Monday, April 28, 2008

Brief update...

So this weekend was another big first for us.

This was the first time I spent a night away from Jack. Last weekend my students earned their way to compete in the State journalism competition. So this past Friday, we hopped on the bus and went to Charleston, Ill for the night to compete at Eastern Illinois University on Saturday. It was a little difficult. I kept trying to burb my students or to get them to take a nap, but they just wouldn't do it. Luckily, they are great kids and kept me occupied the whole time so I didn't get too down.

Steve and Jack had a fun weekend too. They played on Friday with Nanna, and she stayed over to play on Saturday too. There was lots of smiling and giggling. There was some crying too, but only because Jack's still trying to get used to his sleep schedule.

Anyway, I thought I'd record the momentous occasion. I lived through a night away from my boys. I'd prefer not to do it, but now I know I can if I have to.

Monday, April 21, 2008

More family fun

We... meaning Steve... have been demolishing the bathroom in the hall in preparation to remodel it. Here is Steve taking out the tub. And he wonders why I worry about him getting a chainsaw!

Fun photos

Here's a quick entry with a couple of photos from our fun family day yesterday. This is Jack's 3-month photo as well as one from our fun walk by the river!

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Long overdue update

Okay, we've been a little busy the last month. Jack was diagnosed with reflux about 2 or 3 weeks ago. Before that, he was crying a ton and in some pain (turns out, that's what too much stomach acid will do to a baby). Now, he's on Zantac (don't worry, they make it in a liquid for babies) and we have switched from breastfeeding to a hypoallergenic formula (much to my dismay, but much better for Jack's esophagus and tummy). We're finally getting into something of a routine, just in time for me to go back to work.

Not everything over the past month has been a struggle though. Jack has started smiling and laughing (even more so now that we have his diet and his meds figured out!). We were also visited by the Easter Bunny. And now that we've started working on routines, we're also reading bedtime stories. This parenting thing gets better and better every day.

So, I return to work on Monday. I'm not going to talk much about that because there really isn't much to say. On the bright side, Steve will be home with Jack for two weeks. I think they're really going to have some fun while I'm away. I've heard plans of baseball watching (the Cubs won today!) and some visits to friends. I will be jealous.

Now for the fun... here are some photos from the past month!




Easter Boys

smiling 1

jack easter 2

jack easter 1



auntie diaper change


smile 1

jack 2month3

jack 2 month1