Thursday, January 7, 2010

We had a blast this Christmas break!! It was actually nice and relaxing. We couldn't make the trip to Dallas to visit family because Jayden can't get out yet, so Bryan's family came here. It was a lot of fun! Bryce loved having his cousins here and Lynn and Stephanie loved holding and loving on Jayden.

Bryce is such a good big brother! He is always kissing on Jayden's head and talking to him in this really cute, high-pitched voice (which makes Jayden smile). I am so impressed with how he treats his little brother. Bryce has always been such a big helper, and he loves helping me out with Jayden. He helps change his diaper (he even throws the dirty ones away for me), he shakes toys in his face and says, "It's okay, baby Jaynen" when he is upset, and even shares his toys with him. I am so relieved there is no sibling rivalry (yet).

Jayden is growing so much lately. At our last doctor appointment, he weighed 10 lbs 4 oz. I know he has got to weight over 11 pounds now. He is now 9 weeks old!!! I cannot believe how fast time flies!! He is sleeping at least 5 hours at a time at night. Last night he slept 8 hours!!! Mommy was happy. He has been smiling and even laughed for the first time two nights ago!! It was such a sweet sound. He lost a lot of his hair and looked like an old balding man, but it is now starting to grow back. It is quite a bit darker now than it was. We have discovered he has reflux and colic. There was some rough times there where he would not stop crying almost all day. He is now on Zantac (poor kid is on so much meds) and only cries during his "colic time" (which is at night) and seems to calm down if I hold him.

We are so blessed to have two amazing boys. I love them more than I could ever describe.
Okay, I think I am caught up now. We have another cardiology appointment in mid January, so we will keep you updated about that. Hopefully I will write another blog before then. I am going to try to keep up with this thing....we will see....

PS-Bryce will be 3 at the end of this month. I cannot believe I (almost) have a 3 year old!!!!


  1. Oh, Gina! Audrey was colicky, so I know that is hard. I can't imagine having to deal with that and an older child, plus his health concerns! I'll be praying for you!

  2. I love all the updates! Bryce is such a sweet big brother and Jayden is so cute. Glad I got to see you at church a couple Sundays ago :).