gets a belly laugh out of him for sure! :) We put him in his new Fisher Price Rainforest jumparoo for the first time last night. It took him a few minutes to warm up to it, but once he realized he could play with the toys in front of him (instead of just staring at the blinking lights) he was all smiles and giggles. He hasn't quite gotten the hang of "bouncing" in it yet, but I'm sure that'll come as he gets older (and taller!)

He's such a good little man. He's still sleeping through the night on a regular basis. By the time we finish his bath and his evening bottle, his little eyes are so drowsy. We put him to bed with his binkie and beloved Seahorse and we don't hear a peep out of him again until we wake him up at 6:45 in the morning for day care. He'll sleep until 8am on the weekend! Keith and I are two very rested new parents :) Aside from an occasional grumpy day, Brody is a very happy baby. He really has us spoiled as first-time parents. I'm almost afraid to have another baby -- I'm worried #2 won't be nearly as easy as #1!

I'm starting to get a little concerned about the shape of Brody's head. It's kind of flat in the back -- we've started making more of an effort to turn his head to the side once he's asleep (and to the opposite side the next night). We've also purchased a Noggin Nest (by Boppy) to use when he's in the carseat, bouncy seat or swing. It looks like an infant head support, but the back of it has a large hole cut out so there's no pressure on the back of the head. I sent one with him to day care for them to use as well, so we'll see if there's any improvement. I'm planning on discussing this with our pedi this afternoon and see if he has any other suggestions. I know that if the problem doesn't correct itself by the time Brody is 6 months, we might have to explore other avenues to fix the problem (ala helmet). Fingers crossed his little noggin rounds out the way it's supposed to! Other wise I'll have to change the name of this blog to Fixin' a Flat! :)

Here are some pictures of our little man that I've captured on my fancy-dancy Nikon D3000. I'm trying to convince Keith I need to upgrade from my standard 18-55mm kit lens, but I don't think it's working....

Brody at 2 months old

Brody at 3 months old

Brody at 4 months old (and my first photo editing experiences....)