Tuesday, June 28, 2011

First Day of Camp

Brandon had his first day of camp today. He is going to Ivy Hedge for camp on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-1. We got to camp this morning and he was a little reluctant to get out of the car and wanted to be carried in. I carried him in and his 3 counselors/teachers came over to introduce themselves. While I was talking to them Brandon spotted the play kitchen and wanted to go play so I said goodbye to him and gave him a kiss and he went to play. I was then able to sneak out. When I came to get Brandon when camp was over he was happy to see me but I could tell he had a lot of fun at camp. I am so happy his first day went well.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Daddy's Shoes

Brandon LOVES putting Stu's shoes on and posing for pictures in them.

Olivia's First Birthday

Yesterday I brought Brandon to Olivia's first birthday party. He had so much fun playing in the wading pools that were set up for the birthday. He was in them for so long that I finally had to tell him it was time to come out because his lips were turning blue. Brandon's friend, Logan, was at the party too so Brandon had fun playing with him. Brandon also enjoyed playing with Olivia's older sister, Jen, who is his age.

the birthday girl

Brandon, Logan, and Jen

Brandon and Logan

Baby No Name's Room

Here are some pictures that I took of Baby No Name's room yesterday. It isn't quite finished. Once the baby has a name we will put letters up on the wall where the crib is. I haven't decided what to put on the wall where the changing table/dresser is yet. Maybe some kind of shelf. I really am starting to think this baby's name will be no name. We only have 2 more days to come up with a name.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Silly Boy

We took out the infant carrier the other day so we could wash the padding in it. Once it was put back together Brandon climbed into it and started watching tv (it was facing the downstairs television.) He is a bit long for it but I can't believe he is able to get into it still.

Pregnant Pictures

I don't have a lot of pregnant pictures of me but there are a few pictures that I was in from Brandon's birthday party a few weeks ago where you can see my pregnant belly. I can't believe this little guy will be here in 6 days.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day

Brandon is so lucky to have such a great dad. Brandon loves Stu so much and whenever he isn't around wants to "see daddy." My parents and Stu's parents came over for dinner tonight. It was a nice father's day.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Sick Boy, Preschool, and Full Term

Yesterday afternoon Brandon was sitting on the couch and watching tv. I looked over at him and his eyes were half closed even though he had only been up from his 2 1/2 hour nap for a little over an hour. I went over to him and felt his head and he felt warm so I took his temperature and it was 101.8 degrees. He had a rough night last night sleeping and felt really warm this morning but wouldn't let me take his temperature. He also had no appetitite. So I called the pediatrician and brought him in this morning. The doctor looked at his throat and said it is really red with blisters. She did a strept culture which came back negative so she said he probably has coxsackie. He has been pretty miserable today.

A little over a week ago Brandon was evaluated by the public school to see if he qualifies for free preschool because of his speech. He has been receiving early intervention for speech but when children turn 3 they age out. Brandon talks a ton and strings words together really well for sentences but articulation is hard for him. He did qualify for the public school based on his articulation. So starting in September he will go to school for 2 1/2 hours everyday for free.

I was full term yesterday since I am 37 weeks. I had an appointment earlier in the week and the doctor that I saw thinks I won't make it to my scheduled c section since the baby is measuring so big. If I do make it he thinks the baby will be between 9 and 10 pounds!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Build a Bear

I brought Brandon to Build a Bear today to make a present that he can bring to the hospital in a few weeks for his new brother. He picked out the stuffed dalmatian to make. He loved stepping on the pedal to help stuff the dog. He also picked out what outfit to dress the dog in. He then helped make a birth certificate for the dalmatian. When I asked him what it should be named Brandon said, "dog" so that is the name we put on the birth certificate.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Point Pleasant Rides

Friday was a beautiful day. Stu, Brandon, and I decided to go to Point Pleasant for dinner and rides. We went out to dinner at an outdoor restaurant and then went to the boardwalk where Brandon had a great time going on rides. Each time he got off a ride I would ask him if he was all done or if he wanted to go on more rides and he would tell me more rides. He definitely takes after his mom with his love of rides.

Dad's Retirement Party

My dad retired in February and this past Thursday his office finally had a retirement party for him. Stu, Brandon, and I went to it and it was really nice. His co-workers had a lot of nice things to say about working with him. Brian came in from California for the party and it was really nice to see him too.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

It's Going to be a big baby

On Monday morning I went for my weekly appointment at my obgyn. The doctor did an ultrasound and took some measurements of the baby. The baby was estimated to weigh 6 pounds, 11 ounces at 35 1/2 weeks. He said that the baby is measuring at 37 weeks. So it is probably going to be a pretty big baby. The baby was practicing breathing which was neat to see. At this point if I go into labor they won't try to stop it. My c section is scheduled for 3 weeks from today. The painter came yesterday to paint the baby's room and Brandon keeps saying the room is "Mommy Daddy Baby's room."

Monday, June 6, 2011

Laurie Berkner Band

Yesterday Stu and I brought Brandon to see Laurie Berkner Band. The concert was at Monmouth University which is less than 5 minutes from where we live. Brandon had a great time. He danced on his seat the entire time.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Brandon's 3rd Birthday Party

We had Brandon's 3rd birthday party yesterday even though he won't be 3 until July 5th. The reason we had it a month early is because my c section is scheduled for 6 days before his birthday. I wanted to make sure we were able to have his party before I give birth to the new baby. We had Brandon's party at Gymboree and he LOVED it. There were 15 kids there in all ranging in age from 1-4 and all of the kids seemed to have blast. They had a mixture of free play and teacher directed activities for an hour which was perfect. The last half hour was spent eating pizza and cupcakes and cookies. When I asked Brandon what kind of party he wanted he said Thomas so we had Thomas plates and decorations and a Thomas cake and Thomas cookies. I also found a shirt on Etsy that I had made for Brandon with a number 3 made out of Thomas material.