Saturday, April 25, 2009

Still Coughing

You have been coughing for over three weeks now. And it's not just a little makes me cringe every time I hear it. You are coughing up gunk that is draining I guess. I took you to the doctor last Monday and she said you had a sinus infection. You have been on antibiotics since Monday but your cough doesn't seem to be getting better. On Tuesday night your temperature went up to 103 which is the highest it's ever been. After a warm bath and some Tylenol it quickly went down. You haven't had a temp since Thursday morning so I am hoping that means that you are getting better. I am just worried about that bothersome cough...I can hear all the film in your chest. You aren't eating well either, just a little bit here and there. The sippy cup has definitely been out the window for the past week. I am just worried about you getting enough liquids. I am really hoping and praying that once you get over this that it will be the last of your sickness for awhile. Since you are staying with Grammy when I go to work hopefully you won't catch anything else.

You continue to be relatively happy even though you are sick. You are content to play and you are even taking two and three steps on your own. You can stand on your own for about 20 seconds now before grabbing onto something. You continue to sleep well. You sleep about 11 1/2 hours at night and you continue to take good morning and afternoon naps. I just hate to see you sick!

Monday, April 20, 2009

The Game

So my latest hobby is cutting coupons. The game is to try and save more than you spend. Since I have started working part time I have been trying to find ways to save money. At first I thought, "How much money can you really save with coupons, 50 cents?" You actually can save a lot of money! As you can see from the Publix receipt I spent about $37 and saved $39. So essentially I got about $75 worth of groceries for $37. Yea! I now look forward to going to the grocery store to see how much I can save. If you are interested check out the blogs Fiddledeedee and the Coupon Saving Game to see how you can save money too!

Ok Jackson, about you...You are doing lots of fun new things. Your new favorite place to play is in the kitchen. You love to open and shut the cabinet doors and bang on all the pots and pans. You are starting to point at things too. You point at pictures in books and you like to point at other people's mouths and noses. Another new trick you like to do is to raise your arms up above your head. We will say "arms up" and raise our hands above our head and then you raise your arms up too and then laugh. You think it is so funny!

You are such a sweet boy! You have become quite the snuggler. You love to put your head on mine or Daddy's shoulder, especially when you are tired. All day long you are always on the move and it's so nice at night when we rock together and I give you a bottle and you curl up in my lap with your head on my chest or shoulder. It's one of my favorite times. I am really going to miss giving you a bottle. We may still have a few more months left with the bottle as you are still having a hard time transitioning to the cup. Sometimes you will bite on the spout of the cup and get some milk but mostly you just play with it or drop it on the floor! I continue to try and be patient.

The most exciting news is that now that tax season is over Grammy is going to start keeping you again. Yea!!! You are going to go stay with her at her house and I know you will be so much happier. You love her dogs, Baxter and Lady, and she has a nice quiet house where hopefully you will be able to take your naps. It has been really hard on you and us on the days you don't get your naps. We bought another pack and play to keep over there so you can sleep and we took over some toys and other things. We are so grateful for Grammy!

Monday, April 13, 2009


"Hallelujah, Whatever's in front of me help me to sing, Hallelujah. Hallelujah, Whatever's in front of me I choose to sing, Hallelujah." -lyrics from Bethany Dillon "Hallelujah".

Yesterday was your first Easter and it ended up being a rough day for us. You looked cute but you didn't really feel your best. I know it's going to be a rough day when you wake up crying after a full 11 1/2 hours of sleep. You were very fussy, clingy, and overall unhappy...which is very unusual for you. You had a low grade fever last night and you have had a runny nose and cough for a couple of days. I'm not sure if you are teething or getting sick. I guess we'll find out in the next couple of days.

Even though you had a hard day Daddy and I really enjoyed church and what a great reminder of the FACT that Jesus has risen, He has risen indeed!!! How thankful I am that Jesus loves you and me SO MUCH that he would die on a cross. Thank you Jesus!

We did manage to distract you from your ill mood long enough to get some good pictures. We also did an Easter egg hunt in our front yard for you on Saturday. At first you weren't really sure what we were trying to get you to do, but once you spotted those colorful eggs you went right for them!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

First Step

You took your first unassisted step today. You were standing up on your own and got your balance and then took one step before falling. You are on your way!