Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Nine Months

Bryson you are 9 months old today!!!

What have you been up too...

  • you weigh 21lbs on the dot (50th percentile for your weight)

  • you are 28 inches long (50th percentile for your height)...daddy was SO glad to hear this :)

  • we are using up your last pack of size 3 diapers

  • you are in size 6-9 month shirts, 9 & 12 month pants and shorts, and 12 month pajama's

  • you are eating 3 solid meals a day with formula in between. you love sweet potatoes, carrots, peaches, Hawaiian Delight (mommy loves that one to...ha!), banana's.

  • you've had some table foods: butter beans, green beans, potato soup from O'Charley's, and banana pudding. you've even had a taste of rock candy...thanks to your cousins Kelsey, Destiny, and Madison. And Aunt Erica let you taste some of her Coca-Cola Icee. What am I going to do with all these girls???

  • you have a squirty toy turtle that you LOVE to play with in the bathtub. Every time we give it to you, you automatically turn it upside down and put the turtle's head in you mouth. It's one of the funniest things I've ever seen.

  • we found out today that you've grown out of your car seat and it's time for you to move into your booster seat. you are growing up so fast! it seems like just yesterday we were bringing you home and the car seat looked like it would swallow you hole! time it flying by!!!

  • you have one of the best personalities I know of for a little boy! you never meet a stranger...just like your daddy. i really think you are going to be a people person and I'm so excited! you are the life of the party and you always know how to make us smile :)

  • you nap 2 times a day, sometimes only once. they last about 30 minutes to 1.5 hours

  • you are still sleeping so good through the night. I have really been blessed that you have been such a good sleeper since you were 8 weeks. you have really spoiled me!

  • you talk constantly! you always have something to say...I wonder if you'll be like your Uncle Tommy and get into trouble on the first day of kindergarten because you talked to much? ha! you are getting better at saying mama-mama and dada-dada!!! and i love hearing you giggle

  • you just got your first bottom tooth last week.

  • you are obsessed with VeggieTales! your favorite one is The Big River Rescue. you watch it every morning after breakfast. i believe your daddy can quote every word and it makes you giggle every time. ha!

  • you hate socks and shoes. i spend more time trying to put them on and then you have them off in no time. i guess you are going to be one of those babies that won't wear any shoes and walk around barefoot all the time. good thing summer is around the corner.

  • you don't care to much about crawling. i'm not sure if you ever will and that's okay!!! i noticed the other day that you were trying to pull up in your crib. you'll be walking before i know it :)

  • I can't believe how much you've changed over the last nine months! you don't even look like the same little boy. you are growing up SO fast. how in the world can i make it slow down? i can't tell you enough how much joy you bring to my life!!!

    Sunday, April 18, 2010

    Giveaway Over @ Be Thou a Knight

    Shannon from Cary Hairbows is hosting the cutest giveaway on Lianna's blog!!!

    Are these not the cutest hairbows you've ever seen? Even though I have a little boy, I still love looking at all the girly stuff. I have a few favorites and it's too bad everyone I know right now are having boys. My SIL would definitely be getting on of these if Owen had been a girl. ha!!!

    All of these could be yours if you hop on over to Lianna's blog and get the details.

    GOOD LUCK!!!

    Thursday, April 15, 2010

    Big News



    I can't believe Bryson is finally cutting his first tooth! During dinner tonight something told me to look in his mouth (I normally check a few times every couple of weeks) and there is was...on the bottom on the right!!! Of course I immeditaly started bawling and thinking that my baby boy is not a baby anymore. He's a BIG boy now!!! He hasn't really been fussy or upset. And I've never had to give him orajel. He just drools an obscene amount ALL the time for about the last 5 to 6 months. So we've been waiting on this tooth for awhile :)

    I know he'll be ready for his daddy or PawPaw's steaks real soon!

    Wednesday, April 14, 2010

    New Recipe

    I thought I would try out the recipe for Swiss Stuffing Chicken from Kelly's Recipe Blog. I've been needing another dinner for our rotation and I've looked at this recipe several times and thought it looked easy enough to try.
    Well the verdict...

    OMGoodness! Delicious!!! It was so good that my husband said he would like to have it again and that it would be something he would like on the rotation...Yey!!! Just the answer I was looking for.
    I always get really nervous when I make a new recipe. Probably because it never turns out like the picture. ha!
    I served it with corn I cooked on the stove and broccoli with cheese. This was what was leftover and it went with me to work tonight :)

    This is the recipe I used...

    4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (I used the cutlets...they were on sale @ Publix)
    6oz Swiss Cheese Slices
    1 can Cream of Chicken Soup
    1/4 cup White Wine
    Salt and Pepper to taste
    1/2 stick of Butter melted
    1 cup Herb flavored Stuffing Mix (I used Stove Top Herb Flavored Stuffing)

    Preheat oven to 350. Place the chicken breasts in a greased baking dish. Put the swiss cheese slices on top of the chicken. Mix together the cream of chicken soup, white wine, salt, and pepper. Mix together the melted butter and stuffing and sprinkle on top of the chicken and soup mixture. Bake for 1 hour!!!

    Tuesday, April 6, 2010

    Under the Weather

    So Bryson has been battling a terrible cold for the last week. Cough, runny nose, fever, and congestion. Bless his heart he wakes up every night just coughing his little head off. I don't think he's gotten one good night sleep in over a week.

    Yesterday when I got home from work I got him up and we had breakfast. Well...while I was feeding him I heard the dreadful wheeze. It's the first time I've heard him wheezing since last December when he was diagnosed with RSV. So I knew it was probably time to call his pediatrician. Of course she wanted to see us first thing this morning.

    I was so glad we didn't have to spend too much time in the waiting room. When we got back to the room Bryson was in a pretty decent mood. Once his pediatrician came in she examined him and talked with us and diagnosed him again with bronchiolitis. Those of y'all that know me know I am so worried about Bryson being diagnosed with asthma due to him being born early and having some breathing problems right after birth (and it doesn't help that I work on the respiratory floor)...well, so far we are in the clear. Bryson's MD is not set on yet that he will develop asthma, but wants to continue to keep a close eye on him.

    She prescribed him some albuterol puffs with the mask and wanted us to try that every 4 hours for a couple of days and then work our way up to 8 and then 12 and then only as needed. Albuterol is not a treatment for his's just going to have to run it's course, but it will loosen up that nasty junk in his lungs and hopefully help him breath a little better at night.

    It just breaks my heart to see my little boy so uncomfortable. He hasn't been himself in over a week...I just pray the albuterol helps him get some rest during the night...but then again I could have a wild monkey on my hands tonight. ha!

    Sunday, April 4, 2010

    Easter 2010

    Happy Easter!

    The Easter bunny came and visited our house this morning. He brought some bubbles, a little stuffed chick, a dump truck for Bryson to play with during our trip to the beach, and a book.
    Bryson didn't seem all that interested in his basket, but this was his first Easter and even though I know he doesn't understand, I still wanted him to have a little something.

    Our Church service was packed this was the 3rd of 4 services. Bryson sat with us (our church doesn't offer nursery/children's church on Easter Sunday...they encourage and want families to be able to sit and worship together on such a special day) it was nice having our little family together in the service. Pastor Kevin preached a great sermon on Victory over the Empty Tomb and our choir rocked it out again this year just like every other year. They truly bless my heart each Sunday. I can always feel God's presence in that Sanctuary every time we sing. I think I could worship all day long!

    After church we went and had lunch with Clay's mom's family. The food was delicious. We had the traditional Easter lunch...ham, veg-all casserole, green beans, butter beans, potato salad, rolls...I'm getting hungry again just thinking about it. ha!

    Bryson with his MiMi

    Bryson had a little too much banana pudding...ha!

    We left Clay's grandmother's and headed out to see my mom. We just missed the Easter egg hunt they were having with my nieces...who by the way are 12, 13, and 17! I think I hunted eggs up until I was in my early twenties! ha!!! My mom got some great pictures of all of them I will have to share later.Bryson, Grandma, and PawPaw Anthony Bryson, Uncle Tommy, and Aunt Michele

    After visiting with my family we made our last stop at Clay's dad's house... just a side note: I had been up for over 24 hours so our family pictures we had done probably don't look as good as I hoped they would :( I'm so thankful for our family of 3! Don't y'all just love the color coordination? I found my top at the last minute at Old was the last one on the rack and exactly my size...guess it was meant to be mine. ha! We had a little photo session with Bryson out in my in-laws back yard! I wish you could have seen all of us trying to get him to look up at the camera...hilarious! We looked like a swarm of Paparazzi!!!! This was why we were having such a hard time getting Bryson to look up at us...he was so busy trying to pick this little purple flower from the grass. But it was really sweet to watch! I cannot WAIT until next year when Bryson is old enough to hunt Easter eggs...carrying his basket!
    Bryson and his PawPaw! Nana had already changed out of her Sunday clothes so we will have to have a photo session with Nana soon!
    Aunt Jessica, Bryson, and Uncle Charlie. I can hardly wait for little Owen to make his arrival. He will be here later this summer and I couldn't be more excited. Next year is going to be so much for with another little one around!!!Aunt Erica, Bryson, and future Uncle Seth. This was the last picture of the day. Bryson had been up since 7:30 and not had a good nap all day. Poor baby was exhausted!

    I hope y'all had a wonderful, blessed Easter!

    Thursday, April 1, 2010

    Today Show Infertility Segment

    I LOVE the Today Show!
    It's always on in the morning while I'm up doing chores around the house and getting Bryson's breakfast ready. Kathy Lee and Hoda are my fav! They are just too funny!!! I love it when they have guest hosts on the show (did y'all see the one's with the Real Housewives...hilarious!!!)

    I don't get to watch it that much on my work week since I'm usually getting ready for bed at that time...but I did get the chance to catch this segment today on infertility.

    Those of you that read my blog know that this is a subject close to my heart. It took my husband and I a little over two years to conceive our son Bryson. During that time the Lord tested me in many ways... and I learned alot about myself. I struggled alot with jealousy, patience, trust, faithfulness (you get the picture)... and when we finally conceived I was still burdened for the hundreds of other women out there struggling with their desire to have a child (many women that I have connected with through the blogging world) and questioning God why our prayers were answered... why did he choose to bless us when there are so many other couples who also deserve their prayers to be answered and to be blessed with their little miracle.

    Infertility is something that I wished no couple had to endure. It takes a toll on your marriage, relationships with family and friends, and it tests your faith in the Lord.

    My prayer is for there to be a better awareness of infertility. If it wasn't for treatments being available I don't believe Bryson would be here today.
    If you are a woman going through infertility... please know that I pray for you everyday. I have walked the journey of infertility and I believe that each woman that has been through or is going through infertility all have a bond with one another. I pray that the Lord gives you strength each day and that He blesses you with the miracle you so desire!

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