Brooklyn and I went to the Treehouse today to meet with a Lac specialist because I was having some issues with Nursing and hopefully now it will be resolved. But while we were there we weighed Brooklyn. Once before she ate and then after she ate. Before she ate she weighed 11 lbs 8 ozs and after 11 lbs 7.5 ozs. Ummmm how does that work? Apparently this is rare but does happen in babies; Where they let out so much energy they burn the caleries or fat so fast....and I guess little miss over here has the BEST metabolism ever, which I think is great for her! She must have not been that hungry either because she didn't eat a full meal and kept freckin out when I would offer her the breast..so that is where all the energy came from!
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Sorry, appartenly I didn't proof read my last post because it was alittle confusing and still might be if you read it again. I am a horrible writer in case you haven't figured that one out yet.
Posted by Brienne Alder at 7:30 PM
We as women have been given one of the most sacred and important roles god could ever give us. I can't believe that our heavenly father has given us the most important and vital role as woman of this gospel and in this world. We are here to of course help the men, they would be lost without us and to be honest we would be lost without them. We are here to nuture our familes help those who are sick, make dinners for those who just had a death or just had a baby etc., to babysit, to comfort, to be somebody's friend, to welcome, to be an example, to be there for those who need not just when it's convient for us but always-in other words to stand at the cross roads, to stand in holy places, to love one another, to teach, and most all to truly be the daughters of god our heavenly father has created us to be.
He has given us this responsiblity because he knows we can do it, and that we were made to do it. He created us this way.
One thing at church today that struck me was that each woman in the church has got your back. We as women also will help eachother out when we are being preseucted for our beliefs either by example or in other ways. I always knew this but one story made this real for me. This story is by exampe...This lady and her husband we just married and they went on a cruise for their honeymoon and had met another couple there. They recoginzed this couple and got to talking with them and came to the conclusion that they had been married the same day as them in the same place, the Logan Temple. There was also another couple that was sitting with them who were not memebers. The waiter had brought over some shampagne bacause they were the honeymoon table and the lady in my ward had refused like most of us would and the couple who was not memebers kept pushing and pushing and almost making fun of them because they were not drinking along with them. However the couple who had been married just two days before this had happened, in the Temple, siped on their glass of wine the waiter had pured for them so the nonmember couple would stop rediculing them. How sad that this happens. I felt so sad for this couple, they had already fallen and could not take the preseuctions. Will we do the same or will we stand in holy places at all time and in all places...haha i sound like i'm teaching a lesson.
I bring this story up because they lady in my ward stood up for what she knew was right and hopefully that couple who fell for a moment will see that example of the woman she was and next time she will be able to withstand tempation.
We are in a world filled with preseuction and disbelief yet the church still continues to grow. I realized how sheltered I really am. I had no idea that people would not talk to you just because you were a member of the church of Jesus Christ of latter day saints. Seriously? How dumb. I was mad and saddened that people would really treat us with such disrespect. I don't know of any other religion that is rediculed as much as ours is. And I know it's only going to get worse but the church is still TRUE and the members will prosper and the numbers will grow, it has been testified to us.
I love the quote 'Come what may..and love it' -Thomas S. Monson
Posted by Brienne Alder at 12:05 PM
Thursday, April 16, 2009
So I have been reading a lot about how to teach and interact with your baby. These days Brooklyn is a lot more alert and loves watching the tv. So I have been trying to come up with some things to stimulate her brain and help her learn things. But it has been hard because I don't really know what she is capable of doing at this point in her life. She also is only awake for like an hour and a half before she is ready for her nap again so it's hard to feed her and get a good lesson in....I know she is only 3 months old....relax right? LOL I wont complain that she takes great naps, just what is a momma to do with her baby. I do have the right motherly instincts, but I don't want to mess up or have her miss out just because I was lazy or whatever, Ya know?
Help from those who know best would be fabulous....:)
I need to put on Baby Enstein so she can watch that! I do sing to her and have shown her a couple of books, but she just seems more interested in putting it in her mouth along with her whole fist (which is super cute to watch, except she gags herself and throws up a little, it's pretty funny).
Posted by Brienne Alder at 6:23 PM
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
So I need to post something positive....I'm getting kinda tired of seeing this sad little report as are most of you i'm sure. Brooklyn is my favorite thing in the whole world. When I come home from work she just smiles at me. It's seriously one of the most precious things. I think to myself that she must have missed me all day...LOL i'm a dork! on another note.....
...My super sute friend Nicole took Brooklyn's 3 month old pictures last week and did such an awesome job! I highly recommend her. She does all kinds of photo shoots. Her website is leavittphoto.blogspot.com.
Here is a preview of little miss Brookee cookie..(thats what I call her).
Posted by Brienne Alder at 6:19 PM