Sunday, October 24, 2010

Coleson Alexander Crofoot...He's here!!!!

A month to the day after Brinkley's arrival we welcomed our nephew Coleson Alexander Crofoot to our family! He is absolutely perfect! He weighed 7lbs and 14oz and was 19 1/2 inches! My mother was nice enough to come in town and babysit so we could spend time at the hospital getting to celebrate! Kelsey and I have been discussing the days that we can play with them together for so long and its such a blessing that the day has come...WHAT FUN!!!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Pumpkin Patch Fun!

So I know it seems that all we do is take pictures of our child, but... well... yea... that is all we do lately haha! Ike has become quiet the photographer and is really enjoying capturing all these precious moments while she is so tiny! I have really started to appreciate how multi-talented my sweet husband is because...ME, not so much lol!
Her journey to the pumpkin patch was adorable! I couldn't believe she smiled right when we were taking the picture but if you have ever met her grandmother Tammy, she doesn't have much of a choice! I am sure on her trips to Lincolnton she'll return with a constant smile, posing for the camera, eyebrows groomed and lip gloss on...Okay enough picking on my loving mother but it's probably true!
Ike and I had our first date night last Thursday to the preseason game at the new Amway Arena to watch the Magic beat the Bobcats while Grammy kept Brinks. It was so strange not having her with us but much needed for a little quality time together! The arena was indescribable!
Some other exciting news is we have another couple friend who have recently joined the baby crew! Sunday night at a pumpkin carving get together Sara & Steve Glomski announced they were expecting in late April by carving baby and 4-25 in their pumpkins! All these little ones will be having a ball together in a few years!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Learning to be a Mom...

Well the past three weeks has been quite the trial and error of my life! I am learning how to become a mother, a doctor, a lactation consultant, everything haha! Whatever I am doing(NOT saying its right) is working for her. Brinkley is sleeping from about 11pm to 8am every night for the past two weeks...I don't know how we got so lucky! She's on a routine that eats at 8am, 11am, 2pm, 5pm, 8pm, bath time at 10pm and then last feeding around 10:30pm! She's definitely a miracle child for mom and dad! We have had two doctors appointments and she is finally on the upward climb with her weight! All babies lose weight when they are born but she was down to 6lbs 14 oz! As of today Brinks was 7lbs we were thrilled! She has recently learned how to fully use her lungs lol, starting to focus on objects and beginning to develop her tear ducts! I love her, I love staring at her, watching her sleep, sneeze,'s all adorable! Ike and I are really enjoying the newborn stage and watching how fast she changes her looks, motions and needs! This is everything we thought it would be!

As for updates on other things...I am feeling great and have been since we got home from the hospital! Ike is back to work but eager to get home to her daily! My mother left Sunday and we appreciated her stay so much! We are still waiting on Brinkley's cousin Coleson to arrive with hopes its only a few days out! Kelsey is walking a ton but I think he's pretty content where he is! He might be a due date baby or after! Halloween??...haha! Another couple friend has recently found out they are expecting in late April...Congrats to Helen and John! Another little one to join the crew!

Until next time....Go Gamecocks!!!