Friday, March 20, 2009

One month

I'm told the story is on the Dallas Morning News website if you can't get the paper

My baby boy (or as Bailey likes to call him, Blakey boy) is one month old today! I can't believe it! I know that in the blink of an eye he will be Bailey's age and Bailey will be in kindergarten. Time, please stand still!

Things have been going great here! We are moving along and everyone is adjusting. Today, I got my FIRST nap since Blake was born. It was a glorious 45 minutes! Blake is such a laid back baby. So laid back that when he fusses I start to panic...what's wrong with him? He never cries! I'm sure it's just that he is starting to spend more time awake and would like a little attention please! At night he sleeps for 2-3 hour stretches, which is great. Bailey woke every 1.5 hours for the first 2 months! This kid is going to spoil me!

Bailey is AMAZING with him! He has only gotten jealous 2-3 times and love Blake like you wouldn't believe. He is so protective of him and always wants to know exactly where Blake is. Anyone that comes around us will hear Bailey say "come look at my baby brother"

Have I mentioned that I LOVE having 2 boys? It's so great! I am not sure why there were people that felt sorry for me that I was having another boy (someone actally said to me "oh, that's okay"). I couldn't imagine it any other way.

We had Blake's newborn pics taken last week. They turned out well. If you want to look at them go to then click on the online proofing and the login is Julie

Bailey had a minor injury this week. His arm apparantly got stuck in a chair at Nordstroms and when he pulled it out he got a nurse maids elbow (previously known as supermarket elbow). My mother-in-law, sister-in-law and I could tell he was really hurt because he cried off and on for 1 hour and he held his arm extreemly still for 2 hours. After talking to Jay, we made the decision to take him to a clinic (of course my father-in-law was out of town, so couldn't help). They did x-rays, which were very painful for Bailey because he literally couldn't turn his arm into the position they needed. After determining that it was nurse maid's elbow, which I think is similar to a dislocated elbow, the Doctor had to set it back in place. It took 2 tries and a lot of crying, but he got it. Almost immediately, Bailey was fine. He was so excited that his arm didn't hurt anymore. The first thing he said was that he wanted to call daddy and tell him his arm was all better. Whew! That was a rough afternoon. Luckily, Jay's mom was able to go with me and the boys to the clinic so I had reinforcements. Of course, a strawberry milkshake was a must when we left.
On a side note, the article about Jay and the 2 others hit after the DRC marathon is running in this Sunday's edition of the Dallas Morning News. We previewed the article a couple of weeks ago and were really pleased with how it turned out. So, if you live in the area, grab a copy.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

The Perfect Life

I really do have the perfect life! Let me tell you why...

I have a husband that loves me, 2 amazing little boys, a supportive family, the most generous friends you could ask for and a church that truly cares about my family.

Honestly, does it get any better than this? I have been blessed so much more than I ever could have imagined. God is good! Sometimes I think about my life and I can't believe how great it is, how fortunate we are and how much I love being a mother and wife. I have found my purpose in life.

That's not to say that Bailey doesn't drive me nuts sometimes, but I enjoy trying to teach him how to use his listening ears and good manners, even when I want to beat my head against the wall because he is more stubborn than a mule.

He is a great kid! He has such a tenderheart. And he really loves his brother (regardless of what he might tell you when you ask him). It has been such a joy to watch the two of them together. My cousin Dallas, told me when I was pregnant, that that would be one of the best parts of having two kids. She was right! Bailey is always asking to hold Blake (then a few minutes later says "I want him off of me"), he loves to give him kisses. The other day Blake was in his crib listening to his mobile and I saw something on the video monitor. Bailey had brought his stool up to the crib, was standing on it, reaching into the crib, holding Blake's hand and singing Rock A Bye Baby. It was so sweet. The other day Bailey told Blake, "I love you Blake and God loves you too" Those are the moments I live for. It's a perfect life!