Friday, February 27, 2009

Mommy Diary

I really let myself stress out too much about "getting stuff done". I think it is because I thought I would have so much time staying home during the day. I really don't. I feel like I'm always running out someplace, and if I'm not, I have tons of work to do here at the house. I haven't even started my list of projects yet. Where does all of the time go? I've been home for nearly two whole months and what have I accomplished.

Josie is getting so big, and what I realized this week is that I need to enjoy my time with her more and value it as "something productive". Even if I'm not crossing things off my list, spending time with the baby is more important than anything else. When she got all of her shots I was really able to see how much just sitting with her is valuable, even when that means that the laundry sits in the dryer and guest bedroom remains uncleaned.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

2 Months Old

Jocelyn is two months old today! Yesterday, she had a doctors appointment and had to get shots. That was heartbreaking, it was the saddest cry you've ever heard. However, she weights 10lbs 7oz (50th percentile) and is 23 inches (75th percentile).

In the last month she's learned to smile. It's very sweet. When I went in to get her this morning in her crib she smiled so big at me. Here is a video of us trying to get her to smile. We weren't that successful.

She's also doing a great job tracking with her eyes. She has discovered her mobile and likes to watch it. Jocelyn is also learning to grasp and hold objects (like Mommy's hair).

She's getting so big and we just love her.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Mommy Review: Clearwater Infant Tub

We really like the Clearwater Infant Tub for bath nights. It has a no-slip bottom and Jocelyn can pretty much sit in the tub by herself. The only bad thing about it is it doesn't quite fit in our sink, but we make due.

The coolest features are that there is a little hole in the side for the dirty water to run out. The pool in the front holds the clean water that is easy for rinsing. It also has a built in thermometer, so we don't let the water get too hot or too cold.

Here are a few cute pictures of Josie from our last bath night. She is just beginning to kick her legs and splash.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Celebrity Parenting

Julia Roberts says "The coolest thing you can do for your children is to love eachother in their presence".

She also refers to her children as "little time thieves". I really like that. Jocelyn is definetly my wonderful little time thief.

A blurb about Julia on parenthood here.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Josie's first Valentine's Day

I scurried out of the messy house at 11:30am on Valentines and returned a few hours later to this:

and the living room decorated,

with a home made Valetine from Alex and Josie. (Notice the blob in the top right corner)

Alex painted her hand and tried to make a handprint. Unfortunetly, she didn't coorporate so well and ended up like this: (still adorable, perhaps even a little more so)

and her post painting-a-Valentine-for-Mommy hand:

Isn't that the sweetest present anyone could ask for?

Saturday, February 14, 2009

L is for the way you look at me

Sent by a caring stake president, I though this was great for husbands, wifes, brothers, sisters, fathers and especially mothers.

Happy Valentine's Day.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

It's all relative

Man, this blogging while having a baby thing is hard!

Jocelyn got to meet some new family members over the last couple of weeks. Here is a picture with Uncle Vince. He was sick when she was born and couldn't make it to the hospital.

Here she is with her cousins.

We also took a trip to the corner of NE Oklahoma to visit her Great-Grandma Jackson

And Great-Great Aunt Vivian

(Vicki-do you have anymore? I obviously didn't take enough!)

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


I got a smile! She smiled for real for the first time. It was fleeting, but so exciting. She was sitting in her boppy on the floor and I was eating chocolate pudding. I would hit my spoon on the bowl and then say "Yummy" (silly, but effective in getting her attention). She looked right at me and then half her mouth went up in a smile-like formation. Then the other side followed until it was a real-live-cute-as-can-be smile.

I love this.