Tuesday, April 28, 2009

First Church Dress

2 weeks ago was Brynna's first time at church and I just had to post a picture of her little dress. She looked so cute and adorable!

Her cousin Taylor and the rest of the Hughes family came out here for spring break and Taylor spent the night a lot. She loved spending time and holding Brynna- and Brynna sure loved her! Plus, how cute that they matched without even trying!!

Sleeping Triumph!

Since we brought Brynna home from the hospital we have been putting her in her bassinet at night to sleep. She never really slept well and I thought it was just her being a new baby which I am sure some of it was. I knew she liked to be bundled so we always made sure to swaddle her but she would like it when we put her in there and then the next time she woke up would immediately kick it off of her, no matter how many times we re-did it.
I didn't want to try the swing because I thought I should find a way to make her sleep in the bassinet, but 4 weeks of barely any sleep will make you try anything! Last night when she woke up and wouldn't go back to sleep I finally brought the swing in the bedroom and wow! She slept for 2 1/2 hours the first time and woke up to eat, and then 3 1/2 hours the next time. I never thought I would think that was a lot of sleep, but you would have thought I won the lottery. I was so happy with how much she slept and so energized today. I seriously spent all day today cleaning every nook and cranny of my house. People who have been here would not recognize some of it right now. You can now actually walk in to my walk in closet!!!
So here is to hoping the magic of the swing works 2 nights in a row!!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Easter Bunny

Brynna was a little too young to get an Easter basket but Grandma and Grandpa Doty bought her her first Easter Bunny. We decided to take a cue from Heidi and take a picture of her next to it every month to see how much she grows. It was a little hard to place her on it so this was the best we could do. But she was happy with it :o)

Friday, April 10, 2009

Random Pictures

We have taken so many random pictures of Brynna that only we probably care about but wanted to share some of my favorites. It still hasn't hit me that she is mine- I am so used to being an aunt! But she is so gorgeous and precious, I already can't imagine my life without her. This picture is how she sleeps every night. We call her Brynna burrito, she will not sleep unless she is all bundled like that!
She loves sleeping in her boppy during the day. I am trying to get better about letting her sleep in it. I am really good about not putting her in bed with us at night so I don't start that habit, but during the day if I see her sleeping, I have to hold her.
This is my favorite picture. I came out of the bedroom and they were sleeping. I can't believe how much I love both of them, it is ridiculous. He loves holding her and always picks her up right when he gets home from work.
Ashley has decided that she is an aunt instead of a cousin. I think it is funny how much she loves to hold her because when I was pregnant she thought my stomach looked like there was an alien every time Brynna moved.

Lots of Firsts!

We gave Brynna her first bath and she was not happy! She has gotten better each time we have given her one, but she still is not impressed

And I have to say that Shawn was not very impressed either when right after he took these pictures, she pooped and peed all over the towel. We cleaned it up while he had his shirt over his face. I wish I had been able to get a picture of that!!