January 1, 2013

I think it is a good sign when each week I proclaim that Brooke couldn’t possibly get any cooler and that I don’t want her to get any older because it is my favorite stage and then the next week I realize the same thing all over again.  Did that make sense?  I didn’t think so.  Basically each week just gets better and better.

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Just a few random things that she is doing now:

-At 3.5 months old I tried putting her to bed without swaddling her.  I was worried sick that she wouldn’t be able to sleep with her limbs free but she slept straight through the night.  I was actually quite offended that she didn’t mind not feeling like she was still in my womb while she slept.  Picture from the first morning that she slept unswaddled, she was so proud of herself.

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-While laying on her back she can now scoot herself all the way around in a circle.  She has mastered rolling from her stomach to her back and she is so close to rolling onto her stomach from her back.

-She is very interested in animals and also other little kids, she could watch them all day long. 

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-After her bath her hair is curly but then it dries straight?

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-This little toy keeps her entertained for a very long time.  It is by far her favorite.  

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-She has just discovered her feet and she thinks they are the coolest things ever.

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-She makes us really happy.  

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-Her giggles are in fact the cutest thing ever.  Whenever we say ‘go get him Charlie (Billy’s dog)’ she giggles.  (PS I was feeding her a bottle in the car and she started giggling while I was feeding her and I didn’t want to make her stop laughing by wiping her face off:)




Rene Hall January 1, 2013 at 7:47 pm

Brooke is the cutest thing ever. And good news. My baby girl is almost 18 and I like her more and more every day.


Potatoes and Pilates January 1, 2013 at 7:50 pm

The video of her giggling is SO precious. What a gorgeous baby you have, Janae! Couldn’t be happier for you and B$!


Jacqueline January 1, 2013 at 7:50 pm

Brooke is the coolest kid ever!!


kim@hungryhealthygirl January 1, 2013 at 7:53 pm

Brooke gets cuter everyday! I love seeing her grow….such a sweetie!


Krista January 1, 2013 at 7:55 pm

Brooke is the cutest little girl. I adore her pictures.


Jade January 1, 2013 at 7:55 pm

My niece’s hair used to be the same way and now if is curly all the time (now that she is the ripe old age of 2.5). It’s so fun to watch all the changes the babies go through. Happens so fast!! Your family is so blessed :)


Emily January 1, 2013 at 7:59 pm

Oh my goodness! This just made my whole day!!!! She is so incredibly beautiful! What a sweetheart! Happy 4.5 months, little Brooke!


megan d January 1, 2013 at 8:02 pm

Oh my gosh.. I don’t think there could be anything cuter than a baby laughing. Her post bath curls come in pretty close though. Janae, she is so absolutely beautiful and so lucky yo have you for a mom. And you are right-it does keep getting better and better. It is posts like these that totally make me baby hungry.


Elizabeth @ My Neon Running Shoes January 1, 2013 at 8:14 pm

I ALWAYS say that too! This is my favorite stage and it can’t get any better!! Then it does :-) being a parent rocks and Brooke is freaking adorable! Yay for a whole year with her in 2013!!!!


Leetra January 1, 2013 at 8:17 pm

That first sentence totally made sense! That’s exactly how I feel about my baby and she is almost one. It’s how I feel about my three year old too. Every stage is the best and they just keep getting more lovable!
Brooke is so adorable! I just love your posts about her and all the pictures!


Sarah @PickyRunner January 1, 2013 at 8:20 pm

Her laugh is quite possible the cutest thing I’ve ever heard. You guys are so adorable! She has already grown up SO much in such a short amount of time, it’s really amazing. Can’t wait to see her continue to grow in 2013 :)


Cathryn @ myheartscontent January 1, 2013 at 8:34 pm

I know exactly how you feel. My little boy is now three and every day gets more fun and he gets cooler. So you have at least three years to look forward to ;)


Karen January 1, 2013 at 8:47 pm

Brooke is so adorable! My hair does the same thing – curly when wet only. And it CANNOT hold a curl when dry. Frustrates both me and my hairdresser :-)


Jean January 1, 2013 at 8:53 pm

Go Brooke! What a cutie.


Rebecca H January 1, 2013 at 9:38 pm

Happ 4.5 months Brooke!!! She is such an amazing and happy little girl!


Shay @ Whine Less, Breathe More January 1, 2013 at 9:43 pm

I totally understand the “this age is the best club.” I totally still think that about my girls and they are 11 and 15 now!

Brooke is just the cutest and getting cuter everyday!


Courtney Johnston January 1, 2013 at 11:38 pm

Baby giggles are the best!!


Kate January 2, 2013 at 2:27 am

I think you have one of the cutest babies ever :)


Courtney @ CardioQueen January 2, 2013 at 3:39 am

She is such a cutie pie! I love that picture of her waking of after the non-swaddled night! :)


Kristen @ notsodomesticated January 2, 2013 at 3:41 am

So precious! I can’t believe she’s already more than 4 months old! Time goes by so quickly!


Abby @ Change of Pace January 2, 2013 at 4:25 am

As an outsider I can’t believe how fast time is going. I can’t imagine how quickly she’s growing and changing for you guys!
I absolutely love her curly hair!


Anne January 2, 2013 at 4:35 am

Brooke is just the smiliest baby ever! What a great start to my morning seeing here cute face and reading your sweet coments!


Lauren January 2, 2013 at 5:04 am

She is truly one amazing baby!!! Congrats mama!


Kari @ Running Ricig January 2, 2013 at 5:27 am

Baby giggles are so cute! Brooke is awesome.


Coco January 2, 2013 at 5:31 am

Oh my, the giggle is WAY too adorable!


Jennifer January 2, 2013 at 5:51 am

Oh my gosh, that video is the cutest thing ever! No, wait–BROOKE is the cutest thing ever! Too sweet!


Shari January 2, 2013 at 6:10 am

Oh my goodness, how precious is her laugh?


Kaitlin @4loveofcarrots January 2, 2013 at 6:24 am

she is soo adorable, especially her little laugh!!


chelsey @ clean eating chelsey January 2, 2013 at 6:46 am

Maybe her hair is curly because she wants to try and be just like her BFF Curly!!!


deirdre @ Oh Well Whatever January 2, 2013 at 7:09 am

So sweet. You guys are blessed, she is amazing. And yes every stage is just better and better. Some challenging, yes but still so much fun. Enjoy.


Kristy @ Kristy's Health Revolution January 2, 2013 at 7:31 am

Baby laughs are the best thing ever!!


Angie January 2, 2013 at 7:59 am

I love your positive attitude. I have a 3 month old and I’m a teacher. Often it’s exhausting but I love watching my peanut grow and exploring his surroundings. It’s so worth it. Ever since my little guy found his hands he has slept in asleep sack with his arms out but still swaddled. It’s so sweet.


Chels R. January 2, 2013 at 8:11 am

Such a cute video! She is really is a bundle of joy.


TorontoRunner January 2, 2013 at 8:11 am

That giggle!!

The sound that makes me the happiest person ever is a baby/child laughing. So precious!


shelly January 2, 2013 at 8:29 am

She is so cute!! Love her giggles!


Keri @ Blue-Eyed Runner January 2, 2013 at 8:39 am

She is so cute! Happy 4.5 months Brooke : )


Deana (RockOrangeFive) January 2, 2013 at 8:44 am

I think babies from 4-6 months old is the BEST TIME EVER. I love so many different ages that my boys have gone through so far, but I really do think the 4-6 month stage is one of my favorites. Especially when they are snuggled in pj’s right after bath and snuggle into you before falling asleep. Yup. Best ever. :)


Jen January 2, 2013 at 11:08 am

AHHHH that video just made my whole day! SOOO adorable!!! :-)


Kay January 2, 2013 at 11:15 am

What a cutie pie, enjoy every moment!


Whitney January 2, 2013 at 11:18 am

I love this post and love, love, love the video of her!! :)

Happy New Year!!


Nicole January 2, 2013 at 11:36 am

Baby Brooke giggles make my heart bounce! :)


PJ runs January 2, 2013 at 11:47 am

There is nothing sweeter than a babies giggle.


Danica @ It's Progression January 2, 2013 at 1:39 pm

That giggle is priceless.


natalie@ southern fit foodie January 2, 2013 at 2:05 pm

Baby giggles really are precious! I’m so glad y’all are happy!!!


Whitney January 2, 2013 at 2:17 pm

Cutest thing ever. Love the hat too.


Stacy January 2, 2013 at 3:18 pm

Brooke is just adorable! Your family is so precious. :)


Missy January 2, 2013 at 5:04 pm

She is so sweet, love that giggle! She seems to be doing amazing and growing up so fast! Cherish every moment! I don’t have children myself but my best friend’s daughter is my goddaughter and it has been amazing watching her grow, she turns 1 year old in a few weeks and she is already walking! Time has flown by!


Katie January 30, 2013 at 5:44 am

I hope you don’t mind me asking this, because I’m just rather curious and I’m expecting a baby boy in march! I’m a long distance runner as well and I love exercise, do you find it best to feed Brooke right before you run? I know every baby is different but with breast feeding I know it can be tricky! You such a running inspiration and just thought I’d ask a pro :D


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