Sunday, March 20, 2011

Life's a Whole Lot Busier!

Well-it happened...Maternity leave ended and I'm back to work...hence to lack of blogging :(  The transition was and is not easy...I've cried multiple times over leaving Jaden...I am seriously just so in love with our son!  So an update since the photo shoot...

Jaden had his 2 month appointment and was 11 pounds 5 ounces and 22 inches long.  He's so tall!  (coming from his 4 foot 11 inch momma!)  He had 3 shots that day and he did not like them one bit!!!  It was seriously probably one of the saddest things I have had to see since he was born!  Here's a few pictures of Jaden at 2 months-I cannot believe how fast time is flying with him!!!

Jaden smiles so much now!  He's laughing too!  IT IS WAY TOO CUTE!  He's talking more and more!  We're working on his first word-I want it to be "Dada"  :)  Chris thinks Jaden will call us Ma and Papa so we'll see ;)  

We have been back to Iowa a couple times now and are returning with some big news!  We are moving back home!  We are moving to Ankeny, IA and we couldn't be more thrilled!  We are so excited to be close to family again!  God has completely had His hand in our moving and its been absolutely incredible to see Him provide.  He provided job interviews for both me and Chris.  On the way to my interview, I was talking to my mother-in-law, Joan, and we were joking about houses.  Right now, my father-in-law and mother-in-law (Bob and Joan) live out east but they are looking to retire in the midwest.  So Joan and I were talking about houses and we joked saying Chris and I would put a downpayment down on their retirement house and then they would repay us when they moved here.  I told Chris about it later that day and he said "are you sure she wasn't serious?"  AND SHE WAS!!!  So literally 2 weeks later, Bob and Joan are in a signed contract and will close on a house by mid-April.  Chris is moving to Iowa in a week and then Jaden and I will follow shortly after.  :)

On a fun and exciting note-Jaden rolled over for the first time on Sunday, March 20, 2011.  It has been fun watching him try and try and try and then finally him getting it.  He still struggles to do it on a regular basis, but he'll get there :)  Enjoy some pictures of Jaden :)

Grandma Fanous feeding Jaden a bottle-he had a bit of a rough time transitioning to the bottle when I went back to work, but now-he's a pro!

Jaden sporting his AWESOME soccer outfit  with his Aunt Sylvia

Adam and Kara's dog Oscar found Jaden's carseat super comfortable apparently :)  This was way too cute for us to pass up a picture!

Jaden with Daddy at 3 months old

Jaden with Mommy at 3 months old

Jaden with Grandma Cox

Grandma and Grandpa Fanous coo-ing over Jaden-they had him smiling a lot here!

Grandma Fanous telling Jaden stories-he liked them a lot!

Jaden telling Grandma Cox all about his day-this was one of the first times we heard Jaden laughing and squealing-it was incredible and 100% cute!

Aunt Sylvia and Jaden snuggling together 

Me with my baby-I love him!


  1. That is so exciting that you are guys are able to move back to Iowa! (I'm a bit jealous lol). Glad things are going so well for you guys! :)

  2. I'm so excited for your family for how things have worked out....and to be so much closer to your family! That will be awesome for all of you!

    But I do have to comment that Jaden is ALMOST half your height already! Be careful mama, he'll be passing you up in no time!!

  3. We'll look forward to seeing you around more I'm sure.

  4. So cute! Can't wait to hang out with you guys soon!!!!