Tuesday, September 13, 2011

How long has it been since I posted? Some of my friends are so good at updating their blogs, I fall in the complete opposite category! Sorry!
Well, for those of you who don't know we are expecting an addition to our family in about 26 days. But who is counting. Jack is going to have a little sister! We are very excited about having a second child!
I am going to really try to update better but I do believe I say that almost every year :-)! Bear with me!
Here is a recent picture of Jack. He is growing up so fast and is more and more fun each day. He says the funniest things, some that are not blog appropriate as they have to do with the potty. Boys!
He is excited about the arrival of his little sister as of now :-)!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

At last...

Okay, I know it's been forever since I posted and my summer resolution is to be much better at my posts than I have been. Since I last posted we've moved so things were pretty crazy for a while.
Jack is growing like crazy, he's so much fun but never stops moving unless he's asleep! He wears both of us out. As seen in the picture above his likes to clap for himself and his accomplishments. Maybe because we praise him a lot :)! His current favorite game is chase and he prefers that you chase him. Here are a few more favorites of his...

Favorite songs:
Itsy bitsy spider
patty cake
head, shoulders, knees, and toes
if you're happy and you know it
(he likes to put all of the motions of these songs together!)

ready, set, go
one, two, three

This last week Ross was given tickets to the Padres baseball game so Jack got to experience his first professional sporting event. He lasted 4 innings (2 of which he slept), which I was impressed by! For the 4th of July we went downtown and saw the fireworks, Jack was interested but got tired of them after about 10 minutes (it was 1 1/2 hours past his bedtime too). We also went to a waterpad close by this weekend. Jack watched for a while but then played for a while.

Friday, October 16, 2009

8 Months

Jack is taking off as you can see by the pictures, he's not a sitting still type of baby. I can't leave him alone for a second because he will scale up on the couch to get to the window so he can bang on it. He's so much fun. I say every stage is my favorite because he's just getting to be more and more fun. He's not walking yet but doing a lot of cruising on the furniture (along the bottom and tops of it). He had reverted to infancy like sleep patterns (getting up 3-4 times a night) so we had to do a little sleep training. I think it was harder on me than on Jack but well worth it. We are actually sleeping more than 2 hours at a time so I'm starting to feel a little more human.
We are trying keep busy, Jack loves to be out and about. On Mondays and Thursdays we have our play group meetings, Tuesdays we have library story time, Wednesdays I'm going to MOPS so Jack gets to hang out with other babies while I eat a meal sitting down, and Friday is our free day where we often love to hang out with Jack's friend Brooke. We've also joined the Y so that Jack can stay comfortable in the water. He goes under on his own, he will hold onto my hands and step into the water. He sings and talks to as many people as possible while we are at the pool.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

7 Months

Jack started crawling a few days before he turned 7 months old. So Ross and I have been scrambling trying to baby proof. Jack's first favorite place to go is towards Max's water bowl. He's only gotten in it once but enjoyed making a mess before I got to him. He's quite the talker and loves playing in the water. I've been trying to take him to the pool as much as possible. I think every new stage is my new favorite time in his life. He is SO MUCH FUN. He's reaching for Ross and I and he crawls toward Ross squealing when Ross gets home from work. He also loves Max and Max's toys!

Monday, August 3, 2009

5 & 6 months



I've gotten behind on my blog posts. Jack keeps us pretty busy these days! In June we went to Florida with my family for vacation. We had a great time together and Jack was the center of attention. While we were in Florida he decided to start rolling over and is rolling all over the place now. He is enjoying cereal and veggies, but not a big fan of fruits.
Right before he turned 6 months he started sitting up and yesterday I caught him on all fours while he was suppose to be napping. It seems like he's doing something new everyday and his little personality is growing by leaps and bounds. He's such a happy baby. He loves to sing to himself in the mirror and he'll lay in the floor and play while singing to himself. His bedtime is around 7 now, I think he would go down at 6:30 but I want Ross to see him. He'll be calm and almost ready for bed when Ross gets home, then he get SO excited and wants to play with his Daddy for a while. When Ross walks in the door Jack gets a big grin on his face and starts jumping up and down ~ he loves his Daddy!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

4 Months Already!

Even though I'm still getting very little sleep time still seems to fly! I can't believe Jack is 4 months already. He gets more and more fun everyday. Several people (including his pediatrician today) have commented on how vocal he is. He does love to talk it seems. He's starting to imitate us more and is catching on to how to make motorboat sounds with his lips. He continues to be in the 25th percentile for weight and head size, but has jumped from the 25th to 75th percentile in height. Maybe he will be taller than Ross and I! He's reaching for everything and loves to touch our faces (I think he really likes feeling Ross's stubble). He's amazing we love him more and more every day!

He just decided to hold his head up a couple of weeks ago and is getting pretty good at it. He still hates tummy time though.

He decided one day it would be fun to roll onto his left side, two days later he thought it would be fun to roll over. I didn't get the camera in time to get him completely on his stomach.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Jack is 3 Months

I'm three months old!

Two of my roommates from college and their girls

Meeting his great grandparents - Grandteddy and Grandmother

Time flies and I'm way behind on my blogging. Jack's third month was full of firsts. First plane trip, first limo ride, first thunderstorm, first triathalon (not that he participated in, my dad did), first flag football game (Ross played), and first trip to the great state of Tennessee. We were able to fly to Tennessee the first of April and Jack got to meet his great-grandparents and many many other people. My parents hosted a "Meet Jack Party". My dad did Jack's baby dedication the same night. My mom also took Jack almost every night so I could sleep. It was amazing! I felt rested for the first time since he had been born. I barely touched him the whole trip between my parents and his aunties holding him. It was a fun and special time for all of us! His personality is starting to show a little more every week as he become more talkative and expressive!

New Happenings in the Life of Jack:
1. He's starting to look at people and follow their movements
2. He's rubbing his eyes
3. He laughed for the first time when Ross tickled him with his hair
4. He's sucking on his fists and gagging himself
5. He's staying awake for longer
6. He's discovered he has volume in his voice and loves to squeal as loudly as he can
7. He's started fake coughing, then he'll smile at me
8. He is startling himself, when he slightly rolls to one side and throws his arms out. He's not a fan

We continue to be amazed at God's gracious gift to us. He's so much fun and such a blessing. Nothing beats looking into his crib and him giving us a big smile!