We continued our yearly tradition this year of having my parents and Stu's parents over for dinner on Christmas Day. I made a turkey and an appetizer and my mother-in-law and mom made the rest of the food- corn pudding, garlic mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, dessert, stuffed mushrooms, and pepperoni mini pizzas. Brandon helped Stu put together his new radio flyer wagon from grandma and grandpa Newman in the morning. We can't wait until it is warmer outside so he can go for a wagon ride. We usually go to my friend Becky's parents' house every year for Christmas Eve but Brandon was still recovering from his ear infection. There were going to be other babies there and I didn't want to take a chance of them getting sick.
He is finally better for the first time in almost a month. No runny nose and still a slight cough but not often. And the past few nights he is finally sleeping better. He is still getting up a few times within the first 2 hours of going to sleep but then sleeping a long stretch until the morning. Last night he was only up once at 11:20 and what a difference that made. Other than that one time he slept from 8:30-6:30. He probably would have gone to sleep earlier but he fell asleep in the car at 4:30 on the way home from my parents house and slept until 5:10 so he wasn't ready before then to go to sleep.
We spent the day hanging around the house on Saturday. Stu was out until 2:00 am because of a structure fire on Christmas night and it was pouring all day. A good day to just stay in. Grandma and Grandpa Newman came over to order Chinese food with us for dinner on Saturday.
Yesterday we went to my parents' house to watch the Steelers game. They won but it was a very close game. Brandon had fun climbing the steps at their house and trying to pet their cat Reggie.
Brandon's favorite thing is to give Hershey hugs and lie on him. He especially loves his tail. Thank goodness Hershey is so good with him.
My name is Karen and I have been married to my husband Stu for a little over 9 years. I was pregnant with twins and lost our baby girl at 20 1/2 weeks after I had premature rupture of membranes. I stayed pregnant with the other baby and our first child, Brandon Tyler, was born on July 5, 2008 at 26 weeks and 1 day. Our second child, Wesley Matthew, was born full term on June 29, 2011. This blog is documenting our children.