Wednesday, September 29, 2010

2 Weeks

Brody is Two Weeks!!
(Only two days late)

At two weeks Brody is
-weighs 9 pounds even!!
-eating 3 oz ever three hours (the boy loves to eat)
-still sleeping a lot during the day but seems to be having more prolonged awake times
-every night is different, some nights are horrible (up every two hours) and other nights are great (get up to eat the right back to sleep)
-looking around more and more
-loves being held while awake

We are getting out more and more. I'm still working at going out alone. It is hard to jungle both kids getting in and out of the car. We have been enjoying the fall weather and spending a little more time outside. Brody loves laying on a blanket in the grass and enjoying the fresh air.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A Sisters Love

Natalie just simply adores Brody. She is always asking to hold him and loves to pet his head. He is the first thing she ask for in the morning and she gets very concern when he cries. I'm so glad she as taken to him like she has.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Birthday Plans

It is hard to believe that this little girl will be turning two in less then 40 days!

Party planning is in full force. I have actually been thing about her party for awhile now. It took me awhile to come up with a theme. I finally decided on Minne Mouse! I'm pretty much doing all the decorations myself to help save money. We are thinking we will be doing a cookout/birthday party so hopefully it will still be warm enough during the day to be cooking out. It still amazes me that I'm planning Natalie 2nd birthday! I feel like she is growing up way to fast!

Thursday, September 23, 2010


*I'm still trying to catch up on Brody's first couple of days here with us*

After a day in the hospital we were discharged from the hospital on Wednesday, Sept 15th. I was more then ready to get home and sleep in my own bed. At around 11:30 we were heading out with our new baby and heading home.

Our first day at home was quit. My parents keep Natalie that day and night so Nathan and I could get through the first night. We had an absolute NIGHTMARE first night with Natalie so we wanted to get through the first night with Brody and then have Natalie come home after we knew what to expect!

Brody's first night went okay. Much better then Natalie but then again we knew what to expect. He was up every two or three hours wanting to eat. This boy can eat!! We all are still trying to figure it out! It is getting better every night.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


*I'm still trying to catch up on Brody's first couple of days here with us*

We had a bunch of visitors come and visit us in the hospital and to get there first peek at Brody!!
Big Sister Natalie



Memaw Janice

Uncle Mike and Braden (He does not sit long enough to snap a picture of)

Uncle Matt

Memaw Claudine

Amy and Chris

Aunt Bekah, Jenna and CarolineUnfortunately Memaw Rosemary could not make it to the hospital so we took Brody by after his doctors appointment last Friday for a visit.

We had a few more vistors that I did not get a picture of. We are thankful for everyone who came to visit and was able to share in our special first few days with Brody.

Monday, September 20, 2010

One Week

Brody is a week old today! I can't believe how this week just flew by. He had his first doctors appointment last Friday. He weighed in at 7lbs 15oz and everything looked great! The doctor will see us again in two weeks and then again at 2 months. Natalie is just loving "her baby". He is the first thing she ask for in the morning. Other then that she mostly just looks at him and tries to bring him toys on occasion. She has been great with him! Brody's has great days, he mostly sleep and eats but his nights are still a working progress. Hopefully we will figure things out in the next week!

Friday (9/17) before his doctors appointment.

1 Week Old

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Brody's Birth Story

Brody Nathaniel Reed was born on Monday, September 13th at 11:52 a.m. He arrived the day before my schedule induction.

At around 11:00 p.m. (Sunday) I awoke to contractions. At first they were not regular but before long they started coming about every 5 minutes. Around 12:30, Nathan and I decided it would be a good idea to head to the hospital. We arrived at the hospital and was set up in a room. The nurse checked me and I was still only 2 cm. but I was 60% effaced! The on call doctor arrived and decided to keep an eye on me and if she needed to come back by the hospital before 7:00 a.m. she would go ahead and break my water since I was contracting regularly than my doctor would take over at 7:00 a.m.!

At around 5:45 the doctor came back by and decided since I was 3 1/2 cm. to go ahead and break my water and if I wanted I could get my epidural (which I wanted)! At around 6:30 the anesthesiologist finally arrived and got started on my epidural. We ended up having a few problems with the epidural but in the end it worked out to my best because I received an awesome epidural (didn't feel a thing). After an hour or two contractions started to slow down. The doctor decided to give me a little push with some potocin. Around 10:00 a.m. the nurse checked me and I was at 4 1/2 cm. She decided to out me on my side and see if we could work Brody down into the birth canal. At this point I was disappointed that we would not be having Brody at lunch time and settled on having him by mid afternoon! I absolutly did not want another late baby (Natalie was not born until 9:02 p.m. after being at the hospital for 15 hours and pushing for 2 hours).

I was in absolutly no pain what so ever and could not feel a thing. Nathan was watching the computer and I was contracting ever minute. The nurse came in to check me around 11:30 a.m. and we all (including the nurse) were shocked to learn I was 10 cm and 100% effaced! The nurse called the doctor and told her what was going on. Since I had a history of pushing for long periods the doctor and told her to do a few practice pushes and give her a call back to see were we where at. After two pushes the nurse told me to stop and then called the doctor and told her that I was ready to deleiver. The doctor arrived shortly after that (she must have already been on her way) told me to push and then again told me to stop so she could get dressed. I don't think I have ever seen her hurry so fast to get all her clothing on. After 9 pushes Brody Nathaniel Reed was born at 11:52 weighing 8lbs 4oz and was 20 inches long. He was prefectly healthy and scored a 8 apgar score. The entire deliverly process was absoluly pain free. I did not get feeling back into my legs until 5:00 that afternoon and was fianlly able to get up and use the bathroom!!! Our entire stay at the hospital was a complete opposite then the stay with Natalie. I loved all the nurses and they were awesome (except for two but I only had them for an hour or so each)!

waiting for Brody to arrive

the first time Natalie was able to see him (she arrived about 30 minutes after I deleived)

proud Daddy after Brody'd bath

Natalie loved watching Brody getting a bath

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Our Summer in Review

What did we do this summer????
Warning: Picture Overload!!!!

We kicked off of summer playing and reading in the ball pit. (May 2010)

Finally grew hair and was able to wear out first pony tail!! (May 2010)

We grilled out a lot and got messy many times eating baked beans (June 2010)

Enjoyed our swimming pool. (June 2010)

Worked on a few master pieces! (June 2010)

We celebrated Nathan 2nd Father's Day! (June 2010)

Tried to go to our first was our first and our last for the summer. (June 2010)

Natalie went from a crib to a toddler bed this summer. (June 2010)

Celebrated 4th of July with Paps and Nannie. (July 2010)

Ate LOTS of cookies!! (July 2010)

We built towers with out blocks! (July 2010)

Attended Brody's Baby Shower and stole the show! (July 2010)

Watched T.V. in a box. (Aug 2010)

Nathan built a swing in the back yard and fell in love with SWINGING!! (Aug 2010)

Wore our Pants on out head and told everyone it was "hat". (Aug 2010)

Rode our bike around the house. (Aug 2010)

Lounged around the house in our Pajamas (Aug 2010)

Took a quick trip to space! (Aug 2010)

Went downtown and feed the ducks. (Aug 2010)

We ended our Summer just lounging with Daddy!! (Aug 2010)