Wednesday, September 21, 2011

12 Months!!!

What in the world. My little man is 1 today! 1 Year Old! SO sad, but so fun! He is such a good baby and always has a smile on his face! He is not feeling his best today, so our photo shoot didn't didn't go very well, but we tried...

This is how our shoot started... not happy!

Then Meggie walked in the room and he got a little happier... He loves Meggie!

Then, to make his little cheeks stay in the chair he needed a brush to brush his hair- isn't everyone happier when they are brushing their hair ;)

And this is how we ended...

-I have kinda stop keeping track of all of his new foods because he really can eat whatever he wants and usually eats a lot of what we are eating... including chocolate!
-This month though Jackson has turned into quite the cuddle bug! I am LOVING this! He will want me to hold him and then just lay his head on my chest while I continue doing whatever I am doing- it is SO stinking cute! We've all been kinda sick lately and that has made the cuddling extra good because we just lay on the couch and watch Tom and Jerry and he loves it! I don't normally just let him sit there and watch TV, but since he's been sick I will do whatever he wants.
-He stands all by himself, no steps yet, but standing like a champ!
-He walks along things now and realy fast, it is so cute!
-He got HIs very first fever over 100... 102.1 to be exact! I felt so bad cause he seriously felt like he had been soaking in a hot tub for hours!
-We took him to his first fair and he ate some Funnel Cake and road the carousel! He liked it, but got a little nervous- maybe cause his 5 ft. mother could barely hold on to Him when the horse was going up- ha ha!

And, I am done breast feeding today. Weird! I have loved it so much and am beyond grateful that I have been able to do it for a whole year. It has been a huge comitment and I honestly didn't know that I'd love it this much, and didn't understand it when women said that they loved it so much and had a hard time stopping, but it totally is that way! Jackson has been so good and so easy to nurse- thanks buddy!

Any tips/advice to the extra-hormonal me? I have been going crazy with hormones and have an emotional break down just about every day- it's been real fun. Don't feel bad for me, feel bad for Andrew and Jackson- I think they both want me to move out! Ha! Sorry, this is kinda TMI, but I love getting advice from everyone who've gone through the same thing.

We got 1 year pics and here is a sneak peak... more, LOTS more to come later!


Monday, September 12, 2011

Cabo Celebrity!

Better Late than Never...Well our vacation was absolutely fabulous! We had such a great time and it was SO great being with my family for an entire week just relaxing by the pool! I was a little nervous about taking Jackson to Mexico at 10.5 months old, but I must have forgotten how unbelievably easy of a baby he is because he did awesome! Beyond awesome! Seiously he could not have been better! He slept on both plane rides, he took great naps during the day, he ate like a king and slept through the night every night... in a pack-n-play! (He's not a huge fan of pack-n-plays-I don't blame him!) I guess being at the pool about 10 hours a day wears him out!

So, you might be wondering why I say Cabo Celebrity- here is why...

Every day we'd wake up and go to the breakfast buffet- yum!

The workers would say...HOLA JACKSON!

I am not kidding EVERY single person that set eyes on my little man came running to get a glimps up close- like he was a celeb... HOLA JACKSON every 5 minutes!

HOLA MY BABY! (Yes, they called him "their" baby)

The workers/ waitresses all knew him by name and kept rubbing his beautiful bald head like it would give them good luck or something...


When Jackson would be taking a nap and I'd be at lunch with my sisters they'd ask me where my baby was, they missed him...


There was one girl, Nora, and this older lady who was vacationing from San Fran saw us coming down the hall, they both started drooling over him and then started arguing over who Jackson likes the best...

It was seriously crazy how every person would just come up to us and start touching him and tell me how cute he was and what a good baby he was- obviously I couldn't agree more! I guess they don't get too many babies at the resort.

Anyways, here are a lot, no... A FREAKING TON of pictures that might make you want to book your trip to Mexico right now!

At the airport- 8-7-2010

Maybe it is a Siegfried thing, but we believe it is mandatory to get a Cinnabon before you get on the plane no matter what, so naturally Grandpa Ned gave some to Jackson... I think it is obvious what he thought of it.

Love these ladies! Meg wasn't feeling her best so Andrew got this wheelchair for her and pushed her through the airport- what a sweet man I have!

Here we go!

Sleeping on the Plane!

Just arriving at Riu Palace!


Just arriving at Riu Palace!

One of the days we decided to go on a fishing trip. It sounded like it'd be awesome. In the boat they had a place where Jackson could take a nap and everything... well, it did not go so well. Cole started feeling way sick, then Andrew did (they Hyde's get way bad motion sickness) and then I kinda did. As soon as we got on the boat Jackson fell asleep on my chest so I just sat there in this chair and it got SO hot so we decided to go out and get some fresh air. All of a sudden poor baby Jackson's stomach started kinda jumping and then be barfed all over! It was so sad. I started crying cause I felt so bad and then he started crying. So, we told Pedro to take us back and we were done! Meg, my dad and our friends Masude and Julie went back out cause they were feeling fine, but they didn't get one bite from the fish in all 5 hours! I was SO happy we didn't stay with them!
About to go Fishing!

Sleeping on the boat!

And most of the days we just hung out by the pool and played by the beach! Jackson is such a water baby and could be in the water all day long!

Dancing on the beach! Me and Emily always take dance pictures on the beach!

Going out to dinner!

Clapping for the Mariachi Band!

One of the days we got to go Parasailing! It was SO awesome! Again, I was nervous to take Jackson, but he did awesome on the boat- and no one got sick!

We could not have asked for a better vacation! Jackson was perfect! It was SO nice to be able to relax and have my whole family there to help with Jackson- many hands make light work is totally true with a baby!

Sorry this took SOOO long!

Love Ya!

P.S.- My kid is going to be one in 9 days... what?!?!?