Monday, August 18, 2008

New Updates, Still no pictures

Well, Justin started school and he LOVES it. He even likes doing the readings which confuse and frighten me. Still no internet service because our new landlords have to run the cables through a wall so that the serviceman can access the cable to give us the internet and television, so no pictures yet. GRRR... Jackson and I both had doctors appointment today. He is now 26 lbs, 10 oz (50-75%) and 34 inches tall (90%). He is also brilliant and beautiful says his pediatric nurse practictioner (who is also our landlord). The baby is doing well, no real problems except her mommy just being gigantically pregnant. I look like a barge. It looks like I will be able to schedule my cesarean on the 3rd of October. Oh, funny story, my OB doctor happened to see my garment top as he was checking the baby and admited he is also LDS. He is actually in our ward. A little weird to have sunday school with someone who will see my, um, delicates, but...
In other news, Rachel and Dan have been out visiting my parents so last week we went to a orchard and picked 60 lbs of peaches and 15 lbs of blackberries. Yeah, I know. When we do something, we do it in a big way. Then Rachel, my mom and I all spent the next two days making homemade blackberry jam then canning it and peaches. My Dad saw we were canning and proceeded to bring home two gigantic boxes of fresh tomatoes which we also canned. Prior to this I had thought about picking apples in September at the same farm and canning applesauce and apple butter but I am a canning fool. I don't think I have the mental strength and fortitude to complete another canning marathon. It made me appreciate my mom though, because she used to can and I thought it was so easy...hmmm...I think aging gives you perspective. Jackson loved picking blackberries. He snuck so many he had diarrhea for the next two days. Silly boy. All kidding aside it was really fun though, and made me feel all nesty.
Emma's birthday is today and we had a homemade birthday cake for her. I feel like it is important for my other children to know about her. She was an amazing little girl and I want her brother and sister to know how much we loved her and how much she loves them. Hard day but it was good to stay busy. I know I will not stop loving her and missing her until I get to be with her again.
Well, Love all. Keep the comments rolling in, I love them.

5 comments:

Jacob and DeaAnna said...

Hey! Glad you are still updating,even if it without photos. I have been thinking about you guys! Glad things are going well. That jam sounds sooo good! I did some apple butter last year and that was hard enough for me! You guys rock!! What a sweet thing to have a cake for Emma. Miss you guys.

The Woolner Family said...

When you were talking about all that canning, the term "nesting" came to mind in a heartbeat. Do it now my friend, and you won't be sorry.

rachanderson said...

I sometimes have nightmarish PTSD flashbacks of being in the kitchen canning a never ending supply of peaches, tomatoes and blackberries!
Love you guys, and wish we were back out there again. Also, I just updated my blog and I have a ton of cute Jack pics.
Love ya lots!

Kamarah said...

Awesome you had a birthday celebration. We have a pic nic for my dad each year too. That is hilarious that he was sneaking blackberries and got the squirts! Silly Jack!

The Alberts' Family! said...

Justin your little boy sounds like you getting the runs J/k. Hey this is your old comp just checking up on you.Brandon