Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Time flies but sometimes not fast enough

My title is very true to how I feel today. We had Briley's one month appointment, I can't believe its already been a month since I had her! She is a very healthy 9 lbs now and 21 1/2 in long. She started out 5 lbs 15 oz so she is definitely getting enough to eat:). I am loving my life as a mom to two but its starting to get more challenging at times. Take, for instance, this morning. I was going to go grocery shopping with a girlfriend and was incredibly proud of myself for getting both my kids fed and ready before she had even left her house to head over. Before I could get dressed Briley spit up a little so I started to wipe her off, telling her "You are not getting a new outfit, Missy, I will just dab off the small amount of throw up". Suddenly, as if to argue with me, she threw up ALL over me, the carpet and her adorable outfit. So I got to change her, then leave her alone and lock Crew in the bathroom with me so I could shower real quick to get it all off me. Crew was screaming the whole time cause he wanted out and Briley was crying when I got out of the bathroom. Then Crew hit her with a book in the head so I had to both discipline him and comfort her. I wanted to pull out my hair by the time Jessica got to my house. The rest of the day went pretty smoothly until right before leaving for her drs appt, when she vomited all over my sheets and her outfit again. Crew never ever spit up as a baby, not once. Its quite an adjustment. Hopefully this phase doesn't last long. The Dr is not concerned about it.

So I am looking forward to her sleeping through the night and throwing up less. It is hard to live such a busy life off of such interrupted sleep. I know countless moms do it every day and my hat's off to them! I am trying to get her on more of a routine in hopes that she sleeps through the night by 7 weeks like Crew did. I know its rare but I am hoping for a miracle! :) The longest she goes at night is 4 hours. Its usually a 4, 3, 2 hour pattern, with me up 3 times a night. I know it will pass soon and I will hardly remember what it was like getting up so much at night. I adore my two sweet children though and I can't wait til they can play with each other and I don't have to worry so much about Crew's over enthusiasm with "baby!". I am watching the Tucson Memorial right now for the victims of Saturday's shooting. It was such an awful tragedy and I am just so thankful for my life, my freedom and my family.

Saturday, January 8, 2011


I just wanted to take a sec to post this pict of our whole family and announce that I am so incredibly thankful for my beautiful family. I am so grateful for the opportunity I have to be a mom to two beautiful and sweet babies! When I am up multiple times in the middle of the night feeding Briley or telling Crew no for the hundreth time in a day I sometimes lose my persepective. Then I remember that people are suffering great amounts of grief and loss and I am so incredibly blessed and lucky! So on that note I am so thankful to our Heavenly Father for my wonderful husband and my amazing kids. I am also thankful for all of our extended family. I have wonderful inlaws, great parents, an amazing sister and sister-in-laws and fabulous friends who are close enough to me to be considered my sisters. Just thought I would put all that out there to start off the new year!

I am loving having two kids and am starting to adust more and more. Yesterday I was brave enough to take them both to McDonalds and then the park. Briley slept the whole time and I had a blast with my little Crewser. He is such a daddy's boy and I feel like a lot of my time is spent tending to Briley's needs right now, so it was really nice to be able to play and bond more with my sweet man! Brian is off the next two days and we are gonna go out tonight to celebrate my birthday, which is Monday. Can't believe I will be 26, how the time has flown! I am sure this year will be amazing I am so looking forward to all that is in store for us!

Briley's Photoshoot

My photographer friend Ashley Elicio ( took these for me when Briley was just 4 days old. She did a great job and I can't believe how much she has changed from then already! I will have to post some new ones soon she will be 4 weeks tomorrow! How the time flies! Hope everyone is having a wonderful New Year so far!