Saturday, October 30, 2010

Growth Spurt

This picture was taken when Jayden was just one week old.

Today he is 7 weeks old.

I was just changing him into pajamas and I picked the pajamas in the picture. I had some trouble getting them on!! He's getting too long for them!

This will be the last time he wears these pajamas.

I never knew I could feel so sentimental about clothing.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Switching Formula....Again

Adam has been trying to convince me for days that we should change Jayden's formula. I said I agreed he seemed to be having stomach problems, but I felt like we should give it a few more days and see. The doctor said it could take weeks to work.

I kept thinking that it's supposed to be the best and everything I have read has said it's so gentle on their stomach that it couldn't be the cause of stomach problems. But, both of us knew he wasn't doing well.

Last night Adam made a bottle and I fed him. For the first time in days he actually ate the whole bottle and he didn't even cry while eating. He had no problem burping and he didn't spit up. I said something to Adam and he said, "That's because it's soy." That tricky, tricky man. He switched the formulas.

So, we have officially switched back to soy again.

I think the original progress we had seen with the formula was due to us starting to use Mylicon drops for his colic around that time.

They can say it's gentle and wonderful all they want, but it's still a milk based formula, and I just don't think he can have milk at all. Which is fine because we drink soy milk in this house anyway.

(Have any of you tried Silk's mint chocolate soy milk? The container says the flavor is "seasonal." It's really good. I have added it to hot chocolate and coffee, and made a smoothie with it. Yum.)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Adam and Jayden were watching a baseball game together and Jayden turned his head, looked at Adam, and smiled. So sweet. Adam was able to catch the end of it on camera.


Saturday, October 23, 2010


A friend of mine from college is a talented photographer who takes beautiful pictures of families. She came to our house yesterday morning to take pictures of Jayden. I won't get to see all of them for another week or two, but she posted a preview picture on Facebook.

My heart completely melted when I saw it. I could not stop staring at it.

My beautiful baby boy's smile is captured in a picture. I've only seen him smile a handful of times so far so having it in a picture is amazing.

He looks like such a big boy! Holding his head up so well and smiling! little peanut!!! He is 6 weeks old today.

My Mom is having a baby shower/ open house for Jayden today. I'm so excited for everyone to meet him!

He refused to sleep more than an hour or two in a row last night and I might die of exhaustion....but LOOK AT THAT FACE! :)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Three Cats and a Baby

I put it off for over a month, but I have finally changed my blog name. It wasn't easy. It's hard to give up being Waiting Lisa. She was my identity for so long.

Writing the "About Me" brought me to tears. To actually see, in writing, a happy ending to all our struggles made me emotional.

I'm glad each of the cats have their own picture on the blog now. I love them so much.

And of course our sweet baby Jayden. He's only been with us 5 weeks, but I could not imagine life without him. I am at peace with how long we had to wait to start our family because our journey led us to Jayden.

Thank you so much to all of you who were there for me while I was Waiting Lisa. I am so lucky to have so many amazing friends.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Itching to Blog

I want to take the time to write a real blog post right now, but if I do, I will probably miss my chance to eat dinner tonight.

I would love to write all about how my sister and brother in law came home (from Boston) last weekend and my brother and sister in law came home (from Portland) this past weekend.

My brother actually spent the whole day here at our house and it broke my heart when he left to go to the airport a couple hours ago.

Last week when my sister left the room after saying good-bye to Jayden and I, Adam said, "He won't be this little next time she comes home." I lost it. I was crying before she was even out of the house. I hate that my siblings live so far away. I am counting down the days until Christmas because they will all be home at the same time. We'll all be together as a family for a full week.

(Notice how I said I didn't have time to blog....and then proceeded to blog....)

I have felt resentful of the fact that I had to start working again right away. The combination of Jayden's colic and working has been kicking my ass. I wish I could have a regular maternity leave like everyone else and just spend this time loving Jayden. Not worrying about work and having my alarm set for 5 AM. But, I keep telling myself it's better this way in the long run. I don't have to worry about going back to work in 6 weeks. I'll still get to be home with him, even if I am working part of that time. It's just hard now with the sleep deprivation.

We've had to change formulas a couple times. The one that we will probably end up sticking with is specifically for babies with colic and costs a small fortune. Our social worker suggested we check with our insurance to see if they will help cover it if our doctor writes a prescription. It would be nice, but I am not holding my breath. I just hope the formula works.

Jayden gave me two huge smiles on Saturday. I've seen little ones here and there but on Saturday there was no mistaking it. I did the same thing twice and got the same smile both times. It melted my heart. All day I kept thinking about it. He hasn't done it since, but it was amazing.

Now that I have written a full blog post after insisting I don't have time to do it....I will leave you with some pictures that make me laugh. My cousin made Jayden a hat, scarf, and booties. I took pictures of him wearing them and posted them on Facebook for her to see. He needs to grow into the hat, hehe.

Monday, October 11, 2010

One Month

I can't believe baby boy is one month old today!!
Here are his one month photos:

Thursday, October 7, 2010

too tired to come up with a title

Tomorrow will be the first time the kids have off from school with Jayden here. It's going to be a very long day. Adam is going to take Jayden all night tonight and let me sleep because I got no sleep last night. I finally got Jayden into a deep sleep in his crib three minutes before my alarm went off for work. The whole "sleep when baby sleeps" advice doesn't work when you are working everytime he is sleeping.

The good news?
MY SISTER COMES HOME TOMORROW!! She is leaving Boston first thing tomorrow morning and I can't wait for her to get here and meet Jayden.

Now I am going to leave you with a picture that cracks me up....

And one that melts my heart....

Friday, October 1, 2010

Silly Faces of Jayden

I took these pictures the other day and just saw them for the first time. They cracked me up. Look at all those funny faces! I couldn't get enough of them so I decided to share: