Saturday, January 31, 2009


Now that Brayden has discovered that pacifier, we have discovered his stubborness and temper. Our sweet, quiet little mouse turns into a Waldbillig when he's hungry (very, very impatient, just like Auntie Danielle especially) and he will fight a nap and any kind of sleep until he finds that pacifier! And when he accidentally spits it out in the middle of a dream, he is very heart broken until he gets it back.

His dark hair is now long enough that it covers his hairy little ears and curls up at the ends. Jeremiah has been wondering when baby's eye color begins to change as Braydens steel blue peepers have started to lighten up around the iris...and just might turn green! Jeremiah is still holding out for blue eyes and straight, light colored hair (his hair was dark when he was born and changed to blond and back to brown again later).

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Code Brown

Jeremiah and I have been having a disagreement about Brayden...the first of many to be sure. Jeremiah thinks he should have a pacifier, while I was hoping just to have a thumb sucker (after all, you can never lose your thumb!). My argument, however, validates Jermiah's is pretty hard to break a habit when you can't get away from it.

Well, it seems that little Brayden was going to solve this disagreement for us.

Today, he seemed to have an upset tummy, and his little way of dealing with any discomfort is to eat. It is very comforting to be close to mom and have a full tummy-good baby logic, right? Especially when mommy falls for it, hook, line and sinker, and can't figure out why her little angel is puking up that liquid gold she is working so hard on. Needless to say, another meal did not make Brayden's tummy feel any better. He woke up screaming from his nap, only 45 minutes after eating. This time, I wasn't falling for it. Even though his diaper was dry and his tummy full, he was still belting out that heart wrenching cry that makes you want to lay down your life to find the one solution that will make that poor little baby feel better. After trying everything from the baby bjorn to rocking him, I gave up... and started boiling the five different kinds of pacifiers we had recieved as gifts and prayed one of them might be a good fit. At this point, I didn't care about the thumb sucking/pacifier debate anymore! I just wanted a happy baby.

While I was begging the water to boil, I felt my hand get wet. So I took Brayden into his bedroom and onto the changing table, only to discover: CODE BROWN to the Nth Degree (just in case you don't speak baby codes, that means poop, covering everything up to that poor child's hairline)! So we have spent the last few hours, curled up tight in a diaper, a blanket and a pacifier, waking up only when the pacifier is not as good as actual lunch, and waiting for Dad to get home so he can help me give him the scrubbing that the wipes just couldn't do (sometimes it just takes two to give a good bath).

Lesson for the day: pacifiers are heaven sent and even the most expensive diapers cannot contain a serious Code Brown.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Brayden's first doctor's appointment

Brayden saw the pediatrician yesterday. He now weighs exactly 8 pounds and is 20 and 3/4 inches (he was 7 pounds, 6 ounces when he was born and 20 and a half inches long) so he has been busy growing! Dr. Garrity, the pediatritician, loved his hairy little ears and shoulders-she says the hairy ones are her favorites. Brayden was very good, awake the entire visit and didn't even pee on his mamma once (although he is a pee machine at home). Dr. Garrity pronounced him in perfect health. So I took him to Target so his Daddy could show him off. After such an exciting visit with the doctor, Brayden slept through his entire visit to Target-so I took the liberty of picking up a few things while we were there! We got stopped about every five feet, and I was happy to show him off. :)

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Pictures of Brayden's first two weeks

Hi guys! Here are some pictures of Brayden. I can't seem to put them in any particular order, so you will just have to read the captions!

Bath time for Brayden!

Goofy faces while snuggeling with Daddy

Getting my diaper changed

Meeting Grandma and Grandpa Waldbillig!
(there are much better pictures, but this is the only one the blog will take)

My big feet!

Tummy time with Mommy

Meeting Grizz

Meeting Auntie Danielle for the first time (in the hospital)

Meeting Uncle Nick for the first time (they left MN as soon as they heard I was in labor!)

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Brayden Zacharaih

He's Here!!

Little Brayden Zacchariah greated us at 2:23 on Sunday morning with calm eyes and little tiny cries. And I wish I could tell you how perfect and amazing and wonderful he is but I am so overwhelmed with it that I just cant put his little perfection into words. So I will try to post some pictures instead (that is way better anyway!).

Thursday, January 8, 2009

38 Weeks

Jake Clark is now a resident of Great Falls. He is currently our most favorite resident of Great Falls (not a hard spot to obtain). He decided his Wii needed a babysitter while he is out of town, and I say God Bless Him for it, because I can now play sports! It has been a long winter cooped up without any skiing (Jeremiah doesn't like to be too far from the hospital) or snowshoeing, but tonight we played tennis, home run derby and I drove the Mario cart from the shelf of my belly. Thank you Jake!! Who knew that would be so entertaining?

I don't know why people keep saying I look small...that belly is huge! Today the baby must have been a little cramped because he stuck a foot out so far that it cast a shadow (now that was uncomfortable)!!

Car seat installed.

Jeremiah and I are now hospital ready. We are just waiting for the baby to be world ready. I gave my belly a tour of the nursery today and showed it just how much room there is on the outside. Jeremiah said "baby if you come out soon, look at this crib you get to sleep in...if you don't come out soon, mommy's gonna make you sleep outside with the dog!"
Just kidding, the dog doesn't sleep outside!