Thursday, August 26, 2010

BABY NUFFER #2 is on his/her way!!!!

That's right, we were waiting to tell everyone, but today we had our second appointment and the second sono and Baby Nuffer #2 is doing well. Most of you know that we had a miscarriage in June after struggling with infertility, it was a very devastating time for us. We were "advised" to wait a couple cycles before trying again (and we were going to take the advice), but a little voice, I know now it was the Spirit, told me we should try again as soon as possible. I talked to Jim and he agreed and sure enough baby #2 is on it's way again! This little one is very healthy and has a strong heartbeat!! We aren't out of the woods yet, I'm just under 9 weeks and at 12 weeks our chances of miscarriage drop significantly. I don't feel we'll be out of the woods until I have our little baby in my arms, which will only give me a whole new set of stresses to worry about. ;)

This is Baby Nuffer #2 at 6 weeks and 5 days. If you look close it's off to the right and you can make out the giant head on top with tiny arm and leg buds.

Here is Baby Nuffer #2, or as I call it, "Baby Bug", at 8 weeks and 5 days today. In most of them you can't see much other than Baby Bug's giant head (which hold it's giant brain), but the bright spot in the body is the heartbeat. In the last picture, at the bottom, you can see little crossed legs with feet. SO CUTE!!

Anyway, we are SO excited to finally be able to tell people!!

To all of our church friends: We haven't been inactive, I've been on bed rest. We weren't ready to tell people except the RS president and the bishop, but now you can all know. I'm off bed rest now and I will see you all on Sunday!

PS I was originally due April Fool's day which made me think it's a girl because I want another boy so badly, but now I'm due April 3rd. ...I still think it's a girl though. ;)

Monday, August 23, 2010

My little man turned 2!!

So no one ever told me that the second year of life goes by much faster than the first. It seemed like we just had Jackson's first birthday party a couple months ago, but nope, it's been a year. August brings the HOTTEST weather of the year and my little man's birthday.

Jim and I decided that this year we weren't going to have a big party like last year, just a small little get together with family, but little by little the party got bigger and bigger. I'm glad we threw him a big boy birthday party and think everyone had a good time.

Jackson really likes Toy Story, especially Buzz, so we decided to throw a Toy Story party. It worked out great because stores are busting at the seams with Toy Story mania!!

So, I realize it looks like Toy Story threw up in our house, but Jackson loved it!!

His cake... not too bad.

And we had Toy Story 2 playing in another room for everyone who didn't want to go outside and play in the water... or as I like to call them, party poopers.

Parenting books call my child "spirited", I call him crazy, but I find that if he gets to go outside and rummage through dirt and grass, play, and wonder around he has much fewer "crazy" moments throughout the day. We bought him a little pool and water table to play in outside when the weather is hot and he really likes to play in water, so we made his birthday a water birthday. Maggie came over to help Jackson celebrate his big day and they had so much fun togehter.

Then daddy started to spray them with the water, the both loved to get sprayed with the water, especially Maggie.

Jackson kept trying to get daddy's attention so that daddy would spray him again and again and again and again...

Anyway, it was a REALLY fun day and I know Jackson had a blast! Thank you everyone who came out to help us celebrate Jackson's 2nd birthday. And if you ask Jackson if he had a good day, he'll say, "YES!!!!!!"

I ALMOST FORGOT!!!! Sarah reminded me of how sweet Jackson was while he was opening up his presents. Every time he would rip a present open he would say, "thank you" over and over again. So sounded like this, RIP, "thank you!", RIP, "thank you", RIP, "thank you"!! It was so cute, I didn't even prompt him to say thank you until after he opened everything and then I told him to say thank you to everyone and he did loud and clear!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Sorry it's been awhile, but we've all been sick with rashes and fevers... YUCK!! And we missed FHE this last Monday because Jackson was sick, but we'll resume back next Monday (if we don't sneak one in before then).

So, a couple Monday's ago we learned about Cain and Abel. Pretty rough story for a 23 month old btw. Anyway, we watched the story on ldsfriend and we talked about what it means to be "your brothers keeper", in this case it means sharing. Jackson spends a lot of time with his friend Maggie who is 6 months younger than him, so they're both learning how to share... slowly. After our little discussion we colored a picture about two little kids sharing their toys and being good "brothers keepers". Jackson made sure to use every single one of the crayons in his box and I'm just grateful I brought out the box of 24 and not the box of 196 crayons Jim bought me for Christmas a couple years ago or he'd still be coloring.