So, it is almost 1:00am and here I am blogging. Hmm...get a life. Now that Jax is a pretty solid sleeper, Chase finds some extra 1:00am PlayStation time while I find time to stay updated via blogs with people's lives that I haven't seen for 5 years...and of course some people that I have never met.
Jax and I had the absolute privilege of attending Minie's birthday bash last week. It was the most off the hook 1 year old birthday party I have ever seen. - a birthday cake to die for, blow-up water slides, slip-n-slide, and BBQ. Hopefully Jax didn't get any bright ideas for his 1st birthday! :) But, Brooke, the most awesome photographer ever, took this little gem of me and Jax at the party. I think it's sweet. I love, love, love Jax's big blue eyes. He already is a heart breaker. Get in line ladies!!
So, last night we went to dinner at Ruth's Chris. Chase has had his eye on this place for quite some time. But, this restaurant is a little out of our league so, we decided we would finally make an appearance there on our anniversary. It was SO yummy. Chase got a big 'ol steak. He claims it is the most tender piece of meat that has ever touched his lips. Me, on the other hand, (not being a real big slab of meat eater) got the must delicious BBQ shrimp. It was so fun. It was delicious and very, very romantic. I would highly recommend this for a fun, special occasion.
Honestly, I can't believe that we've been married 2 years and have a 5 month old! We must be nuts. But, there is seriously nothing better. We have such fun lives, and Jax is the little cherry on top. Chase is the best ever. I know for sure that he got the short end of the stick on this one! I love him so much! Big kiss, Little kiss, Big kiss, Little kiss.
About a week or so ago, I posted some adorable pictures of Jax "eating" bananas. That was the first time that I actually fed him food. As you could tell from the pictures, he mostly just smashed his face into the spoon and got banana smeared all over his face. Also, I tried to feed him the bananas right after I had nursed him. So, he was probably not so hungry.
Well, today I decided to try pears. The last few days when I have nursed Jax he seems frustrated - like there isn't enough milk for him. I hope SO badly that my milk supply isn't starting to dwindle. I love nursing him. I think it is so cute, and I feel like it has made us best buds. However, I don't want to little guy (who isn't so little) to go hungry. So, this time I did not nurse him before I fed him the pears. I waited until after - still wanting my milk supply to stay up.
Jax about flipped when he got his first bite of pears. He was in heaven. Seriously, it was love at first bite. I don't know if he liked the taste better than bananas or if he was just more hungry, but he acted like he had never eaten before. If I did not have the next bite IN his mouth in 5 seconds he started to whine. Little hefer!! And, this time he was actually opening his mouth for the spoon. He didn't really seem to get that last week.
It was a complete mess, but he was loving life. His arms were flailing and his feet kicking the whole time cause he was so excited. I hope this isn't an indicator that I don't have enough milk and this starving little dude was so grateful for food! But, if you know his size you would for sure not believe that Jax is going without. He is one big cookie.
With the arms flailing and the legs kicking he, obviously, kicked over the little tub of pears and spilled about 1/4 of them all over his legs. But, other than that he ate every last bite in about ten minutes flat. And, when I nursed him after he downed the pears- to keep my milk trained - he still ate for about another ten minutes! Hungry!
I am not sure about all the details with the whole food thing with babies, considering I am a first timer. I have been really reluctant to give him any food becuase I am such a firm believer in breastfeeding - for me anyway. I has just worked out so well for me and Jax. But, with him seeming to be still hungry after I feed him and refusing to drink any supplemental formula, I decided to give it a go. Man, Jax was excited I made that decision! I don't know how often I will give him baby food since I still want to breastfeed. I guess that I will just do it when he seems hungry after all my milk is drained...hopefully that is not after every feeding!