Sunday, September 29, 2013

Brighton- 4 months

On September 20th Bright turned four months old. This past week he had his doctor's appointment. Our little guy sure has grown! Here are his stats:

Head: 17 in. 88th percentile
Length: 24 in. 6th percentile
Weight: 15.2 lbs. 40th percentile

Dr. Mumford told us that for premature babies brain development usually catches up first, then weight, and then length, so it looks like Brighton is following along with that pattern perfectly.  I'm interested in seeing his length at six months.  He also said that he'll no longer be on a premature growth curve. He was amazed at his progress and said it's only good news. He seems to have outgrown his acid reflux already... far earlier than expected. All of his progress makes it hard to believe he was so early. I'm grateful I have such healthy babies. I'm so proud of little Bright and how strong he has been. He is the best, happiest, sweetest little guy ever! It fills me with such love and joy just thinking about him. 

At four months old Brighton's personality is starting to come out. He smiles ALL THE TIME and has been smiling for a long time now, but I only have this one terrible picture of it. 

He gets distracted by the camera whenever I try and capture his smile, so I guess that picture is better than nothing. 

He is quite the little giggler, but we haven't yet gotten a true belly laugh from him, so I'd have to say he hasn't really laughed yet. I know it'll come soon though. He loves to "talk" and starts conversations all the time. He's beginning to bald, which makes me a little sad, but he held onto his hair a little longer than his sister. I'm interested to see what color hair he ends up having... and how much!

He seems to be quite close to rolling over and I think he'll go from his back to his front first, just like his big sister. 

He loves his exersaucer, his hands, being cuddled, being held while someone is standing, being on his tummy, eating ;), and laying on his boppy. He also loves his sister, his momma, daddy, and pretty much anyone. He's like Lila in that he doesn't care who holds him. I hope that keeps up! Lila has been so easy because of it. 

This little guy just melts my heart and I'm so grateful he is a part of our family!

We're really blessed to have you, Bright!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Hurricane 2013

Over Labor Day weekend we were able to go down to Hurricane with my family. It was so much fun and JUST what I needed. (Is it sad that I already needed a vacation after school had just started? ;) Because we went down over the long weekend we got to spend more time there than usual. 

It was Lila's first time being in a pool that she was happy about and Bright's first time ever! Aren't my kids so adorable?! I love that I have been able to go down to Hurricane the years that my children were born. Putting them into their fun little swim suits (Brighton's came from one of my students last year) and just relaxing with them at such a young age has been so much fun. 

All the cousins.

Nice photo bomb, Jared.

 Thanks for the floaty, Jess!


We don't do much when we go down to Hurricane, but that's what makes it so great. We swam a lot, ate A LOT, rode on the Rhino, four wheelers, and bikes. The trike was my favorite! I really, really want one!!! Lila had a lot of fun riding on the back. 

Lila was in HEAVEN being with all of her cousins. She loves to just follow them around. Here is a cute picture of her with her cousin P. We happened to catch them watching t.v. together.

It was great to be with my family. We missed my Dad, but it was good to be able to Skype with him. Thanks Ems for letting us go down. It was such a great vacation! Here's to hoping there are more in the future. ;) 

I can't finish this post without mentioning our little family dog, Toby. He died while we were down in Hurricane. He was 14 years old and just ready to go. He had been attacked by a big dog (the first time ever in his life) just a few days before and he just never fully recovered. I was at least grateful that he was down there with us. I'm going to miss that dog so much! He's been around since I was 10. He was one of the sweetest dogs we have ever had! I love you, Toby!