Monday, June 8, 2009

Some Long Overdue Pictures

Before I get into the photos, I must just say that I am the happiest mom on earth right now. Why? Because after 7.5 grueling months, I am DONE PUMPING! HOORAY! If Brynn were a little less prone to chewing and/or more prone to making progress on her oral interest, I might have tried nursing--but the chances are so incredibly slim at this point that I am hanging up my hat and saying a cheery goodbye to my pump parts. Halelujah! I feel like a new woman.

Anyway, on to the good stuff. I love Brynn's chubby cheeks and little double chin:


Brynn loves to eat her hand and play with her ear. I think this is why her ears tend to stick out a little:





Although sometimes while she eats her fingers, they tend to get a little out of control:
When she really concentrates on something close to her face (like this pillow or her fingers), she goes cross-eyed:

Huh?

A little more tummy time:


Some more smiling from at least four different photo sessions (and no, this is not the only onsie she has--I just happened to break out the camera every time she wore this shirt):








This picture cracks me up:

Matt thinks I'm a mean mom for taking pictures of Brynn's "suffering," but I swear she has the most perfectly-shaped, half-circle frown. I can't help but laugh when she pulls this pouty face:

And then here she is looking as sweet as can be. I love this baby:

~Natalie

18 comments:

Angela Hill said...

I took pictures of my babies crying too. because eventually they stop making those faces, and as sad as you are when they're sad, you will miss that frown when she stops doing it. My oldest son stuck his bottom lip out soo far when he was sad as a baby, it was adorable.

Kirsten said...

oh, she's getting so big! How much does she weigh now? Looks like a happy little girl. Darling smile! And it's true--she has a great frown.

Alyson said...

She's so beautiful, and getting so big.

And congratulations on getting your body back! ;) I know the feeling.

tclybb said...

Good job for taking the pumping so long! I seriously don't know how you did it! I HATE pumping! She is getting so big! Such a cutie!

Anonymous said...

SUCH CUTE PICTURES! :)

Yayy!

Dawn

Olivia said...

Ahhhh... Natalie she is so adorable! It is so good to see her so well!

Skip, Stephanie, Emerald, Calvin, and Zachary said...

First, let me say that I love, love, love the pouty, sad face pic. She does have a perfect half-moon pout. She is getting so big. She is also so strong. Zach can't hold his head up half that well. Love the smiley pics, too.

Second, way to go you!! So proud of you for sticking out the pumping this long. You have inspired me to go just a little longer. It is not a fun job, but you are such a good mommy to have stuck with it. That was awesome!

TiAnn, Paul, Kalispell, and Brinnley Finn said...

What adorable pics of your little Brynn! She looks like a perfect chubby little baby & the pic of her pouty face is my favorite, so cute! I'm happy for you about not pumping anymore, I can imagine you feel so free now!

The Lingo Family said...

I LOVE these pictures!!! She really is getting so big, I can't believe it. Her "pouty" face is too cute and her dimple is priceless!!!

Radar's Mom said...

Gotta love the Bumbo seat!!! She is beautiful and obviously a very happy baby and isn't that what we all want? As for the frown... well, that's just a form of communication to let you know that you are not understanding her needs... it's definitely a reflection on you being a bit "slow" and not on your sweet girl's happiness ;)~

Radar's Mom said...

Hiya... I'm not sure how I found your blog. I think I followed a link from another blog from another blog from another blog and so on... I couldn't help butting in and leaving a comment about your beautiful little miracle. Hope that's ok... Big hugs.

Amy said...

I think it's hilarious when my kids cry and have my share of weepy pouty photos, as well. She looks so big!!! Way to go hanging on to pumping for over 7 months, that's amazing. She is beautiful!

Matt, Tommi, Mattie, & Tayson said...

She is getting so big! She is just beautiful, Natalie!

Joe and Amy said...

she's so cute! What a miracle baby! Every time I think of what has taken place in the last 7.5 months, I am in complete awe.

Danyelle Ferguson said...

Natalie - She's getting so big and looks FABULOUS! I'm so glad everything is going well for you all!

Anonymous said...

Natalie, it was SOOO good to see you and your beautiful Brynn. What a wonderful surprise!! She is so precious, and after reading about her for months it was great to meet her in person. You are always such a joy to be around, it would be fun to have you back in the club (my fingures are crossed!).
Angela Augur

Cori said...

She is so adorable! I love all those pictures!

Dana said...

I love her! what a sweet heart.