First, happy 2 months to our sweet baby boy! I have been amazed at how quickly time has flown by. He is getting so big already and we love watching him change each day!
Yesterday, we went to see Dr. Catherine for our 2 month check up and shots. I was so nervous about this and had completely worked myself up. I cried the second the nurse said the words "Do you want to stay in here?" Who would have ever thought I would react this way on our first shot visit? So I decided to stay in there and watch Mark be brave and hold him as Tracy the nurse began the shots. We definitely heard a scream we have never heard before, but the second Mark picked him up Jacks was fine. I was still heartbroken. Today, Jacks is doing much better and smiling again. We have been taking Tylenol every four hours to keep his fever down and help with the soreness. His poor legs did get the lumps in them and were a little swollen. I am so glad that is behind us until we go back at 4 months! Now onto the good part...
Our little man is getting BIG!!!!! Sunday night we were guessing he would be about 9 lbs. Boy were we off!! He is a whopping 10 lbs 6 oz now! HOLY COW! We were so surprised but very proud of his continued healthy growth. He is now 21 inches long. According to the percentiles, his head and height were in the 10th percentile and his weight was in the 25th. Dr. Catherine said he will catch up quicker than we think so not to worry! Overall, he had a GREAT visit and according to our doctor "He is just PERFECT" and we couldn't agree more!
No visit to the doctor would be complete without a treat for Jacks. After all, he was very well behaved. =) We went to Target right after to buy a small happy. We decided on a Fisher Price projector and music player because Jacks loves lights. It has been a hit and I would recommend it to anyone with a little one. HE LOVES IT!!!!!
Things have been busy lately around our home with lots of snow and sleepless nights. Jacks has his days and nights mixed up for sure these days! He is wide awake starting about 9 every night and will stay up some nights until 4 in the morning! We are doing our best to keep him up during the day but there is only so much you can do to keep a newborn awake. He also is a very sound sleeper (which will be great for baseball games) so therefore nothing wakes him up! Haha...
Lately, we have had lots of snow which is unusual for Memphis so we have been staying in by a warm fire and enjoying playing with our little one. Jacks is getting so big and loves playing on his play mats. He will squeal and giggle the whole time. I think we may enjoy this time more than he does right now because we love hearing him burst out in pure joy! What a beautiful blessing that we have! Here are a few fun pictures from the past few weeks of our sweet peanut. Keep us in your prayers next Monday as we go in for Jacks two month checkup and shots! I am already dreading it and hoping he won't cry for to long...to be honest he doesn't cry much so the thought of it already breaks my heart! I will be sure to let you know how he does next week! Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and if you are in Memphis enjoy the snow tonight and tomorrow! Xox0
Oh and I can't forget to mention... I received wonderful pregnancy news from one of my best friends from Mark's playing days with the Cubs! We are so very excited for this sweet couple and can't wait for next September! =) Also, Jacks had a new best friend born since our last post. Welcome to the world Molly Bridge Fox! We already love you so much and are so thankful you made it here safely. We hope to travel to see you very soon.~
You don't marry someone you can live with - you marry the person who you cannot live without. -- Author Unknown
Five years ago today we celebrated one of the best days of our life and shared it with so many amazing people! I still remember it like it was yesterday...sunshine on a cool January day, tons of family, friends all around, lots of laughter, and plenty of tears (all happy ones of course). I hope you enjoy looking at the few special pictures above from our wonderful day! I sure loved going through them all over again... Happy Anniversary boo! I love you more!
The awesome barn in Collierville we used for our family pictures! Such a beautiful setting at sunset! Way to cute to just pick one picture. Don't you agree?
***** Happy New Year! Now that 2011 is upon us, I can't help but reflect back on the amazing year that 2010 will always be remembered as. If someone had told me last January that 2010 would be "our" year, I probably would have given them the weirdest look. I say that because 2010 began by throwing us for such a huge loop. Mark was released in late January by the Milwaukee Brewers and our world suddenly stopped spinning. We had no clue what to do or how to handle this situation that you honestly feel like will not ever happen to you. So with that we prayed daily and continued on with what we knew would be best for our family. Mark continued training, I kept working, and we kept our goals for our family in sight. The infamous saying that " good things comes to those who wait" could not be more true for us... Mark was signed by an independent team in Canada and only days before he was to leave, we found out that we were expecting!!!! We were overjoyed with this amazing gift and knew God had given this to us for a reason especially during this crazy career turn for Mark. WOW!! Mark is turn had and amazing summer and was signed by the Red Sox. He had done it and had proved his value yet again. We had a fun summer of traveling and spiritual growth. We began to trust where we had been and why we were in the places we were. I honestly feel that we traveled this road together because it brought us so much closer and made the birth of our son so much sweeter!~ Life has a funny was of working itself out and God proved his existence many times to us in 2010... with that I have posted a few pictures of our sweet little man. We had family pictures done with the entire Holliman side at a beautiful rustic barn in Collierville this past Sunday. I can't wait to get the proofs back! Jacks is growing every day and is so much more alert. He loves lights, Mark's ipad, and his mobiles. We are finally heading out of premie clothing and into newborn. He can even stretch into some 0-3 months. I absolutely love being at home with him right now and am already dreading my return to work, but for now I am going to rejoice in these precious moments and enjoy my time with him! Today is hump day, so I hope everyone has a great rest of the week! ~