Jack is NINE Months Old!

Monday, April 18, 2016

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...

Hoppy!

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...

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