One Month!

So…you people want an update, huh? Well, today is officially Brenna’s 1 month birthday. It has been a big month. She celebrated by screaming. A lot. I celebrated by taking her to the Doctor for her check up. All in all it was pretty uneventful. The doctor quoted the movie ‘Roadhouse’ and we had a nice discussion on how there is not much on daytime TV outside of the 2 hour Matlock/In the Heat of the Night block. (Today was one of the black and white flashback episodes where Andy Griffith plays the part of Charlie Matlock, Ben Matlock’s father. Classic Matlock.) Anyway, back to the Doctor visit…He said she was pretty much perfect and he had nothing to say other than to keep doing whatever it is we are doing. So it is good to know that pretending you can’t hear the baby crying and hiding under the bed is not only a viable option but it is recommended. Haha, Mom, I am totally kidding. Mostly.

Brenna has gained 2 pounds in 4 weeks so apparently that is good. She has also grown 1.5 inches in length. She is still pretty small for her age but not so small that it is an issue. I would not hold out any hope for her being a basketball player or anything. She still has all the dark hair she was born with so maybe she will be a brunette yet. We both thought she would have lighter hair than what she was born with. Honestly, if I was not right there I would not think that she would have been my baby with all that dark hair. But unless the Doctor had a second baby up his sleeve like some kind of magic trick (is this your card? Or your baby?) she is definitely ours. It is maybe getting a little lighter. The hair on the back of her head is still dark at this point in the game though.

I think she falls somewhere between an easy baby and a high maintenance baby. She is fantastic and an angel if you hold her all the time. She prefers to sleep while you stay up and hold her instead of sleeping in her crib or bassinet. She is morally opposed to sleeping for more than 3 hours in a row unless she has stayed up screaming for 4 or 5 hours earlier that day. She does eat like a little champ but knowing Travis and me that was never really an issue we were concerned about. And she is finally starting to smile regularly which is great. Her smile is definitely more of a sly grin. She looks like she is up to no good already, and she’s proud of it. (she must get that from Travis- I was such a well behaved child – kind, obedient, and whatever is the opposite of sassy.)

Ok, there are new pictures up on the flickr account, and Travis hasn’t closed access yet. Click away on the flickr link on the right to see all photos, or the ‘More Photos’ link to see a select few.

Well, I should be off. I have not had my lunch yet. And by lunch I mean my 5th cup of coffee. What? Who said that?



  1. barry lide said,

    February 4, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    Thanks for the Brenna update. So happy about her good report. The pictures are fantastic!! Give her a kiss from her Nannie and I hope to see you all soon.

  2. Melissa said,

    February 8, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    So cute! One of these days soon Joe and I need to meet her! And hang out with you guys. 🙂

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