Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Some things I've learned so far.

You really do forget all the pain of giving birth.  I was so medicated I felt nothing but I really don't remember the first few weeks after having a c-section and all the yuck and pain that went along with that. 

Poop stinks.  No matter how big or little, runny or firm, if it is your 1st or 1000th poopy diaper, it just stinks.  Sometimes the littlest poop is the deadliest and sometimes you don't know what you've got until you look.

Toddlers are bipolar. Happy go lucky one minute and a screaming, growling, running away like a crazy person freak show the next minute.

I now understand why parents watch their babies sleep.  They look more peaceful than I could ever imagine myself to be.  I love watching Jax sleep.  The last thing I do before I go to bed is look at him for a few minutes.

I never knew I could be friends with a 2 year old.  He is so funny and fun. 

I still love nap time.  I loved it as a kid and I love it as a mom for the same and different reasons.  He gives me an excuse to take naps now and if i don't, then I get a few minutes to myself.

I CAN survive on 6-7 hours of sleep.  Sometimes even 4 hours of sleep but it doesn't mean that I will never get back to sleeping 10 hours straight again.

Potty training is not fun.

He gets more fun and complicated every day.

Loves and stuff

Lately, I've noticed that Jax is ALL BOY.  He loves to wrestle and fall down. He loves jumping on and off the couch. He loves rough housing and when Tony throws him in the air and catches him.  He will run across the room and jump into your lap, and I mean literally run and jump so you better be ready to catch him or you are both gonna have a fat lip.  He is so full of energy.

He has started using his imagination quite a lot.  His dinosaurs have begun to roar more often and hide under the pillows on the floor.  His Dora doll got thirsty the other day, so he gave her a drink from his sippy cup. She can have water but only Jax can have milk.  He is reading aloud to himself a lot too.  He loves hiding his toys and asking you where they went.  We go from place to place looking for them.  Most of the time, he hides them under pillows.  I have to look in at least 3 places before I can find them or he makes me look some more.

He says hi to Dora when she comes on the screen as if she is real.  Maybe she is real to him.  I don't know how that works in his little head. 

He has a few hiding places now.  He will hide in my closet behind my clothes and say, I'm hiding mommy.  Where am I?  Or when he wants to be alone, he will hide in between the couch and chair.  He has made himself a little fort with some pillows over there.  He can also crawl behind the couch.

He loves us to chase him around our little circle from the living room to the dining room to the kitchen.  He is so fast.  It's so cute how his feet kick out the the sides when he runs.

He loves to watch people dancing on TV and he dances right along with them.  He loves to be tickled.  He has the cutest little laugh when you tickle him in the right spots.

He is growing up so fast right now.  So many words and sentences are coming out of his mouth.  His new word is Tasty.  I was chewing gum last night and he asked, What's that mommy?  I said gum.  He said is it tasty?  I said yes, yes it is.  So cute.  Tasty, where did he get that?

Friday, November 9, 2012


Well, Jax asked about nipples last night.  Tony and I were watching TV and Jax kept getting out of bed so we let him stay up a little longer.  Tony didn't have a shirt on and Jax pointed to Tony's nipples.  Tony said those are my nipples.  You have them too.  We told him everyone has nipples. Then Jax started counting them. Daddy has 1 nipple, 2 nipples.  Jax has 1, 2 nipples and then he looks at me with sort of a questioning gaze.  I said yes mommy has nipples too. So he points to my boobs and says 1, 2 nipples. 

Can't wait for the more intimate and embarrassing questions that are sure to come soon.