Our Crazy Lives...

Monday, November 22, 2004


We were actually quite torn about transferring to Nashville. On one hand, it seemed exciting to move to a new area and start from scratch... but on the other with a young kid (and planning on another one within the year) and both sets of grandparents less than 2 hours away, it's probably best that Brian took the promotion here instead. So since the transfer to Nashville has been put off indefinitely, we're thinking about moving into a new house here in Round Rock.
I love our house, but Brian is ready for more space. We visited one of his friends who lives at a nearby golf course and that got Brian itching. We're thinking of getting our house ready to sell in the spring and staying nearby. We love our location and are so spoiled... Brian drives 2 minutes to work, I drive a whopping 12 minutes to work, the grocery store is 1 minute away, etc. Anyway, we're looking at a few builders in our direct area and possibly others around town. We're hoping to move into a larger house (Brian wants 2200 sqft.+) but we're not totally discounting recently built resale homes either. I'll be kind of sad to leave here... I'll miss Jaxon's nursery most of all, but I'm sure as long as we do what's best for us in the long run, it'll all work itself out. I'll keep you posted! :)


Jaxon - Milestones for November

This kid never ceases to amaze us! He's only in the 95th percentile on weight at 28 pounds, but is still off the charts on height and head size (he has a big but cute noggin!) He's been running and climbing everywhere too! He loves to be outside and has been very disappointed with all the recent rain here in Austin. He has also become quite a flirt and entertainer. He's been making faces to get us to laugh and enjoys being the center of attention. I'm a bit worried as to how he'll react once he's got a sibling to deal with, but he's got about a year left before we have to worry about that. Anyway, he's having lots of fun and is looking forward to Christmas already! Just what we need... more toys!

Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Jaxon needs surgery :(

What a crazy day! I left work early to pick up Jaxon so hopefully he'd get a nap in. Of course he ended up rolling around and talking to himself rather than sleeping until about 5 minutes before we had to leave for the specialist. So, I loaded him up and headed downtown to Children's hospital. We were in the waiting room for 2 hours during which time Jaxon walked around as if he owned the place and lucky mama got to follow him around and around and around. We were finally seen by the doctor for a total of probably 10 minutes and he said he needs surgery in the following months.

Apparently, the surgery is the second most common surgery that Children's Urology does and it resembles hernia surgery. I think he's called one portion of the surgery laproscopy (tiny fiber-optic camera) which doesn't sound too bad. My biggest concern is how they'll have to put him under general anesthesia. The idea of my little boy being put totally out scares me! I've got it scheduled for early December, but need to reschedule so Brian can get the day off too. I'll keep you posted!


Well, after much thought, I decided to keep Jaxon home on Halloween. Jaxon went with Rick and Carol to his great grandma Schock's house to stay the night so Brian and I went to dinner and a movie on Saturday. Then, Brian went to watch the football games on Sunday and got home just in time to help us hand out candy. I didn't put him into his "Bam-bam" costume as I'd planned (it consisted of a chamois for his caveman cloth and a club! Ha ha!) He was in his little skeleton skirt and that was cute enough! At first I was worried that he'd be driven crazy by the door bell ringing or be scared by the costumes, but quite the contrary! He LOVED having people come up to our house, was excited to see everyone even with scary bloody costumes, and even wanted to hand out the candy himself. He is too cute! :)