Thursday, March 7, 2013

It's been a while....

I can't believe how long it has been since I blogged!  Life has been very busy, so I stopped blogging for a while.  But I decided to get back on top of it after looking through my blog last night and seeing all the pictures of my sweet Jackson boy.  I often write down thoughts in my journal, but I loved seeing pictures that went along with some of my memories.  I sometimes feel sad that my children are growing so fast, and I hope that this blog will be a fun way for our family to look back, and better remember, some fun things about our lives.  

Since I last blogged our family has had a major change....Jace David Carter joined our family on September 16, 2012.  He has brought so much joy to our lives.  I often wondered how I could love another baby as much as Jackson, but I felt my heart grow the moment I saw my sweet Jace.  He is the happiest, smiliest baby ever!  His whole body shakes when he smiles because he is so happy.  All you have to do to get him to smile is look at him:)  It is pretty fun.  He is now 5 months old and 21 lbs. He is starting to sit on his own, rolls from his back to his tummy, and has his hands figured out pretty good.  He is working on cutting TEN teeth right now.  None have broken the surface yet, but his gums are very swollen where ten little teeth are obviously working their way down. 

Jace has battled a fistula and abscess on his little bottom for most of his short life.  He had surgery on it in December, and we have been trying to help it heal ever since.  Sadly, he went in for a second surgery yesterday.  They basically cut out all the infection, and leave a big open wound.  Then we get the awful task of wiping the wound out every time he has a bowel movement.  He also spends a lot of time in the tub to keep it as clean as possible.  I don't mind the washing part, but my heart breaks every time I have to clean out the wound. I wish so badly that I could take the pain for my sweet baby, all I can hope is that someday soon this will all be over.   I was worried he would be so fussy when he came out of anesthesia  since he wasn't allowed to eat for several hours.   But we came to the recovery room to find him smiling up at the two nurses caring for him.  Even with cutting a mouth full of teeth, and a sore bum, he is the sweetest little guy.  We love him so much, and are so grateful to have him in our family!

Jackson is currently 2.5 and is an awesome big brother!  He adores Jace, and is constantly begging to hold him.  Jackson is so creative and imaginative.  He is constantly using his imagination, and I love watching him play.  He dances, and jumps, and runs in circles all day long.  One of my favorite things about Jackson lately is how he accidentally mixes words.  A few of my favorites: hair gel is "Jello", bow is "rainbow", robot is "rainbot", birth mark is "marker".  He is growing up to be such a happy, funny, sweet boy that we love so much!

Life with two kids is a bit crazy, but wonderful.  Brad keeps himself busy with work at USU, web design, running numerous websites, laying carpet, and being an awesome daddy and hubby.  I am happy that I get to spend each day hanging out with my two handsome little dudes. I feel so blessed and very lucky!