Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Happy 8 Months!

Happy 8 months to our sweet baby girl!  We can't believe she is already 8 months!  We had a big month...we celebrated her first Thanksgiving with her family.  She had a blast seeing everyone!

8 month stats:

- Probably around 20 pounds

- In 9/12 month clothes

- Still has 4 bottles throughout the day

- Loves to crawl, everywhere!!

- Loves to try to crawl into the laundry room and play with the dog’s water bowl …same for our bathroom.

- Loves to see herself in the mirror

- Says "dadadadadd" all day long

- Such a talker

- Loves to play in the pantry

- Likes to swing outside when it’s nice outside

- Sleeps 11 hours and takes a morning and afternoon nap

- Eats sweet potatoes, apples, blueberries, bananas, bread, puffs, green beans or any green veggies

- Starting to drink water out of her Minnie mouse sippy cup

- Loves Mickey Mouse Clubhouse

- She knows when we put her in the highchair that she is getting ‘real’ food

- Got a big girl car seat and loves to be able to see outside

- Pulls up on EVERYTHING

- She is into everything…baby gate and outlet protectors went up this month

- Fascinated with our Christmas Tree

- Can wave ‘bye-bye' really well now

- Loves all her toys…especially her dino with the balls, puppy dog, and dino the dinosaur

- Likes to stay with mommy and daddy when new people/faces are around.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Two Teeth!

I finally was able to snap a photo of Brooke's two bottom teeth!  

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Brooke swinging!

Brooke's new favorite thing... swinging! I hate how it's too cold now to take her to our neighborhood park.

Brooke starting to crawl!

Video of Brooke starting to crawl! :) Where are our baby gates??

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Happy 7 Months!

Happy 7 months Brooke! 

7 month stats:
-Probably around 18 pounds

-Loves to stand up

-She has started to pull herself up

-She is a pro at sitting up 

-She is so close to crawling...she is a master at the army crawl! :) I think it's time for baby gates. 
-Starting to take a few steps assisted by Mommy or Daddy
-Loves to play with all her toys
-Eats three meals and 4 bottles a day (we cut back her 11am, 3:30pm, and bedtime bottle to 6 oz)
-Loves sweet potatoes and green beans
-Wears 9 month clothes -- she is still able to wear a few 6 month clothes but they are a bit snug!

-Still in size 3 diapers

-Takes a morning nap around 9 to 10:30, afternoon nap from 1 to 3, and lately she has been taking a little cat nap around 5 or so for about 30 minutes.
-Sleeps around 10 1/2 to 11 hours (expect I don't think she got the memo that Daylight Savings ended)

-Loves to jump up and down in her jumperoo 

-She is excellent at baby push ups! 

-She is loving her paci lately!

-Loves Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and Minnie! :)

-She was baptized on October 7th at Blacksburg United Methodist Church.  It was such a special day!
-She had her first sleepover at Gamma and Grandpa's last weekend without Mommy and Daddy.  We went to Charlotte with Aunt Cole and Uncle Justin to see Carrie Underwood in concert.

-She was very sick mid October -- she had a fever of 104 and we couldn't get it to go down for 2 days.  She was sick for about 5 or so days.

-She had her first Halloween...she was a lion...and hated it.  Maybe next year will work out better.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


We took Brooke to Clix for a 6 month photoshoot.  I took this photo with my phone of the screen while choosing which photos we wanted.  I love how it turned out.  My favorite is the top left where she is playing with her jewelry!! She definitely is my child! :)

Our sick little girl

We sure did have a sick little girl last week!  Tuesday afternoon she got a temp of 102.1 degrees.  Well that evening it went up to 104.1 and we couldn’t get her fever to go down.  We took her to the doctor on Wednesday and they had to take blood and check her urine.  They ended up giving her a shot of antibiotics and said that should help if it’s bacteria.  Her fever finally went down Thursday evening/Friday morning.  She was definitely back to her happy, playful self by Saturday afternoon!! It’s so hard to have a sick little baby.  We are so glad she is feeling better.  We got her a little Minnie Mouse stuffed animal and I really think Minnie helped her feel better!  :)

Monday, October 8, 2012

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Happy 6 Months!

Happy 6 months Brooke!

I can't believe our little baby girl is already half a year old.  Where in the heck has the time gone?  We love her so very much.  She lights up our life so much.  Every day is completely different.  It's amazing how much she changes every day.  She is so determined and such a happy baby! However, the past couple of weeks have been challenging.  Brooke started to cut two teeth.  Now we understand when people just laugh at us when we say she is teething.  It has definitely been an experience.  We know she is in so much pain.  Ibuprofen and Hyland Teething Tablets have been lifesavers!!

We go to the doctor on Monday and I'm very excited to see how much our little girl weighs and how tall she is!

6 Month Stats:

-Wears 6 months clothes - however she already wears some 9 month pants and outfits...it won't be long until we need to move up to the next size

-Size 3 diapers

-LOVES to eat dinner...her favorites are sweet potatoes, green beans, and apples. She tried carrots and green beans for the first time this month.  I have an avocado that I want to try sometime this week.

-Can officially sit up like a big girl

-She loves standing and when we pull her up to stand.  She thinks she is such a big girl and just smiles ear to ear.

-Sleeps around 10 1/2 to 11 hours (except when teething) :(

-Loves to jump up and down in her jumperoo

-She is starting to 'scoot' backwards and she can put all her weight on her hands and knees and rock back and forth....I bet she'll be crawling in no time!

-She loves Bailey so much and it definitely is a mutual love...he always has to be with/around her.

-She likes to take walks around the neighborhood and to Starbucks....haha well maybe that's me that loves that! :)

-She went to her first Virginia Tech Hokies Football Game on September 22nd. She had so much fun!

-She went to her first Pumpkin Farm last weekend and had a blast....she absolutely loved all the bright orange pumpkins!

I love this one...she is so proud standing up by herself!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Birth Story

I decided to finally write Brooke's birth story.  We had my 39 week doctor's appointment on Friday, March 30th.  I was 30% effaced and my doctor told us that he would be very surprised if he saw me back next week for my 40 week appointment.  Well I think Ben had a mini panic attack because he knew that Brooke would be here very soon!  I was ecstatic about this news and wanted her to come asap because I did not want to go past my due date (April 8th). 

So we went into "Operation Get Brooke Out"......

We decided to head to the lake to take our boat out.  I figured all the bouncing up and down on the wake would help.  Then we went to my favorite Mexican restaurant for dinner.  On Saturday, we went on a 3 mile walk, 2 mile walk on Sunday on the Roanoke Greenway, and the same on Monday evening.  On Monday morning my mucus plug came out (probably TMI for you). I definitely got my hopes up for her to come once that happened.  Tuesday morning we woke up super early and went walking in our neighborhood before work.  We were determined.  I think we pulled out all the tricks and myths to get labor started!! ;)
The biggest thing that helped me go into labor was I got a prenatal massage on Monday (the day before my water broke).  I told her to do everything possible to make me go into labor so she worked on my pressure points and I'm 100% positive that worked! 

Finally on Tuesday I was getting very upset and frustrated that she was never going to come out and that I would be pregnant forever.  I probably had two mini break downs that day...one in the Target parking lot and one in the SunTrust parking lot.  So anyways, on Tuesday 4/3 I went to work, lunch with a co-worker at Olive Garden then had to run some quick errands.  Ben called me on his way home from work and we were trying to decide our plans for that evening...dinner, more walking...etc...  Well all of a sudden my water broke!!  Ben started to freak out because he was driving home.  I immediately called the nurse and she said to go to the hospital.  Ben was running around the house trying to get everything packed up (even though we had already put the suitcase next to the door last week).  I was just in shock that my water broke ... only about 10% or so of women's water break and I think I had convinced myself that I was going to be at least a week late. We ended up leaving our house around 5pm.  I always told Ben to make sure we stop somewhere on the way to the hospital to get me some food since I wouldn't be able to eat until after she was born.  Well we ended up stopping at Wendy's.  Ben ran in told everyone that his wife's water just broke.  He said the line parted like the Red Sea.  He comes out with two double quarter pounder cheeseburgers (with no bag). I had probably one bite but I was too excited to eat.

We got to the hospital and they took me directly to the labor/delivery floor.  The nurse checked me out and made the comment that my water definitely broke....pretty sure I told her that!!  We had to wait probably 15 minutes for a private room.  The doctor told me that if contractions didn't start by 8pm then they'll start me on pitocin.  Everything was going smoothly and I was feeling good.  Then they started the pitocin at 8pm...by 9pm I started having a lot of contractions and by 9:30pm I was in a lot of pain.  Finally the doctor came back in around 10:30pm and told me that they do not give out metals or prizes for women waiting longer to get an epidural.  At that point I knew I was ready for one.  The anesthesiologist came in my room at 11pm to give me the epidural.  This was very scary. My entire body was shaking and it took him three attempts to work.  WOW, I loved the epidural....I took about an hour or so nap.  Then around 1am I needed oxygen to help with my breathing.  The doctor checked me at 2am and I was already at 6 cm dilated.  Then at 2:30am I told the nurse to check me again and she said that there is no way I could be anymore than 6 or 7cm since it had only been 30 minutes.  Well she checked me and said "Are you ready to have a baby because you are 10 cm!!!" All of a sudden about 5 nurses came into the room and things got hectic...  I pushed for about 20 minutes then out came our beautiful baby girl, Brooke Hope Price.

my favorite! :)

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

DIY Wreath

I'm so proud of myself for making this new wreath for our house in Blacksburg.  It's perfect for Fall and Hokie season!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

5 months

Happy 5 months old!!

We didn't go to the doctor this month so I'm not sure how much she weighs...maybe around 15 pounds?

-She is starting to sit up.
-She loves to eat food now. I mix fruit and veggies with oatmeal and she loves it.  So far we've tried...apples, bananas, pear, peaches, sweet potatoes, green beans, and squash! 
-She moved up to size 3 diapers
-She wears 6 month clothes...she fits them great.
-She sleeps 11 hours consistently
-takes 4 8oz bottles a day
-takes 2 or so naps for an hour or 2 long
-loves to jump in her jumperoo
-loves to laugh and giggle
-she started this new thing where she squeal

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Moving to Blacksburg!

It's official! We are moving to Blacksburg! 

We decided to put our house on the market beginning of June and in 8 days we had an offer!! So crazy!  We are renting a townhouse while we build our house.  

Price Family on moving day! (and Brooke's 4 month)

our new place in Blacksburg

Happy 4 months!

Happy 4 months old!!

We are moving today so it definitely is exciting around here! 

-Weighs 12 pounds and 24" long
-Wears 3 - 6 month clothes
-Started foods this month...apples
-She is becoming very vocal and talkative...I wonder where she gets that from!: )
-Loves to play with toys

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 3 months!

Happy 3 month old!! We just got back from Brooke's FIRST beach trip to Myrtle Beach.  She had such a great time!

-Starting to becoming very active and loves to play on her playmat and with her toys
-We switched to formula this month ... no more breastfeeding.
-Drinks 6 to 8oz ...4 bottles a day
-Sleeps 10 hours
-Loves her swing
-Size 2 diapers

Monday, June 4, 2012

2 months old!

Happy 2 months old Brooke!  It's so hard to believe she is already 2 months. We love her so much and couldn't image our lives without her. She goes for her 2 month checkup on Friday so I'll update the blog then.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Tummy time

Brooke definitely isn't a fan of tummy time. I try so hard each day for her to have "tummy time" but she'll only take it for maybe 5 minutes. She is getting soo strong!!

Hanging out with Bailey

Love this picture of Brooke cuddling with Bailey!!

Monday, May 28, 2012


Today we all went on a family hike. Huck and Bailey had a blast and Brooke did great in the baby carrier.

Sunday, May 27, 2012


I love Brooke's paci and how she is sleeping in her swaddle position. :)

Visiting cousin Eli

We were at Ben's jobsite last week and we went to Arlington to visit cousin Eli. I absolutely love B and him hanging out and can't wait for all our memories to come in the future. They are 19 days apart.

Lake Day

Ben and I had a wonderful Saturday at the lake. Grandpa Bill came up to spend time with Brooke.  We had a blast ... We definitely needed it....Lots of sunshine, firefly, sailor jerrys, portside tiki bar, and time together. B did great with Grandpa Bill.  It was the first time being away from her for 7 hours. We both made it. :)