Saturday, January 31, 2015

Jackson at 6 months

 Jackson turned six months old on January 29.  It's hard to believe.  It seems, to me, that he was an infant for so long, and then overnight grew into a big baby.  He is a great, easy baby.
 He sleeps great.  He usually sleeps 10-12 a night, and takes 3-4 naps a day, lasting from an hour or more.  He puts himself  to sleep with his trusty thumb.
 He's doing better eating and does not spit up near as much as he did. He drinks between 5 and 6 bottles a day, between 6-8 ounces each.  I am going to start him on solids this week.  He has tasted mashed potatoes and avocado, and made terrible faces at each.  I think it was the texture that was so different to him.
 He smiles all the time.  Except for when I took these pictures. ;)

 Within the past week he has mastered sitting up.  He doesn't even wobble anymore.
 He crawls and is moving faster everyday.  He gets wherever he wants to go.
He puts everything in his mouth.  Everything. And I just discovered today that he has cut his first tooth.
He is such a welcome addition to our family and loved by everyone. 
He weighs about 19 pounds, and is 26 inches long, right where he should be.

Happy half birthday Jackson.  We sure do love you.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Cell Phone pics from October

 Ben lost his first tooth!
 Bath time
 First time in the Bumbo

 Another thumb sucker.  He sucks his thumb exactly like Sam did.  I don't mind because it helps him soothe himself to sleep. 
 Doing "school".  She cuts and colors and glues for an hour and usually has nothing to show for it.
 Handsome best friends.
 Big, blue eyes.

 Sleeping in class again.

Dad was on bath duty this night.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Halloween 2014

 A few days before Halloween, the library had a special Halloween storytime.  Emma was so excited to dress up like a cowgirl.
 Even the chick fil a cow was there.

 She does love storytime.
 Dad and Ellie helped the kids carve their pumpkins.
 They each had very specific ideas of what they wanted.

 A knight, a cowgirl, a ninja and a batman baby.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Jackson is 3 months old!

 Jackson turned three months old on October 29.
 He really wasn't "in" to having his picture taken.
 And did not smile the entire time.
 I like this picture.  It shows his dark, dark eyes.

 He didn't care for this pose at all.
 It was much better when Dad picked him up and held him.

Sweet baby.  He's doing better as far as eating, but he still has challenging days.  He still spits up alot and fights about every other bottle.  But he sleeps 7 or 8 hours a night and is steadily gaining weight.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

The real Pumpkin Patch

 Homecoming Sunday.  Aunt Faith had bought these new clothes for Sam, Ben, and Emma.
 They looked so nice.

 Ellie and I took the kids to Elliott farms to the pumpkin patch.
 They had an amazing field of zinnias and an amazing patch of pumpkins.

 Even Jackson got in on the fun.  Honestly, he could have cared less. :)

 It was very bright that day.

We had such a nice time.