Sunday, July 26, 2009

Chicken Pox

So I think the little guy has the chicken pox. He had a fever for three days, and on day 2 we noticed tiny little vesicles consistent with the chicken pox. It stinks, because he got the vaccine, but I guess this happens sometimes. The good news is that it will likely be a milder case. He's finally having a little more energy today, which is a blessing. Thankfully, Grandma and Grandpa are here to give him lots of loving. Unfortunately, Mommy has to be at the hospital all day inducing a girl into labor; it is so hard to be away from my little one when I know he's not feeling so hot. Sigh. He's so funny, he is carrying his little Tylenol bottle around like it's his favorite toy. What is so appealing about that?

One more unrelated thing. Well, it's related in the fact that I love my baby and I want to help protect all babies in the world and let them be born. My friend Peg posted an article on her blog that I wanted you to read. Click here to read it. We really need to be praying about what our president is doing, and try to contact our legislature to make our voices heard. Peace out!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Lexicon, continued...

19. Up
20. Down (very clear)
21. Ow

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Growing Up...

What a day! I had to leave at 7:15am this morning to go to work, and I didn't get home until 7:45pm, when Jackson already fell asleep! Thankfully, Grammi kept him in the rocking chair so I could snuggle with him for a few minutes before he went into his crib. He was so adorable! Apparently they had a very busy day, with reading books, watering the flowers, pretending to drive Grammi's car, climbing up and down the slide, etc. Grammi said that right before I got home, Jackson reached his arms up for Grammi to pick him up, said something resembling "Up," then laid his head down on her shoulder and starting waving night-night. So that's what precipitated bedtime. How adorable! I can't wait until I get to see him in the morning (or in the middle of the night as it may be.) Ta-ta!

Monday, July 20, 2009

We Miss Daddy!

JW is in my favorite state, now, North Carolina...coaching his basketball camp and enjoying the sunshine. Jackson and I are missing him, but we get to video chat online, which is really cool. Jackson is enjoying his Grammi, and Grandma and Grandpa come at the end of the week. He is as active as ever--his new thing is doing flips on the couch. Maybe he'll be a gymnast, although I think JW would freak. :) One random note...last night Jackson actually refused the breast and drank his bedtime milk from a cup and then slept straight through until 5am. But then he breastfed twice before I left for work in the morning. But still, it was kind of random, and I'll try to encourage it more often! Back to work...

Thursday, July 16, 2009

On Call

So right now I am in the hospital being an ATTENDING at a delivery with a resident. How cool is that!? I get to sleep until the resident calls me. Of course instead of sleeping I am blogging. But in time... I probably will get a good night sleep here, too! I'm excited, can you tell?

Re: my little gem, he and Daddy went blueberry picking yesterday, and apparently it was a blast. That's Jackson's new fave food, I think. I wish I could have been there, but I'll take him sometime and get some pics to share.

My big accomplishment yesterday was finding his little animal magnets. We were missing 2 for the longest time, and finally J was pointing underneath the fridge--I got a flashlight, and sure enough, they were all the way at the back under the fridge. I tried various tools to retrieve them before finally finding success with something I found in the garage. Don't ask me what it's called, I don't know. But I was very proud of myself. Jackson didn't care, but JW and I were bothered by not knowing where the cow and sheep butts were. :)

Well, back to sleep!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Busy Day

What a whirlwind of a day! Take a look...
6:30am...wake up, make coffee, fold laundry
7:15am...Jackson wakes up, feed everyone breakfast, get ready for work
8:00am...leave for the hospital
10:15am...finish rounding
10:45am...relieve JW so that he can go to the Y; Jackson is sleeping, so I pick up, fold more laundry, empty the dishwasher, check email
12:15pm...Jackson wakes up; change and feed him, leave for Olive Garden for a nice lunch with JW and Jackson
1:30pm...leave Olive Garden, it was a success, Jackson ate some breadsticks at the park, but Jackson was more interested in watching the digger move dirt.
3:00pm...leave for the spa to get my eyebrows waxed
4:00pm...Pure Barre, it kicked my booty!
5:00pm...Walmart and Aldi for some necessary shopping
6:00pm...make BLT wraps for the family, unload groceries ride/jog with the neighbor girls and Jackson in the stroller
8:30pm...rock Jackson to sleep; it took a little longer than normal because he had the hiccups for FOREVER!
9:00pm...Kroger to finish shopping, with a quick stop at Rite Aid on a mission to find jellybeans for JW--mission accomplished!
10:00pm...2 games of Yahtzee with JW
11:00pm...ready to call it a BUSY DAY!

But I had to share just one more thing...The funniest thing about today was trying to feed Jackson dinner. He would eat, but only if he could hold the mayonnaise jar, which he proceeded to carry around the house after dinner before finally depositing it in front of the fridge. It was pretty funny.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

The Saginaw Zoo

Yesterday, the Websters and Smiths visited us for our monthly dinner. The boys went golfing, while the girls plus Jackson went to the Saginaw Zoo. What a great little zoo! Not a lot of exotic animals--there were monkeys, farm animals, kangaroos, a python, and a butterfly garden--but perfect for little ones. Jackson and Sydney enjoyed the zoo train, the carousel, and the playground. Also, I tried out the baby backpack that a friend gave me hand-me-down, and it worked out really well. Jackson enjoyed being up high but close to me, and we didn't have to fight over being in the stroller.

For our dinner, I chose to try out a recipe from Family Circle, "Rich Squash Casserole", and it was delicious! I definitely recommend it. I doubled it, and it was wonderful.

Video from Lake Louise

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Thursday, July 9, 2009

Lexicon, continued...

14. Pinecone (it sounds really wierd)
15. Pea
16. Night-night
17. Water
18. Bottle

Mr. Independent

JW just called to tell me that when they were at the YMCA, JW went to pick up Jackson, and before Jackson saw him, JW watched incredulously as Jackson, all alone, proceeded to climb up the stairs of the slide and go down by himself, with no help! Can you believe it! I wish I could have seen that.

Fourth Of July

Delayed entry, but I have been pretty busy lately.
Last Friday, we went to Oxford to celebrate the fourth with our friends and family. We spent the day with Grammi and Grauntie Jane, and then we went over to Jason and Jenny's at Upland Hills Farm for dinner and fireworks. J had such a great time at the farm, and so did I--it was like his farm books came to life, with baby animals everywhere we looked. My favorite was the new kittens who were 2 days old and nursing--I could relate to the mama kitten, who kept walking away from her babies--I think she needed a little time for herself! It's hard enough with one baby nursing, but she had five at once! It was really beautiful. Jackson liked chasing the ducks all over the place as well. I got to hold a baby chick, and I freaked out when I tried to pick up a rabbit. You can tell I wasn't raised on a farm. :) I wasn't planning on staying for the fireworks, but J fell asleep in my arms, so we thought it would be okay. Jackson woke up for the display, and he loved them! He just pointed at the fireworks and was great to know that he's not scared of them. So we enjoyed a great Fourth of July with our friends, and "Spot Goes to the Farm" came to life for us.