Sunday, February 28, 2010

Whew! What a Week!

In the past week, we've experienced.......
* Brandon being admitted to the hospital for jaundice. Nothing threatening but 25 hours under UV lights wasn't exactly a fun time for baby nor mom.
* Infections from the C-Section. Let's just say OUCH!
* A circumcision - ok, another OUCH!
* Daddy left for an allergy conference in New Orleans (he'll be back on Tuesday)
* Amanda battled with a horrible cough, slight fever, and hives over many parts of her body.
* A good family friend passed away

So, we packed up and stayed at Grandma's house for a few days to get some tender-loving care. My kids did NOT want to come home tonight. Being at Grandma's is way too much fun - for all of us.

Friday, February 19, 2010

No Chub Yet

He may have been almost 9 pounds but he still has chicken legs!

Gotta Love Her

Camille continues to entertain us. She's talking more coherently and trying to be exactly like her sisters. When she got her hands on Allyson's glasses, she knew exactly what to do.

First Bath

Brandon had his first sponge bath tonight with a full audience of interested little girls. Too cute! His sisters are definitely smitten with him and love each and every new experience he's having. He didn't cry once. I think I finally got a mellow baby (knock on wood). And now he smells delicious.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Kisses to Go Around

This little guy is getting LOTS of attention! We are having so much fun with him. And Valentine's Day couldn't have been any better. Troy took the kids to church while Brandon and I snuggled and slept. We made our traditional S'mores then watched Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face followed by a few hours of Olympic coverage. Brandon was just passed around so everyone could get their fix. This is one very loved little boy.

Friday, February 12, 2010

We are home now

Our stay at the hospital went very well and now it's nice to be home with the entire family. Brandon is getting lots of love and attention. This is a pretty special time for our little family.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

A few extra glimpses

I've never really done this before, but with Michelle in the hospital it was my turn. We got a few precious photos early on that may give a better feel for what Brandon really looks like. I hope you enjoy them.

He's here!

Brandon Max Scribner, 8 lb. 13 oz (WOW!), 21 inches, February 10, 2010 at 8:21 am. Surgery went exceptionally well. Brandon had to be in the nursery because of labored breathing until this morning but now he's with Mom and things are much better. With his IV out we'll be able to get some more pictures soon.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Sleeping Issues

We had way too much fun over Christmas vacation. For nearly 3 weeks, we just played and played - stayed up late, slept in, didn't worry about naptimes or routines....... and now we're still paying for it with Camille. She still needs a nap and will sleep 3-4 hours after going down. The problem is that she doesn't want to go down for a nap until after 2:00 in the afternoon, which means she wakes up at dinner time, which means she doesn't go down for the night until very late. NOT GOOD!!! I need quiet, no children time in my evenings. So we have tried many things. No naps - hmmmmm - cranky child, early bedtime, middle of the night waking up. NOT GOOD! Adjusted naps - hmmmmm - wake her up out of a dead sleep, deal with very cranky child, still doesn't go to bed early. NOT GOOD! So last night she was hyper as could be and I told her to go see her daddy. When I came out 5 minutes later, this is what I found. Too precious. I hope we can figure out this sleep thing before next Wednesday when the baby arrives!

Piano Recital

We now have 3 kids in piano lessons. Natalie, Allyson & Amanda did a fantastic job at their recital on Saturday. They take lessons from the same lady who taught me! We are so lucky and they are doing so well.


Camille regularly finds me at my computer and hears "I'll be there in a minute. I need to finish my work." So I should not have been surprised when I entered the room one day and found her frantically jamming on my computer keyboard. She looked at me seriously and said "I work! I work!" (You should've seen the mess I had to clean up on my computer.)