Lily Bean!!

May 20, 2010 at 1:05 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment
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Lily is 6 months old today! She had her 6 month check-up on her half birthday, which wasn’t a pleasant experience since it involved shots. She took it like a champ though, and only cried for about 2 seconds. She’s right on track for growth. She weighs 16.7 pounds now, and she’s 28.5 inches tall! She’s shooting up like a weed.

The 3-6 month age is so much fun. . She’s sitting up now, and is talking a mile a minute.  She just started making consonant sounds today like ba ba baba.. I’ve definitely seen more and more of Lily’s personality coming out in the last month or so. She is very outgoing, and loves to ham it up.

We started solid foods with her in the last month. I made her a broccoli-asparagus puree last night, and she definitely despised it. The look of disgust on her face was priceless. haha. Oh well, she’ll have to get over it and keep eating my gross cooking for the rest of her life. 🙂

The rest of her story is told in pictures…

Lily is a Florida baby, and loves to hang out in the pool with Nana!


Easter 2010!

April 11, 2010 at 11:41 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Easter was great this year! I think Lily enjoyed her first Easter as well, even though she was in the nursery, and didn’t get any candy or Easter eggs yet. I think we kind of failed as parents though, because we didn’t get very many pictures of her on her first Easter, except with our phones, and she didn’t even look up for those pictures. I can’t wait till Lily is a little older and we can start teaching her about the resurrection, and she can enjoy church with us.

We also went to the Brunjes annual Easter picnic down in Davie. It was a good time had by all. We grilled out, played horseshoes, botchy ball, and frisbee….or at least Mike did. I mainly tried to keep the baby happy the whole time. Plus, Lily is no good at horseshoes…

One last thing..I carved my first watermelon this Easter. I made an Easter bunny. I thought it would be extremely complicated, but it turned out to be pretty easy. I got inspired when my aunt taught me how to carve a baby carriage out of a watermelon, for a baby shower I threw earlier this year. Here’s a couple of pics from the day..


March 23, 2010 at 10:11 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Last Friday, we had an exhausting day of 3 doctor appointments…two for Lily, one for Phyllis. Guess whose doctor appointment was the most expensive? Phyllis, of course. Phyllis has incurred a torn ACL injury to her left leg. This happened while she was doing her favorite thing: squirrel hunting. Before, I thought that I didn’t care at all about Phyllis, but when the vet told us that, I actually kind of felt bad for poor ole’ Phyllis. I certainly did not feel bad enough to pay for the surgery to fix it, which is a few thousand dollars. We opted for the pain killers and the joint medicine instead.

The up-side was that Lily’s appointments went well. She’s already four months old, and growing and changing everyday. She’s 26 inches long now and 13 pounds! The pediatrician said she is way off the charts for height. I don’t know where she gets it from, I’m only 5’6 and so is Mike. haha. I’m hoping that Lyndsey can teach her how to be a basketball pro, and Lily can take care of us in our old age, with her big WNBA pay checks.

We also saw the respiratory doctor, and it looks like things are improving with her breathing. It is much less severe then last time, so we’re hoping that her larynx continues to develop the way it should, so she doesn’t have problems with breathing in the future. I hate going to the respiratory doctor, because they make us wait about 3 hours every time we go there, but at least this time..they gave us a bunch of free formula. It definitely made waiting a lot more bearable.

So, that’s pretty much the latest on both of our children..

Lily at 2 months

January 22, 2010 at 4:11 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment
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Lily had her 2 month checkup today, and I didn’t make her pediatrician appointment, because I was at work. I’m so glad that I missed it though, because I’m sure that I would’ve cried right along with her after watching her get three shots. I’m not sure exactly what all three things she got vaccinated for, but I’m pretty sure one was polio and another one was for rotavirus. I know I’m a terrible mother…you can judge me later.

Besides the shots, Lily has grown considerably! She went from 8lbs. 1 ounce, 22 inches, to 10lbs. 13 ounces and 24 inches in 2 months! My aunt told me that Lily is almost as tall as the world’s smallest midget whose height is 2 feet and 8 inches. haha. I’m so proud..

Last but not least, we have a prayer request to mention. Lily has had a cold for the past two weeks, and her breathing has still been phlemy and labored. The pediatrician is referring us on to a pulmonologist, because he doesn’t think that a cold would last that long. He said that it could be a variety of things..either an obstruction in her lungs, something that she was born with (whatever that means), or tracheomalacia (which is a floppiness of the walls of the trachea/windpipe). We’re hoping that it’s not anything serious, or anything that is going to involve putting her through a lot of uncomfortable tests. Thank you for your prayers already!

First Cold

January 10, 2010 at 10:03 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
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Lily cried all day yesterday, and only slept for about 20 minutes the whole day. It was totally out of character for her, since she usually sleeps for what seems like a million hours a day. We took her to the pediatrician this morning, and they said that she just had a minor cold. That was a huge relief for me, since I pretty much thought she was dieing. haha. The good thing about her being up all day yesterday, meant that when she finally did fall sleep at 10pm, she didn’t wake up until 6:30 a.m. I was so thankful too, because I was pretty worn out, and wasn’t looking forward to an all-nighter.

We took her to Pediatric associates this morning, and he gave us a bunch of suggestions to make her more comfortable, while she has a cold. I love Pediatric associates by the way. They have late hours for working parents, and they’re open all day on the weekends too, in case your kid is sick and needs to be seen immediately. They also have a separate room to take newborns, so they’re not exposed to other sick kids in the lobby. I highly recommend it. 🙂

Hopefully, Lily gets better so she can be alert for the Gator/Kentucky game. We’re hoping for an upset! It would be nice to end the Kentucky winning streak.

Sugar Bowl 2010

January 1, 2010 at 5:01 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
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Happy New Year!  The Brunjes are excited to gear up to watch another exciting bowl game this year! It’s definitely going to be a memorable game as it’s Tim Tebow’s last college football game. Tebow is most definitely the greatest football player the Gators have ever seen, and may have been one of the greatest college football players of all time. His determination and leadership are unparalleled. He spoiled Gator fans, by leaving them feeling extremely disappointed that they “just” made the Sugar Bowl. He brought us 2 national championships within 4 years, when previously we had only won one in the whole century! I realize that he didn’t play these games single handedly, but I definitely don’t think we would’ve had the same outcome without him.

The 2009 football season was a crazy one…Brandon spikes eye gouging, drunk driving arrests, injuries, Charlie Strong accepting the head coaching job at Lousiville, and the craziest of all ..Urban Meyer taking a leave of absence! I’m so thankful that he decided to come back, and not resign completely. After Billy Donovan accepted the job at Orlando after the back to back national championships, it really hurt our recruiting possibilities. I don’t think that will be the case in this situation, since Urban turned over his decision pretty quickly.

I look forward to the 2010 season, and watching Brantley step up to the plate, but it will be sad to not see Tebow step onto the field bringing all of his excitement to the game.

Funny Video..

September 2, 2009 at 1:05 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Like a Virgin….

July 27, 2009 at 12:42 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments
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Check out this article about the Teebster

16 weeks and counting..

May 31, 2009 at 1:46 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

I’m officially four months pregnant now. Mike and I got a new ultrasound pic, and were shocked at how different the baby looked within weeks of the last ultrasound. It went from blob to baby! My dad says the baby already looks like Mike…haha. Here’s the most recent pic…


It got flipped around, and I don’t know how to fix it on the blog…

In other news, my best friends from college came down and surprised me. They had been planning it with Mike for over a month, and I had no idea. I’ve never been surprised before, so I almost went into cardiac arrest when it happened. It was Friday night, and I fell asleep on the couch at 9pm watching Golden girls, as every young 24 year old girl does on Friday night, when all of the sudden I heard banging on the door. The next thing I saw was all of my favorite people rushing through the door with “Team Baby Brunjes” t-shirts on. It was a great weekend, in spite of the rain. 

The best part was Mike’s thoughtfulness in planning the whole thing. He cleaned the house in preparation for the girls, and never let on at all that they were coming. Plus, he was a great sport with a house full of 4 women for 3 days straight. My friends got me this really cool glorified play pen. It’s called a play n pack and I’m not sure even what it is, but I know it’s great! haha. It has two levels, a changing table, and a bassinet all in one… 

I’m getting excited to try out all this new baby stuff I’m getting! Now, Mike and I are just looking forward to finding out what the sex is…we find out June 10th, so we’re counting down the days!


Obama and the CNN Correspondents Dinner

May 12, 2009 at 10:19 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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President Obama gave a speech at the CNN Corrspondents dinner, which was a mixture of press, politicians, and celebrities…a.k.a. heathens. 🙂

Although I don’t agree with 85% of what President Obama stands for or his policies, he remains an engaging speaker, and is actually incredibly witty and enjoyable to listen to.

Here’s the video in case you missed it…

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