Monday, August 31, 2009

Happy 2nd Birthday Jackson!

My baby boy is 2!!! How did this happen??? Today is Jackson's actual birthday, but we celebrated on Saturday at Gymboree with some fun friends. Jackson had a ball (and so did all of the parents and friends!). Here are a couple of pics from the big partay. :)

P.S. Isaiah has a girlfriend! Her name is Sidney Kate and she is my friend Addie's little girl. Sidney is four days older than Isaiah. There are a few pics of them rolling around on the mat at the party. At one point Sidney tried to take her shirt off for Isaiah! :)

Renzi and I tried to think about something special to get Jackson for his birthday this year and I finally came up with a perfect present this past Saturday. Jackson is obsessed with fish, but when he says fish it sounds so funny. He curls his lip to the side (similar to Elvis) and says, "FFFiiisssshhhh." So, Saturday morning we loaded up and went to Petsmart and let him pick out his very own ffissshhhh. He chose a Blue Beta fish ($3.99 SCORE for mom and dad!) and we bought a fish bowl and some food and off we went. On the car ride home Renzi asked me what the over under would be that the fish was alive and I said, "24 hours." He chose the over on that one. Well, as soon as we got home Jackson wanted to hold his fish so I gave him the plastic bowl that the fish came in. He decided right then and there to throw a temper tantrum and threw the bowl on the ground. The bowl busted and the poor fish was wriggling around our laundry room floor without any water. Luckily, dad came to the rescue and saved the fish and he is now alive and well in our kitchen. Jackson has decided to name his fish "Natt Dee Dee," after his two girlfriends Natalie Heskett and my friend Addie (the one who's daughter is Sidney Kate that I mentioned earlier.)

Happy Birthday Jackson James! We love you to the moon and back.


Mommy and Daddy

Monday, August 24, 2009

Little Brother beats up Big Brother....

I like to call this one....Blake Griffin beating up on his BIG brother Taylor....or....Isaiah is freaking huge and may just beat up his big brother Jackson. :)

We have had a good 4 days with Isaiah...knock on wood, no screaming since Thursday afternoon. I took him to see a Chiropractor who has been doing pressure points on him and baby massage, and the kid has made a miracuolous turn around. Let's hope it lasts! We have so enjoyed his smiles and contentness this weekend.

On another note, Jackson is turning 2 this next Monday! We are having a birthday party for him this Saturday at Gymboree and we can't wait. I have been busy preparing him for what a birthday means and he enjoys singing "Happy Birthday" to himself and telling everyone he is "Two." I will post lots of pics of his birthday party!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Girls Weekend

After 5 months of planning in advance, I headed off to our house at Grand Lake this weekend for a much needed Girls Weekend. Emily Sue, Jackie, Amanda, Angela and Sara were all in attendance and we had a fabulous time. We took the boat out (all by ourselves!), ate, played, slept, laughed and talked. We have already begun the plans for next year's reunion.....And thank you to my wonderful husband who stayed home with both boys AND I came home to a clean house! How'd a girl get so lucky???? :) Here are some pics from the weekend....
And in other news...Isaiah is a chunky 14 pounds...I looked at Jackson's baby book and he weighed 14 pounds at 7 months. He is now fully outgrown the 3 month clothing and he is only 9 weeks old! EEK! He has been having a lot of good days in a row, which is encouraging, and just fusses instead of the taradactyl scream, which is also encouraging. Our GI doctor thinks that we may be on the dowhill slope of the colic...:) He is sleeping better at night, and we have discovered that if we wake him up around 10:30-11:00 to eat, he will sleep until 3:00 or 3:30, eat again, then go back to sleep until 6:00 or 7:00 a.m. This is much improvement from the waking every 1.5 hours. Yay for moving forward!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Where we've been....

Hello's been awhile. Where have we been you ask? Not sleeping, that's for sure. :)

As most of you know, we have been dealing with an extremely fussy baby lately and after severaly trips the Pediatrician, the Pediatric GI doctor and 6 days in Childrens Hospital it was determined that there is absolutley nothing major wrong with our sweet baby Isaiah, except that he has an "inmature" stomach and he will grow out of it anytime between 6 weeks and 4 months. What does this mean? Well, we have to buy him a ridiculously expensive formula called "Neocate," and we have to deal with the taradacytle sounding scream for 20 hours a day.

After reading endless message boards on colic and dismotility, they all say the same thing...push through, this too shall pass, don't worry, it will get better...and lo and behold, last night I took this picture of my baby boy above.

We are not out of the woods just yet, but we are having more and more moments like these with a smiling and content baby for an hour at a time. Thankfully, we are blessed with a healthy baby boy and if takes a couple of months of screaming for a lifetime of a healthy boy then I will take the screaming any day.

Jackson is doing fabulous with his new baby brother and he is oh so very helpful as you can see from the other picture. He loves to hold Isaiah and help feed him his bottle. He even gets the pacifier on his own when Isaiah starts crying. Jackson will be 2 years old in a couple of weeks and I can't believe how fast the time has gone.
Thank you all for your prayers and concern during this crazy time....I know the end of the crying is near, and I am so thankful for all of you! I also am so blessed to have such a supportive husband who has missed many a day of work and canceled many a meeting to help out at home.
So, that's where we have been.....and why I haven't blogged in a while....Thank you Lord for the gift of my two baby boys and my handsome husband!
Lee Anne