the barrons

the barrons

about us

We're from the Syracuse, NY, area and started dating when we went to BYU-Idaho for college. We were married December 2008 and have a daughter, Sophie. We will be welcoming a new baby in November 2013! We currently live in Mason, Ohio, near lots of family! Drew is working at Liberty Mutual Insurance as an Auto Claims Adjuster. Carissa is now a stay-at-home wife and momma! We know there's more in store for us in our future, and we say, "Come what may and love it!"
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24 September 2012


Today my baby is 10 months old.
I'm feeling very emotional about it. I'm missing my little teeny snuggly baby who loved sleeping with me and smiled at me all the time with that sweet toothless grin.
Now my baby is quadruple her birth weight (which is a big deal after being born at 4 lbs 2 oz), doesn't like snuggling unless she's half asleep, and has 5 teeth. I feel like I've let the time slip away. She's growing too quickly for my liking. She'll be a year old in just 2 short months. I want my time with her to slow down so every moment can really sink in. Taking pictures and videos isn't enough! I want to press pause on the moments when she just looks at me with a sweet stare or when she giggles at silly things when she's sleepy. I guess I'll just have to do my best to soak it all in as it comes.
Well, we can't escape it, so here are the updates... lately, Sophie:
-weighs 16 lbs 5 oz, 27 inches
-wears size 3 diapers
-wears some 3-6/6 month clothing and some 6-9/9 month clothing
-loves when we say "I love you!"
-crawls everywhere and loves to explore the house!
-has a crawl that's more of a bear crawl (on hands and feet) than a traditional crawl (hands and knees)
-loves books and spends time every day "reading" to herself aloud
-loves the show "Little Einsteins" and gets so excited when the beginning theme song plays
-nurses 4 times daily and eats stage 2 and 3 foods & snacks
-loves loves LOVES Cheerios and feeding herself
-dances with her bum when there's music
-has 5, almost 7, teeth, which we brush every night
-has a fun sense of humor!
-loves spending time with her family: Gaga, Jaja, Uncle Scott and Uncle Nate
-has had 2 ear infections... :-(
-likes to eat "table food"-basically anything we're eating and can be gummed or crunched with her little teeth
-still won't use a sippy cup or bottle
-likes to sing during the songs at church (it's more of a long monosyllabic yell, but we get it)
-uses her "pinching fingers" to grab her snacks
-found the electrical outlets and thought it was HILARIOUS to crawl faster toward them when we go to catch and stop her
-loves her daddy so much that what she says all day is "Da-di!"
-chews on everything! darn teething!
-opens her mouth WIDE when she's being silly
-surprisingly, doesn't play with the dog's toys... not a lot, at least
-likes to Skype with Grandma and Grandpa Case!
-met a lot of family! (Aunt Dawn, cousins Nicole and Carly, Carmine [Nicole's hub], 2nd cousins Melina, Tessa [Nicole's] and Jayden [Carly's], Grandma Drogowski, Uncle Stan, Grandma & Pap Pap Dumas, Aunt Linda, Aunt Kerry & Uncle Jim, and cousin David Patrick)

Sophie's silly bear crawl

 Playing with Aunt Kerry

Sitting with Great-Grandma Dumas

Playing with cousin Jayden

Spending time with Pap Pap Dumas

Getting sleepy with Aunt Linda

Looking JUST like Daddy

So silly!

Playing with cousin Nanette and Jill

Reading with Uncle Scotty

Mohawk in the bath!

20 September 2012


She's gotten even better, too!
Here's a video!

Click THIS to see a video of baby Sophie crawling!

19 September 2012

24 August 2012

3 more months until...

my baby turns ONE YEAR OLD!
That's right, Sophie is 9 months today! Lately, Sophie:
-weighs 15 lbs 6 oz (5th percentile)
-is 26 inches long (14th percentile)
-wears 3-6 and 6 month clothing, but is working her way into 6-9 and 9 month clothing!
-wears size 3 diapers
-started CRAWLING today! just a few movements, but she did it!
-eats stage 2 baby foods, 3 times a day
-still nurses many times a day
-waves when you say "bye bye"
-loves her puffs snacks
-learned how to turn the pages of a book
-had a funny week or two of growling at everyone
-has 4 teeth, soon-to-be 6!
-went to Story Time at the library and loved it!
-played with bubbles for the first time at Story Time
-can wear clips in her hair without a head band!
-had her first high fever due to teething (101.4)
-finally rolls from her back to her tummy easily
-can go from a belly position to a sitting position on her own
-met her future Aunt Julie (Uncle Dave's fiancee)
-went to a temple for the first time (Washington DC temple for our friend, Dello's, wedding)

24 July 2012

8 months

This past month Sophie has met lots of family, started doing so many new things, and has learned so much!
Lately, Sophie:
-weighs 14 lbs 7 oz
-wears size 2 diapers
-wears 3-6 month and 6 month clothing
-loves the baby in the mirror
-loves babies and baby pictures
-gives kisses... really wet kisses... okay, she opens her mouth with her tongue out... :)
-dances when she hears upbeat music
-found her shadow and plays with it
-celebrated Daddy's 26th birthday
-loves Little Einsteins
-says "baba", "mama", "dada", "yaya", and many more sounds
-got her first ear infection... not so nice.
-found her binky and can put it in her mouth properly
-has TWO teeth! (both bottom front)
-eats 2nd stage baby food, and likes just about everything she tries
-went to Kansas City to visit the Case side (met for the first time: Travis, Meghan, Lilly, Myra, Grandpa Jesse, Becky, Alexis, Kiera, Tim, Janelle, Tyler, Noel, Anna, Sam, Jake)
-met her little cousin Lilly! (and Uncle Travis and Auntie Meghan)
-is getting closer to crawling
-started clapping! Yay Sophie!

-tried ice water and LOVES it
-loves the dog, Buddy
-is best friends with her Gaga and Grandma Case
-likes to call people on our cell phones. oops!
-went swimming for the first time the week of July 4 (at Grandma Case's)
-doesn't sleep in Momma and Daddy's room anymore, finally!