Communication Progress

We have had an eventful couple of weeks since Alex’s birthday party.  On Thursday, January 13th, Alex said his first words.  His first discernible word was ‘banana’.  He says, “Nana” and does the ASL sign for ‘banana’ at the same time.  It is very adorable.  His other word is ‘glasses’.  It must be because so many people […]

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Birthday Journal #1

Dear Alex, We held your first birthday party on Saturday, January 8th at two o’clock.  We invited a bunch of Mommy and Daddy’s friends who have children, as well as Grandma, Grandpa, Mimi, Pappa, and Meemaw.  The person who came from the furthest away to celebrate with you was Daddy’s friend, Osman, who drove up […]

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Big Boy Food

So last week I decided to change up Alex’s eating routine.  He is still nursing, taking a bottle, and eating pureed food and organic baby food.  He is going to be one-year-old in a little over a week, and I am awfully tired of putting things in the blender, so I decided to try something […]

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One Year Ago Today…

…Alexander James Brantley was born!  After being in labor since the wee hours of Sunday, January 3rd, he was born on Tuesday, January 5th at 3:43 pm.  I never felt so blessed in my entire life.  James and I both felt like our family was finally complete.  It seems like just yesterday that I spent […]

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And it all started…

Today – one year ago.  I woke up around midnight on Sunday, January the 3rd with what I assumed were Braxton Hicks contractions.  The contractions woke me up a few times that night, but I got up in the morning and went to church like usual.  Why wouldn’t I?  I wasn’t due to have Alex […]

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