Thursday, April 30, 2009

3 Months Old

I can't believe that my baby turned 3 months old yesterday. The time is flying by. We will be celebrating his 1st birthday before you know it :( He is so sweet and has definitely made our family more complete. Slow down baby boy! You are getting big way to fast.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Am I a bad mother?

Coleson has been sleeping through the night really well. For about 5 weeks in a row, we were sleeping through the entire night. It was wonderful and I was really getting spoiled. Things have now changed. For some reason, Coleson is waking up around 4:00 now. I’m not sure why. I would assume for a bottle, but why is it just starting now. I have tried everything I know to do. I now give him 5 oz with rice in his bottle. I’ve tried keeping him up later, but nothing is working. I don’t know what else to do. Two people have told me that if I let him cry himself back to sleep that it will only take three nights for him to figure out that I’m not coming to get him and he will teach himself to go back to sleep. Well folks, tonight will be night number three and I don’t know if I can make it. Sunday night, he woke up about 4:15 and whined a little but eventually went back to sleep for a little while. That was not the case last night. He woke up at 4:00 and cried for two hours straight. Dennis kept saying, “Don’t get up and get him. Just let him cry.” Finally at 6:00, after cat napping for two hours, I gave him a bottle. It was almost time for me to get up so I don’t think that I messed up what we are trying to do. Who knows what tonight will bring. I guess what I am trying to get at is am I bring a bad mother for letting my 3 month old baby lay in his bed and cry? Is it normal for them to cry for this long during the 3 nights that I am waiting out? It breaks my heart when I go in there and he looks up at me and gives me a big smile. Now I do understand that he is a baby and that they wake up at night, I just don’t understand why we did this for so long and now a change. Does anyone have any advice?

A Birthday Cookout...

We went and ate at Preston's parents house Sunday night to celebrate Bethany and Preston's birthdays. They are a few days apart so they celebrate together. My parents, Rebecca and Michael, and Lauren were there too. Rebecca and I were pregnant at the same time. She had Taylor exactly one week before I did.

Coleson and Taylor passed out. Rebecca and I will have to show this picture to them in 20 years.

Anderson loved Abbey. She is getting to be such a big girl. I can't believe that she will be two in a month.

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Monday, April 27, 2009

Brandon's 1st Baseball Tournament

Brandon had a baseball tournament this weekend and his team finished 2nd. He did great. He got his first home run. It was an inside the park home run but it was still really good. He also got a triple and made several outs. Dennis and I were very proud of him and all of his hard work. Abbey’s team was supposed to have played but they didn’t have enough teams register. She was sure missing it, but it was good for her to watch her brother be in the spotlight this weekend.
Brandon and Daddy after the game.

Brandon crossing the plate for his first home run!
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Coleson was so sleepy.

Brandon getting his trophy.

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Getting their trophies

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Happy Late Birthday!

I am usually pretty good about posting birthday wishes but this weekend was crazy busy for us. I guess this is better late than never. Happy Late Birthday, Brandon and Bethany!

Friday, April 24, 2009

I love my BIG sister!

Coleson loves it when Abbey is holding him but then again he loves when anyone is holding him. There is just something about Abbey though. He loves his big sister so much and she loves him too.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

A Birthday Celebration

We had Brandon's birthday party at Performance Sports last night. Everyone had a great time and Brandon had a great turn out for his party. The kids and a few adults got to play wiffle ball. I'm really not sure if the guys or the kids had more fun. My family was worn out afterwards and we didn't have to beg them to go to bed. Happy early birthday, Brandon!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

These are a few pictures that I took last night. We let Coleson sit in his high chair last night while we ate. He was ok for a few minutes and then was ready to get out.


He was so tired from daycare that he went to sleep before his bottle last night. I woke him up and fed him and he went right back to sleep for the night.
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Brandon was playing with my camera last night. This is what I found when I turned it on this morning. He loves to take pictures.
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