Monday, November 30, 2009

Not Me! Monday

Not me! Monday... I'm back. At least for this Monday. :)
I have not just been lazy and haven't posted Not me Monday's for a a few Monday's.
I did not pop a zit on my hubby's back and it most certainly did not squirt on my face! EW! No way. That is just gross. Not me!
I did not scream when I pulled the mail out of the box and a spider fell on my husband leg and it started crawling away. Nope, not me!
I did not finally give in and join Facebook. Not me! Not more computer time daily. Nope.
I did not plan on eliminating dairy from my diet to see it would help with Jacob's spitting up, but just can't seem to give it up. Not me. I will do anything/everything for my baby.
I guess that wraps up another Not me! Monday. Feel free to join in. Check out MckMama's blog for details and to see what she and others have not been up to.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Apple Cup

WSU vs. UW

Who will it be?

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Belated 3 Months

Jacob hit the 3 month mark last Sunday the 22nd. Better late than never! Here is what is going on with our little guy:

  • Weighing in around 12 1/2 pounds (my best guess weighing him and me, minus me)*
  • Measuring around 23 inches long (my measure on the changing table)*
  • Almost out of 0-3 month clothes and almost into 3-6mo sizes
  • Still sleeping like a champ, 8-10 hours at night and usually naps 3 x day for 1-3 hours
  • Smiling and cooing
  • Has rolled over 4 x from front to back but we have yet to catch it on video
  • Can hold his head neutral when pulled to a sit and then likes to pop up to a stand
  • Still loves his turtle mobile
  • Likes watching TV
  • Nursing 5-6 times per day
  • Has lost all the hair on the top of his head, half the hair on the sides of his head, and has a bald spot in the back
  • Is spitting up A LOT
  • Can't wait for the holidays
  • Wishes he could eat turkey dinner and pumpkin pie

* Next week at our TEDDY appointment we will get an accurate weight/length measure

And of course here are some pics:

Thursday, November 19, 2009


I just got Jacob signed up for the TEDDY (The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young) Study.

In the hospital, when Jacob was born, they took some blood for research and tested Jacob for a genetic marker for type 1 diabetes. Turns out that he has that genetic marker. That doesn't mean he is going to get diabetes, it just means that his risk is increased. Out of 100 babies with the genetic marker, 3 babies get diabetes.

So we decided to enter Jacob into the study which is following kids with the genetic marker who are at increased risk for developing diabetes to try and find out what triggers type 1 diabetes.

Our first visit is December 3rd.

Sunday, November 15, 2009


Did you know that the month of November was originally called Movember and the name was changed later?

Just kidding!

Actually November is the month for moustaches! That's right. Movember is an annual, month-long celebration of the moustache, highlighting men's health issues - specifically prostate and testicular cancer. Go to here for more details.

Here is Devin and his friend Lee with their moustaches as of November 14th. Check back at the end of the month for the final moustache pics.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


I had a request (from Auntie Sidney) for more Jacob pictures.
Request fulfilled.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Cutest Baby!

It's official.

Jacob is the Cutest Baby of the Week for the week of November 2nd.

He wins a Warm 106.9 onesie and "some other fabulous prizes." (a $50 gift certificate - I think)

Thanks to everyone who voted for our cute baby to win!

(p.s. (if you are local) enter in your cute babies and we will be sure to vote for them, go to Warm 106.9 for details)

Not Me! Monday

Not Me! Monday. Being imperfect and living to tell about it, yet pretending not!
I do not have a fan next to my bed and I do not have to have it on to sleep. Nope! Not me.
I am not waiting anxiously for tomorrow to see if Jacob wins the "Cutest Baby of the Week" contest. Not me! Those silly contests don't interest me at all.
I am definitely do not already miss the newborn days even though I am loving Jacob getting more social and fun. My baby is growing up so fast. Nope, I am definitely not thinking about another baby.
I am not checking MckMama's blog multiple times everyday to see if there are new updates on Stellen (he is in Boston again and having surgery tomorrow morning).

Sunday, November 8, 2009

I'm a PC

My very talented, skilled, smart, technically adept husband just installed Windows 7 on my computer and it's awesome. The thing I like the most is that Win 7 supports our high def camcorder so we can upload our vidoes and we can use Windows live movie maker to make cool video clips like the one I posted previously. You can edit and cut the video, you can add a introduction with words and a credits clip with words, and transitions between those clips. It's awesome. I am excited to play around it. You are going to be seeing a lot more videos! (Jacob rolled over yesterday!!! so as soon as we get it on video I will post it!) Other things I like about Win 7, it just works!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Monday, November 2, 2009

Cutest Baby of the Week

A local radio station, Warm 106.9, is having a Cutest Baby of the Week contest. Last week we submitted a photo of Jacob (who is the cutest baby!) and he was picked as one of ten finalists for this week.

Head over to Warm 106.9 to see Jacob and future runner-ups. To vote for Jacob:
  1. Send an e-mail to
  2. Mention the name and number of the cutest baby (which is Jacob, #3).
  3. You may optionally also vote by sending a text message to 78592. Simply text the word "Baby3" to 78592.
  4. You can only vote once per day, per household.
  5. All votes must be submitted by 11:59PM on Thursday, November 5th.
  6. Tell all of your friends about this!

Let's get those votes in and next Tuesday they will announce the winner!


Pictures! More pictures uploaded to our picasa photo album. Click here to view. Enjoy!