Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Monday, September 13, 2010

Baby Carrier #1

Style: Sling

Thanks to my friend Jill and our thrifty shopping trips to target I am now the excited owner of a new "cocoa rose" colored sling. I LOVE it and so does Jayden! Jill was carrying her 1 year old son around in the sling and i said i liked it. We went to target and she hooked me up with the munchkin jelly bean sling. Regularly $30 for only $7.

Reasons i love it:
1. Jayden can lay down and snuggle up
2. Jayden can sit up and look out
3. Its small and easy to roll up in the diaper bag
4. Super easy to use, place over shoulder. drop baby in.
5. Could be used for breastfeeding
6. It's brown and pink

Up Next: Moby Wrap

Friday, September 10, 2010

Happy Two Months Jayden!

Dear Jayden,

Today is September 8, 2010 and you are 2 Months Old! You’re such a little guy but you are starting to act so big. I don’t feel like you’re my itty bitty newborn anymore. But no matter how big you get, you will always be my baby boy!

Your face is starting to look a little older. You are loosing a lot of the dark hair you had a birth. You still have your little mohawk down the middle though. Daddy tells me blonde hair is dormant and doesn’t grow until later. You are starting to grow very blonde hairs that you can see when the sun is shinning on them. You’re eyes a beautiful deep blue. The color of the ocean.

Perhaps the sweetest, most amazing thing in all the world is your smile. Jayden, you are smiling all the time now and I just can’t get enough! When dad or I walk in the room you smile. When Grammy and Grandpa goo and gaa all over you, you smile. When you are lying under your favorite toy (your mobile) you smile. And guess what! Just last week you started to get a little laugh. It’s not a full out giggle but we can hear it and it’s so exciting.

Just the last few weeks you’ve started reaching for things. You like to grab the toys hanging above you on the play mat. You also started bringing your fists to your mouth and sucking on them. When we stand in front of a big mirror, you smile at the little baby starring back at you. You are talking a lot to your toys and to anyone who will listen. “Goo “ and “Coo” is what you like to say.

You are currently wearing 0-3 month clothes. Your torso is longer than your legs. When you wear your shorts, they come down to your ankles and you look so cute. You are in size 1 diapers. We find out on Monday how much you weight. It will be your 2 month apt and unfortunately you will get some shots. L You eat 4-5 oz every three hours. You do such a great job going back and forth from breastfeeding to bottle, from formula to breastmilk. You mostly nurse but this makes it so much easier on Mommy to let Daddy, Grammy, or Grandpa watch you for a bit. If I had just one wish for you on your 2 month “birthday” it would be to sleep through the night! You go about 5 hours between feedings at night. We are patiently waiting and reminding you that sleeping through the night will make everyone feel just a tad bit happier.

It has been one hot summer with the weather in the 90’s for most of it. It makes me so sad to see the weather turning colder now. However, I am so excited for this fall. There is so much to look forward to as you grow. I feel so privileged to be home with you this year. I loved teaching but I love you even more. Thank you for being my good lil’ buddy every day. Thank you for the smiles in the morning and the smiles in the middle of the night. I love you happy little man.

Forever, Mommy

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Labor Day Weekend

Jayden LOVES attention. That is why we decided to take him to a place where we knew he would get his fill....grammy and grandpa's house. As you can tell by this video, the more people "gooing" at him the better.

Pictures from this weekend...

Watching Leap Year with Daddy in honor of uncle jon and aunt karly's trip to ireland.

Spent the day at the mall. Dad and Grandpa LOVE to show me off.

My very first time in the bumbo! I love to be a big boy... no more laying around like a baby!

**A huge THANK YOU to my mom and dad for watching jayden for the day/night so Jesse and I could get some sleep. Also, thanks to my mom for cooking a few dinners for us to bring back home with us. She is absolutely the best mom ever! Hopefully some day i will be as thoughtful of a mom as her! Thanks! **

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Great-Grandma Leidig

Great-Grandma Leidig had a pacemaker put in yesterday. We are so thankful it went well but please pray for her recovery. We love her and are so thankful she made the trip to see jayden in july.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Pool Days...

September is the new Summer...