Archives for November 2009

Doesn’t Get Any Better

We caught it…. it doesn’t get any better than this!!!!


We Are Thankful

Happy Thanksgiving from the Fischer’s!

We had a great Thanksgiving! We started our day at Grandma and Grandpa Fischer’s house in Tinley Park where Brady got to meet his GREAT GRANDMA BALEJA! We were so excited to introduce him to her and he was great all day as we ate turkey and hung out with the family! Besides, one small (no large) mishap, we were thankful to be surrounded by so many family members and all of the cuddling Brady got to do with everyone! (Thanks Aunt Rose, for showing Brady the lights and listening to Christmas music!)

After dinner we hopped in the car and headed to Bloomington so Brady could meet his GREAT GRANDMA PELLEGRINO! He slept the whole way down I-55 and when we got there he was more than willing to snuggle with his other Great Grandma and was a great baby again.

Glenn and I feel so grateful that we got the opportunity to introduce Brady to our grandmas!

One Month Appointment

Today we went to the pediatrician for Brady’s one month appointment. Here are the stats:
Weight- 11 lbs. 5 oz (90th percentile)
Length – 22.5 inches (90th percentile)

The doctor said he is perfect…we think so too!

He got the second shot in the Dtap series. He screamed bloody murder and mama couldn’t watch but he was back to him old self in five minutes.

The funny part of the day…So, I was nervous going to the doctor without Glenn because two is always better than one. We got there and he had a CLEAN diaper. We put him on the scale naked after taking off his diaper. I put a new diaper on him… and he instantly peed everywhere and it leaked through the diaper all over me. Great… funny and fixable. Then, Dr. Perlman comes in and right as she hands him back to me after probably thirty minutes, he poops. Oh great… diaper number three at the doctor. As I am wiping him, he poops again on the new diaper and on the table. On to diaper four….all I could do was smile because this is how it always goes with him and diapers!


Teaser Pic- Newborn Session

We had newborn pictures taken by Bryan Swisher last week… I don’t want to reveal to many of my favorites because we are in the process of doing birth announcements and Christmas cards but here are some teasers.
Brady was so good for the pictures…he really did cooperate for the most part which was awesome!


Score= Mama 1 Brady 0 TONIGHT

I win for now… my child, while it is a sweet as can be has been giving us a run for our money at night with the sleeping situation. He refuses to sleep anywhere without one of us. The bed, the glider, or the couch…take your pick. Say what you want, but when you aren’t sleeping a lot and your kid WILL NOT sleep in his bassinet, as close as it is to your bed, your instincts kick in and you pick him up and curl up in bed with him. I know, it is not a good practice, but I love listening to him breathe and he sleeps so soundly.
So, tonight, while daddy was away, mama knew Brady was really sleepy. So, she had a plan… and I think it just might have worked. After feeding him, I rocked him SOUNDLY to sleep, laid him in my palms and continued to let him sleep and then laid him in his CRIB! Who knows for how long, but it is a step in the right direction.
On a side note, we just got his newborn proofs! So precious… I will get a teaser pic up soon!

EDIT POST- As soon as I got upstairs, Brady had SPIT UP all over himself and woke himself up. EPIC FAIL for the crib time….. 🙁


Bath Time

Up to this point, Brady has been getting a sponge bath. But, since his cord finally fell off, we were finally able to give him a “real” bath and boy did he need one! Glenn and I were worried since it has not been a happy experience up to this point.
But, tonight I think we found out its one of Brady’s new favorite places to be! The minute we put him in the warm water he was so calm and peaceful! Daddy does a great job of washing Brady and I do the organizing (getting the tub, clothes and towels ready, helping maneuver the little man and doing the drying)
With that being said, I have to tell you about the “product” we used. Its called Noodles and Boo and it is AMAZING. You can only get it at department stores and baby boutiques and it isn’t exactly cheap (thanks grandma) but I can honestly tell you Glenn and I can’t stop cuddling him nor can we get over how great he smells. We used all three, the shampoo, soap and lotion and I think we are hooked!


2 Week Check Ups

Big week this week and it is only Wednesday….

Monday mama went to the doctor for her two week post c-section check. Everything looks good and I was given the green light to drive again! Yea! Still no lifting of the car seat, groceries or anything else but at least I am not home bound!

Tuesday, Brady went to the doctor for his check up. He weighed in at 9 lbs. 10 oz.! He regained all of his birth weight and a even picked up a couple more ounces! The doctor thinks that he is perfect and all is well! Mama asked a lot of questions but the appointment was uneventful and we will be back in two more weeks for our one month check up. One month…can you believe it?

Tomorrow is a big day for Brady… his newborn pictures are tomorrow morning!

Grandma Witherow is on her way and will be here until Friday when Grandpa picks her up! YEA!!!!!


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