Thursday, June 24, 2010

2 months!

Well our little guy is 2 months old today!! He went on base to the clinic and got his 2 month shots today too. He was not happy!! The ladies were amazed at how loud he could scream for such a cute little guy. He's been doing well ever since and took a long nap which was nice for everyone.

I cannot believe that the month of June is almost over. It has gone by so fast! We're sad that we've missed everyone's birthdays, anniversaries, Father's Day (June is when everyone it seems like was born of our friends/family!). Brian had a nice first Father's Day. I made him a special breakfast and we went to Omaha Steaks and picked up some steaks to grill. It was a rainy day so we didn't get to go golfing like we had planned. Brian and I the next day celebrated our 2nd anniversary. It's crazy to think that our wedding was 2 years ago already! We have done so much in that time. Since we had the little man, we just went to Old Chicago for dinner (beer for Brian) and Dairy Queen for dessert (ice cream for Rachel) and everyone had a good time! :)

Brian is still in training. He was supposed to have his third flight this past Monday, but we have had rain like no other here in Omaha, so he was unable to fly. He is scheduled to fly next Monday, so hopefully he can get caught up! It's been nice having him home this week since he didn't have anything to do for training this week, especially since Brady has been extra fussy. Brian's brother Danny was in town the other weekend to watch the College World series so he had a great time going to a game and tailgating with him and his buddies. Brian's Uncle Mike was also in town so we got to go to dinner with him and he got to spend some time with Brady. It was great to see him!

Brady's a busy, growing little man! He smiles a lot now and only laughs when we do something really funny. He's been going through a fussy period lately which has been frustrating, but it will pass! I think that he is slightly colicky which is only fair since I was a colicky baby. He just seems to get bored of an activity very quickly and has no problem letting me know when he isn't happy! (The pictures I get of him smiling and happy are taken in a 10 minute period usually!) The doctor said the crying gets better around 3 months, so only one more month hopefully of the frequent fussiness. He's starting to sleep more through the night now which has been wonderful. We're only doing 1 middle of the night feeding instead of 2-3. He's sleeping about 6-7 hours at a stretch on a good night and at least 4-5 hours every night. We just love him to death and are loving watching him get bigger and bigger! He has changed so much already just in the last 2 months. Here are some recent pictures:

Our Growing Boy

Brady Ross at birth 4/24/2010
Brady Ross 1 Month 5/24/2010

Brady Ross 2 Months 6/24/2010

Brian and Brady outside the College World Series. We tried to get in (general admission) but it was too busy and we couldn't get in. :(

Brady loves watching tv, especially VH1's music videos in the morning! :)

My little man 2 months old!

The before and after shots of his shots

Mom with her boys!

Dad with his big, strong boy!

Brady with his great-uncle Mike

My smiley boy

Brady and his Brady airplane blanket

Go Twins!!

2nd anniversary 6/21/2010

Still in love after 9.5 years together, 2 years of marriage, a house, a baby, and a dog!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Brian Flying!!

Brian had his first flight today in the RC-135! He told me when he would be doing pattern work (taking off and landings) so I packed up Brady, Rascal, and myself and we headed to the base to go watch daddy fly his plane! It was so cool. The plane is so much bigger than the T-1 or the T-6 and it was crazy to think that Brian was the one flying this thing! Here are some pictures and a video of Brian doing his thing:

We could see him flying from the road from the house!

Brian's plane parked

Coming in from flying

Doing some touch-and-gos

"Mom what the heck are we doing?"

Brian flying overhead!

Another view

No, Brian isn't that shaky of a pilot, I was trying to keep Rascal in the car while filming him taking off!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

The Past 6 weeks

Hanging out with Grandma! This picture cracks me up!

Eatin ribs with Nana

Grandma and Gramps

Hanging out with Uncle Danny

Snuggling with Aunt Catherine

Brian and I at the Twin's game

The Ross family

It's been six whole weeks since Brady has been born. I can't believe it! It's been some of the most trying, frustrating, stressful, rewarding, wonderful, best 6 weeks of my life. Brian and I are so blessed to have a healthy amazing son that amazes us each day! Ok enough of the corny stuff, but I just wanted to reflect a little on the impact Brady has made on our lives. :) We had a great time while we were home in Minnesota over Memorial Day. Brady got to meet his Uncle Danny and Aunt Catherine, got to spend lots of quality time with the grandparents, and got to meet lots of family and friends (although not everyone!) Brian and I got to go to a Twins game in the new stadium and go out to Ruth Chris for a date night/celebration of promotion night. It was great although I didn't make it through the Twin's game without a few tears because I missed my little guy. It was the longest I'd left him (6 hours)! We had a great time and hope to go back to Minnesota at least one more time this summer!
Brady had a doctor's appointment this past Friday and he's a growing boy! He was 10 lbs 10 oz and 21.5 inches long. He's doing well and has to get his first shots in 2 weeks which Mom is not looking forward to! :( He's been smiling and cooing a lot lately which has been so much fun! We've been taking him out to more and more places, but his favorite is still Target. Yesterday we went to a nearby berry farm and picked strawberries. It was super hot out but it was fun and the strawberries are delicious!
Here are some more pictures of our trip and of Brady at 6 weeks:

The whole family!

Brian as a 1st Lt

Sitting in the bumbo for the first time, not real sure!

Hangin out in the cool sunglasses my Uncle Danny got me

Silly boy Love that smile!!

Hanging out with his brother!

Pickin berries

90 degrees and humid but we're still havin fun!

Rascal helping me feed and rock Brady to sleep

My two sleeping babies! :)

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