Nate and I have been married for 2 and a half years now now which has gone by pretty fast! In January we were blessed to have Brynlee join our family. Nate works as a software engineer at Novell and I am so grateful for the hard worker he is and how he goes to work every day to support us. He is the best husband to me and the best dad to Brynlee and she can't get enough of him. I stay at home with Brynlee along with doing esthetics part time. And Brynlee just stays busy keeping us smiling everyday! We couldn't be a happier little family!
Brynlee is 6 months old now and is just as fun as ever! She has the cutest personality. She is always smiling, talking, and is loving figuring out just what this world is all about! She weighs 13 lbs. 1 oz (4th percentile) Is 26 1/2 inches long (70th percentile) Just for my records this is what she does these days. *Her nickname should be Kiss because she sticks her tongue out so far and loves just sticking it out. When she smiles and is excited she sticks that long tongue of hers right out! *Loves soft blankets on her face. She will take the blanket and lift it up to her face and cover her eyes or entire face. It settles her down and puts her to sleep *She grunts when she sees food and wants it. You can't leave her out or hide food from her anymore. No eating in front of her unless you are willing to share! *She loves when I get a glass and put water in it and I help her drink from the cup. She puts the cup under her tongue and sort of licks the water. Surprisingly she drinks very well from it *She is easily entertained with measuring spoons, paper/plastic cups, and anything else around the house. I say whats the point of buying toys when those entertain her :) *Rolls all over the floor. I will lay her on the floor in one spot and the next thing I know she is half way across the room. *Grabs everything she can get her cute little hands on and puts EVERYTHING in her mouth *Loves touching peoples faces *In the bath she loves her little duck and turtle and splashes her arms and legs when she sees them *Loves to talk to you and watch what you are doing. She is a fun little companion. She will babble the most random things but talk to you for a while. She has said baba, dada and a few other words but they don't have meaning. Occasionally she will try to repeat what we say or do *Enjoys being outside and loves going for rides in her stroller. It always calms her down *Loves her Uncle Colby. (Loves all my family) but especially gets excited when she see's him. I am so lucky my family is so great with her and how colby is always willing to watch her *Loves little kids and babies. She smiles when I show her pictures of herself and if she see's any little kid in person will try to talk to them and touch them. Kids definately make her laugh *Loves looking at herself in the mirror *She definately knows what kisses are. I say "Brynlee, give me a kiss" and have her face facing mine and she opens her mouth so wide then puts it against my cheek. It is a slobbery kiss, but the cutest thing! She will do it to anyone who says give me a kiss. *Can sit forever supported and is getting better sitting on the floor herself. Although she likes to lean forward and rest on her hands instead of sitting straight up. When she is standing on her legs she will push her bum out and not stand up straight. I think we need to keep working on that. I think its laziness and the doctor agrees, he says its cuz that's where she is comfortable. She knows what she likes and doesn't like and sticks to it! Hopefully she grows out of that quickly! *This last week she got her first cold and I was impressed with how tough she was. She still was pretty happy and out of about 6 days only stayed up 1 night. It was sad to see her so sick though. Luckily she is better now *She is the happiest, smiling, baby and has a very easy going personality. We just love her if you can't tell!