Slow down baby! I feel like I just blink and my baby grows out of his clothes. Our little Casen is now four months old…see his photo here. (still working on his birth story.)
So happy and giggly. He laughs all the time…makes so many noises and squeals. Good ones, the kind that just make you smile. I think he officially rolled over, BUT momma hasn’t seen it or captured it yet. So…it’s not quite official. Ha! By the time I do he will probably be sitting up! Oh man, I say it all the time, but we are so lucky that he is such a good baby. Sleeps through the night…nine hours last night. Never cries. Well, unless he is hungry. Sometimes I just let him when he does, so I know he can.
Loves his jump-a-roo and his brother. Jaxon calls him is ‘budder’. Last night Jax was running around the livingroom in circles and Case just watched and followed him every time around. Hilarious! We got it on video.
Jax. My wild one. He’s yet again, another month older. I thought he was a chatterbox last month, well he is quite the mumbler. Talking multiple sentences so fast, even I sometimes have trouble interpreting. His new favorite word is ‘not’. ‘I not wanna’ ‘Not whittle milk, bid milk mommy’ ‘No not changa my diaper’. Follow him on twitter…it’s a great read when you need a laugh.
He has a little tude sometimes…bossy. Other times he is so funny. He has been learning just about every animal and what sound they make. The newest is a shark, a wolf and a woodpecker. He is so smart…says them and sometimes does little hand motions. When he forgets, he always asks, ‘whats zat says?’ My favorite one is the mouse. No noise, he just sniffs…for cheese. Ha! I taught him that one.
Lately, we have been trying to do more activities, like painting and making things. Pinterest is so helpful for diy ideas. I also like seeing what Made by Joel has up his sleeve. I’ve been wanting to post our fish tank we made…but we still have a few fish to add. Yesterday we made a paper party hat. He’s into hats.
In other news…he is still not potty trained (booo!) and can officially undress himself.
- mom: did you tell daddy what you heard today?
- jax: a pecker bird.
- dad: a what?
- jax: a pecker bird!
- dad: a woodpecker?
- jax: a woodpecker.
- mom: how does a woodpecker go?
- jax: bop. bop. bop. bop. bop. (while poking his cheek)
- Jax: mom what yare doing?
- Mom: working.
- Jax: [giggle] you workin.
- Mom: yep.
- Jax: good.
I’m a little late in posting Casen’s update, but when we were on vacation…he turned three months old. See his photo here.
He’s kind of a chunk. I think he weighs about 16 lbs. Super smiley. Not a fan of cuddling. Likes to squirm. I did get him to fall asleep on me one time recently though. He is so independent. It’s like he is happier laying in his bed or swinging rather than being held. Starting to grab on to things…which go straight to his mouth! Hasn’t rolled over yet but can somehow spin around in a 360 on his back. Loves to sleep on his side…he sleeps all night too! Hates the bink. He has learned where his hands are and started to suck his thumb, which is something Jax didn’t do. Trying to figure out how to avoid that habit. I’ve heard its actually not a bad thing now because it’s his way of soothing himself. He’s such a good baby…we are so blessed.
One year ago today we got married! I remember it oh so well…one gorgeous, sweaty day of celebrating and dancing in the rain. It has been an awesome year. Full of highs and lows. Lots of changes. All of which have made us stronger and closer. We’ve been with each other for almost eight years…I can’t imagine what the years ahead of us will bring, but I know they will be grand.
I love you T. I love our boys. Happy Anniversary to us!
photos by MNC photography
We are back! Just wanted to share a few photos from our vacation to Mexico!
DAY 1: Got to the airport three hours early because we had a few nervous travelers with us. We went with our friends, Ryan & Joan. First beverage exactly at 6am helped lighten the mood. Made me smile when Thomas stopped at every gate to look at the planes…first time flyer. ;) After boarding, he was glued to the window while I watched reruns of the Hills, drinking vodka and ginger ale. Successfully landed. Cleared customs and got on the bus. The guide was teaching us how to speak a few things in Spanish..’Mas cervesas por favor’. We arrived at our resort…huge! Checked in and went straight to the lunch buffet. The beach was gorgeous…so blue. Swam for a bit and then went to the pool. Um the biggest pool ever…swim up bars, water fountains. We had quite a few cocktails. Played a little volleyball with some other vacationers. Back to the beach…this time the waves were much stronger. I lost my sunglasses…so did Joan. For dinner we ate at the French restaurant. Ordering off the menu is pretty hilarious because we had the slightest clue as to what we were getting. After dinner we caught the end of a Micheal Jackson show…not bad, but I was tired.
DAY 2: Booked our excursions. Then got some spots at a cabana and swam at the pool. Loving the Bahama Mamas! We took out a catamaran at the beach. Ryan got sick so we turned back. Boo. Thomas and I went kayaking instead. Got to talk to Jax! He said he was busy playing games. ‘I you Dat’, ‘I you Mommy’. My heart just melted. He sounded so big. Just wanted to squeeze him so tight. After dinner at the Italian restaurant, we went for a walk on the beach and saw a giant sea turtle. But then got kicked out not knowing that the beach closes. And so does the pool. At 8 pm…but that didn’t stop us. The guys went to buy a cigar, but Ryan rushed back to get us. Not sure what caused it, but Thomas’ face swelled up out of nowhere! We think it may have been the acid they were using to clean the cement. Benedryl, a shower, and cold soda cans later, it didn’t go down much.
DAY 3: Thomas’ face was still swollen. He was a trooper, just kept his sunglasses on. Our first excursion was the jungle tour. We drove little boats to the coral reef and then went snorkeling. Tried to take photos but not too many turned out. It was fun but my skin was burning not used to wearing so much sunscreen. We got back to the resort relaxed. Poor Thomas was wiped from the Benedryl…hoping it would go away soon.
DAY 4: We went to XPLOR, we didn’t really do our research very well because it was a theme park. It was fun but the lines were awful. We went zip lining on 14 different lines. The tallest one was the best. 302ft…80sec. I wasn’t a fan of the surprise water slide in the middle. We took these little amphibious cruisers for a drive around the ‘jungle’ and swam in the caves. Didn’t really enjoy dinner at the resort’s Hibachi grill because I was in and out of the bathroom all night! I finally just went back to the room and got some medicine. Then we enjoyed some live music in the courtyard.
DAY 5: We missed our kayak tour. Got to talk to our little man again though…ahh I miss him. Talking like crazy. My mom said Casen went to Homecomer’s (tiny fair in my hometown) with his cousin London. We spent the day relaxing at the pool. Played a few pool games and won a bottle of tequila. Let’s just say got a little tipsy. I didn’t eat lunch, decided to lay out. After the swim up bar closed we went to the beach. Took another swim and I was raft surfing on the waves. Stumbled back to our room, ate a bite of room service and passed out. About 10pm Thomas woke me up saying he had back pain. Jumped up to help. It wasn’t going away. He finally let me call the on-site medic. Got an IV and still didn’t get better.
DAY 6: Called the ambulance and got to the hospital emergency about 2:30. He was admitted for kidney stones at 5am. Really?! Meanwhile I was trying to deal with payment. In Mexico you have to pay for everything upfront and then your insurance will reimburse you. What a mess…$600 ambulance ride?! After several x-rays and ultrasounds it was a kidney stone…3mm. Just a waiting game. Stayed the night in the Cancun Hospital. Grrr. What a vacation!
DAY 7: Still hasn’t passed. Phone dead and out of cash. Sitting in the room watching the Olympics in Spanish…the FAB FIVE, swimming, ping pong and kayaking. After a nap and a side of french fries…he finally passed it and we were released at 6pm. Agh!! This tiny thing caused that much pain. I’m so glad he is better now. Took a taxi back to the resort. Couldn’t wait to take a shower. Our friends were so bored without us. Ate at the the Hibachi restaurant again, so yummy. After dinner we watched fire dancers in the courtyard…pretty incredible. Super bummed it was time to leave, but we were both ready to eat normal food again and see our boys!
Long story short. It was a fun break from our everyday routine, just one too many hiccups. Lessons were learned for sure. But we are home safe…and with a tan!
Hasta luego Mexico.