Friday, December 25, 2009

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Ready for Christmas!

We can't wait for Christmas around here and we're excited that Dad has a week off after Christmas!! Yah!!
Jimmer turns 6 months on Christmas Eve and he's doing pretty well. At his doctor's appointment on Monday he weighed 15 lbs 11 oz and was 26 1/2 inches long. The doctor said that his weight is normal for a baby born under 7 lbs. And apparently Jimmer has a big noggin. Hopefully his body catches up with his head soon :).
Jimmer was sleeping through the night for about a week and then started waking up again (once or twice a night). At our appointment, Dr. Freestone asked how he was sleeping and then told me that I needed to let him cry at night because he is just waking up out of habit now :(. Last night we let him cry and the crying lasted on and off for about an hour and a half. Hopefully it won't take too many more nights to get back to sleeping through the night because it just broke my heart. I'm trying to tell Jimmer it was the mean doctor's fault. I don't know if he believes me.
We also have to schedule an ultrasound for the back of Jimmer's neck because he has a fatty lump back there. The doctor thinks it is just fat around some lymph nodes, but wants to make sure it is not a cyst. Don't know how he'll treat it if it is.
Other than that, James and I are just enjoying life with Jimmer and getting excited for the holidays. Not really the snow...but the holidays. I'm already talking about how I can't wait for summer, and we just had the first day of winter...yikes.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


Jimmer has been practicing his sitting up skills lately. He's getting better by the day. (At first I wrote "spitting up", but Jimmer doesn't need to get better at that. He's already a pro.)

Eating, Rolling, Playing...

Warning...lots of pictures!

Trying rice cereal for the first time

Loving the jumperoo

Playing and rolling

Trying squash

Jimmer is 5 months now and he's growing so fast. He definitely thinks he's big now. Lately he's been eating rice cereal and squash, rolling all around, laughing, playing in his jumperoo, jabbering, and scratching things. His favorite toys are my cell phone, the remote control, and the wipes box.

Oh and for 4 months Jimmer weighed 13 lbs 10 oz and was 23 3/4 inches. His doctor doesn't really tell you the percentiles, but when I looked them up I think he was about 25th percentile for weight and 10th percentile for height. Definitely not a really big guy. But hopefully with this baby food eating he'll beef up :)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

4-Month Photos

Jimmer will be 5 months next Tuesday, so I thought I'd better get some 4 month photos posted. We love Jimmer so much and can't get enough of him (except at 1am and 4am)! We're working on sleeping through the night :).

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Turkey, Turkey...Halloween

Jimmer loved his turkey costume. I wonder why?

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The Patch o' Pumpkins

Jimmer's rosy cheeks. Poor little guy.
Jimmer with his pumpkin (and his Dad)
Katie getting ready to pick up that pumpkin. Gotta use your legs for this one.
She did it!
Silly Grandma practicing her vampire face (I think)
It may have been a fun idea to go pick pumpkins at the patch, but it was FREEZING! Just look at the sky and mountains in the last picture. It was way too early for that cold weather! We still had fun, even Jimmer with his rosy cheeks.


Jimmer playing Dad's favorite game of "Rage".

Jimmer loves his bouncy seat...

but I should probably start strapping him in (see picture in the middle).

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Timp Caves & Moab

We've had a few fun weekends this last month. We went to Timpanogos Caves with the Farish family one weekend and then to Moab with the Rees family the next.
Timp Caves was cool inside, but the mile and a half hike straight uphill was not fun. The picnic and nap afterwards were great though! My dad sacrificed some sleep and got up at 6am to go stand in line for tickets to the caves since it was a free day at all the National Parks. Oh and I could not get the stupid camel pack to work during the entire hike. James figured out when we got home that it was locked and all we had to do was lift up the cap a little. Erg.
We went to Moab to meet up with James' older sister, Kristy, and her family who were driving from St. Louis to Arizona to go to a family reunion and stopping for a day in Moab. While we were there James rode his bike on slick rock, we ran and jumped down a huge sandhill, and hiked to the Delicate Arch (another mile and a half journey, but this time not so hard). I really enjoyed the king bed at the La Quinta and eventhough Jimmer usually hates his carseat, he did great.