Friday, December 19, 2008

mom & baby class

For the past 6 weeks I've been going to a mom & baby program at the health unit here every Wednesday. This week was our last week and we took some pictures. It was really fun to meet other moms with babies pretty much the same age as Jaxon.



some babies having meltdowns........Jaxon held it together till the end and then started to cry :(


this poor baby is getting beat up. It's sad but funny.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

who did I marry!?

I was asking myself this question as I woke up Monday morning and looked over at Dan.......remembering that we "styled" his hair the day before.

Dan starred as the Mayor in our Christmas play at church.........and he went all-out to help him look his part. Sunday afternoon we sadly said goodbye to his nice long hair. Check this out:

BEFORE:


AFTER:


Needless to say..........he is now completely bald. We took care of that first thing Monday morning.

It was all worth it to hear the roar of laughter when Dan stepped on to the stage.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

thumb sucking

I managed to get a video of Jax sucking his thumb.......so cute! It's actually been quite nice because when we lay him down for naps he just soothes himself now. He hardly takes the soother anymore.

Friday, November 21, 2008

appetizers?

Next weekend our church is having a "progressive dinner" and we're hosting the appetizers. Anyone have any ideas of what I should make? I'm trying to think of something that doesn't look half devoured for each group that comes after the first one (I'm not sure it would be so appealing to dig into a half-eaten cheeseball.....???)

Monday, November 17, 2008

yummy thumb

last night I went in to check on Jaxon and he was sucking his thumb!!!!!! So adorable. He had his thumb in his mouth for a few seconds right after he was born but he hasn't done it again until now. Hopefully his thumb sucking won't turn into a hard-to-break habit down the road...but for now it's just way too cute to put an end to! :) These pictures were taken tonight during our little evening cuddle.



Friday, November 14, 2008

blow out

Bath time came early yesterday morning....Jaxon has a major blowout in his diaper while he was sitting on my lap. It wasn't pretty. He got to wait in his seat till I got the bath ready.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

9 week photo shoot

Our friend Grace gave us another photo shoot of Jaxon the other day. In these pictures he is 9 1/2 weeks old. It's amazing how fast he's growing. Here's a little bit about Jax:
  • loves to look at the ceiling. No matter how exciting anything else may be, if he decides he wants to look up, there's no changing his mind. He arches his back and neck just so he can see up. It looks very uncomfortable.
  • he does lots of smiling and he tells us stories now too. He also tells his toys stories.
  • the last 2 nights he has slept at least 8 hours at a time! Woo Hoo!!!! I'm trying not to count on it to continue so I'm not too disappointed if he changes his mind about it.
  • he just got a swing and he loves it.
  • he doesn't want to miss anything. If we're out and he needs to be sleeping, I have to hold him and put a light blanket over his head so he can't see anything, then he falls right to sleep (don't worry, I always make sure he can still breathe :)
  • he really recognizes Dan as his daddy now. He smiles right away when Dan talks to him. So sweet.




looking up up up








getting chubby!!






Tuesday, October 21, 2008

cloth diapers, here we go.

Well...yesterday was our first day using only cloth diapers! I must say, on Sunday night when I was putting together all the diapers after they were washed, I was a little scared and wondering what I have gotten myself into. I was scared about all the extra laundry and time spent re-stuffing the liners into the diapers and scared about how they would fit Jaxon...but with one day under our belt, I can say that it's going to be okay. The little bit of a diaper rash Jaxon had cleared up within the first 2 diaper changes with cloth, and they seem to be pretty comfy for him. They stay dry as long (or maybe even longer) than disposables and nothing seems to leak out. Jax even had a explosive sounding present in his diaper this morning and it stayed within the walls of the diaper! Phew. So I guess using cloth diapers isn't that scary. It is rewarding to know that we're saving major money (our diapers cost $500 compared to a MINIMUM of $1500 per child using disposables) and helping the environment.

We decided to go with Bumgenius diapers after I did a bunch of looking around and reading reviews, etc...they seem to be very well liked diapers and so far I am liking them too. Here's a picture of Jax sporting his new style.



our sweet neighbor let me use her clothesline this afternoon since we don't have one yet!

Monday, October 20, 2008

smile & thanksgiving

This is the first picture we got of Jaxon smiling. It was actually such a long smile that I got like 10 pictures in a row of him smiling! What a cutie. It's so fun that he's now smiling. He's really starting to "talk" more now too. Having him be more interactive is so fun.



Dan was able to take some time off so we could go to Goderich for Thanksgiving. We were a bit nervous about the long drive (7 hours without many stops) with Jaxon but he did soooo great. He slept the whole time except for 2 feedings. As you can see we had a GORGEOUS view as we were driving. It couldn't have gotten much better.


Burp time at a rest stop


Thanksgiving walk with my family


Us with Dan's parents


Jaxon says he loves fall too.


We stayed at my sister Karen & Steve's house. One morning Noah, Max & I made breakfast before everyone else got up.


I thought this was a spider or something b/c I only saw it at the last second before it was about to hit me in the face. Turns out it's a floating leaf....hanging by only a spider web! So cool.


sisters :)


our friends Scott, Amy & Taden

Saturday, October 04, 2008

fall

Last weekend Dan went on a Wonderland trip with the youth group and on Sunday the Loberts took Jax & I to Hiawatha Park. It was such a beautiful day and we thoroughly enjoyed soaking up all the colors. Oh how we love fall! This year I have seen vibrant colors like none before.

















this morning we tried giving Jaxon his first bottle. We thought it'd be fun for Dan to be able to feed him sometimes so we gave it a try. He didn't like it too much. He hasn't quite figured out how to do it yet. That's okay...there's no rush! :)

Thursday, September 18, 2008

baby shower

Last Sunday night the church had a baby shower and official welcome to us. Once again we were hugely blessed by these people. Jaxon got LOTS of gifts and we got enough money to pay for the poor guy to get circumcised and get some diapers!

The cake is supposed to be in this picture but I guess it didn't make it in. :)


tons of gifts! and a sad, tired baby.


Thursday, September 11, 2008

...more of Jaxon

here's some more pictures of our sweet Jaxon...we got to have another photo shoot with Grace so the first 5 pictures are from her. They were taken when he was 1 week old.











studying his hand....so cute!


mommy & jax


such cute little feet!


Jaxon LOVES his baths. He doesn't cry at all...only when he has to get out. Then he usually pees and I have to dip him back in again. Maybe that's his tactic to get more bath time :)


my mom and sister, Karen came for a few days, they just left today :( we had a wonderful visit....they waited on us hand and foot!