Sunday, December 27, 2009

Happy Holidays

From Batman, T and Brynna

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Batman's favorite ornaments

Was there any question these 2 would be his?

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone!

We've had a busy morning already opening up some gifts for Brynna and Batman and me from my family (Our gifts to each other are "to be bought" and Brynna got LOTS of books from Batman and me). Batman got a new coat that looks pretty dang fabulous and little miss and I got a trip to... DISNEYLAND!! Yippee!! My parents and older brother had a trip planned in January (they go just about every year) and decided to include the two of us (since Batman will be in AL for military training- OTS) I'm so excited!! :) I can't even tell you how much I love Disney!!

Here's what a our tree looks like this year:

It took us a while to get it since we've been so busy. We (meaning Brynna, my FIL and I) went out last week and found one at a tree lot (we had thought about getting a permit to cut down one ourselves up in the mountains, but we ran out of time). I love how it turns out every year. Since Batman in the USAF we do a lot of the ornaments in red, white and blue, along with our normal ones.

And here are our new favorites this year:

I got this one last year from my MIL. I love it!

This one Candi sent us when we lost our little bean in January. I will treasure this one always, remembering the little one we lost.

And this one my IL got Brynna this year. I heart it for obvious reasons. On the back is her name and birth date engraved.

Upcoming post with Batman's favorites too ;-)

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Way behind... again

Once again, time has gotten away from me and I haven't blogged at all! Eek! Here's a quick "week in review" for us:

-B turned 8 weeks old on Wednesday. The little stinker is up over 11 lbs! What a little chunk! :)

-I finished making Christmas gifts for my family and got them out in the mail on Friday- assured by the post office that they would make it to Seattle by Wednesday, definitely before Christmas.

-Received B's Christmas dress in the mail from my mom and dad- SO CUTE! It's a little sleeveless red number with embroidery- I will be taking and posting pics on Christmas. I heart it! I just hope it fits her- it's a 3/6 mos- but it does have a tie in the back where I can cinch it if I need to.

- Saturday Batman worked half a day since his company is a big sponsor of the Christmas Run. He dressed up in Alf the Bear costume and did a great job dancing around and hugging kids (or so he says... I wasn't there HA!).

- My BIL and SIL are in town with the kids so we spent pretty much the rest of the weekend at my IL house, "doing Christmas" with them (B got some pretty cool new toys! I'll talk about them in another post because I have some questions for you BTDT) and having a nice time.

-I'm down almost 35 lbs since having Brynna. Now only about 30-35 lbs to go (turns out I gained "slightly" more than I thought- about 47 lbs while preggo. Add to that, I gained a good 15 lbs while ttc- which I completely blame on Clomid- so I still have a ways to go).

-Batman finished his semester of grad school and believes he did really well. We won't have the official grades until after the first of the year, but he was acing his classes the last he checked :) Good job babe!

- Cheer is over for the year (we start back up Jan 12). We did a sock exchange for our Christmas party on Friday night and I got these AWESOME over the knee socks from one of the girls. Her reasoning behind picking those particular ones was because I have "long legs" and she can't wear socks like that- I'm 5'6" and she is 4'9"

- Kino has been on antibiotics since Tuesday and heads to the vet tomorrow morning for the teeth cleaning. Hopefully, the $400 quote they gave me won't amount to that ACTUAL amount (that is worst case scenario). If they don't have to pull out any teeth it will be much lower so keep your fingers crossed for that!

- We finally got our Christmas tree on Monday and got it up and decorated by Wednesday. I love how it turned out (I always do)- look for a post coming about our favorite ornaments!

I think that's about all this week. I hope everyone is alive and kickin' and has all their shopping done!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

We have a fat ass dog

Kino had his yearly vet appt today. 114 lbs. YIKES! I guess the weight management food we've been feeding him has NOT been working as effectively as we had hoped. Time for a diet big boy!
Oh and his teeth are infected so he has to go in on Monday to have them cleaned. $400. Lovely.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

There's a first time for everything

We survived. Brynna survived.

Batman had his company Christmas party last night. It was the first time we've left Miss B with ANYONE. You can imagine I was kind of a nervous wreck (Batman on the other hand was completely fine with it... typical man)! All went well though.
Batman's parents came over and watched her for the 3 hours we were gone. They did a great job and even put her to bed before we got home. Oh and folded a bunch of our laundry (sweet!).
We even had a pretty good time at the party. We did a gift exchange that included half "good" gifts and half white elephant gifts. It was pretty hilarious some of the things that people brought. We came home with a great bucket of different beers and nuts (someone stole it from Batman, but I got it back for him). We would have also come home with some very hideous angel ornaments, but Batman left them hidden at the host's house (it's kind of a tradition with him and them- they leave theirs in his office sometime the week following. He hides his somewhere in their house). OVerall, we had a great time.
I don't know if I'm ready to leave her again soon though. I just missed my girl so much... is that sad or what?

Friday, December 11, 2009


We've been able to get both Nana (my mom) and Grandpa and Grandma (Batman's parents) to give Brynna her bath.
Here are a few pics of the fun bath times :)
With my mom:

And with Batman's parents:

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

7 weeks

Goodness, time is just flying by too fast! I can't believe Brynna is already 7 weeks old!
I can't think of anything new that she is doing this week. She's smiling more and more and she has started doing this thing with Batman where he does the blublublublu sound (you know where you move your finger over your lips?) to her and then will rub his finger over her lips at the same time. She has taken to opening her mouth and making little noises while he does it. It's TOO cute! We'll have to get it on video one of these days! :)
Here is her pic this week:

Thanks for the advice on pumping. The last couple days I've been making a concerted effort to pump about an hour or so after she nurses (if I'm home and available to do it). I haven't gotten a huge amount saved up (well, it's only been a couple days) but I'm ahead a couple days, so that's nice :)

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Some pics

I'm terrible about taking pictures with our actual camera, but I do take at least one everyday with my phone- I send them to my family since they live so far away and don't get to see us often. Here are a few of my favorites over the last week or so:

Her royal sleepiness:

First trip to Lowe's

From a couple weeks ago- snuggling with Dad

Last night, playing video games with Dad- holding her head up like a champ!

Monday, December 7, 2009

BTDT... a little help?

I need some advice. I really want to build up a little surplus of milk so I can go out once in a while without taking Brynna, but I'm at a loss how. I usually pump once or twice a day, but it ends up only being enough for one bottle which Batman gives Brynna that evening. How can I increase my supply to get enough for more than one feeding? I'm obviously producing enough since little miss is up to over 10 lbs already... but I need help with logistics. Should I pump an hour after every feeding? Right after each one? Right before?
This momma needs to get out once in a while and now that I'm back into cheer (and Batman refuses to let me take B to games with me), I need to get a stash in my freezer!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

One year

Do you remember this little guy? Well, he officially turns one year old today! I can't believe how fast it seems time has gone. It seems like he was just born a few months ago and here he is, already a big boy! I got to spend all afternoon with him and his mom yesterday (and Miss B, of course) going to our favorite store and just hanging out :) Still love him... although not nearly as much as this cute face:

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Houston we have POOP!!

And a blow out it WAS!! Yippee!! She is just so much happier tonight than she has been, I'm sure it's due to dropping her load ;-)

Who would have ever thought Batman and I would be so excited over bowel movements? Oh how things change!

6 weeks

(and a day- although the pic was taken yesterday)

I can't believe she is already 6 weeks old! OMG!! Where has the time gone? (oh and for those of you mommies that are able to blog everyday... PLEASE tell me your secret!! I feel like I have no time for the computer and have been cut off from the outside world!! Gah!)

Here's her 6 wk pic- a very happy one!

She has starting cooing this week and smiling more and more (as you can see in the pic). We took her in to the doc yesterday and she weighed in at a whopping 10 lbs! Yowza! She is still having bowel issues. As in, NO poop unless we stimulate her in some way, whether that's a thermometer, a finger, or a suppository. Karo and brown sugar water doesn't work. Neither does massage. Blah! I probably should be thanking my lucky stars that we have only had to change about 8 or 10 poopy diapers in the last 6 weeks, but instead I'm just worried. Her doc isn't though, so I guess I just have to let it go...

Our Thanksgiving was nice and low key. We watched the Macy's parade on TV in the morning and then headed to my IL for lunch/ dinner and games. We stayed in on Friday and relaxed.
We watched our BSU team take the WAC on Friday as well. Great game and they remain 6 in the nation! Can't wait for this Sunday's BCS Bowl announcement! We are hoping they make it into the Fiesta Bowl or the Sugar Bowl.

Sorry I'm still a bad blogger... hopefully I can learn all your secrets of time management with a baby SOON!!