Friday, August 28, 2009

California Boy At Heart

Saturday, August 15, 2009


Please click here to read about an adorable little boy who desperately needs your prayers!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Happy birthday to me

This is the first year that August 9th arrived in the same way that August 8th, 7th, and 6th did... without feeling like any special day. I think that I have just had so many other things to focus on this year (hello, Jax!) that my birthday kind of snuck up on me without much warning. Don't get me wrong, I'm a total birthday person. I love the celebrations and good memories that come with birthdays and birthday parties. But this year was different. It wasn't bad, it just felt different.

For one, I woke up at 5 am on my birthday. Of course, it was to feed Jax but I was still awake much earlier than any other year. Ryan woke up, wished me happy birthday then went back to sleep. I have to give him props for remembering my birthday at 5 am.

For two, it was a Sunday so we had church. In my head, I just needed to get up and get ready for church. Which we did and it was no big deal. When we got home from church, we pretty much sat around all afternoon. I was relaxing, but kind of boring. We had arranged for Doug and Jen to watch Jax while we went out to dinner, so at 7 we finally went and dropped him off.

Ryan told me we had reservations, but he also told me that there were two paper bags in the fridge that I wasn't allowed to look in. I knew he was surprising me with something, but I wasn't sure what. Well this is what....

A picnic on the lake!!!

He even brought me shoes because I had worn heels

He brought all kinds of yummy food

and even yummy dessert; wine, chocolate and strawberries

He's pretty much the best husband ever!

I was extra surprised because he isn't generally the most romantic guy,
but boy did he pull off this one. It was AWESOME!!!

So, Happy Birthday to Me!

Friday, August 7, 2009

He's All Boy

I found this new clothing line through another mommy's blog that I read. For all you mommies out there who have boys, check it out. It's a very new line so there isn't a ton of merchandise yet, but what they have is super cute! Click here to see it... He's All Boy. There is more info about it on the other blog, so click on the other link above to check that out, too!

Monday, August 3, 2009

2 months!

Jax is 2 months old today! Time has flown by, it's nuts. We had a doctor's appointment this morning at 8am. Much too early! 8am by itself isn't too early, but the time that I must set my alarm for in order to be ready by 8am... that's what is too early. But, I was very happy because Jax didn't even wake up to my alarm and I ended up having to wake him up to feed him before we left. He slept the whole time I was getting ready. It was awesome. We got to the doctor on time and daddy met us there. Here's Jax's 2-months stats...

Height- 22.8 inches (50th percentile)
Weight- 12.9 lbs (75th percentile)
Head circumference- 15.9 inches (45th percentile)

He's a chunker and I love it! But overall, he's pretty average except for one thing... he has the head/neck control of a 4 month old!!! Dr. Olsen put Jax on his tummy and he used his hands to push his head up and look around. Dr. Olsen was so surprised. She said that they expect that from babies who are 4 months old, not TWO months! I was so proud. Not to mention that it also made me feel like a good mommy because we do tummy time and play time and I try to help him strengthen his neck muscles. Yay for me!

Jax also had to get his first immunizations today. Boo. I know they are necessary, but I really hate seeing him hurt. The funny thing is, he actually handled it better than I did! He wailed right when she poked him, but then Ryan picked him up and he calmed right down. I was the one who had trouble stopping crying. It just made me so sad. He was supposed to get one oral and 3 shots for a total of 8 vaccines today. However, I just really felt like that was too much at one time, so we did the oral and one shot today and we will go back in a month for the other 2 shots. Besides that, our next appointment is at 4 months!

Here's the handsome boy with a big ol' I'm-2-months-old grin!