ok so i am a little late. brandon is now 8 months and a week, not 8 months. but still. when life gets in the way, you take cute pictures whenever you find the time. yesterday danny and i joined brandon in a little birthday balloon photo fun. i cannot believe our little guy is 8 months (plus a week). it's been a fun 8 months and things are only getting fun-er with everyday that passes. the little things he does, the milestones that he meets, and the super warn snuggles he gives. there are just so many things this little guy has to offer that make my life oh so beautiful. with that said, happy 8 months my beautiful little boy!
it is official. we have a teething baby in our hands. my little bran bran is growing up beautifully and what i admire the most is that he is such a happy baby, even with the pains that come with teething. he has been taking it like a champ. a few weeks ago i noticed the two tiny white lines under his bottom gummies. i couldn't believe it! two weeks later, he has his two bottom teeth completely cut through. sure, he was fussy the first couple days (but what baby isn't right?), but after that he has been back to his normal, happy self (extra drool, and extra hand eating though...ha!) needless to say, i am one happy mama. in other news, it has been extremely hot over here the past couple weeks. i'm talking desert hot! yesterday it reached over 100 degrees! yikes. teddy, bran bran, and I have been doing some late afternoon walks once the sun starts to set and it has been lovely. pretty skies, and my two boys, life couldn't be better...and oh, oh, oh, my bran bran turns 8 monthies tomorrow? can.time.slow.down?!?!?!? meep. happy thursday! xoxo
for the last couple weeks i've been struggling to make a final decision on what brandon's first birthday party will look like. i had always pictured it to be a super cute, and original chic theme...something like a vintage airplane, or a woodsy animal theme, like a little baby fox theme. however, my little bran bran
loves is obsessed with mickey mouse clubhouse (see below). after talking it over with danny, we've decided that no matter how cute we visualize any other theme, this is ultimately all about brandon. it's his first bday. kind of a big deal. ultimately all we want is for our little guy to have the time of his life and look back on this day as something that he loved. yes, he may be a little too small to remember but you know we will be taking tons of pictures. so there you have it. we will be putting on our ears and having some cheers!
now on to plan...
a few days ago, danny and i took little mister b to the park a few blocks away from our house. it is a very small park but a super cute space for little ones to come and play. this was b's first time there and he LOVED it!
getting ready with mommy
happy monday all! i hope you all had an amazing weekend - we did! brandon had the time of his life as we took him on his first zoo visit yesterday. it was tons of fun times with my our family. brandon was ecstatic to have grandma a, uncle chuy (godfather), uncle abel and his gf genesis join us. sure, he had a few fuss episodes here and there when it got too crowded at certain exhibits but other than that, he was a happy camper. but our little guy is only 7 moths so of course he wasn't too sure what was going on, but that only means more zoo trips to come! yay!
(at the park this weekend with his grandma A and his little cousins, how cute is he in his dodger/mickey hat?)
oh boy. last night brandon woke up around 4 am and i found him flipped on his tummy in his crib again (this is the second time) lol. he is one funny little guy. i have to say though, i am proud of my little guy...he went to sleep at 7:30 pm last night and woke up around 11 pm just for one last snack before really calling it a night. then he woke up at 4 am because he had flipped onto his tummy but went back to sleep and didn't wake me up until it was time for me to get ready for work. he is finally starting to get into a more reasonable sleeping pattern at night, thankfully. then again, he is getting older. in exactly a week, my little guy will be 7 months...SEVENNNN!!! wow. this mama gets a little emotional every time another month passes by. soon, my little chubs will be walking all over the house, but for now he is a squirmy little fella. this morning while getting ready for work he was laying on my bed with daddy and he kept trying to roll onto his tummy. every time he finally did it, he would give me a super confused look but as soon as i made eye contact with him, he would let out those beautiful little giggles. it is so fun to see him explore the things he can do with his body. and the smiles and giggles every time he learns something new. i just love my little squirmy boy... xoxo
...that make me happy these days. Like waking up to the lovely sounds of my baby cooing and walking to his crib to find that he has flipped onto his tummy!!! What!? This is not the first time he flips over but it is the first time he flips over while sleeping in his crib. Who knows how long he had been on his tummy. While I have always been terrified of letting him sleep on his tummy, this made me so happy because I see my boy is growing beautifully.
This weekend Brandon took his first trip to the beach...it was lovely and he had tons of fun. His favorite part was watching the seagulls. Every time they flew or walked by he would kick his little chubby legs and let out the happiest squeals ever!!!
...they really do! Yesterday (at 6.5 months old) my little mister had his 6 month old check-up and shots...waaahhh! This time he cried a looootttt...needless to say I cried with him. I have yet to find the words that can properly describe the love I feel for my little guy. When he smiles, I smile. When he cries, I cry. When he hurts, I hurt. It is a bond that will never be broken. A bond that continues to grow day after day.
This Monday was Danny and my anniversary. 2 years. Where has time gone? This time 2 years ago, we were living a fun, carefree life. Going on little beach adventures every weekend. This time last year we were celebrating our little guy cookin' in my tummy. I was going through a horrible case of morning sickness, but all in all I was the happiest girl ever. This year, we have the most amazing little guy to call our son. He is the happiest little boy. He smiles all day everyday. He loves Mickey Mouse. He loves dinosaurs. He loves books (see above). He loves to play. He is tickle-ish (like mommy). He loves music. He loves to dance. He is my happiness.
weighs: 17 lbs 14 oz
measures: 28 inches
head circumference: 18 inches.
Happy Friday everyone!