Thursday, November 19, 2009

6 months STAT . . istics

Brizzy and I just got home from the doctor's. She's a little behind in her appointments, but that's alright, we don't mind so much. This is how she weighed in:
Weight: 14.0 lbs. exactly - 10%ile (I think about 8 lbs. of that is in her chin and cheeks)
Height: 27 inches - 75%ile
Head - 42.5 cm - 50%ile
So there ya have it. We were having some issue with pooping (yes again) when I introduced foods a few weeks ago. Apparently, her body sucks up all the liquid it can handle in an attempt to gain some weight, 'cause her metabolism is freakishly fast; hence not having enough liquid to have a normal bowel movement. And she eats SO much!!! She was such a little trooper for her shots. Now if I can only get her to not throw a fit when Signing Times ends.

P.S. My favorite quote from Glee yesterday was, "I have to go, they're gonna think I'm pooping."

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Halloween Part 2

On Halloween, Nick and I took Briz to Eugene for the U of O game. My parents sat next to us, and we had a blast watching Briz' reaction to all of the chaos, but even better was watching the Ducks play awesome against USC! (I am not, however, going to bring up the game proceeding USC, against Stanford, because it makes me angry). As we walked into the Stadium, I let Briz know that even though it wouldn't be the first time she got to be around drunken crazy college students, it was her very first smell of marijuana. I am definitely putting that first in her baby book.

This is the gorgeous Oregon sky above Autzen stadium.
Nona holding Briz. We handcrafted some sound decreasing devices for her ears. Those are ear muffs with socks stuffed into them.

And she of course has some of her U of O fan fare on.

Mama and Briz. And yes, my sweat shirt says my name on it. It's a long story, but I found it recently. I thought I had given it away to Meredith!

We forgot for a little while after that Briz didn't need her ear muffs on. They looked so funny on her, cause they squished her chubby cheeks together.

About half way through the game, we switched her into her Halloween costume because it's very snuggly and warm.

Overall, Briz very much enjoyed her first college football game experience. She slept about half the time, she spent about a quarter of it watching the Big Screen, and the other quarter was spent watching some excellent football. She was awesome; even when she was sleeping in her sling, and I was jumping up and down and yelling, she didn't seem to mind too much (Thank goodness for her sling). She had a very eventful and fun Halloween, and after wearing her costume 3 times, it is thoroughly saturated with drool and spit up, just how we like it :)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Halloween Part 1

We had a few days of Halloween fun this year. The first night was Nick's school party. It was a karaoke/drunken fest/dance party. Considering how much Briz loves a raging party, we had a blast. Unfortunately, I was not able to take any pictures, as I was busy shielding my baby from many drunken kisses by college students dressed up in freaky costumes.
The second night was Briz' sober night with our Mormon friends. Yet, it was not neccessarily any less scandalous :)

These are my friends. I'm very proud of their diverse costumes. Julia is a skater, and Kristi is a punk. Kristi is a counselor at an alternative high school in our district and used real life clients for tips.

Nick was a blind referee (he is absent his glasses and cane here).

I was a bunny rabbit and Briz was a lady bug. I had Nick grab some of my bunny items at the store last minute, and he of course, grabbed Playboy apparel. They went perfect with my extra baggy jammies.

Piper and Briz. Briz better watch out, cause her friend is catching up in size.

Mr. Incredible (aka Brett) with the ladybug.

Bethany being the Swin Flu. The ironic thing was that I thought later that night that I had gotten the swine flu. I didn't, thank goodness. It turned into a cold, but I swear its because I took a bazillion echinacea.

Our friends Kyle and Kristi. I think they should dress like on a regular basis.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

She just wants to be a big girl

I am convinced Briz just doesn't really enjoy being a baby. There are a few things that I can always count on to make her happy, but one of them is to be standing. I'm hoping that when she starts walking, she'll never cry again. This is a completely realistic wish right?

She has been able to stand for a while, but we put her facing the couch, and holding on to it. A few weeks ago, Nick thought it would be fun to have her balance with the couch behind her. The biggest problem with this is that she will attempt to walk, and try to take steps forward. I am strongly discouraging Nick from doing this a lot because I really want her to crawl (which she has no desire to do at the moment). However, I couldn't help enjoy her being so happy while she thinks she's a big girl.

She's a little skinny minny, but yes, she does have quite a double chin (and rice cereal, spit up, druel and all sorts of fun stuff get stuck in it, which I generally don't discover until bath time).

P.S. This is the cutest little jumper ever. My aunt bought it in Italy a long time ago, but it used to be one of my favorite things to put her in. It's now too small :( I feel like anytime a clothing of item I love is retired, I need to mourn just a little bit.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Slumber Party

We have a babysitting rotation with some people that live near us. We all have babies within a week of each other and see each other almost every week at play group.

The first night was a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, little Sophie couldn't come, but Ethan and Briz had fun at their first slumber party.

Here boyfriend and girlfriend are reading a story before they spend the night in the same room. Yes, scandalous.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Friday, November 6, 2009

Family Pictures

Here are some family pictures that we took a few weeks ago. The real pictures you will see with your Christmas card, but here are a few extras. Most of them are candid. Let me know if you have a favorite, cause I may try to edit it and frame it.

Workin' It

Briz officially turned 6 months last Friday. Ceerrazzy! I have a 6 month old? Nu uh. That's too weird. Anyhoo, I have more pictures to come, but here are some that I took, trying to be creative and artsy. They turned out, well, not my favorites. But I always do a love black and white naked shot. You really can't go wrong with that. More posts to come!

A Few Weeks Behind

I am a little bit behind on my posts, and I have a lot of pictures to post, but I'll start with a few weeks ago. I took Briz to Eugene on a weekend to visit our cousins that live there. We wanted to see them play in all their fall sports games; they had 5 games in like 14 hours (that's including the night time). But Briz loved being around them. She loves older kids, particularly ones that obsess over her.

Here is Jaxon at his flag football game playing center. He thought he was pretty cool in his gloves. His Dad told me that when he first got them, he wore them to bed.

Crosby is an excellent babysitter. And Briz LOVES her. Crosby watched her all of Jaxon's game, which was a nice break. I was able to take a bazillion pictures like I like to do.
I think Jaxon has watched a little too much Oregon football. Here he is celebrating. It was so funny to watch him, because he literally thought he was playing intense, college football.

Next, we went straight to Tyus' game. Poor guy was sick, but still played really well. I like this picture, because it reminded me of Landon. He did the same thing in his basketball games. Genetics are weird!

Saturday morning, Nash and Jaxon were up watching cartoons. Then Nash decided he wanted to read Briz a story. Since he can't read (or "wead" as he says), he decided to simply explain the Natural Disasters in his book. Briz was pretty interested.

The first game on Saturday was Nash's. Jaxon was having fun playing catch on the sidelines. I tried to catch a candid one of him playing, but he was posing all over the place. Gotta love 8 year old teeth :)

Crosby again wanted to babysit; she wanted to carry her anytime we walked anywhere.

Briz' very first swing experience (minus her baby swing). She was fairly unamused.

In fact, she was so bored, that she started to slide down her seat. Jaxon couldn't quite figure out what was going on, so he decided that shoving her into the seat more was a good idea. Me, being the great attentive mom that I am, thought instead of fixing her, I would take a picture!

Jaxon's little buddies were trying to get him to come play football, but he was so cute, he couldn't break away from Briz. He wanted to make sure that her blankets were covering her just right.

Nash was playing tough in his game of three on three. Again, he thought it was a professional game of course.

I think he may be talking to himself here. My favorite moment of the game and perhaps the whole weekend was when his teammate, a little blonde boy about half his size yelled at Nash after he missed a goal, "Nash, go hawd next time!!!"

Then we went to another one of Tyus' games. He again, was sick. It didn't help when the weather changed from beautiful sunshine to pouring down rain. I haven't been that cold in a long time!!!

Last, but definitely not least, we went to Crosby's game. She was funny to watch because she kept looking over on the sidelines to make sure we were watching her. And she even listened to me, when I yelled at her to score a goal, she did!

Overall, it was a very fun weekend, and I was glad to be able to have Briz exposed to all of the sporting events and the older kids. She was in heaven.