Sunday, February 17, 2013

Brennan's Searsucker Photo Shoot

Today we decided to do a mini photo shoot with Brennan and his searsucker suit.  Here are some of my favorites...


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Brennan's Playroom Inspiration

Now that we are getting our actual projector installed, I want to work on finishing Brennan's playroom in the basement.  Here is my inspiration:

Flooring:  We are doing this pattern and mixing in red, yellow, orange, and lime plain tiles.

Bookshelves:  Temporary... We have 1 and we need to purchase 1 more

Play items:  We already have the one structure with mirrors and Brennan loves it!


I tried to go with primary colors because it is gender neutral and FUN! 

Friday, February 8, 2013

Shelter Dog

So, I was on facebook the other day and I saw that there was a chihuahua that had been turned into the local animal shelter.  I went to the website to see the chihuahua, when I find this puppy...

Shaggy Look-Alike

MUPPET - ID#A133416
My name is MUPPET.

I am a male, sable and black Yorkshire Terrier and Poodle - Miniature.

The shelter staff think I am about 10 months old.

I have been at the shelter since Jan 29, 2013.

This information is less than 1 hour old.

Oh my goodness, it looks exactly like Shaggy!!  I'm trying to convince Dave we need to add Muppet to our family, but so far he has given me a big fat NO.  Time is not up though...  

Monday, February 4, 2013

March of Dimes: March for Babies

Brennan Meschke was born unexpectedly at 34 weeks.  Brennan is the best gift I have and will ever receive and I feel so blessed to have him in my life.  When he was first born, I was overwhelmed by guilt for being a failure in not getting my pregnancy to full term.  Brennan spent 10 days in the NICU and he was surrounded by amazing nurses and doctors.  March of Dimes supported the NICU that Brennan was at, and as a result, I had a fully stocked pumping room and classes I could attend which taught me the special needs of a premature child.  Brennan is doing amazing and I want to thank the March of Dimes for that.  Please either walk with us or donate money to the March of Dimes.  Below is the link to donate:

Donate to March for Babies

Here are some of the pictures from Brennan at the NICU. 

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Brennan is 8 months old!!!

8 Months Old!!!

Our sweet little monkey is 8 months old now. 

Brennan is wearing 3 - 6 months onesies, 3- 6 month pants and 6 - 12 month one piece outfits. I think we will be out of 3 - 6 months by the end of February.  Brennan is now in a size 3 diaper. 

Brennan goes from sitting to a rocking position and rocks back and forth  We think he will be crawling soon.  When I hold up Brennan, he stands flat footed.  He loves rolling places.  He has 2 bottom teeth.  Brennan is very talkative, he loves to blow raspberries and say "da da da da da."  Brennan is also great at grabbing toys when he is sitting and then coming back to a sitting position.  He also is very good at picking up toys and banging them together.  He also is very interested in the dogs and will just stare at them.  He tries to grab Pedro when he walks by. 

Brennan is a very easy going baby.  He loves to hug and cuddle.  He is such a sweetie!  We are very blessed.  He also loves everyone.

During this month, we have been eating bananas, butternut squash, and avocado.  Brennan loves his solids, he eats two meals a day.  He is also taking about 4 bottles each 6 ozs.  He is eating 1 bottle of breast milk, I breastfeed him in the morning and the rest of his bottles are formula.  I am in the process of weaning him.

I think Brennan is a great sleeper.  He sleeps through the night.  He normally sleeps 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.  Naps are a different story, he doesn't nap great at daycare.  He takes 3 naps:

Morning Nap- 30 mins
Lunch Nap- 1 hour or more
Afternoon Nap - 30 - 40 mins

Brennan's favorite thing is jumping!  We actually bought a jumperoo because I got tired of holding him so he can jump.  He also loves skyping with Grandma and Grandpa Small.  He is always trying to grab the iPad.  He loves to eat bananas.  Some other favorite things he loves are cuddling and giving hugs.  He LOVES swimming.  That is Dave's favorite part of the week. 

Brennan does not like getting his nose cleaned.  He also does not like getting into his sleep sack at night. 

Monday, January 28, 2013

Brennan's 1st Birthday Planning

So, this weekend I spent a LOT of time on Pinterest and Etsy googling "monkey," "monkey birthday" and "monkey first birthday."  So far, we have a monkey pinata, some monkey goodies and Brennan's birthday hat, bib and banner.  I went ahead and got 2 different sets of birthday hat, bib and banner.  I figure one I will use for the cake smash picture and the 2nd for his actual birthday.  Here is some of my inspiration...

This is the backdrop style I'm thinking about purchasing, not sure if the yellow works but I like the chevron print.  Is this too busy with the bib and hat I'm thinking about???

The monkey hat is one of the ideas as a picture that will go on the birthday invitations.

The bib will actually be the gingham as the main print and the dots as the #1

Same hat, it will just say "Brennan."