Friday, September 7, 2012

A date with Jackson

Today Justin and I picked up Jackson before lunch and took him on a special adventure.  We wanted to try to do something special with him.  Luckily my parents were able to watch Jensen. 

First, we headed to Fritz's.  Which is a fun classic must do in Kansas City if you have little people.  The food is delivered by trains... it is super fun.

We then headed to Legoland, which is new to Kansas City.  Jackson is really loving little legos these days.  It was a the prefect time to visit Legoland as it was not busy at all!! It was super fun and nice to spend some time with him.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Jensen 3 months

Jensen is 3 months old.  He is a sweet and happy little guy.  At 3 months he is smiling and laughing.  He is able to hold onto toys, hold up his head and loves to kick.  He is also able to "stand" when being held.

Jensen is not sleeping through the night yet but he is doing great to take naps.  He loves to be swaddled, have his pacifier and then easily puts himself to sleep.  He just started attending daycare.  He is at an in home daycare while I work. He has transitioned pretty well but seems to wake up more at night now that he is away from us all day.

We love him and he seems to really enjoy Jackson! Our family is complete!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Jensen's Baptism

We celebrated Jensen's Baptism on July 15 at our parish, Ascension Catholic Church.  We celebrated with both our parents, my brother and his family and my dearest friend Alli.  We choose Alli Garlich- my closest friend and my brother JJ to be the godparents.  We are very grateful for their love and support.  Jensen did so wonderful throughout the baptism and even fell asleep.  He did not cry at all!

Jensen is now 3 months old and is a very sweet baby.  He smiles often especially for Justin.  He falls asleep easy and loves to snuggle with us.  He is not sleeping through the night yet, but at least he is taking good naps through the day!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Family Fun

We are coming to the end of a week long vacation.  Well... I should say Justin was on vacation from work and I am still home on maternity leave... for a few more days.  We enjoyed a fun trip to STL to visit family and have some fun.  We have been spending time together at home as well.  It really has been perfect to all be together.  Our family feel so complete and full.  We could not be happier!
Zoo Fun...

 Oliver (1 month) Miles (5 months) and Jensen (2 months)
 Van Gundy Nadaud Stockwell Family

Saturday, June 2, 2012

First JVG4 Royals Game

We headed out to the ballpark today!  Jackson and Jensen had a great time... well Jackson had a great time and Jensen was a great baby who slept or hung out quietly!  Justin wore Jensen in the Bjorn and got lots of attention from the ladies.

We look forward to many more days at the ballpark!

Sunday, May 27, 2012


Jensen is now almost 6 weeks old.  He is growing bigger and stronger each day!  He is over 11 pounds now.  We are watching for smiles to start any day.  Jackson is a great big brother.  He always asks where Jensen is and is often happy to help.  he gets a little "crazy" at times to get our attention but overall we are starting to get into a routine.  Lots of different things happening at our home, but we are getting through the tough times and ready to enjoy a busy summer!!!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Jensen Michael

Jensen Michael
10:03am  April 19, 2012
7 pounds 6.8 ounces
18 1/4 inches long

The story....
We arrived at the hospital at 615am on Thursday morning, April 19.  We got all checked in and settled in our room. We quickly learned our scheduled c-section would be delayed due to another surgery.  We patiently waited!  Of course during this time Baby J's heart rate dropped a little so we had to be wheeled back instead of my hopeful plan to literally hop onto the operating table! 

Everything went great with the surgery.  Dr. Mitchell did a great job and Jensen came out crying right away.  Justin was able to stay with him in the operating room with me.  Then I was able to finally hold him and be wheeled back to our room together.  We were so excited to share the name and news of our newest addition with family.  The first person we called was BIG BRO Jackson.  We then called parents and siblings.  Unfortunately I got pretty sick for about 2 hours after surgery... but did better and we all enjoyed a busy day of visitors.

Jackson was the first to meet Jensen and did great to give hugs and kisses.  Jackson was a little unsure of me in a hospital bed... but did better seeing me the next day normal again.

Jensen and I have been hanging out this afternoon listening to music and just relaxing as Justin hits the gym.  We had a great visit with Jackson and Justin's parents today as well as some friends.  We truly feel blessed.

Funny things to remember:
Jensen has easily sneezed 20 plus times within the first 24 hours.
Jackson keeps forgetting his name... although we think by now he remembers!
Jensen slept great the first night in the hospital!