Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Trying to fight

So we made it pretty far before our first "family illness" struck the family. We all have been worn down, and it started with me with a terrible cough and congestion, and now my poor boys have it. I took them both to the doctor today and found out they both had double ear infections! My poor boys! So we now have lots of medicine to help them recover.

Keaton had his six month check-up a little while ago. He was 50 % in both height and weight, which is astounding since he was born in the 97%! He was doing great in all of his milestones!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Keaton update- 6 months old

I have slacked on updating about my sweet baby lately, so I am going to stray away from the serious marriage book posts, and talk about Keaton Micah.

On Oct. 12th he will be six months old!! It is really hard to believe.

*He is now eating cereal, fruits and veggies three times a day. He also eats his bottle with each feeding, and in the snack times as well.
*He has a smile that melts my heart. He crinkles his nose up and opens his mouth real wide to show how happy he is.
*Brayden was always so insecure in new situations and new people (and still is) and Keaton is totally the opposite. He glows at anyone that talks to him, and will go to anyone. He "talks" to new people (just like his mommy!) and show off his personality.
* He has been waking up a few times a night with getting teeth (he now has his bottom two!) This has been rough, but other than sleep interrupted he is a happy camper.
*He rolls and "crawls" by scooting. He is doing things so much faster than his big brother did!
*He is his own little baby boy. Everyone tells me he looks like Brayden, but to me they are so different.
(He goes for his 6 month check up on Monday, so I will now his percentiles and weight and height.)
I am soo blessed to have this precious baby to love.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Sex Changes Everything

Why Sex unlocks a man's emotions
It's not shocking to know that men want more sex but do we know why?
All men want more sex and they believe that the women that love them don't seem to realize that this is a crisis not only for them but for the relationship. Why is this a crisis?? For them it is not just physical, but highly emotional. The author says lack of sex to him is like him not talking to us.
*Sex fills a powerful emotional need
~All men deal with secret feelings of insecurity and inadequecy and having sex assures him you find him desirable, helps loneliness, and gives them confidence
~All men want to be wanted- its not just the act of sex but they want you to want them. It's not just when we say no that it hurts them but they want you to be engaged and satisfied
Benefit #1 fulfilling sex makes him feel loved and desired
Benefit #2 gives him confidence
Wound #1 if she doesn't want to they feel incredible rejection- they feel like we are rejecting THEM- if you really don't want to have sex that night you need to reassure them that they are still desirable
Wound #2 Your lack of desire can send him into a depression

*Choose to love him in the way he needs- the author speaks about how most of us probably feel, we work, we clean, we take care of the kids, and we do all of this because we love our husbands and at the end of the day we are exhausted, but are we loving him the way he needs to be loved? Will he really care if the laundry isn't folded or if the dishes aren't washed? Are we saying no to the one thing they ask of us?

Family on Christmas

Family on Christmas
Merry Christmas

Spiky hair

Spiky hair
All dolled up for Christmas in Ohio

My little Santa

My little Santa
Ho Ho Ho!

Happy boy

Happy boy
On the way to church

Mostly about Brayden and Keaton, and the Beckett family! :)