Friday, December 30, 2005

54 Days until Surgery!!!

Well we got a new surgery date with Jaron's new doctor and it is set for February 23rd. I am so ready. We will keep everyone posted on how things go. We will be out of town for about 7 days and I will be sure to post pictures when we return home from his surgery. Hope everyone had a good Christmas. God has been so good to us. Jaron is doing good. Holding his own bottle and growing so good. He is really trying to roll over and pushes up when he is on his belly. I can't let him stay on his tummy because he could bump his mouth so I take the NAM out and let him play a while then I put it back in. He won't drink without it now. He has gotten so used to it. He got it at 4 weeks old so when I do take it out he seems lost. Won't take his passy or anything. He still loves to chew on his fingers though. We had to get him bibs for Christmas. This boy goes through about 7 or 8 bibs a day SLOBBER. No teeth just lots of drool. Anyway let me see if I have another cute picture to post.

Ok this is Christmas day same as the last picture I just took out his nam to get him smiling/laughing without it. I just had to share this one. Enjoy!!!

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Christmas was great!

Here is a good one of Jacob holding his brother. He was having a good time. We made sure he knows that Christmas is Jesus's birthday and he doesn't know who santa is. We don't feel like we should lie to our kids about that. We also told him that Jesus was the best gift ever. We want to make sure he understands the real "Reason for the Season".
Here is a cute one of him watching his new DVD player he got. It was intended for the car but he enjoys it much more in the house everyday. Notice the popcorn can in the floor. He was chillin'.

1st time in the high chair

Well I put him in the high chair to see if he would like it and he did. I put these toys up there that he got for Christmas and he played and love it. It looks like he is waving at the camera. So cute. Jaron had a good Christmas. Got toys and diapers and clothes.

Here is a good one of him smiling in his christmas outfit. It was late and we had a long day. He was still happy. He was actually cracking up laughing in this picture.

Friday, December 23, 2005

Holding his bottle

Jaron is doing great holding his bottle. What a relief for mommy now that he is also over the ear infections and drinking much better now. Here lately he has been taking 4oz every 2 hours instead of the normal 4oz every 3 hours. He is doing great! I can't wait to see how much he is gained next time we go to the doctor.
Here he is out like a light. He was laying on my chest sleeping with me and I woke up and layed him down on the couch like this and he didn't budge for a while. He was obviously very tired.
Here is my sugar with his daddy. He is a cuddler. He likes to lay on our shoulders and grab our faces with both hands like a hug. He is starting to laugh a lot and much happier off all the meds.
Here is the boys all dressed up for church last Sunday. They are so handsome....
Jacob really does love to hold his brother. He always gets in the position and holds Jaron then says "Mommy can you get the camera?" He is so hilarious. Then after I take it he says "That was a good one".

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Jumping and Smiling!

Oh how he loves to jump! I hope this will help him to strengthen his legs since he won't be able to crawl until after surgery. We can't even let him roll over because he will bump his mouth and believe me that does not feel good. He is gaining weight and drinking more on his own now. We are still trying to get over the ear infections he had. He is on his 3 dose of antibiotics. Please God heal his little ears. He has been sleeping in his carseat for the last week. He prefers sitting up to sleep rather than laying down with the ear ache. Thanks for reading.

My Two Boys...

Jaron was holding his bottle and Jacob wanted to be in the picture holding his cup. Look at that face. He loves to lay with Jaron. Man how time flys! They are both getting so big too fast.

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Big Smile w/o his NAM

I love this precious smile and I know that I will miss it after surgery. He has truly been a blessing to our family. What a cutie pie!

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Love~Holding his bottle~Mommy & Me

I just had to get this one. What a perfect saying for a beautiful little boy.
He has been trying to hold his bottle and sometimes he does better than others. I think his double ear infections have cleared up. After discovering the Amoxicillan wasn't working and he is allergic to Cedax. We finally made it through all that.
Here is one of me and Jaron. He is precious. He is smiling more and more and just loves to touch my face. I think he looks so much like Jacob did at that age.

Growing up so fast

Here is a good one of Jacob in his carseat. He is getting over a bad cold/cough. I think he has bad allergies like his daddy. I love those eyes.

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Loving his brother

When I lay Jaron on a blanket like this Jacob can't resist him. He just loves to kiss him and talk to him and make him smile. He gets right in his face and says "Hey sugar, he sugar dunklins" Jaron loves him too. They will play good together when Jaron gets bigger.

Teether & Jumping

I gave Jaron this frozen teether to see how he liked it. He licked it a few times and I guess decided it was too cold cause he didn't want it anymore after that. I don't think he is teething his gums are not swollen or anything. But he always sucks on his fingers.
I had his NAM out in this one trying to let a sore heal. He loves to jump in this thing that hangs in the door way. What a great invention! Jacob loved it too. He will jump there for an hour before making a peep. I think it puts pressure on his belly and relieves the gas pains.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Adorable Moment

Here is another adorable moment. Jacob loves to hold his brother. He is so proud when he does. I can't wait until Jaron can crawl around and play with him. Jacob wants to take a bath with him but it's too soon. So maybe one day Jaron will be able to sit up and they can play in the tub together.

Diaper & Swinging

Here is a cute one of Jaron in his diaper. He loves to play with his toes and this picture was posted for all the grandparents out there who just want to squeeze him but can't get here. We know you would be here if you could. We get lots of comments on his eyes and how serious he is. He will stare at anyone right in the eyes just like this.
This is a cute one of him swinging. He loves it! He is learning to shift his weight and make it go faster than it is set on. He was hitting the wall with the swing yesterday. What a cutie!

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Feeding his brother

Jacob was trying to feed Jaron. I had to capture the moment. Jaron is trying more to hold his bottle on his own too.

What a little Man

Well here he is, our handsome little man, all dressed and ready for church. He was doing great there for a while drinking on his own. And he does it still sometimes. But he will only drink like half his bottle for me and I usually squirt the rest. I am getting frustrated~wishing there was another way or a better bottle or something. We went to the GI doctor and he said Jaron was growing good and I needed to lower my expectations and try not to compare him to Jacob. It is so hard because Jacob was a big baby and Jaron is so little and feel like he is not getting enough. The doctor was very nice and made me feel better. He suggested adding some stuff to the breast milk to give him more calories. We are trying it but I think it tastes bad. Jaron isn't very interested in drinking now. I don't know what to do. I will be so glad when he can suck a bottle on his own and I know he will drink when he is hungry and I don't have to force him. Let's see, we have 75 more days until surgery!!! Thank God! This has flown by. He has been wearing the NAM for 121 days, can you believe it?!?!?! I think going to NY every week keeps me busy so time is flying by. Thanks for all your prayers.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Jacob wrote his name

Check this out he did it all on his own. On top is how he wrote his name and below that is a little man. The first one he ever drew with legs and very long feet. I asked what the lines were coming out of his eyes and he said "he's crying mommy". And of course you can tell this man has crazy hair!

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Cuter than Cute!

Here is another picture of our handsome little man. He is so sweet to Jaron. The other day in the car I looked in the back seat and he was holding Jaron's hand. He wasn't saying anything, just reached over in his car seat and holding his hand. So precious. He told me the other day he wants a baby sister. I said NO WAY NOT RIGHT NOW!!! :-)

So far so good...

Well since Jaron is actually drinking on his own now and I don't have to squirt it in his mouth, daddy was able to feed him a bottle. He usually drinks about 3 oz. on his own then I squirt the rest. I think it's acid reflux causing him discomfort. We have an appt. with a GI doctor Nov. 16th.
We went to NY monday and he does not have any sores from the nasal stints. And that is great being his first week with them. The doctor added some more to them making them a little bigger. Everything is looking good and Jaron is laughing more all the time.

Friday, November 04, 2005

90 more days!

Well if everything goes as planned we only have 90 more days until Jaron's surgery. I thought this picture was appropriate. Showing how tired we are and so ready to be done with this. Flying back and forth to New York in one day is hard but we know it is the best for Jaron. One day we will be able to tell him all about it. I think this whole process is harder on Mommy than him. He seems to be doing well with the nasal stints. He is still drinking most of his bottle on his own. I think he needs to build up those muscles since I have been squirting it for so long. He is starting to laugh more and more. Jacob is the best at making him smile. Two boys....I am going to have my hands full when they are teenagers.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Brotherly Love!

Jaron got his Nasal Stints

Well he got his nasal stints yesterday and he seems to be doing ok with them. He is actually drinking a bottle now with them. I think it helped open up his nostrils so he can breath better and I don't have to squirt the milk in his mouth. Thank God! I felt so bad doing that and he would cry the whole time. But I knew he had to have it. So maybe this will continue. Hope you can tell the difference in the picture. The wires are connected to the NAM and curve up around into his nose. The part in his nose is covered in soft material. He seems to be happy and less gassy too since he isn't crying while drinking. Thank the Lord it is getting better.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Pictures, Pictures, Pictures!

Jaron Jump up!

We put Jaron in this thing that hangs from the door frame. Jacob loved it when he was little. But Jaron still isn't sure how to do it. He holds his head up good, not to mention the blankets I have crammed in front of his belly to fill the thing. Jacob was trying to help him jump by lifting the thing up and down. See how Jaron looks at him. Jacob talks to him and he smiles all the time. I can't wait until they can play together. I have been calling Jaron sugar dumplins and Jacob thought I said dunklins so that is what he calls him now "Sugar Dunklins". I think we have all picked it up.

Monday, October 17, 2005

Bunny Hop

Jaron was sitting in his car seat waiting to go get groceries with mommy and Jacob wanted to show him his bunny. This little bunny is so cute! You squeeze the button on his hand and it sings "put your right foot forward, hop hop hop (it actually hops) do the bunny hop hop hop hop, wiggle your nose and your toes, do the bunny hop hop hop hop". He said "look jaron, you see it".


Well we finally got a good picture of Jaron laughing. He is so cute. He actually laughs out loud now. He must have really liked this hat. This was right after I put it on his head. Chris had him cracking up. And below is him sitting in the chair at the doctors in NY. He looks so tiny in that giant chair. I had to snap it fast before he fell over. He can't sit up alone yet. We had a good trip. No nasal stents yet. We're almost ready for them. Mommy is getting anxious. Thanks for reading.

Friday, October 14, 2005

Silly Boy

Jacob likes to get the handles off of his pliers and put them on his fingers. He walks around the house pointing at us saying "YOOOOUUUUUUU". He is hilarious!

New tapes

We went to NY again monday as usual and they decided we could start taping down his lip (prolabium). So below is a picture of the new tapes up close. We are trying to get it pulled down to the center and make room for his nasal stents.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

On the Couch

Here is a cute picture of our handsome boys. The spot Jaron is sitting in is where we always used to put Jacob when he was that age. Jacob loves his brother. I can't say it enough. He always wants to hold him and kiss him and wipe his mouth and help me feed him. What a good big brother.


Wow we finally got some sleep. I am so amazed! Jaron took a bottle at 11:30pm last night and did not wake up until 6am this morning. I did not know what to think. God is good! Wow I feel so refreshed. He also drank his first bottle today since birth without crying. He drank it in record time. He took the whole 5 oz. in 15 minutes and never cried a bit. What a blessing. As I read somewhere, "There is a light at the end of the tunnel and it's not a train".

Friday, September 30, 2005

Camera & Muscles

This first picture is of Jacob's Magna Doodle. He drew this and said it was a camera. Look at, isn't that pretty good. I just had to show everyone. I thought it was very good.

This next picture is him showing his muscles. He said "Look at my big muscles!" what a cutie!!!

1st night in his own room

I put Jaron in his own room last night. He has been sleeping in our room in the bassinet. But he was 3 months old yesterday and that is when I started Jacob in his own room. So he did good. He has learned to put himself to sleep which is SUCH A BLESSING. I walked Jacob to sleep for 6 months or more and it killed my back. So I have learned with Jaron and he does great on his own. He still wakes up every 3 hours for a bottle even though he is drinking 5 oz. every 3 hours. My baby is growing up. Below is a picture of him in the bath. He loves taking a bath. He doesn't cry, just kicks his feet a lot!