Tuesday, November 18, 2008

He rolled over!!!!

Yeah! You read that right!!! Brock rolled over last night for the 1st time! I read that this doesn't happen until a baby is 4-6 months... Brock is 5 weeks old! Maybe it wa an accident, but he did it and I'm counting it! I put him down on his belly for tummy-time and within a few minutes, he lifted his head and looked around. Then he rolled onto his side! I had a feeling he was going to roll onto his back, so I woke Spike up from his nap so he wouldn't miss it. Within a minute Brock rolled onto his back!! We could NOT believe it!!!

Another huge milestone that happened yesterday is visual tracking. I had Brock in his boppy lounger on the floor changing his diaper. Spike came over and was standing behind me talking to Brock. When he was done he started walking around our coffee table, and Brock followed him with his eyes all the way to the couch! Totally crazy!!

On a side note, Brock has his 1st cold and it is breaking my heart. My nephew came over last weekend and I didn't know he was sick. Long story short, I caught the cold and passed it to Brock. His nose is so stuffy. Since yesterday he's been sneezing out bloody snot. I called the nurse at the doctors office and she said the blood could be from broken capillaries from the force of sneezing. She also said it could be dryness in his nose. He's had his humidifier on in his room since Sunday night, and I bought a new one for the living room. I also have to put saline drops in his nose and suck out some snot with a ball syringe before each feeding. He doesn't like those so much. I hope he starts feeling better soon.

Saturday, November 15, 2008


Last night when I put Brock to sleep, he was parallel to his crib. When I went in his room to give him his night time feeding, he was totally perpendicular to the crib! I couldn't believe that he wiggled his way to be sideways! And to top that off, he was still swaddled! I don't know how it didn't come undone. Pretty soon he's going to roll over in his sleep and wake up on his belly! YIKES! I should probably get him one of those pillow wedges!

Baby's 1st bath!

So up until yesterday I gave Brock sponge baths. I was too scared to use his little bath tub. Well last night Spike and I gave Brock his 1st bubble bath! LOL! He was fussy at first, but he liked it :-) He was so slippery! Anyway, here are a few pictures (I'm sure he'll thank me for this later!).

Friday, November 14, 2008

One month old!!

Wow! That's all I can say! WOW! I cannot believe that we have had Brock for one month already! We've made it!!! LOL. He is doing well and getting bigger every single day :-( That makes me sad! In the last week or so, Brock has started to find his voice! His coo's are soooooo adorable! Sometimes when he starts, I start talking to him and it almost feels like we're having a conversation! I love it! He's also started gripping things. For about 2 weeks he grabs my hair and my necklace. But in the last day or two I've found him grabbing his pacifier (whether its in his mouth or close to him).

On a side note, I went to the gym the other night and walked the treadmill for like 45 minutes! I haven't been cleared by my doctor to start working out, but I figured walking was harmless. I was a little uncomfortable about half way through, but I pushed through it. While I felt like the lamest person in the gym (because everyone around me was running and I was walking at a speed of 2.0), I felt AMAZING afterwards! LOL. So yesterday I went to Old Navy and bought a ton of sweat pants and tank tops for working out! I couldn't resist! Everything was on sale! I love sales!!!

Spike started working 10 hour days, 4 days a week so that he could be home with Brock and I on Fridays for a few weeks :-) YAY! I'm excited cause I get to make him help me with the chores today!!! He's going to be sorry that he decided to stay home!

Well, have a great weekend guys!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Busy, busy, busy!

Yikes! Sorry I haven't put a new post up in a while. We've been pretty busy around here! Last week, Brock and I went to a dinner party at one of my girlfriends house. We got to meet 2 new babies!! When I was pregnant with Brock, 3 other close friends of mine were also pregnant. 3 of us have had our babies, and we are all anxiously awaiting the arrival of baby Madison, making her debut in January!!! Here's a picture of the gang from the other night:

This weekend, Brock got to meet his grandpa, my dad! Here are a few pictures of them!

HE DID IT!!!!! Spike changed his first diaper last night!! It was a wet one, not a dirty one! He did a great job :-) I was so excited! Ahh, the small things that make me happy! LOL!

Today was an extremely busy day! I woke up early because we had a nurse coming here to take some blood samples from me for our life insurance. I had to get up and straighten up the house. My appt was at 11am, but thankfully she called at 10am and said her last appt finished sooner than she thought. I was excited because I had to fast since yesterday evening... so needless to say, I was starving!!

After she left I had to jump in the shower real quick because Spike's aunt came over with her daughter and my sister-in-law's son. So we got to visit with family for a little while today.

Then I had to get started on dinner. I'm making a Paula Dean pot roast recipe. I realized I didn't have any onions, so I had to run to the store with Brock. I was freaking out because he was supposed to wake up from his nap for his next feeding when we left, but thankfully he slept until we got home... and then some!!! His super long nap, let me go get some groceries, come home and clean the kitchen, and get the roast in the oven!! I feel soooo accomplished today!!! Oh! And I even started talking to my supervisor about coming back to work... which I cannot believe is right around the corner - Dec. 1st to be exact. I'm sad, but I'm incredibly anxious. I hate being out of the loop! Hopefully my transition back to work is smooth.

OMG!!!! I almost forgot! The coolest thing happened this weekend! I caught my beautiful niece taking her first steps on video! It was a sweet moment because, as most of you know, my youngest sister moved to Arizona this summer. Well, we had her on the webcam that night so she could see my dad and talk to all of us and the kids. So she got to see Lenna taking her first steps when we did!! I've gotten into the habit of taking my laptop to my mom's house when all of us are there so my youngest sister can see all of the kids. Its nice cause they all take the laptop and hang out with her for a few minutes! Well, here's the video:

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

3 weeks old!!!

I cant believe Brock is already 3 weeks old!! So crazy!
Look at that SMILE!!!

Since I'm a huge slacker and can never get pictures up on the day I need to, yesterday was election day! What a historic day for our country. Thankfully I didn't have to wait in line to vote!! I was going to take Brock with me, but my mom ended up coming over in the morning to watch him so I could go vote. I had Spike take this picture of Brock with my "I voted" sticker so we could put it in his scrapbook :-)

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Happy Halloween!

I didn't get a chance to post this last night, but here is Brock in his little Halloween outfit.

We didn't get him a costume this year, but this was just too cute! We went to the hospital to visit his grandpa Russ who had surgery that morning, then came home and passed out candy! My sister-in-law came over with her husband and their son so we could see him in his costume! So cute! He was a pit crew member. Then my mom came over to hang out with us for a little while like she does every Halloween!