Tuesday, April 26, 2011

My little man

Sometimes I still can't believe he's ours.  What did we do to deserve such a good little boy.  We are lucky and blessed.  Of course, there are times when I would rather stay in my bed under the covers than go across the house at 6:30 in the morning and change a dirty diaper or watch tv rather than roll around on on the floor when my neck hurts.  But most of the time I don't mind it all.  He is so much fun and he's getting a little personality now.  He flirts and smiles with his eyes which just brightens up my world. 

He is learning to eat with his hands and he looks to me when he makes it in his mouth as if to say, Look Mama, I did it.  Then we clap and say yeah and he bangs on the high chair out of pure joy.  We got him a walker last week.  So far he can only go backwards but he is getting the hang of it and enjoys hanging out in the kitchen with me when I make dinner.  We finally put the swing up in the front yard.  He seems to like it but he likes going backward more than forward.  He still won't say mama but I have heard a few mmm sounds when he is crying, so hopefully it will be soon.  He knows who Sadie and Joy are but doesn't know where to look for daddy.  Go figure.

He is sleeping in his bed every night now.  He can usually make it from around 9pm to 6:30am and then goes back down for a couple more hours thank goodness.  I don't know what we would do if he stayed awake at 6:30 everyday.

Monday, April 18, 2011

New pics

 Jax and mama

First time in his swing.  He loved it.

Eating his puffs

Being a silly head at bath time.

3 generations

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Time to ween

I had planned on breastfeding for only 6 months but here we are 7.5 months and still going. I am proud that I 've made it this far. I almost gave up several times because of my back pain and the doctors won't give me any meds until I stop breastfeeding so I have suffered through it.  But now, I think it's time to really start weening.  It's to a point now where I have to choose between my well being and breastfeeding and I'm choosing me this time.  I feel guilty and sad about it but I am just in a lot of pain and I need some meds and different therapies to help me.  Jax is getting so big so fast that my muscles just aren't strong enough to handle it in the condition I am in.  I want to be able to carry him and play with him and not be in pain for days.  I've cut back on pumping at work but I'm just gonna stop altogether after this week.  I don't know how long it will take to stop completely but I'm thinking once I stop pumping at work, my supply will go down and he will need more and more formula.  I hope I can still feed him in the morning and before bed for a couple more weeks to let me down easy but we'll see.  I'm not really sure about this decision because once I stop, it's over for good, but I think it will be for the best for both of us.  I need to get helathy and Jax will still know that I love him.  I will miss the closeness of it but I know I can still feed him his bottles and be the one to rock him to sleep.  I do look forward to owning my own body again.  I know I'm just trying to talk myself into being okay with it but it is really a sad thing to go through.  Hopefully we will both transition okay. :-(

Friday, April 8, 2011


I hate getting up early.  Despise it.  But when I wake up at 5-6 in the morning and go into Jax's room to feed him and I'm the first thing he sees and he has a grin from ear to ear and gets his little giggle on, or I see this little angelic baby sleeping so soundly with his little hands under his chin or with all extremities spread out like a frog, it makes it all okay.  How can that not make you smile and be grateful.

Playing around

I don't really know how to explain this.
Last night, Jax and I were on the floor, rolling around playing. Maybe I just didn't notice it before or maybe I wasn't paying enough attention but I think it was the first time he has ever really played back with me.  Yes, he will play and then I will play and we will laugh but this time it was different.  I would roll over and go Boo! in his face and we would laugh and then I'd roll away from him and then I'd do it again.  I was half watching tv at the same time so sometimes I would take longer to do it again.  So he would get tired of waiting and just roll over to me and get in my face and look at me like, Cmon, lets go, make me laugh.  So I would do it again and then he would roll over and ask me to do it again.  Maybe he has done this before but he was really interacting and taking control of the situation this time.  It was very cute and fun for both of us.  I love my tv shows, but I love Jax way more. Thank goodness for DVR.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Why is it so funny to freak our babies out?

You would think there was an earthquake with all that shaking going on, but no, it's just Jax freaking out at his scary penguin.  I love the big sigh of relief at the end.  Gotta love him.  So funny. :-)

Monday, April 4, 2011


We went to SeaWorld on Saturday with Ahma, Grandma, Aunt Kristi and Kylee. Jax had as much fun as a 7 month old can at a theme park.  He really liked the music at the Shamu show and he was bouncing all around the whole time. 

 He took his pic with Shamu and wasn't scared at all. 

 He really liked the shark encounter with all the fish and sharks swimming all around us. 

 He got to see the poar bears too.

Despite teething and being in a little discomfort, he was a happy baby all day. 

 It was a good day all around.

7 months old

Accomplishments this month:
  • sitting up on your own
  • sleeping in your own bed
  • sleeping through the night (occassionally)
  • rolling all over the place to get where you need to go
  • eating all kinds of foods (green beans, bananas, sweet potatoes, apples, peaches,                              carrots, bread, puffs)
  • finding your high pitched voice and screaming at the top of your lungs
  • trying to scoot
You weigh 19 lbs and your hair is finally coming in but you have a bald spot int he front because I tried to get rid of some cradle crap and your hair came with it.  Oh well. Your legs are so strongs and all you want to do is stand up.  Full on teething has begun and I think your top teeth will be the first to show up, probably in the next week I think.  You are so happy and everyone thinks you are so cute and you are turning into a little flirt with the girls.

Eating veggies

Jax eating his veggies.