Thursday, November 13, 2008

Sweet Sounds

I remember the day that Brody was born the dr. said to him, "Come on baby, cry..." It seemed like an eternity before Brody made that first cry and I swear it was the sweetest noise I had ever heard up to that point in life. I don't think I have heard something better, but I have found its match.
Our Brody laughed out loud for the first time yesterday. He is always a smiley little boy, but I haven't been able to get a giggle until now. I read in a book some of the things that a three month old can do or may be doing and laughing out loud was one of them. I was a little disappointed, because Brody hadn't laughed yet and I was really looking forward to it. But just like him coming a couple days before his due date, Brody laughed just a few days before his 3 month birthday.
By my reaction you would have thought that Brody had just won the nobel peace prize, but it was his simple giggle that reduced me to tears. He laughed several times and I called Trevor to let him hear, but he couldn't hear it. Of course, once Trevor got home 15 minutes later he wouldn't laugh again! (Trevor's going to start thinking that I'm lying if Brody won't do any of the cute things for him that he does when Brody and I are alone)
I haven't even been able to get Brody to laugh again, but now that I've heard it once, I know it can happen at any given time again. Until then though....I'll be waiting on the edge of my seat!

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Bigger EVERY Day!

"They" say that kids learn more in their first 5 years of life than at any other time. I am totally a believer now. Our little Brody went from sleeping, crying, pooping, and eating to this kid that is trying to do everything at once.Very early on Brody rolled over, but it was kinda a fluke thing. I think he must have been slightly sloped, because he hasn't done it since. This week though he is really trying to roll over. He gets a little hung up on his arm though. On Monday he was trying so hard and Trevor and I just kept cheering him on from the side lines. You seriously would have thought he was performing brain surgery by our excitement. All that ended up happening was Brody getting halfway there and getting super mad. He cried and cried because he was so frustrated and we were just watching and not helping. He quite literally wore himself out. He ended up falling asleep mid-roll and stayed that way for about 30 minutes.
I have really been pushing the pacifier on Brody because I have noticed his intense desire to have his fist shoved in his mouth. I really was hoping to discourage the whole thumb-sucking thing by giving him a pacifier. I figured that a pacifier can be taken away eventually, the thumb cannot. Well, Brody found his thumb. I give up. I'm pretty sure that there really isn't much I can do about it, so why fight it? The only bright side is that since his initial thumb-sucking he really has mostly chewed on his thumb...not so much sucking....maybe he doesn't like it all that much??? Yeah, yeah...keep dreaming.
On Halloween we put Brody in his stroller without his car seat and Trevor told me he didn't like it because it made him not look little. Trevor thought he looked too grown up sitting up like that. Well, Trevor propped Brody on the couch and I didn't like it because I thought he looked like a big kid instead of the 12 week old baby that he is. Brody was a little like the leaning tower of Pisa at times, but mostly he sat up straight all by himself. Seriously, where did my baby go? It's true that they grow up WAY to fast!

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Holy Cow

Is it ever to early to start dressing up your kid for Halloween? Well, we didn't think so. I got Brody this cow costume over a month ago, and then it looked huge, but it actually worked out perfect. We didn't do any actual trick-or-treating, but we did go out and about. Brody actually delivered little treat bags to his grandparents and a few others instead of received candy.

Here we go...

Really mom, how much more of this?

Shake your cow tail

What's a cow without a little hay?