Tuesday, January 31, 2012

My name is Harry Potter.

Well, Brynn my not live in a closet but she does sleep in a closet! From the beginning we had no idea where to sleep this little girl. (get ready for a long run on sentence) She hated her bassinet (did not like sleeping flat on her back so the crib was out of the question as well), she slept in her swing for a bit, slept with mom and dad for a little bit too (on our chests and in our bed with us) mom did not like her right by her bed either (she grunted all night and never let me sleep), then she graduated to a bouncer and moved father towards the closet (she was still too noisy) and then she finally ended up in the closet with her noise maker.
Now that we are all used to our sleeping we are going to have to change it again. I am going to attempt to sleep her in her crib tonight.
Please wish me luck.
(I laid her down about 20 mins ago and I can still hear her on the monitor)
This may be a long night.

the 3 month picture.

one word

Thursday, January 26, 2012

3 months already!

Brynn is 3 months today! I can't believe how fast it's going by! I just wanted to post something quick and this cute picture of her because she is the best baby ever.

Happy 3 month birthday!

And I am going to try and take her 3 month pics at Disneyland because we leave today to Cali! So excited! Can't wait! I'm sure there will be lots and lots of pictures to post when I get back.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Green goodness.

My cousin Kelly Statzer came up to me the other day and told me about the "green smoothies". I have heard about it and was very interested in trying them after watching "Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead".

It's about this over weight guy on all kind of medications goes on a juice fast for 60 days. It's loaded with all kinds of fruits and vegetables! Not only does he lose a ton of weight, he is healthy enough to stop taking all his medication! It's a really cool show.

Anyways, Kelly send me a link to this website,

and she has a similar story.

Sooooooo, trying to be healthy and all Lacey and I decided to try the green smoothie. There are all kinds of recipes out there but we wanted to go simple (because this whole vegetable drink thing is all new to us, and kind of weird looking. hahah)
So we did:
1 cup of spinach
3 bananas
1 cup of water

And to tell you the truth..... IT WASN'T THAT BAD!!!
I think this could be a new thing!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The Hidden Roll.

Last night when we were getting ready to put Brynn down for the night and she does what she does best......

she spit up all over her neck.

If you have seen Brynn lately she has started to pack on the pounds and has the cutest chubby cheeks ever! (not to mention the cute new rolls on her thighs). Well Russ went to clean out the spit up in her neck and on the wipe there was blood!!! Where did that come from!?!? We went to investigate and since she has gotten so chubby in her face and neck there were seriously like 5 rolls under her neck! We had to pull her head up and pull the rolls apart to see what was going on down there. The poor thing had a raw neck from moisture and spit up! We always clean her neck out but there was like a hidden roll under all the other rolls on her neck that trapped all the moisture down there! I'm surprised she hasn't been more fussy lately because it looks like it hurts! Poor Brynn! So we are keeping it dry and clean now!

Sorry Brynn! We love you!
(and are still learning....)

Friday, January 13, 2012

i'm gonna look ridiculous

Well this baby weight is getting a little old now.
I was talking to Ruthie the other day on Skype and she told me about the workout she did and lost a bunch of weight from. It's one of Jillians workouts....6 pack in 6 weeks!

I thought of getting a workout pass to the gym but then decided against it. I know myself it was hard getting to the gym WITHOUT a baby for me. So I needed something I could do at home so I thought this was perfect. Of course I am such a "buddy" person I needed a buddy to help motivate myself to do this everyday. I told Lacey to come and join the Jillian party! So Lacey has come over and we have been doing pretty good.

The first time I did it i was SOOOO SORE and could barely do the moves.

We are into week 2 now and things are getting easier (but I am still huffing and puffing and sweating like crazy the whole way through it.) I hope that this can help me shave off some of this baby weight because I am not one of the lucky ones "that it just melt right off" when I am breastfeeding. I think it is the exact opposite actually (I guess that is what I get for having such an easy pregnancy). So Lacey and I took "before pictures" of ourselves to see if this video really makes a difference. Of course the real pictures are way too embarrassing to post so you get this for now. Hopefully I will have some awesome AFTER pictures and then maybe I won't be so embarrassed to post the befores.
But trust me, you don't want to see them.

We of course are trying to watch our diets as well but I feel like I still have a pregnant appetite! (and all I want are sweets!) Anywhoo, I know I just had a baby like 2 and a half months ago but I feel so sad that none of my clothes fit me and that I have to wear Russ T-shirts and the same pair of "BIG" jeans I bought for myself everyday. And you just feel gross (like I bend over and a fat roll is preventing me to bend any farther that was never there before).

I need to shed some pounds. I hope this works!
In the video there is a part that she says "You know what you are gonna do is look RIDICULOUS" That's the goal, we want to look ridiculous. Wish me luck.
(ps. did mention I hate working out)

Jillian is kicking our butts!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


Do you ever have arguments with your spouse
about their snoring?

You wake up from a restless nights sleep and roll over and tell your husband "I could not sleep last night because you kept snoring!" and there response is "No, I don't snore....whatever!"

Well, one night I got the proof.
Russ tends to snore when he lays on his back. A little nudge in the middle of the night will get him to stop (usually). One night when I was finished feeding Brynn I walked back into the room to hear a BEAR SNORE. I have never hear Russ snore this loud before! I had to get it on camera to show him..."LOOK HOW LOUD YOU WERE SNORING!" He WAS sick so that made the snore worse but just listen to this......no one could sleep through that!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Yep. More Brynn Pictures.

Ok....So before I had kids I would read other peoples blogs who DID have kids and say, "those pictures are cute of all their kids but what are the mom and dad up to? Where are the pictures of them? Why is it always blogs about the kids?"

Well I have turned into the mom who is obsessed with her kid and now I understand. (But I still will try to take more pics of Russ and I and keep you updated with us too!) I am always taking pictures of her and forget to take some of Russ and I as well.

Lately that is nearly impossible since Russ is working day and night. They are implementing some new software in the office and are still fixing a few bugs and training....so lets just say it's just me and Brynn most days right now. So I had to go out and take some pictures of Brynn in her Blessing dress before she grew out of it. So I had Russ help me and we loaded her up to take her for her first outdoor photoshoot at 2 months old. She better get used to this.

She will basically have a camera in her face her whole life.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Brynn is the best....

As a new mom, I totally find myself staring at
Brynn when she is sleeping.
She is just too cute! I walked in to find her arms stretched so high up! It's funny because I usually swaddle her but I didn't for this nap. She really took advantage of the extra space she had for her arms. I love her.