October 31, 2007

4 weeks

not only is cole four weeks today, it's his first halloween! happy halloween!!

October 29, 2007

gap baby

now if you know me at all you know i have no fashion sense. so luckily cole has auntie brooke to help him! cole is very well dressed thanks to her!

October 27, 2007

first bath!

one of the best things about a baby is all of the firsts. i feel like im constantly saying "aww this is his first ....". well today was cole's first bath. he has loved the sponge baths, but today was a bit different. we set up the little tub and got everything ready, including the video camera! i started to lower him slowly into his tub and his little lip started to quiver. he actually grabbed onto my shirt and pulled himself to me and away from the water. i tried it again and he did better the second time. he was still unsure about the tub. he didn't scream the whole time, but he wasn't exactly thrilled either.

October 24, 2007

3 weeks old!

wow time is flying by. cole has already been here 3 weeks. to celebrate 3 weeks we had to of course take a million pictures. here our some of the favorites.

October 23, 2007


today we went to the doctor for our check up. it went great! the doctor said we are doing a wonderful job with him! he is up to 9.5 lbs. so all my concerns with breast feeding have pretty much vanished now! he also grew a 1/2". new born outfits no longer fit him because he is too long for them. the 0-3 are quite baggy on him, but at least he has room to stretch!

October 21, 2007

busy weekend

last wednesday auntie brooke came up. we were so happy to have her! she fed us, cleaned, and even did some laundry. auntie brooke even took us on our first shopping trip to get mommy some winter clothes. she spoiled us and helped out so much! we were so bummed she had to leave, so she took us back to nj with her. cole got to make his first trip to nj and to visit his gram and poppy! it was so nice to have extra help with cole for a couple of days. brad helps a ton but his work schedule makes it a little difficult, so i was happy to get some help and extra sleep!!

October 17, 2007

torture at 2 weeks

so for cole's big two week birthday, we tortured him!!! what is cuter then a baby with pumpkins?? taking pictures is not as easy as it should be though. he moves a bit faster then us. this is when i think a professional camera or camerman comes in handy. BUT hey we tried!!

October 16, 2007

mr. handsome

cole loves to have his bath. he doesn't fuss or scream. he jsut lays back and lets us get him all clean and smelling good. he's only able to have a sponge bath still, because his cord has yet to fall off. we can't wait for his first real bath!!

October 15, 2007

pumpkin patch

we had quite a busy weekend! uncle nick and aunt liz came to meet our little man. they also cooked for us and did some shopping for us which was greatly appreciated!! brad and i also took cole to the pumpkin patch to get some pumpkins. it was a little windy so we didn't stay very long. we also went to visit ray and shirley, brads godparents, so we could show him off. plus we had a family dinner in dushore. cole had quite a busy weekend and received tons of attention!

October 12, 2007

wide eyed

cole has been spending some more time awake this past weekend. here is a picture of him wide eyed and taking it all in.

and a picture of our little man in his prince charming pjs sleeping. he sure looks like he has his mommy's cheeks in this picture.

October 10, 2007


oops! i didn't realize i had it set so you could only comment if you had an account. SORRY! you can now post comments without an account, but dont forget to sign your name so we know who it is!

happy one week!!

today cole is one week old!! and the good news is we survived our first week of parenthood! we celebrated this little milestone like big old geeks! brad got him a cupcake to mark the occasion. he was yawning when we took the picture like we were boring him with our enthusiasm! we also went for our first walk today since we have been blessed with such nice weather for this time of year. we even picked some pretty leaves!

October 07, 2007

family matters

the number one reason brad and i decided to move up north was to be closer to our family and friends especially since we were starting our family. we are both really happy we were able to have so many family to come see our little man. we can't wait for him to meet the rest of his family and friends, especially those in georgia!

here he is with his gram

and with grandma

with poppy

and with grandpa

with auntie brooke

and with uncle jeff & aunt kim

October 06, 2007

coming home!

we got to come home today and are super happy to be home. healing from the c-section is still going on. i just have to remember to let brad help me and that i am not super woman. i am a little nervous about how well we will do as parents, without the help of nurses, BUT we will have help this weekend. we have taken a million pictures and i think just about every time i post i will try to add at least one picture. he's just too cute not to! i know im biased but i am allowed to be!

October 05, 2007

due date

today was cole's actual due date, but luckily for us we have already had two wonderful days with him!

October 04, 2007


we are still in the hospital so this is going to be very short until we get home. bean is here! we named him cole. he was born at 10:02 am on 10-03-07. he weighed 8lbs 10oz and measured 21" long. he scored perfect on all of his tests they gave him when born. he's nothing less than amazing. i can not get enough of him! here are some pictures to hold you over. i look rough because they were taken my grandpa dean RIGHT after surgery.

October 01, 2007

sneak peek....

i am so excited to meet my baby boy. it's all i can think about. in less than 36 hours i will be a momma. i am not sure how long it will be before i can send everyone pictures so i wanted to give you a sneak peek.
you can use this link to see a picture of bean before we are even released from the hospital:

*we will probably be listed as brianne & john*