Sunday, November 30, 2008

First Thanksgiving

We had a really good Thanksgiving! My parents, brother & nephew drove in Wednesday night so we spent a little time with them Thursday morning and then my parents & brother went to my grandparents in Jefferson to eat Thanksgiving dinner. Me, Stephen, Brennan, Ethan and Evan (my nephew) all went to Stephen's parents house to celebrate the holiday with them. Memaw & Papaw also came! We had a delicious lunch of ham, green bean casserole, sweet potatoes, peas, dressing & cranberry sauce. Brennan slept through lunch and finally woke up around 2p. After she ate she let everyone hold her for a little while but started to get fussy so I put her in the sling and she soon fell asleep. I think she slept for another 3 hours! When she woke up I fed her and then we took some family pictures, they all turned out great.

Brennan is really starting to smile a lot more. Every time she smiles it just melts my heart! She's also starting to follow objects (or people) with her eyes. Also if Ethan comes up behind her and says something you can see her perk up a little and turn her head. It's really cute how she recognizes his voice.

Also this weekend was the first time that my nephew, Evan, got to see Brennan. He took to her immediately and couldn't wait to hold her. When he finally got to hold her he held her for a really long time! He always kept an eye on her too. If she would start crying and I wasn't in the room he would come get me and say "Aunt Stephie Brennan is crying". It was so sweet!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

2 month appointment

Brennan had her two month appointment this morning. She weighs 13 lbs 7 oz and is 23 3/4" long. She is growing so fast! She got 5 different immunizations. One was oral, 3 other immunizations were in one shot and then a single shot. She did great when they gave her the shots, one in each leg. She only cried for a second. She was fussy today and I could tell her left leg was sore but after I gave her some Tylenol she was feeling much better, we even got some smiles out of her!

I had to take her to the doctor on Monday because on Thursday night she started with some congestion and coughing. By Sunday night she was really fussy and after we went to bed she slept very little and stayed up crying a lot. I was worried that she had an ear infection. Sure enough her left ear looked a little infected (he said the right ear looked perfect though). So at only two months old she has her first ear infection. I had them really bad as a child so I hope she's not following in my footsteps. I remember how painful they were and I don't want her to have to go through that.

So tomorrow we'll be celebrating her first Thanksgiving. Too bad she can't eat all the yummy food yet!

Monday, November 10, 2008

First Smile

I gave Brennan a bath on Saturday morning and planned on taking a couple of pictures of her in the bathtub. I sat her in her seat while the water filled the tub and was talking to her. She started to smile a little so I quickly grabbed my camera and kept talking to her. I finally got her to smile big and got a picture of it. She has smiled before but it was always in her sleep or if you would rub her cheek. This time it was what I call a true smile! I haven't been able to get her to smile again but I'm sure it will start happening more often soon enough.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Go Gladiators!

The four of us went to see the Gwinnett Gladiators play Monday night. Stephen's company has season tickets and no one was using them so we decided to go. It was a bit risky since that is usually Brennan's fussy time but we thought we would try it out and see what happened. The evening was quite a success! Brennan was an absolute angel and Ethan did great too, we actually got to stay for most of the game. It was nice to get out, do something we enjoy and spend some time together.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

One month check-up & 1st Halloween

Friday was Brennan's one month check-up. She weighs 11 lbs. 3 oz and is 22 1/2" long. She definitely has grown!! She had to get one shot and did great. She cried for about 2 seconds and then she was fine. The doctor prescribed Zantac for her since she agreed with me that Brennan has acid reflux. Hopefully the medicine will make her more comfortable.

Brennan's first Halloween was a busy one. The day started out with her doctor's appointment and then we went to Duncan Creek Park with our Mom's Group. That night we went to our friend's house, Scott & Theresa, and went trick-or-treating in their neighborhood. We dressed Brennan up for Halloween and she was Batgirl. She was the cutest Batgirl I've ever seen!! :) More on our Halloween festivities here.