Monday, April 27, 2009

A Case of the Monday Crazies

This morning, I was microwaving Jackson's grits. Such a good southern fella. I got his gourmet breakfast out of the microwave, and realized I had failed to adhere to step 2 of the complicated 3 step process, add 1/2 cup of water, to the cooking process. Basically, I nuked the sand like substance. I tried again, and did follow all of the directions. Success!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

14 Months Old

Tomorrow, Jackson will be fourteen months old. He is just so much fun! He makes Blake and I laugh all the time at the silly little things he does. He is getting so close to walking, but not quite there yet. His new words this month are Papa, more, door (d0w), out, look, and book. This week in particular has been very interesting for Jackson, as well as us...We have made three visits, yes, count them, 1...2....3....visits to the doctor this week. We very rarely have to take Jackson to the doctor, with the exception of well visits, but this week was just a bit different.

Jackson made the complete transition to whole milk about two weeks ago. To make a long story short, he had Eczema all over his back and around his eyes, and sometimes his mouth, that would magically go away if he didn't drink milk for a few days. On Wednesday, we visited Dr. Wiley, and Jackson has a mild milk allergy, that he will probably outgrow as he gets a little older. We are now the proud owners of French Vanilla Silk and Soy Baby Yogurt. Yum. I am searching for coupons. I haven't been clipping for that type of product.

Friday, I came home from work. Jackson felt warm. My mom had babysat Jackson Friday, and said he was not acting quite like himself.....I took his temperature....103.7. Wow. Back to the doc, they wanted to see him. Ear infection #1. Ammoxicillin and soy for Jackson. By the way, in case you didn't already know, Publix fills lots of Gotta love Publix.

Today, we got Jackson out of the crib. Eczema better. New rash....almost everywhere. Call the nurse...she says keep an eye on it. Call if it gets worse. By 5:30, he is covered (eyes, legs, fingers, feet, everywhere). We took him to PM Pediatrics. Nice place. He either has a virus, (hence the high fever), or a penicillin allergy. Wow. We got new medicine. Unfortunately Publix Pharmacy was closed. Had to pay at CVS. Administered new meds. I laid my Jack down. He went to sleep, then about 10 minutes later, he threw up all in the crib. Blake cleaned it up. He is such a good husband....I love him!

I am praying he feels (and looks) all better tomorrow. Happy 14 months Jackson!! I am not sure when I am "supposed" to stop posting monthly updates of you, but I think I will do it just a little while longer, sweet boy!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Just an update

Things have been going pretty good at the 'ole Freeman house. Blake and I are both wrapping up the school year. TCAP is over. There are actually 22 days of school left at my last count, 19 if you count the personal day, dental appointment, and appointment with a paper gown the last week of school.

We did bid a farewell about three weeks ago to "my car, " White Lightning, as I liked to call her. She was a "good one," but it was time for her to go to a new family to make new memories. As we bid her a farewell, several memories that stand out in my mind are:
-this was the car I had when Blake and I got married
-Blake hit the wall on the "W" road on Signal Mountain and scratched up the paint
-this automobile could probably drive itself to Dr. Childs' office during my pregnancy with Jackson
- Jackson came home with us in this car
- the infamous dog hitting incident during Christmas (I would link to go that story on my blog, but I don't know how). It involved a major part of my bumper detaching itself, as well as saying good bye to one of the fog lights.
-having a less than minor rear end collision on the way home from church and going into a crazy postpartum rage at the lady that barely tapped our bumper....WWJD? It was not one of my finer moments.
-not even sure how many hours of my life I spent nursing in this car
-turning my head just right, with the stroller in some weird contortion, just trying to get in it the trunk, whilst hoping no one is watching, or laughing

With all of that being stated, I am enjoying making new memories in my new to me, Mommy car. I love it!
And......someone has learned to climb. Look who got quiet in his room.....and look what I found!

He is also standing alone, now. He looks a bit Elvis here.

I asked him where his head was.....he said "i un no." Love the gestures.

Shake what your momma gave you, boy!

Blake loves this picture. Seriously, not sure why. Brush those pearly whites, baby.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Easter Sunday

Jackson, and his best girl, Abby

Jackson and Blake's bunny cake creation

We had a great Easter Sunday! We had such a wonderful time spending time with our families. We went to church Sunday morning, and had an awesome service. We then headed to my parents' house for lunch rotation #1. She cooked a wonderful Paula Dean style meal, and I ate way too much sweet potato casserole! We then headed off to lunch rotation #2, at Blake's grandmother's house. We had a fun time hanging out, sitting in the yard, and just being together. Jackson, and mostly Blake, decorated a bunny cake. Since Blake was a little boy, his grandmother bakes cakes and provides decorations for all of the grandchildren to have a "friendly, " (now somewhat, okay very, competitive) contest. This year Blake even took the eggs we dyed to accessorize the cake. We then went back to Blake's parents house for a bit, so they could give Jackson his Easter basket.

Oh...the other day, Blake and I were at the mall, and we saw the Easter bunny, sitting on his throne, of sorts, sending text messages. Blake and I both found this hysterical. Maybe it's the recession, and people aren't feeling the bunny pics, I don't know. Maybe he was texting the tooth fairy.

Dying Easter Eggs

Easter Egg Hunt at Church

Jackson with Uncle Fireman Brad

Amy and sweet Emma (in her last ride in the carrier)

I accidently uploaded similar photos, and can't figure out how to get the dupilicate to disappear, so here we are again!

Just Jackson

Saturday, April 4, 2009

13 Months Old

Jackson was 13 months old on March 26. He is really starting to look like a little boy. He isn't walking yet, he does cruise behind a truck that he got for Christmas. He seems to be adjusting to his new schedule just fine. He kind of whimpers when I leave for work, but stops within a few seconds of me leaving, and sometimes he doesn't cry at all, which makes it much easier on both of us! He is continuing to pick up lots of words. He can say: hey, hello, bye bye, ball, dog, oh look, wow, mama, dada, nana, no no, and hot (which is what he calls oatmeal). He says a couple of other words, but not consistently, like "out" and "more" His "tricks" are: showing people where his head is, making monkey noises (not dog or cat..monkey??), playing peek a boo, and blinking his eyes when asked where his pretty eyes are. He also has a meltdown if he see bananas out in public, anywhere. He must have one. Oh, and the little guy takes naps for both of his babysitters. What is up with that? I guess that is about all that is new with Jackson lately. I am so excited, summer is on the way!