once again, if you are reading this, you are tagged! Do it! NOW!
What is your religion? Christian. As far as denomination, that's up in the air. Raised Catholic, sort of unofficially switched to Baptist while we were dating, but we are really interested in Methodist. I could care less what I am labeled, that means nothing to me, I just want to find a good church family and a preacher that speaks to me. You know what I mean :) B's schedule makes it hard to try out churches, but we are working on it.
Favorite Christmas hymn? We 3 Kings, O Holy Night
(honestly, they are too sour cream-y, I just added that to make you feel special)
Ok, so if you're reading this...consider yourself "tagged".
Did you go to college? Where did you go? Graduation year? Major?
I started out at San Jac. I wasn't really motivated, so staying at my parent's for a few extra years was prob a good bet. I got an associates in computer programming. Then I moved to San Marcos to go to Southwest Texas State University, although it got changed to Texas State while I was there. I started out with the programming stuff, and was majoring in math. But then I decided that although I was good at programming, it was WAY too boring and I needed something more. So I switched to art. I would have rather done photography since I had been taking photog classes, but they didn't offer a minor in it. (I was pretty much done with my math major by then) so I just went with art & design as my minor. Long story. Long college career, come to think of it. I was in school a L O N G time.
Do you have kids? Are you planning on having kids? How many?
yes! But you know that. My Baby G. As far as how many... 2 for sure, up to 4. It changes. We would love to have 4 kids, but the logistics (money, house size, etc) get us (ahem, B) sidetracked. God knows what is the best for our family. I'll leave it at that.
What do you do for a living?
I work for my in-laws in their office. It has been a major blessing though, I get to stay home for a year with my little man. Now thats a nice maternity leave. (unpaid, this isn't Canada!)
Do you have any pets?
2 beagles and a kitty. Nevaeh is 5 1/2, B got her for me for our first dating anniversary. Madi will be 3 in two weeks, B surprised me with her not long after we got married. And Niko! B is allergic to cats, I grew up with them, but figured I would never be able to have another. But right before we bought our house, we decided to add a kitty to our family. He just turned 2. We got him from the SPCA and I would love to have nothing but rescue pets for the rest of my life.
For a few days now, Garrett has discovered that he can scoot by putting his hands behind his head and pushing, sort of like crab walking. And today, he tried it in his swing. Which was cute. Until he started scooting out of the swing!
so we were talking on Saturday... last year on that day we were just finding out we were pregnant, and now we have a 4 month old. I remember it was the night before our Christmas party, we had to go to Walmart to get paper plates, so we picked up a second pregnancy test too, just to "make sure"
The next morning I had planned to meet my mom at Specs to get a few things for the party, it was odd looking at all the stuff that I knew I wasn't going to be able to drink lol.
And as luck would have it, once everyone was over that night, Kyle and Katie were going through my camera and saw the above pics... although Katie still denies that she knew what the pictures were of. Kyle knew though, and was silently pleading for me to tell Jen that night so he wouldn't have to keep it a secret. Luckily for him, I did :)
yesterday my little man turned 4 months old!
in the past month he has found his hands, decided that his hands are the tastiest thing ever (not that he has alot to compare them too, so I'm hoping this shoving-of-the-hands-into-the-mouth phase will end before kindergarten), sits well in his high chair and his bumbo, found his feet, rolled over, and played in the snow! No wonder he sleeps alot! Speaking of sleeping, for close to two months now, he's been sleeping through the night. And I mean sleeping. Like 10-12 hrs a night, no waking up. Some nights he will wake up 3 hrs after he last ate and sort of stir, but thats about it. Yesterday he was getting me worried, b/c he slept over 13 hrs (it had been 14 hrs since he last ate)... I was getting ready to wake him up when he started to wake up on his own.
Stats from the dr:
weight- 14lbs 15oz (just under the 50th percentile)
head- 16 5/8 in (also just under the 50th)
length/height- 24 1/2 in (just under the 25th)
I <3 my shorty
(ha, both of them!)
she recommended starting on rice cereal between 5 and 6 months, so he's sticking with the milk only for now, not that he's complaining.
She also told me that Texas Women's Hospital has a program where they accept donated breast milk and pasteurize it and use it for the preemies. This has me really excited, knowing that my excessive pumping will do even more good than just for my little man. At last count we had over 400 oz in the freezer, we are literally running out of room for our food :(
Ok, time to get back to decorating the tree... turns out that even if it looks good with the lights on, once I turned them off, I found out that I clumped the ornaments in small groups all over the tree. Hmm. So here's a tip if you haven't decorated your tree yet, don't do it with the Christmas lights on!
well, two of them.
One: I have the world's cutest baby, and spend majority of my day playing with him, changing diapers, and just hanging around with him. He is amazing, and I wouldn't have life any other way.
Two: I have inherited my mom's old sewing machine. I'm not good yet, but I am learning! Free time tends to be spent making things :)
it says my last post was Oct 12th, so I have some catching up to do.
For now: here is a passed out baby who apparently played too hard. He's still snoozing behind me, so maybe I will get something else posted
these are my fave pics:
lets see, milestones this week?
Well, last night he slept in his crib instead of our room!
Erin, my (formerly) pregnant friend made it for us! We had nothing personalized since no one knew if we were having a Garrett or a Jacquelynn. It is super cute and matches the room perfectly!
and she has never seen his bedding in person! She's just that good.
It came in on Wed, and I immediatly hung it up on the door. I was supposed to take pictures for her then, but decided to wait till Thurs. And then I went into labor... I guess Garrett was just waiting on his sign :)