Monday, December 21, 2009

bryson gregory {5 months}

Guess What Bryson???

you are five months old today!

i can't believe how fast you are growing up. this time last year your daddy and i found out we were pregnant with you and we couldn't wait until the day that we would get to meet your precious little face. you are growing like a weed and changing everyday.

so what are you up to these days...

  • you weigh around 16lbs

  • you are 25 inches long

  • you are in size 2 diapers (you're on your last pack and then you'll be in size 3)

  • you still love gliding in your glider. i think if i let you, you could stay in it all day.

  • you are pretty much in size 6 months clothes. there are only a couple of 3-6 month outfits that you can get into.

  • you love to hear yourself talk. you get so excited when you hear yourself that you get louder and louder.

  • you constantly have your hands in your mouth (which drives mommy crazy). i've continually check to see if you have any teeth coming in, but none as of yet.

  • you still HATE lying on your tummy. the only time i can get you to is when you wake up at night and i'm trying to get you to go back to sleep. you will lay your head on my tummy and go right back to sleep.

  • you always have to hold mine or your daddy's finger when you are trying to go to sleep.

  • you are the happiest baby in the mornings. you just lay there and talk to yourself until we come and get you. i could listen to you all day :)

  • you have been on your first plane ride. you were the BEST baby. you sat in my lap the entire ride and looked out the window and slept most of the time.

  • we just started you on apple juice. of course you love it!

  • you are holding you head up very well. you really enjoy sitting in your Bumbo and playing with you toys. it won't be to long before you can sit up all by yourself.

  • you are doing pretty good eating your oatmeal with a spoon. some days are better than others:)

  • most of the time you have a smile on your face. and you giggle just cracks me and your daddy up. i think you will be the life of the party and make people laugh just like you paw paw and daddy.

  • you are my little social butterfly. so far you've never met a stranger. most of the time you will grin and laugh at everyone you meet. you are just like your daddy in that way!!!

you are growing up so fast. you have contiuned to bring much joy and laughter to mine and your daddy's lives. we LOVE you very much!!!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

bryson gregory {4 months}


you are four months old today!!!

what have you been up to these days???

  • You turn to look at us when you hear our voices in the room. Especially when it's your daddy. You are always so excited to see him when he comes home from school. You just smile and do this screaming noise. You love him very much!!!

  • You have started giggling - it's the cutest thing EVER!!! You do it the most during bath time. Your daddy and I have tried to get you on recording several times, but you immediately stop when you see the camera.

  • You have learned to grab - Your favorite is my hair and your passy.

  • You are 25 inches long

  • You are in 3-6 months size clothing and wearing size 2 diapers.

  • You weigh 15lbs.

  • You are still taking four 7oz bottles every day.

  • You constantly chew on your fingers. You also like to grab and mine and your daddies and chew on them. I thought you might be teething - I checked the other day and none as of yet.

  • You enjoy riding in the car. You like playing with your froggy - and 99% of the time you fall asleep.

  • You are the happiest first thing in the mornings. You just smile so big and you are always SO excited to see me and your daddy!!!

  • You still love your bath. You kick and throw your hands up in the air, making splashes and waves in your tub.

  • You absolutely HATE being on your tummy. You pitch a fit every time. I feel bad for making you upset - but you'll thank me one day :)

  • You are the LOVE and JOY of mine and your daddy's lives!!! You are growing up so fast.

  • Monday, November 16, 2009

    Spoon Feeding Gone Crazy!

    oh my gosh - i can't believe it has been over 2 weeks since i last posted. i must admit that the blog has been put on the back burner. still adjusting to the new schedule. you would think i should be a pro by now - oh well!

    if you can't tell by this picture, we started spoon feeding rice cereal today. i think i laughed more today than i have in quite awhile. Bryson kept looking at me like i was crazy. i'm sure he was thinking "mommy what in the world are you doing feeding me with this blue like contraption. where is my bottle? this is NOT our usual routine!!!" towards the end he seemed to be getting the hang of it and cereal wasn't running all down his face. LOL! there were a few times i had to give him his passy so he would attempt to swallow. have any of you other moms had to do that? and if ya'll have any good tips, PLEASE pass them my way!!!

    so usually clay will give Bryson his bottle in the mornings if he does not have class. he's been really good with helping me out since i get home so late at night from work. well today, all i can say is daddy decided to sit this one out and i know he's secretly praying that Bryson will be somewhat use to this new way of eating by next week when mommy has to go back to work.

    i did the rice cereal again in place of his dinner bottle and this is what i dealt with the entire time...

    hands all in the mouth!!! after i would get the spoon in his mouth he would instantly start sucking on those two fingers. we battled for a few minutes and by the end of this feeding...

    Bryson had had enough.

    i've gotta' say that the Lord has blessed me with patience when it comes to Bryson (not so much with other things in my life. hahaha)!!! i just look at this as another milestone that we are getting to and during these times i really try and take in every minute. Bryson will be 4 months on saturday and he's growing up SO SO fast. i truly have alot to be thankful for during this season in my life and with all that is going on in the world today.

    GOD IS GOOD!!!

    Wednesday, October 28, 2009

    SUPER Target

    can you guess where we went last thursday???

    Bryson and i went and experienced the new SUPER Target in Hoover, AL. according to the local news and some of my co-workers, it's the largest SUPER Target in the nation and i can believe it. i was like a kid in a candy store when i walked thru those automatic doors :) i can't even begin to describe all the stuff they had. of coarse i went straight to the baby section first.

    i'm going to pause a minute and get on my soapbox about how ridiculous it is that Target and Wal-mart only have 1 rack for infant boys clothes in Bryson's age range and half of those clothes are sleepers. i was so ticked off when i went over to the baby section and they had the cutest little Christmas outfits and dresses for girls and NOT ONE SINGLE THING FOR BOYS!!! come on Target and Wal-Mart! help a momma out!!! looks like Old Navy and The Children's Place will be getting most of my business.

    enough of my ramblings. but this is something i gripe to my husband and mother about daily.

    i was however able to find a cute zip up jacket with matching pants. something he can wear this coming winter.

    but one of the main reasons for me checking out this Target was to purchase a Bumbo.

    of course i bought it in blue!!! i put Bryson in it the mintue we got home and it was hilarious. he still doesn't have complete control over his head. so the entire time i was having to use my hand to keep his head from falling backwards.

    i've seen alot of mixed reviews on this, but i went ahead and spent the money. i hope it turns out to be a smart purchase. i'm hoping that he enjoys it so i can purchase the tray that attaches.

    after looking around at the toys (getting ready to make a few purchases for Christmas) i went and looked at the women's section. i was able to find a cute ruffle top. i hear ruffle is in this year.

    overall this SUPER Target was amazing to say the least. eventhough it's about 45 mintues away i still think i will be frequenting this one the most.

    Friday, October 23, 2009

    Where We've Been

    okay so i know it's been like three weeks since i last posted. and i haven't done any blog reading either. we've had some catastrophes with our computer. the power connector got a short 2 weeks ago and clay almost burnt the house down when he noticed blue sparks coming from the connector (LOL)!!! his uncle was kind enough to let us borrow his since we've priced them and they are like over $100 :( is that not the most ridiculous thing you've heard of. i was shocked when clay called best buy and they quoted him $104. so i've got to do some shopping around on the internet this weekend to see if i can find a connector that is cheaper.

    i've got lost of things to post about in the days to come. i've got alot to catch ya'll up on. i hope that everybody is doing well. it's very strange being out of the blog world for two weeks.

    i did post Bryson's 3 month birthday down below. i can't believe he's three months already. time goes by so fast.

    Wednesday, October 21, 2009

    bryson gregory {3 months}

    Bryson is THREE months old today!!

    Bryson - what are you up to these days?

    • You are getting into your own routine now - you nap between 30 minutes to 3 hours three times a day.
    • You go to bed every night from 7:30 to 8:30. You have started sleeping through the night for the last 2 weeks - and you only wake up if you've lost your passy.
    • You love your glider. That's where you spend most of your nap time.
    • You have started laughing and it's the cutest thing we have ever heard. I could listen to you laugh ALL day.
    • After you eat in the mornings I love to snuggle with you in the bed. I hope when you get older you will still want to snuggle with mommy.
    • You HATE tummy time. You've only rolled over once. You've tried to roll over many times but you get so mad and end up tiring yourself out.
    • You are SO happy in the mornings - you just lay in the bed smiling.
    • You are in size 2 diapers.
    • You weigh almost 14 pounds and are almost 24 inches long. You are wearing 3 months size clothes.
    • The passy thing is something new you've gotta have. You only want it if your sleepy.
    • You have found your hands. It's hilarious to watch you try and put your whole hand in your mouth.
    • You LOVE your bath
    • You enjoy riding in the car. You get excited when I put you in your carseat and say "Let's go bye bye!!!" And it's almost always automatic that you'll be asleep within 10 minutes.
    • You are starting to loose some of your hair. I'm hoping your not going bald.
    • You are the love of my life (besides your daddy) - and you are growing up way TOO fast.

    you are becoming such a little man:)

    Friday, October 2, 2009

    Show Us Your Life - Baby Gear

    i can't even being to tell ya'll how excited i am about this Show Us You Life Week that Kelly is hosting.

    i'm a first time mom and my little boy is only 10 1/2 weeks old so most of my baby gear suggestions is geared towards newborns. but i did list a few things that i can't wait for Bryson to start using!!!

    this is my #1 suggestion for ANY new mom. i don' think i could get anything done around the house if it wasn't for this Swing 'n Glider from Fisher Price. my aunt gave me this at my shower and i absolutely LOVE it. by the way i saw that is having a closeout on this exact swing.

    i have to admit that Bryson is not wild about the swinging feature, but he loves to glide. i think if i let him he could glide all day long. honestly, we put him in it 3 or 4 times a day and instantly he's drifting off to sleep :)

    this is definitely a must have for any new mom!!!

    the Boppy is also a must have. my husband and father-in-law have even used it!!! i even let Bryson take naps on it. it's a perfect fit for him.

    this is also something that i could not live without. this Pack 'n Play by Graco has a built in bassinet and removable changing table. once Bryson was about 8 weeks old he started sleeping in this at night. it fits perfectly in our bedroom and it's very portable. we wheel it in and out every morning from our bedroom to the living room.

    i'm not sure how long i plan on keeping him in it. does anyone have any suggestions? i think i might be one of those mothers who will have issues putting Bryson in his own room. but it's so easy at 2 in the morning when he's screaming to be fed and all i have to do is just reach over and pick him up. HA!!

    i bought this playmat not to long ago and Bryson is getting to where he really enjoys laying on it and looking up at the toys and lights. he's even beginning to swat at some of the toys and he could stare at himself all day in that mirror.

    i think this is something that might be a little too advanced for him right now. sometimes i think i'm trying to make him older than what he really is.

    now these are some things i can't wait for Bryson to start using. i already have the Sassy Seat Doorway Jumper and a little birdy told me that Bryson's grandma is getting him the Baby Einstein Stationary for Christmas. and i can't wait for him to start watching the DVD's (i'm actually looking forward to watching these too)!!! i hope these will be things that Bryson can enjoy.

    well since i am a new mom i would love to hear from all you veteran moms about your suggestions for baby gear. there is just SO much to choose from in the baby gear department and i don't want to spend money and have it go to waste on something that i just thought was too cute!

    Sunday, September 27, 2009


    i can't even begin to tell ya'll how fast these last 10 weeks has gone by. there are no words to describe how emotional i have been this last week knowing that i will be going back to work tomorrow. i had no clue it would be this hard!!

    it seems like yesterday that i was getting to hold my son for the first time and that is a feeling that i will never forget.

    i've had the time of my life these last two months. and i hope to one day get the chance to be a stay at home mom. there is nothing more rewarding!!!

    bryson, i have had so much fun staying home with you. thank you for being such a blessing and bringing me much joy these last two months. i am really blessed to call you my son.

    I LOVE YOU!!!

    Monday, September 21, 2009

    bryson gregory {2 months}

    Bryson you are 2 months today!!!

    so what have you been up too...
    • you love to be rocked. every night before bed we rock you - and when we put you down you get very fussy until you fall asleep.
    • you eat 6 - 7 times a day
    • you're still in size 1 diapers
    • you are starting to smile alot more. it's just the cutest thing :-)
    • you have started trying to talking to us - you coo and ahhh when you get excited - and you're trying so hard to talk back to us
    • you're in size 3 month clothes
    • you have such a fascination with ceiling fans. you could watch them spin for hours
    • you are such a wonderful baby... you only cry when you're hungry or dirty!
    • you like listening to praise music - it helps you fall asleep.

    have i grown at all?

    Sunday, September 20, 2009

    I Couldn't Think Of A Title

    WOW!!! how fast did the weekend go by? well, i'm officially 7 days away from going back to work. i can't even begin to describe how fast 10 weeks has gone by. seems like yesterday i was taking my maternity leave. before i know it Bryson will be in college :(

    the W clan had a great weekend. so much to blog about...

    Bryson is doing so good with holding his little head up. i'm such a proud little momma!!! he is just changing everyday. i can't believe he'll be 2 months tomorrow. my time off with him has really gotten away from me. you can bet i'll be soaking up every single second of this week loving, hugging, kissing, rocking, and playing with him.

    so on friday clay and i had our first night out without our little man. my in-laws were nice enough to keep bryson (not that they would have ever said no) while clay and i met up with some friends of ours at Red Lobster. for some reason i've been craving coconut shrimp. and of course you can't leave out the delicious cheese biscuits.

    jonathan, kristie, me and clay

    you might be able to see the to go box in front of clay. would you believe that we left it sitting there in that exact spot. i can't believe i forgot all that extra shrimp and we even had a few biscuits left over. i can really tell i'm becoming a mom. this is the 2nd day in a row i have forgot something. gonna have to start writing stuff down. HAHA!!! not to mention that i was missing my little boy and couldn't wait to get back home :-)

    me and kristie

    she had on the cutest dress. it was auburn's colors (blue and orange)!!! she got it at lotus boutique in the galleria and for only $20. i've got to go and check it out. i'm desperate for some new auburn gameday attire.

    saturday we hung around the house. it rained just about all day. so it was a great day for us to watch the college football games and lounge around.

    man the tigers had clay and i on the edge of our seats. and i can't even begin to explain how difficult it is to scream and jump up and down silently because you have a baby sleeping in the next room.
    i didn't dress bryson up for this game. so no pics. he didn't even get a chance to watch this game since it started late due to the rain.

    wanna guess where we went today...

    if you guessed church, congratulations!!!

    i was so glad to finally get back to sunday school and church. i've missed it very much. the lesson in sunday school, the worship, and the sermon was just what i needed to hear. God always knows exactly what we need to hear at the right time.
    we let bryson stay with us the whole time. and all i can tell you was he was an absolute angel! our little boy slept through Drew's entire sunday school lesson (sorry drew). he woke up right before church service started. but i was already prepared with the bottle and burp cloth handy. he never once cried and i only had to leave once to change his diaper.

    well i can tell this post is getting a little too long. we had another first today, but i will share that with ya'll tomorrow. it's thundering pretty loud outside and i can foresee my little one waking up soon!!!

    Thursday, September 17, 2009

    All By Myself

    can i just say rain, rain go away!!! i think it has been raining for a straight week and forecasters are calling for rain this weekend and through all of next week. such a bummer!! and i'm going to go ahead and predict that a week from this monday when i go back to work, the sun will shine ALL week. trust me when i tell you it happens ALL the time (stephanie, mary, heather...ya'll know what i'm talking about)!!!

    today bryson and i met up with my sweet friend stephanie. we had lunch at El Carreton, that awesome mexican restaurant that clay and i took my dad to last weekend. i'm telling ya'll i could eat there everyday for the rest of my life. but if you ever come to alabama and are up around the northern part of birmingham you need to check this place out. the food is so good there that i have their number stored in my contacts on my cell phone:)

    how cute is that little girl? she kept looking at bryson and smiling. too cute!!

    the owner of the restaurant was so sweet to take our picture. i think he took it about 5 times. i'm very picky when it comes to pictures. plus it didn't help that stephanie and i kept blinking our eyes. but he was such a good sport about it.

    i have to brag just a little. the waiters and waitress and a few of the customers just went on and on about bryson. of the course the number one comment people make is about his hair!! (gets that from his momma:) and i really hate that i didn't get bryson's picture made with the waiters. wouldn't that have made such a cute pic? HA!!!

    i think steph and i are going to try and make this a little tradition. we don't live very far from one another and her son and daughter are in school right now (by the way...want to say hey to mary kate. i hear your mom lets you read my blog:) can't wait till she lets you babysit bryson!!! but since i work every other week it would be alot of fun to get out of the house and take bryson out and just have a little girl talk.

    stephanie...thanks so much for getting together with us. bryson and i had a blast.

    well since i was already half way towards birmingham i had made plans to stop by babies r us and purchase a few things. i had one big purchase to make before i go back to work and i was just hoping that it would be at the store.

    i've been researching all the breast pumps and finally decided on this one. this pump is similar to the one i used while i was in the hospital. the only difference is that it is a single. but it's very portable and will be easy for me to take to work. and it was $100 less than the double pump.

    even though i was not able to breastfeed bryson due to him being in NICU, i have been extremely proud of myself for continuing to pump and giving him strictly breastmilk. with the economy like it is, breastmilk is just so more economical. i hope to be able to pump for a year. and though it was been very tiresome at times it has been well worth it.

    so i realized right before i got to the checkout line that i forgot my 15% off coupon. can i say devastated!!! 15% off that purchase along with my other coupons would have been huge. needless to say i was ticked off with myself. but i guess i have alot more important things to think about now:)

    since i was pretty bummed out about the whole coupon thing i stopped by my favorite place and purchased my favorite drink. sonic's cherry limeade!! YUMMY!!! i even splurged and got the large. was a bit disappointed when i got to the drive thru to pay and i was 2 minutes late for happy hour. man can i not catch a break??

    next i stopped in at krystal's for their new delicious desserts...sweet bites! all i can say is they are like hot krispy kreme doughnuts shaped in a little ball. a taste of heaven with powdered sugar on top :-)

    i ended up keeping bryson out for 4 hours and it went SOOOO well. he is an amazing little traveler. he loves car rides and i think he even likes riding in the buggy!! i'll make sure to take a picture next time. overall we had a great mommy-son time and i have alot more confidence in myself to take him out alone. makes me wish i would have done it a little sooner.

    Wednesday, September 16, 2009

    Birthday Wishes!!

    Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday Aunt Erica. Happy Birthday to you!!

    congrats aunt erica on turning the BIG 21 this past monday. we love you very much and wish you lots of love and happiness this year!!

    Tuesday, September 15, 2009

    Why I Love This Time Of Year

    it's that time of year. we are just days away from the start of the fall season. YEAH!! the leaves are beginning to change. the weather is starting to cool down. college football is in full swing. and i'm all revved up for the 2009 television fall line up.

    right now i'm in the middle of one of mine and clay's favorite shows...

    and i am very excited to see dan back. he was my favorite contestant last season. i think this is going to be one of the best seasons. all of the contestants have such amazing stories. i can already tell that i will be crying ALOT this season.

    i was so thrilled to find out during the summer that so you think you can dance would be on again this fall. the first show premiered last week and i can already tell this is going to be another awesome season. clay literally hates this show. i've never really understood why he hates it so much. he's never around the television while i'm watching it. but i think it's just amazing at what these guys and girls can do. it makes me wish that i would have taken some sort of dance lessons when i was a little girl.

    okay i know this show is a little high schoolish, but i've been hooked since season 1. reminds me somewhat of saved by the bell. i almost missed the season premier last night. that goodness i stumbled upon it only 1 hour before it started!! it was a great first show and it always leaves me wanting more.


    the office, grey's anatomy, desperate housewives, and private practice are just a few of shows i'll be watching this season.

    i'm sure i've left out a show or two. i'm in television show overload. i really don't think i can take on any other shows. but i'm sure something will reel me in. :)

    Sunday, September 13, 2009

    Another Busy Weekend

    first of all... i just realized that my last post was my 100th. whoop-whoop :-) it's funny to look back and see what i rambled about when i first started my blog. i did alot of blogging about my coupon savings and now it's all about my little boy. it's amazing how things can change in a year. i have so many blessings to be thankful for and praise God everyday for my little miracle in the other room!!

    i can't believe that i haven't posted one picture of all three of us. to be honest the last 7 weeks i really haven't looked appropriate enough for my picture to be taken. i would hate to scare ya'll. LOL!!

    my dad came into town from the big state of Texas this weekend. it's been almost 2 months since he had seen Bryson. he just went on and on about how big he had gotten. and i have to agree. our little boy is getting so big so FAST!! i hate that my step-mom wasn't able to come. i heard she had some house work to do (bummer). we missed you Amy. Bryson hopes you can visit next time :)

    my dad and i are BIG mexican food lovers. we have a great little mexican restaurant near our house and when dad comes to visit it's a must that we eat there at least once.

    this was Bryson at the restaurant. it was SO loud in there. Bryson likes noise, but i don't think he likes it that loud :) clay and i have taken Bryson to this restaurant before, but there weren't as many people. actually i think we were the only ones in the place and Bryson slept the entire time. but i don't think it helped matters that we were sitting next to the kitchen this time.

    congrats to the Auburn Tigers for another awesome win Saturday. here we are in our gameday attire. i actually bought that shirt i have on the night before. i have no idea what happened to all my auburn shirts. knowing me i probably gave them to the goodwill because i was trying to make room for other stuff :)

    this is Bryson with his uncle tommy and aunt michele (my brother and sis-in-law). if you can't tell they are BIG Bama fans. i'm actually the only one in my family that is an Auburn fan. and everyone knows Bryson is NEVER aloud in ANY alabama outfits. just a friendly reminder to grandmaw!! and i'm going to have to keep and eye on aunt michele. i heard her teaching Bryson how to say roll tide. those are considered dirty words in the W house. we had a great time watching the games and grilling out. we need to do it more often.

    i'll leave ya'll with this picture. i think i told ya'll in a previous post that Bryson likes to bust out of his miracle blanket. well this is a pic from tonight. clay about killed me when i went into the bedroom and snapped this pic. we had just spent the last hour trying to get Bryson to sleep.

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