Sunday, September 21, 2008

Jack's Baptism

Jack and Jessica "MiMi"
Jack and John Scott
Fr. Keith and us
My Family
My sistas, my brother, & Jack
My little family :)
Us with the Godparents

Nana, PopPop & Us

Jack was baptised today! We were able to go back home and have the priest, Fr. Keith, who married us baptise Jack. It was so wonderful. Afterwards we had a great party at Nana's. It was so great to see everyone! Thank you Jessica and Braden...two wonderful Godparents!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

"slow down everyone you're moving to fast..."

you know...and i know you know what i'm talking about...

we need to all chill a little bit and slow down. my mom said growing up i was always ready to move on to the next thing in life. from getting my drivers license to turning 18 to going to college to getting married to having a baby...and la la la ahh la la...always wanting to move on too fast.

now that i've done all what can move onto next? well the truth and odd enough for me is...i just want to stay in these moments right now. i look at jack and brad and don't want time to pass. i've found myself missing things i'd never thought i'd miss before, and all the sudden-now at 24 yrs old-i've come to appreciate just living in the current moment and wanting nothing else. its peaceful.

Monday, September 15, 2008

tummy time!

we try to do tummy time everyday, although jack doesn't really like it. he is tolerating it much better as you can see in this picture!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Friday, September 12, 2008


but...i forgot to set brad's alarm and he woke up two hours late for work...yikes.

since i had jack i can't remember anything unless you write it down on a post it or in my special calendar. i was always a little forgetful...easily distracted...but now its a lot worse.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

i started working out yesterday---i prepared myself to walk right out and cancel my membership if i didn't like the nursery. so i filled out all my paper work and off i went with jack! it was great--first he was the only baby in the nursery so that helped ALOT and then the ladies were sooo sweet and just loved him. i went back and checked on him and she was walking around holding him and he was as happy as can be...then i went and checked on him again...and he was sleeping in a swing and she was putting a blanket on him..sweet...then i went and checked on him AGAIN and he was still sleeping with his blanket and finally she said...he's okay you don't have to worry...and i apologized for being a little crazy...and explained it was my first time leaving him. i ended up working out for an hour which was awesome. it felt so good to workout and even better to just take my time. before when i would go work out i always felt rushed to get back home to be with brad for the few hours we saw eachother in the evening...and also i was just tired from working all day. anyways...things were great and now i have something to get me out of the house rather than shopping--which believe it or not you can get tired of.

monarch butterflies are migrating to mexico right now---right through my neighborhood--its amazing...there are thousands of butterflies flying through the area..its a sight to see for sure!

hurricane ike is getting too close for comfort.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

those mean nurses!

Jack had his 2mth appt. today---He weights 11 lbs 14 oz! He's doing great...well he was doing great until they gave him his shots. It was so fact next time it is Brad's turn to take him. First he held his breath so long it got uncomfortable for everyone in the room...then he started screaming like I've never heard him scream before...and didn't stop until I consoled him in the waiting room for about 10 minutes. We went home and I nursed him and layed him down for a nap. He slept for a really long time and then woke up screaming(something he never does) I tried everything..nursing him, checked to see if he was dirty, etc. Nothing was working...he kept screaming like he was in was a different cry than I'd ever heard before and sooo sad. I tried calling the nurse, but they were I called Brad and we decided to give him some Tylenol since they said we could give him some for fever. He finally settled down and fell asleep on me, but for the past couple of hours he's been waking up suddenly and crying for a second or two and then falling back asleep. :( It's been a sad day for my baby boy and I, but we'll make it...I know.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

see that curl?

date nights & baby love

when brad and i were preparing to get married we had to meet with the priest a few times, and one thing that always stuck in my mind was how the priest emphasized how important it would be to continue to go on "dates" once we had children. well since jack has arrived we've gone on two "dates" and we've had soooo much fun doing what we'd done sooo many times before jack was here, but now it just feels sooo much more fun than it did before. last night we went to a restaurant called LUCA Ristorante Enoteca and it was fabulous. we were going to go out afterwards but ended up going home simply because we had already had such a great dose of fun and were completely happy and satisfied. so home we went as content as can be...into the bedroom we went as in love as can take one last look at our sweet baby before the morning would come.

jack is 2 months old and he's starting to entertain himself...we laughed watching him lay on his play mat smiling and laughing at the toys and fan ofcourse. he loves the fan and any light. he cooes all the time and holds his head up really well. he's huge...he wears 3-6 month clothes and most of his socks are too small...he's got long feet. he loves his soon as I bring him into the bathroom and turn on the water he smiles. he kicks his legs and splashes his arms and feet in the water. we actually have sort of a nighttime routine established--bath at 8/8:30 ish--nurse and to dreamland he goes by 9/9:30ish. He sleeps usually until 2:30 and wakes again around 5:30 ish then he falls back asleep until 8:30 ish. we are still working on our daytime routine.

brad's birthday was thursday--he turned 27--and i got him a ping pong table which has added lots of entertainment to our lives. ping pong is fun and good for improving my hand eye coordination...which i sort of lack...but i'm getting better :)

i joined a gym. having a c-section limits you for awhile--8 weeks--so now that my time is up--my craving to start working out won and i joined spectrum. seems like a great gym and they have someone who can watch jack while i workout. i have to say..i did have a freak out moment when i realized i would actually be leaving my baby with someone else and around other babies--i almost cancelled my membership. i can't pinpoint what the problem was or still is i should say...i was/am nervous about him being around other babies that might be sick...when will i feel comfortable leaving him though?...will i never?...i kept telling myself i might feel better when he's old though?...2 yrs...and then it hit me...i'd probably have another infant at that would i never join a gym and get to workout again??? after all my crazy thoughts i decided to keep my membership. i haven't gone and actually left jack we'll see. i do look forward to getting back in shape. i do have to say though...breastfeeding is the best diet i've ever been on....although Sandy is does take a toll on the girls. one of the best gifts you can give your baby though..right?

Wednesday, September 3, 2008