Friday, February 25, 2011


Easton attended his first baseball game. I can't really tell if he liked it from all the sleeping, eating, pooping, you know all the usual baby things. He did, however, scream and talk at the top of his lungs. Does that mean he liked it? I am so excited about baseball season. This means that I get to be out of the house and hang out with some really neat people. And most of all I am excited about the RANGERS!!! I know that we will try to be at every game that we can possibly attend.

Off the subject of baseball. Every time we put Easton on his tummy he rolls over. I am very excited about this, because he gets his legs under him like he wants to crawl. Keith and I cannot wait for that day.

We go for Easton's 4 month check up next week. I really hope that our doctor decides to put him on cereal. This kid eats 7 ounces every 2-2 1/2 hours. That seems like too much formula to me. I can't complain though. Easton has been sleeping through the night since he was 1 month old. Sometimes, he lets Keith and me sleep until 9 a.m. He takes 3-4 naps during the day. Two to three 30 minute naps and one 2 hour nap. I really love when he takes a 2 hour nap. I can actually get things done around the house.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Our other baby

Our little Pepper has been limping around the house since Easton was born 3 1/2 months ago. We took her to a vet here in Decatur, but we weren't getting any results from the treatment. That vet actually gave us 2 different problems with Pepper but she would never x-ray her. We finally took her to a vet in Boyd. Keith and I liked this vet so much better. She actually took x-rays and showed them to us. Come to find out, Pepper has arthritis in both hips and knees. This is very common in an old athletic dog like Pepper. The vet put Pepper on Glucosamine and Rimadyl. We really hope this works, because we hate to see Pepper not acting like her normal self.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

New Adventures

So, Easton had RSV for almost two weeks. He is finally over that, thank God. He had to have breathing treatments every four hours. It was horrible. The kid screamed his head off for five minutes straight. Huge crocodile tears running down his face and everything. It broke my heart to have to give Easton those treatments. The good news is, it worked and we don't have to worry about it for a while hopefully.

The weekend Easton had RSV, my mom came up to visit her poor baby. Of course, she couldn't stand listening to him cry so she always went into another room. Eva came over and spent Saturday with us. When we started to give Easton a treatment, she asked my mom if she wanted to go shopping. Neither of them wanted to be around him while he was screaming. I don't blame them. I didn't want to be there either but someone had to give him those treatments.

Sherese, Keith's mom, and Jim, his brother, came and visited this weekend. They were so surprised at how much Easton had grown in the past couple of weeks. I guess I don't notice it as much since I'm around him all day everyday. We went to a Chico softball game on Saturday. That was Easton's very first one. He had tons of fun, because of all the people there that wanted to play with him. For lunch today, we tried this new place we had never been to called Stephens Street Grill. It was so good. I know for a fact that we will be visiting that place often.

Easton loves to play in his jumper that Aunt Eva bought him. He can't quite jump yet, but he plays with all the toys and loves it. I can already tell that he is going to be a handful. The terrible twos might hit early.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

The first few as a family of 3

     I cannot express how much our lives have changed since we had Easton. Your parents always tell you that you will never know how much they love you until you have a child. Well, now I understand what they meant. When Easton was born, I couldn't control my emotions. When Keith told me that he was here (via c-section), I started crying and so did Keith. Then when they put him on my chest for me to see, a whole new set of feelings came over me. I couldn't believe that he was mine. Finally, after 9 long months, my child was here and I was looking at him face to face. Unbelievable.

    When Easton was a couple of days old, he had to be put under the lights for his jaundice. This was a horrible experience for both Easton and myself. I hated to see him in that little tanning bed with his eyes covered and us not being able to hold him that much. I know that it could've been worse, but I never wanted to see my child in that situation. He was under the lights for 2 days and then we got to go home. We went back to the doctor for lab work and his levels were back up to 17. Well, this meant that we had to have one of those tanning beds in our home. I really hated this because I knew how much Easton hated it. At least this time we had what they call a blanket that we put on his back. He didn't have to be under the lights at all times, he just had to have the blanket on him. This thing wasn't really a blanket though. It was more like a flexible paddle. We had to use this for another 3-4 days before his levels went back down. This was very stressful to me for some reason. I knew that he would be ok but I just couldn't handle it.
    My mom and Keith's mom were very helpful the first 2 weeks after Easton was born. My mom stayed the first week and Keith's stayed the second week. I don't know if I could've made it without those 2. They did the laundry, dishes, cooked, cleaned, pretty much anything we needed them to do.
Keith and I figured out very quickly that Easton was a held baby. Every time we put him down, sleeping or awake, he would scream. He wouldn't and still won't sleep in his crib. I can't complain too much about that though, he sleeps all through the night.
     These first 3 months have been absolutely amazing. I love being home with him all day everyday. Yes, I do miss coaching, but I would rather miss that than Easton. I always knew that Keith would be an amazing father, but he has surpassed every expectation I had for him. He loves our little boy more than anything in this world. I couldn't have asked for a better man in my life than Keith.