Saturday, March 12, 2011

First food

Brenton started on his first solid food this week. He has been battling diarrhea for nearly 3 weeks and he managed to lose 7 ounces in one week. We decided to try to add a bit of solids to his diet.

He's only getting about a quarter of a jar once a day- and he doesn't seem overly impressed with the pea's, but his appetite has returned to normal as has his poop!

Hard to believe he's even old enough to eat this stuff. They really do grow way too fast!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Brenton: You're 5 months old.

Happy 5th month, Sweet boy.

Can I be honest for a minute? When I first found out I was pregnant with you, I called a good friend and told her I didn't know what to do with a boy. We had your two sisters before you; my life revolved around baby dolls and bows- and with your arrival it would be much, much different.

However, it's not all that different. Some of the main differences that I need to duck when your "fountain" turns on- but other than that sort of stuff- being a Mother to a boy is more rewarding that I could have ever imagined.

Your personality is so, so, so, different than your sisters. You're very laid back and smiling. ALL. THE. TIME. It's contagious. I can have the worst day and seeing your sweet gummy smile makes all those worries disappear. It forces me to realize that despite the chaos of the world we live in, that the simplest things in life are the ones that matter. Your sweet smile is all that matters.

I like to think it's God's way of telling me to slow down; to take in the sweetness of you and your sister's life- and let tomorrow's worries wait for tomorrow.

Thanks for that, Bub!

You talk all the time. You're not saying constants yet, but you squeal, screech, and coo what seems to be all day long. You love to interact with anything that has a heartbeat(or random household plants). You're super social and this is new for me because McKenzie despised strangers at your age.

You're really close to sitting independently. You can sit for about 20 seconds before you start to loose your balance. You tip over and laugh at yourself. You have such a cool personality.

You're still only on formula for now. We'll introduce some solids into your life in the next month or so.

You're lazy. You hate to be on your belly(it's like deja vu). You're content either sitting with support, or laying on your back with your favorite toys around you.

You're grabbing at everything(please have mercy on my hair, Thanks!) and putting things in your mouth constantly. You love to chomp on your fingers. Makes me wonder if you'll get teeth so. So far you remain toothless!

You're just a super cool baby. You're adorable and sweet and everyone who meets you loves you.

We love you. We love what you bring to our family. Keep being you, Bud.

Love you to the moon and back!