Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Videos of Jack

Well we have been sick on and off here for the better part of this month. Seems like the whole town has been hit with the flu, bronchitis, colds, viruses... it's awful! Jacob had bronchitis at the beginning of the month, then I got a cold, then Jack got a stuffy nose, followed by a rash, and now has a nasty cough and runny/stuffy nose. Poor little guy. Seriously, how long can these viruses hold on?!
 Jack and I are getting cabin fever from being inside so much. He will be in such awe when springtime comes and he can play outside!

Even being sick though he's still been in a relatively good mood. He is such a cutie and we love him so much. He is moving EVERYWHERE and is so fast! He's pulling up on everything and can crawl up our living room step. He thinks he can just take off and walk once he's standing, which has lead to a lot of bumps on the head and traumatizing falls. I was not ready for all of this at only 6 months old! It's going to be seriously insane when he starts walking.

Here's some cute videos of him recently. :o) These depict how funny and "crazy" of a boy he is!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

6 Months~ Happy {half} Birthday!

Jack turned six months old January 9!

Happy {Half} Birthday Little Man! I can't believe I have a SIX month old! You are just the cutest darned thing and I thank God every day that he allowed me to be your mama. These past two months with you have been so great and fun. We are finally in a routine, you are sleeping and giving mom a break, I feel human again and you are much happier! Life is going full speed and it's only gonna get faster. Trying to cherish every moment I have with you as my baby boy.

  • You weigh 16 lbs, 12 oz (apparently my scale at home is a bit off compared to the doctors office since last month I thought you weighed 17 lbs!)
  • You are in the 30% percentile for weight and 50% for height.
  • You started CRAWLING two days ago after your doctors visit (Jan.10!)
  • 3 days after that you started trying to pull yourself up on things and by Jan. 15 you pulled yourself up on the step in our living room and stood up by yourself-no hands! Scared the living daylights out of me! I caught you before you fell backwards. :o)
  • You are very chatty
  • You love to bounce and will bounce on anyone, on anything, and especially like your johnny jump up
  • Are currently still taking 3 naps a day but that may be changing soon I have a feeling
  • You still don't sleep very well at night~ you are very restless
  • I was letting you sleep in our bed ( I know, bad habit) and you scoot yourself onto my pillow every time. My king size bed feels like a toddler bed when I'm laying next to you since you take up the whole bed. 
  • We started leaving you in your crib all night and letting you cry yourself back to sleep this month. We started January 10 and you've done surprisingly well! 
  • You go back to sleep faster if your daddy goes in and pats your back and shush's you back to sleep.
  • You started going to a babysitter twice a week for a couple hours this month while mommy is back at work. You seem to love it!
  • You are obsessed with your bouncy chair and try to climb in in all the time
  • Love baby Einstein videos
  • You are also obsessed with your binky's still and put them in and out of your mouth constantly
  • You love your dog Duke
  • You like going for stroller rides and have been out a few times when its not too freezing cold 
  • You're constantly putting things in your mouth
  • You like to be singed and rocked to sleep
  • You eat cereal, sweet potatoes, prunes, peaches, pears, squash...we haven't found anything you wont eat yet
  • You like to be loud and silly
  • You are very social
  • Which also means you are very needy at home with mom~ wanting constant attention and interaction :o)
  • You smile at everyone
  • You always smile when dad walks in the door
  • Can say mama and dada 
  • Have started to give hugs and kisses
  • Started this month to cry and yell when changing your diaper- do not know what that's about!
  • You put your hand up on the crib railing when you cry to get out so I have a feeling we will need to be lowering your bed soon
  • I love to snuggle you when you are asleep (since you aren't really a big cuddler when you are awake)
  • The Circle of Life song from Lion King calms you down and makes you smile every time. Kind of a random thing since you've never watched it and we dont have anything Lion King themed around the house!
  • Are growing too fast!!!

Friday, January 4, 2013


1. What did you do in 2012 that you’d never done before?
Gave birth! What a crazy experience that was. :o)

2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

Nope, didn't make one.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

Yes! Quite a few of my friends and my cousin!

4. Did anyone close to you die?
Thankfully there were no deaths in the family this year.

5. What countries did you visit?
None. Boo. So not as cool as visiting Turkey and Greece in 2011. The Bahamas in 2010. Mexico in 2009... ahh man, what pregnancy and kids will do to your travel plans. :o)

6. What would you like to have in 2013 that you lacked in 2012?
Energy and travel plans!

7. What dates from 2012 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
July 9~ the day baby boy was born!

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

Giving birth of course. My whole 2012 year was focused on that precious little boy.

9. What was your biggest failure?
There were days I felt like I couldn't handle staying home, got frustrated

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
No but Jacob had to get his appendix taken out about 6 weeks before Jack was born.

11. What was the best thing you bought?
Our new bed, our huge dining room table and our last buy of the year, a Tahoe! Loving driving a bigger SUV!

12. Where did most of your money go?
Paying off our infertility debt and hospital bills!

13. What did you get really excited about?
Becoming a mom and my friends having their babies. Also our work vacation to Coeur d'Alene Lake which I planned...and it was amazing!

14. What song will always remind you of 2012?
A Thousand Years (I sang it to Jack when he was in my belly all the time), and who will ever forget Gangham Style? LOL!

15. Compared to this time last year, are you:

– happier or sadder? Just as happy
– thinner or fatter? A bit thinner~ no baby in belly!
– richer or poorer? I think about the same.

16. What do you wish you’d done more of?


17. What do you wish you’d done less of?

Hmm, I dont know. I think 2012 was a pretty good year!

19. What was your favorite TV program?
Grey's Anatomy, Dexter, Revenge

20. What were your favorite books of the year?
Love Does

21. What was your favorite music from this year?

I can't think of just one song that was my favorite.

22. What were your favorite films of the year?
 The Hunger Games,What to Expect When You're Expecting, Breaking Dawn,

23. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
Gosh last January I dont even remember what I did! Probably the same as this year-celebrated with family at home along with celebrating my nephews birthday too.

24. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2012?
Anything that stretched!

25. What kept you sane? My friends, my dog, my mom and mother in law (for watching Jack when I needed a break!)