Friday, October 30, 2009

Mom Advice!

OK moms out there....

Thus far we have been completely on Will's schedule...which we totally don't mind. We have been believers in the whole "fourth trimester" thing...but, I'll have to go back to work in a few weeks and have started thinking about how/when to get on a schedule.

I was going to head to Border's and get a book to help me on the subject...but then I thought...why not ask those out there who have experience?

So...tell this new mom....When can I expect to begin some kind of a nighttime sleeping schedule? And...How do I start to achieve this lofty goal?!

Advice please!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

First Jazz Game!

Will got all dressed up and ready for the first game of the season! We went to our friend Liz and Josh's house for a pizza-Jazz-craft party. So fun! Now we're just hoping for a win out of tomorrow's game...

Sunday, October 25, 2009


We are surviving on less and less sleep around here and ordering more and more take-out dinners, but everyone is A-OK as you can see from Will's hand!

Saturday, October 24, 2009


We're very deep in thought around here...

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Family Visit

Sunday my family made the trek from Salt Lake to hang out with Baby Will (and us too, I'm sure...haha). Nick, Paul, and Jess hadn't met Will yet so it was fun to see everyone. My mom even wore her Ellis shirt for the occasion!

I'd been craving my mom's pot roast for a few weeks she was nice enough to pack a cooler of ingredients to make it at my house....along with jalapeno pepper poppers for a yummy (but hot!) appetizer, and a yummy caramel pie (that was made by boiling unopened cans of sweetened condensed milk for FOUR HOURS!....weird recipe, great pie).

We hung out, played some Tetris on the Wii, lost Paul....who went to visit a friend at USU and was still missing and not answering the phone over 6 hours later. He finally called and had gone on a hike with friends up the canyon....and got lost...where cell phones don't work. Of course we were really relieved...and finally able to eat!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Isn't this dog hat THE cutest thing ever?

Monday, October 19, 2009


Check out the name poll to the right...William won by ONE vote! Good thing, because I think the name's here to stay! Speaking of, he was almost names William Ellis...because RJ and I have a very special place in our hearts for Ellis, since it's where we met and fell in love (cheesy, I know). We just love that school, the history of it, the people we work with. But, after considering it, there's just something about naming your firstborn son after his dad Jason was the middle name. I'm hoping the name Ellis makes an appearance in our family someday though....we do have the "Sweetheart Tree" at Ellis that was planted on Arbor Day in 2007 in our honor! Maybe we can return the favor...

In other winner news....the guessing game! Sara won the weight guess, on the dot! 7 lbs. 7 oz! And Abbey won the date guess, October 12. Prizes...Sara your prize is a cute pink and gray outift for Carterina that RJ already spilled the beans about! :) And Abbey, your prize get to invite RJ and I out to eat at Texas Roadhouse....oh wait... :)

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Friday, October 16, 2009

First Bath!

Will got a bath from the nurse and RJ a few hours after he was born...and LOVED having his head held under the running warm water. The spongy, soapy part...not as much.

We gave him his first bath at home yesterday...he was so cold at first, poor guy! He sure looked cute in his little monkey hooded towel though!

Thursday, October 15, 2009


Ah....we're still just loving this little guy! He is so sweet...he seems to have his targets picked out- he only has gas when RJ is holding him, but then immediately spits up (and we're not talking a little here!) when I hold him!

Today he had to go to the hospital to get blood work to test for jaundice (routine test, everything is ok). Poor guy was fast asleep and cozy, until that sharp prick came to the heel! He's been fast asleep ever since though, so he must have worn himself right out!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

More Will!

We are just in love with this little guy...he's been very sweet. He is always squeaking! First the doctors thought he was having trouble getting enough oxygen...but after a few tests, he is getting enough...just likes to make some cute noises!
Breaking him into the family early! Don't worry...we were just bored waiting to be discharged...

Meeting all the grandparents!

Monday, October 12, 2009

William Jason Cox
Born 6:54 AM October 12 2009
7lbs 7 oz
19 inches