S: Boy Oh Boy!
FC: Brecken William Simons Year 1
1: For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb Psalm 139:13
2: Brecken William Simons | September 16, 2010 | 8 pounds, 4 ounces | 21.25 Inches | 5:26 am | Southbiew Hospital in Dayton, Ohio
4: Mommy was very sick during the pregnancy with hyperemesis graviderum like Jamison, but worse. Thankfully during the birth Mommy didn't throw up! On 9/15 Mommy had some cramping and bleeding so the doctor wanted us to go into the hospital. We walked for an hour there but the labor didn't progress. We met up with Grandpa and Grandma Huff at PF Chang's for dinner. On the way there, about 5:30pm the contractions started but were irregular. They finally became more regular around 11pm. We walked around our neighborhood. We went into the hospital at 1am when they were 3 minutes apart. We labored at the hospital until Mommy's water broke at about 8cm. There was meconium in the 'water' and the pushing was difficult but finally Daddy said that we had a Brecken William!
5: Dr. Sharp delivered Brecken.
6: Brecken loved to be held and also to suck. He always wanted a finger or his pacifier.
7: Sweet Cuddles
8: Our first visit out was to see Brecken's pediatritian, Dr. Denen. You had slight jaundice but he said that you were perfect! | Grandpa and Grandma Simons came down for a visit and loved holding Brecken. Big brother Jamison also practiced being VERY gentle.
11: Flowers from Uncle Joel
13: October was full of firsts. First stroller ride, first time sitting outside, first costume and a visit from Aunt Linda. | Brecken did not like his first bath. He would have liked it much warmer.
14: Visiting Great Grandma and Grandpa Huff
15: Brecken is smiling and taking an interest in the world around him. Already 2 months old!
16: In December, Brecken was 3 months old. He was sleeping 6 hour stretches at night and had started to laugh and make little noises. He liked it when we played Pat a Cake and Peek a Boo and loved watching Jamison do anything. Mommy often put him in his bouncer in front of the glass front door so he could watch outside.
19: Christmas 2010. 3 months old. | A Christmas Present
20: Jamison, Brekcen and Sheldon.
21: What a life... eating, sleeping, playing and being cute!
22: Brecken now loves bath time and playing with his feet. | Aunt Linda a and Uncle Adam. | Full of smiles
23: Brother Love
25: Brecken went on his first vacation to The Smokey Mountains. He loved being outside and is loud when he wants attention. He now sleeps unswaddled and is sleeping at night for 8 hour stretches. He loved to sit up in the bumbo seat and is trying to do it on his own. Both bottom teeth came in at the end of March. 6 months old March 2011
26: Cox Arboretum Spring is in bloom.
27: Not only are the flowers growing but so is our sweet son, Brecken. | He started solids at 6 months and then learned to roll off of his back a few weeks later.
28: precious first moments
29: By the beginning of May Brecken was sleeping 11-12 hours solid at night. In June he got all 4 top teeth in the same week. He began babbling, army crawling and eating finger foods.
30: We like to see Grandpa and Grandma Simons nand dressing up like a cow at Chick fil A
31: Brecken now is always on the go. He likes to chew any toy he can find and tear apart Jamison's train tracks. Brecken sits up on his own and has started to wave hi.
33: July 2011 Brecken is exploring everything. He likes to be outside in his jumperoo, in the stroller or swinging at a playground. He crawls on his knees and pulls up to stand now too.
34: Vacation at Lakeside, Ohio
35: Happy first birthday, Brecken!