Saturday, May 15, 2010


I seem to be having problems with the picture part of the blog. So, all the pictures are on Facebook under "March-April". Just look there. If you are not on Facebook, please just give me your e-mail address and I can send you pictures. Hopefully, I'll get it all to work soon.

Our basement is finished and just needs a good cleaning. I'll take some pictures when I'm done cleaning.

Jordan has his first enduro (dirtbike racing) of the season tomorrow. Pics to come!

We are getting Ethan's 6 month pics done in the next 1-2 weeks.

In other words, look out for new pictures... at least when I figure out how to get it to work.

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Still Not Seeing Pics?

So I was informed that people are still unable to see the pictures that I just posted under "6 Months Old". However, I'm able to see them. So, can you please tell me if they are visible to you (again)?


6 Months Old!

So our little boy is becoming a BIG BOY! He was 6 months old last week. And he had his 6 month checkup.

He is:
Weight- 16 lb, 10 oz (45%)
Height- 26.5 inches (50%)
Head- 20%

Yes, he still has a little peanut head. But, he did so well with his shots. Just a cry for a few seconds and then he gave the nurse a look of disgust. He looked at me and heart melted! What a sweet little boy.

He is rolling all over the place and he is now eating solid food consistently. Who knew that his two only foods he likes is peas and prunes?! He LOVES to eat though.

On a side note, we finished our basement off and it should be completely done this week! We finished 2 bedrooms and a bathroom. Now, we finally have a place for guests to sleep again. It's very nice. We also started baby-proofing the house by putting the television on the wall and moving the other electronics out of reach for small children. Woohoo!

And the best news for Jordan and I... Ethan is sleeping through the night in his crib! YAY! It is wonderful. It's actually pretty funny. We put 6 or so pacifiers in his crib at night because he is a paci-holic. One night I went to check on him before I went to bed, he had one in each hand, one by his face that he started off with, and one in his mouth. I should have taken a picture.

Here are the pics that weren't showing up before.

Have a great week!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Having Trouble Seeing Pics?

Anyone else having trouble seeing the newest pictures? If so, please tell me and I will repost them.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

So here I am at almost 6 am on Saturday morning wondering what in the heck is wrong with me. I laid in bed until I couldn't take it any longer...until 3:30 am. I should be sleeping and enjoying my wonderful pillow and bed. Today is going to be interesting to say the least.

And of course, I was crazy sick prior to this, running a fever for 8-9 days straight with all the signs and symptoms of meningitis. After an initial trip to urgent care for some antibiotics for an ear infection and for no answers to why I was so sick, I bought myself a lovely trip to the ER. I was cleared of that, thank goodness. Nonetheless, I still felt horrible. It was like influenza on crack, except I didn't have influenza either. So whatever I had, I hope none of you get it.

And now I sit here with my ear still aching and I may have gotten pink eye. And I'm still on antibiotics, go figure.

Work is going well. I'm working too much and had been working 50-90 hours a week up until my illness. I think I'll stick with just working my usual 48 hours/week for awhile (that is until the Sturgis Rally rolls around and we are mandated to work extra due to having an extra helicopter). At least I like my job! And when we drop patients off in the Twin Cities (which seems to be often right now), we fly right over those of you who still live in Litchfield, so I waive down to y'all (when it's not 2 am).

Jordan is doing well and he managed to take care of Ethan, the house, and me while I was sick. I think he was a weeeee bit stressed though. Otherwise, work is going very well for him. He is still at Black Hills Corp and seems to enjoy it there. He's more excited about the dirt biking season this summer. I pray that he stays in one piece...

Ethan is growing up before our eyes! He has his 6 month appointment next week. But he also bought himself a trip to the doctor's office yesterday because he's had a cold and started pulling on his ears a few days ago. They found he has Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease. This is a common (and contagious) viral illness that they just need to get over. We are hoping Ethan gets over it quickly and is on the mend.

Otherwise, he is sitting on his own except when he gets too excited and starts flailing his arms around like he's going to fly. He also loves to eat! We started him on some rice cereal, peas, and sweet potatoes. He's not really a sweet potatoes kind of guy but he especially loves his rice cereal! He loves bath time. For the first few months, he hated them.

I don't think it'll be long before he starts crawling. I'm really enjoying that "just sit there and stay" stage. Can we just extend it for another.....1-2 years? I do want him to crawl but it's nice to not have to worry about him getting in to anything and he can just play happily on the floor. It really won't be long before he's moving all over the place.

Ethan has quite the funny personality and he loves to smile, giggle, laugh, and pull hair (debating if I should cut my hair just because of that). I love when he laughs. It is just one of those pure, innocent, sweet laughs. He always wants the things he can't have, like a knife, a soap bottle, or food that we are eating. When we go out and about, he usually is in the baby bjorn and he smiles at EVERYONE! Now, he gets so so excited at other people that he flails his arms. The response from strangers...they waive at him!

I will update you next week after Ethan's appointment! Until then, have a great weekend!