Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The latest and greatest...

activity we have found for Cannon is...watching Baby Einstein. May sound a little crazy, I know since he is only two months old, but he LOVES it! He got the DVD for Christmas from Santa :) and I thought I'd show it to him, and guess what? He couldn't take his eyes off of it. So, having been a school teacher for eight years, I thought it would be educational and a great part of our daily routine. Cannon watches it every morning around 8a.m. after we get ready for the day (where we have to go during the day, I'm not sure, but we still get ready). It is the greatest for me cause the DVD is about 30 minutes long, so I can get things done. Half the time though, I like to watch him watching the video - to see his excitement and reactions. So the above picture is of him ready for the day, ready to watch his Baby Einstein.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Cannon's Baby Announcement

This is the announcement the photographer (Robin Spencer in Rigby - she does great work! I recommend her! us before we approved the printing of the announcements. We let her know that his middle name is spelled Vaughn. She printed them correctly on the cards, this was the preview - that's why it's not spelled correctly on this announcement you are looking at.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Baby Jesus

Cannon had his first "role" as Baby Jesus this past Sunday for the ward nativity. He was really good and didn't cry! We were so proud of him! :)If Cannon ever does become an "actor" - that will come from the Browning side. They like to sing, dance, and act. I, on the otherhand, stay as far away as possible from the limelight.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

New Blog Name

It seems that all I do lately is post photos of Baby Cannon. Maybe I should change our blog name from Browning Buzz to Cannon's Blog.?. Curtis said, "You can tell we are proud parents with all the photos you put on the blog and facebook of Cannon." I told him that's what new parents do - just like how I keep up with his baby book. That changes with the other kids - so I've heard.

P.S. Sorry about the red eye in the pictures, there is a way I can get rid of it, I'm just too lazy to fix it from our program. Sorry.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Happy 1st Anniversary Curtis!

I honestly can't believe that we have been married a year! The time went by so fast! I guess the old saying is true, "Time flies when you're having fun!" Curtis is probably the nicest guy I know. He is so polite to everyone and never wants to offend anyone. Curtis is willing to help whether it be at home, neighbors, or for church. He always has a smile and his little laugh to go along with it. Curtis and Cannon are best buddies! Cannon really likes to be by his dad.:)Thanks for being such a great guy! You were well worth the wait! Happy Anniversary!

Friday, November 14, 2008


When Cannon was born we didn't know what to name him. Yes, we had a few names picked out but couldn't decide on any one name, so we decided to wait and see his face. The name that I kept thinking that we were going to name him was Carter, but when I saw him he just didn't look like a Carter to me. Curtis had been drawn to the name Cannon which by the way means - "official of the church." It's not too common of a name, which I like. Vaughn is Cannon's middle name. We had his middle name picked out from the beginning. Vaughn is Curtis' middle name as well as Curtis' father's middle name (Jerry Vaughn Browning). Cannon is similar to his dad and grandpa in the fact that all three of them are pretty mellow and calm. What a great trait to possess!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Sweet Baby Cannon

For Halloween Cannon was a sock monkey. His costume was too big so he basically wore the hat which looked like a mask on him. He also wore little pumpkin socks that didn't go with the sock monkey idea, but looked cute anyway. No, we didn't take him outside trick-or-treating. No way, not at 10 days old.

Baby Cannon is such a good boy! Curtis and I couldn't have asked for a better baby!!! He is so content and hardly ever cries! He only gets up between two and three times during the night. The only other times he cries is when he is cold getting his clothes or diaper changed. He didn't even cry when he got his hand and feet prints done at the dentist office or when he had his little boy "surgery". He is mellow and loves to be held or placed pretty much anywhere - floor, couch, our bed, his bed, his chair, etc. He enjoys getting his hair washed - the warm water must remind him of when he was in me. Cannon loves to listen to what is going on around him. He especially loves a cd I play a lot for him: A Child's Prayer - Primary Songs for Bedtime. He is such a sweet baby!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Cannon Vaughn Browning was born Tuesday, Oct. 21st at 9:51 p.m.
Weight: 7 pounds 15 ounces
Length: 20 inches

Curtis and I went to the hospital at 7:30 (in the morning so I could be induced. I was all set up in a delivery room with the day actually going by pretty quickly. I didn't have too much pain until I was about dialated to a 3 (I know, some of you are rolling your eyes cause a 3 is probably nothing), but they said I could get an epidural then and that there was no point in suffering. So... I got it and it was pretty smooth sailing from there. I will admit labor wasn't that bad. Cannon has tons of black, long hair. He is so cute! Curtis and I can't stop staring at him. He is so precious! He has my hair coloring,lips and ears. He has Curtis' feet, little dimple in the chin, nose, and legs. The nurses kept saying how content he is. We hope he stays that way. He sleeps a lot - which is pretty typical for newborns. I feel pretty good! I prefer standing up and walking around to just sitting around.

Curtis is a great hands-on dad! I am super impressed with how good he is with him! He has done so much already, I couldn't do it without him!!! I am so grateful for the boys in my life: Curtis, Cannon and Bobbin! :) Many more pics to come!

The little guy is finally here!

Monday, October 20, 2008


I guess we'll just wait until tomorrow when I am induced to have the baby.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

6 days late!

Okay, he's still not here and I am getting really impatient!!! At least I know that Tuesday will be the latest! I'd rather have him come on his own though!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Where is he?

Still no baby, and no contractions! He must be pretty comfy and warm!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Is it almost over??? Yes, I am an impatient person!

I haven't posted for a while because my life has been pretty mundane - you know, the typical cleaning the house, yard work, laundry, running errands, etc.?. Nothing too exciting. Today I figured I'd write about this pregnancy and baby that is about to come. Even though I still have about three weeks left, I'm ready for him to come out. Most people don't really understand it because I don't look like I'm 37 weeks pregnant (the doctor even told me she tells others about me and how my stomach is so small for as far along as I am) I probably look like I'm only 5 or 6 months pregnant, therefore they don't get what I'm feeling inside. I'm feeling the same as any woman who is 37 weeks along. I have serious heartburn!!! So bad that I was choking and waking myself up the other night with the worst burn in my throat and then I wasn't able to stop coughing. Tums are no longer potent enough, I've moved on to Tagamet. Much better! My back is in constant pain - especially my right side. I think that's where the baby is located, more in my back and that's why I'm not really showing in the front. The only good thing about that is that I haven't worn any true maternity clothes. I wear some of my normal "bigger" clothes. I refuse to wear those maternity pants with the paneling in the front - YUCK!!!! A girl in our ward came up to us after Sacrament and told us that she just found out a few weeks ago that I was pregnant. She was shocked when I told her that I had less than a month to go. Curtis and I have thought that ward members are going to be a bit curious when we do show up to church with a baby. Will they be thinking, "Did they just adopt a newborn?" Or we have the feeling that many will say, "We didn't even know you were pregnant!" I guess that's a good thing.?. Anyway, enough about the pregnancy I'll talk about the new little one coming. We still don't have a name picked out for him. We have a few in mind, but are just waiting to see him. A particular name doesn't just jump out at me. Hopefully one will stick out when he is born. Also, I have a feeling he'll be either 6, 7, or 8 pounds - average. So many have asked me if he is going to be a premie (because of the size of my stomach). "He'll be right on, and just fine." is what I tell people. They are really concerned that he is going to be small. He may be skinny (since both Curtis and I were when we were born), but he'll be a normal weight. We are both excited for him to come. Curtis has never really babysat, changed diapers, been around kids. I think he will act like a little kid when the baby does come. For some reason I can see him waking up the baby just so he can hold him - even after I asked him not to. I have babysat too much in my life. I have been around kids most of my life - especially the adult years and feel like I somewhat know what to expect. Curtis will be the dad that wrestles with the little guy and makes messes with him. I will probably be the disciplinarian, more strict parent. Seeing Curtis change a diaper will be entertaining! It will be fun to watch him interact, and he is excited to learn how to take care of his little guy. There is no doubt that he will jump right in and help! We are anticipating what he will look like! Will he have tons of black hair (what I want), blonde hair, or no hair at all? Will he be a good baby and hardly ever cry except for when he needs something, or will he cry all the time because he has a bad belly or wants to be held all day? I guess the answers to these questions will come soon enough and I'll let you know. Despite being 30 and mature and wise (yeah right), I'm still scared and nervous. Scared for the pain that I'm about to experience even though my plan is to get an epidural, nervous for when I'm really responsible for him. I only hope and pray he turns out to be a good person who wants to serve others and be the best he can be.