Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Hello Everyone!



Now 7 weeks, Bryson is starting to be more active ... in many ways! Sunday and Monday he gave us his first little coo's and is starting to give us those first signs of a smile. The smiles help in-between the spells of being upset! I thought in having a baby I would have a perfect child! We are starting to learn that it is a good thing he is so dang cute, because those constant cries can be frustrating at times.

For Easter weekend, we traveled up to Utah. Bryson did really great in the car and we only had to stop once to feed and change him. We traveled up on the 20th to use the Jazz Tickets Mandy won at her work Christmas party. Mandy's parents took Bryson, and though the Jazz lost to the Lakers, the seats we thought were pretty good and it was fun to get away. (We even saw Heidi while we were there!)



The next day felt like a rat race. It started out getting both me and Adam's hair cut at Krissa's house ... I needed a change, Adam needed a haircut, and Krissa was so excited to finally meet Bryson!



Then to the mall to find cloths to use for our family pictures. Next was to Timpanogos hospital for a test for Bryson. You see, my son projectial spits up all the time, and our doctor in Kanab thought that it might a sign of pyloric sensors. It is a something they commonly they find in newborns where the food isn't getting to their stomach. If you can't tell by Bryson's cubby cheeks, we were pretty sure that wasn't the problem, but didn't want to take any chances. Turns out we were right ... he is fine. We were so frustrated that the appointment took 2 1/2 hours, so I couldn't stop by American Crafts to show Bryson to my co-workers. We had an appointment to get our family pictures taken by a family friend in Alpine. We will be sure to post the pictures when we get them. STAY TUNED!

We felt like we wanted to crash after finishing our day, but spent the rest of the weekend with my family eating out, and celebrating Easter. On Easter Sunday we were planning on leaving after church but ended up staying through Sunday evening. (We didn't want to miss out on the Easter egg hunt Sunday night) Bryson was a little young this year for the hunt, but we couldn't resist putting the ears he got from the Easter bunny on! Here are a few pictures of my nephews and nieces that we took!






We left on Monday morning at 4 am AZ time because we had to get Adam back to work. It made for a really tiring start to our week, but felt like it was worth it to spend a little more time with the fam!

Becoming new parents has been quite the experience. Bryson has done really well at night, but in the day seems to get upset for a few hours. It can be frustrating, but we are hoping that stage will go away soon! In the last couple of weeks Bryson has grown out of a few outfits, taken a trip to St. George, and our already mentioned Orem trip for Easter. Last week Bryson and I got some energy and took a walk to the Post office, and crashed for a nap when we got home. (Though 6 weeks has gone by, I still can't exercise like I would like to! Walking is all the doctor will approve). This past Saturday was spent watching Adam hit some golf balls at the driving range, and Bryson even slept through his first outdoor picnic! To our great surprise we even had a visit from Christina and Paul Homolik. It was great to visit with them! The weather has been really nice here the past couple of days! (around the low 70's. I know you in Utah are all jealous!)

We wish at times there was an owners manuel on how to raise these little infants, but I am sure we will ask for an owners manual for when he is going through the terrible twos, awkward pre-teens, and High school years. Trials are there, but we are SO grateful to be parents to this special spirit and enjoy this new exciting experience. Here are a few more of our favorite pictures from the past couple of weeks. These are just a few of the hundreds we have taken. Can you tell we are camera happy?



19 comments:

becky said...

mandy! so happy for the update and pictures...he is a doll!

it gets easier, promise...they are just trying to figure this whole earth thing out...wink, wink. you and adam are fantastic parents and he couldn't be more lucky.

miss you!

The DeGering Family said...

Bryson is such a cutie!

JC, Beth and Tucker Davis said...

You look beautiful!! Did you really just have a baby? I can't wait to see the family pictures:-) The bunny ears picture is hilarious- sooo cute!
And don't worry, once things start to get easier, they just get hard again. That's life with a baby, but it's so much fun too- Poopy diapers, runny noses and all;-)
Love ya girlie!

Krissa Allen said...

He is so cute, I love his cheeks! I am not sure I am loving the picture of me though. It was good to see you guys!
And like everyone has said, it gets easier and you start to feel like you are getting it and then before you know it a new challenge arises. It just keeps life interesting :)
Love Ya

jennifer mcguire said...

Oh, girl... he is so cute! And you look FABULOUS! Hope you are a feeling well. Hugs!

Mia said...

He has really filled out and I loved the update. I see you have found "The Pumpkin Patch" store. When I WASN'T on bedrest, I would probably go to that store at least weekly in hopes that a couple of my favorite outfits were more on sale. I'm glad you've had a few times to get out of Page and boy, do we have a lot to learn becoming new parents! Those bunny ears on Bryson are a little overwhelming, Krissa looks adorable (what is she talking about??), and fun Jazz game. When I get my paper written (that I'm supposed to be writing right now), I'll call you to catch up. Sorry, long post.

Granum Family said...

Oh he is just adorable!!! So fun that you got to spend Easter with family. Keep posting pictures!

C & P Homolik said...

It was so great to see you last weekend. We had such a nice visit. You guys are great company!
Love ya,
Chris & Paul

Heather Ballard said...

I'm so sad that I missed you the Sat. before Easter. I guess the pictures will do for now. He is such a cutie. I'm sure you've heard of Baby wise or baby whisperer. But, those are both really good books that worked for Bailee to get her to even be better during the day as well.

Heather B said...

Oh, he is just the cutest little thing, I can see why you just love him to PIECES! There are so many absolutely darling pictures I can't even comment on them all or I'll be here all night. Now, finally, one little thing that might help, It's a DVD or VHS called "Happiest Baby on the Block" and there's also a book, but GET THAT VIDEO!! It shows this doctor doing these little tricks that calms and soothes babies crying, like turning off a switch! IT'S UNBELIEVEABLE, and I wished i'd found it when Kalia was still tiny and crying a lot. If you can't find it, email me, I'll mail you mine. You only need to see it once! Love ya!

Rebecca said...

What cute pictures! Bryson is so cute and you look great! Keep taking naps whenever you can and enjoy this baby stage, when they will let you snuggle them! After about 6 months, you don't have a "baby" anymore, and you'll miss it so much! Crying for periods of time in the day can be frustrating, but he'll grow out of it. I'm sure you've tried gas drops?

We miss you guys and want to get together this summer!

bonnerbunch said...

It is so fun to see your new pic's! You look so good! It's fun to see that you are adjusting to motherhood! It does take a while but I bet your getting the whole routine thing down!! He is adorable!!

Karen said...

Man, I'll tell you what...when Zachary hit 2 months I thought I was in dream-land. The daytime hours of fussiness really tuned down. Hopefully Bryson is the same way! It is so hard when you are doing everything you can think of to comfort these little fellows and they still cry! Ahhh.... Poor little dudes.

Ashley said...

Oh, he is sooo adorable! I really want to meet him and hold him and give you a break too! That first little while can be so tough at times. I really thought Leo would just always be a tough baby but he got better and better. You look great!!

~*Tessa*~ said...

Oh Mandi you are doing so well!!! Oh should I say boo!!! LOL!!! Its me Tessa. :) Long time...oh yeah.....

Kari Ann said...

Cute pictures Mandy. I am glad that you had such a good Easter. Bryson is getting so big and even cuter. You look so good too.

Jules said...

HELLO!! I saw your blog on Angie's. Bryson is so cute!! I am glad everything is good with you and your boys! It was so fun to see you when you were in town for Easter!
love ya,
jules

The Gunn Family said...

Mandy! How is your new life? Your baby boy is adorable...I love his cheeks. Plus you don't even look like you've had a baby! As you've figured, the first little bit is extremely rough but just know that it gets easier. I think actually we just become stronger. But as you know, caring for a new baby is the hardest thing but the best thing at the same time. It's the only thing in life that we'll sacrifice everything for and don't expect anything in return. I felt like becoming a parent was a gift from God. Knowing how much I loved each one of my children truly helped me realize how much God loves us.
You are a darling mom!

STEph

Mia said...

Of course we will see you on our way home. We will be going through Page on Friday, and we may even stay there that night. With me needing to get out and walk every few hours, plus needing to feed the little guy, this will be a long trip! Everett is very excited to meet Bryson!