Monday, December 31, 2007

New Years Eve...

As Aaron and I were giving Jackson his bath tonight, Aaron said "You know your life has changed when on New Years Eve you are baking cookies and not drinking beer." We then started talking about things we did past New Years Eves.

Two years ago we had just found out that our first fertility treatment (Dec. 2005) was unsuccessful. We were at my parents house and I decided not to drink in hopes for success of the next fertility treatment. I remember sitting on my parents couch with our new puppy Rigley (we had just put Barney to sleep) watching everyone drink and have fun, while wondering if Aaron and I would ever be able to have a child of our own. Sure enough though, at the end of January we found out we were pregnant with Jackson!

I can't help but think how much our family and life has changed since then. In just two short years, we have a 15 month old who is absolutely perfect and another baby boy on the way. It is amazing that two years ago I didn't know how our family would end up and now we have everything we could ever hope for (times TWO!).
I hope everyone has a safe and happy New Years! Aaron and I just put Jackson to bed and we are happily enjoying calories from our cookies and not beer this year! (Well, okay, you guys know my husband...he did his drinking last night. :)
Happy 2008!

Friday, December 28, 2007


I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas! My holiday break has been wonderful. Aaron has been on call and hasn't had to work at all, so the 3 of us have been enjoying time at home together.

Jackson loved all of his new toys from Christmas. He is getting better at opening gifts, but he was a little confused about what holiday we were celebrating. Every time we sang "Happy Birthday" to him he would have a huge smile like he does in the pictures I posted. He is starting to know that he is Mr. Funny Man!

We found out today that Aaron passed his irrigation test!! YEA!! We are relived. Our plan is for him to do that on the side.

Everything is going well with the baby. He is still breech and my ribs have been killing me. His little head is pushing against my ribs. My next sonogram is January 11th (my dad's 50th Birthday!) so I will let you all know how that goes. I keep thinking if I eat a lot of sugar he will get hyper and flip to the head down position, but I think the only result the sugar is giving me is extra pounds on the scale. :(

This whole "blog" thing is new to me, but I think it might be an easy way to post pictures and communicate with family and friends. Aaron said it is a bad idea because we are not and he doesn't think anyone would look at ours. haha. So please, next time you talk to him let him know how cool the blog is!