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Sunday, November 23, 2008


Here are a few pictures from the last week or so. Brayden (and his parents) really love the calms him down right away when he is cranky, which has been almost every night the past week!
He's also spending more time on his playmat and really studies the toys on there more and more. To see more pictures, click here
Brayden found his hands this week...he loves to put his fist in his mouth and chew for awhile. It's very cute! We are looking forward to his first Thanksgiving and the long weekend. We're going to spend Thursday with the Grimes family and a few nights with the Parrs. Aunt Bernadette & Uncle Skip are coming down from NY, so he will finally get to meet his cousin Luciana. We can't wait! Hope you all have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 14, 2008

A smile for you...

Finally! I was able to catch a smile on film and upload it to the blog. Here is a short clip of Brayden with a big smile at the beginning! (You'll have to stop the music on the playlist at the bottom of the page so you can hear him)

Thursday, November 13, 2008

One month

Brayden is one month old today...I can't believe it! The past month has been much different than we ever imagined. Who would have thought such a little person could require so much time and leave us so exhausted? But it has definitely been a wonderful, wonderful month with Brayden in our lives. He has changed so much in such a short amount of time. He doesn't even look like the same baby that was born one month ago.
October 13, 2008
November 13, 2008 - 1 month old

This past week, he has started to give us an occasional smile when we talk to him and a "coo" every here and there. I love to see & hear them both and look forward to them occurring more often. I've tried to catch them on film, but he must be camera shy because he always stops when I turn it on =)

We have really enjoyed the first month of his life and look forward to seeing how he grows & changes in the months to come, although it's going by too fast already!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Photo Shoot

Last week, Brayden and I had a little photo shoot at home. He was very cooperative for the most part, although it took LOTS of takes to get just a few good pictures (at least ones that met my standards...I'm very picky!) I thought these came out pretty well. Hope you enjoy!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Fun Filled Friday

Yesterday was a big day for Brayden. We started off with his two week checkup at the pediatrician's office in the morning. He is doing great and is already over 9lbs! He did very well and won't go again until he is 2 months, when he'll get his first shots. I'm guessing he probably won't do so well then. After the doctor's appointment, Greg & I took Brayden with us to vote. He got so many compliments from people while we were waiting in line =)

Yesterday afternoon, we took Brayden to meet his new friend, Tanner. Our good friends Doug & Tiffany had their baby boy on Monday. Brayden and Tanner are two weeks apart, and I'm sure they'll be best buds growing up, like his mom and I were. They each had on the same "My First Halloween" outfit, which wasn't planned, so we got a couple of good pictures of them together.

When we got home, we had a visit from Madeline, Lydia & Margo. They were all dressed up for Halloween and excited about the upcoming night of trick or treating. Gina made Margo's hydrangea costume, which may have been the cutest thing I've ever seen!

We ended the night by giving out candy to the hundreds (no joke) of kids that came. I've never seen so many trick or treaters before. Needless to say, we ran out of candy pretty quick. Guess we'll know to buy more for next year!

We can't believe that our little guy is almost 3 weeks old already. It seems like he is changing everyday and getting so big already. The past few weeks have gone by too quickly.