Fun times @ 4 months

Besides the beginning of rice cereal, here are a few other exciting things going on in Jackson's world:
  • He has been playing in his excersaucer, and loving it. He has learned how to push all of the buttons, and make LOUD noises. :)
  • We bought him a doorway jumper, and he is slowly figuring out how to workout those chunky legs and bounce, bounce, bounce. Too cute! This contraption also has LOUD noises that Jackson quickly learned how to make by pressing buttons.
  • He loves to be holding something, and usually the object ends up in his mouth. Mimi bought him a 2 sided blanket/animal thingy. I don't know what you call it, other than a lovie. It is a little puppy, named Spot, that is holding a blanket. The blanket is soft fleece on one side, and silky fabric on the other side. Jackson LOVES to hold this, and shove every part of the puppy into his mouth. Nanna bought him a monkey rattle, which is probably Jackson's favorite toy to play with. He shakes it, and of course shoves the monkeys into his mouth.
  • Jackson's sleep habits are about the same. He sleeps through the night every night, and we are sooo blessed for that. We put him down after his 8:30 feeding at night, and I wake him up to eat at 6:30 in the morning. We never have problems there. However, he rarely naps well during the day. The only way to ensure that he naps longer than 45 minutes is to have him sleep on your chest. He likes to snuggle!
  • Our boy LOVES to stand up. If you're holding him in your lap, chances are he'll try to extend those legs and stand....just LOVES it. Scott tried an experiment one day, and stood him up next to the excersaucer where he could hold on with his hands. And there he stood...all by himself, holding onto the excersaucer. We were proud.

I can't think of anything else ..but I'm sure I'll think of some more things later. I'm super tired right now, so I'm off to bed.

4 month doctor visit

Jackson had his 4 month visit with Dr. Pam today. Overall he is doing GREAT!!! He was taken off his reflux medicine, because she thinks he doesn't need it anymore. The dose he was taking was basically ineffective at this point based on how much weight he'd put on. Since he hasn't gotten any fussier with the spitting up, she thinks it's fine to just take him off the meds.

We got the okay to begin rice cereal. We gave it to him for the first time tonight, and he LOVED it! At first, he was all "what is this?" But soon he got the hang of it, and was almost asking for more in between bites. Side note - our little boy is a quick learner. You only have to show him how to do something once or twice, and he has it down. I love this about him!

Here are some of his stats:
  • Weight: 17 lbs 9 oz. WOWZA! (90th percentile)
  • Height: 25 3/4 in. (85th percentile)
  • Head size: 17 1/4 in (85th percentile)

While we were @ Dr. Pam's he was showing her his skills. She put him on his tummy so he could show her how strong he was at holding himself up. He quickly rolled over on his back, so she put him on his tummy again....aaaand then he rolled over on his back. :) What a show off! Now if we can just get him to figure out how to roll from his back to his tummy!

We ended the visit with 2 of his 4-month shots, and wailed our way out of the office.


Precious Picture of the Day

I snapped this photo w/ my phone this morning (which explains why it's a little blurry). He just looks so sweet and innocent to me in this picture. I LOVE HIM!


4 months!

Another month has come & gone, and our baby boy is growing up FAST! Please turn up your volume & enjoy the slideshow.




"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."
Matthew 28:19-20

Jackson was baptized on Saturday. Here are a few pictures from the special day.

Mimi made his suit - so sweet!

"...in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit."

Us w/ Deacon Pete & Jackson's Godparents (Aunt G & Uncle Rodney)


1 Year Anniversary

Happy Anniversary to my husband of 1 year! Where has the time gone?!

Scott's parents graciously watched Jackson for us last night while we stayed in downtown Ft. Worth at the new Omni hotel. It was a very nice hotel, and we received first class treatment.

I ordered a mini version of our groom's cake for us to enjoy.

Champagne & dipped fruit upon our arrival at the hotel

Dinner @ Ruth's Chris Steakhouse