Saturday, April 2, 2011

Picture Day

Today was picture day for baby Jett!  This sneak peak from the super fun and fabulous Jeana just about sent me over the edge!!
We had so much fun with Jeana today at her family farm!  This little guy melts my heart in an instant!!  I cannot wait to see the rest of the pictures, I know they will all be just as adorable as this one!!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A Few Random Thoughts...

Just a few random thoughts for you on this oh-so-fine Tuesday morning...
  • I finally made a decision got a new car and I love it!  I'm so thankful to have the hubs truck traded in especially with the way that gas prices are right now!  He travels so much that he probably won't even miss it...too much.
  • The postpartum hair loss at this point in time can only be described as straight.out.of.control!  Not only am I totally sicked out by it and forced to vacuum all the time, but I am also a bit concerned at this point that I might have a bald spot on my right temple.
  • I am also wondering if postpartum hormone changes can also affect your eyelashes because mine are not what they used to be!  I'm thinking about getting some falsies for Jetts pictures this weekend ;)
  • It is going to be so nice here on Saturday and I can't wait to have Jetts pictures done...they were supposed to be 4 month pictures, but we had to cancel last weekend because it was freezing.  He will be 5 months and 4 days when he gets them done, but we'll just pretend he's still 4 months old!
  • Jett has been in his crib {in his room} for the last 3 weeks and it's going well except for the fact that this week he has decided that he likes to wake up like a newborn at night again.  I think that he is trying to get his first tooth!
  • Speaking of teeth...I had a full blown crying breakdown last week because my Mom thought she felt a ridge on his gums.  I was devastated that even though it was a false alarm and I've been checking every night, she was the first to find it. 
  • I pretty much hate being a working mom at all moments, but I am staying faithful that my day to be a SAHM will come soon!  I pray about it every night and I believe that He knows the desires of my heart!!
  • Kenny Chesney is here in concert this weekend and I am sad that I didn't get tickets for the hubs and I...he puts on the best show!
  • I am beginning to wonder when all the fat will be coming off of my body from all this breastfeeding I've been doing, or is that a trick?
  • I am getting my hair done on Friday and I am tempted to do it brown instead of blonde, but my Mom informed me that I looked sick {like pale and ill}, thanks Momma!
  • I need suggestions on some sort of sleep training for Jett.  I'm not a huge fan of the cry it out method.  I've tried to let him fuss a little while also patting him to let him know that I'm there, but it always ends in chaos and screaming bloody murder.  I cannot understand why he is waking up at 2am not to eat, but just for me to rock him back to sleep...this tired Momma needs help!
I told you that it would be completely random ;)

Monday, March 14, 2011

This Face

See this face...
I am so completely in love with this face!

I took this picture last night after I had rocked him to sleep.  Secretly, I just wanted to hold him all night long instead of putting him to bed!  I could stare at him all day and night and never get tired of looking at him...he is so amazingly precious to me!

I am so thankful for this blessing of mine!  I am so in love with the fact that I am his Momma and I get to stare at him everyday and love him forever!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Fun with Mommy

I took these pictures of Jett playing on the floor the other night! He was so happy and smiley ;)

More pictures Momma!?!?!
I love our time together in the evenings and just adore my sweet little babe!

Have a great weekend!!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Jett at 4 Months

Sweet baby Jett you are 4 months old!

I absolutely cannot believe that you have already been in Mommy and Daddy's life for 4 months...times flies when you're having fun!

You already have developed such a little personality and you are an absolute joy to be around!  We love you more than we could ever put into words and we are so thankful everyday that God blessed us with you sweet baby boy!

We went to the doctor last week for your 4 month shots and checkup.
  • You weighed 13 pounds 14 ounces {30th percentile}
  • You were 24 1/4" long {25th percentile}
  • Your head measured 42 3/4 cm {60th percentile}
You are absolutely perfect!!
Here are some things that you are up to this month...
  • During the day you eat a breastmilk bottle every 3-4 hours.
  • We started cereal bottles this month for your last bottle of the night {and you were sleeping through the night} but we had to stop giving it to you because it was making your sweet little tummy hurt!
  • Now that you aren't having cereal you will sleep a 5-7 hour stretch at night before you get up for another bottle.
  • You are wearing a size 1 diaper.
  • You can still wear size 0-3 months in your sleeper sets, but the outfits that you wear in the day are primarily size 3 months.
  • You don't mind having tummy time for a little bit each evening and you have great control of your head...such a big boy!
  • You are spending a little time in your bumbo almost everyday and don't mind sitting up in it. 
  • You love laying on your play mat and looking at all the lights and reaching to try and grab the objects hanging down.
  • You have your fingers/hand in your mouth pretty much at all times these think fingers are delicious!
  • You can almost roll over from your back to your tummy!  You can always get over on your side, but since you always have your hands in your mouth it makes turning all the way over a little difficult ;)
  • You have become so vocal over the past 2 weeks and we think your little voice is beautiful!
  • You are constantly smiling {with your mouth wide open} from the moment you wake up in the morning, you are such a happy boy!
  • Your new favorite thing to do is to lay on our bed with just a diaper on and dig your heels in, arch your back, and then scoot backwards.  You think it's so fun!
  • You still let me rock you to sleep and I love every second of it!

We love you with all of our hearts and can't imagine our lives without you!  Mommy wishes that you could stay her baby forever, but as you grow bigger we can't wait to see what milestones are ahead for you!

Monday, March 7, 2011

A Much Needed Makeover

I got a much needed blog makeover this weekend from the fabulous Jessica over at Diamond Doll Design!
Not only is Jessica super sweet, but she is also so super nice and easy to work with!!  I had a vision of what I wanted my blog to look like and she made it happen and I couldn't be more excited about the new look!

Head on over to Diamond Doll Design and get yourself a fancy makeover like mine today!  She is running a special for March and I must's pretty special!!  This month you can get an entire makeover for your blog for only $30...what a steal of a deal!!

What do you think?  I hope you love it as much as I do!!

Friday, March 4, 2011


Baby Jett had his first non-shot-getting visit to the doctor yesterday.  His first appointment where I was humbled to admit to myself that I had no idea what was wrong with him.  It all started 4 days ago...

At a moments notice and for no apparent reason at all Full.Blown.Bloody.Murder.Screaming {FBBMS} has ensued at my fun my friends, no fun at all!  When the FBBMS happens Jett does not want to be held, laid down, fed, rocked, or consoled in anyway.  Believe me if there was a song I sang it and the shhhh-ing has been in full soothing effect, but to no avail.

I am still only feeding Jett breast milk, but we introduced rice cereal a couple of weeks ago. When we introduced the cereal the regular pooping stopped and the tummy troubles began. I feel like he constantly has gas and an upset tummy...the kind that makes him draw up his legs, bless his heart! When the FBBMS started this week we just assumed that it was gas and gave him some Mylecon to help.

He was just at the doctor {to get his 4 month shots} on Tuesday, but the FBBMS was not in the "routine" at this point so we mentioned nothing of it to his doctor.  After playing the guessing game for a few days we decided that it was best to take him back to the doctor.  She checked his ears, throat, and tummy...all were just fine.  I explained his symptoms to her and she concluded that he might have reflux which could totally make sense to me.  After having heartburn straight from the Devil when I was pregnant, I knew that it would be enough to make him have FBBMS attacks...I know I certainly wanted to cry when it happened.

She recommended that we do the following: discontinue cereal until further notice, give him Pedialyte for 2-3 feedings, and Mylanta every 4 hours for the next 24-48 hours.  All of these things would ideally calm his stomach down and the Mylanta to neutralize the acid with the reflux.

We started last night and gave him the Pedialyte and have been giving him Mylanta every four hours.  He has had one FBBMS attack today and hasn't really had much of an appetite at all.  I feel so bad for him...being a Mom is hard especially when you have no idea what is wrong with your precious little babe!

Do you have any ideas or suggestions about reflux? 

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

To Wubbanub?

We are having some issues with the paci, but only at night.  Jett doesn't really take his paci {it's a Soothie} alot during the day, but always goes to sleep with it in his mouth at night.

Once he falls asleep the paci always falls out of his mouth and most of the time this happens once he is down for the count in his bed {no judgement please, it's really hard} pack-n-play.

He started sleeping through the night a couple of weeks ago and now our only issue with sleeping is the paci.  He generally sleeps from around 8pm to 7-8am, but wakes up almost every morning around 5am for me to put his paci back in his mouth.  He is totally out of it when he wakes up and as soon as I put the paci back in his mouth he is immediately back to sleep for a couple more hours.

To all you Mommas out there...have you used the Wubbanub? 

Since he is not yet big enough to find it and put it in his mouth on his own, I am wondering if this would help?  He loves to snuggle with his blankets and even burp rags, so I am wondering if he learned to snuggle with the Wubbanub it would eleviate the issues with finding the paci at night.

Have any of you used it??  Any other brilliant ideas that you Mommas have up your sleeves?? 

Thursday, February 24, 2011

U of A Boys Love Katy Perry!

These Arkansas boys LOVE Katy Perry and are not afraid to show it, ha! This video is so have to watch it, too cute!!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Sweet Baby Bubbles

One of baby Jett's new favorite things to do...
Blowing sweet little baby bubbles!  Love him to pieces ;)

Friday, February 18, 2011

Completely Mortified

Let's talk about this picture for a second...
Let's talk about how completely mortified I was when my sister proceeded to post it to Facebook!  I practically died of embarrassment and laughed until I cried!

Who gets this excited over modeling a Hooter Hider for everyone at her baby shower??  I do, I guess...
Happy Friday!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A Few Random Thoughts...

Just a few random thoughts running through my head this oh-so-fine Wednesday afternoon...
  • I am so thankful to have my handsome hubby back home after travelling for work for the last week!  A week away is just too long!!
  • I am officially loosing my hair at a rapid rate.  I {thankfully} am not starved in the hair department and could afford to loose some, but the hair loss has now reached the point of instanity.
  • I thought that Jett wasn't feeling well/maybe teething on Saturday because he was super fussy.  The only thing that would cure his fussy spells was to eat.  I realized on Sunday that since he was cured by more breastmilk, he was probably just hungry and not staying full for as long anymore.  MAJOR.PARENTING.FAIL!
  • While I am so thankful to have my wonderful sister watch Jett while I am at work, I still struggle on a daily {workday} basis having to leave him.  It just breaks my mommy heart.
  • With all the snow that we have had so far this month behind us {hopefully} I am so ready for spring. 
  • There is nothing I wouldn't love more than to head to the beach this summer and see my little baby's tiny toes in the sand!
  • I can't find a new car because I am too picky and undecisive.  I'm sure that it has nothing to do with the fact that I have champagne taste and am trying to stick to a beer budget!
  • I cried last night while watching a new reality show on Lifetime called One Born Every Minute because I was thinking about being in labor with Jett.  With that said, I secretly wish that I was pregnant again right now!
  • I have been delaying as long as possible, but I am pretty sure that my almost 4 month old should be sleeping in his crib instead of in his pack-n-play in our room. 
  • I might as well go ahead and admit {while I am at it} that I was the mommy to be that swore my child would sleep in his crib from day one...that worked out pretty well, huh?!?!
  • I am tired of my the way that my blog looks and need a makeover the sooner the better!
I told you they were all random ;) 

Monday, February 14, 2011

First Valentine's Day

There will not be any candy for our little buggy this year on Valentine's Day, but that's ok because the only thing he is interested in eating {besides milk} are his fingers!

Since a "couple" of fingers will do for Jett, I thought I would enter this picture in the contest hosted by the girls below!


Friday, February 11, 2011

Red Velvet...If You Please!

I found myself a little bored {to say the least} last week. Stuck in the house as we experienced the first round of The Blizzard of 2011.  We have since had a round two snowstorm and have received more than 25 inches of snow so far this month.  Today is the 11th, I do not joke's pretty much been a fronzen tundra for the last 2 weeks...rediculous!
I thought that since I had nothing better to do I might as well channel some inner Bakerella while I had the chance.  I might need to also add that I am pretty sure that Bakerella does not use cake mix for cupcakes...she probably makes them from scratch, but I digress.

I have an {unhealthy} addiction to Red Velvet anything cake/cupcakes!  I had a box of Red Velvet cake mix just waiting for me in the pantry...coinsidence, I think not!  I whipped up some Red Velvet cupcake beauties and while waiting for them to cool I decided that I would get extra domestic and make some homemade frosting for these delicious little cakes.

I found a recipe for some vanilla frosting on PW's website that was dubbed the "best frosting I've ever had."  The title alone sucked me in and I knew in an instant that this was the one that I was making.  I whipped it right up {it was super easy} and frosted my cooled little beauties.

That is when something magical happened...
I tasted one bite and I am here to tell you now that this frosting was the most amazing frosting I've ever had! I am not even joking, the best I've ever eaten...amazing would be an understatement.

I might {or might not} have eaten at least 3 per day while snowed in...I also might {or might not} have been forced to pour dishwashing soap on them {Miranda from Sex and the City style} in the trash can to not even think about snagging one back out!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Our Baby Story

This is the story of the best day of our lives to date.  The day we received one of our biggest blessings to date.  The day that our precious little boy, William Jett, was born and changed our lives forever! 

My pregnancy was so unbelievably easy for the most part.  Things got a little more interesting towards the end of my pregnancy. I developed high blood pressure and was put on meds and modified bed rest for a bit.  Everything was fine with Baby Jett, but for some reason my blood pressure could not be regulated within healthy parameters.  I was scheduled to see Doctor N on 10/28 to have my blood pressure taken to make sure that it was not slipping out of control.  That morning I woke up and tried to stay as relaxed as possible before my appointment in an attempt to keep my blood pressure low.

I was shocked {to say the least} when I was told at my doctors appointment that today was the day...the day that we would meet our dream come true!

  My blood pressure was completely out of control and Dr. N said that he didn't feel like we should wait any longer to have our precious little babe.  I was concerned that Jett would be 3 weeks early and was worried about any complications associated with an early delivery, but was assured by Dr. N that we were doing what was best for both myself and Jett considering the circumstances.

I left the office {in shock} and immediately called Billy to give him the news.  He was just as surprised as I was of course, but we were both instantly overcome with so much excitement.  The moment was just so "real" and we were finally getting ready to meet our baby boy!  We didn't have the carseat installed, or even our overnight bag for the hospital packed so we immediately went into mini crisis mode.  We are both planners by nature, so we were both making lists and checking them twice!

We got to the hospital a little before 3pm and I hung out until around 7pm with a pill on my cervix to thin it out.  At 7pm we started the pitocin and there was no turning back :)  We were so excited as we waited on our sweet boy!
I was in labor all night long for 12 hours and then started pushing at 7am.  After over a little more than an hour of pushing, we welcomed our sweet baby boy into the world at 8:20am.  He was 5 pounds 9 ounces and through my tear filled eyes, he was the most precious thing I had ever seen!
I am overcome with gratitude and so thankful that the Lord gave us our precious little Jett. My heart practically explodes everytime I see his sweet little face!
I fell in love with my husband over and over and over again that day.  Seeing him holding our son in his arms melted my heart.  I already knew that he is my everything, but now he is Jett's everything as well and the thought of that makes me happier than I can put into words.  This was the beginning of us as a family...the family that we made out of our love for one another!
Since Jett was born right before Halloween, the nurses dressed him up in a little pumpkin cute!
We got settled into our room and our family and friends could not wait to meet baby Jett!  These little darlings were especially excited to meet their new cousin!
Jett was 5 pounds 4 ounces when we brought him home, he was so tiny!  We adjusted to having him home and rested as much as we could.  He was up every 3-4 hours to eat.  The majority of the time Billy would wake up with me so that I would have someone to talk to while I nursed him, we were so very sleepy.  After a couple of days we were no longer sleepy and just constantly running on adrenalin, but I wouldn't change anything!  This little guy slept all the time {cute as a button} swaddled in his bassinett.
Billy took the picture below one morning after I had finished nursing Jett and had gone back to sleep.  Billy had already gotten up, so he just layed Jett back down in our bed.  I feel like this picture pretty much sums up our first couple of weeks home together...Jett asleep and me trying to get some much needed rest right along there with him :)

This picture is so precious to me!
Looking back on my labor and delivery of this sweet child, I have decided that I could do it ten times over!  I loved everything about being pregnant and my delivery {aside from the high blood pressure} was so fact, I was plesantly surprised at how easy it was.  As a first time mom you hear all kinds of stories about nightmare deliveries and in combination with all the hours of TLC's A Baby Story that I watched, I didn't really know what to expect!

We are so very thankful for our sweet little babe!  He has made each and everyday since he was born one of the best days of our lives to date.

Monday, February 7, 2011


Baby Jett is super cool...
Even while sleeping!
This picture was taken this weekend while still trapped in the house due to the snowstorm blizzard of 2011.  Obviously, we were a little bored ;)

The weather here in Oklahoma has been out of control for the last week and we are suppose to get another round of winter weather tomorrow night.  This new storm is forecasted to bring another 5-10 inches {what a huge range, huh?} of snow!  We just aren't equipped to take on the massive amounts of snow that has come our way!  Today is my first day back to work since Monday of last week!!

Even though we were stranded stuck in the house for a good 5 days, I couldn't imagine any other place I would have rather been!  A solid five days at home enjoying my boys...I had the best week ever!!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

My Sweetness

Look who wanted to say hello to his Mommy this morning!

As I sat here at work just trying to make it through this week the day, I heard my phone beep letting me know that I had a text message. The next thing that I saw I was this sweet little babe staring back at me and that is all that I needed to make it through my day!

I can't wait to spend the weekend loving on my sweet boy! Thanks for sending the picture Mom and for keeping my sweetness this week!