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Happy Thanksgiving!

By on November 24, 2011

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving. It is Ace’s first and we are spending it in Tennessee with Branden’s family. I really miss my family but it is nice to be somewhere where it is cold and looks like Fall. We drove up here Monday, it ended up taking 14 hours and Ace slept most of the way, thankfully since he hates the car. Then his brother, sister and brothers girlfriend got here Tuesday and we went to dinner and then his cousin and her husband came over to give us some awesome news.
Then Wednesday we went to Nashville. I have always wanted to go. We went to downtown and had lunch then met up with my friend Heather, who I met on BBC after my miscarriage 3 years ago. She also has a little boy who is a month older then Ace and so it was nice to finally meet her in person. It was funny because her son is a month older but looks so tiny compared to Ace.
After that we went over to the Country Music Hall of Fame and just walked around that area and went up this bridge that was there. It was really pretty over there. Then we came home, had dinner and just hung out.
Today everyone is watching football. I am not a fan. This was not my tradition growing up. We would wake up watch the parade (which we did do this year) and then go to a movie and head to my grandma’s and everyone hung out by the pool talking, kids running around or in the pool if it was warm and listening to music. Then we would eat around 4 and sit around and talk some more. I miss Thanksgivings at my grandparents so much. It was my favorite holiday growing up. My grandma was an amazing cook and my grandpa was the sweetest man that there ever was which is why my son is named after him. I think it is nice to be able to share holidays with my family and Branden’s but I do think next year we are going to go to a movie like I used to do. Ace is too young this year but maybe next year.
Anyway here are some pictures from our trip so far.

In Nashville

First Thanksgiving! 

Ace and Nathan at Maggie Moos

Nashville

Mr. Handsome ready for the cold! 
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4 Months Old!

By on November 19, 2011

4 months
2 weeks old

My baby boy turned 4 months old on the 16th. Today was his 4 month check up and he is in the 25th percentile for everything.

Weight: 15lbs
Height: 24.5inches

He got two shots and a “cocktail” drink. I hate shots! His little legs always hurt him afterwards.

Right now Ace is really into making noises, squealing, laughs and ahhs.  He loves his hands, obsessed! He is super drooly right now too. He really likes his bouncer and playmay and we just put him in his super seat yesterday for the first time while I was cooking and he did awesome in it.

Tonight he had his first try at food. We gave him squash, he only had a few bites but his doctor said to go ahead and just start and see how he does.

Oh and last night he blew rasberries at me for the first time. He is always making bubbles and kind of does this noise that sounds like he is going to do them but actually did it last night. It was so cute.

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Big Update

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I have been terrible about updating. With working part-time and being home with Ace during the day I have little time to update.
First I want to update on Ace’s first Halloween. It was rainy and we had already planned to go meet up with my cousins at the mall since it was their baby’s first Halloween as well. It was cute seeing the boys dressed up together. Colton is almost 7 months old then Ace and he kept staring at him and touching his arm. It was adorable.

Then we went to my other cousin’s church because they have a Halloween party there every year and my cousin Brian’s band plays. We stopped by and hung out for a bit so they could see Ace. 

After that we headed to Steak N’ Shake to get a quick dinner and headed home to get Adonis to bed. It wasn’t the most exciting Halloween but it was nice being able to dress him up and visit with family. I think our family Halloween party was our way of doing a big Halloween event for his first so this was a nice easy going night. 
About once a week I have been meeting up with a group of girls from a mom group a friend and I set up. It has been great to meet new moms and get their points of view on different things. The first couple meet ups Ace was so tiny and was just learning to smile and he would sleep through them. Now he is awake more even though the meet ups are usually around his nap time but now he is more interested in the other babies which is cute. We had one at the park and it was a nice cool day and it was cute getting all the babies together and seeing them watch each other or play with each others toys. 
Ace with one of his girlfriends Riley

After the park we went to lunch with my cousins and got the cutest picture of Adonis. 

There was a community garage sale in my old neighborhood so I took Ace out there to meet two of my old neighbors and I got a picture of us in front of my childhood home. I miss it so much! 
Yesterday my sister and I went to lunch and she put her sunglasses on him and he loved it! I sometimes can not get over what a little cute Ace is! 
We also had brunch with my best friend and her Mom with my Mom and sister. It was so nice to catch up and have a girls day. My friends Mom moved to Cali and she was like a second Mom to me in highschool so it was so great to see her with Ace. I just love her to death! 
And that is about it. These events are all out of order but I wanted to get them all posted. I need to get my butt in great and post more frequently. I am going to make a seperate post on Ace turning 4 months!  

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By on November 12, 2011

Today has been a rough day. I woke up to my husband saying Brenna, come here and look. I look at our dog beds and there is blood on them. I knew it was from Tyson. His tumor has gotten big and I just knew it must have been bleeding so I went outside since Bran had let them out and looked and he was bleeding but not bad. He ate his breakfast then I called my Mom and she said I think you need to bring him in to be checked. I said I don’t want to bring him in just to tell me he is dying. I know he is going to die from this I just don’t see the point. I got off the phone and Bran went golfing with his buddy and I fed the baby then noticed Tyson was bleeding again. I put Ace in his pack n play and cleaned off his mouth and sat with him and called the vet to see about getting him pain meds. He said to bring him in since the tumor was in his mouth, he said pain meds won’t help. I called my Mom and she said Dr. Stone won’t put him to sleep if he doesn’t think he needs to, he is good about that. So we brought him in and his assistant said he didn’t look good, she said him breathing from one nostril is not a good thing and he sounded terrible. She was very sweet and I started crying and she gave me tissues and my Mom too. We both knew when Dr. Stone came in he was going to tell us we needed to put him to sleep. The second he came in and saw his tumor and heard him, he said I’m sorry but we have to put him to sleep. He is swallowing the blood and it’s not going to stop bleeding. He will bleed to death if you take him home. We cried and they had me sign a paper and he said now come at his head and I just couldn’t sit there and watch them put him to sleep. I felt like I was going to throw up. Even Dr. Stone said he could tell it was too much for us and he wasn’t comfortable doing it with us there if we couldn’t handle it. My mom stayed with him and then he asked me to come back so he could show me the tumor so I felt better about our decision to put him down and once I saw inside his mouth I knew we did what was right. I trust him very much so I knew when he said it that it was the right decision but this just sealed it. I felt bad looking into Tyson’s eyes and leaving the room but he gave him something to go to sleep first then they put him to sleep for good. I miss him already and I wish he never got sick but he was an amazing dog and I am glad I got to spend those 5 and a half years with him. God gave me him because something was missing in my life I am sure of it and when I got pregnant with Ace he got sick so maybe it was God’s way of making losing him easier. My precious baby boy sat and laughed and smiled and cheered me up and now he is sleeping and letting me mourn Tyson’s loss.

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Tutu Giveaway!

By on November 5, 2011

I have a friend who is insanely talented. She is super crafty and does all these awesome projects she does and then posts them on her blog. She also makes these adorable tutus. She is having a giveaway right now and it’s actually a three piece giveaway which would be adorable on any little girl. Go to her blog and read all about it!
The Craft Crazy Mom

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My little chunk!

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Since I totally suck at updating lately I am going to just post a cute video of my adorable son!

This was taken yesterday. I know, I know, he is turning into a total chunk!

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