Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Catching Up

We have been extra busy this past week. I will summarize and make it short and sweet!

Wednesday - call for a job interview. Mom, Ron, and Devon came over, babysat while I interviewed and got the job!! Gabe's HS friends came over Jason and Jordy to go to the Blink 182 reunion concert. Devon and I hung out and played with Brody. Mom and Ron met friends for dinner.

Thursday - Went in at 7 am to fill out paperwork and begin reading some of the training guides. Picked up Kelly from the airport. Hung out at the house, went to dinner at OTB while Gabe stayed home with the little guy.

Friday - Kelly, Brody, and I went to Target. Met our cute, tiny, preggo friend Allison for lunch and shopped for her travel system/stroller. Kelly went home with Allison while Brody and I ran more errands. Gabe and I met Brooke and Steve and Adam and Amber for dinner with our babies (where Brody was pretty much a nightmare the entire dinner! Enough to make me lose my appetite! It didn't help that we had to wait forever before we sat down)

Saturday - We were up early to make the drive to Arlington for Brody-man's 6 month photo shoot. Met my dad, sister, and grandpa for lunch. Back to McKinney, I left to go to Allison's baby shower where I got to see my old college roommate who I haven't seen in years, Lisa. Came home and met Amber, Adam, and Teagan for McKinney's Oktoberfest celebration. Back to our house to watch the first part of the Tech game. We were all exhausted!!

Sunday- ran errands while Gabe stayed home with Brodsters and did lots of helpful chores around the house. Thanks honey!

Monday - first day of my first week at my new job. Met a "Fossil friend" for lunch who is sadly moving to Atlanta. So happy for her though! Thanks mom for babysitting Brody while I went to lunch and ran some much needed errands!

Tuesday - un-eventful (thank goodness!)

Wednesday (today) - was offered another part time job! When it rains it pours! :)

As you can see, we aren't taking Brody many places these days. He is extremely difficult in restaurants and is on the go 24/7. We couldn't love him more. His fun-loving personality is developing more and more everyday. Brody is happiest at home. He will laugh and play, crawl and stand, bounce and roll all day if you would let him. His fingers/hand are constantly in his mouth, he is snotty and drooling up a storm. I am afraid he is getting more teeth! I will post recent pics here soon when I can catch my breath. I should be in bed now getting my rest since tomorrow is another FULL day.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Brody is cutting his first 2 teeth on the bottom. I saw something different in his mouth last night and today I can feel and see them coming through!

Sick Baby Update

We are on the mend, finally! We just have a pesky cough that will not subside. B-Man is on the go once again and is refusing to slow down.

In the meantime, I am getting ready for Gabe's friends on Wednesday night and my friend, Kelly on Thursday night. Definitely looking forward to spending some QT time with her!

Brody's 6 month pics are this weekend, and I am still trying to get over the fact that I have a six-month old. Where does the time go?? Brody brings so much joy and happiness to mine and Gabe's lives. I think back to my pregnant days and wondering if I will love my I wonder why I was so worried? How could I not love this sweet-tempered, ball of personality, mover and shaker of a baby? Now I am hoping to be able to set the right boundaries with the right amount of discipline for him, when the time is appropriate. Does anyone know of a good book that I might be able to help me in that dept? I have Babywise, which seems to be geared more towards newborns. Maybe I haven't read far enough into it....

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Sick Baby

Brody has been sick these past few days, and let me tell you how heart-wrenching it is to know your little one is not feeling well and there isn't anything you can do. He was running fever in the 101's Monday and Tuesday, had lots of congestion, a cough, zero to little energy (which is extremelty rare) and sounds terrible. We took him to the doctor and they think it is viral. He has been on constant flow of Tylenol to hopefully take the edge off. I am happy to report his fever has broken since this morning, but the congestion and cough are still there and I know he still isn't feeling good. He swats the bulb syringe away since it's his worst enemy these last few days. Luckily he has been sleeping and resting most of the last two days to fight off the sickness. He has perfected his dramatic cry and it is pitiful! I will be holding him on my left hip, he body is spread eagle with his head thrown back crying a cry that reminds me of a "WHHHHY ME??" type cry. One thing that is not lacking is his appetite, which I am told is a good thing.

He has been to the doc two days in a row, but today we went for our well visit and flu shot (round 1). His stats are as follows:
Weight: 15 lbs 7.5 oz (15 %tile)
Height: 25 3/4 inches (25 %tile)

Monday, September 14, 2009

6 months (on Wednesday)

I just cannot get over the fact that my little munchkin is going to be 6 months on Wednesday! There is just no possible way! He is growing way to fast and time is flying by. I am having so much fun with him and thankful for all the time I am able to spend with my little guy. He is definitely the light of my life.

Here are a few of Brody's latest tricks:

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


I am always looking for a new fabulous mascara to try, along with my friend Brooke. She recently introduced me to the Colossal Mascara by Maybelline. I am on day 3 of using it and I love it! I got a 2 pack at Target for like 8 dollars!! Thought I would pass along this in case you are in need of a mascara switcheroo.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Happy Birthday Rene!

Saturday was my MIL's birthday! We surprised her by flying in her sister from Atlanta early Saturday morning. We all show up to "pick her up for breakfast" and in walks Jan. Priceless moment!
After hanging out for a bit, we decide to head to lunch in Grapevine. I gave the suggestion of Esparza's even though it was already planned to have more surprise visitors arrive there (her brother Jerry and his wife Pam, her best friend Sally, and her Aunt Mary and cousin Mark).
Her last surprise was what Jerry and Pam picked up on their way in from East Texas...Bodacious BBQ! We had a house full on Saturday, but loved every second of it. So glad we were able to celebrate with most of the Journey family!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

A Sweet Treat

Today I went and bought some Sprinkles Cupcakes for a girl at Gabe's work who had never heard of Sprinkles until a week or so ago. It was her birthday and it was Gabe's idea, I just had the time to go get them... Anyway, while I was there, I treated myself to one. Peanut butter chocolate deliciousness! Yummy!! I also bought some of their mix and will try them out soon!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Seriously... Seriously...

My child is SERIOUSLY a mess! He is on the go non-stop! I am convinced he is the busiest baby around. I am sure you all are thinking, every baby (or my baby) was/is busy, but this kid is different, I'm tellin' ya! He is crawling at 5 1/2 months and is everywhere and into everything. I have taken some pictures of him getting into things and items around the house that he shouldn't be (and will not post because I would like to keep my child! :). He travels across the room in 30 seconds flat! I cannot turn my back on him for one second!

Here is my sweet angel baby on August 19th in his crib after waking up from a nap:

And THIS is what I found after he woke up from his nap yesterday (August 31st):
This I am not ready, nor prepared for! Seriously, Brody. Seriously...

Gabe and I definitely have our hands FULL! After the day I had yesterday with Brody, all I can say is "SERIOUSLY..." We lowered his crib and pack n play to the lowest settings after yesterdays drama. We are so blessed to have a loving sweet baby boy even though he is a ton of work. We wouldn't have it any other way. He brightens our days everyday!

Here are a few pictures that I hadn't uploaded until today.

In my highchair eating...such a big boy!

Enjoying the Huggies baby wipes box...we used it as a boat to get around the room

BRODY - Mommy and Daddy love you so much!