Saturday, December 6, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Molly Sue Wolfe will be here around April 15th! Everything looked great on the ultrasound. She's beautiful and skeletal and looks surprisingly like Jackson. My placenta is in the wrong place and if it doesn't move I may have to have another c-section which I was hoping not to do again, but I can handle it if I have to.
Andy's very nervous to have a girl, but I'm absolutely thrilled! I'll finally have a shopping partner and I can buy all the cute little girl things that I drooled over every time I had to buy sports or puppy stuff!
Pictures will be coming soon...it's too early to take care of that now!
Posted by Andy and Stacey, Jackson, Molly and Natalie at 5:30 AM
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
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Thursday, October 16, 2008
Jack has the crud. You know, the running-a-fever, stinky-poo, fussy-pants, sometimes-smiley, most-times-whiny crud. Oh well, at least I got a day off from work and we went shopping after his doctor's appointment! I really felt mommyish taking a sick day when I wasn't sick. It was kind of nice, other than having a sick baby (which is not nice).
Posted by Andy and Stacey, Jackson, Molly and Natalie at 1:23 PM
Saturday, October 4, 2008
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Thursday, September 4, 2008
Sorry for the delay in bloggerville, but we've been busy! We've officially moved into the house last weekend and we're definitely thrilled and enjoying it! I love my garbage disposal and yard and big rooms and big windows and the list goes on. It was a daunting task to transfer three years of stuff and start work and take care of Jack, but it's over and I'm happy!
Jackson went in for his four month check up and he's doing fine! He's 15 lbs and 3 oz and 25 1/4 inches long (roughly the seventieth percentile for both). They said he has a "pleasant disposition" with which we totally agree. He's sleeping for 10-12 hours at night and two to three good naps during the day. He's such a good baby and if this next one is any easier, maybe we'll just keep having them!
I'm feeling okay (today) but morning sickness has once again kicked my butt. I just keep repeating "It means the baby is healthy..." as I throw up and then go right back to teaching. WE had our second ultrasound and the baby looks just fine! I am going back for another in about a week, because they thought the heart rate was a little low, but after reviewing the ultrasound again, it was just fine. I still get to go back though... just a perk of being a VIP at my OBGYN office.
School's going well... hothothot with no air conditioning, but we'll get through it.
Posted by Andy and Stacey, Jackson, Molly and Natalie at 4:06 PM
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Like we predicted, life is crazy right now. We've been working at the house until very late for several nights now. The kitchen is painted, the living room is de wallpapered, joint compounded, sanded (oh, the dust everywhere!), primed, and half way painted, Jack's room is minus the border and cleaned and on the list to be painted next. We're so excited to make the house our home, but for now it's just a construction zone.
I had my first doctor's appointment and ultrasound yesterday. They think I'm due on April 14th, but I have to go back next week for another ultrasound so we can see the baby's heartbeat and get better measurements. There is only one yolk sack, so we're fairly certain it's just one baby again! I'm definitely feeling more pregnant now and feeling reassured that everything is okay. I had my first bout of bad morning sickness this morning, but I'm quickly remembering how to deal with it. Taking care of a almost-four-month-old and having morning sickness is much more difficult than my first pregnancy. Oh well, at least this little baby is healthy.
Jack had his first double ear infection hit on Friday. We went to the doctor since he was running a pretty high fever and got some antibiotics. He was pretty grumpy for a couple days, but now he's back to playing and talking. He still has a runny nose but it doesn't seem to bother him. He's been so good as we have had to shuttle him around from babysitter to babysitter so we can work on the house. Tonight, Mommy and Jack are going to stay home and get some much needed rest while Daddy comes home from work in time to go work at the house.
I hope to post some pictures soon of the house and Jack. He is getting so big and expressive. I go back to work on Friday, so I'm dreading leaving him, but Andy is off on Friday and Monday to take care of him.
Posted by Andy and Stacey, Jackson, Molly and Natalie at 5:05 PM
Monday, August 11, 2008
We're eleven days into what may quickly prove to be the busiest and most insane month of our lives. We're packing to move, taking care of Jack, getting ready to go back to work, apparently being pregnant, and making plans to paint in our new house. Luckily, everyone is being incredibly helpful, so we're getting it done without too much stress.
Jack stayed with Carla and Bob and Patti yesterday so Andy and I could move a bunch of stuff (mainly Andy carrying stuff while I pointed where to put it). We're one whole minivan load of stuff closer to being out of our little apartment and into our new, bigbigbig house. We're amazed at God's perfect timing because we decided to buy the house and I got my job back before we found out I am pregnant again. God saved us a huge amount of worry, but still surprised us and blessed us.
I'm feeling pretty good still. I have a cold and a little tiredness and nausea, but nothing like the first time around. It is still a little early for true morning sickness, but I'm hoping to be spared the debilitating nausea so I can continue to get through this month. We've pretty much settled on the names Charlie or Molly for our little peanut, but we're open to suggestions for a full name for Charlie other than Charles. We want to give him the opportunity to have a professional name when he grows up. Andy's certain this baby is a boy, while I'll be thrilled with either a boy (playmate for Jack) or a girl (playmate for Mommy).
Jack is getting so big and growing up so quickly. He's rolling over both ways now and grasping toys and pulling his bottle towards his mouth. He coos and smiles all the time and is getting closer and closer to laughing. We tried to give him a little cereal last night, but he fussed and spit it out so I think we'll try again next week and see how he does then. He's sleeping through the night for about 9 hours and then eats and usually sleeps for a couple more hours after that. I'm thrilled that he's sleeping so well and it's just in time for me to need some extra sleep.
As we anticipate the new baby and enjoying watching our little boy grow up, Andy and I are so thankful for God's blessings. We have more than we deserve.
Posted by Andy and Stacey, Jackson, Molly and Natalie at 9:05 AM
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Andy and I found out on Monday that we are going to have another baby in April. Obviously, this was not a planned event, but we are thrilled and ecstatic that God is once again blessing us with a child. Andy is super excited and I'm slowly getting there, too. It's very overwhelming to think that we will have an eleven month old and a newborn baby. I'm worried that Jack won't get enough attention and that I have to take another maternity leave from work and that I won't be able to handle two infants and that I have to work through a second pregnancy in a year and a half, etc. etc. However, God is providing for us in amazing ways and we are so thankful that we will soon be holding another bundle of joy in our arms. We know we have an awesome family to love and support us as we take on this new endeavor and we are eternally grateful for them. We are overjoyed with Jackson and can only imagine the love and joy the new baby will bring!
Posted by Andy and Stacey, Jackson, Molly and Natalie at 6:00 PM
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
We're buying Gma's house. We're moving Labor Day weekend.
Jack has been rolling over for about a week (overachiever).
Posted by Andy and Stacey, Jackson, Molly and Natalie at 4:36 PM
Monday, July 28, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
In other news, I am officially rehired for this coming school year and they are hiring another English teacher, so I have some job security and won't have to go through the whole RIF process next year. I'm really relieved and excited, because now we can really start to move forward with finding and buying a house (and I'm happy because I really like my job)! So take that, education system! You tried but you couldn't get rid of THIS republican!
Posted by Andy and Stacey, Jackson, Molly and Natalie at 3:56 PM
Monday, July 21, 2008
Jack is quickly approaching three months and he has really changed these past couple weeks. I tried to measure and weigh him myself (step on scale with baby, hope baby weighs 20 lbs., step on scale without baby, subtract second weight from first weight, kick scale, hurt toe). He is about 25 inches long and weighs around 13.5 lbs. He definitely had a growth spurt and has left the newborn stage and is truly an infant. He looks more like Andy everyday and has developed quite the personality. When he decides he's hungry, he'll scream until he gets his bottle. When he's too tired, he has to be convinced to fall asleep. When he's happy, he coos and smiles and waves his hands and feet frantically. He's incredibly alert and active, always looking around and moving. He now sucks his thumb regularly which is really cute. I can hear him slurping away over the monitor at night. We've been trying to let him cry himself to sleep which usually works at night, but he cannot cry himself to sleep for naps. I'm scared he will never be a good napper and hoping he will for his own sake (and mine!).
We're quickly outgrowing our apartment and we really want to move into a house, but we're trying to figure out what we can afford without stretching ourselves too thin. The whole process is stressful and I'm sick of it, but incredibly anxious to get everything figured out.
I have about four more weeks until school starts and I'm ready to go back, but I'll be sad leaving the baby. Luckily, Andy will be home with him for the majority of the first two weeks. I think Andy is starting to get worried that he'll go crazy home alone with the baby, but I think he's going to do a great job. He's already such and incredible daddy and I love watching my two guys play together.
Posted by Andy and Stacey, Jackson, Molly and Natalie at 10:38 AM
Monday, July 14, 2008
Burp Clothes: $7
Seeing your infant son throw up in your husband's mouth: Priceless
Posted by Andy and Stacey, Jackson, Molly and Natalie at 10:25 AM
Thursday, July 10, 2008
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Tuesday, July 1, 2008
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Thursday, June 26, 2008
Snuggle time with Mommy
Today, Jack is two months old! It's hard to believe that that much time has gone by already. We went in to the doctor last Friday because he had a fever and cough and he weighed 10 lbs 11 oz. His cold is getting much better and he is back to smiling and playing again. We had a couple rough days and nights since he couldn't breathe very well, but he is on the mend. Daddy has a cold too, so I've had to deal with Little Mr. Fussypants and Big Mr. Fussypants.
We go back to the doctor next week and I'm not really expecting him to gain too much more weight, since he hasn't been eating very well this past week, but we'll see. He also gets his first round of immunizations.
Overall, everything is going well in the Wolfe household. Andy and I are trying to get things figured out so we can buy a house soon and we just bought a minivan, so we're officially old and uncool. The summer sure is flying by quickly. I remember thinking before Jack was born that things should be going pretty smoothly by the Fourth of July. I was hoping that the baby would be sleeping better and nursing would be going well. I'm happy to say that nursing is a breeze and Jack is sleeping between 5 and 6 hours at night and getting up once or twice to nurse. Andy is a huge help and I really look forward to the days he is off from work. Before we know it, I'll be back to work and we'll be getting ready to meet Tony and Jen's little baby in November!
Posted by Andy and Stacey, Jackson, Molly and Natalie at 10:41 AM
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
After reading this blog (www.audreycaroline.blogspot.com) about one woman's decision to carry her baby to term knowing the baby would not live and bawling my eyes out, I am thankful that...
... I never had to decide what perfume to wear to the hospital because I knew my baby would only smell me once
... I heard my healthy baby's cry when he was born and didn't have to utter the words "is he alive?"
... I get to hear the fine nuances between his hungry cry and his tired cry
... I get interrupted sleep
... I get to hold his warm little body and feel him reach up to touch my face
I am thankful.
Posted by Andy and Stacey, Jackson, Molly and Natalie at 9:22 AM
Thursday, June 12, 2008
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Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Andy and I were married three years ago today. While it seems like we've been married forever, these three years have definetely gone by quickly. In this time we've...
... gotten four new jobs.
... received one bachelor's degree
... started one master's degree
... welcomed one niece
... welcomed one nephew
... celebrated three of our sibling's marriages
... had one surgery
... lived in one place
... celebrated six of our birthdays
... said umpteen million "I love you"s
... shared 1095 days as husband and wife
But the greatest thing that we've done together was bringing our little boy, Jack, into the world!
We're truly blessed and excited for many, many more years together!
Posted by Andy and Stacey, Jackson, Molly and Natalie at 7:39 PM
Friday, June 6, 2008
... is one yard and one foot.
... is 48 inches.
... is how far Jack can shoot poop across the room.
Posted by Andy and Stacey, Jackson, Molly and Natalie at 10:15 AM
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
See, I do smile!
Concerned about gas prices and the housing market...
I love Grandma
Posted by Andy and Stacey, Jackson, Molly and Natalie at 7:47 PM
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Yesterday, Jack went back to the opthamologist to see if the iris cyst went away. After waiting for over an hour and several rounds of dilation drops, the doctor came in and inserted what looked like an eyelash curler into my infant son's eye (yes, INTO...) to hold it open while I held him down. Jack screamed bloody murder, I tried not to look and not cry too, and the doctor tried to show me the cyst. "Look, Mom, look. Do you see it?!? Do you see it!?!" I lied and said yes so he would take the thing out of my son's eye. I think God will forgive me.
Anyway, the cyst is still there, but it isn't any larger and we go back in three months to see if it has gone away. The doctor did mention some kind of ultrasound laser treatment, but then said "I don't know how we would do that in a baby. I'll have to research it." I'm thinking I don't want any kind of expiremental procedure done to my kid!
Jack recovered quickly and Andy and I actually went out for lunch with a relatively quiet baby (we did drive around a little bit so he would fall asleep first). It was nice to do something normal again with some minor adjustments.
Today, Andy gave in to constant pressure from his boss and went golfing. But, I get to get my hair done this evening so it's a good trade!
Posted by Andy and Stacey, Jackson, Molly and Natalie at 4:31 PM
Thursday, May 15, 2008
The following words have either recently entered into Andy and my vocabulary or have taken on new meanings:
twosie: not only poop, this is also what Andy calls it when Jack wears two onesies.
bink,binky, paci, shuterupper: a pacifier
boob sponges: disposable nursing pads
Pudge, Butterbean, Pumpkin Face, Fussy Pants, Chubbabub, Bubby, Bubba Jones: all nicknames for Jackson
milk machine: Mommy
Grey Poupon: yellow, seedy looking poo
Cheerios: what a wet diaper smells like
Peanut butter and jelly, peanut butter and jelly, peanut butter, peanut butter, peanut butter and jelly: some weird thing that Andy chants to make Jack stop crying
Dream Ninjas: what Jack is fighting when he startles in his sleep
Posted by Andy and Stacey, Jackson, Molly and Natalie at 7:37 PM
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
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Friday, May 2, 2008
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Tuesday, April 29, 2008
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Thursday, April 17, 2008
Is it over yet? As much as I've enjoyed pregnancy I find myself asking this question every time I waddle down the halls at school or struggle to get up from the couch. It doesn't really help that my husband refuses to help me up because he would rather laugh at me as I impersonate an overturned turtle. Other than the discomfort, though, everything is going as well as could be expected. Now, every time I go to the doctor, they talk to me about going into labor, which is still kind of an abstract idea to me. It better get real pretty soon though, because it's going to happen in the next few weeks!
Everything is now judged by before/after the baby. Things like cutting Andy's hair take on a whole new dimension. His hair grows super fast and I cut it about every two weeks, which makes him due for a cut on April 29. But what if I have the baby? I sure won't want to cut it then and he will definitely become a full grown Chia Pet!
Six more days of work and then I may hopefully get to sleep in for a couple days before I'm getting up at all hours of the night. I hope I don't start motherhood in a sleep deficit like I'm running now. Everything else is done (car seats in, bag is packed) so here's hoping Baby Jack gets here soon!
Posted by Andy and Stacey, Jackson, Molly and Natalie at 5:25 PM
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
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Wednesday, April 2, 2008
This past weekend was my baby shower and Mom, Patti and the girls did such a wonderful job getting everything ready! The hall looked really cute and the food was great. I think everyone had a good time... I know I did!
Here's some pictures of Jack's room/Andy's office... (I don't know how to put the pictures in a different order, so there's more baby shower later)
Everything was fine at the doctor's last week. I go in another week and then it's every week after that. We're in the home stretch!
We also found out that Jack is going to have a little cousin in November! Congratulations, Tony and Jen!
Posted by Andy and Stacey, Jackson, Molly and Natalie at 5:09 PM