Wednesday, August 26, 2009

No Tummy Time for Me!

We have been trying to have tummy time each day. She always fusses and it didn't take her long to figure out how to get out of it...rolling over! She is so quick now I barely have time to catch it on video.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Visiting Daddy

2 weeks ago I took Brynlee to visit Duane at work. It was fun to see him carry her around to show everyone how much she had grown. Here are a few pictures of our visit.
On our way to see daddy
Brynlee and Daddy
Bynlee with the lake crew...she will be joining them next summer.

Since all my friends went back to school that week I thought a lot about how thankful I am. I can't imagine relying on someone else to take care of Brynlee everyday. I love every minute of it...the easy days and the tough days. Many people have asked me if I miss work. I don't miss it but I do miss my friends. I am so lucky to have a husband who works hard to provide for us so I can have the most important job in the world...being a full time mommy!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

3 Months Old

Baby girl I can't believe you are 3 months old already. It seems like yesterday I brought you home from the hospital. I love everything about you and thank God for you everyday. When I weighed you this morning you were 10 1/2 lbs...yeah for double digits!!! You are growing like a weed, 2 1/2 pounds in a month. I promise I am not feeding you butter and cheesecake. You are holding your head up pretty well but sometimes you look like a bobble head. You still love to play with your tongue. Tummy time is hard because of your acid reflux but we try everyday. You smile when we change your diaper and talk to us with your coo's. It's funny how daddy and I do different things to make you smile. Daddy calls you sugar booger and I call you punkin' pie. (you know I am from the south) You love your bath and you stare at daddy the whole time. He baths you while I get everything together for bed. Around 8:00 you get really sleepy and take a cat nap with daddy...I love looking over to see you laying on daddy's chest fast asleep. He loves you so much and so do I. Happy 3 month birthday baby girl!!!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Special Visitors

Last Friday was my mom's birthday. I thought it was sweet that she wanted to see Brynlee for her birthday so they came to Tulsa to visit. We went to Los Cabos for lunch and had a wonderful time. Thanks Mom and Dad for visiting.
Nanny and Poppa

Sarah and Brynlee

Los Cabos was super loud...I was shocked that she slept the whole time.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

She looks like her Daddy!!!

Many of you have told me how much you think Brynlee looks like me. Thank you so much for those sweet comments. At times I do see myself in her but most of the time I just see Duane. Here she looks just like her Daddy and I couldn't be happier. :)

Almost done

Back in February Duane decided to replace the carpet in the main areas of our house with laminate wood look flooring. After taking up the carpet we discovered that we had high and low spots everywhere in our slab. So we spent about 4 weeks walking around on concrete while Duane grinded some of the high areas and filled in the low. I had to leave the house while he worked because I was pregnant and couldn't breath the dust. Oh, and he also busted up the tile in the dining room, back door area, and front entry. I remember it took me 3 hours to clean the kitchen after he was done. The dust was insane. Well, after he got the floor done, he decided to wait a few weeks to put the baseboards back on to see how the floor shifted. (It is a floating floor) Well, now it's March and baby is SCHEDULED to be born in 21/2 months so he put off the baseboard to help get Brynlee's room ready. Then April came along and we had several baby showers. We spent a lot of time organizing and trying to prepare for Brynlee. At the end of April I was put on moderate bed rest due to high blood pressure so he was helping me more with daily things around the house. Then, here is was May, the baseboard still weren't done and SURPRISE...Brynlee decided to make an early arrival. If you have had a baby you know how the month of May went for us...baseboards???what are those??? June comes and goes with no work on the baseboards. We talked about it A LOT but were never motivated. I think we were just recovering from the all the stress and adjusting to parenthood. We got motivated in July and started working. After many paint samples we finally got the right color of white paint. (who knew there could be so many different shades of white) Duane realized that the old baseboards where damaged beyond repair to put back up, some of them split when he took them off. Now we had to go to Lowe's to buy new baseboards along with a miter saw to cut them. I think Duane was into this project now because he got a new power tool. Some men like husband LOVES power tools. They look really pretty sitting around in the garage...whatever!!! The last 2 weeks Duane has been cutting new boards and I have been painting during nap time. Here is a picture how I spent a few of my mornings/afternoons this week.

And here is a before and after shot.

Things are looking better around here now huh. So glad this project is finally getting finished. Duane has 6 more boards to cut so we hope to be done with this 6 month project by the end of the week. I will post an update when we finally get it completely done.