Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Bath Time

Brennyn's umbilical stub fell off and I was finally able to give him a real bath!! (Around July 15th)
I was so happy with how well he did. Especially since Rowynn through big fits if he wasn't changed and bathed in a nice warm environment! 

Brennyn on the other hand, he didn't make a peep when I got him undressed or pulled him out of the warm tub. I even had the a/c on!!
 Love those cheeks!

The sleepless nights are the only hard thing about having two children. Even though I have two that are under the age of 18 months! I have been pleasantly surprised at how much I am still able to accomplish. My house chores are what suffer the most but, that would be because I don't like them in the first place!

My husband and Rowynn have good, homemade food to eat. My babies are clean and changed and we even have clean laundry!! I can say that the clean laundry most likely isn't hanging on a hanger or nicely folded in a drawer but, it's clean!

Let It Begin...

 While my mom was here, she bought the boys TONS of clothes. On one of our shopping trips we spotted this super cute dino outfit for Brennyn. What made it a must have was this...................................................

It came in Rowynn's size as well!!!

Monday, July 25, 2011

SKP Pictures of Brennyn

Once again, our amazingly talented friend and photographer captured beautiful images of our newest member. Check out Kristen Mackey's site: www.sonkissedphotography.com 

 My mom brought this hat for Brennyn all the way from Alaska. A friend of ours makes AWESOME hats for kids and adults.
*her site*

Isn't Kristen just a marvelous photographer?! If you are getting ready to have a baby, I HIGHLY suggest her. She is so sweet, pays attention to detail and is just a phenomenal photographer.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

First Bath and Miscellaneous

 This site will NEVER get old!
 Sponge bath time...

 Grandma Diana....

 Aunt Tiff
I don't think he could get any cuter!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

First Doctor Visit

 Brennyn's first visit to his pediatrician!! 

When we left the hospital, he had dropped from 8lb 6oz down to 7lb 12oz. I was eager to see if he had gained or was continuing to lose. Brennyn was successful at latching on so I was able to breastfeed him but, the whole time I was nervous that he wasn't getting enough. I had been looking forward to this appointment since the day we left the hospital!
 He gained!!!
 He was 8lb 3oz! Not only did he gain weight, he also grew in length (or they didn't measure right at the hospital). He was 19.5 inches at the hospital and he was 20 inches at his appointment. That put him in the 50 percentile for both height and weight.
 Proud daddy...
 and mommy!! 
(don't mind the swollen face... thankfully it has since gone back to normal)
 I love watching Rusty be a daddy...
 he just beams!
So far so good! Brennyn is a good little eater and we are working on getting him on a good schedule. He typically eats every three hours which makes for long nights! Up an hour, sleep two... up an hour, sleep two...repeat!

Besides the schedule, I couldn't be any happier. I love having and watching our two sons. Our lives are a lot more hectic, we lack sleep but, we are full of joy.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Home Sweet Home

Coming home was such a wonderful time for me. I had missed my little man, my bed, hanging out with my mom and husband, sleep and I was all around ready to leave what is my most expensive "hotel" room I will probably ever stay in!
 Rowynn was all about seeing Brennyn! Mom turned into chopped liver during my two nights away.
He was touching him, trying to get in the carrier with him and once Brennyn was out Rowynn just hugged and kissed on his new little brother. 

Seeing Rowynn and Brennyn together is such a special thing for Rusty and I because we have waited a very long time to see two of our own children get to interact. 
Rusty and I know that we are so blessed. We found each other and we were given three beautiful, wonderful and perfect children.

 Our new family!!!
 Daddy with his two boys....
 and loving every minute!
 Brennyn with his great-grandmother, Iva Jean
 Both of our kids are lucky enough to have two great-grandmas, three grandmas and an amazing grandpa!
 Strike a pose
 You know it's official when the stork lands...
 another bundle to put up on our "trophy wall" 
(it's how Rusty referred to the wall where we have all three of the bundles hung in the garage)
Sadly, after returning home from the hospital I found that my feet were getting very swollen. Poor Rowynn had to interact with me while I stayed planted on the couch with my feet propped up.

I called my doctor about the swelling but through our conversation I had told her about headaches I had been having. Long story short, I found that my blood pressure was 195/107 and they asked me to come in for a check-up. After putting me on blood pressure medicine it still isn't back to perfect but it has gone down. My hope is that I won't have to be on it much longer!

Striking a pose out in the Oklahoma heat while daddy was showing Rowynn some of the fun kiddie fireworks.

So far Brennyn has been a fantastic baby. He sleeps well and eats pretty good. My one hope is that he will be like his sister and brother and start sleeping through the night soon! Abigayl started sleeping through the night at six weeks and Rowynn started at eight weeks. I know, I know.... we've been spoiled!