Wednesday, December 21, 2011

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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Our little trooper.

December 13, 2011: Such a stud.
Jackson is one tough guy for sure. At our two week visit to the doctor, not only did he have to get poked in the foot for testing, he had to get circumcised AND had to get his frenulum (the ligament that connects the tongue to the bottom of the mouth) cut. Let me just say one thing: apparently local anesthesia doesn't work quite like it's supposed to. I've never felt so awful as when our little guy is getting cut up and screaming and looking at me with a face that says, " What is happening to me??" I'm so glad that he won't remember that traumatic experience and that mom and dad made it happen.

We had noticed that his tongue had looked a little forked on the end, but hadn't worried too much about it. Both my mom and pediatrician said that he had a tight frenulum. Our pediatrician recommended that we go ahead and clip it now just to make sure he doesn't have troubles with speech in the future. So, he had to get cut up on both ends : ( He was one tired guy afterwards. All that stress would make me tired too.

But besides the crying at the doctor's office, he didn't even fuss that much when we would change his diaper and he didn't have a hard time nursing either. He is quite the little trooper.

On that note, I just want to say that while he might not look much like a Krebs, but he sure does take after his dad in temperament.

November 26, 2011: He sure does love his papa.
He hardly ever cries. When he gets hungry he just grunts around to wake mom up. Even when he doesn't get to eat right away he's patient and sucks on his hands until his slow momma can get it together. He has pretty bad reflux after he nurses, but is only fussy every once in a while. In fact, while Grandma Woods was holding him the other day after he nursed, milk shot out of his nose and mouth and he just coughed and relaxed again. I don't know how I got so blessed to have such a good baby, especially since the stories I hear about me as a baby aren't exactly pleasant (apparently I cried almost every second of the day for nine months...yikes). Let's just say I'm incredibly grateful for a patient and easy going husband AND baby.

November 26, 2011: hanging out with dad.
November 26, 2011: It's amazing how much bigger he already is!
We took some more formal pictures on December 13 (thanks to Jackson's easy going personality and Grandma Woods' endless willingness to help out) and will give you a little sneak peak of a few of those :)

I love those little feet :)

so precious.

Ho, ho, ho!

Our little peanut :)
We got him a stocking, but by the time we took photos, he was too big to fit!! :)

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas at the Krebs :)

There are pictures of Jack at the end... scroll down now if that's why you're here :)

Christmas is easily my favorite time of the year - I think for Emily it would be any time spent at the beach - but for me it is Christmas time. Christmas means family, great music, happy memories and the opportunity to make new memories. Most importantly Christmas gives us the chance to hear from the prophet in the annual First Presidency Christmas Devotional (which has great music from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir) and allows us to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. You've already seen a little about how I participated in Savior of the World this year, that allowed me to get into the Christmas spirit earlier than usual. 


We've been decorating around the house with gifts, crafts and new purchases. Here's what Christmas looks like around the Krebs house - along with a lot of singing, cookies, changing diapers and happiness! 

We got our first family nativity at the BYU Bookstore for 40% off

Emily made this sign for a relief society activity - so creative. 

Our lovely 6 ft. tree donated from the Thatchers! Thanks...

Wall sticker from last year.

Our annual genuine wreath sent with love from Aunt Karen in Michigan :) 

Our first family ornament courtesy of Grandma Krebs :)

Great UK gnome from Leah - circa 2010 Christmas

also from Leah... can't forget our heritage! Go CATS.

:) C-A-T-S, Cats, Cats, Cats!!!

Hey, even got some presents!

Although we will be traveling to Kentucky and South Carolina for Christmas this year, the highlight of this years celebrations will be the arrival of our son, Jackson :) There is really no present that can top this little guy - just look at him (no, not even an ipad, imac or a smart TV). This is a photo shoot with Dad (on Dec. 9th) after we got him ready for his first trip out of the house (not for the Dr.) to go to campus and buy our 2011 Nativity...

Thanks for the cute booties nicole :) he loves them... 
We wish you all a very merry Christmas :) 

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Two weeks.

Our little guy is two weeks old today :) I can't believe how fast it has gone already. He already looks different (chubbier cheeks, thicker hair, chubbier hands, full tummy :) ). Motherhood is more than I could have imagined. More love, more happiness, more joy, more love, more exhaustion, more fun, more love, more laughter...did I say more love? It's amazing how my heart has grown. Every time I look at him I'm overwhelmed with gratitude that we were able to bring him into this world, that we get to have him as our son, that he's healthy and happy. I feel like I could look at his cute little face all day and all night and not get bored. Chuck and I continually say to each other, "We're so lucky."

I love it when he falls asleep on my chest :)

He's a finger sucker! Just like his Aunt Sarah :)

His favorite outfit :)
We just love our new little addition to our family and all the fun and joy that he brings.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Savior of the World

So, before you get another post with new pictures of our son I have to post about a great production I was able to be a part of this weekend, "Savior of the World." Our stake did the first act that is about an hour and is all about the events leading up to the Savior's birth. It was an incredibly enriching opportunity that allowed me to reflect on the Savior, his birth, his life and his ministry. I was blessed to play the part of Joseph, Christ's earthly father, and I learned so many great lessons about being a real father. I am so grateful that I was able to share this experience and make some great new friends :) Please bear with all the pictures.
Getting the beard ready - thanks Keenan... 
My 'Uncle' in the show - Keenan Fessler as "Micham"

District meetings before the performances!

Mary's and their mother getting notes from Skye Cummins (director)

one of the two cutest kids of the show... my gosh.

the set. 

Lyon and Lara Owens (she was my Mary)

with my counterpart (the other Joseph - Drew Graham)

the finished product - like uncle, like nephew...

Mary and Joseph :) 

Wedding rehearsal - canopy boys!

The wedding - wrapping a piece of cloth :) 

Mary REALLY wants to relocate... "Please, let me come."

Angels appear to the shepherds...
Shepherds... so cool.

other cutest kid - Cale Fessler

The Cummins family - our directors! 
Joseph runs into the shepherds... 

Mary and Joseph sing their duet. 
The whole cast! 
These are some of the booths we had set up. 
This sketch of the Savior by a friend... the other Joseph
Some great Nativities...
The last scene, Mary and Joseph with the baby - please excuse the camera quality.

Sorry, those pictures came in no particular order. It was an incredible experience to be able to portray this part of the Savior's life - and it was fun to be back on stage again. I'm grateful for my Savior and for the reason that is truly behind the season.

Merry Christmas :)