Saturday, December 4, 2010


Well, we kinda decided to add a little spice to Jack's life. He's at that weight where I am just keeping up with his food needs. We gave him some organic brown rice cereal for the first time last night. I made sure it was good and runny. That kid downed it like a champ! He loved it! I actually added a little cereal to thicken it just a bit and he went nuts. He ate like he's been eating for months now. I posted his pics to facebook, not very clear, but he is a pretty messy eater, as can be expected of babies. I just hope I'm not doing harm as he is just over 3 months. I was hoping to wait to the end of the month, but he was eating every hour and a half, and I can keep up with that, but not much more right now. He's beginning to be fussier and acting like he's always hungry, so we decided to try. So far so good. Perhaps for Christmas we'll get a food processor so we can make our own baby food and get him as much vitamins, minerals, and real nutrition as possible. So, what was your baby's favorite food and how early did you start them on solids?

Friday, December 3, 2010

Growin' up

Wow! I really want to just put a stack of books on his head! Jack is growing like a weed! We haven't been to the doctors lately so not sure of exact measurements, but he's now wearing up to 9 month old clothes. He can still wear 0/3 onsies but everything else has to be bigger. It's probably due to the fact that he's already addicted to the tv. If he can get any glimpse if it, he will stare as long as I let him, which isn't very long since it's not so good for his poor little eyes.

I put him on the floor for tummy time and he turned over!! He did it a couple times. He surprised himself and then got the biggest smile on his face thinkin he's hot stuff now lol. He's gotten good at smiling, "talking", laughing, and surprised himself a couple times by accidental raspberries.

He loves both his grandpas, but so far has an uncanny link to grandpa Murrish. They sit and talk in the evenings, and he'll even give mommy dirty looks on command for him! Coincidence? Most likely, but funny nonetheless

We are so excited for all of his first holidays. For Halloween he scored bigtime candy as Jack Skellington. Daddy says we're having another baby next year so we can repeat and score even more.....mommy says good luck with that plan...not happening!! He got passed around to everyone on Thanksgiving, and will hopefully encounter his first snow when we take him to Utah for his first Christmas and New Year's.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Our family just got bigger!

Well, I think I win the laziest blogger award haha. Darold and I became proud parents on August 31, 2010 at 4:44pm. Jack Spencer Murrish made his appearance weighing in at 8lbs 11oz and reaching 19in. Unfortunately, my doctor thought it wise to forego inducing and go ahead with a scheduled C-Section as the baby already measured over 9lbs a week and a day before my due date and as previously mentioned, I was gestationally diabetic and genetically prone to big babies. All went fairly smooth even with my delivery being pushed back once due to twins being delivered in emergency C-section, then pushed back again (but this time I was on the operating table receiving my spinal) due to my doctor needing to rush to a different hospital to deliver a baby, which she missed so I got put back on the table only to wait forever and a day for my anesthesiologist to finish an epidural on another patient. Surgery went well and baby was finally born, with a head of hair, which was the first thing Darold noticed! As they wheeled the baby away and Darold followed to keep a watchful eye, I took a nap while being sewed up....and snored of course. Doctors freaked out and assumed I have sleep apnea, where I stop breathing when I sleep, and informed me I was being taken to ICU so I could be monitored for 24hrs (they said I would be prone to stop breathing and therefore die faster since I had the spinal) so essentially I was separated from the baby for the first 24 hours of his life. They were kind enough to bring him to me in recovery before going upstairs for a few minutes. Darold was fortunate to be able to come to the hospital early the next morning and hang out with him for a couple hours before being allowed to come see me. He told me that all he did was lay there awake and look around! Such an alert baby! Finally I was taken back to the women's dept and we spent the next 3 days bonding. We had family and friends come see us and messy diapers to change and a new life to love!

Jack was blessed on 10-10-10 and most our family was able to make it. My family met him and fell under his spell just like the rest of 'em. He also met his cousin who was born just 3 weeks before he was.

Jack is now almost 10weeks old and he is tipping the scales at 13lbs 03oz and almost 23in. He is smiling and cooing and is so happy. He only really cries if he's hungry,messy or tired and spends his time looking around and making ppl melt and smile. He enjoys his carseat and LOVES to go for stroller rides. He loves being outside since there are so many things to look at. He adores his daddy and grandpa. They talk all the time. He enjoys being the first grandson on Darold's side and can't wait to be old enough to go camping, canoeing, biking, shooting, and all the other big boy things with his daddy, grandpa, and uncles. We adore him and can't wait to go to Utah for Christmas this year and let him discover snow!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Mommyhood...Here I come!

Well it looks like my pregnancy is coming to an end! I was told that Pomona hospital doesn't let moms go past 39/40 weeks with gestational diabetes...aka me! So either next week or the week after, if I haven't delivered, I'll be going in to be induced. I guess it's a good things as family history shows us moms giving birth to 2 month olds lol. Will definitelt keep you posted!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

You don't know Jack.... least not yet! We have decided to name our baby boy Jack Spencer. All is still going well. I have gestational diabetes, but the only benefit to having a high risk pregnancy is that I get to hear his heartbeat 3x a week. 2x doing non stress tests and once at my dr appts. They said that he is measuring slightly big, but not bad. We're just not sure if it's from the diabetes or family history. I'm prone to possibly delivering a child the size of a 2 month old lol.

Darold is still enjoying his job having travelled twice already to AZ with a team to set up buildings at their new location. Many of his coworkers nicknamed him DIP since Darold once wore a bright yellow shirt that says DIP, like the signs, so they have already nicknamed our child little dip! If anyone sees a bright yellow onsies...esp if it says dip on it...let me know, we are on the lookout!

I no longer am massaging until after the baby is born..which feels like eternity from now..and am trying desparately to make sure our room is ready for the new arrival. We have our crib set up, clothes organized, diaper bag ready to go and my bag getting packed! So much to do, not much time left. Only 3 1/2 weeks to go! Wish us luck!!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

It's a Boy!!

So we still don't have a computer so we can post pics, but we are adding to our little family!! Sept 1 we are looking forward to welcoming our son to our family!! Mom is doing great! No morning sickness, just a little heartburn and quick gag reflex. No names have officially been picked, but we'll definitely keep you posted!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Working, Working, Working!!

Darold is getting his second paycheck today!! He found this great job right here in Ontario! He is working at Crown Technology doing some prefabrication work. Essentially he builds buildings so they can be transported in large pieces and assembled again where they're needed, like Oklahoma, Arizona, Northern California...etc, and around every 3 months he'll travel with a crew to assemble them. He's very excited and working VERY hard! He doesn't necessarily have the funnest (?) schedule as he has to be there to start working at 6:30am, but it's full time, and he's off at 3 so he has his full afternoon, and full benefits after 90 days! Very exciting! I'm still here at my job at the spa part time and enjoy being able to still see my hubby.