Thursday, October 21, 2010

Happy 6 Months Brinley!!!!!!!

Happy half Birthday to my sweet baby girl!

I cannot believe you are already half a year old. It just doesn't seem possible, yet is seems so long ago that you just stayed still in one place! Now you are going everywhere. You are beginning to develop your own personality and it is just precious! We are so blessed to have you in our lives and thank the Lord everyday that he allowed us to be your parents! We absolutely love you!

What is Brinley up to?!
  • She is eating breastmilk for her morning feeding and in the evenings. She is on formula during the day. Eating 4 - 6 oz. at a time about every 3 hours.
  • She is eating a jar of baby food at lunch with a bottle and a jar or baby food in the evening.
  • She goes to the babysitters while I am at work and plays with her two boys.

  • She is beginning to like bathtime more and is finally figuring out how to really splash.
  • She is sleeping about 10 -11 hours at night. She goes to bed around 8 or 9 and wakes up around 6:45 or 7.
  • She is in size 1-2 diapers. I love the half sizes!
  • She is wearing 3-6 month clothes (not much longer) and can wear some 6-9 month clothes.
  • She is happiest and gives the biggest smiles when she wakes up from a nap or sleeping.

  • She definately knows her mommy and daddy and turns to our voices.
  • She likes to look at, reach for, and laugh at Coco and Socks (Socks is Grandma Jane's and Papa Gene's Boxer).  Coco still doesn't care to much for her, she moves when Brinley touches her (Coco is a little grumpy sometimes). Socks just can't get enough of her and is very protective of Brinley.
  • She loves to be on her belly. If you lay her on her back she will flip over faster than you would believe.
  • She is sitting up sort of on her own! She has to balance herself with her hands. If she picks one up, over she goes!!
  • She can army crawl very good and is trying to crawl. She gets up on hands and knees, rocks back and forth, and will move either her hands or her legs, but not in conjuction with each other.
Laughing at Granma Jane

  • She loves to put everything and anything in her mouth.
  • She loves her toys, especially if they are easy to chew on!
  • She has started to babble more and I love listening to it!
  • She laughs more and more everyday, a true belly laugh! And I LOVE it!
  • She loves to be outside, preferably looking up at a tree!! She can be screaming her head off and the second you get outside with her she quiets down! Amazing!

  • She has a tooth!!!!!! The bottom right!
  • She is in her own crib in her room!
  • She loves to watch other people, just like her mom and dad!
  • She has found her feet and they are always in her mouth!

6 month stats

Height - 26.8 in. - 84%
Weight - 17 lbs 7 oz - 79%
Head Circ. - 43.8 cm - 84%

Pumpkin Patch

I finally talked Greg into going to the Pumpkin Patch with me to help get a few pics of B!

I only got a few that I liked.

She was more interested in looking at everyone there or trying to eat the pumpkins than she was taking pictures! 

Brinley is the Great Pumpkin!! 

Such a sweetheart!!
I think I will try to go back another day and take some more. I wanted to sit her in a bunch of pumpkins but the ground was really wet.

Busy, Busy, Busy

Oh My Goodness.........I cannot believe it has been a month since I have posted anything. So much has happened and we have been so busy. Racing season is coming to an end, basketball season is about to take off, and work had been busy with parent teacher conferences. We have been at the track everyweekend and I have had cheer practice after school everyday for the last 2 weeks ( I am the H.S. Cheer coach and we have our annual Meet the Blazers next monday).

3 weeks ago Greg was racing in Enid (I didn't go because Brinley ahd not been felling well). I was told he was doing great, fighting for the lead and on the restart he was knocked off the track, got airborn and wrecked his car. During this he did something to his back and had to go to the chiropactor to get it all back in line. He is fixed now and so is the car!!!

In the mix of this my grandmother passed away. She had not been doing well since my grandpa passed in 2007. It was time for her to go to heaven and be with him. We love you and will miss you Grandma and be sure to tell Grandpa that we love him too!!!!!

2 weeks ago Greg went to Meeker to race on Friday and Saturday as a test run for last weekend. I went Friday and stayed and then headed to woodward on Sat. Greg did pretty good and figured out what he needed to do to the car to get it to go even better.

A friend of mine has a bow shop here in Enid and made this bow thinking of me and it matched Brinley's outft perfectly. I also found this great pair of babylegs to go with it. Even the guys at the track were commenting on how cute her outfit was. She was the center of attention!

 Saturday morning I got up and headed to Woodward for my sisters pageant. She was in the Miss Northwest passage Teen Pageant. It was her first non school associated pageant. She didnt' place but I was very proud of her and she was asked to attend to other major pageants in the state. Brinley was so good all the way from Shawnee to Woodward, at the pageant and back home!
More to come... didn't want to clog up one post.haha