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 ;)