Monday, February 23, 2009

And it Begins!

My sweet, little, innocent, baby boy started to crawl today. That's right! I am in for it!!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

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Holy Cow! When does it ever slow down???

My handsome little boy just turned 7 MONTHS yesterday. I can't believe he is closer to a year than to when he was born. I must say, I excited to be closer to being done with breast feeding, but am very sad my little baby is not so little anymore! He sure is turning into a chunky monkey! I am pretty sure he weighs like 19 pounds now. He has also become a quite mobile even though he is not quite crawling yet. He gets where he needs to go by rolling, moving in circles, and even scoots a little bit. Sometimes I leave the room and when I come back a minute later he is already on like the opposite side of where I left him. Crazy! He can also sit up on his own now, for short periods of time, and he is constantly saying "dadada". Mark thought it was really cute until he would continue to say it when he was upset, and then he wasn't sure he liked it so much any more. He has also started trying to pull up on things now. I am sure in for it now! He is such a joy in our home!!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

What is it???

I don't know if it is just me, but the last couple of months I have had a hard time being motivated to do much of anything besides watch Jaxon, clean the house, and sleep. (even though I don't really get sleep). I used to be so productive. I used to run, make cards, scrapbook, bake, cook, go out with friends, read more....etc... I am not sure what the cause of it is, or if it is due to multiple things. I know that having health problems and having a baby can change things drastically, but I feel like I am not reaching my potential everyday. I feel like I am dragging, and I am so tired of it. On a better note, I have had a great day today. It is amazing what a good night sleep can do for you. For my birthday, Mark took the monitor and slept in the other room last night and just woke me up when Jaxon was ready to eat and let me go back to bed until he had to get ready for work. How sweet is that? It was so nice to not wake up at every little noise from Jaxon. I feel like I have so much more energy today. I have already accomplished so much!! And of course since I am in a better mood, Jaxon is in a better mood. Anyways, I just needed to vent a little bit. I am hoping that over the next few months I can get my act together and start living life more fully!!! :)

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Thank you!

Mark and I went to the neurologist today to go over the results from the MRI's that I had done a few days ago. Great news! My brain scan and eye scan both came back normal...which meant that it is highly unlikely that I would have MS. So, we have some answers. It turns out I have what is called Transverse Myelitis. The good news is that I have a very mild case of it. Many times when people have this they are paralyzed. It really puts things into perspective for me; it could always be worse. There is nothing that you can do for it. There is a very good chance that it will go away on its own and that the symptoms will go away on its own since I have it so mild compared to most people who have it. The last thing that I have to do is get a spinal tap this week; it will hopefully tell us what caused it (maybe a virus), and also the chances of me getting MS later on (which are very slight chances for me :)) So, I wanted to say thank you all so much for your thoughts and prayers over the last couple of weeks. I really feel that I was blessed because of it. Thank You!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Bad Parenting??

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So...sometimes when Jaxon is really grumpy, and Mark and I have things we need to get done, we will put on a Baby Einstein and let him watch an episode. He has this comfy blue chair we put him in sometimes if he is really tired when he is watching....now look what happens!!!

Just another day...

Jaxon is all over the place these days. He rolls around, turns in circles, and scoots a little bit to get to what he wants. He even does it in his crib now too. Yesterday it was naptime, and I put him to sleep and a couple minutes later he was talking so I went in to check on him, and he was on his stomach, pulling the crib bumper down, looking at the door like, "hey, I was waiting for you"! CRAZY. How do they grow up so fast. He is not such a little baby anymore. I do love this age though; they are able to interact so much more and it is so much fun.
On a completely different note, things have been super crazy around our house. I have been having some weird health issues at the moment and have been having to go to the doctor constantly to try to figure out what is going on. Mark and I realize how blessed we are to have so much family so close to be able to help us out through our difficulties. Thank you so much Shannon, mom, Jenny, and all of our family for helping watch Jaxon everytime that Mark and I have to go to the doctor. It has been a HUGE help and blessing. On the positive side of everything, we now have a direction that we are looking at that might be causing everything. So I will do another round of MRI's tonight, and hopefully we will have even more answers in the next couple of days. Thank you all so much for your constant thoughts and prayers. It means alot to us!
Here are some cute pictures that we have taken in the last couple of weeks.


Little chubster going for a ride on the swing with daddy.



Marks new favorite game with Jaxon.
I gave up on using bibs over clothes for mealtime, it just wasn't enough...
He feels so BIG sometimes.