It isn't about waiting out the storm it's learning to dance in the rain!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Bouncin around

I have been so busy(ok- really tired) and I have not updated my blog. Nothing new to report really. Alexis is doing well. We call her Lexi most of the time and Jordan calls her sister or Lex. We found out this last week that she broke her collar bone in the birth process, it is healing nicely though. Jordan is becoming clumsier than ever! Last night he tried to take out a table with his head and on Friday at dinner he put a straw mark in between his eyes. He is really cute with Lexi and loves to 'hod' (hold) her. His vocabulary is improving everyday and he really likes to watch baby signing time. It helps a ton when I have no clue what he wants and he'll sign it.

Casey has been super busy with work, politics and trying to get stuff done in the yard and house. I miss work already and my sleep but love my kids and love watching Casey play with Jordan. He is such a good daddy and helps out at night with Jordan. This is a picture of the bounce house Casey brought home from the store. Unfortunately it rained on Monday and Jordan was not happy until he got to jump on it later that night. And of course it is available to rent from US Novelty & Party Supply.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

New Addition

Yeah!! She is finally here... Alexis Grace Fitts came at 7:42 am on May 9th. She weighed 8 lbs 13 oz and was a whopping 21 inches long. She is a vivacious eater and very mellow even when her brother tries to drag her off daddy's lap. As you can see she has plenty of hair that gets a lot of comments.

All I have to say is that she is beautiful! We sure love her a lot already. Jordan has even tried to make her happy when she was crying- he just needs to work on gentle. As for daddy - she already has him wrapped around her finger.

Happy mother's day to me!!

Monday, May 5, 2008

Cars and Wuder

Wow it has been quite the last few days....

Sleeping arrangements have changed at our house....AGAIN. It seems Jordan does great for a while and then randomly he has to start waking up again during the night and man - it never ceases to take its toll on me. It's been really nice that Jordan is such a daddy's boy right now:)!! hahaha! So this year alone we have adjusted Jordan to a toddler bed to free up the crib for the little girl and that went so well. It was amazing how well he did - he decided that he was ready. Well that gave him a lot more freedom (which I wasn't too keen on) but we did well. More recently however, he has decided that no way was he going to sleep in his bed all night long and that sleeping with dad was so much better. He, however, likes to snuggle big time and that means literally sleeping on your face sometimes. So more often than not mom opted for the couch. Finally, we decided on moving one of the twin beds up from downstairs so we could sleep with him in his room- trying to avoid him waking sister in the future. We finally got that done and had to buy some cute bedding so he would be interested in staying in his room. But he is doing quite well- finally since I am due in 1 week!

As for wuder aka water... Jordan says it like wuder he has started watering my plants and this is a great pic of him watering. Yes it looks like he is peeing - it cracked me up to see him watering with the hose in between his legs.

Thursday, May 1, 2008


So I keep meaning to update and more and more things keep happening. Let's start with Jordan's fun adventure to the doctors office.

2 weeks after smashing his fingernail with a hammer (the joys of remodeling) and after turning purple then blue then white it was barely hanging on. It also was looking really red and swollen (its really easy for a 21 mos old to keep his hands clean- NOT) I decided it was time to take him to the doctor. So Saturday morning we got to go see the doctor and he decided it was best to remove the nail! This involved a papoose (nice word for straight jacket), tape, hemastats, and more tape. So this is the picture (I didn't have a camera)... Jordan is put in this papoose and then taped in it so he 'doesn't break free'. Then the doctor scrubbed his finger with betadine and delicately yet very quickly removed the fingernail. He had to do it fast since the INCREDIBLE HULK was already turning purple and busting through the tape and velcro. The doctor then wrapped it with gauze, coban and more tape only to have us both turn away for a few seconds to see it lying on the floor. Meet Mr. Houdini. After all this he walked away with 2 lollipops and assurances he did very well. Now all we have to do is TRY to keep it clean and force him to take antibiotics twice a day for 10 days.

Lately he has also been into cats (don't ask me why- his father and mother are not fond of them). He signs cat, he found a little beanie baby cat, ask for his Cat book every night- Pickles, The Fire Cat, and loves the movie The AristoCats.

We are also 11 days away from due date - well see how close to due date we come this time. I've stopped working until further notice - I already miss it. We'll keep you posted.