Saturday, March 29, 2008

New Toy and New Tooth

We're all very thankful to say that Eliza's surgery went very well, and she's recovering much faster than last time! Feel free to check her blog if you'd like more details.
First off, I just wanted to say how thankful I am to have Jack in our lives, he's been such a blessing. He's at the point now where he can pick up his toys and chew on them, but can't sit up on his own yet. Which means... I have to hold him while he plays with his toys, or lay him on the floor while I hold his toys. We got him an activity gym this weekend so that he can sit in it on his own and play while I get things done around the house. It's a win/win situation! Plus, I think he kinda likes it... what do you think?

Also, we reached a milestone this week! Jack's first tooth sprouted on Monday! This means even more drool (as you probably noticed in the picture above), and more fussiness. The poor guy was just screaming at the top of his lungs and crying every time I put him down yesterday morning; he really didn't feel well. Sometimes, I guess he just needs his mommy. I'm glad I still cherish those moments.

Something else we noticed a couple days ago is that he breaks into laughter if he hears Doug or I laughing, which then makes it hard for any of us to stop laughing. I was talking to my friend Christy on the phone while Jack was eating, and I kept laughing. Every time I laughed, I noticed Jack would stop eating, and just stare at me and laugh. He did the same thing when my friend Cecily was over yesterday and we were laughing about something while walking up the stairs. What a funny boy!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Eliza's Surgery Day

My beautiful 27 year old sister, Eliza, had surgery this morning. She was diagnosed with breast cancer a year and a half ago, and is still trying to get her body back to normal! She's gone through biopsies, chemotherapy, surgery, radiation, surgery, physical therapy, and now another surgery. She should be all done with EVERYTHING after this surgery, except physical therapy. What an inspiration! I hear the surgery went well, and she'll be in recovery until tomorrow. Pray that she will recover quickly! It's amazing how after everything she's gone through, she's still so positive. You go, girl!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Happy Easter!

So, Doug and I decided to go see Horton Hears A Who on Friday, and leave Jack with our great friends and neighbors, Amber and Clayton. I baby-sat their little boy, Tyler, on Thursday while she went to a doctor's appointment, so she offered to watch him sometime. I dropped him off at their house and started crying when we got in the car. Doug was like, "Um... we don't HAVE to go." It was probably good for us though, to have some time alone, even though I missed him. It was the first time leaving him for that long with someone other than one of the two of us. I only called to see how he was doing once, so I thought I did pretty well for the first time! Amber said he was happy the whole time, and even slept on Clayton's shoulder for a half hour. That's our boy!
I can't believe I forgot to take a picture of Jack on his first Easter! I guess we had a little bit of a busy day yesterday, so I didn't even have time to think about it. We were even about 15 minutes late to church! My mom mailed us a goodie package with this super cute Easter basket for Jack, to go with the theme of his room:

When we got home from church, Jack ate and went to bed, then Doug and I ate and cleaned the house up a little. Doug's parents and brothers stopped by for a few minutes and gave Jack his Easter present, which consisted of a stuffed dog, a puppet, some Cadbury Mini Eggs (my favorite) (sorry Jack, Doug and I will have to eat those this year!), and a cute summer outfit. I sure hope it gets warm soon so I can put those on Jack! All of us then headed over to Doug's uncle Mark's house for dinner. The food was so yummy! His aunt Debbie was so sweet for having us over, and she's such a cute hostess. Her house was decorated so cute for Easter. Jack fell asleep at like 6:45, before we even left, so we decided that was our cue to leave. When we got home, he was a little out of sorts, so I let him fall asleep with me in his chair before putting him in his crib. I know that's naughty, but sometimes it's nice to do that (as long as he doesn't get used to it.) I hope everyone had a great Easter!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Good Morning

I'm sorry, but how cute is THIS to wake up to every morning?

Also, I don't know why I'm a little embarrassed to say this, but I bought a couple pieces of clothing for Jack at K-Mart last weekend. We went there looking for a night light (all they had were girl ones, dang it), and left with a new outfit, instead. They had 50% off of their clearance stuff, and had 3 or 4 big racks of clothes for infants and toddlers. I got him the pair of pants below for $1.75, and the jacket for $3.50. That's a steal, if you ask me! The last time I was at Gymboree, they wanted $20 for one shirt. Cha! I told my sister not to laugh when I told her where I got them, and she was like, "...So, they don't wear them enough to wear out, anyway." She's got a point, so I'm not sure why I'm embarrassed. Anyway, if you're looking for some cheap clothes, K-Mart is the place right now!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Ice Ice Baby

I thought it might be entertaining to let Jack try some ice, since he's started to chew on everything he can get his hands on. I don't think he appreciated me taking it away from him once he had it.

P.S. You can't see his shirt very well, but it was only $1.00 at Kohl's. I also got three pairs of sweat pants and a sweat shirt in the same trip for $3.00 each. Woo hoo!

Also, my friend Michelle was in town this weekend with her daughter and boyfriend, and came and had dinner with us on Sunday. It was really fun to see her and catch up! Here are a few pics of that:

Kenna trying to kiss Buddy

Michelle, Kenna, Toni, and Jack

Quairry, Michelle, and Kenna

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Husbands Say the Darndest Things

Jack woke up at 7:45 this morning. Even though I got up to feed him about 2 hours prior, I decided it would be nice to get up with him and let Doug sleep in, because, let's face it... neither of us are able to do that too often anymore. I got Jack, brought him downstairs, and tended to him until 9:15 or so. I went and put him upstairs for a nap, and Doug came down just a few minutes later. He says hello and sits down on the couch.

Doug: "I was kind of waiting for breakfast to be served. Do you know when that's going to be?"
Toni: "Um, yeah. It was served two hours ago when I got up with your son. You must have missed it."
Doug: "Oh. Darn! You could have brought it up to me..."

A half hour later...

Toni: "I'm going upstairs to take a shower. Jack should be asleep for at least another half hour. Will you listen for him?"
Doug: "Sure. What should I do when he wakes up? Come knock on your door?"
Toni: "NO! You go get him!"
Doug: "I know, I'm just teasing."

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Jack's First Solids

Here is Jack's first encounter with rice cereal from last night. I know it's a little long, but you won't want to miss the ending! Good times.

Monday, March 10, 2008

4 Month Check-up

Jack had his 4-month check-up last Friday, and he seems to be doing pretty well! He was in the 97th percentile for height, and 80th percentile for weight. Big boy! We got the go-ahead from our awesome pediatrician to start him on some rice cereal. We've had a pretty busy weekend, so I think we'll try that tonight. It ought to be pretty entertaining!
My friend Kristine followed us home from the doctor's appointment and we visited for a couple hours. It was so much fun! She's like 38 weeks pregnant, so she's due any day. Good luck with your labor, Kristine! Doug enjoyed the Jazz game from the comfort of our home Friday night.
Saturday, we ran errands in the late morning and afternoon, including trying the new sushi place in American Fork. It was SO good! I haven't had sushi since Jack was born, so it was a meal that was well enjoyed. If any of you like sushi or want to try it, we're DEFINITELY your people to invite and go with you. Sushi is our favorite food; don't dog it 'til you try it.
We met Doug's family at Mi Ranchito for dinner that night. They all came over to our house afterwards so Gwen could record her parents with our video camera. They ended up leaving at 10 or a little after, so that made for a late evening. Doug still wanted to watch the Jazz game after everyone left, so he did that while I fed Jack and put the bumpers back on Jack's crib because he's rolling over now, and sticks his hands through the bars, and rolls up against them. It took like a half hour to get that sucker back on the crib! Anyway, I didn't make it to bed until like 11:30, which may as well have been 12:30 with daylight savings.
After church yesterday, I finally went through all the boy clothes I've accumulated up to the 3-6 months size, since that's what Jack has grown out of already. We bought some plastic storage bins at Target Saturday so I could organize and store them. What a relief to have that done! I guess I'm somewhat of a neat freak where I like everything to be well organized, and it's on my mind until it's done. I guess you could call organizing one of my simple pleasures! We ate at our friends Clayton and Amber's for dinner last night. She made a yummy chicken pot pie casserole and biscuits, and some peaches. We played Scene It? after dinner (well, tried to. Her super cute little boy, Tyler, liked to play with all the pieces and gameboard.) and I brought some peanut butter/chocolate treats for dessert. Let me know if you want the recipe, they're so good!
I know, life has been pretty uneventful this past week, hence the reason I haven't blogged since last Monday. For now, we're just trying to get Jack back into a schedule. Daylight savings threw him off by an hour, so maybe we can slowly transition him back. We'll see!

Monday, March 03, 2008

More Laughs

I caught Jack in his crib the other day when he woke up, giving me some good laughs before it was time to eat.

He's a very smiley boy, as long as he's not tired. I also uploaded a longer video of him laughing in front of the mirror with Doug. Check it out here or from the "My Videos" link on the sidebar.

Also, we've reached another milestone: Jack has started rolling over! This is both exciting and frustrating. He can only roll from his tummy to his back. And since he sleeps best on his belly, it's frustrating because when we put him in his crib to sleep, we put him on his tummy. You can tell when he's rolled over because he'll go from crying to talking to himself. I then have to go in and put him back on his tummy. This makes for a longer timeframe of getting to sleep. Plus, he'll wake up in the middle of the night because he's rolled into the side of his crib, or will have scooted his head into a corner. What a goof! And... I'm back to getting up every two hours again to go move him. Good times!