Monday, February 11, 2013

It's official

Last week was an official kind of week for the Holders and I've got plenty of pictures to prove it!

We'll start with Monday.  Basketball season officially came to an end and Reese got his coveted trophy.

Reese and Coach Les with that oh so precious trophy!

He was so proud.  He wanted to share his trophy with Brinkley.

Brinkley saw Dr Gates' nurses and got his button changed out to a smaller, more comfortable one.  

Tuesday Brinkley discovered how to handle his orange ball on his own.  I was so proud to look over from my desk and see him holding it and shaking it.  

Wednesday Brinkley was officially 5 months old!   To celebrate we broke out the 3 months clothes.  He has officially gotten too long for his newborn clothes.
I couldn't resist this silly little face.

The first 3 month outfit.

Thursday we officially "ran out" of the nasty Enfaport and Brinkley couldn't be happier!

That's the face of a boy that just got to eat something he likes for the first time in 10 weeks.

Friday was Brinkley's first day with Ahead Start, his Early Intervention Specialists.  He worked with Ms Rachaelle and looks forward to her coming back this week for a massage.  Friday was a big day for Mommy too.  It was my first official day as a stay at home mom.  After talking about it and praying about it, Bryan and I decided that we will make the needed financial changes for me to stay home.  It was becoming more and more obvious that there is no way that I can take care of everything needed with our boys and still have enough hours to work out of the house.  

This was a tough decision for me.  I have had a steady job (often multiple jobs) since I was 14 years old.  I enjoy working and it gives me an outlet.  It is my hope that as things calm down a little with Brinkley that I will be able to spend some time meeting and getting to know moms of other special needs kids and do some volunteer work.  

With that in mind, this is not the week that things are slowing down.  Between my two boys this week we have nine appointments.  Yes, nine!  Thankfully two of those are home visits so we don't have to go out.  There is no way that I could have been at work long enough this week to get anything done.  

Currently I am being paged by one grumpy little five month old.  Now that he is on formula that he likes he can't seem to get enough!  Today that is a GREAT feeling!

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad you followed God with your decision to stay home. Things will slow down and it doesn't have to be a permanent thing <3

    Loving that smile on Brinkley's face!