Saturday, April 14, 2012

3 Months

Our baby boy is now 3 months old! Can you even believe it?

I can't!


Life is really good with Bridger in our little family. We are loving this boy to pieces.

At 3 months, Bridger:
Talks and coos like crazy! (He tells the best stories)
Sucks on his hands like there's no tomorrow!
Drools all.day.long. 
Sleeps 8-9 hours at night, and then another 3 after I feed him.
Nuzzles your neck when he's tired.
Loves the bath still, and kicks and spashes more than ever.
Ticklish on his shoulders and back.
Loves his bright colored rattle toys.
Not so sure about the swing still.
Is growing more and more hair every day! Yay!
Eyes are still a deep deep blue (And hopefully they stay!)
Smiles ALL THE TIME!
Likes playing airplane with his daddy.
Knows his mamma's voice, and reacts when I come in the room (I LOVE that)
Loves to be held, which I don't mind one little bit :)


We love you so much Bridger!

But seriously, just stop growing, ok??

Friday, April 13, 2012

OH. MY. WORD.

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Colorado (cont.)

Bridger and I had so much fun at my parents house.
My mom had all kinds of projects for us to work on while I was there, but after playing with Bridger for just one morning, she realized that all those projects would just have to wait until we left to go back to Utah. We basically spent 2 weeks playing with and staring at Bridger Boy.

Seriously though, how can you even resist!

We celebrated McKae's 17th Birthday while I was there. I can hardly believe my little sister is that old! She is such a fun auntie, and Bridger loves her.

Funny story:
McKae decided to switch it up this year and have a strawberry shortcake for her birthday party with the whole family instead of the chocolate whipped cream cake. I was excited for the cake, as was everyone else. We sang to McKae, she made a wish, blew out her candles, took a bite out of the cake like we usually do, and then my mom started cutting slices for everyone. Before they were passed out, my mom licked her finger and quickly knew something was wrong. REALLY WRONG. The whipped cream was sour, and no amount of sugar was going to make it better. Haha, why didn't McKae say anything?? She's just too sweet I guess! Needless to say, the entire cake went into the trash, and we had birthday s'mores instead :)

Look how pretty the cake looked!

Mom loved doing her Pilates exercises with Bridger each morning. And I think he liked it too!


This little one is loved, if you can't tell.


So, when we did make it out of the house, it was usually to go to Yogurtland, or to go to Baby Gap. I think my mom and I visited every Baby Gap in the area, and Bridger's wardrobe is proof! He got some pretty cute things, and is the cutest boy dressed up in his new outfits!

 Sneaky Mom, trying to feed Bridger some of her yogurt!

Thanks Honey for my cute new outfits!  

I was home to watch conference with my family. It was so great! Really wonderful talks about family especially.  I think Bridger even liked it :)


Ever since I started giving Bridger a bath at night, he's been sleeping so well. I'm a little afraid to stop giving him his bath each night, in fear that he won't sleep through the night! So, each night, we have our routine, and my mom and dad were eager to jump in and be a part of the whole thing! It was pretty sweet.

Here's the routine:
Each night, at 9 o'clock, Dad would go into his bedroom and start the bath.
Mom would wash his little body, and let him splash her like crazy. (This little boy LOVES LOVES LOVES the bath!)
While Mom was bathing him, Dad would go and put the towel in the dryer so it was all toasty warm when Bridger was ready to get out.
I was the runner. I would run to get jammies and his diaper and blankets all ready.
(Bridger, is still just kicking and spashing away while all this running around is going on. Lucky kid.)
Dad would get the bottle ready.
After Bridger was done splashing, Mom would hand Bridger off to Dad in that toasty warm towel I mentioned earlier.
Cuddle, cuddle. Picture, picture.


Mom would then lotion him up, and give him a little massage.
Mom would get him all dressed and wrapped in his cozy blanket.
Then I would make him cry, because I'd have to clean out his nose. I had to do the mean stuff.


I'd then pass him off to my dad, who, in the mean time, had gotten himself all comfy on his bed, with a couple pillows stacked next to him, so that Bridger's head would be all comfy (or my dad's arm, but whatever) and then my dad would feed him his bottle.


After his bottle, he'd pass the babe off to me or my mom, and we'd go tuck him in his little crib and kiss his sweet little face goodnight.



THIS HAPPENED EVERY NIGHT!

Bridger sure is lucky to have grandparents that love him soooo much! We loved spending time with my parents and McKae for those couple weeks, and can't wait to see them again soon! 

We were pretty excited to come home though. We sure missed Steve A LOT! He was able to get a lot of studying done while we were gone, but he was pretty happy to have us home, too :)


AND.....

Bridger took his first flight!

 I was a little nervous that he would be fussy, but he was the complete opposite! He drank his bottle as they were pressurizing the plane, so his ears never hurt, and then he slept the entire way. As we were getting off the plane, the cute flight attendant asked if I wanted to document his first flight with a picture, I said sure, and she backed up to take the picture, but I could tell she wasn't satisfied.

She called the pilot over and made him stand in the picture with me! Hah! He was a little reluctant at first, but once he saw Bridger, he said, "Ooooh! Of course! How could I say no to him!?"

I'm thinking Bridger could come in really handy in some sticky situations :)

So here it is. It's documented!


Thanks Mom and Dad for letting us come and bombard you guys for a couple of weeks!
We sure love your guts!

Monday, April 9, 2012


We are grateful for our Savior Jesus Christ. Grateful for the life He lived, and for the example He set of perfect obedience. We know that He died for each of us so that we can live again. We are grateful for our eternal family and for a loving Heavenly Father that watches over us.  


 

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

HE DID IT!

This was so big, it deserves its very own post.

It has only happend a few times in his short little life, and when it did, it was oh so great.

Honey (my mom) has the magic touch, and got Bridger to do it TWICE since I've been back home.

The little munchkin did it for about 2 HOURS!

What could it be, you ask??


I know this is no big deal for most of you, but seriously, to me, it was.

If he would just take a pacifier EVERY ONCE AND AWHILE, it would be so great! I don't care that he doesn't take one every single day, actually, I kinda prefers that he doesn't, but every now and then, it would be nice....


He hasn't taken it since. :)


But...he discoverd that his cute little fist fits somewhat nicely in his mouth, and he'll suck on that All.Day.Long.


Who needs a pacifier anyway?!


Go McKae!

Bridger and I have been in Colorado for the past couple weeks visiting Honey, Big Fella, and Auntie McKae while Steve is home studying his brains out for his PE exam that he takes in less than a week. I was supposed to come home after staying out here for a week, but a couple days before I was supposed to fly home, Steve called and suggested that I stay out here for a little longer while he focused on studying. I think Bridger and I are a little bit of a distraction to Steve! We sure are missing him, and can't wait to see him in just a couple days!

I'd be lying, though, if I said we weren't having lots of fun being with all our fun family in Colorado!

Our trip started off by going to Grand Junction to watch McKae in her tennis tournament. Steve drove out with me, so that he could watch McKae too, and so I didn't have to drive out there alone, and just in case Bridger didn't do so well in the car. It was Bridger's first road trip and he did so great! It's about 3 1/2 hours to Grand Junction, and that baby hardly made a peep the entire way. He slept most of the ride over, and when he wasn't sleeping, he was smiling. While Steve drove back to Utah, I drove the rest of the way to Littleton with my parents. It's another 3 hours, or so, to my house, and Bridger slept the entire time. Not one sound. I'm telling you, Steve and I were blessed with an ANGEL baby!

Happy as can be in his carseat :)

We were supposed to leave later in the day on Friday, but I think Steve could tell I was a little anxious to get out there, so he arranged his schedule so that he didn't have to go into work at all on Friday. He is too good to me. Steve loves his surprises, so we decided to leave early in the morning on Friday, and let my parents continue to think we were leaving much later. Needless to say, they were pretty excited to see us (and by us, I mean Bridger, of course) right as McKae's first match of the tournament started. 



Mama Donna and Papa Dick made this little banner for McKae! So cute!
My mom and dad got us a hotel room, and I was a little bit nervous about how well Bridger would sleep away from home, especially since he had been doing so well--8 or 9 hours! Well, Steve decided to make a nice, comfy bed for our little munchkin, hoping to mimic his bed at home, in the dresser drawer!

Well, it worked. He slept 9 1/2 hours. No big deal.


The night before we left for Grand Junction, I made Bridger Boy a little onesie for the tournament to surprise McKae. I think she liked it! It turned out cute, and Bridger got all kinds of attention because of it, of course!

It says "Auntie McKae's #1 Fan"  

Dad wasn't so sure about the "Baby Legs," which are essentially baby leg warmers, but whatever, I think they look cute on his chunky little legs

Hey Dad--your birthday is coming up. Do you think they make "Grandpa Legs?" I'll start looking.

It was so much fun to watch McKae in her tournament. She did so great! She could definitely school me any day of the week! hmm, I think I need to start playing more. Watching all that tennis definitely made Steve and me want to get out and play more this summer. Anyone for a little doubles??


It was a fun weekend, and I'm glad Steve was able to come for even just a little bit of it.

More posts to come of the rest of the trip...although, most of the trip has been spent just staring at the baby.