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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Brady's Dr. Appointment

We finally made it to the Dr. yesterday. The office was closed for a week because of the hurricane.

Brady is a little over 5 weeks old and is 11.7lbs, and 23 1/4 inches long. He has gained exactly 4 pounds since he was born. He is in the 95% for weight and height. He is a big boy, but he is healthy:) He is starting to get baby rolls on his legs and arms which I love. Peyton never had any baby rolls. Brady got one shot and he was a trooper. He did cry of course, but just for a second.

Here is a picture of me and my precious boys!!!!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Brady One Month Old

I can't believe that it has been a month since I had Brady. It has flown by. He was suppose to have his one month Dr's appointment yesterday, but they are shut down all week due to damage to the building from Ike. I am very anxious to see how much he has grown in the last 2 weeks. He is getting soooooo big. I am going to guess that he has gone from 9.4 lbs to almost 12lbs. He takes his eating very seriously. He is actually getting some baby rolls on his legs and arms. I love it. Peyton never got that.

Brady is becoming more alert during the day. He likes to watch Peyton run around. He is feeding every 3-4 hours. He is really overall a very good baby. He feeds and goes right back to sleep at night feedings, which is very nice. He has been having a little bit of trouble with reflux and tummy trouble, but not too bad. He loves tummy time, which is wierd for me because Peyton hated it!

Peyton loves Brady. He kisses and hugs him all the time. It is very cute to watch Peyton try to interact with Brady. He talks to him hoping that Brady will respond back. It will be fun when Brady can interact with Peyton a little bit more.

I will post Brady's weight ect.. next week after his appointment. Here are some pictures of Brady and Peyton. Enjoy

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Hurricane Ike

Wow, what a weekend!! Dwayne, Peyton, Brady and I left our house on Friday morning and went over to my parents house to ride out the storm. We had plenty of food, water and a generator. We spent Friday preparing for the storm and having some fun. Peyton and Papa went swimming to enjoy being outside.

Friday evening the winds picked up, and by 7pm the power was going on and off. By 9pm the power was off for good. We played cards by flashlight while the kids tryed to get some sleep. I was not prepared for the strength of this storm. By 2am it was wild outside. You could feel the house shake a little bit with every gust of wind. By 3 or 4am we had winds of 75 mph with a lot of rain, that lasted about 4 hours. My parents have a room upstairs that has no windows. We all stayed in that room and listened to the storm. I told my mom that I never want to ride out another hurricane. We were hearing things hit the windows and things snapping and cracking. It was awful! I can't imagine what the people went through that rode the storm in Galveston.

Once the storm calmed down the guys started up the generator. It was nice to finally have a fan blowing on us. We had tropical storm force winds for at least half of the day and lots of rain. My parents house had very minimal damage, which surprised all of us. Our house and my sisters house was fine.

We finally got poser back to our house Saturday evening. We feel very fortunate and blessed to not have damage.

Here are some pictures of our weekend!

Peyton and Papa Swimming before Ike hit

My parents lawn furniture tied down

Please keep all of those without power and those that have lost everything in your thoughts and prayers!!

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

First Day of MDO and 2 Week Appointment

Today has been a very busy, emotional day. It was Peyton's first day of Mother's Day Out. I was very nervous, even though I knew he would do just fine. He will be there Tuesday's and Thursday's from 9am to 2:30pm. He was pretty excited this morning about going to school. When I dropped him off, he did not even turn back to see me leave. He was ready!!! When I picked him up, his teacher said that he did great until it was time to take a nap. They said he was tough to get down, but he did take a 45 minute to an hour nap on his nap mat. When I walked into the room he was sitting on the aids lap and crying. It broke my heart and of course (this won't surprise my family) I started crying too. And yes, I forgot to mention that I did cry a little when I dropped him off too!:( Overall, he did great. I am curious to see how he does on Thursday now that he knows he is there for 5 and half hours!!
After Peyton was dropped off, my mom and I took Brady to his 2 week appointment. Brady is 9.4lbs and 21 and a half inches long. He was 7.7lbs when he was 5 days old. He is a very good eater, and would eat much more if I would let him. The Dr. said that he looks great. He did not get any shots today, but they did the newborn PKU screening today. They have to prick his heel and fill 5 dots full of blood. It took 15 minutes to fill all five dots. Brady was screaming, mommy was crying and even Grammy was teary eyed. The nurse that did the test had him laying on the bed and had is leg elevated trying to get blood out of his heel. I am not a Dr. or nurse, but I do know that to stop blood flow you elevate the body part. Finally near the end of the test, my mom said "wouldn't it be better for me to hold him up so that the blood will flow to his heel?" Oh yea, that may work the nurse said. It worked and he filled the last dot very quickly. Needless to say, I was not a happy camper when we left the Dr. Brady was worn out and pitiful after all that.

After Brady's appointment I had my 3 week post surgery appointment. It was easy thankfully!!! I am glad that the day is over. We all survived!!!!