Sunday, October 24, 2004

Our Little Boy is Growing Up

Man time flies. It's hard to believe how much Jayden's grown in just 8 weeks of his life. We weighed him the other day and he's now at 12 pounds. The week before last he found his right hand. He holds it up and just stares at it not really knowing what to do with it. He's also starting to kick more when playing with his toys. His favorite thing now is to have us walk around with him facing forward so he can see what's going on around him. He's also started making more noises and even laughs from time to time. Kim laid him on the ottoman last week and put Arthur on the TV and Jayden just loved it until he got startled for some reason. Kim watched him jump and then the tears started flowing. Yesterday we put him on the counter and had a football game going. He now enjoys watching football so his training is going very well. :) More pictures of him can be seen under his gallery on week7.

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

We Broke Our Vows

Well, it finally happened. We new it probably would sooner or later. That vow that we took during our wedding ceremony just didn't take. Things have been leading up to it, but you just don't head the warning signs. Kim and I had both been searching for that one that's just right for us. And this last Saturday it happened. We went up to Ames for our romantic get away and after finding a hotel with a Jacuzzi in the room Kim thought we should tour the auto lots. The first lot we drove through was Willey's Ford dealership. We found a couple of "them" that we thought were in good shape so we decided to go for a test drive. The first one we test drove was white and after looking at the interior more thoroughly we found a place that had a cigarette burn on it. So that ended that one. But there was one next too it. So we came back up to Ames yesterday to take it for a spin. After some dealing and waiting for them to get it ready we drove it home yesterday. Yes as many of you know we took vows that stated we would never buy...cough...cough...a minivan (Careful, everyone around you can hear you laugh). Well, that changed when Jayden was born. I swear when we go on trips we pack two peoples worth of stuff just for one little guy. :) The Jaydenmobile, as Kim calls it, has all the gadgets and is in great shape. Kim's kind of upset as it makes her feel old. She said it's ok for me to feel old because I'm over 30, but not for her. So, we went from the Pontiac Grand AM GT to a Ford Windstar SE Minivan. In all actuality, they don't ride all that bad and you're up higher than a car too. (Oh, and we didn't actually have that vow during our wedding ceremony, but we had said we weren't ever going to buy one.)

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Jayden Grow'n So Fast

I realize it's been a while since I last wrote, but time kind of gets away when you have a little one. I can only wait to see how time flies when we have another one. :) Jayden's been growing like a weed. He's starting to coo a lot more and smiles when he sees Kim or me. He makes such good facial expressions too. Kim's also been getting Jayden in to many different outfits. I may be partial because I'm Jayden's Dad, but doesn't he look cute? :) We've found that he likes to fall asleep when riding around in the car so we will always have that to fall back on if he starts to be fussy at night. He's been doing really well when it comes to being a good little boy. He fusses at night some, but that's to be expected. He is up to 5 oz of formula and probably weighs between 9 and 10 pounds by now. He has also grown out of some of his clothes already. :( And to top it all off, he's starting to find his hands.