Monday, November 18, 2013

6 months old!

Can't believe my baby boy is half a year old! He's growing right up.

Question of the month:

How did you go about introducing solids. I'd like to breastfeed for a year. How do you balance both?

Here's our update:

Monday, October 21, 2013

5 months!

Lil' Jon is 5 months old... a week ago :)

If you are blog hopping over, feel free to skip the vid and read the question below. Just trying to get some input. Thank you :)

Question of the month: Jonathan has little "I want Mom fits" when he has been away from me for over about an hour. It never happens when he is with me, but usually when he gets babysat, after about an hour he just
kind of freaks out - cries really hard to where it seems like something is really wrong and then as soon as
I walk in the door and hold him he is fine. I'm flattered ;) but it makes things really of hard if I need to go anywhere without him. Any suggestions or experience with this? Thanks :)

My Joy-Filled Life

Friday, August 23, 2013

Jonathan is 3 months old!

Here is our 3 month update minus my forehead and the last few minutes that got cut off :)

A few things I forgot to mention:

1. Slobber! I always have a soggy shoulder from carrying him around. He has also mastered the art of slobber bubbles :) Love it.

2. His finger nails grow like weeds. I have to cut them every few days or he looks like he's been in a cat fight.

3. He has blisters on the back of both heals from kicking so much. He's pretty chill in this video but usually he kicks so much he will be all sweaty when I pick him up. I have to keep socks on him now because he was kicking his heals raw :(

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

2 months old

It's been a while :) Here is a 2 month update of what's going on with Jonathan lately! 

2 months!

This was my brother's little baseball outfit... he's in college now.

Friday, May 10, 2013

We're Ready

Dear Baby Boy,

I just thought I'd let you know that we are all ready for your arrival. We've been workin' hard to make sure you have everything you need when you get here...

Here's Dad hanging some lanterns for your nursery

You and me organizing your tiny clothes (that are hard to fold)

We've got everything packed and ready to go to the hospital

Most of the bags are from meets back in the day. One was from regionals when I was 12 and one from Western Nationals when I was 18... and now they're filled with stuff for the hospital to have my first baby :)  Life flies by. Obviously the Monsters aren't for me... or you. 

So now we're all ready for ya and are just impatiently waiting. It's harder to wait now that we've got everything ready to go. 

You have a place to come home in the car

You have a place to sleep

You have a place to eat

You have a place to get changed

You have a place to get clean

... and a place to dry off

You have a place to play

And a place to chill ;)

Soon we'll have pics of all these things + you :)

Can't wait!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

38 weeks

Getting closer! 9 days 'til my due date and 3 days 'til I'm "allowed" to have the baby (my family is all out of town until Sunday). Here's what's goin' on...

(Auto stabilizer is goin' a little nuts. Hence the trippy background movement) 

Part 2: 
Blogger refuses to let me put the video directly on here so here's the link: 

Wednesday, May 8, 2013


Dear Baby,

I'm finally just about done with your nursery so feel free to come see it whenever ya like. Here's what it looks like:

Half of this has no sound because I was covering the mic :/ woops

Friday, May 3, 2013

Dear _________________

Dear Baby,

I forgot to tell you.... 


Dad and I made it official on Easter Sunday. We'd been debating between a couple names for a while and finally decided on one Easter morning on our way to church. I can't wait to tell everyone! Since it took us so long to pick one we are just going to make it a surprise once you're born. Hope you like it :) We do! 

We have a white board in our room that has been our name brainstorming station and now it just has your name on it really big :) 

Hope you're doing well. See you soon! 


Sunday, April 28, 2013

Full Term!

Can't believe I'm full term and could be making that exciting trip to the hospital any day now! I hope it's sooner than later. Some things that have been going on the last couple of weeks...

Sunday, April 21, 2013


Dear Baby,

I have so much to tell you since I haven't updated in over a month! :/

Well, Ashlynn and some of my friends threw me a shower which was so great!! You and I were showered with all kinds of great gifts and tons of books! Everyone was supposed to write a note to you in the cover of a book instead of bringing a card. Such a great idea since I plan on having a whole wall of your room dedicated to books. I hope you'll be a reader :) Readers are smart. 

Tiffany Dean made the beautiful cupcakes and cake pops. YUM!

The theme of the shower was books and vintage toys. Very cute!

Alyssa was a good little helper 

Ashlynn making potato soup! 

Thankful for great friends :) Thanks, everyone!

Grandma and Great Grandma dishing up. And your little Weber friend snuck in there too ;)

There's Grandma Waldram :)

Playing games

Tiff and Harrison

Mrs. Murphy did the devotion

She told me to spank you ;)

Kiera helping me with gifts

Lil' Batman