31 March 2010

Guess What?

Monkey Butt!!!

15 March 2010

Good looking People

Ever look at your family and think, "Hey, you guys need a haircut!" ?
Well I do... :)

For the record, Bryson & my hair looks fabulous already (and yes, Doug is going to shave later)...

13 March 2010

2 Months!

Hello Handsome!Bryson had his 2 month checkup yesterday and his stats are as follows:

Height: 23" (56%)
Weight: 13 lbs 12.5 oz (92%)

He's one solid little boy! Its actually a little unnerving for me, I'm use to a baby that was a little waif of a thing, but this kid is already growing out of his clothes. He's already in mostly 3-6 month (or 6 month depending on the brand) clothing. When he gains another pound and a half he'll be half Sariah's weight!

We've also started using the cloth diapers again. Check out this cute little booty!
Cloth diapers on a baby are much different than on a toddler. First off, he def. has to be changed every 3 hrs or he pees out of them and we get wet onesies. Plus, since we use adjustable size diapers, they kind of give him a big booty. But, they're still really easy to use, and we don't have to spray them off because breastfeed poop is water solvable, so their so easy!

Other interesting (or not so interesting) Bryson facts:

Based on weight, we've upped his dosage of reflux medicine. I can already see a difference. He's way less fussy, which is nice.

I'm also crossing my fingers that we're turning the sleep corner. He (amazingly) did 8 hrs two nights ago, and last night he went about 6, had a feeding at 3:45, and went right back to sleep, had a feeding at 7:30 and while Sariah and Doug went to the pool, Bryson and I took another nap. It was heavenly...
We've gotten him to smile only 3 times. His first smile was for Grandpa, but I finally got one Thursday and one today. He seems to be a serious little boy.
And this isn't a great picture, but if you look inside the circle, you'll see the beginning of his first tooth! I'm not sure how I feel about this yet. It hasn't totally broken through yet, but I'm sure it will soon.
He's an inquisitive little boy, and really likes to study his surroundings. And he's so tolerant of his big sister. He's pretty strong, too, although he's not very fond of the tummy time. He's also not that interested in any of his toys either, but its still early. We're looking forward to seeing more of his emerging personality!

11 March 2010

Bryson's Blessing Day

This is a little late, but Bryson received his name and blessing in church last Sunday. Doug did a fabulous job, and it was a very sweet & (I think) unique blessing. Among other things, he was blessed to be a peacemaker (which we could really use!), he would value knowledge, and become what God would have him be.

Here's the handsome boy!Several hands were used to make this blessing outfit. I started it while I was still pregnant and made the bodice, vest & collar. The vest is left over fabric from my wedding dress. Unfortunately, I never got around to finishing it before I had Bryson, and I was too tired to do so afterward, so my wonderful friend, Ann, finished the sleeves, pants & buttonholes. (She also got a little help from Sariah.) That just left some hand work for me to finish. I think it turned out beautifully, and I'm glad we blessed him when we did, because it just barely fit!

Here's our new family photo. Forgive the editing, we took the pictures in front of our family sign, and I didn't want our last name to show. I think we're looking pretty good! I really think Sariah and I look really similar in this photo, and its not just the fact we're wearing matching skirts.
Doug's parents were able to come out for the weekend which was really nice. They got to watch Sariah at her swim lessons, view Doug's work place, among other things. It was a really great weekend, and we're glad they could come visit.