Monday, September 29, 2008

First Shots

Today Bradley had his first shots. I was really nervous all day because I had to work and then take him into the doctors and then go back to work and I wasn't sure how he was going to do with the shots becasue he didn't get any in the hospital when he was born. Plus I was nervous becasue I hate neddles and I wasn't sure how I would be around them. But I was okay and actually looked when they were being done so that I could make sure that they were being nice to him (well as nice as you can be while poking a baby). He did really good! He only cried through the shots and for about 3 minutes afterwards. But then he just slept for most of the rest of the day. But Lee did say that when he is up his cries are so sad sounding becasue his little thighs hurt :( But I am still really suprised at how well he did with the shots. Now if he can be a better shot taker than I am, we will be good.
Bradley is growing well, he is 11 lbs. 15 oz. and is 24 inches tall now. He is about in the 50th percentile in his weight for his age, 75th percentile in his height for his age and about 25th percentile in his head circumference for his age. It is amazing how much he changes in just a little time. I will get a more updated picture sometime soon.

Here is what he thought of getting those shots!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Bradley doing his "Baby Moses Style"

As we ran away from the rain today, we covered him up in his blanket.
Then, in his car-seat his blanket gave him the look of "Baby Moses."

Bradley's Baby Blessing! (Sept 7th)

Here is Bradley in his stylin' silky white tux for his baby blessing!

Woo Wee, he's blinding white!

Mommy, Daddy, and Me!

The Family came for his special day!

Gotta have shades!

From Birth to Now!

Here is the little Man right after he was born.

Daddy and Son

First Day on the Job

Spider-Son and Bat-Dad

Great Grandma Wiley, Grandpa Wiley, and Bradley

Bradley at the Orderville Mine

Sportin' some new shoes


Chillin' with Cousin Lucy

The day that Bradley found his thumb!

What can I say, he's a Super-Genius! Yep, our boy found out how fun it is to suck your thumb. It always is fun to see how he becomes more and more aware of his surroundings. He is also starting to respond to your voice and sounds. When in his swing, he loves to look up at his mobile and watch the little stuffed fishes spin circles. Anyway, you can't help but love this little buddy and be amazed by how learns new things about the world around him, everyday!

Saturday, September 13, 2008


I will now go back and talk about the pregnancy...dont worry nothing yucky but just filling you in on the timeline. In October we quit taking the Fertility medacine that I had been taking for
a year since we couldn't get pregnant by ourselves. At the end on November we found out that I was pregnant...on our own! In December we had our first ultrasound. It was cool to see that Bradley was moving already at only 9 weeks along. My pregnancy was pretty easy, no morning sickness, no hormones (seriously ask Lee!) and no crazy craving. I never asked Lee to go out in the middle of the night to get me watermellon.

In March we had the ultrasound to see what he was. It was so funny because the ultrasound tech put the thing on my belly and said well I am glad that you wanted to know what you are having because he isn't shy about showing you what he is! The next few months went by with tons of movement from him especially when I would lay down at night. The only problems that I had in my last trimester was swolen feet and a scare about having Gestational diabetes which ended up being nothing. One of the coolest things that happened while we were pregnant was that my sister Mallory was pregnant too. At about 8 months we were able to take belly pictures together which was a ton of fun. Mallory was due 2 weeks before I was so we were pretty close together.

About three weeks before I was due I was at work and thought that I was going into labor so I ran to the doctors office to see if I was and my substitute doctor (my doc was out of town) said that I was in Latent Labor which means that I am in labor but it isn't active so I was sent home to wait until the labor became stronger. I went in two times in the next week with no change in my labor so I just waited until there was something more painful happening before I went back to the hospital. A week before my due date my sister Mallory was getting induced since she hadn't gone into labor yet and we were planning on going down to St. George to be there for when she had her baby...but at 4:30 that morning my water broke so we obviously weren't going to St. George. I was sure that we were going to have our babies on the same day but my labor was fast and furious and I had Bradley at 12:18 that afternoon. Mallory's baby was born at 8 the next morning so they are about 20 hours apart. They are both doing great and at 2 weeks old we had baby pictures done together. At birth Lucy( the one on the left) was 8 lbs. 9 oz. and Bradley (on the right) was 6lbs. 9 oz. but now Bradley has caught up to Lucy and I wouldn't be suprised at all if he passes her up with the way that he eats.

I absoultely love being a mom and recomend it to everyone!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

About Us

I though I would start our blog by telling you our story...Lee and I met while working at Target. We dated for about three weeks before we got engaged on October 30, 2004. We got married in the St. George Temple on March 12, 2005. We lived in St. George, Utah for a couple of months after we got married and them moved to San Diego, California for the summer to sell security systems. Once the summer was done we moved back to St. George to finish our Associates at Dixie State College. We graduated from Dixie in May 2006 and moved to Cedar City, Utah so Lee could get his Bachelors in Illustration. We are still living in Cedar and love the small town life. Okay so Cedar is not that small but compared to Fairfield where I grew up it is TINY!!! We just had our first child on July 28, 2008!! It took us a year of fertility treatments before we got him (without the drugs a month after we quit taking them!). He is growing up so much it is insane! He is already about 10 pounds at only 6 weeks old.