Sunday, August 31, 2008

Nana & Jack
sweet sweet sweet

Saturday, August 30, 2008


Jack's 1st LSU game...thank you Camille & Braden for the LSU gear!

7 weeks

the tv is much more interesting than those toys

Thursday, August 28, 2008

sooo lots of people are wondering...what color is jacks hair?

well...when he was born it was strawberry blonde....then it started to look like it was getting darker...then one day we were outside and it was orange...bright its orange/blondish/brownish...really it depends on the lighting. inside it looks brown, but as soon as you go out in the sunlight its reddish/blondish. so basically we don't know what color his hair will be...i was blonde when i was little but then mine got darker, so it will probably darken. who knows though...there is a lot of red in it for sure. i never thought that would happen!

his eyes are tricky too. i know most newborns have the dark grey eyes and then they turn whatever color. jack has a lighter bluish grey...with a little brown green color around the pupil, so we don't know what color his eyes will be either. i guess we'll see!

6 Weeks

It's been 6 weeks and I can hardly believe it! Time goes by so so fast....makes me take an extra look at those little fingers and toes while they're still sweet. Jack is sleeping much better...finally...he's sleeping for 5-6 hours and then waking to eat and then falling back asleep for another 3-4 hours. My life is much easier now with sleep! We are getting out more and I'm getting the hang of everything. When I start to panic Brad reminds me that "i need to be a problem solver." So thats what I tell myself when I'm in a check out line and Jack is screaming and I have a buggy full of groceries and there are three people ahead of me and he's spitting out his pacifier....just be a problem solver rebecca. Other than these moments...things have been wonderful. I just love being a fact...all the sweet moments make up for the tough ones. I wouldn't trade any of this for the world. Jack is smiling now and there is nothing better than seeing that sweet smile when I go to pick him up out of his crib.

Anyways---Happy Fall---I love the fall. I also love the fact that I have a house that I can decorate seasonally now! I love hobby lobby too. I love 50% off sales too. and...I hope everyone does okay with hurricane gustav...what a jerk.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

do what you what you do

life has been pretty grand lately..i'm finally getting used to being at home and not at work. its taken awhile...something i didn't think would take anytime. i miss teaching, but not enough to give up being home with jack...and just being able to spend time doing things i could never find time for paint and read and go to bookstores and decorate and umm...there are other things i know. its kind of funny b/c really i haven't had much time to do any of the above yet...b/c jack keeps me really busy alone, but i know the time is coming--soon--i'm starting to see some light at the end of this newborn tunnel experience. jack actually had a 5 hr sleeping stretch last night, then he had a 4 hr stretch. it was a beautiful thing. i couldn't believe it actually...i kept recounting the hours that had passed since we had last been awake and sure enough it had been 5 hrs. i'm not sure if he's actually figuring out daytime is awake time and nighttime is sleep time or if it's just b/c yesterday he was gassy and had a tummy ache all day and didn't sleep much, so he was just really tired by the time all the aches worked themself out. who knows...i guess we'll see tonight.

jack is growing like crazy. he is huge in fact...and his fingernails grow really fast. brad and i still can't believe he is ours and we made him. he's beautiful.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Summer Fun!

Jack and my dad
bubble machineJack in Texas...Louisiana boy at heart

We've been lots of places lately and visited lots of people! Yesterday we went to Sea World...which was great fun...a week ago we were in Lake Charles...then Mary and her family came to visit. It's been wonderful to have so much family around! Jack has been growing like a weed...hope you enjoy the pics!