Tuesday, September 27, 2011


I find it funny how high pitched my voice is on all the videos.  My normal voice is pretty middle of the road.  I don't know if I talk to Jax that way all the time or just when I'm taking a video.  I talk to my dog in the same high pitched voice.  Is that bad?

Saturday, September 24, 2011

First steps

Here is Jax taking his first steps (on camera).  He took his first step last week.  Now he is walking for the fun of it.

Here he is walkng across the room at my mom's house.  He's still wobbley but he's already trying to run.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

First steps

Jax took his first steps yesterday.  He took 3 at daycare and then he did it for me at home last night.  Here we go...

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

1 year stats

Jax had to get 4 shots at this appointment.  For some reason, they have one nurse do all 4, so that means one shot at a time.  It is terrible holding him screaming knowing he's got a few more coming.  He screamed a new scream for each shot.  So sad.  But once we offered him a cookie, he was perfectly fine.

At his 1 year appointment Jax is:
30 1/2 inches tall - 75 percentile
23  pounds - 50 percentile
17 7/8 head circumference - 80 percentile

So we have a healthy boy with long legs and a large head.  He also has 6 teeth now.  4 on top and 2 on the bottom.  He looks like a vampire rightnow though because hi fangs are coming in faster than the middle top teeth.

Feeding time

Jax has been giving us a little bit of trouble eating solid foods lately.  Sometimes he will throw the food over his shoulder, not caring if it lands on some unsuspecting diners plate at a restaurant or occassionally he will just wipe his plate until everything is on the floor and sometimes he just chooses to give his food to Sadie.  He thinks it's hilarious to feed Sadie from his highchair.  He get usually gives her little pieces of his food but sometimes he just teases her and then puts it in his mouth after Sadie has already licked all over his hand trying to get it.  It's gross but cute.  He gets a little giggle going on while he is doing it.
tony and I have different feeding styles.  I like to be as clean as possible but have a good time in the process.  Tony has no concept of cleanliness when feeding Jax.  I think he equates messy with fun, which is not wrong, it's just messy.
Here are a couple of pictures of the aftermath of dinner time with daddy.
 Don't they both look so proud.
I guess as long as they are happy and fed it's okay.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Jax's first year video

For Jax's 1st birthday, I put together a video collage of his first year.  I tried to make it tell a story as much as I could.  It was my first try at such a thing but I thinkI did a pretty good job.  I plan to do it every year. :-)

Here it is.

Warning:  It is almost 15 minutes long, so grab a snack and enjoy.  There is a lot of stuff that happens in a year.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Jax 1st birthday

Well, it finally came and went.  Jax is 1 year old.  It's been a long, exciting year for all of us.  Learning new things everyday and we all made it through safe and sound for the most part.  I never had any doubt. :-)
I scheduled the party at 5pm thinking that Jax would be fed, awake, social and just a happy baby at that time. Well, he had other ideas. He was very clingy and moody and almost fell asleep in the middle of it all. I don't know if he was freaked out by all the people or what but he was not his happy little self that day. Once he took a nap in the middle of his party he seemed to be better. He was excited by the gifts but wasn't sure what to make of the icing that would not come off his fingers no matter how much of it he wiped on his face. He had fun playing with the balloons and being passed around to all the people who love him. He even stood all by himself for the first time in fornt of everyone. We almost didn't know it was happening, we were so caught off guard. Overall, I think he did a good job and had a good time.

Playing with his Elmo phone. 
 This is mine!
 Do you want some cake Kylee?
I'm not too sure about this. 
 Yummy car.
Look at me standing on my own! 
 Happy Birthday bubba.
I'm pooped.