4 months.

dear jack,
it is hard to believe that you are already 4 months old… it seems like just yesterday you came into our lives and nothing has been the same since. i didn’t know what to expect as i looked down onto my belly before you were here. couldn’t imagine how i could be a boy’s mommy. now that you are here, i can’t even remember what it was like when you weren’t here. everything seems perfect. YOU are perfect. and i think i’m doing ok at being your mommy. 😉

your biggest fan is your big sister… she loves you so much it hurts (literally.) she hugs and kisses and squeezes and pokes you all the time. we figure its okay… most of the time you just look up at her and don’t cry. you seem to be her biggest fan, too. she is the one that gets the biggest and best smiles out of you. you are such a lucky guy to have such an amazing big sister. you guys will be best buds forever.

you are so so so sweet these days. you love to be held… you love to lay on your back to play… you love to look at bright colored toys (and sometimes kinda reach for them)… you seem to love everything about life. you LOVE to coo… you will talk for hours!! you are a wonderful eater and sleeper. you are on an exclusive mommy’s milk diet, and we hope that will last for your first year. you sleep between 10 and 12 hours at night. AND take a few naps during the day, too.

i’m anxious to see what your eye and hair color will eventually end up to be. your eyes now seem to be a beautiful olive green color in the center with a darker brown around them… your hair is light brown… hopefully you will look a lot like mommy!!!

just like your sister did at this age, you have already started to notice lacey… you follow her with your eyes and turn your head any time she goes by. for daddy, you smile some big smiles and sometimes, if we are lucky, you will actually giggle a bit. its hard to get you to do that on demand, but daddy tickles and kisses your neck and it usually works for him. i haven’t learned that trick yet.

in these few short months, i have already loved you so much. you have stolen my heart and i would do anything to make you happy and keep you healthy. i can’t describe how my heart has grown and made room for so much love for TWO babies. i don’t understand it, but i sure can feel it. i am so thankful that God picked me to be your mama. i love you so much. you are the best baby. i can’t wait to see what you will be like when you grow up. its hard to believe that in just a couple of years you will be as big as your sister… playing hard, learning about life, and giving me trouble. 😉

for now, we are enjoying every minute with you…all of us. we are soaking it in because we know you will get bigger so fast. we love you so much. keep up what you are doing, sweet boy. most of all, i hope you keep up that life loving spirit of yours. i’m still falling in love with that about you each and every day.

lots of love,

spring is in the air…

spring is not my favorite season of the year… i prefer fall and winter for sure. however, i do appreciate the newness spring brings each year. cool crisp rain, trees getting new leaves, flowers starting to bloom, the sound of birds “tweeting” as emma calls it, i can go on and on. this year especially, i have appreciated the beginning of the year with newness of life. with jack’s birth and learning how to be a family of four, i have experienced spring like never before… i am really enjoying the activities of spring.

check out our veggies.

this is the new toy i wrote about… a new double jogging stroller!!! we have already been to the zoo with it twice!

easter. the real meaning of new life. God has been so good to us. We went to church as a family and i LOVED it. emma even sat with us and listened to the message.

here are the kids with their baskets.

back on the points!

yes, i am back on weight watchers. it really helped me last year when i wanted to lose some weight, so i figure i’d stick with something that worked for me. i started today… went for a jog before the kids woke up, and ate reasonably healthy. no dr. pepper today. i actually bought some diet caffeine free dr pepper while we were at the grocery store today. it wasn’t bad at all. my goal is to lose 15 pounds. i bet i can do it in a few months. especially with the help of our new toy… more on that later!

happy 2 month birthday, jack!

today is jack’s 2 month b-day! we sang to him tonight before emma went to bed. it was so sweet.

jack’s most recent stats:
weight- 10 lbs 3 oz (as of last week)
length- 22 1/4 inches (as of last week)
eye color- bluish gray
hair color- light brown
hair pattern- bald, with an especially bare bald spot on the back of his head
cheeks- chubby, soft, and 2 dimples
chin- pointy
fingers and toes- extremely cute
brow- furrowed
mood- happy, easygoing, can quickly go south when he realizes he is hungry or sleepy
cry- pretty wimpy
sleep habits- jack is a wonderful sleeper! ( i don’t want to jinx this) he loves to be swaddled and falls asleep quickly and easily once he is. he usually falls asleep on his own in his bassinet without much protest. if he does cry, it is only for 2-3 minutes.
favorite girls- mommy and emma
favorite guy- daddy
favorite kitty- lacey
favorite thing- lights
favorite head position- thrown back
favorite meal- mommy’s milk
favorite pacifier- will not take one
diaper size- 1

jack has his 2 month checkup tomorrow morning. he will not be happy about shots and i certainly won’t either!

jack oliver warshak.

he is finally here! jack was born friday, january 23 at 4:48 pm. he weighed in at 6 lbs 5 oz and measured 20 inches. mommy, daddy, and big sister emma are soooo excited!

mommy and daddy with jack.

daddy and his favorite little guy.

mommy and her new little man.

big sister emma… she loves her little brother so much!!!

tito and tita see him for the first time.

papo and jack.

our new family of four.

jack in his carseat ready to go home.

oh my goodness… TWO kiddos in the jeep!!!

one of my favorite photos so far. i like to call it “milkdrunk.” 🙂

three years old…

Dearest Emma,
You are now three years old. I cannot believe it. Three years ago, I had no idea what I was in for… or the way that my life would be changing with you in it. You have been a wild ride for sure!!! But you have been the most wonderful, most amazing thing in my life thus far. You are perfect in every way… and I cannot imagine my life without you. I LOVE YOU.

You are the smartest little girl that I know. These days you know all your letters, numbers, speak like a 30 year-old it seems, and can have the funnest AND funniest conversations in the world. Your little mind is like a sponge, all-absorbing and all-wondering. You question everything about the world around you… and then you retell it like you knew it all along. We love to tell you about God. That He made everything and that He loves you and you really seem to get that. Most of our conversations revolve around your little brother these days. About the things you will do when he gets here… how you will help and what he will look like… You can’t wait to see him and give him your love.

Your personality has for sure blossomed. I’m not sure what happened to the very compliant little girl that always listened and never talked back. She’s been replaced with an opinionated, sassy, and spunky twin… which I actually like because its nice to see that you are YOU and that you have figured out who you are. I am so lucky to be able to see you through it all. What a blessing that God picked me to be your mommy!!

Emma, your daddy and I love you so so so much! You will never know how much. We would do anything for you. We would give you the world if we could. (We are trying hard not to spoil you though :)) I can’t wait to see what you will do in life… what you’ll choose to do with your talents and ideas… who you will choose to spend your life with… what your children will be like… oh, I pray that God will continue to bless me and allow me to see you through all these things. You are remarkable. You are unique. You are my sunshine and make me happy any day. You are oh so special. I could go on and on… Keep shining and smiling. The world is a better place because you are in it.

Lots of love,