Thursday, February 19, 2009

She's on a roll

This girl amazes me everyday. Up until a few nights ago she was pretty much sleeping in the bed with me & Stephen. It makes it much easier since I'm still nursing her. She used to start out the night in her swing and then when she woke up to eat she would sleep in our bed the rest of the night. Last week I started putting her in her bed to take naps (instead of napping in the swing). At first she didn't like it but now she hardly fusses when I put her down. So on Saturday I started putting her in her bed at bedtime. The first couple of nights she woke up around 11p and spent the rest of the night in our bed. But the next couple of nights she slept for 8 hours straight in her own bed! Once she woke up to eat I would put her in bed with us (since we both usually fall asleep while she's nursing). Nonetheless, she is doing fabulous in her own bed!!

Since she's been spending more time in her bed she has learned to roll from front to back. So far she can only roll to the right but I'm sure she'll learn to roll left very soon. I had only seen her do this in her bed but earlier today I had her laying on the floor and walked out of the room for a second. When I came back she was on her stomach. This girl is moving fast! Before I know it she's going to be sitting up on her own.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Yummy . . . rice cereal

On Friday I gave Brennan rice cereal. At first she wasn't so sure about it but then started to like it. She ate a few spoonfuls and was done. Saturday night I gave her more and every time I got the spoon close to her she got so excited. She would kick her legs and throw her arms into the air. A couple of times she even tried to help me feed her, it was so cute! I think once I start her on veggies & fruits she is going to love it!!

Monday, February 9, 2009

4 month check-up

Today was Brennan's 4 month check-up. She weighs 17 lbs 6 oz and is 26" long, I swear she's growing like a weed. At her last check-up she weighed 13 lbs 7 oz and was 23 3/4" long. She unfortunately had to have two vaccines but only cried for a minute. The doctor told me that we can start her on rice cereal so I'm looking forward to that. I think she'll like it, she's been eyeing my food a lot more lately. ;)

Last night I was sitting on the couch with my feet propped up on the ottoman. Brennan was laying on my legs and then pulled herself up into a sitting position. I was so shocked! She did this numerous times before she got tired. It was so cute.

Our baby girl is growing up so fast and we are taking in every minute. We are so blessed to have her in our lives.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

We'll miss you Granddaddy

On January 19, 2009 we suffered a great loss. Brennan's great-grandfather (my grandfather) unexpectedly passed away, it was a shock to my entire family. He was a good man, everyone that ever got to know him loved him. He was always telling jokes and smiling.

He absolutely adored Brennan. Just 20 days before he passed away his last sibling passed away. He wanted me to go to his brother's funeral (which was in Tifton, GA) so he could show off Brennan. At first I was hesitant because at the time Brennan did not like being in the car but at the last minute I decided to go, I'm so glad I did! He proudly showed to her his relatives (and Ethan too!).

Just a few weeks before his passing we were over at their house and my grandmother was holding Brennan (which she loves to do!) and my grandfather came over and started talking to Brennan. She was giving him the biggest smiles! At the time she didn't smile much to anyone other than me, Stephen & Ethan. That entire day she would smile at him whenever he would talk to her. I saw the excitement it brought to him and I will forever cherish that memory. One of my aunts told me that he was talking about Brennan just hours before he died.

It saddens me that she will never get to know him or know first hand how much he loved her but I will do my best to tell her about him and let her know how much he loved her.

I didn't get too many pictures of him with Brennan but here are the ones I have: