Tuesday, February 24, 2009


So in my last post I said he slept till 9...which he did, but that was after screaming several hours from teething in the night. So I love him, but the sleep is still working itself out!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Ohio Grandparents visit

So this weekend Drew, myself, Brayden, and Wiggles packed up and headed to visit the Ohio grandparents for the weekend. Friday after school we hopped in the car and off we went! Once we hit downtown Cincinatti we hit some heavy traffic. Wiggles started acting funny and before we knew it he was pooping in the back seat! We yelled at him and then he went to the front seat to finish pooping! I looked over and Brayden was laughing and when I bent over I smelled him as well. He had pooped through his sweats and onto the car seat! We were no where near Drew's parents house yet and had no idea what to do. While we are being totally disgusted WIggles throws up in the floor. It was so gross. Thankfully we were near Blake and Lauren's hosue and called them but they weren't home. They said they had a key out so we were able to get in and use the cleaning supplies, a hose, and baby stuff to get the grossness under control.

When we finally made it to their house after three hours (normally it is a two hour trip) we had some pizza and hung out. Brayden was so happy and played in the floor. He showed off his laughing, jabbering, and semi-crawling. Saturday night we went to a spagetti dinner at a church where a lot of his family goes. Brayden was very overwhelmed with all the people. Once he screamed at everyone who came up to him he finally calmed down and enjoyed the music.

He actually slept in till 9 each day and Drew and I enjoyed the rest! His nights have been restless with teething. We headed home Sunday after lunch. Brayden had a good time and it is always good to visit!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Doctor's visit

Yesterday afternoon I took Brayden to the doctor, to check on a few things.
1. He thinks his belly button is dry skin and got a cream for that.
2. Couldn't find anything wrong with his ears, throat or stomach so he narrrowed it down to teething and gave us a gel for his gums.

Well he still woke up last night and screamed for an hour but once it was time for more gel he did calm down and go to sleep. I am hoping that this will get better soon!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Sleep is for the birds

So the last few nights (I've lost count) Brayden has started that lovely habit of screaming in the night. Not for a minute, but he will scream for an hour. We give him a bottle, still screams, gas drops, oragel, still screams. Last night from 11-1 and again at 4. He is fine during the day, but these hours in the night are trechorous. Needless to say we are exhausted. I am taking him to the doctor today because he has had a red belly button for a while (weird) and we are going to see if there is anything else. We'll see!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Valentine's Weekend & 8 months old!!

Well Friday Drew and I went to dinner while Brayden went to Nanna and Papaw's for a little while. It was nice to get out.

Saturday we stayed at home, and tried to go to Trevor's championship basketball game. (Trevor is Krisi, the babysitter's, son. ) We got there and as soon as the music and buzzers and whistles started going off Brayden was SCREAMING! He was so scared of all the loud noises. As soon as I would calm him down- he would rev right up again when another noise would happen. So we stayed ten minutes and then went home.

After his nap Drew went to the Pavillion to play basketball, and Megan, Brayden and I went there to swim! Brayden hadn't been swimming since he was 8 weeks old in Hilton Head, so needless to say this was a new experience. Thankfully the water was warm, and he Loved it! There was a whirl pool that I would swim around and he would lean back against me and cross his chubby feet all relaxed. We swam for about forty minutes, and then went and he ate dinner while watching Drew play ball.

Friday the 13th, Brayden was 8 months old! It is so hard to believe! here are some updates:
**Weight- ~23 pounds
**Fav. food- anything with bananas, french fries, and wagon wheels
**Fav. book- "My Little Love Bug"
**Crawling??- Well sort of - butt up in the air on his tip toes and then kind of fall, not really full-fledged crawling yet
**Fav. toy- Jerry the Giraffe, his blocks, the sing and play stage
**Jabbering all the time- Mamama, Daddadada, Babababa
**flaps arms when excited like he is going to take off into flight! :)
**waving- not sure he knows what he is doing but is waving :)

Monday, February 9, 2009


Well we had a good weekend in the Beckett house. Friday I actually had to go back to work, and Brayden went to Krisi's so my mom could make up some of her snow days. Drew only had to work till noon, so he picked him up that day. Drew went to Dave ( a guy from Sunday school's) birthday party. It was a poker night. So Brayden and I went to eat at Mancino's with Brooke and Ella. Brayden and Ella were too cute- they sat side by side in high chairs. Then we walked over to Big Lots were they sat in the carts and each got a toy. (Ella a fire truck, and Brayden a cell phone.) It was good to spend the night with another mommy.

Saturday was a nice day to relax. Brayden had fun at home, and I went and saw the movie "He's Just Not That Into You" with Megan in the afternoon. That night we went on a double date with Megan and a friend, and played games here at the house. Brayden played in the floor the whole time.

Sunday was church- and we tried the nursery again. tried. I dropped him off, and I hadn't made it out of the doors before he was screaming. So I spent the rest of the time with him. We will keep trying. :) After a nap Brayden and myself headed to Sadieville to visit with Brooke, Ella, Andrea, and Amber. It had been SO long since all of us had gotten together- Amber had never met the babies! We went for a long walk through Sadieville- it was so nice outside.

Now I have started back to work this week and am looking forward to the afternoons to see the little man!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Boy clothes

So I have been on a hunt these last few days. Brayden is 7 3/4 months old, and grew out of his 6/9 month pjs. So I needed warm pjs for the rest of the cold months. They really don't make clothes bigger than 6/9 (occasionally I found 9 months) but was looking for 12 month. Well it was ridicullous. The girl sections had TONS of footed warm pjs, where the boys had one of each brand ranging in size from 18months-4t. Really. I had an associate eventually go to the back and find me a whopping three pair! Eesh. Come on makers of boys clothes.

P.S. I found them at Kohls after looking at four other places!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Why I love my Drewbie

1. Where we met - Well depends....the first place was the Transy tennis courts when Amber and I were playing and Drew "accidently" hit his ball over there. We officially met in Julia's dorm.

2. Our First Date - We went to the Outback- which was very sweet of him because he hates steak, but knew I loved it.

3. How long did we date before we were married? - 3 years

4. How long have we been Hitched? - 3 years in June

5. Favorite Feature - Physical feature- his smile :) and his blue eyes

6. Favorite Quality - Drew's sense of humor- he can take any stressful situation and make it funny.

7. His nickname for me - babe

8. His Favorite Color - Yellow

9. His Favorite Sport - Baseball- loves ALL sports- football, tennis, golf, basketball, but his passion is baseball. Brayden doesn't have a chance

10. Who Said I Love You first - Drew did. He actually said it to me in Spanish first because he thought it was too early to say. :)

11. Our First Kiss when and where - In my dorm room- I was sitting on his back studying for a stats test and rubbing his shoulders, and he pulled me down for a smooch

12. Favorite couple thing to do - go to eat, watch movies, play games

13. His Hidden Talent -Drew has too many out in the open talents-everything he does it seems to be better than me- which is annoying- except for iceskating, dancing, and Disney Scene It :)

14. His Favorite Music - He likes oldies (I mean real oldies), country (but only recently started listening so doesn't know some of the stuff when we were growing up)

15. What I admire most about him - He is an amazing dad. He is there for Brayden and tries really hard to help me out with him.

16. His favorite pastimes - golfing, playing poker, watching sports

17. Will he read this? - Well he is sitting here

Family on Christmas

Family on Christmas
Merry Christmas

Spiky hair

Spiky hair
All dolled up for Christmas in Ohio

My little Santa

My little Santa
Ho Ho Ho!

Happy boy

Happy boy
On the way to church

Mostly about Brayden and Keaton, and the Beckett family! :)