Thursday, September 30
Tuesday, September 28
Ellianna, looking super cute in her little jean jacket- isn't she just a doll??
Wednesday, September 22
Monday, September 20
for another thing...wearing a little brother shirt makes you even more adorable!
for another thing...you have to use all your charm to get anyone to pay attention to you...can you see his sweet little smile??
for another thing...you pretty much take whatever attention you can get...even if it's from your big sister and she's suffocating you while trying to cover you up with another blanket!
and the biggest thing about life as a second child is that you will always live in your big sister's shadow! Good thing for Jackson his big sister loves him a lot- almost too much!! :)
Thursday, September 16
Today Hailey, Jackson and I made the journey to bible study at church...and...it was amazing!! I came home energized and Hailey came home and played very nicely with all of her toys...amazing, huh?! I don't know what was better- getting out of the house, spending some time in the Word, getting together with other "mommy" friends, or Hailey getting to burn off some energy somewhere else, but it was such a great time away from the house! I don't think I'd want to do it everyday, but it was a great change in our routine! :) Plus, it was so fun to show off Jackson to all of my friends. It's always fun to have someone else gush over the baby that you think is so absolutely wonderful!
Wednesday, September 15
don't we all look happy and like we love each other?? (ok, except for Hailey...she definitey looks unhappy)
Don't I look like a good mommy here, who loves both of her sweet little children?? (ok, so once again, Hailey does look rather cranky here...)
well, here's the real story...Hailey has been throwing fits, I've been struggling with learning how to balance taking care of two little kiddos and Jackson's not the sweet little baby that we brought home...he's definitely demanding more time and attention these days- now that he's figured out how much he likes to eat! :)
Now you all know the real story of the Konietzki house! :) Good thing for us God planned this great blessing for our family and we know that He will see us through and that He has already given us the tools we need to make it through and not just survive, but thrive and honor Him with our family!!
"Not that we are adequte in ourselves to consider anything as coming from ourselves, but our adequacy is from God" 2Corinthians 3:5
Saturday, September 11
He hasn't been very awake, lately, because he has jaundice and that makes him very sleepy! It is nice at night, but makes me a little nervous during the day when I can barely make him stay awake long enough to eat! But...he has been doing a TON better, so we're all thankful for that!
Wednesday, September 8
Sunday, September 5
Thank the Lord, though, that Jackson is doing well on his blanket and with his incredibly rigorous nursing schedule. His billy count went down from 16 to 15.7 and he gained 2 ounces- in one day!! I was ellated to hear that good news from the nurse, but the best news was...we didn't have to wake him up to nurse every 2 1/2 hours last night. I really needed some good sleep. (we did end up waking him up once last night, because he slept for over 5 hours and that made me a little nervous) God also blessed us with a very sunny morning and we were able to put him in the blanket and then put him in the sunshine, so hopefully that will be even better! Tomorrow the nurse comes back to do another test and to weigh him again and we're really hoping and praying for good news, again!
If it breaks a mommy's heart to see her baby not doing well, it definitely does her heart good to see that he is improving! And, my heart is doing well, today!! :)
Thursday, September 2
Hailey has really warmed up to her brother and she just loves to run in our bedroom yelling (and yes, I really mean yelling) "baby" and pointing to his cradle! :) It makes us giggle and Jackson doesn't seem to mind- he just sleeps through it.