Tuesday, June 30, 2009

before we know it he is going to be running....

we are so proud of our little man...for the first time tonight he let go of our finger and stood alone. We have been working on this for a while and it has been more of a how fast can you catch me dad, type exercise. But lately he has for a couple seconds balanced on his own and then fallen over. However tonight he stood for a couple minutes...it was so exciting...if you doubt me turn up your volume. We were all clapping and hooting and hollaring. WHen I think of everything he has gone through it is bringing tears to my eyes to think that my baby is going to be walking soon. Praise the Lord for all of our answered prayers.

Jackson had blood work done today at Elkhart General to send to his kidney doc...normal routine stuff. they are just having us do it hear, to allow me another month before having to drive with two to indy. Since I wasn't suppose to birth her until next tuesday and that was even a week before her due date.

on an Avenlea note. we are struggling with the difference between day and night. She is definitely on a different schedule than mom and dad. We are open to any advice on how to reverse this. Today she slept for 5 hours straight from 11:30 am -3:30pm. I know I should have woke her up but I decided a nap was more important, after being up til 11 pm then from 3-5 with her and sleeping in the chair in order to get any sleep at all. Adrian took a shift from 1:30 to 3 too. You would think I would be able to sleep when she fell asleep around 6:30 and I did until Jackson woke up at 7am. Good thing I got them both back to sleep around 8 am and then they slept til around 9am. then I had them both wanting food at the same time. I am telling you this two child thing is rough. It is alot easier to deal with one child's schedule and lack of sleep, cuz you can nap when they nap. about the time you get one to nap the other wakes up or needs food. it is nuts.

I will leave you with my new favorite pic of my two kiddos.. Jackson loves his little sis.
Have a great fourth of July weekend. We will be enjoying company from South Dakota. Jackson and Avenlea's cousin Lauren is bringing the train with Grandma to visit. We are so excited and can't wait for them to get here on Friday.

4 comments:

Jewel said...

Yeah, that is so totally awesome! How exciting for you & Adrian! You go, Jackson!

Kara Lynn said...

Way to go little man! Love, love, love the last photo of Jackson "leaning" in on Avenlea... so cute! Sorry to hear about the sleeping thing - that sucks for sure. Hopefully, some sort of schedule can happen soon before you lose your mind :)

darcy said...

oh gosh.. he's going to be sprinting before you know it!

So fun to meet Avenlea on Thurs. Hope you are getting more sleep!

Darinifer said...

really cute pic of Jackson with his sis. (the last pic). It's going to be so exciting when he starts walking around on his own.. even more so since he's had surgery. God gives us great gifts.. like a little one walking that are just so special to us :)