Diane and Russ

A family journal from Memphis,Tn

Learning to love Binky

I have always been very ‘anti pacifiers’ – they have always felt like an easy option when it came to parenting and a surefire way to guarantee your child a set of croked teeth.  I now take all of that back…….

Baby Jack’s sleeping habits have been somewhat ..non-existant to say the least.  Sleeping in spells no longer than a coulpe of hours, none of us are getting a whole lot of sleep.  In desperatino we had tried a pacifier but Jack had cosistantly spat it out with the distain it seemingly deserved.

That was until the coming of Binky……  Now the ‘Binky’ pacifier range from Walmart is not the cheapest but boasts a realisticly shaped silicon nipples that babies are just going to love.  We swallowed our pride..and the cost and what do you know..BINKY IS WOKING!  Jack loves it, we love it (because we get some sleep) and frankly I will trade all the bad parenting connotations for six hours of unbroken sleep any day!  Forget the cheaper but unpalatable Walgreens alternatives, Binky is the only way to go!

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May 26, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Hooray for Alcohol!

For nine long pregnant months, Diane has been teetotal.  In a spontaneous (and some might say foolish) gesture of moral support, Russ declared a state of prohibition at the same time and commited himself to a nine month spell of sobriety.  Now neither of us were ever really big drinkers, but towards the end of the pregnancy we really craved not only a drink but the kind of night out that typically goes with one!

Well yesterday the wait was over!  Mommy and Daddy got their margaritas, Baby jack got his first visit to a bar and all three of us ate nachos!

 

 

May 26, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Feeding the Ducks

Armed with loaves of bread and mosquito repellant we spent an hour feeding ducks and turtles.

May 18, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Tony Stewart at Graceland

Tony Stewart was at Graceland last night recording a live radio show.  It was a great  opportunity to get up close and personal with his car (allegedly the one he raced in Vegas a couple of weeks ago) and to let the kids get their picture taken with it.  Jack managed to sleep through the entire event but this marked a big occasion as it was his first trip out in the stroller!  Pictures can be found HERE!

May 13, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Yet More Baby Pictures

Jack is now just over a week old but he is already starting to lose that ‘new baby’ look.  He does a lot of sleeping and pooping, some occasional crying and every now and again manages to make himself go cross eyed!  We are very proud!

He is waking up probably once a night; feeding at around 11, 5 and then 9 – not a bad schedule at all!

Latest pictures can be found HERE!

May 12, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Family Art Project


After weeks of complaining that we needed some new artwork to brighten up the walls, we decided to make our own!

May 12, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Baby Jack the Movie – part 2

Part 2 – View Part 2 HERE!

May 5, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Baby Jack the Movie – Part 1

We thought it would be fun to pass the time waiting for Jack by taking some video footage – some bribery material for future 18th birthday parties / weddings etc . 

Part 1 of Baby Jack – The Movie can be found HERE!

 

May 5, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Exclusive photos of Baby Jack!

The first pictures of baby Jack can be found HERE! 

May 5, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

It’s a Boy!!

Diane and Russ are extremely proud to announce the arrival of the newest member of their family – Jack William Anderson.

Baby Jack was born at 08.11 on May 3 2008 at Germantown Methodist.  Weighing in at a healthy 7lb 5oz, he spent a couple of nights at the hospital before being allowed home this morning.

Mother and baby are thriving – we are all very excited!

May 5, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment