Thursday, October 30, 2008


No one noticed until Grandpa Riddle picked Broderick up to cuddle on the couch that the two were matching. Red shirts. Black shorts.

Adventures in Motherhood... Part 1

Tuesday was a long day with a trip to the doctor to follow-up on the Apnea Monitor. I got home at 6 pm just as Teresa was headed to her Young Womens activity. Derek was still in class, and Jim and Chad were at baseball practice. I got Brody settled in his cradle and started on dinner since I knew Derek would be home in about an hour and we both would be starving. As soon as I got started I heard a whimper from the craddle. That whimper soon turned to a cry and then to constant screaming. I picked the poor little guy up and tried to calm him. He settled down in my arms but I knew I had to finish dinner. I tried setting him in the swing but it was obvious after a few seconds that it was not going to work. I was starting to get hungry, the water on the stove was starting to boil, I was exhausted and dissappointed from the trip to the doctor, and now my baby was crying. I knew he would only be happy in someone's arms and since I was home alone that someone would have to be me. Just before resigning myself to the couch with my baby boy in my arms until Derek came home, I remembered the cute sling I received as a gift. I have been waiting for Brody to be 7 lbs. so I could use the sling. He weighed in at 6'11" earlier that day and I was desperate so I figured that was close enough. I threw the sling on, plopped my baby inside, and continued to make dinner with one hand. Luckily, I can set the monitor on the island and the cord will reach all around the kitchen. By the time Derek got home, Brody was asleep and dinner was only a few minutes away from being done. Whew! I'm sure many a mother has a story that relates to mine. I'm not alone in these adventures, but I thought it would be fun to share a few of my own experiences as a new mommy. All in a day's work!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


The Case of the Missing Sock...

Stay tuned for....

The Case of the Missing Foot!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Pajama Day

Brody's Second Saturday at home...

Dad arrives home at 2:00 pm to find his wife and son still in their pajamas listening to the BYU game. GO COUGS!

For Derek

It's official...

HSM3: Senior Year

Now Playing...

I meant to post this yesterday, but, well, I'm a new at this mommy stuff.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Little Man, Big Day

Brody's first Saturday at home.

  • Eat

  • Sleep

  • Eat

  • Watch football with Grandpa

  • Sleep

  • Eat

  • Sack out with Dad on the couch

  • Eat

  • Sleep

  • Eat

  • Cuddle with mom

  • Eat

  • Bedtime!