Saturday, January 31, 2009

About me, Chapter 1...

So I was lying in bed last night, ever so very tired, when I was thinking of the most wonderful things to say on my blog. The words were so eloquent and smart sounding, it was funny and oh so creative. I would like to know what happens to those words when I actually sit down to type? The stories and things I think of to say are completely gone by the time I wake up in the morning! But last night I was in bed and I thought it would be fun to write a little bit about myself. To let all of you get to know the real Jessica. So here goes, Chapter 1...(the following is rated PG-13, well just the second line).

So I really don't know what to say. I love chocolate, but I love my husband more, if you put them together it is an even better deal! ;) Ok, maybe to much information. But that is who I am. I like to be silly with just about everyone and have a problem with sarcasim. When I was in elementary I played softball and was a great pitcher. I played all the way through junior high and then once we moved to OKC I quit because the school played fast pitch and it scared me! I also played basketball in junior high. Probably some of my greatest moments were on the court. I'm just kidding about that, but it sounded good didn't it! Once again when we moved to OKC I tried out for the girls basketball team at school and was intimidated by all the "good" players (you can ask me in an email why I put quotes around the good) and decided to pursue music instead. That is when I joined choir. I think that I told people I didn't make the team, when the truth is I quit. I wish now that I would have faced my fear and kept trying. Who knows what a differnce that would have made in my life. Although, if it would change who I am married to I wouldn't want that, so no regrets.

When I was in elementary school I wanted to be an artist. I thought I was good, but my cousin was way better! I think she might still be artistic. I am not an artist by any means now. At some point I changed my mind and decided I wanted to be an author. My mom even sent away for these kits to help us write childrens books. I don't remember any details about what happened with them, only that she did send away for them. I wrote this book in junior high that started out great. It took me several years to finish it. Once I decided to finish it I was in highschool (I think) and by that time my writing years had past so the ending wasn't as good as the start.

I am the youngest of three blood related siblings and the middle if you include my step siblings. Being the youngest isn't as easy as you think. I guess everyone sees life through different eyes though, so what I saw as tough, my brother and sister may have seen differently. Being the youngest was toughest when I was older and people refered to me as "Jennifer's sister" or "David's sister". Once they both graduated and were out of the youth group though I found the real me. It was funny because I remember my mom telling me one time that a lady came up to her at church and said "your daughter Jessica is so outgoing". She said she was like "my daughter?". Because at home I am quite and just let everone else do the talking. I still am like that a little today, although I talk a little more.

Ok, well that is all for this instalment of About me. Stay tooned to another one. I don't know how often I will write about me, but if you have any questions you would like for me to answer I will!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

rice cereal...

So yesterday we started feeding Ian rice cereal! He did really well. At first he kind of just let it fall out of his mouth, but then a few minutes into eating it he started to suck on the spoon and swallow the cereal. We filmed it and once we get it cut down (it is currently over 12 minutes long) we will put it on youtube so you all can see how cute he was eating for the first time. Here are some pictures of him eating today, we fed him at lunch again. He fits so cute in his little booster chair. I can't believe how old he is getting!

Ian eating the rice cereal.

Ian trying to feed himself :)

Front view of the mess on his face :)

Side view of the mess on his face :)

Saturday, January 24, 2009

A gift that makes me smile!

I am so excited! As I sit here typing this blog I am cold. Usually I would cover up my legs and just tough it out with the rest of my body. But not anymore! My oh so wonderful husband bought me a snuggie! Despite him making fun of it all the time, he knew it would make me happy. And man was he right. I LOVE it! This is probably one of the best gifts he has ever got me. I love, love, love it! I know I already said that, but it is true.

Yes, these pictures are posed, but look I can read a book and talk on the phone and not have to take my arms out of the blanket! :)

Tonight was the Miss America pageant. For the past 7 years my mom, sister and I have had a watch party. Who ever hosts is in charge of dinner. We are prepared with our paper and pens in hand and we mark who are favorites are from the very beginning and then narrow it down as the judges narrow it down. It is always some good fun. I enjoy this time that we have together each year. Some day when our kiddos are all older we plan to go to Vegas (or where ever it will be held at that time) and actually attend it. Wouldn't that be oh so cool! This year I did my hair in a pretty updo and wore a crown! Corny I know, but it was fun. Maybe next year I will fit into my old formals (actually I would love it if the formals were too big! Wouldn't that be cool?) and wear that with a fancy sash and all ;)

I just have to say that I look like I have a very thin face here! Mama's looking good ;)

I should have done my own hair for proms and my wedding! How fun is that?

Friday, January 23, 2009

4 month check up...

Ian had his 4 month wellness check yesterday. He did well up until the point that they gave him the shots. He cried so hard. He was not very happy with us. But daddy rescued him at the end (see picture below). He weighed 12 pounds 9 ounces and was 24 3/4 inches long. He was in the 10% for his weight and between 25%-50% for his length. I can't believe at his next check up he will be 6 months old! Wow how time flies.

Here are some cute pictures of him that I have taken recently.

Ian actually took a nap in his crib today! An hour later he is still sleeping!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

All over the world!

So I have this site meter thing on my blog (see bottom of blog) and it tracks how many people view my blog on a daily basis. It also can tell me what state or country people are logging on from. Today I noticed that people from other countries have viewed my blog! How cool is that? People from Portugal, Mexico, Canada and Hungary have viewed my blog!

So here is my challenge. I would love to here from you. If you are viewing my blog for the first time or for the millionth time leave me a comment! Even if you just say hi. Let me know where you are from too! This will be fun.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


I have the best husband in the world! Yesterday I wasn't feeling up to par and he did so much to help me and allowed me to rest. He unloaded the dishes, folded laundry, took care of Ian and today he is doing similar things. Right now he is out returning the video we rented yesterday and is going to let me take a nap while he takes care of Ian! I am so blessed to have such a great husband.

We had fun with his family this weekend. They bought us the Family Fued DVD game, it was a lot of fun! We mainly just hung out around the house and they played with Ian. He was a little spoiled this weekend but that's ok! It was a nice break for Justin and I. I will post more pictures when I am not so tire. I mainly wanted to share with the world that I love my husband very much! (by the way mines not available you will have to get your own) :)

Monday, January 19, 2009

Etsy store news...

Hello world! I am so excited to tell you about my friend Haley. She is a super talented lady who has recently opened a store on She currently has 4 things posted but since she is so talented I imagine it won't be long before she posts even more things. Go take a look at her stuff and order away! Here is a link to her store...

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Baby tag...

So I think I got tagged by my friend Mariah, I am not for sure if she meant me or not, but I went ahead and did it anyways because it was a fun tag! :)

Baby Tag

1. Were you married at the time? Yes, for 1 year.

2. What were your reactions when you found out you were pregnant? We were VERY excited. I screamed!

3. How old were you? I was 26 years old, Justin was 30 years old.

4. How did you find out? I took a pregnancy test, duh.

5. Who did you tell first? My wonderful husband!

6. Did you want to find out the sex? Yes we did.

7. Due date? September 27th or 29th depending on if you went by the doctor or my chart.

8. Did you deliver late or on time? I was induced early because of high blood pressure (sept 18th, 2008)

9. Did you have morning sickness? just a little bit, I was pretty blessed.

10. What did you crave? Chips (lays original), rocky road ice cream.

11. Who/what irritated you the most? Not being able to sleep on my stomach. A lady I worked with.

12. What was your first child's sex? A boy!

13. How many pounds did you gain throughout pregnancy? 20 pounds.

14. Did you have any complications during pregnancy? Yes, I had high blood pressure and was put on bed rest for the last three and a half months of my pregnancy. It was not fun.

15. Where did you give birth? Mercy Hospital, Oklahoma City, OK

16. How many hours were you in labor? 7 hours, then they decided to do a C-section because I was not progressing in my labor.

17. Who drove you to the hospital? Justin, my wonderful hubby and proud father of Ian.

18. Who watched? The doctor and nurses in the operating room, Justin was in there but didn't watch the surgery. No one else was allowed.

19. Was it natural or c-section? C-section.

20. Did you take medication to ease the pain? Yes, you have to with a C-section I would think.

21. How much did your child weigh? 5 lbs, 14 oz

22. Did your child have any complications? Nope wonderfully healthy.

23. What did you name him? Ian Clark

24. How old is your first born today? 4 months exactly!

4 months old...

Happy 4 months Ian! Can you believe how much he has grown?

One month

4 months

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Big Day!

Wow yesterday was a big big day. Not only for Ian but for Justin and me as well. It all started in the morning when I was watching little C and Ian. I had just eaten a banana when I started to feel like it was stuck in my throat or something. I then started to feel like I needed to throw up/gag to get it out. So I went and got Justin (he had taken the day off) to have him watch the boys while I tried to figure this out. Then in the middle of gagging I got a really really bad pain in the middle of my chest and it went all the way through to my back. It was bad. So I told Justin about it and he asked if he needed to take me to the ER and I said yes. So we start making phone calls to get someone to the house to watch the boys. Finally Justin was like I am calling 911, it had gotten really bad at this point. So I agreed, which is usually not like me so you know it must have been bad. Well we finally got some one to go and get C's mom (thanks Lauren) so she was on her way and actually got here before the ambulance had even left. It was weird having all these men in our house. So they took me to Mercy and ran tests. Thankfully everything was ok with my heart, which is what we were scared about the most. It turned out to be REALLY bad heartburn. So they gave me medicine to coat my esophagus and my stomach and I am to follow up with my primary care doctor if it continues. I felt kind of silly, but that pain was REALLY bad! I am glad we were safe about it rather than sorry. Oh and thanks to Misti for watching Ian while we were at the hospital. I didn't want to take him to the hospital with us because then he would have had to be around all the germs and stuff going on there.

Of course if you read my last post you know that Justin's family came to town yesterday! With all that happened in the morning it left us about 3 hours to get the house cleaned and in decent shape, which I must say we succeeded!

Since I am awake before everyone else I thought I would go ahead and post a few pictures of their arrival.

Ian in his big boy overalls (thanks Haley) getting ready for the arrival of the family!

Aunt Stephanie meeting Ian for the first time in person!

Believe it or not this was not posed (except for maybe Justin's Dad) :)

Aunt Stephanie and Ian

Thursday, January 15, 2009

visitors to be here soon!

Tomorrow is a big day for Ian! He gets to meet his Aunt Stephanie for the first time and he gets a visit from his Grandma and Grandpa Calvarese! While he can't actually say it with words, I know he is excited. I can't wait to post pictures. But I better go, lots to do before they get here!

Oh go and visit my weight loss blog and look at the photo album yummy food. I made an angle food cake with chocolate glaze today! It was so yummy.

Monday, January 12, 2009

random pictures...

So it has been a while since I have posted random cute pictures of Ian, so sit back and enjoy!

Ian enjoying his jumperoo.

Ian got this mirror from Nana and Pawpaw, he likes to look at himself.

Ian will fall asleep in the funniest positions but only when daddy is holding him.

Ian and his friend Calvin, they hang out on Monday and Friday's while us moms work out! Well I work out on Monday and Calvin's mom works out on Friday.

I just thought this one was cute. Are there really any that I don't think that about?

Ian with his going out clothes. He has such pretty eyes!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

It's so hard to say goodbye!

Today we said Ian for about an hour! It was seriously the hardest hour of my life! We left him in the nursery at church for the first time tonight. I am glad we did it though. Since the class we went to was only an hour. If we did it on a Sunday we would have left him for like 3 hours. It was harder than I thought. I figured it wouldn't be too bad since I had left him with a babysitter before. I guess the difference is that I usually know the person he is being left with. I had never met the ladies who were in there tonight. They were nice, don't get me wrong. I started to tear up when we walked out and then again when we picked him up. Ugh! I didn't want to put him in his car seat, I just wanted to hold him forever.

On a lighter note, I was able to have a girls night at my house on Friday! I have the best husband in the world. He took Ian and hung out at a friends house whose wife came to my house for girls night. We had breakfast food for dinner and hung around and talked for several hours. It was great and a much needed break!

Girls night, us drinking our virgin mimosas :)

Thursday, January 8, 2009

not much going on

So I just realized it had been a few days since I posted anything. Not much is going on. Today I had to go back to the dentist. I had a filling taken out and replaced with a temporary medicated filling. They will leave that in for a month and see if my tooth feels better and if it does they will replace it with real one. Boy am I sick of going to the dentist! My mouth now hurts. I had pinto's and cheese for lunch because they are easy to eat. I don't know what I will eat for dinner because I need to eat something that doesn't require opening my mouth up too much. Oh the trouble the dentist have caused (Ok I realize I am the one who has the bad teeth and they are actually fixing it not making it worse).

Let's see what else is in the news as of late. Ian is doing good. He will have his 4 month wellness check this month! I weighed him the other day and he is weighing in at 11.8 pounds! He is growing so big! Man I am sitting her trying to think of what is going on and realizing just what a boring life I live. There is seriously nothing going on!

You can visit my new weight loss blog and follow up on that if you would like. If you do, please sign my guest book so I know you were there! You don't have to say anything, just sign your name. The website is

Monday, January 5, 2009


Communication is a must in a marriage. When Justin and I were dating and he did something that was frustrating or annoying I probably would just be like "oh that's fine, it doesn't bother me" because well lets face it I was in love! Funny thing is, I am still in love but now it is a lot easier to tell him what's up! Me being a woman and all I have issues actually telling people when something is bothering me. I just don't like conflict. Thankfully my hubs is wonderful and realized after a while of me saying "I'm fine" what I was really saying was "something is wrong, please ask me again, perhaps 10 times and then I will tell you what is wrong". Some husbands wouldn't persist like he does. He is so great!

Well last night I think we have reached a new level of understanding each other! We were laying in bed and the heater was going. I of course just slipped out of the covers and kept trying to go to sleep. Justin noticed and asked if I was hot, I said "mm hmm". (I was so close to sleep I couldn't talk in real words) So he got up and turned down the heat. When he got back I said "mmm mmm", his response "your welcome"! He totally new I meant thank you! How cute is he? :)

New blog...

Hey y'all, I have started a new blog! I hope you can come visit it. It is for my weight loss journey. Here is the site

Friday, January 2, 2009

Ian rolls over!

Beware, my voice gets so high I think I scared dogs!

Weak stomach? Don't read...

Oh goodness, my little guy had the most disgusting diaper yesterday! I usually wouldn't post about poopy diapers, but this one was seriously for the record books. It was all down his leg and all up his back! Gross! Justin took pictures because it was so nasty. So being the picture poster that I am I will let you all see the disgustingness that is a poopy diaper.

Dirty little boy!

Mommy making the stinky face!

Clean little boy! I had to give him a bath after I cleaned him up with wipes.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Rolling over!

Ian rolled over today! I got so excited I think I scared him :) I also started to cry. I am such a women! What a great way to start the new year!