Thursday, January 17, 2013

2 month check up.

18/365  Today Jax had his 2 month check up. Growing like a weed and pretty healthy. The scale says 15 pounds, 13 ounces. He scored above the charts at 105%.  What a cute little chunker. I was reading recently about baby weight to see if he was ahead of schedule. Kind of looks that way. By the first birthday, the birth weight should triple. He should weigh 24 pounds by then. I think we might surpass that. The doctor said not to worry though, it should melt off when he starts crawling and walking. After the assessment came the yucky shots. Oh I hate seeing their happy faces crumble when the needles go in. For now he's sleeping it off.

Before the doctor...
My happy baby

Sleeping it off

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Wide Awake

  17/365  After catching up on all that sleep someone decided he didn't need any naps today. He pushed 11 hours today with little cap naps here and there. Let me tell you...he was super overtired and cranky. This is what I do when he is restless. We play with the webcam and the fun effects it has. It keeps him pretty entertained for a little while. If only homework were this fun... :)

Tuesday, January 15, 2013


16/365  Still not feeling the best. I think he's trying to sleep it off. We gave him liquid Tylenol which he took surprisingly well. Can't wait for him to feel better!

 Later in the afternoon he perked up a little bit. Kaci likes to help when she can. Jax always lights up when he hears Kaci or Kira's voice :)

Monday, January 14, 2013


15/365...Sorry, no pictures today. I blame it on it being the first day back to school for me. For now I have classes on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:30 until 1:20. Starting at the end of February I have clinicals on Tuesdays. Totally feeling nervous, scared, anxious. If I don't post pictures very often, that is probably why. School will be consuming most of time for the next few months, and then family on top.  

Also found out my little guy was getting sick too. Kyle said he slept almost the whole time I was at school. He even tried changing him to try and wake him but it didn't really work. When I got back from school he seemed pretty warm. He had a temperature of 100.2. I felt bad for him and was worried. He just wasn't acting himself and wouldn't eat. Kaci and I took him to Urgent Care. His temp there was 101.2. The nurse weighed him. The scale said 7.11 kilograms. Do you know that that means 15.6 pounds!? And wouldn't you know that as soon as the doctor walked in he was just fine? Such a stinker, smiling and giggling at her. Guess I'm glad he's feeling a little better!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Sunday Funday...

14/365  Another quiet day around here. We discovered that Jax likes playing in his playpen for now. He will lay there, giggling and smiling. It's helpful to lay him in there sometimes when I need to get things done. But usually when I need to get things done is the time he doesn't feel like staying in there!  

Kaci likes to make silly faces for him :)
Kira off in her own world playing legos :)

Dinner time came around. Guess who wanted to help? Of course Jax wants to help me cook! :)  I can hardly ever get this little man to sit in his swing anymore. Most babies love swings, not him. Tonight was one of the rare nights he sat in it. It probably looks silly that my phone is in his lap, but we were actually listening to Pandora on it. Little man loves music! I say it's because I would play music on my phone and hold it on my tummy when I was pregnant. He is singing and "dancing" in this picture. 

Saturday, January 12, 2013


13/365  One of the rare days where they get along great and want to sit next to each other! These kinds of days make me so happy! Earlier in the day the girls went shopping in Madison with Grandma Cheryl and Aunt Krista. Sounds like they had a lot of fun. Later in the evening, Kira had a sleep over with Trinity and Keanlee. Kaci went to spend the night at her friend Kaitlyn's. It ended up being a quiet night for me! 

Guess who's getting big?? This guy, 2 months old already!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Christmas Party

12/365  I know, it's past Christmas time. It turned out to be the only day where we would all be able to get together at the same time. Here are some photos of the kids waiting to go.Jax is just as impatient as the rest of us. lol. Kira did a great job of trying to entertain him. She loves singing to him. He actually does calm down for a bit.

Ants in the pants?

Thursday, January 10, 2013


11/365  They are everywhere in this house. It's Kira's main fun time activity. She has quite the variety.
This is just one of the buckets we have for legos.
 There are "boy" legos with fighter planes and trucks, "girl" legos called lego Friends with horse stables and dog shows, all the way to SpongeBob SquarePants legos.

And Jax is still practicing tummy time! Getting stronger everyday :)

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Hands full...

 10/365  We didn't do a whole lot today. I know I didn't get much done. Jax has decided he doesn't need sleep today. He was up from noon until 10pm, with maybe a total of one hour of mini naps. And the only way we got him to fall asleep was by taking a car ride. It was my absolute last resort, I mean it's 10pm! We were both getting frustrated so I bundled him up and away we went. Good thing I love going on car rides myself :)

The photos above are fuzzy iPhone photos. The flash was too bright for her too handle. Oops. lol. We were trying to figure out the macro setting on her new camera she had gotten for Christmas. 

Love those cheeks, even if you won't sleep! :)

Lately I keep thinking about tattoos. I think I'm ready for some new ones, I've got a few ideas!
Love, Life, Faith

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Guess who got a haircut?

9/365  Kira has been asking for a haircut for a while now. She says she wanted it short! That's fine with me. Then she motions up around her ears! Yikes! I tell her that maybe we should start at the shoulders first. Just in case she doesn't like it. She agreed to that. We found a cute picture and off we go. It's super cute. I asked her what she thought of it, her reply? "I love it!" That's all that matters ;)
 "I'll get him, mom. I can do it."

 I love it when she wants to help out. She's a good helper, even if it's short lived!

Monday, January 7, 2013

Guess who's home?!

Jax was pretty excited to see his sisters home
Mr Handsome
 8/365  Both my girls are finally home! They get to spend the whole week together. Hopefully the week gets better, Kira's anyway. Today I didn't remind Kaci to pick up Kira, I kind of thought she would remember since it was Monday. Kaci got home, by herself. She forgot Kira today. I ran out the door. I looked all over school. She was no where to be found. I took off and started on the route I remember Kaci telling me they take home. There she was, 1/4 of the way home. I was so relieved! Needless to say she was in tears. "They forgot me!" I felt so bad, and I know Kaci did too. When we got home, Kaci told her how sorry she was. Kira said, "It's ok." She bounced back pretty quick and was ready to play. At least now I know she knows how to get home if for whatever reason she needed to do it again.

And while the girls were away at school, this is how we spent our morning :)
Romeo :)


Sunday, January 6, 2013

Wake up! :)

7/365 Sleepyhead :) Jax usually wakes up at 3 am and then again around 5 or 6. Last night was the second night in a row that he has only woken up once in the middle of the night.  Fingers crossed that it sticks! Now if only I could get him to go back to sleep in his bassinet! The only other bad thing about him sleeping so long is that he's quite the heavy wetter. Sometimes we wake up with damp clothing.

 That's why we're not wearing any clothes! Oh well, at least he's happy :)

Who wouldn't love waking up to that face?    
PS: I was told that the bottom two pictures were not blog-worthy. I wonder if that meant don't post them? ;) I think they are sweet.   

All Mine!

Checking in at 7 days old.
They are all mine and I never have to give them back! Sounds silly, but sometimes it hits me and I think, Wow, I have a baby! He's mine and is staying here forever! (in a good way!) Add in a 12 and 8 year that I couldn't live without! They all fit together perfectly! <3

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Date Day

6/365  Today was Date Day! We had gotten a gift card for Christmas to the Outback Steakhouse for Christmas from my sister and her husband. I also received some gift cards to use for my birthday, so we decided to turn it into a mini date day :) We had a lot of fun together!
These are the goodies we ended up with! Kyle picked out the boots from the Vanity. I was actually able to get quite a bit at Victoria's Secret because of their semi-annual sale. AE had 50% off their clearance, and I was able to find two shirts there. I had bought some perfume from Hollister quite a while ago. As soon as I got home, it started making me nauseous. I took it back and exchanged it for this one, it's called Sadie. It smells so good! While we were in La Crosse we stopped at Once Upon A Child. They had big sales too! Half that pile of clothing was 70% off! Jax is growing like a weed! We had to go look for some more outfits. Who doesn't like shopping for cute baby clothes! :)