6 1/2 Weeks

Brylee and I have something in common, when Julie talks, we both put our hands over our ears

We have already figured out that Brylee is advanced....here she is in deep thought while she sleeps

Don't even ask on this one

Brylee looks happy to see me


Pictures - 5 Weeks

Must be a little gassy with that smile

No more pictures, please

Brylee at 1 month old

Resting in her boppy

Brylee, mommy, and 4 of her aunts

A Whitehead Christmas

Why can't she do this at night?

A face only a mother could love

Are you really making me wear this?

This is not how we put her down

Lookin' good in the tomato outfit - yep, definately a farm girl

5 Weeks

Brylee is 5 weeks old today. Sorry for no recent picture posts, but for some reason I don't feel like I have as much time as I used to. I will put some up soon though. Brylee went for her 1 month check-up today. She has gained up to 9 lbs 2 oz. So, she seems to be doing well. Now if we could only get her to sleep at night-time. I just wanted to put a quick update on here and I will post pictures soon.....


2 1/2 weeks

Taking a nap so she can be ready for the all-nighter
Brylee is now 19 days old and doing great. She is eating great and continues to excel with her peeing and pooping. She is scheduled to have her newborn pictures taken tomorrow.
Maybe she was dancing when I took this one

Brylee dreaming about a Vols TD

Brylee wondering who that funny looking fellow is



Brylee ready for the Vols

What did you say Mama?

Brylee taking a nap with Daddy

I think orange is Brylee's color

Brylee leaving the hospital


1 Week Update

I thought I would put a quick update on how things were going. I will try to upload a picture or two in the near future. It is amazing how I don't have time to do those sort of things at home anymore. Anyway, Brylee is doing great. We went to the doctor on Monday and she weighed 6 lbs 8 oz. So, she probably lost down below that and just started gaining. Her next checkup is at 1 month old.

We have figured out that Brylee likes to be cuddled. She sleeps like a rock when you are holding her....not quite like a rock when your not. She is doing great though. She can get some mighty good distance on her poop. On one special day, she cleared 4 feet onto a wall! I am pretty proud of her. I will try to put up pictures in the near future. Not to worry, we have not stopped taking pictures of her.


First Day at Home

I'm going home!

We were able to leave the hospital around 6:30 PM on Thursday. Brylee was dressed in a pretty white dress with white booties and a white hair bow. She seemed to enjoy the ride home. We appologized to her on the way that she had to grow up in a town called Hohenwald. Her first night at home was a little rough. Julie and I were still able to get a little more than 3 hours of sleep so I guess it could have been worse.

My first outing

Yesterday, Brylee had her first bath. Gwen (Julie's mom) handled that duty. I was not sure I was ready for that type of responsibility. Brylee handled it well and smelled great. Of course, we had to get it on video. Brylee also had her first outing yesterday as well. We had to go and make sure her bilirubin was ok so we went by Julie's old office for her first official public appearance. She wore a pink daygown with her little dressy white booties.

Last night, Brylee had a good night. She seems to be getting more into a routine. She is feeding pretty well now, about every 3 hours. She slept pretty well last night and Mama and Daddy got several hours of much-needed sleep.



Brylee at about 2 minutes old

Brylee was born at 11:12 AM on October 31, 2007. That's right.....a Halloween baby. The day began with me (Mark) waking up at around 12:15 AM. I felt a little wetness on my pants and was thinking, oh no, I wet my pants....how embarrassing. At this point, I really was hoping I was dreaming. Then, I noticed that Julie was no longer laying beside me. Not only that, I noticed that our once normal mattress had become a water bed and the entire bed was soaked. Well, I put 2 and 2 together and noticed that Julie was in the bathroom. She came out soon after that and off we went to the hospital. I didn't feel quite as dumb thinking that I wet the bed when I found out Julie had the same thoughts that she may have we the bed.

We arrived at the ER around 1:30 and we immediately went up-stairs to Labor and Delivery. I was kicked out of the room while Julie got changed and checked. She was at 3 cm and 90% effaced at that time. The labor progressed and at 4 AM she was dilated to 4 cm. At around 6 AM, Julie got tired of the contractions and asked for the epidural. By 7 AM, she was up to 7 cm. At 9 AM, she was up to 9 cm. She started pushing at around 10:40 and little Brylee made her debut at 11:12 AM.

Weight: 6 lbs 11 oz
Length: 19 1/2 inches

Weighing in at 6 lb 11 oz

Brylee with her Mama

And with Daddy

She doesn't appear to be camera shy

Pretty girl resting after a rough day


Week 37

Julie and Brylee at 37 weeks, 4 days

Two weeks until Brylee is due.....Julie is still holding up well. Brylee still likes to roll around even though there is not much room anymore for her. Julie goes back to the doctor on Thursday so I will keep the blog updated. Julie feels like a big ole' cow.....so I call her Bessie. Is that mean? Just kidding.

Pink, pink, pink....with a touch of green

The crib...and the giraffe...are ready for Brylee

The Hippo is ready to watch Brylee sleep

The room is complete...all it is missing is Brylee

The bouncy seat is awaiting the arrival

The picture frames and photo albums are ready to be filled

The cradle and the rabbit are ready

The playpen awaits her in our bedroom

High chair where Brylee will learn to eat like her Mama

Of course our stroller has to have some orange on it


Baby Update

Julie went to the doctor yesterday and he says everything is looking good. He also said not to expect an early appearance from Brylee and that she probably will be late. Hmm....maybe we will have a Thanksgiving baby after all. I am sure Julie would love to carry Brylee an extra week or two. She goes back for her next visit on Thursday, so I will try to keep everyone posted.


Week 36

Here is Julie and Bryee at 36 weeks, 4 days

It is hard to believe that Brylee is due in just 3 weeks! As you can tell from the picture, she seems to be getting bigger. I just have a feeling that she is going to take after her Mama in her love for food. Brylee continues to roll around and stick her feet out as far as she can. I know when Julie has pains, it is usually Brylee kicking out her feet as far as she can. But, everything is still going well.