11.29.2009

Milestones

Jackson has changed SO MUCH in just the last week or 2. He is up on all fours, rocking back and forth, and scooting forwards. I wouldn't say he is crawling yet, but he's not too far from that.

He has 2 teeth! They are both on the bottom. I tried to get a good picture of it, but this is as good as it gets. If you look closely, you can see the two white teeth on the bottom, middle.

Our chunky monkey is still eating like a champ! And speaking of eating...guess who can feed himself his bottle now??!!


11.19.2009

7 months old!

I wish I had a recent picture of Jackson, but I haven't been good about taking photos lately. The latest pictures we have are from Halloween. I'll have to get better about this, because our baby is growing up and changing so much.

Today, Jackson is 7 months old! And the biggest news lately is...he has his first tooth! It's the bottom, left tooth in the very front. The right one is also about to break through any day now. I'll attempt to take a picture soon, although he usually isn't very cooperative with showing his gums.

He is still learning and discovering new things each day. He loves his new sitter, Amy, and is having so much fun playing with Leah & Logan. Every morning that I've dropped him off, he's always had HUGE smiles for Amy and the kiddos. I just love it! You can tell he is having a great time.

Happy 7 month birthday, Jackson! You bring more joy to our lives than we ever thought possible. We love you VERY much, and cannot wait to see all that you learn this month!
Love, Mommy & Daddy

11.15.2009

Jackson's new sitter

Scott and I have been incredibly fortunate & blessed to have my mom watching Jackson ever since I went back to work in June. Jackson LOVES his Nanna, and my mom has enjoyed keeping him as well. You can tell they have such a strong bond...it is so sweet. Recently, my mom's back has been hurting her quite a bit...and it was time to find someone else to take care of our sweet boy. My mom will still watch him on Wednesday mornings, which I know she is really excited about.

At first, I was a mess - anxious about finding the perfect place for Jackson. I knew that I was not comfortable taking him to a daycare facility, so I started asking around to see if people knew of any nannies, or in-home day cares. I really started praying about it, asking God to find the right place for Jackson, and that my fears and worries would subside.

I'm not even kidding, within 1 day, I received a response back from Scott's cousin, Amy Davis, and she volunteered herself as a sitter! Amy was in the in-home daycare business before she moved to Coppell, and is such an amazing woman. She always has a smile on her face. She has such passion for life, her family, and her faith. I could not have asked for a better answer to my prayer. She has two precious children of her own, Leah & Logan...and I am SO excited I'll be getting to see more of her & her sweet family!!

Tomorrow is Jackson's first day at the Davis' house. Here are a few sweet pictures of Amy's visit to see Jackson when he was first born.

Amy w/ Jackson @ 1 month old

Amy's adorable little girl - Leah

I didn't get any pictures of Logan while they were at our house...so I'll have to get one of him so you can see how adorable he is!

11.03.2009

Growing up too fast!

Jackson's 6 month checkup was a few weeks ago...I've been terrible at posting lately. He weighed in at 20 lbs. 7 oz. , and is 27 1/2 in. long. He's 90th %ile for both weight and height. We're loving every second with him!
He is changing a lot right now. He has new mannerisms almost everyday, and is learning all kinds of stuff. He can pretty much sit up by himself - we just stay close by in case he gets excited, and falls down. He is army crawling, and trying to figure out how to get up on all fours. He has learned how to shake his head "no", although I'm not sure if he knows exactly what he's doing. He sure likes to do it when he doesn't want something, so I think he understands at least a little. His 2 bottom front teeth are ready to push through any day now, you can see how white they are through the skin. This has caused quite the fussiness, and we've been best friends with teethers, Hyland's teething tablets, and Tylenol.

Enjoy a few recent pictures of our precious boy!

Practicing w/ his sippy cup

Hanging w/ Miss Jacqueline on her birthday!

Playing with one of his favorite toys

Our little lion

I was sick on Halloween...so we didn't get to go anywhere as planned. But we dressed Jackson up in his costume, and got to take some fun pictures w/ the grandparents as well. Here's our sweet little lion on his first Halloween. :)