Thursday, February 26, 2009

3 years old and 6 months

My amazing sweet friend Cathy took these photos. Her blog is on teh right side of my page so check her out!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Jackson Update

Jackson had been saying his ears hurt for a couple days. Today I picked him up early from school and we headed to the ENT. His ears actually looked okay. I usually wait to see if he keeps complaining, but last time I waited we ended up in the ER on a Friday night. Dr Jakobs is how ever concerned about his tonsils. She said they are abnormally large for him and almost touching. Jackson has always snored and she said this is not normal. His teacher has told me twice that he snores during nap. The Dr said the younger we do the surgery the easier it will be on him. So we have to have another surgery :(.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Love this...

God doesn't give you the people you want, He gives you the people you NEED - To help you, to hurt you, to leave you, to love you and to make you into the person you were meant to be.

Thursday, February 12, 2009


Sweet Baby Girl you are half a year old. I could not ask for a better baby. You are a true angel and such a blessing. I soak up every moment I can with my babies. I love being a Mommy and love being so involved with my children. You are still nursing and hooray for Mommy!! My ultimate goal was 6 months and I made it with NO formula!! I am going to take it one day at a time from here out. Dr Clarke said you have no sign of teeth any time soon (which is a huge difference from Jackson who got 2 at 3.5 months). I started pumping and giving you a bottle once a day, but you still like to nurse after for comfort most of the time. I let Daddy try to give you a bottle while I went to a girls night. You took the bottle and then wanted no part of him. He could not get you settled or to sleep. You normally are asleep every night at 7:00. When I got home and went to your room you lifted your head as soon as you heard my voice, kicked your feet, and smiled from ear to ear. You melt my heart. I started you on solids a few weeks ago. Your favorite is avocado and banana mixed together, oh and butter nut squash. Yes I am making your baby food. What else...oh you still have the calcification on your head from being in the birth canal for so long. It has gone down alot, but not as much as Dr Clarke would like. If it is not completely gone at 9 months we will have to go to the Neuro Dr (just to be safe). Other than that you are 100% healthy and could not look any better. You make me feel so complete, I know I was meant to be a Mother. There is nothing and no one that would or will ever come before my babies. Ava you are my everything!

6 months stats

26.5 inches

15lbs 13ounces 50%
25 3/4 inches 50%

Monday, February 9, 2009

Could my family be any more beautiful??!!??

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Oh Jackson

If being a parent were only easy! When I picked up Jackson from school he had a write up. Any time one of the students is physical they get a write up you have to sign. The note said Jackson had trouble making good choices all day. He was wrestling another kid on the play ground, he kicked his friend, spit, and was making loud noises. It is so hard to explain to a 2 year old that what may be ok for another kid may not be ok for him. I DO NOT allow him to wrestle. Someone always gets hurt and it is not allowed at school (plus I just don't like it). I think it is important to support the rules the school has. He is not old enough to understand sometimes you can sometimes you can't (we will leave wresting to when he hits the football field). That will come later. On to the kicking and spitting, I have no idea where he even learned this! Jackson knows not to be physical even if someone else does it first. At his age I am teaching him to look someone in the eye and with a firm voice say, "don't hit me" and then tell an adult. If he hits back he gets in trouble as well. That is the schools rules so again we are supporting them. As he gets older that will change, but those are the rules now. He has been very good at this and I have heard him tell kids, don't hit me, don't push me, etc. I am still not sure why he kicked his friend, but I do know he did not get to go to the park with his friend Abby that afternoon. He had to come home and spend 10 minutes in his room and then we made a card for his buddy. I really think he knows he did something wrong and that it is important to ask for forgiveness.

It is so hard when your child does not behave on someone else's watch. Those who are involved in Jackson's life on a regular basis know he is really a good boy. The only time I have problems with him is when he is over tired and out of his element.

I love you Jackson and I hope that I am doing what is best to make you a good boy!