Below are some of Marshall's newborn pictures. The whole experience taking them was pretty fun and also funny at times too. Tiffanie, our sister in law, took them at my in-laws house. (Thanks again!) She had tons of props and backdrops! He had the hiccups a couple of times which made it hard for Marshall to fall asleep. Both times that he had the hiccups he ended up pooping all over the blanket or whatever he was on. . . But the pictures turned out so cute!
Having a newborn in the home was definitely a new experience. There were times where Marshall would cry and cry until his face got tomato red. It was definitely hard to console him, but it was such a good learning experience. He has never been a baby before, and I have never been a mommy before. So we were just trying to figure things out together.
Jake was able to be home for the first week that Marshall was home. I felt like the timing could not be more perfect being his break in between semesters. He took a few classes over the summer semester and also got a job at UVU being a delivery man around campus. Whenever he was frustrated with school, he said he would not mind just being a "mailman" for the rest of his life instead of going to optometry school for another four years.
We also celebrated Jake's 26th birthday at the end of May. We dropped Marshall off at my parents house and saw "The Amazing Spiderman 2". Before the movie we went to our special look out spot and were able to just talk about life. It was nice getting a break from the little boy, but I sure did miss him by the time the night was over.
Marshall turned 1 month old!
We bought a bouncer for Marshall. Whenever I tried to put him down in his crib, he would end up waking himself up. The bouncer has been nice to put him in when I am doing things around the house and also for naps!
We celebrated Jake's first father's day! I am so grateful for Jake and also for my own dad.
Just some more pictures of my cute growing boy!
My birthday was the 3rd and coincidentally I pulled out Marshall's 3 month size clothes. Just a day of 3's I guess you could say!
My sister, Natalie, also sent me some butter gloss for my birthday. I have loved using them since I got them! It was such a good surprise.
Jake surprised me with this necklace for my birthday. It is a present for me and also Marshall because it is a teething necklace. The beads are soft and squishy for Marshall to chew on and it is also dishwasher safe. Not to mention it is pretty cute!
Later, we went to see the Pleasant Grove fireworks. I was kind of worried about Marshall with how loud it was going to be with the smoke and loud booms. He did great though! I just had him sit in his car seat with a blanket covering him and held his binki in his mouth. He wiggled a lot, but never cried!
A couple days later, July 6th, was Marshall's blessing day. It's kind of funny the things that you worry about before an event happens, but then while it happens your nerves just wash away. Jake and Marshall did so good! The spirit was definitely in the meeting and an overwhelming feeling of love from our Heavenly Father washed over me. I knew that he loved Marshall, and that he loved our family. Below are some pictures of that special day.
Marshall wore Jake's blessing outfit. It was a little big, because Jake was even a chunkier baby, but it still worked great and was super cute!
Four generations picture. I am so grateful for my grandparents for making the trip down here!
Marshall grew a lot during July! Below are some pictures of his new adventures!
It's moments like this that I live for.
One of Marshall's favorite toys - Mr. Caterpillar.
Oldest cousin and youngest cousin bonding. So cute!
Sporting the shoes, just like his dad.
I love his tired face!
Waking up daddy.
Jake and I went to the demolition derby in Nephi. It was so much fun! I had only been one other time before. I don't know what is so cool about cars running into each other, but it is very entertaining. I especially love watching Jake get all excited about it. The same way how I love watching guys watch sports. How much they get into it is just super funny!
I also realized that I have slowed down when it comes to taking pictures of Marshall. Don't get me wrong, he is super adorable and I still take plenty, but I guess we are just getting used to each other now. Below are some pictures of his August!
At the end of the month, Jake started his last year at UVU. Only two more semesters to go until he graduates! Because he is majoring in biology, he is taking classes that are way over my head. They seem pretty hard for him too, but I have been so impressed with him this semester so far and how hard he has been working. He is also the president of UVU's Pre-Optometry club which also takes a bit of time. And speaking of optometry schools, we have narrowed it down to five schools that Jake is going to apply to - Phoenix, San Antonio, Memphis, Indiana, and Oklahoma. It's crazy to think in just a year we will be off on a new adventure!