Boys will be Boys

Friday, September 14, 2012


Every new experience I have with my son brings a smile to my face but at the same time its a cruel reminder that babies grow too fast.

Just in the past couple weeks he has had a few "firsts".

August 19th, 2012 - Jacob rotated around his exersaucer.
August 19th, 2012 - Washington County Fair- and yes he did wear a John Deere outfit :)
August 28th, 2012 - Rolled over! from belly to back. I could have cried.
August 31st, 2012 - Road Trip to Maine/NH - He was a champ in the car.
September 4th, 2012 - Rotated in his crib. I put him down for bed head facing the wall and he was in the complete different direction when I woke to check on him!
September 10th, 2012 - Eating Rice Cereal - Lets just say he hated it.

Another thing I have noticed lately is that he is really starting to find things funny, and he has been reaching out to touch things. In the morning when I change his diaper he rubs his little hand up and down my arm. It melts my heart!

It seems like everytime I blink an eye he is doing something new.

Anyone have any ideas on slowing him down? No, not possible? Darn!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

It's almost that time of year....

Jacob's 1st Halloween to be exact.
I am on the hunt for the perfect costume, although he already has a few.
He currently has a monkey, lobster, pumpkin, and a dinosaur.
Which on of these would you pick for your baby?
Help a sista out!

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Go figure ......

When I was pregnant and registering for baby items at Babies R Us I swore I would never buy anything Sesame Street. I didn't like the bright colors, I thought it was played out, there was nothing original about it etc.

Well, wouldn't you know.......... Jacob (at 4 months old) LOVES Sesame Street. As soon as he hears Elmo's voice on the TV his head whips around at 90mph. His feet kick away and he starts cooing like a fool. I can't help but laugh.

So I take it back. I am now an Elmo loving, song singing, themed tshirt buying, number of the day kinda Mama!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Throwback Thursday

Christmas Morning.
Boone Lake in Exeter.
5 or 6 yrs old.
Got what I wanted...... My very own Oopsie Daisy Doll.

This picture is from a google search, but that's her.
The 80's rocked!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

My 3 Month Old

14lbs 7oz
coos and smiles.
loves to be swaddled.
blanket boy-we don't leave the house without one.
mostly sleeps thru the night.
watches Sesame Street while Mommy gets ready for work.
drinks a 4oz bottle, every 2 hrs.
almost grown out of his 0/3 month clothing.
1st sick visit to the Dr. 08/10/2012 for a cold.
will laugh when tickled.
starting to reach out for toys.

No longer waiting on Perrywinkle.....

In fact.

He is here, and he is already 3 months old.

Meet my son
Jacob Victor
Born: 05/03/2012 at 5:00pm
Weight: 8lbs 3oz
Height: 19 1/2"

He is more than I could ever ask for and I am completely in love.

These photos were taken when he was only 18 days old.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Day that Changed my Life Forever - Part 2

I paced the house trying to decide the best way to tell the love on my life that our lives were going to change forever. Do I blurt it out? Do I call and ask him to come home right away? Do I wait until I come up with some elaborate surprise? I just didn't know, so back in the car to Walgreen's I went. I picked up a romantic card, and a blue pacifier with a puppy on it. Once I got home I filled out the card with the first thing that came to my mind, and wrapped up the digital positive pregnancy tests and pacifier. All that was left to do was wait..............................

RJ didn't get home that night until 10:45pm. I was freaking out. I didn't want to call him because I knew he would instantly hear a difference in my voice and want to know what was up so there I sat, on the couch, for hours!

When he finally walked in the front door my heart was beating a mile a minute. He was filthy from softball, and on his cell talking with his sister. When he hung up the phone, I asked him to go take a shower, LONGEST SHOWER EVER, or so it felt. When he was done he came out into the living wearing a pair of his ridiculous Tabasco Sauce boxers and a tee shirt, I thought to myself "I have to remember this moment for the rest of my life and he is wearing hot sauce UNDERWEAR".

He sat on the couch next to me, gave me a kiss, and I handed him his present. He was a little confused about why he was receiving a present for no reason, on a Tuesday. He opened the card first, it had a couple on the front laying in bed, and when you open it it says "My favorite place in the world is next to you" then I hand wrote in "but I guess I will have to make room, because BABY makes three!"

The look on his face was priceless. He kept saying "wait what? wait what? you're going to be a Mommy? I am going to be a Daddy? We are going to have a BABY?"
He then opened the gift bag,staring down at FOUR positive tests confirming what he already knew, the smile on his face growing bigger every second.

I just sat there taking in his reaction. The happiness and excitement pouring from the two of us in that very moment was enough to fill the world. We went to bed that night happy beyond explanation, holding onto one another knowing that we are no longer just the two of us.

Our family was growing, and we felt blessed.