Monday, December 28, 2009

4 months going on 14...

Merry Christmas everyone! Baby Brady is growing like a weed and now weighs a whopping 18 pounds. He is our "little" turkey. He got lots of goodies and loved meeting all of his family. Such a lucky little boy. Here's wishing you a happy new year! Lots of love...

Monday, December 7, 2009

my neck is so strong!

Brady is working so hard! We go to physical therapy twice a week to stretch his neck muscle and he is improving so much. Look at him hold his head up all by himself!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

3 months old!

Yesterday, baby Brady turned three months old! He is such a growing, big boy and I cannot believe he is already a three-month-old. He is smiling and laughing so much and is always "talking" up a storm. He loves to coo and make funny noises. It is the best sound in the whole world.

We have our Christmas tree up and Brady loves to stare at the lights. And, we went outside yesterday (quickly!) so he could feel his first-ever snowflakes on his sweet, little head. We are so excited for Christmas and can't wait to spend time with our family and friends.

Merry Christmas, everybody!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Two months...

Wreck 'em, Tech!

Boy, oh boy, is Brady growing! We went for his two-month check up yesterday (complete with three shots, yikes!). He weighs 14.9 pounds and is 25 inches long; which puts him in the 97th percentile. Basically, if you put 100 babies in a room, Brady would be longer and heavier than 96 of them!

We have also recently hit another huge milestone, more for mommy, in a baby's life...Brady slept through the night! And we are talking, through the night...almost 11 hours! He is so tired from spending time with Gammie during the day that he just poops out. Thank you, Gammie!

Other than sleeping and eating, Brady enjoys watching Arthur from the comfort of his vibrating chair. He loves the colors and the high-pitched voices. He coos a lot and we enjoy having little conversations with him. We are working with Miss Heidi (Brady's physical therapist) twice a week to get Brady's neck nice and strong. Sometimes he doesn't like the stretches or tummy time, but he progressing nicely. Hope all is well!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy Halloween from a very, scary skelton!

baby Brady's first Halloween!
The best milestone has come! He gave us his first real smile just days cup burneth over.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

6 weeks old and growing...

Today baby Brady Hart is 6 weeks old. Such a big growing boy! No smile yet, but we are so close. We still have not established quite a routine sleeping schedule, but mommy and daddy are learning to be patient. I now understand just how hard being a mommy is, but it sure is rewarding. It's the best, most hardest thing I have ever had to do. Such an honor that God selected Justin & I to become Brady's parents. God is good.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

1 month old!

Today, baby Brady is one month old! I cannot believe it. My, how the time flies. We are still up at night; Brady seems to have his days and nights confused. I swear, the minute I get into bed and close my eyes, baby Brady becomes nocturnal! Even so, he is so precious and we are enjoying every minute of our lives with him. God is good!

He is becoming more and more alert and we are just holding our breath until we get to see his very first smile (not due to gas!). We had our very first outing, to Nordy's, of course, and he slept like an angel. Soon, we will be out and about even more. Stay tuned for more pictures of our handsome "little" man.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

three weeks old...

growing boy...

baby Brady is three weeks old today! my, how the time has gone by fast. he has already gained a pound and two inches. he weighs 11 pounds and 12 ounces and now measures 23 inches long. what a big boy! mommy and daddy are doing well. with a good night comes a bad one. but one little smirk on that precious boy's face and it's all worth it. brady doesn't open his eyes much, but when he does, he's such a cutie! he hasn't been out to the world yet, too many koodies, but soon. diesel and malibu sure do love their new brother, but boy are they tired! we're making memories every day and loving every moment of it.

mommy & brady.

daddy & brady.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

welcome to the world Brady!

Brady Hart Blankenship made his world debut at 10:58 a.m. on September 9, 2009...our lucky 9/9/09 baby boy! He weighed a whopping 10 pounds, 12 ounces and measured 21 inches long.

He is an absolute blessing and we are so excited to welcome him to our family. Diesel and Malibu are taking extra special care of their brother and mommy and daddy are learning to be the best parents they can be!

Allow us to introduce to you our "little" big man..

Friday, September 4, 2009

september 4, 2009

Well, today is baby Brady's official due date! Still no baby...

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

circle of life

Today the good Lord took my Bebe up to heaven. After a whirlwind of eight or nine sickly months, she is finally able to rest among her friends. While she will not get to meet baby Brady, i know that she is putting some finishing touches on him right now. Just don't make him too big, okay bebe! I hope it's everything you thought it would be.
We love and miss you, bebe.

Monday, August 31, 2009

still waiting...

I thought for sure Brady was going to be an August baby not a September one. Well, it's looking like the latter. STILL NO BABY! I go to the doctor on Wednesday-one last time-to check on baby via sonogram. While I welcome any opportunity to see him, I am ready to see him for real! If he doesn't come on his own (i mean, i completely understand. i have made a very comfy home!), he will be induced on Wednesday, September 9.

Since Justin and I were married on 7.7.07, having our first baby on 9.9.09 sounds like another lucky day. Surely I can hold out until then. Ask me again on Friday...

Monday, August 17, 2009

room ready? check! now where's baby?!

Here are a few pictures from baby Brady's room.
We can't wait for him to get here to enjoy it!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

showers of love

Bringing baby Brady into the world means mommy gets showered with lots of gifts, lots of food and lots of friends. My wonderful friends Trisha, Jac and Kimmie threw me a shower this past Sunday. It was so much fun! I have two more showers and already Brady's room is overflowing. Such a lucky boy!

Monday, June 29, 2009

pregger pics

here are a few pictures from our maternity photo shoot. boy, it was h-o-t. my friend, trisha, made me take them. she said i would regret it forever if i didn't. needless to say, i was NOT thinking of pleasing trisha when i was sweating my booty off. justin was such a trooper. i think he was sweating even more than me, but he was still fanning me and making sure his baby mama was a-ok!

the pictures were taken by trisha's oldest sister, Jennifer. boy is she talented. check out her web site!

baby brady

here is a picture of baby brady in 3D! here, he is 30 weeks old. isn't he handsome? only 10 more weeks to go! pray it goes quickly, please!

the blankenship blog

welcome to the blankenship blog! here, you can follow the blankenship family-daddy Justin, mommy Paige, big sister and brother doggies Malibu and Diesel, and soon, baby Brady-on their journey through life. laugh with us, share with us, learn with us and pray for us as we live and love through the many wonderful changes that we are about to embark upon as a family.
all our love...