Sunday, September 19, 2010

Gymnastics and Grammy's

I didn't get a lot of pictures of good pictures at Brady's gymnastics, but as Mary Poppins would say, "Enough is as good as a feast." Playing in the pit, or "blue blocks" as Brady calls them, is Brady's favorite part of gymnastics.
Ms. Brittany tickles Brady.
This shot was after Brady jumped from the long tumble track trampoline onto the green mat.
After gymnastics, we went to Grammy's house. Brady snacked on strawberries and helped Grammy make a layered cornbread salad.
He kept saying, "sprinkle, sprinkle."

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Birthday, Ballgame and an Elephant

Here's a sneak peak of Brady's Halloween costume. Last year, Brady was a very cute lion. We played with the costume a lot to help him get used to the headdress and the idea of playing a lion. On Halloween he happily roared like a lion and never bothered fussing with his costume. We're hoping that by playing with the elephant costume, we'll have similar success.
At first Brady was afraid of the costume, but by the next morning he kind of liked wearing the head and playing with the trunk. He's so cute!
On Saturday we went to the Aggie game... kind of. We went to a lot of the pre-game festivities. We had lunch with the former student group we used to work with, in the MSC. I was happy to have an air conditioned space indoors to relax. Megan and Taylor took turns walking Brady outside to see the Aggie Band parade in, visit a booth with first responder / rescue dogs, etc. Brady loved it. Taylor, Megan and Brady went to the game, but only lasted about 30 minutes. We ended up eating dinner at Fitzwilly's and driving home. It was fun to visit Aggieland for the day.
On Tuesday we went to the Bacot's to celebrate Taylor's Dad's 65th birthday.
Brady rolled on the floor and cuddled with Remi under the chair. Remi is by far the calmest Lab I've ever seen.
Brady really liked Grandpa's coconut cream pie.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

13 Weeks Today!

I can't believe it's been over a month since we've posted pictures. After completing each puzzle, Brady yells, "Yea Puzzle!"
On Sunday, Taylor played golf at Hermann park with some old college buddies. Grammy picked us up and took us out to the suburbs. Brady now calls Daddy's BMW and Grammy's van the "cool car". My 4Runner is apparently not cool.
Grammy got new baskets and shelves to store Brady's toys in her living room. Brady was quick to pull everything out. After his vaccinations last week, he started getting pretty congested and had repeated bloody noses. We started giving him Astragalus a few times a day to boost his immune system, warm baths with baking soda, epson salt or apple cider vinegar to detox and saline nose spray to help heal his soft nasal tissues. I'm happy to say that he's a healthy boy again.
I asked Brady to get a tissue for himself from the bathroom and he felt as though he needed a lot of tissue for his bloody little nose.
I guess I'm taking too many pictures of my little man. He walked up to the camera and said, "smile" and gave me this funny face. He did it a few times.
I didn't get great pictures with Brady, Mick and Mitzi, but I know Pappaw would appreciate seeing a few pics of his grandson with his furry children.
Brady threw the ball to Mick and he caught it in mid air more times than not. Brady was immensely entertained by this and liked it most when Mick had to dart and twist to catch the ball.
Mick would return the ball to Brady up on the deck,
and as he crawled up Mitzi would slip him a little kiss.
Brady could almost empty the entire dog bowl by splashing with his foot. He found it hilarious.
I did have a fresh Ozarka bottle with me, but Brady wanted to drink with the dogs. Mitzi found this rather curious.
Funny guy
As if he weren't wet enough.
Grammy had told us about a restaurant called Clay's where you could pet the animals. It was hard to picture, and I didn't like the idea of being out in the heat in the middle of the day. On Sunday evening, we finally made it out there and Brady had a ball! He loved petting the horses and donkeys the most. He would probably hang out by the fence all day long, if we let him. I drug my IV pole around with me and probably looked a little bit ridiculous, but I was happy to be out in the real world.
I'm finally 13 weeks today. I felt pretty good all week (praise the Lord!), except for yesterday when I pushed myself a little too far. I showered, washed all my delicate laundry (in preparation for going back to work) and washed dishes. I paid for it all evening, but I'm doing better this morning.
I've had some trouble with my IV sites. They should last 5 days, but my last one lasted 1 day and the one before that only lasted 3 days. I think my veins are getting tired of all this nonsense, but my nauseated tummy is grateful for the extra fluids. I'm still taking continuous fluids (3 bags per day). I'm trying to max out on fluids, drugs and acupuncture so that I can finally return to work on Monday. I've been out for 5 weeks now.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


When Brady was 3 months - 8 months, I felt like Brady and I were sick all the time. I started changing our diet and tried taking a more holistic approach to medicine, and we both seem to be doing a lot better. In short, Taylor took Brady to the doctor yesterday for his first well check-up and vaccinations in 18 months. Before they even started Brady was crying and holding on to Taylor saying, "All done, all done." On his way out he was crying and saying bye-bye to all the doctors and nurses.

Brady's is 27 lb and is in the 25th - 50th percentile. He's 32 inches tall which is the 10th - 25th percentile and his BMI is 18.53 which is in the 80th percentile. For adults, healthy BMI is from 18.5 - 24.9. I never really saw a problem with Brady's weight, but I guess it should have been a warning sign when his teachers started calling him "Gordo" for eating 3 bowls of Cheerios each morning. Hopefully he'll have a little growth spurt so his weight his more fitting to his little frame.

I still need to go to the dentist. I cancelled 2 appointments to finish my crown (for my cracked tooth), due to nausea. It will be good when I feel well enough to go get this tooth fixed.

My nausea is starting to get depressing; I feel like I keep getting worse instead of better. Fortunately, nausea should peak at weeks 9 - 12 and I'm 12 weeks along tomorrow. I went to the doctor on Monday and saw a healthy little heartbeat. It was also fun to schedule our big ultrasound for October 26th, which is when we find out the sex of the baby.