Sunday, June 27, 2010

Sunday Funday

Today we mowed the grass and cleaned the back porch and Jaxon's pool. Other then that not too much going on. We pretty much just lounged and then took a nap together on the couch. Here are a few pics from the day.

playing at his music station

sitting out on the messy porch

How do you like that edit job? lol It was faster and easier then spending time inserting a star or something over it.

Excited about baby...

It is 10:17 and my guys are upstairs sleeping. I am feeling Lil bug kick up a storm. It's amazing how I love her already. Only 3 months left to go. I am nervous about her arrival. Having 2 kids scares the heck out of me. But this is the family I always dreamed of. I have my boy and my girl and a great husband. I found out that there is a chance that Jason may not be here for Lilli's birth. He would be doing pre-deployment training. I could send a red cross message to have him sent home when I go into labor but I would rather him have all the training and bonding with his fellow marines. These are the men that have my husband's life in their hands. It's ok though because I would have my mom and dad. I know they would drop everything to be here as long as I need them. Then Jason's parents will be here shortly after and they are also always there for us at the drop of a dime. We are very lucky to have our parents. This isn't a definite yet but a "more then likely" timeline. Anyway, about the pregnancy. I am starting to swell already. This didn't happen until the last 6 weeks with Jaxon. I haven't been able to wear my wedding ring since the first 3 months. I have an OB appointment on Tuesday so I plan on discussing this. There are "6 months or more pregnant" parking spots on the bases that are up front to all the buildings but you have to have a parking pass for them. And you can't get a parking pass until your 38 weeks pregnant!! Excuse my language, but what damn sense does that make, SERIOUSLY! Haha. Well guess who parks there, that's right, this girl does. I feel like I'm 9 months pregnant already. I am thinking it must be the heat and humidity here. But the doctor says Lilli looks great. She is perfect size and her heartbeat is always good and my blood pressure is right where it should be. I thank God that I have had normal and healthy pregnancies (knock on wood). The sonographer looked at her brain and organs and said that all looked perfect as well. I can't wait to meet her. I wonder if I will have another blond hair blue eyed baby or will she look like me. These sono pics were actually 4 weeks ago, I am really late getting them up.

                                          Her legs are over her face and arms down to her side.

Her precious profile. She has a cute button nose and plump little lips

The black hole is her mouth, she is yawning

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Doctor Day

I am just now updating because Jason had duty last night and had the laptop. We haven't had a chance to hook up the desktop yet. Yesterday we had Jaxon's doctor appointment and she prescribed the eye drops like I thought and nasal spray, which was wierd, but whatever. Always nice to have stuff on hand. She said he was a very socially involved child and also said it was normal for him to be very clingy and have separation anxiety at this age. It was good to hear that was due to his age because I thought I babied him to much or that he wasn't around other people enough. She said his head looked very good. Even though she had not seen it before we started him on the helmet she said on a scale of 1 - 10 of his head being abnormal she would give him a 1. She said his head is going to continue to grow and fill out. All good things. He missed his afternoon nap so we both wound up falling asleep at 5 and waking up at 7 so that always puts a kink in our night. Mama is tired this morning! I was by myself last night because Daddy to had to sit duty at the barracks from 5:00 last night to 7:00 this morning. Sometimes I wonder what life would be like without the military. To always know when your husband is coming home. To have a predictable life. But it is what it is and this is a good life for us. In 11 years he can retire and we can buy a house and settle. Until then we are in Hawaii!!!!!! What could be better then raising beach babies?! Also, Jason got his picture taken for the board to review for promotion at Quantico. Fingers crossed. I know he can do it. He is such a good Marine with a great heart and has so many accomplishments.

"Where's your tummy?"

At the doctor's office

"What mom? I didn't tear this notebook up".

The housing we get if and WHEN Jason makes Staff Sgt.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Sick Baby

Jaxon woke up at 6:30 this morning. He usually gets up at 7:30. Right away I saw gookies in his eye and he was coughing again with chest congestion. He has been fussy and clingy and vomited a couple times. I called the base clinic in hopes they could get us in today but the soonest appointment is tomorrow at 1:45. I miss Dr. Chabbra and Sait's office. They would always get us in the same day. Welcome to the military :) I anticipate they will prescrible eye drops and tell us to use the humidifier and give him pedialyte. Other then cuddle the baby all day I got the two guest rooms cleaned and semi ready for our parent's arrivals next week. I was wanting to go to the beach tomorrow since Daddy has duty but I guess we will have to put that off.

On another note I want to thank Mandi for helping me organize my blog. It totally confused me and somehow I managed to get it all messed up. So thank you so much Mandi for the overhaul!!!!

I tried to capture his pink eye. It's his right one. Well tonight I realized it had spread to the other one too.

Lilli's closet. She has more in a box that hasn't been hung up yet.

Guest room finished

Office area in the guest room. I love when everything is organized!!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Just Another Day

Not too much happened today. It was raining on and off so we stayed in so to not get caught in it. Jaxon was a big helper while Mommy cleaned. We are getting the guest rooms ready for the grandpeople to come. My parents are coming next Wednesday and Jason's parents will be here next Friday. We are so excited to see them. We haven't installed a gate at the top of the stairs yet so anywhere I go upstairs I have to haul the baby with me. I just put him in the hamper that I had clean clothes in and gave him a ride back and forth through the hallway. It has wheels on the bottom so it went super fast. That was the action of the day. He then pushed it himself and walked a good ways with it. I of course didn't have my phone on me to take a pic :(

Catching up...

It has been 4 long months since I have last posted. I vow to never let that much time go by without updating. Actually, my goal is to update daily. Well that is ideal but everyone knows how life goes with kids. But one day my house will be quiet and I will look back on this blog and see what my day to day life was like with my young family and thank God that I captured the moments. So let's catch up, shall we....

LIFE ON THE ISLAND is absolutely beautiful EVERYDAY. The weather right now is between 75 and 80 degrees and is quite humid but we have a steady island breeze. We live in Kailua which is about 30 minutes northeast of Honolulu. The culture is so different from the mainland. There is a strong Asian influence here. Everyplace you go serves spam. I have been on the search for a normal seafood restaurant. The only place I have found is Red Lobster, lol. So for now I buy frozen crab legs from the commissary and steam them at home. It's a good substitute. I can not express enough how I long for crabs. I literally dream of Gilligan's (my favorite seafood restaurant). Anyway, when we got here to the island we were anticipating staying in the hotel for a couple months as we have heard it takes a long time to get a house for Jason's rank. But luckily we were offered a place 2 weeks after we got here and were able to move in 2 weeks after that. So a total of 4 weeks in the hotel and eating out everyday, we were grateful to get any house we could. But we didn't just get any house, we got just what we wanted thanks to my husbands awesome persuasion skills. We told the housing lady we wanted a 4 bedroom house with a privacy fence and we got just that. The houses that we rate only have a 10 x 10 patch of grass for a yard and a little picket fence that provides no privacy. We are very grateful for our house. We have 3 beaches here on base. One of them is about a 10 minute walk from the house. Right now my goal is to turn this place into a home by doing my favorite thing of all time, decorating! I am trying to go slow and do one room at a time so as I complete them I post a pic. Our bedroom is #1 on the list. More about the island; we have everything we need. Most of my favorite stores are just a 20 to 30 minute drive. Topping that list is Target. Thank you Lord! I could not live 3 years without a Target. The only thing we are missing is a Bed Bath and Beyond. But I can make do. Hawaii is going to be a great experience for our family.

JAXON continues to thrive and amaze us everyday. He is so special. He has taken a couple steps but lacks the confidence to take off. I think anyday he will just do it. He says "mama" "mom" "dada" "daddy" "baby" and "ni-ni" (night night). He is still needing his bottles with formula. He is drinking 3 a day; 1 before each nap during the day and 1 at bedtime. I know that I need to start depleting bottles soon but it scares me because he is so hard to put to sleep as it is that I feel like if his bottle was taken away it is going to be impossible. The only way to get him where he needs to be is to just do it. Just a few months ago he was so easy to put down now he must be held in our bed, fed his bottle and held until he falls asleep in our arms. I'm not going to lie, I love this. I know it can't last much longer because of the new baby coming but still. He lays there and plays with my face for a little bit. We are learning body parts so he sticks his finger in my eye socket and I have to say "eye" then he sticks his finger straight up my nostril and that is "nose" then he plucks my lip, lol.Then when he gets sleepy (usually 10 minutes after beating up my face) he puts his little chunky arm around my neck and closes his eyes. He is starting to do so much. I ask him "where's the baby" and he points to my tummy and says "be-be". He pats his tummy when you ask "where's your belly". He just learned to put up one finger when you ask how old he is. He mimics us when we cough because I have always done that when he coughs. He thinks it's hilarious. Sometimes he just fake coughs out of nowhere. He eats all table food. We always give him what we are eating unless it's taco night or something else spicy. He does really well with eating. His favorite food is green beans. It is so hard to believe that in 10 days he will be 1! Also, in
March we visited the "helmet doctor". Jaxon has a helmet to wear until August to reshape his head. When he was born he came out sideways and has had a lopsided shaped skull since. It has made some improvement but it is still not perfect. We call him lumpy head. It's a term of endearment.

THE PREGNANCY is going great. We still can't believe we are having another baby this soon but stuff happens. Since I last posted we found out we are having a girl. We are beyond elated. We were done having kids anyway but this is just perfect, one of each is exactly what we wanted. She is due September 27th. My Dad is hoping she will get here on the 19th because that's his Birthday. Since Jason got to name Jaxon I got to name this one. We decided on Lillian Tiffany. Lillian after my grandmother who was a huge part of my life and who continues to hold a big piece of my heart. We were very close. And Tiffany after my cousin who passed away 4 years ago in a car accident. She was the sister I never had and I miss her everyday. I have gone through a wedding, a baby and 2 pregnancies without her. I always thought she would be by my side for all of it. But God saw it fit to call them home and I could think of no better way to honor them then to name our daughter after them. We will call her Lilli. I think everyone else is really excited for her arrival too because thanks to all of her Grandparents and Aunts Lilli has just as many clothes (probably more) then Jaxon. I really want to take a pic of her closet. It's crazy. I feel her kick all the time. She is just as active as Jaxy was.

I don't have any new pics to post because my camera is broke so I have to get a new one when I can. I will take some tomorrow with my phone. Not as good quality but it will do.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Big News...

Mommy needs a break so I'm shipping him to Grammie and Grandpa's!
He had a blast playing in the peanuts from his rocking chair box.
"Look, I have a big boy chair!"
He loves his rocking chair Nana and Papa sent him. (Thanks Nana and Papa, we love you!)
He also loved the bubble plastic from the ornaments.
I love his eyes.

Mommy and Jaxy, both looking a mess!
Unwrapping his Christmas presents from his Aunts and Uncles and cousins! He had to play with each and every toy and book!

This the "AHHH" I was telling you about. Jax just loves it.
The first time he bit his lip. Look he actually broke skin. He was more startled then anything.

This was a day that I had to get cleaning done and he would scream if I put him down so I strapped him on.

He loves his monkey Aunt Jo got him.

Most of you probably already heard that we are expecting baby #2 in October. This was not planned at all but we are happy that Jaxon will have a brother or sister so close in age to always play with. With all the moving around we will be doing with the military our children will always have one another and they will never be the only new kid in their school. We like that idea. I am much more sick with this one then I was with Jaxon. I am sick all day long and ginger-ale and saltines only do so much. Jaxon is doing great and is reaching all the milestones day by day. It seems he is doing something new with each day that passes. As of right now he has 2 teeth on the bottom and he is never in the same spot you put him. He is scooting backwards like nobody's business. He says "Da-Da" all day long. And imitates Jason. They have a little thing between them; Jason says "AHHHHH" real loud at Jaxon and Jax just thinks it's the funniest thing then he gives his little baby "ahhh". It is great having him. The days are never the same. I just wish he would take more naps. It's great when he sleeps I lay down with him now and sleep as long as he will possibly let me. We are preparing for our move to Hawaii. We pack out on Feb. 8th & 9th then we will be living with my parents until we leave in early April. Which is a good thing because I can use all the help I can get with Jaxon because this new baby sickness is crippling. That's it for now! P.S. Jaxy went for his 6 month shots this week and weighed in at 20.10 lbs and measured at 27 inches.

“The love of a family is life's greatest blessing”