My pictures vs. Brandons

I’ve been taking lots more pictures of Charlie…

Trying to capture him with his favorite toys

His different expressions and moods

Meanwhile, when I uploaded the camera card, these were a few of Brandon’s recent gems.

(Passed out playing… cause daddy wears him out!)

I know what you’re thinking.  I need to enjoy Charlie as a baby.  Soak it in.  Because if this little guy is anything like is Daddy as he grows up… I’m going to have my hands full!

Fortunately they’re both pretty cute.  And so worth it.


rhymes with

a little bit o’ drool

my shirt says “I’m snow cool”

I’m happy sitting in a box.

I’m happy eating my socks.

speaking of like Dr. Seuss makes me think of this cute Halloween picture..

which is not so happy.  but hilarious.  at least to your mama.

Cry It Out night #1

I didn’t want to let him cry it out.  In fact we were getting pretty good at soothing Charlie to sleep.  He just has a terrible habit of waking up 30 min to an hour after we put him in bed and needing to be put back down again.  Then the cycle repeats, taking longer and longer each time.  Yikes!  That, combined with being up in the middle of the night 2-3 times to eat (and same thing there, it takes longer and longer to get him back down each time), was making me a little caraaazzzyyy.

All that to say, last night was night #1 of “crying it out” here in the Blakely household.  1 hour and 36 minutes of crying, but who’s counting?  Best part was that he only woke up one other time between then and 7 AM this morning.

And he was the same sweet baby this morning.



Starting this blog was my new year’s resolution for 2011.  I wanted to have a record of sorts of my pregnancy & the new baby.  So now that a full year has passed and the ‘new baby’ is 5 months old, I guess its time to start it!  Before Charlie I had the time, but didn’t have much to post (thankfully we had a pretty uneventful pregnancy).  After Charlie I had lots to say and even more pictures, but precious little time.  Go figure.

Since were well into January, I’ll start with Christmas.  (logically?)

Santa brought some new toys.  Most of the new toys make noise.  Luckily he still needs mama to turn them on.

Christmas eve, Brandon took Charlie to his family’s celebration (I worked. sad.)  I heard it was lots of people, chaos & fun.  When we all got home we hung up our stockings and Brandon read The Night Before Christmas.  So happy we have some Christmas traditions.  Another one I plan to start- opening pajamas on Christmas eve.  This year we already had two pairs (spoiled little boy), so giving him another pair seemed like overkill.

Christmas day we did Santa presents and stockings, then lounged around for a while before going to my parents for more presents and Christmas dinner.  Just the three of us in the morning… perfect.  A few pictures from the day…