Thursday, May 28, 2009

"Mom, I can't figure this darn thing out!"

This is Jaxon trying to figure out how to suck his thumb. Only problem is, he can't figure out which finger it is.

What do you know he actually figured out how to get his thumb in his mouth, but this time he can't figure out how to curl his figures so he just leaves them on his face.


Jaxon loves his bath time. It's the cutest thing when we take the wash cloth and squeeze water on his head. He makes this face as if he was floating on a cloud.

Sleepy Mommy and Daddy!

Who would of thought that parenting could be so tiring? Jaxon is actually a pretty good baby. He only wakes up once throughout the night, usually around 4 or 4:30 am. The thing that is so tiring though is when he does wake up; he is a wake for like an hour and a half. After I feed him I change his diaper before I lay him down again. His favorite thing he likes to do is pee all over the place, I think just so he can get an extra 20 minutes alone time with mommy before he goes back to sleep. He is so thoughtful! During the rest of the night, he believes it is very important to keep his voice box strong even when sleeping. Here and there he will do a few puppy dog barks or baby goat sounds. Also, he likes to throw up and try to swallow it, which leads to choking noises. That just gives me a heart attack every time. So you can see that with a baby there doesn't come much sleep. This leads to black circles, wait no that is not right, I'll say black, giant, bags under my eyes and exhaustion during the day time. Like I have said before though, it is all worth it! Plus, I love to see the little moments like this...

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


What a happy family!
Don't mind me, I look like crap! Oh I think part of the reason could be that I just pushed a 7 pounds 7 ounces human out of me! That was a lot of work.
Poor guy! He was so beat up!

Was I Really Ready?

Here I was about 36 weeks along with the pregnancy just dying to not be pregnant anymore. Everyday i would wake up hoping that day would be the day Jaxon would come. Well about 4:30 in the morning on May 15th, 2009 I had been woken up by horrific pains. These contractions were nothing i have ever experience before during the pregnancy, they were more painful than i could even begin to explain. I knew it was time. I told Jared it was time to go only to here the response of, "Really, but I am sleepy". Not exactly what I was wanting to here at that moment. Realizing how not very happy I was, Jared was out of that bed in a flash. Weeks ago this was what I was looking forward to, but at that time the thoughts that were going through my head were different. On the way to the hospital all I could think about was how much pain I was in, was I really ready for this, how can I be a mom, I wasn't meant for this. By the time we got to the hospital I was already dilated to a 7. Within an hour and a half of being at the hospital my water broke, everything went pretty quick from there. Then, 8:26 a.m. rolls around and there he was! The most precious thing in the world was handed to me and placed on my stomach. At that moment all those negative thoughts were gone. Everything that I thought was so horrible the past 9 months, the tiredness, the feeling sick to my stomach, the weird cravings, looking in the mirror feeling like an oversize elephant, the pain, everything was all gone. That baby was a miracle to me and that is when I knew I was, really ready.

Welcoming The New Member To Our Family!!!

Jaxon Lee Halbert born on May 15th, 2009 at 8:26 a.m.
Weight- 7 pounds 7 ounces
Height- 20 inches long
Hair Color- dirty blonde
Eye Color: blue