Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Jack has really begun to use his hands. He is lying on our bed playing with his little gym. He likes it here in the mornings when I'm getting dressed because we can see each other. The bathroom door is where his feet are pointing. We have great conversations! He has just begun to enjoy the little animals and toys that hang overhead. They used to either annoy or frighten him...I'm not sure which. He loves this little thing now. His legs are usually kicking the whole time he's playing with it. He likes the purple elephant on his right the best, another one of those I'm not sure why things. He played so hard Friday that he fell asleep. He was so cute, I had to take a picture.

Man's Best Friend...or Is it Biscuit's?

Jack was having a big time playing with something when Biscuit decided to snuggle. It was a Kodak moment I couldn't refuse.

Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho, Off to Grandma's House We Go...

Kevin, Jack, and I decided it was time to pay Grandma (KJs mom) another visit. So, Friday we packed up everything but the kitchen sink and headed northwest. We took clothes, bottles, formula, diaper stuff, a pack-and-play, baby gym, portable swing...You name it, we probably took it! Thank God for Trailblazers! Jack is such a good little travelin' man. He pretty much slept the whole way (3 1/2 hours). He didn't get hungry until about 20 minutes from Grandma's, which was about an hour overdue.

Grandma had a great time getting reacquainted with her newest little man. He was well behaved as always. He's getting so big it's difficult for her to walk with him. He was even on his best behavior during our trip to the "Club-Club." The local country club/golf course. Everyone at church had to get a good look and hold him. We were all so proud to show him off!

Of course there were lots of "Now where is he from?" questions. The funny thing is that since we were out of state, I almost said our home state. I guess I didn't realize what they meant at first. The latest where is Jack from question was..."Is he from Guatemala?" It doesn't bother me really. I just don't recall ever asking someone that. I guess inquiring minds just want to know.

Saturday, June 17, 2006

My Space

Here is the link to my My Space for those who would like to see more cool stuff. The blogs are basically the same. I just copy and paste.


Friday, June 16, 2006

Jack Facts

  1. He's 10 1/2 weeks old now.
  2. He talks, coos, and gurgles all the time! The doctor said he was doing this much more than other children his age. He's so polite. He waits for you to stop talking before he speaks.
  3. He hasn't lost any hair.
  4. He likes to shake his arm rattle and play peek-a-boo with his stuffed frog rattle.
  5. He LOVES to swim.
  6. He still wakes up for his middle of the night feeding, but it IS getting later.
  7. He is most happy when you take his clothes off and let him lie around nude.
  8. He's eating about 6-8 oz of food at every meal now, except the midnight one.
  9. He can control his head well, but it's still too big for him to hold it up by himself when sitting.
  10. He is trying very hard to roll over. He's done it a few times, but not since he's grown so much.

2 month check-up

Jack went to the doctor for a wellness visit last week. He passed! His doctor just loves him. He was in the 70th percentile for weight at 12 lbs 5 oz and in the 90th percentile for length at 24 1/2 inches. I think his percents are so high because he was actually 9 1/2 weeks old at the visit. He had to get two shots and was a real trooper. I'm glad Kevin was there. It broke my heart to see him so hurt like that. My favorite part of the visit was when Jack was lying on the little patient bench in his diaper. I don't guess he's ever been that active at the doctor before. He kicked and played. He just loved the sound the sanitary paper made underneath him. He had so much fun, I had to go to the store to get some of the gift wrap paper for him to lie down on at home. He loves it! Cheap thrills! After the visit, our little family went to the amphitheater in the garden beside the Shakespeare Festival for Jack's lunch. It was shaded and the temperature was nice outside.

Dressed for Success

I just love this little outfit Kevin picked out for Jack the other day. You can't really tell from the picture, but the shorts and Bermuda shirt have a coordinating t-shirt underneath. How cute! Mommy added the little hat. Without the hat, Jack looks Hawaiian!

Dear Jen...

This entry is for you. Jack just wanted to show you how proud he is of the flip-flops he got from you, Luke, and Mrs. Barb. He wears them to the pool all the time. Pretty soon, either they'll be worn out or too small.