Tuesday, June 30, 2009

video

He's here! Our little man finally made it. Jackson James Reed was born on June 11 at 8:11 a.m. He was 8 lbs. 4 oz. 21 inches. We're pretty sure he's the cutest baby ever. :)

Here's a video of our first attempt at "tummy time". I'm not very good with the camera ... sorry. :) Be sure to watch until the end!

Thank you to all of our visitors and friends who've sent gifts and have come to see him! We are so lucky to have you all.

Love,

Heather, DJ & Jackson

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The Bachelorette

So my latest reality TV addiction is The Bachelorette. This is a show that I have not watched since Trista & Ryan, but this season has me hooked. I think Jillian is a pretty normal girl (although I'm not sure I would go on national television looking for Mr. Right) and the group of guys that she's selecting from is pretty entertaining. Here's the low down on my top picks and total losers:

Jake: My favorite! Seems like a genuinely nice guy and he's cute too! Plus ... he's a pilot! Hello travel opportunities!

Jesse: My second pick - a little full of himself maybe, but a cutie that seems to be pretty real.

Michael: Hilarious. I want to be friends with this guy. Not sure if he's date-worthy for Jillian, but he's so fun!

Kiptyn: What kind of name is that?! Despite the name, I like him. I don't think he'll win though.

Wes: I think Wes is scum. He's totally got a girlfriend and is only on the show to promote his musical career. Bleh.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Patience

pa⋅tience  -noun

1.the quality of being patient, as the bearing of provocation, annoyance, misfortune, or pain, without complaint, loss of temper, irritation, or the like.
2.an ability or willingness to suppress restlessness or annoyance when confronted with delay: to have patience with a slow learner
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After having a minor melt down this weekend as I watched my due date go by on the calendar I finally realized this morning that I need to chill. Our little one is just not quite ready to be born and I guess this is my first lesson in being a patient parent. :) Can't wait til he gets here!

Friday, June 5, 2009

No Baby Yet

Well I just got back from my doctor's appointment and I must admit I'm a little disappointed. I have not made too much progress since my appointment last week (now I'm close to 2cm and 50% effaced - not much different than the week before). I am just so excited to meet our little boy that it feels like time is standing still. I just need to remind myself that he will come when he's ready. So in the mean time, I plan to walk, walk, walk and walk some more over the weekend.
The fun part was that my mom is here and she was able to go to the doctor with me this morning. She said she almost cried when she heard his heartbeat. That never gets old - I love hearing his heartbeat - it reassures me that everything is okay in there.
I've had people tell me some crazy ways to speed up labor including eating a fresh pineapple, getting a pedicure (LOVE this one), walking, drinking castor oil, and getting "busy". I've tried most of these methods but so far, no dice. :) Guess I'll just have to be patient for our little one to arrive.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Happy Birthday, DJ!

Happy Birthday to my hubby and best friend. The big 3-0! You are an amazing guy and I love you so much.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Wedding