Tuesday, June 30, 2009
We tied the knot in the small church that I grew up in. It was a wonderful day. No, everything wasn't perfect, things didn't all end up as planned, but once the day finally arrived, I didn't care anymore. I was going to get married to the man I loved, and really, that was all that mattered.
2 years later and I think it's safe to say that everything in our marriage has not been perfect, and things surely have not turned out as planned. But we still love each other just as much, if not more, than we did on our wedding day. We have an amazing little boy and a home full of love, and that is really all that matters.
Friday, June 26, 2009
But yesterday we went to the doctor (and you know how I hate doctors) for Jackson's 1 year check up, and she seemed kind of worried about him. She kept asking me questions about what he is doing and when I would answer 'no' she would give me these weird looks and say, "Well, I'm sure he'll catch up by his next appointment. We can wait until then to worry about it."
Let's just say, that isn't very reassuring.
Jackson isn't walking yet. I wasn't really that worried about it before. I mean he's a good crawler so I don't think there's really a problem. I know he'll do it on his own time.
He isn't talking yet either. I mean, he babbles ALL THE TIME. He "sings" to me going through the grocery store. He was saying "Hi" for a while but he has stopped doing that. So the doctor was worried that he hasn't started saying any specific words yet and was especially worried that he hasn't said "mama" or "dada." I am more worried about this one, but I don't know what I could be doing differently. I talk to him all the time, I repeat words to him, I sing to him, we listen to music and we read books several times a day. I know that he knows what some things are even if he can't say them. For instance, if you say "snack" anywhere near him and then don't give him a snack, you will have a tantrum on your hands. If you say "ball" he usually goes and gets the ball. If you say "mine" he will come try to take whatever you have away from you, even if he wasn't interested in it a minute ago. But the doctor says she will be worried if he doesn't know at least 6-10 words when we go back in three months.
She also told me I need to get rid of his pacifier, but I'm not going to. not yet anyway, because he's teething and if he doesn't have it he continually bites me. Plus he will not sleep through the night without it.
The last thing, and another one that I really am worried about, is that he is all of a sudden very afraid of taking a bath. He used to love bath time, he would stay in there splashing around for 20 or 30 minutes every night. He would hear the water running and get excited; he would try to crawl into the bathtub before I could even get his clothes off. But all of a sudden a few days ago, he has started hating bathtime. He screams his head off and tries to crawl out. He acts like he is so scared, but I have no idea why he would be. Nothing has happened that should make him afraid. I thought maybe it was just a stage, but when I asked the doctor she said she had never heard of anything like that.
So please, reassure me if you can. Give me advice if you want. Just please don't comment and tell me you had a baby genius who could read at 12 months or something. Tell me your kid didn't walk until she was 3 and kept her pacifier until she was 7. Just tell me I have nothing to worry about, please??
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
"Yeah, why? Is he at the gay bar?"
"Um, yep. He's a drag queen."
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
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Monday, June 22, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
We celebrated Father's Day last Sunday since we were together with a lot of our family and since Jackson & I will be driving back to Georgia on actual Father's Day. Jason racked up on the gifts & Jackson looked super cute in his I Love My Dad shirt :)
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Jackson's birthday party was ridiculous! ha. My mother-in-law is so sweet, she went ALL out! She kept saying, "Well I want Jackson to know we're glad he's here!" It was a jungle theme, just like his room. His great grandfather even nicknamed him Tarzan the first time he met him. And notice how awesome the cake is? My MIL made it herself, even the fondant monkey!
Monday, June 15, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
Jackson has changed everything about my life. He has made me feel a completely different kind of love. He has made me more protective and yet surprisingly calmer (sometimes). He has changed my perspective of many things, and he has definitely given me a new set of priorities.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
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Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Yeah, he likes to get all of his dirty clothes out...and chew on his box of wipes. He really likes playing with that thing for some reason.
And OF COURSE looking at himself in the mirror. He crawls half way around the house and right to this thing to look at himself.
So why do we buy him toys?