Thursday, May 24, 2007


Daddy: "Jack, what's the cow say?"

Jack: "Mmmmmmm!"

That's right Baby! He's brilliant!

Photo courtsey

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Jack this week...

So I haven't taken lots of pictures of Jack this week. Bad Mama, I know. It's all I can do to lay on the floor of the playroom and watch him run circles around me and occasionally run over to pull up my shirt and blow a raspberry on my tummy. I. just. don't. have. the. energy. to. lift. the. camera. WHEW!
Washcloths are super fun!

I hate the way my hair looks when I wake up! WAAA!
So thrilled to be helping Mama with the laundry...

Baby news...

I'm so excited to be expecting again. When we first found out we had another little one on the way Jason and I were engulfed in a whirlwind of emotion. We had not expected this and were a little afraid of just how things were going to play out come January. Well, after letting the baby news sink in we are just thrilled with the idea of a new little munchkin.

I absolutley loved being pregnant with Jack. I'm hoping to get over this morning (all day long) sickness very soon so I can jump into the part of pregnancy where I have tons of energy and feel the best I ever have.

Since I had such a textbook unmedicated delivery with Jack, Jason and I decided to move a touch more to the natural side of things. I've decided to use the services of a group of Certified Nurse Midwives in Fort Worth that deliver at Harris Downtown. I'm really looking forward to building a rapport with the midwives. It will sure be nice to explain to my practitioner that I'm not planning on any medication during my delivery and not getting the "we'll see" look like I did from my OB.

We had our first visit with the nurse this past Friday. I was excited to get on the scale and see that I'm actually 25 pounds lighter than I was when I got pregnant with Jack. Hopefully this pregnancy will be all the more easier without all that extra weight. Anyway, the nurse did the whole 100 questions bit, history, blood work, etc. She figured my due date to be January 3rd - although we're not so sure how accurate that is since this baby was such a surprise. We have our first visit with a midwife on June 22 (our 5th anniversary) and are excited to hear the little one's heartbeat then.

Thank you to everyone for your congratulations. We are so thrilled to have such wonderful friends and family to rely upon for love and support. I'll remember each and every one of you come March when Jason's in the thick of tax season and I need someone to come over and change dirty diapers! We are truly blessed beyond measure.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007


If you can't tell or haven't figured out what you're looking at... that IS a positive pregnancy test! Jack's going to be a big brother!!! Shocking! I know what you all are thinking... were they trying? Ummm... no. We were very much not trying. This was a huge, HUGE surprise to us. We are so excited and know that God has a plan for our family. He has blessed us beyond belief and gave me a wonderful early Mother's Day present.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Busy, busy - and 13 months old!

It's been so long since I've posted I don't even know where to begin...

Well, our little family survived our first tax season. We sure missed having Jason around and now that April 15 has come and gone we are sooooo happy to have our Daddy back! That's probably why I haven't been around to post much. We've been able to get in so much quality time together that I haven't even thought about posting to the blog. Bad Mama, I know.

Jack turned 13 months old yesterday. I'm not exactly sure when you stop counting months. Is it at a year, 2 years, when? I'm sure Jack wouldn't appreciate my calling him 162 months when he's 13 1/2 and in the 8th grade, but I digress...

This month has been our first full "toddler month". Jack is not just walking now but running everywhere! One of his favorite things to do is run around the house with anything in his hand - a dishtowel, a dryer sheet, a phone, a remote - and then for no reason whatsoever, he'll slam whatever he has to the floor. Not really a problem when we're dealing with a dishtowel or dryer sheet. A bit more concering when it's the phone or remote.

He babbles tons now and loves to say Dadadadada over and over. A great ego booster for Jason I'm sure since Daddy was a bit concerned that Jack kind of forgot who he was during the first quarter of this year. Jack also says Mama and we think he has his own version of no - nyeh, nyeh, nyeh while shaking his head. He generally does this after we've gotten onto him for throwing food or standing up in the bathtub or trying to play in the toilet.

We've been trying to get Little Man well for the past few weeks as well. Several weeks ago Jack had a runny nose which was most likely just allergies. Well, about a week after his nose stopped running he awoke in the middle of the night and screamed for an hour - no consoling this kid AT ALL. I took him to the doctor the next day and found out he had a double ear infection - ick. Things were looking up after 10 days of antibiotics and our recheck visit with Dr. Raine. That visit also happened to be Jack's 12 month check up and he had to get his shots. I had Jason go with me because frankly, I'm not strong enough to hold Little Man down anymore. After getting over the "shot yuckies" Jack was not sleeping again and his nose started running. Well, after a few days we decided he needed to go back to the doctor so we went to see Dr. Joki (the doc on call) this past Saturday. Indeed, the ear infection is back. Sooooo, now we're on a stronger antibiotic, eardrops for pain, and now Tylenol because Jack's had a fever for 2 days. Whew! Having a sick kid really stinks.

Speaking of Jack's 12 month checkup... Jack weighed in at 23 lbs, 8 oz and was 30 and 3/4 inches long! He's in the 60th percentile for weight and the 75th percentile for height. Our little boy sure is growing fast! What a blessing he is!
Playing with Gabby
Food is messy...... so we take a bath!