Monday, July 20, 2009

The Big ONE!!!!

I cannot believe one year ago yesterday Mark and I were headed to the hospital after a morning full of "gas cramps". It is actually a pretty funny story. On July 17, 2008 we were at my niece Robyn's birthday party. For her birthday dinner she wanted these REALLY YUMMY chili cheese enchiladas that Shannon makes. So of course I had to have one, and I thought I would be safe by just having one. So we go to bed that night after watching the movie Nine Months. Sure enough, at about 5 AM I woke up having the worst "gas cramps" I had ever had. All I could think was
After many unsuccessful trips to the bathroom I started to notice that the cramps were getting worse and worse and that they would only happen like every 5 min. By this time it was like 7 AM and I started writing down every time I would have them. I went in and told Mark he wasn't going to be going to work that day and he was worried he had overslept, but that was not the reason:) I really wanted to shower and do my hair and make-up before we left so I showered. By that time they were getting shorter and shorter and he said "NO, we need to go NOW." Our sweet baby boy Jaxon Eli Allen was born at 7PM that night. Of course he was the cutest new born I had ever seen. After I had several days of complications in the hospital, we were home five days later.

12 months later:
-waving, clapping
-loves to play with balls and any kind of cars
-loves to eat what we are eating, but becoming more picky everyday
-very curious
-very stubborn
-very vocal

We had his birthday party at the pool with our big ol' family and a few close friends. We had a great time. Our camera battery died, but friends were able to take lots of pictures with their come later....but here are a couple we got.

We got him his own personal cake to destroy...

as you can see there was no destroying, just funny looks!


  1. He is so much fun. They change our lives, don't they? Happy 1st Birthday Jaxon! Love you! Can't wait to see you.

  2. Ahh...he is so adorable. Wish we could have been there. We miss ya'll lots. Oh, and just let me know which picture you want of the kids and I'll make copies.