Sunday, May 26, 2013

Grandaddy and JuJu

This week we had a visit from Dad and Judy.

It was dad's birthday on Thursday, so at the last minute, I decided to incorporate his big day into Bryson's weekly photo shoot. Bryson was turing 15 weeks old and dad was turning 3,016 weeks old. (That's 58 years if you're not into math.)

As he was helping me get Bryson to smile, I realized he was wearing a white t-shirt too, so I told him to get down onto the blanket. It took a little bit to get Bryson to look over at him, but I think it worked quite well.

I had to work the whole time they were here, but I did get to work early on Thursday, so we were able to eat dinner together and even got to go down to Scott's parents' house and go swimming for a bit. Dad  and Judy were happy to watch Bryson while I went to work that morning.

Before they left, we did another short photo shoot. I think we got some pretty good pics.....

 He loved playing with them. It was a great visit. Can't wait to see them again in July!

Friday, May 17, 2013

14 weeks old

Bryson is now 14 weeks old.

After rolling over repeatedly last week, he has decided that no longer interests him. oh well. He still loves tummy time, so I'm sure he will be rolling again soon. For now I'll enjoy him staying where I put him.

He seems to be noticing his hands and feet more often now, and he likes a few of his toys - including his little UNC basketball.

He gives us big smiles when he wakes up in the morning and from naps. And he loves playing with his daddy. Scott has been teaching him how to box.....

These two pics are from today. We played on the floor with his toys for a while. Then we went outside under the mango tree to practice rolling around.

And I'll leave you with a funny video from last week. Bryson is looking at himself in his owl mirror. It's pretty cute and funny.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day

Well, it's my first Mother's Day. And I must say it feels pretty good. I was a little scared to become a mom, but I love it. I couldn't imagine my life now without this little guy. We had a great day.

We had lunch, which included Chicken-n-waffles at Fancy's Southern Cafe and fried cheese grits. yum. And yes, it was a departure from my diet. But it has been MONTHS since I've had fried chicken or waffles.

Lunch made Bryson miss his afternoon nap, but I also think he wanted to be awake for nearly all of my special day. We finally got him to sleep at 7 pm after visits from John David and Gaby (who just got engaged- Congrats!) and from Jack and his mom.

We also had a special visit from my aunt Debra and uncle Dale from South Carolina this weekend. It was so good to see everyone. And I know they were glad to meet Baby B.

By the way, he's now 13 weeks old......yikes.

And he's rolling over when he feels like it, which is not every day. And only from his tummy to his back.

And Happy Mother's Day to my mom. Thanks for being such a great mom and now a fabulous grandma! I love you!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

12 weeks and back to work

Thursday was a big day not only because Bryson hit the 12-week mark, but I also went back to work. It was a little rough, but I do have great friends there, so everyone was really happy to see me. Plus I knew B would be in good hands between Scott and his mom, so that made it easier.

It did feel good to see my photos in the paper again this morning.

Scott's mom came over early on Thursday afternoon to watch Bryson so I could take a shower and get ready for the big day. He's in the stage now where he doesn't want to be left alone unless he's sleeping, so it's hard to get stuff done around here. I have to wear him in the Ergo carrier just to make myself breakfast, but on the plus side, it does keep him close to me.

Bryson is smiling all the time now and loves his nightly walks with us. He just loves to look up at all the trees in the neighborhood. We can't wait to take him hiking this summer. He also seems to be checking out his feet lately. He often looks down at them and wiggles his toes. We love making him laugh while playing peek-a-boo with him, but he is quite camera shy. Even with the iPhone. You'd think he'd be more used to the camera clicking since he heard it all the time while I was pregnant.

These are from bath time last week.

And these are from a nap last week.....