Monday, April 18, 2016

Jack is NINE Months Old!

Jackaroo-- you are nine months old!

We finally had a doctor's appointment this month, so we know that you are 19.2 lbs and 29inches long.  You seem so big to me, but your weight is only the 37th percentile-- who are these giant babies throwing off the curve??  Since the day you were born, you have been exactly the same size as your sister at each check-up, just one pound heavier.  I find it fascinating that you have both grown and gained weight at exactly the same pace...

You are my super sleeper and finally started sleeping a little later this month!  Usually up between 6:45 and 7:15, you are now waking up around 7:45-8:00.  You nap twice a day-- a midmorning nap and an afternoon nap, and you are always ready for bed by 7:00.  Sometimes you fall asleep sitting up!

Eating!  You LOVE food though you haven't quite mastered self-feeding and take foreeeever to eat.  You eat chicken, meatballs, noodles, rice, peas, carrots, green beans, pears, apples, bananas, yogurt squeezers...and you LOVE peaches.  You inhaled your first taste of spaghetti last night!

You are consistently happy, but have been pretty quiet until the last few weeks.  Now there are lots of Ms, Ds, soft Gs, and Ns gabbing out of your mouth.  You laugh easily and you grunt when you're tired.

You are on the move and are everywhere...including rolling down the (carpeted) basement stairs when the door was accidentally left open. :( :(  You are always standing in your crib waiting for us in the morning, can pull up on anything-- even the walls-- cruise the furniture, and even take a few steps with a push toy!

You do this one-legged monkey crawl that drives me bananas!  Your left leg is all red and roughed up, while righty is hanging out all smooth and soft, nary a floor hath touched it.

You and your sister are crazy about each other!  She loves to run to your room every morning and loves to make you laugh.  Sure, she also tries to pick you and carry you around, and climb on your back when you try to crawl away...but it's all done in love.  You two are in a sweet spot because you're not really competing for toys yet, but I give it a month or two...

This last month, we flew to Arizona and were mostly a breeze-- a little bit easier to contain at this age than your sister was.  I am so thankful you will fall asleep in public!  The time change was a doozy though-- you were wide awake at 4:15am!

You met Cowboy and Nana Jo, you were the {cutest} ring bearer in Uncle David & Aunt Brandi's wedding, and you visited the Grand Canyon!

Passed out on the airplane...

Cutest ring bearer around!

More pictures from Arizona...

Meeting Cowboy.

Your first time in a pool...


Breakfast with Granddaddy... I hope you know how lucky you are to have such great men in your life!  A lot to live up to buddy...

Saying goodbye to Gigi after the Grand Canyon...

Picture purge and other highlights from the last month....

I love watching you explore...

Easter!  We are loving the {finally} warmer temps, spring clothes, and plastic eggs for you to teeth on...

I took this picture right after we all loaded in the car to go out to lunch... "Where's Jack?" "I didn't get him, I thought you got him."  Just hanging out inside in your car seat waiting for us to remember you!

Dress shopping with mommy-- you were really into the mirrors.

Sleeping in the Ergo.

LOVE this picture of you.  

We are so lucky to be your parents-- we absolutely delight in your sweet disposition and can barely remember life before you.  You are the perfect complement to your sister and absolutely have us all wrapped around your finger.  I thank God for you every night and always ask that we get to keep you forever...

Friday, February 5, 2016

Jack is Seven Months Old!

JackJack- You are SEVEN months old!

{And the happiest baby on the block...}

{Fun after the blizzard!}

Who knows, but you are so big!  You expanded in every direction this last month...long gone are your skinny newborn legs, replaced by chunky little thighs.  You still nap in your swing, but barely fit!  {I will be so sad to see you outgrow that.} You are wearing 6-9 month clothes and size 3 diapers.

Still a great sleeper, not much to report!  You take two long naps a day, one in the morning, and one in the afternoon when sissy sleeps.  At night, you sleep from 7:30 to 7:30, with a dream feed to tank you up when Daddy and I go to bed.

I dragged my feet on starting's just so easy to nurse and not have to worry about anything else!  But you're loving it and you're just so cute with food all over your face.  Pears and sweet potatoes are your faves, so far.  We just tried your first pureed meat today-- mmmm, lucky you!  Your diapers sure are changing...and magnifying.

{Well, hello ladieeeez...}

You're officially a mover!  You can army crawl like nobody's business and I find you in every nook and cranny of the house.  Your clothes are always filthy from sliding around on the hardwood floors. Putting on clothes or changing your diaper is like dressing a cat, and nothing in my hands is safe if I'm holding you-- you are grabbing ever.y.thing.

{A little less fun after the blizz... "Take me inside, Mom."}

You have two bottom teef and chew on everything.  You are particularly motivated to chew on deadly fireplace pokers and computer cords.  Or my face-- I love when you come at me with your slobbery mouth hanging open.

{What's that clanging sound coming from the living room?  Oh, it's my baby playing with the soot-covered pointy objects..."}

{Distracted by the TV.  I love your sleepy eyes in the morning...}

{Mornings on slow days are  We all pile in Mommy & Daddy's bed for a good hour...}

You love to watch Charlotte run all over the house, and when you go to Mrs. Cora's while I work, you have two little girls who adore you and are happy to roll around on the floor with you, or run all over the place for you to follow.

You get plenty of attention wherever we go...

My cousin Ashley and her family visited last month-- you eight eyes on you at all times!  And lots of hands and smiles...

{We snuggled while sister sledded.}

Even though you're a squirmer, you're still a super snuggler.  I wear you so much more than I wore Charlotte-- she tolerated chest-to-chest baby carriers for maybe twelve weeks and then would have none of them.

You started sitting expertly this last month.  It came out of nowhere and I haven't really worked on it with you, you just got it one day...which apparently worries you.

You're not jabbering yet, but grunting is your new fussy.  Anytime you're tired or hungry, you turn on a very charming grunt.  You also LOVE to spit.  Like this...