Thursday, November 29, 2007
Nothing big to report: Jackson has learned a few new words lately. He now calls Macy either da dag or mah. She doesn’t really respond to either, so I guess she hasn’t figured out her name yet. Everything is cooolllddd to him now. It is so funny. If we go outside and the wind is blowing, he starts saying “Cooollllllldddd.” Likewise, he is trying to say hot if something is warm to him. He is just a mess.
We went to Ruby Tuesday last night for supper and he could have won the best baby award. Had it not been for the mess on the floor, I really think they should have given him a Super Baby plaque. He was wonderful.
I guess that’s about it for now. I have Dave Ramsey class tonight. Whoo-hooo (note the sarcasm). This 13 week class is killing me. It is about 12 ½ weeks too long. Have a good night!
Monday, November 26, 2007
Jackson got his first haircut this past week in Mississippi. His Papaw took him and let me tell you...the little man did so good!! He is soo cute, and I really think he grew up about 2 years with those sweet curls coming off. I miss the curls, but he is still so cute.
P.S. I kept several locks of the curls, and his Nana and Gigi each have some also.
Thursday, November 22, 2007
1. Great families
3. Good health
4. Home (even the bills)
5. Great church
6. Good jobs
The list could go on and on. Compared to so many people in the world, we really don't have the right to complain about anything. I hope that you have a wonderful time today with family and friends, and that you don't stuff yourself into turkey oblivion later!
Friday, November 16, 2007
7. We were engaged longer than we had dated before we got engaged. (He proposed on our 15
42 Jeremy’s dad goes by “Buddy” and I have an Uncle Buddy.
43. Jeremy’s brother is named Ben, and that was my grandfather’s name (and my Dad’s middle name.
Yesterday when I left to go to my car, I noticed that a car was blocking my car into the space. I then realized that their was a police officer beside it talking to some people. My first thought was that my car had been hit (it hadn't). I then saw that the lady blocking me in was just a witness to the accident, and was just standing around waiting for the police to say that she could leave.
Here comes the randomness.
As I walked up to my car, Ms. Witness asked me if she was blocking my car in. I told her that she was, and as I got closer, I realized that Ms. Witness only had one arm, was standing there smoking a cigarette. Is that weird to anyone else besides me? I cant help but wonder:
1. How did she light it?
2. If you only have one arm, and are smoking as you drive down the road, what do you do when your cell phone rings?
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Hold the presses….I just got a phone call. Ugh. He just bit Colleen over a toy, and his morning teacher was right there beside him, so thankfully, she was able to stop him before he left a mark.
With Miranda’s recommendation, we did order the book, “Teeth are Not for Biting” from amazon.com. I put a rush order on it, and it will be at our house tomorrow. Jackson loves books, so hopefully, he can grasp the concept of this book. We’ll see. I have absolutely nothing to lose from trying it (except the $8.00) that the book costs, and at this point, I will try anything.
If you have anymore words of wisdom, please share. I need all the help I can get, and I will try just about anything. Have a great Thursday!
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
- Dat (I will explain this in a second)
- Da (as in dog)
In case you were wondering, "dat" refers to his pacifier. Let me explain. We are trying to get Jackson to give up the pacifier. It is not going very well. Sometimes, when I can tell that Jackson really doesn't need his paci right then, I say, "Jackson, give the that (refering to the paci). You don't need that" and he willingly hands his paci over. My Mom figured out the other day that Jackson had started calling his paci "dat" as in "that" from hearing us say it all the time. So now, if we tell Jackson to go get "that", he always comes back with his paci. Isn't that too cute!
Jackson goes back to the doctor for his checkup on Monday. I think he is due for some vaccinations, but I am not sure. I will update later. Have a great Wednesday!
Hmm..What do I do? I literally wanted to throw up when his teacher told me that my precious child was acting up. I'm not stupid. I know Jackson is going to misbehave, but how do I fix this problem? Ugh...I know that Jackson is not the first biter in this center, and I am certain that he won't be the last.
That being said, I still feel almost like a pariah. Like everyone is staring at me thinking, "There's the Biter's Mom." Here is what is going through my mind:
- What is going on different in the morning that he is biting with his morning teacher and not his afternoon teacher?
- What is happening when he is biting? Is he randomly walking up to the other kids and just chomping down for now reason, or is another child trying to steal his toys?
- Please, oh please, don't kick him out of school. I really like this center, and I really don't want to have to find somewhere else for him to go.
- How can I make him stop? He was so good last night, and as stupid as it sounds, I almost wish that he would have tried to bite one of us last night, just so we could reinforce that biting is a big No-No.
The school has instructions to call me immediately if he bites today. Great. This was my brilliant idea. So now I am going to sit here on pins and needles all day waiting for the phone to ring and then what??? It's not like I can have them put Jackson on the phone and me fuss at him that way. At least I can find out the situation as soon as it happens and I won't have to dread walking into his classroom only to find out that he has chomped his way through the day.
This parenting thing is so much harder than it looks from the outside....
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Okay...so what do we do. I know that Jackson has bitten me in the past, and our usual reaction is just a very firm "NO" and sometimes he gets put in his crib for an age-appropriate timeout. He seems to think that being told "no" is funny, and he just breaks out laughing. This is not cute behavior, although when he smiles, it is sooo hard to not start laughing. I know, I know. Laughing at him just encourages him, so I generally have to bite my lip to not start. If I even crack a smile, it's over. Does this make him a miniature juvenile delinquent?
After my little talk with the teacher (she confirmed that he gets a strong "No" and timeout), he actually bit me last night, and it HURT. I am desperately needing parental advice....please leave comments about suggestions that could work. I really don't want Jackson having a file started on him at 15 months that could influence whether or not he gets into Harvard or Yale...
Jackson Wade: Biter
For all of these years, he had never thought about the box, but one day the little old woman got sick and the doctor said she might not recover. In trying to sort out their affairs, the little old man took down the shoe box and took it to his wife's bedside. She agreed that it was time that he should know what was in the box.When he opened it, he found two crocheted dolls and a stack of money totaling $95,000. He asked her about the contents. "When we were to be married," she said, "my grandmother told me the secret of a happy marriage was to never argue. She told me that if I ever got angry with you, I should just keep quiet and crochet a doll." The little old man was so moved; he had to fight back tears. Only two precious dolls were in the box. She had only been angry with him two times in all those years of living and loving. He almost burst with happiness."Honey," he said, "that explains the doll, but what about all of this money? Where did it come from?"
"Oh," she said, "that's the money I made from selling all those dolls."
A Prayer.......Dear Lord, I pray for Wisdom to understand my man; Love to forgive him; And Patience for his moods; Because Lord, if I pray for Strength, I'll beat him to death, because I don't know how to crochet.
Legal Disclaimer: I have an amazing husband and this joke doesn't apply to him. I just thought it was funny!
Monday, November 12, 2007
2. I made homemade macaroni-and-cheese again this weekend. It was so seriously yummy and easy to make. If you want the recipe, just ask. I am in a super generous mood.
3. Jackson had a minor reaction to eggs this weekend. Nothing serious, but I am holding off giving him eggs again until we see the pediatrician next week.
4. Jackson is now giving the sweetest kisses ever. Big open mouth slobbery kisses that just melt my heart.
5. I looked into having the dog whisperer, Cesar Milan, come work his magic on Macy. She has been so seriously bad this weekend. Unfortunately, in the midst of Jackson’s egg rash and me trying to find some Benadryl, Macy decided to help herself to the bacon I had left over on the counter. She got the beating of her life. After some research, I sadly discovered that Cesar only works his miracles in Los Angeles, San Fran, and Seattle. Anyone have any ideas of how to establish Jeremy and myself as the pack leaders in our house? Cesar would be so disappointed in us.
6. We have a pot luck at work tomorrow during lunch. I am going to make broccoli cornbread. I am already in heaven just thinking about it. Simply divine!!! Again, if you want the recipe, just let me know.
Thursday, November 08, 2007
Hey everyone. Sorry for the lack of stuff this week. We are still stuck in sick land. Just when I had to open my big mouth and say that Jackson and I were doing fine, Jackson had to go and get a fever virus. He has had it since Tuesday night, and his fever, at the highest, hit 103 last night. Poor kid! All that being said, I think he is feeling a lot better today, and we are going to keep our fingers crossed that we will be done with this by tomorrow. My Mom has been taking good care of him, so I know he is in good hands, but it is just no fun having a sick child. You could just look at him and tell that he was sick. Normally, he is into everything, all the time...Not now. He just wants to be held and cuddle (which is fine with me). I love my cuddle time with little man. So keep our family in your prayers. Maybe we will ALL be better soon. Have a great day!
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
Well, did you know that Keflex can make a positive strep test show up as negative. Jeremy's Dad and I convinced Jeremy to go to Pri-Med last night because he was still so sick. After waiting almost 4 hours...diagnosis...Strep Throat. Shocker there!!! The doctor knew that the test turned out negative, but he said that there was no doubt, based on looking at Jeremy's throat that he had strep. Jeremy just knew that I was going to have a big "I told you so" when he got home. I did...but I tried not to make him feel too bad.
So, consider yourself warned...Keflex=false negative for strep test.
Monday, November 05, 2007
Our pumpkins: From left my owl (which didn't photograph well, Jeremy's cat/moon, Jason's witch, and Kellyn's ghost
Our little Superman (Isn't he so cute!!!)
Look at the cape!
Jackson and Macy just chilling in the backyard.
On Saturday, Jackson and I cleaned up the living room and kitchen and I did a major reorganization of Jackson’s toys. I bagged 1 full garbage bag FULL of toys that he no longer plays with. Staying organized with Hurricane Jackson around is no easy feat. He can destroy a room in no time, but so far, we have done really good at keeping things where they need to go. Saturday afternoon Jackson and I went to Miss Gracie’s 2nd Birthday party and had a really good time. Gracie is so stinking cute! Then, it was over to my parent’s house to have chili. It was so yummy!
Yesterday, Jason, Kellyn, my Dad, Jackson, and I all went to Frazer Memorial to be part of their All Saints Day. They displayed photos of Frazer members that had died during the previous year, and our Aunt Frances’s picture was shown. It was really nice.
New things from Jackson:
1. Giving kisses on command. He is going to be such a ladies man. Sigh. I am so not ready for that!
2. Saying “cold”. It really comes out like “kooh” but you can tell what he means. He loves our “kooh” ice cream.
3. Reading. He LOVES his books. He is perfectly content picking up his books and sitting there looking at all the pictures.
I will post some pictures of Jackson as Superman from Halloween, along with our yearly pumpkin pics. Have a great day!
Friday, November 02, 2007
So that brings me to today. I still feel like crap, but I am at work, trying to stick it out like a big girl. Jackson is at school. I guess that's about it. Have a good weekend!
P.S. I forgot my camera today so I will post pictures of Jackson as SuperMan later on.