Thursday, October 27, 2011

Circle of Life

We have good news and bad news.

The bad news first. My grandma (kinda unexpectedly) passed away last weekend. I can't even put into word how I feel about this, I'm speechless. She will be sorely missed.

RIP Grandma (1923-2011)

The good news. I think the picture says it all:

My mom was able to tell Grandma about our new announcement before she passed (and before others knew). Since she couldn't speak, she just smiled and clapped. This made my day to hear that she knew before she died.

BTW--the EDD is the beginning of May and no, we're not going to find out the sex of this one either.

The third time was the charm!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Miscarriage sucks!

Having two miscarriages in a row is really hard, physically, financially and most importantly, emotionally. I don't know which is worse, dealing with the infertility the first time or not being able to sustain a pregnancy again.
The good/bad news is that (so far) there is no reason that this is happening. Just like our infertility. Not sure why, it just is. However, the light at the end of the tunnel is that the first time it was SO well worth the wait with little J. He is the light of our lives and brings us such joy. We are very lucky to have him.
The one thing I keep coming back to and reminding myself is that God has a plan, and what's meant to be, will be. He sure showed us the first time with little J. We just need to be patient and keep strong.
But, it sure is hard when all I see are pregnant women and hear about due dates that were around the same time as both of mine....

Monday, August 16, 2010

6 months

6 months!

I can't believe our little guy is 6 months. I remember thinking back in Feb/March that August seemed so far away and that he would be so big and old then. How time flies and he's now 6 months!

he's about to tip....

Starting solids

I waited as long as I could to start solids. Even though it's our first child, I knew that I wasn't in a rush to have little j start solids....seemed too much of a hassle and hard to try to fit in solids between bottles, esp w/ daycare a few day a week. Plus, bottles are so much easier and quicker to prepare and have him eat!

So, we started with the standard rice cereal. Here's how he did:

He kept trying to grab my hand--either a control thing and/or trying to guide more food to his mouth.

We tried rice cereal for about a week and was about to try another cereal, but poor little buggy got sick with 102.5+ fever. We decided to not push it and just keep the little guy's schedule the same to help him feel better.

We tried oatmeal soon after he felt better and I think he likes it better than the rice cereal. We've stuck with the oatmeal for now. After about 3 days, to see if he was affected by the oatmeal, we forayed into veggies. Me being anal and compulsive couldn't figure out so many things--why is this so complicated?? Do you add veggies in addition to cereal as another meal? What type of veggie is best to start with green or orange? I already knew I wanted him to start veggies before fruit. Thank goodness for the internet. After a bunch of searches, I decided to start with sweet potatoes (still not sure if it should have been a green veggie instead). He loved it even more than the cereal!

Who can resist this smile??

We also had to have him get fed at daycare, so he had his sweet potato today between bottles. Miss Kaylee said he loved it and did great. So glad to hear that daycare doesn't affect his feeding.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Our happy boy

Little j is laughing...=)