Friday, April 25, 2008

Eating is fun!

Jacob has been having a fun couple of weeks! He has tried more new and exciting foods and has done really well with it. Except for the yogurt...but I promised Randy I wouldn't post pictures of "the incident" Let's just say the yogurt didn't agree with Jacob's stomach...that's all I'll say. Poor little guy! That's what I get for listening to my doctor's advice and not following my intuition! I asked her how much yogurt I should give him since he hadn't had it before...she say if he likes it "give him the whole thing"...hmm...I knew better but decided to give it all to him...bad idea :(

Other than that he has really enjoyed trying out new foods. His favorite lunch right now is chicken noodle soup with bread in it :)

One of my sisters asked me why he didn't eat off plates and instead ate off the table and it's because he just flips over the plate or tries to throw it off the a couple of days later when I was giving him chicken noodle soup I decided to take pictures of what happens when I put a plate/bowl in front of you see why now Ingrid? :)

He started 'scooting' on Tuesday :) I was so excited because he was behind me sitting down on the floor and all of a sudden I looked back and he was right behind me! So I put some toys in front of him to see if he had moved forward or if he had rolled ...and he used his legs to move forward! I didn't think he would crawl because he loves standing, especially in the pack n' play, so we'll see if he crawls. He is loving his new mobility though, and although it's nice because he's more independent, I have to keep a closer eye on him.

Happy drinking juice

Almost flipping over the bowl...


It tastes better off the table!

Happy eating yogurt...(before his stomach disagreed)

Friday, April 11, 2008

Tiger...Watch out!

On Wednesday morning we got a call from Kevin (my father in law) offering to take care of Jacob if we wanted to do something fun! It was Randy's day off so it worked out perfect. We had originally planned to go to a movie...but of course the movies we wanted to see didn't show at the time we could go. Jacob had his 9 month appointment at 3 pm that we decided to go hit a bucket of balls instead. It was my first time so I was preparing myself for a frustrating time. Maybe it was because Randy was so patient with me, but I actually had fun! Randy had bought me new clubs over a year ago and I hadn't used them at all. (They still had the plastic on them...) So this summer I think I might just take up golfing! I have so much to learn and I definitely need to practice, but I'm thinking golfing is my new hobby!

*Have any of you taken golfing lessons before? If so, how did it go? Was it worth it? And did it cost an arm and a leg? It's a possibility for me this summer, since I have ZERO skills, and ZERO experience.

It was a pretty chilly day on Wednesday, it started to rain while we were there. But it was still fun, I can't wait to golf again!

On another, more important note, Jacob's 9 month appointment went well. He is a healthy little guy. He got 2 shots but has done really well with them. He weighed 18.5 lbs and is 29.5 inches long. He's a tall boy! Hopefully he has Randy's height and not mine! He no longer likes baby food! So he's been trying a variety of 'real' food far so good, no allergies, and he seems to
have liked everything he has tried.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008


I loved conference! It was our first conference with Jacob and it was certainly different than any of our previous conferences. Saturday Randy had to work of course, so it was just Jacob and me. For the first session he was ready for a nap by around 10:30am, so I missed a few minutes of it, but was able to watch most of it. Sometime during the 2 hour break between the Saturday sessions, Jacob had some real potatoes and carrots for the first time! He was so funny, he started making faces as soon as I started taking pictures! He liked eating off the table instead of the bowl. Whatever works! I wasn't able to watch any of the sessions from start to finish without having to feed, change or put Jacob to nap, but I guess that's what you get when you have a baby.

I was mostly impressed by the talk given by Elder Ballard. It was totally about young mothers and provided answers to important questions. The answers were simple yet profound. My favorite quote from it was "...the joy of motherhood comes in moments..." It's so true! I think when I first became a mother I was expecting every moment to be joyful and happy...and I quickly learned that is not the case! And I have come to the realization that it's ok. It's ok if you have a rough day, it's ok if you have a rough month! The most important thing I have learned so far is to love unconditionally. When Jacob was younger and he wasn't sleeping more than 2 hour blocks at night, I would hear him cry, and the last thing I wanted to do is wake up from my sleep...I was tired and worn out. But one look at his little face, and any frustrations seemed to leave me...what a little angel! How lucky I am to be able to be such a big part of his life right now, and such a big influence for his future. I also liked when Elder Ballard suggested to the children, "...most of all, you can put your arms around your mother often, and tell her you love her..." I really look forward to that day! I can barely imagine it, but it made me cry to just think of it.

Here's a link to his talk if you'd like to hear it again:

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Fitness Kick

I have been trying to be more active and exercise on Friday after Randy got home from work I suggested we go for a walk. It looked nice and sunny outside, and Jacob and I hadn't gone outside all we decided to go. We ended up all wearing the same clothes! Gray hoodies/sweaters and blue jeans! We should have taken a picture of the 3 of us. Anyways, it got really cold really quick! Since we hadn't used our jogging stroller I thought we'd take it instead of our regular stroller...bad idea. It doesn't really cover Jacob much, and it turned out to be really the poor kid was gasping every time the wind would blow. I felt like such a bad mom...we were all freezing! Randy thought Jacob would be warmer if he just put him in his hoodie...and he was, but I still felt bad. I ended up pushing the empty stroller, which by the way is not very easy to do when you have crazy little nala attached to your foot with her leash so she wouldn't escape. In the end, my idea of a nice walk to the park turned out to be a stressful disaster! (is there a disaster that isn't stressful?) After that wonderful experience we haven't been out to walk yet. It's been too cold lately anyways, so hopefully we can have some real spring weather soon.

**For you stay at home moms reading this: What do you do to keep active during the day other than the regular house work/ chasing kids around? I'm curious to know what you guys do.**

Right now I just started a month long 'program' that if I follow it it's supposed to help me be 'bikini ready' ha! We'll see. I hope I can do it. If you want to know about it, ask me and I'll tell you about it. It's an online thing, and it's I thought I'd give it a try.