Tuesday, June 26, 2012


Last week, I finally got an email saying that UT had received my diploma!  Thankfully, Brian made the trip down to the med center for me to pick it up.  I have been waiting on it, so I could send a copy of it to the organization that I will test with to obtain my certification.  I quickly scanned it and sent it in.  Hopefully, I will hear from them soon, so I can schedule my exam.  Whenever I do that, it will be time to bring out the books again, and STUDY!  This should be interesting with a newborn, but I will be glad when it's over, and I can offically say I am a WHNP-BC!

And I also got this pic in the mail last week, so I had to include it :)

Happy Tuesday!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Rock Star Dance Camp

This past week, Avery attended "Rock Star Dance Camp" at Extreme Performing Arts.  I am so glad I had signed her up last month, the timing ended up being perfect.  It got her out of the house for a few hours, which was great for Brady's first week home.  Plus, she got to hang out with some of her girlfriends that she met in dance this year.  I really didn't know if I was going to sign her up again this year, or switch to something else like cheer.  But, she seems very excited about going, hopefully she continues the enthusiasm.  They had a "show-off performance" on Thursday to show the parents how much they learned.  She was so excited that Brady came too!


These videos turned out a little small, but oh well.  Next time, I will get Brian to hold the phone the other way.  Avery is in the middle...

Brady was very excited to see all of the "rock stars" :)

Friday, June 22, 2012

Brady's first week

I can't believe Brady is already more than a week old!  We are doing pretty well adjusting as a family so far.  Avery is absolutely in love with her little brother, but has been a little emotional towards us.  Thankfully, we were able to spend this week at home with Brian.  Avery really enjoyed the one-on-one time as well.  I really thought she would give us a harder time about bedtime and him sleeping in our room, but so far she has been pretty good.  As I write this, Brian is at the movies seeing "Brave" with her.

And little Brady...he is sooo different than his sister was.  He sleeps about 3-4 hrs at a time and is a great little eater!  Yeah!!!  Hopefully he can keep it up (fingers crossed).  I have been keeping him in the living room during the day for all naps, and so far all of the noise doesn't seem to phase him in the least.  Even when his big sister is constantly kissing, touching, and hugging on him, lol.  He is even sleeping great in his little newborn rocker thingy at night as well.  We had to take him to the pedi on Friday, the day after we were discharged because we were able to be discharged early.  He weighed in at 6lbs 3 oz, but I can see he is already beginning to fill out.  His little belly is beginning to get so round.  We also had to go back to the hospital this week to repeat his hearing test, and I guess 3 times a charm, because he passed :).

Going home from the hospital

finally at home

Avery was sooo ready to give him his bath. Even when we got home from the hospital, she told me he smelled like the hospital, and didn't like it. She said she wanted him to smell like a baby :)

First bath at home

 We have really enjoyed having all the visitors over the last week.  It makes staying inside the house so much more tolerable.  ALL of our family has been super helpful as we are adjusting.  THANK YOU so much!

Tim with all of his grandkids

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Brady's arrival continued

I know the following post is going to be quite the picture explosion, but oh well.  I really never get any of my pictures ever printed, except at Christmas time when I get all of the blog's past years' posts published into a book.  This serves as a sort of "scrapbook" for my family.  I am sooo glad that I have actually kept up this whole blogging thing, I really love to look back at all the posts from the beginning.  I only wish that I would have started it while I was pregnant with Avery, instead of when she was about a year.  Anyways, here are some more pictures of Brady's birth day...

Bath time!

Avery had on the biggest smile when she walked into my hospital room, it was the greatest feeling, seeing her so excited.

I LOVED the door hanger that Steph and Court made for us