Ben says the cutest things to and about his baby brother I had to write them down before I forget them.
And when out in public if he sees another baby he will say, and I must mention very loudly, "our baby is cuter."
Yesterday while nursing Jackson, Ben came in the room, kissed him on the forehead and said "oh, I just love you so much."
Whenever I'm changing Jackson's clothes Ben will say "he's just so cute when he's naked."
It's not all love and compliments though. A few days ago Jackson was screaming pretty loudly and Ben said while pressing his hands tightly to his ears, "I just can't handle baby Jacky right now!" Hahaha. The love/dislike (I would never say hate) relationship begins already.
Monday, March 26, 2012
Considering Jackson turned two months old yesterday, I better get caught up and post about his first month of life. At one month my sweet little baby seemed much older than he was for a few reasons. Since you were born, Jackson, you had a maturity about you looks wise. Your daddy said you didn't look like an infant and many others said the same thing. Your eyes were wide open from your first moments of life and you have always been very alert since then. You also have been very strong since you were born You were holding your head up all by yourself very quickly (unlike your big brother who was so floppy for the longest time). You could even hold your head up on your tummy when you were maybe a week old. You even flipped yourself over from your tummy to your back at about two weeks. Your sleeping habits are that of a much older baby. At least in my experience with your big brother. You have been an amazing sleeper since day one. And by one month you were sleeping at least five to six hour stretches at night. Nursing has been going well with you and you drink from the bottle effortlessly. You have a major spitting up problem however, which I will elaborate more on on your two month update. You have the most wonderful demeanor about you, much like your big brother. I still can't believe that I have been blessed with two mild mannered babies. You only cry when you are hungry and when you're hungry you scream. One loud scream after another until you get what you want: food. Other than that you are a happy, content, quiet little baby. You don't even seem to be bothered by the three-year-old in the house who is always getting in your face and smothering you with hugs and kisses (he loves you so much). You were born with lots of hair and so far you've kept it all. It sticks straight up in the air, especially when its freshly clean from a bath, and you look like a baby chick. You loved baths since your first one and even took to showers well; water in your face and all. Our nicknames we have for you so far include Jacky, Jacky Jack Jack, I call you Honey Bear sometimes, and brother calls you a cutie patootie. You are such a joy Jackson. I took these photos of you on your one month birthday. At the time I told Ben it was your one month birthday and since then he's been saying that you are one, as in one year, which I've tried to correct him many times but to no avail. It's hard for him to understand how anyone can be zero I guess!
|He was done with the photo shoot by this time.|
Saturday, March 17, 2012
My children are thriving: developing, growing, and learning.
My husband has a great job with wonderful benefits that allows me to stay at home with our children.
I live in a beautiful, comfortable home in a friendly neighborhood in a safe community.
My body is finally recovered from childbirth and feeling better and stronger everyday as I have gone back to the gym.
I have people in my life that I can count on or call on in a moments notice if I ever needed anything.
My children have many great role models in their life and people to teach them things that perhaps I cannot.
Happy St. Paddys Day to you. Hope you can find the things in your life that make you in your own unique way feel like one lucky little leprechaun. : )
|My wee little leprechaun|
Friday, March 16, 2012
I realized that I better not procrastinate journaling down some of the details from Jackson's birth before they become foggy. And they will become foggy. Heavenly Father designed the female brain that way so that we will continue to reproduce. : ) So here it is . . .
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Yesterday when driving Ben to preschool in the morning he asked if we could go to the park later? Being that it was already nearly 70 degrees at 9:30 in the morning, I agreed that a park day would be a wonderful idea. I packed up a picnic lunch and we headed straight there after school. It was so warm outside that it honestly felt like summer almost. And the cherry blossom trees were in full bloom. I enjoyed getting some good shots with my new camera (Happy Birthday to me-- I got a Cannon Rebel and love it)!
Monday, March 5, 2012
While I have so much updating that I need to do, I wanted to blog about this most special day while it is still fresh in my head. This morning in front of many members of our family James gave Jackson a beautiful baby blessing. He was perfectly quiet and still through the whole thing and I felt the spirit so strongly. Then both James and myself bore our testimonies. I spoke about how becoming a parent for the second time has reminded me just how scary it is being a parent. How much as parents we worry for our children's safety, happiness, and well being-- seemingly constantly. And that made me think about how Heavenly Father must feel about all of His children here on earth. It made me want to commit to more thoroughly living my life in such a way to minimize His worry for me. To give Him some peace knowing that I will make it back to Him again. And I want to teach and raise my children in such a way that they don't cause Him too much worry. And James spoke about how it dawned on him today that a small prayer he said while on his mission serving in an Ann Arbor married ward; surrounded by cute young families, asking for a cute family for himself one day- has indeed been answered.
|Beautiful flowers from Nana Lin and Papa Mike.|
|The dessert spread with photos taken by my friend, Wendy|
|My beautiful niece, Ashlynn!|
|Jackson and GG|
|Jackson in the same blessing outfit|
|The Reilly Family|
|The Flashberger Family|
|The Greene Family|
|Meeting Uncle Jay|
Jackson, you are loved and we are so grateful that Heavenly Father sent you to our family! Plus you looked super cute in brother Ben's blessing outfit.