Sunday, November 10, 2013

Kaeden @ 18 months

My little man @ 18 months:

- height: 30,5 "
- weight : 19.5 lbs.

We redid the Pc and Polio. No temperatures, no side effects.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

I have a 4 years old

No, wait...I have the most wonderful 4 years that there is on Planet Earth. His name is Bryce also known as Pirate Bryce Sparrow. :)
My adorable 4 years old is smart, witty, fun, full of character and attitude, smiles and tears.
He loves to pretend play (pirates are his favorite thing) but also police man (where he puts us in jail when we make mistakes) or fireman or construction worker.
My 4 years old is sometimes such an old and wise soul, like the other day when he told me " Mommy if you do good to someone, the good is coming back to you" (my heart is melting).
My 4 years old is bilingual ( understands everything in Romanian and just started to put words together to make simple sentences).
My 4 years old loves to run and climb and jump, he looooves music and he is composing all kind of silly songs.
My 4 years old is UNIQUE... because he is my SON. Because I WILL LOVE him no matter what!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Raising Cain

I've just finished reading "Raising Cain:protecting the emotional life of boys" by Dan Kindlon & Michael Thompson.
What a wonderful book! A must read for all parents who are raising and educating boys!
Being a mother of two boys (4 years old and 16 months old), this book was a beautiful reminder of the path we're raising our sons: respect their feelings, talk about emotions, embrace them with love and hugs!
But what this book does also, is prepare you for the coming years, the adolescent years and some of the issues that might come with that: alcohol and drug abuse, sex and love life.
Throughout the reading of the book, there are numerous real life example and as you approach its end, there are the conclusions and some of the step you should follow towards raising en empathic, strong adult man:
"1. Give boys permission to have an internal life, approval for the full range of human emotions, and help in developing an emotional vocabulary so that they may better understand themselves and communicate more effectively with others.
2. Recognize and accept the high activity level of boys and give them safe boy places to express it.
3. Talk to boys in their language-in a way that honors their pride and their masculinity. Be direct with them; use them as consultants and problem solvers.
4. Teach boys that emotional courage is courage and that courage and empathy are the sources of real strength in life.
5. Use discipline to build character and conscience, not enemies.
6. Model a manhood of emotional attachment.
7.Teach boys that there are many ways to be a man. "

Please read this book if you are a parent or an educator of boys. It's an amazing reading and provide you with so much information to raise an emotional, respectful boy and later man.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Bryce @ 4 years old

Ok, so this little guy at 4 years old is:

- 40" high;
- 33,9 lbs.

We redid the DTaP and IPV, the two of them in one vaccine. No temperature or other side effects, the only thing was that his arm was a bit swollen and red for a couple of days around the area he got the shot.
Other than that, Bryce got his vision and hearing checked and he passed them magna cum laudae.:)

Kaeden @ 15 months

At 15 months little peanut Kaeden is:

- 30" tall
- 20 1/2 lbs;

We redid the DtaP and HIB. No side effects, no temperature.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Pentru micutul Kaeden

Intr-o dimineata insorita de mai, cioc, cioc, te-ai hotarit sa iesi afara din burtica si sa ne cunosti.
Si uite asa, pe la orele 6 ale serii, te-ai nascut micutule Kaeden Wright Jacobs.
Si astfel incepe calatoria vietii tale impletita cu a noastra, ora de ora, zi de zi, luna de luna.
Ai 15 lunite acum, ai invatat sa mergi, sa te urci, sa maninci, sa te joci, sa faci giumbuslucuri cu fratele mai mare, Bryce.
Iti admiram energia si perseverenta si concentrarea si-ti suntem alaturi in fiecare frustrare, emotie, lacrima, zimbet, voie buna.
Ne cuceresti mereu cu fiecare lucru nou pe care il descoperi, pe care il cintaresti din priviri, pe care il descosi si-l intorci pe toate partile si cu care te mindresti nespus cind reusesti sa-i dai de capat.
Si pentru ca in fiecare lucru pe care il faci, depui atit de multa seriozitate si perseverenta, iar citeodata nu apuci sa-l descurci (doar pentru ca esti inca mic si-ti doresti lucruri mari), atunci lacrimi de frustrare si neputinta iti apar in ochisorii cei mari si castanii, iar noi, te iubim si mai mult, te incurajam si-ti suntem alaturi.
TE IUBIM, draga Kaeden! Esti un copil minunat, frumos, vesel dar si plingacios pe alocuri, energetic, muzical (dansul si batutul din palme sunt pasiunea ta). Sa cresti mare si sanatos si sa nu uiti niciodata ca noi, mami, tati si Bryce iti vom fi alaturi in orice zi a vietii tale fie ca e ea insorita sau cu ploaie!

LA MULTI ANI pentru primul an din viata ta!!!

Monday, May 27, 2013

Kaeden @ 1 year

My little, precious baby is already 1. How could that be?
This is how he grew:

He is 28 3/4 " tall.

And he weighs 17 lbs and 13 oz.

We only did the chicken pox vaccine.

Friday, April 5, 2013


I wanted to invite you to follow me on Twitter @funkygavroche.  I'm still figuring out how it works!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

First steps for Kaeden

If there is something that strikes me the most about this amazing son of mine is his very early aptitude and eagerness to stay focus and persevere.
With every skill that he has acquired so far, he diligently works on it over and over gain 'til he masters it to perfection.:)
Well, at 10 1/2 months, he's already working on his first steps. And, boy oh boy, does he get good at it, day by day, no joke about it.
He's already able to walk 5-6 steps from point A to point B with no help, and if you offer your fingers for support, he's gonna go for it and walk so far with so much strength and energy.:)
I'll bet he'll be walking like a pro in a month or so.
Updates will be made to this post.
Way to go little Kaeden!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Kaeden is climbing

9 months and 3 weeks and Kaeden is climbing the stairs. No more quiet days in our future! More like running around plus a gate at the top and bottom of the stairs!

Friday, February 22, 2013

First teeth for Kaeden

At 9 months, the first 2 teeth are coming out. The 2 frontal bottom. My little man is growing up. :)

Kaeden @ 9 months

Kaeden at 9 months is

- weighing: 16 lbs and 14 1/2 oz
- his heigh: 27 1/2 "

We finally did the last shot of Pc.

Next, it will be a nurse visit.

According to the statistics, he's a little boy. Who cares as long as he's healthy, gaining weight and he's very active, reaching all the developmental milestones. Way to go Kaeden!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

2 months of BLW-ing

We've been BLW-ing for 2 months already and everything is great! Like seriously, Kaeden is absolutely enjoying BLW-ing so much to the point where he doesn't like to be ignored not for a second when we're preparing to set up the table for food.:)
His grip has improved so much, food is really getting into his belly, he likes almost everything I offer him: his favorites: blueberries, mangos, bananas not so much, dried fruits, breads, broccoli.

Here's a video with some of the stuff he ate:

Kaeden @ 8 months

Kaeden at 8 months is:

- 16 lb 9 oz

- 27 " tall;

A cute, petite baby EBF and loving BLW-ing! Go Kaeden!

I work on movies-I love movies

  • 21 grams
  • 4,3,2 - Mungiu
  • Age of innocence
  • American Beauty
  • An Education
  • Apocalypse now
  • Atonement
  • Blind Side
  • Burn after reading
  • Casino
  • Gone with the wind
  • Good fellas
  • Good Will Hunting
  • Hereafter
  • Inception
  • Julie & Julia
  • Kill Bill - vol 1
  • Kill Bill - vol 2
  • La Vita e bella
  • Mar al dentro
  • Midnight in Paris
  • Million Dollar baby
  • Mystic River
  • Nine
  • Orient, Occident
  • Panth's Labyrinth
  • Slumdog millionaire
  • Some like it hot
  • Sophie's choice
  • The bridge of Madison County
  • The departed
  • The English Patient
  • The Godfather
  • The Hours
  • The Talented Mr. Ripley
  • Train de Vie
  • Vicky, Cristina, Barcelona