Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Eight Months and First Beach Trip!

Our sweet boy turned 8 months old on Sunday, I can't believe it. He is only four months away from turning a year old. Time please slow down just a little, your going way too fast!

He is so much fun and has such a cute little personality. He laughs and smiles a lot and is a pretty content baby unless he's tired or hungry.

He still sleeps great through the night, we are SO thankful for that. We put him down around 6:30 sometimes a little earlier and he sleeps til about 6:15-6:30 in the morning. I don't go in his room and get him until around 6:30 so I can get myself ready and his bottles ready for the day. If he wakes up before I come in there, which he usually does, then he just lays there and plays and talks.

He is still in a size 3 diaper. He is wearing 6-9 month sleepers and pretty much all 9 month clothes.

He sits up great these days and loves to sit on the floor and play with his toys. He has learned to jump in his jumperoo and loves it most of the time. As soon as we put him in it, he jumps like crazy.

He gets excited when Rob or I walk by him, he thinks we are always going to pick him up and he gets sad if we don't. I love when I go pick him up from daycare, he gets a huge smile on his face and holds his hands out when he sees me...melts my heart!

He eats baby food like a champ. Everything he has tried, he likes. He eats 4 bottles a day all which are about 6oz. He's a good eater :)!! We tried some puffs for the first time and he did NOT like them at all. His face was hilarious and then he got choked, not fun. So we are going to lay off those for a while.
He still has no teeth, surely he will get them one day ;)!

We have tried the sippy cup a few times. I put water in it and he loves it. I think when it gets time to transition from the bottle to the sippy cup we won't have any problems, but you never know. He loves when I have a cup or bottle of water, he loves drinking out of it. It's really cute.

Not quite sure how much he weighs. We go for his 9 month check up next month. He was sick a few weeks ago and we had to take him to the doc, they weighed him then and he was 17lbs 3oz.

Jack loves Allie and Allie loves Jack!!

He loves crossing his feet. Whenever he is sitting or laying down, you will usually catch him with his feet crossed. It's the funniest thing.

He is babbling all the time now. Sometimes it sounds like he is saying "Mama" but who knows. We will wave to him and say "bye bye" and sometimes he will repeat. I don't think he realizes what he's doing though.

I really just can't believe how much he has changed over these past 8 months and how fast it is going. I just keep thinking he is going to change so much more in these next 4 months. We are enjoying every moment with him. The love we have for our little boy is indescribable. I can't even to begin to try and describe how much joy he has brought to our lives. We love you so much little your Mama & DaDa!!

This past weekend for Memorial Day, Jack and I headed to Destin with my parents.
Beautiful Sunset on the bay!!

 Rob unfortunately had to work so he missed out this time. This was Jack's first time going to the beach. We got there Saturday morning. It was a great trip, Jack is such a good traveler. We usually try to leave around one of his nap times and he will usually sleep the whole way :). I fed Jack and then we took a blanket out on our dock and set up his toys. He loved sitting outside and playing and just taking in all the sites. He enjoyed playing with his MaeMae!!
Heading to the beach!!!
Having fun with MaeMae!!!

For some reason he was really fussy while we were there. He only wanted me. He has never done that before and it was very strange. He would sit on the floor and play with my mom as long as I wasn't in the room but as soon as he would see me he would start fussing for me to pick him up. Of course I love that he wants me, but just not all the time and he only wanted me to walk around with him. If my mom wanted to play or do anything with him, I would have to leave the room. Hopefully it was just because he was in a new place, I hope this isn't a phase he is going through.

Who needs toys when you have tupperware to play with!!

While at the beach we blew up the baby pool and put Jack in it for the first time. I knew he would love it and he did. He sat there and just splashed around. We put a toy in there but he didn't care much for it, he just enjoyed splashing. This was is first time in any kind of water other than the bath tub. I loved seeing him in his little swimsuit.

I love my Papa!!!

Enjoying playing on the dock!

I bathed him in the sink for the first time and he loved it!!

Monday morning before we left, we tried getting a few pictures of him down by the water. He was not in the mood to smile. Mom and I were dancing, jumping and making funny noises, anything we could do to try to make him smile but he was not having it. He was more interested in looking around....haha. I think he knows when we are trying to take his picture!

We had fun at the beach and enjoyed being with my parents. We can't wait to go back soon, when Rob can go. I'm sure we will make lots of fun family memories at the beach!!

P.S.....A little picture overload in this post. When doing a post it's so hard to pick and choose which pictures to put up bc I think all of them are so cute. I tried to cut it down a little. I know most of you only really care about the pictures any way :)!!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Our Anniversary!

Four years ago yesterday, May 17, 2008 I married my very best friend. It was one of the best days of my life. The day was absolutely perfect! I couldn't imagine myself being with anyone else. Next week will mark 8 years that we have been together, 8 years that this wonderful man has been in my life and loved me. It is something special when you can call your husband, not only your husband but your best friend. My love for him grows and grows every single day and I thank God every day for blessing me with such an amazing husband. He is loving, caring, patient and kind. My life would definitely not be the same without him, I go to bed every night thinking how lucky I am and wake up every morning thinking the exact same thing. I could go on and on, there aren't enough words to even begin to describe how much I love this man. Thank you for loving me Rob and I look forward to many many many more years with you by my side! Happy Anniversary!!

Things have changed a lot in the past year. We have welcomed a precious baby boy into our family. For our anniversary yesterday we both decided to take off work and go to Montgomery for the day and do a little shopping and eat a nice lunch. Since we don't have anyone to watch Jack at night, we decided this was a great thing to do. We did a little shopping and then went out to eat, it was nice that it was just us two. I enjoy our time alone. On our way home Rob started feeling really bad, like achy all over and a sore throat. When we got home he got straight in the bed and then took his temp., it was at 101. We got a prescription called in and I went to pick it up. When I got back to the house Rob was feeling terrible and his temp had gotten up to 102. He took his medicine and went back to bed. A few hours later his temp had gotten up to 103.3, not good!! I called my mom to find out at what temp should we worry and take him to the hospital, she told me 104. So I told Rob to go take a luke warm shower to try and cool off. Once he got out of the shower and got back in bed his temp was back down to 102. I got some cold cloths to keep by the bed and he kept putting those on his head. This morning when I got up his temp was down to 100, whew thank goodness. Hopefully it will continue to go down and he will start feeling better. I do not like when my husband is sick, no fun. I'm thinking it's a fever virus. Last week Jack started running high fevers in the afternoon and we had to take him to doc. Come to find out he had a slight ear infection in his left ear and a sore throat. Jack is better now, we just have to get Rob better. Let's pray that I don't get this thing. Mama can't afford to be sick...haha.
Also yesterday on our way home from Montgomery a rock from a big truck hit the corner of my windshield, I thought it might just be a little nic but now it has run across my windshield. So I guess this means I'm gonna have to get a new one...ugh!
So needless to say, our morning started out great, but the afternoon not so much! Thank goodness it's Friday, I'm looking forward to a weekend with my boys :)!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mother's Day

One of life's most rewarding and incredible blessings is to be a mother. I have an amazing mother, who is not only my mother but my very best friend. She is the most caring, loving, strong and Godly woman that I know. I am extremely blessed that God chose her to be my mother. I strive everyday to be the kind of mom to Jack as my mom is to me. I love you with all my heart mom, Happy Mother's Day!!

This year was my first Mother's Day. I thank God everyday for blessing and allowing me to be Jack's mother. I absolutely love being a mother to this little boy. When I found out I was pregnant I instantly loved it. When we found out it was a boy I instantly loved him and the day I gave birth to him and looked into his eyes for the first time, I completely fell in love. He and my husband are my world. I love having the responsiblity of taking care of him and raising him to be a loving and caring man. Rob and Jack, thank you for making my first Mother's Day special. I am so lucky to be your wife, Rob and I am so lucky to be your mother Jack. You are my greatest blessing!!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

High Five!!

A few weeks ago Jack learned how to high five. It's the cutest thing, I absolutely love it!!
Since this video he is much better at sitting up.


Saturday, May 5, 2012

Seven Months!!

Ok, I know, I am a week behind on getting Jack's monthly post up, I'm sorry. I sit at a computer all day at work so when I get home I don't want to sit at the computer any more.

I can't believe my baby is 7 months old. He is so much fun these days and has a great personality!!
  • He is wearing 6 and 6-9 month sleepers, 6 and sometimes 9 month onesies and 6 month pants. He is growing so fast!

  • He is wearing a size 3 diaper. Hopefully he will stay here for a while.

  • He has now learned to sit up and is sitting up good. Before, he would always fall forward or back. Now he can sit and play with his toys without falling over. He has so much better body control. It's amazing how these things seem to happen over night!

  • He is still eating stage 1 baby food but will be moving to stage 2 very soon. He is still taking one 7oz bottle in the morning, oatmeal and a container of stage 1 fruit around 8am then another bottle around 10:30 or 11, with this bottle he will usually only drink about 4-5oz. Then he eats half of one veggie and half of another veggie for lunch, then a bottle around 3. Then he eats a bottle right before bed time. He has done great with trying new foods!

  • We tried the sippy cup for the first time this month. He did good for about a second then he wasn't interested in it anymore so I transferred the formula to the bottle to finish his feeding. At least he tried. We will keep trying. I'm not really worried about him not taking a sippy cup right now, I just want to introduce him to every now and then so that when we do have to transistion from the bottle to the sippy cup it will make it easier.
  • He still sleeps great and has since around three months old. We are so lucky to have a great sleeper. I am worried that when we have another one we might not be so lucky in the sleep dept. It's funny how when you are going through the newborn phase, you think you will never sleep again and then all of a sudden they start sleeping through the night and it's the most wonderful thing. At least that's the way it was for me.
  • He is babbling more these days, it's so fun to hear all the sounds he makes. He also likes to spit and stick out his tounge. He's a funny little boy!

  • He loves to grab for things. He is grabbing for everything now. When we put him in his jumperoo he doesn't jump but just sits and plays with all the toys attached to it. I am not sure why he doesn't jump, he is always kicking his legs like crazy but still doesn't like to put pressure on his legs. It's the strangest thing. I'm not worrying about it too much because just like everything else, it will be one of those things that just happens over night!

  • He knows who Rob and I are and gets so excited when one of us walks into the room. When I pick him up from daycare and he sees me, he gets so excited. That always melts my heart and makes me happy :)! He loves his daycare ladies, Mrs. Betsy and Mrs. Dana! They are amazing! It's so nice to be able to leave him with someone who really cares about him. It makes it a lot easier to leave him every day. If I had my choice, I would choose to stay home with him but since I am not able to do that, it's nice knowing that wonderful people are taking care of him.

  • I'm not sure how much he weighs now. At his 6 month check up I think he was about 16lbs so I would guess he's about 17 now if not close to it.
  • He is getting so much heavier in his carrier(car seat). When I have to lift that thing with him in it, it's getting harder these days. Now that he has good body control I will probably just leave the car set in the car and get him out of it and carry him in places.

  • He can now give a high five. He learned this at daycare and now whenever you hold your hand up and say "Jack give me a high five", he lifts his hand and touches yours. It's the cutest thing. I will post a video soon of him doing it.

  • He loves to chew on everything and is drooling like crazy. He has no teeth yet, but I'm sure he's not too far away from getting them.

Jack, you bring so much joy to our lives. I have no idea what we did before you. You are so much fun these days, you are growing so fast! It's so fun for your dad and I to watch you grow! Your such a sweet and content little boy. We love you with all our heart!!!