Monday, October 17, 2011


Newborns amaze me. It's just a pure miracle how they are brought into this world. My nephew was born early this weekend. Tanner is absolutely adorable, I just love his hair! Since he was early his lungs weren't quite developed, but when we got to visit him on Sunday the had all of his tubes out and he was just on oxygen. He's such a cute little guy, I'm so excited to hold him again!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

10 %

Last week Connor had his 12 month check up. He sure is one healthy happy boy. One thing that I didn't expect was that Connor only gained 0.10 lbs from his 9 month check up. Seriously!? He is a bottomless pit when he eats, and he's always hungry. I could not believe he hadn't gained anything (pretty much)! Basically it comes down to he wasn't drinking as much milk as he was supposed to. Don't worry, he's drinking his milk and I can already tell he's getting chunkier!

Quick side note! Our little family got pictures last month and we have a little preview on my wonderful friends page! You can check them out here. :) Thanks Sarah!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

We've had a birthday shout Hooray!

Connor turned 1 on Friday!
His birthday gift to Brandon was to stand on his own! Wahoo, big boy! {Connor did this for me a week ago and I never go proof}

We love him so much and it has been such a journey for the past year. Connor continuously teaches me patience, and I never knew I could love someone so fast as I did when I met him.

He's learning new things each day, and we love watching him grow and learn. I think one of our favorites is his love of music. He'll sit and watch Music and the Spoken Word with us, or his favorite, Tangled. {He may have a thing for blondes}

For his birthday we had a little tailgating party with Brandon's side, and he got to eat his own chocolate cake.

We quickly cleaned him up and then walked down to the stadium for the game. It was quite nerve wracking game. Connor finally became a little comfortable in the end. He'd throw his arms in the air, kick his legs and go "YAA!" It was a huge relief that we won in the last 15 seconds. :)

It was a beautiful day. I still can't believe it's been a year, but time has just flown since he's joined our family. Connor keeps us on our toes, and I'm sure that'll happen more-so when he starts walking.

He has his 12 month appointment Tuesday, so we'll get all of his lovely stats, and not so lovely shots.

It was a great, simple day. We love our blue eyed boy more than anything and can't wait to see the new things he'll learn.