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2 Months Old!

My sweet baby boy is 2 months old (this post is about a week old but things have been a little busy 'round here). On the 25th, he had his 2 month check up and his first round of shots - I'll get back to that in a second. Brazos is 14 lbs 9 1/2 oz, 96.8 percentile, and is 24 1/4 inches long, 90.76 percentile. Needless to say, he's a big, strong healthy boy!

Brazos has been sleeping AWESOME! He's still sleeping 6-7 hours before waking to eat and then goes back down for 3-4 more hours. And last night, he slept through the entire night! 8 Hours! I have the best baby in the world...He's so good to his mommy. :o)

He's also cooing and smiling a TON. He and I just jabber away at each other when he's finally awake for the day - that's when he's at his happiest. I love sitting with him in my lap, facing each other and he's just cooing and aahhing and smiling at me. That time is so precious to me and I'm trying to soak up every second of it while I can…

When Life Hands You Lemons

Today is the day. Grandpa's visitation and tomorrow's the funeral. The last couple of days its really hit me. He's gone. My Grandpa was a wonderful man. We've all been smiling, laughing and reminising about all the funny things he used to do and say. We fondly remember his sweet tooth and love for all things lemon flavored. But something I never really thought about until now is that he was handed a lot of crappy cards on the health side of life and hasn't been in good health for the last 20 years but I never really heard him complain about it. In fact, every time I saw him he had a huge smile on his face and wanted to know all about what I had been up to and what I was doing. He was so very proud of all of us kids. So proud. Didn't matter what we were doing or what we'd accomplished, his eyes would twinkle with pride. I'm going to miss him terribly. Today and tomorrow are going to be hard but its all the days after that are going to be truly trying... …

Grandpa's Obituary

PITTSBURG — David L. Burr, 76, of Pittsburg, KS, passed away at 6:10 p.m., Thursday, March 24, 2011 at Sunset Manor Nursing Home in Frontenac, KS.He was born October 23, 1934, at Pittsburg, KS, to Jack V. and Ella A. (Campbell) Burr. David grew up and attended local Pittsburg schools and graduated from Pittsburg High School in 1952. He graduated from Pittsburg State University with a Business Administration degree in 1956. On June 8, 1956, he was married to Kathleen (Kay) Kauble in Pittsburg, KS. Mr. Burr worked as the Sports Editor of the Morning Sun during his senior year of college. After graduation, he worked for Hallmark Cards in Kansas City. He resigned to work for Swift & Company as a sales representative and plant manager. In 1970, he went to work for George H. Weyer, Inc. of Kansas City, MO as a sales representative. He worked at the manager of Rio Grande Village for National Park Concessions at Big Bend National Park in Texas. Mr. Burr then worked on the staff at Elm Acr…

Enough about ME...

...Let's talk about the boys of the family.

Brazos is growing so fast. I feel like I have to look at him every few minutes or I'm going to turn around and see a 2 year old. I'm trying to soak in every moment - and three weeks from today I'll have fewer opportunities to do that! But let's not talk about that or I may cry. Brazos turned 7 weeks on Tuesday (15th). He's smiling and cooing a ton now. He loves it when Daddy or I sing to him and loves to be talked to. Yesterday I laid him down on his play mat and he was mesmerized. He laid there for a quite a while just happy as a lark cooing away. Yay for entertaining himself and not needing to be held! I've officially moved him from his bassinet to his crib. I started with just naps and Tuesday night I let him sleep in his crib at night too. One reason for doing this is so I can take down his pack n play and another is because he's getting too long for his bassinet! And I need to confess (his doctor would ser…

This is About ME

Hi. I'm a mom. Wow...didn't really ever think that was going to happen and always wanted to be a mom. Now that I am? I LOVE IT!! But, I'm already realizing you start losing a little bit of yourself here and there. I would never trade it for the world, but it seems like you decide to give up one thing after another when you are a wife/mommy and you never realize you're doing it until one day you are in the same pj's for the third day in a row without a shower, no makeup or deodorant, for that matter....you look down at your squishy stretch marked tummy and the barely-hangin-on-to-your-big-toenail dark blue nail polish from the the pedi your friend got you two months ago and wonder..."What just happened??" Hypothetically speaking that is...ahem. Anyway, I just wanted to type out a post about myself and how I'm doing without any mention of my favorite little person. Sorry if you were wanting a baby update, you can stop reading now.

I lost 40 lbs after hav…