Friday, June 18, 2010

Moving Forward

For a while now, Jack has been crawling backwards, pushing, pulling, scooting etc to get around...as of Monday...he is crawling forward!!! :) It is just so neat to watch him learn new things. He is very good at standing on his feet with his hands on the floor, I think he will be walking soon! :)



Tuesday, June 8, 2010

8 months old!

I know, I know...I haven't posted anything in over 2 months!!! It is horrible! So, I will do another blog post "catch-up" and hopefully (fingers crossed) I will not let another 2 months go by without a post! :)

The boys are both doing great and growing and changing all the time! Ross is out of school for the summer now and it is hard to believe that he will be going into 2nd grade in just a few months! Our summer plans include: swimming, park, zoo, playing with friends, guitar lessons, and hopefully a family vacation! I have great memories of many family vacations as a kid and Derek and I both hope to make special memories with our boys as well! Even though I am not "out for the summer" and I don't have "vacation time" etc, I still am very excited about summer! Not much will change for my schedule with Jack but this is the first summer that I will be home when we have Ross and I am very excited about all the fun things I have planned for us!

Jack is 8 months old now and he has changed SO much! In addition to all the things I posted in his 6 month update, he is now clapping, going from being on his hands and knees to sitting on his bottom (so cute to watch!), playing with lots of different toys and figuring out how to "work" them, he is NOT crying in the car anymore (well, maybe every once in a while...but definitely a HUGE improvement), he is able to get anywhere he wants to go by gliding, pushing, pulling, rocking, spinning himself around etc! Jack isn't crawling yet but he is SO close, he can crawl backwards but hasn't quite got down how to move forward yet...it won't be long! He is eating 4 bottles at 6-7oz each daily plus baby food, which now includes meat! We have also been giving him some table-food in VERY tiny pieces. He has had green beans, tomato (w/o skin), cantaloupe, squash...basically anything that is soft and non-dairy. I always take some out before adding any seasonings or butter. He seems to love everything so far! We are still working on naps, some days are better than others but I am not giving up! He still sleeps wonderfully at night (7pm-ish to 7am-ish). He said Momma several times about a month ago and hasn't said it since! My parents watched him one night for us so we could go on a date and they told us he said dadda too! We have heard him almost say it ourselves! :) Makes my heart smile!

We went on our first camping trip as a family of four over the weekend, it was an ADVENTURE! Aunt Natalie joined us when she got off work. I am not much of a "camper" but I do enjoy "playing" at the park. I just don't care about staying the night in the woods! I realize that camping in an RV is not "roughing" it for most people, but it is for me!! We encountered bugs, raccoons and a snake! Needless to say, I spent most of my time inside with Jack! We even locked ourselves out of the RV at one point and had to lift Ross up to a window that only he could fit through so he could unlock the door! Besides all that, we had a wonderful time playing games, fishing, riding bikes, cooking out, roasting marshmallows, and just spending time with each other! We will definitely go again!





Friday, April 9, 2010

My baby is 6 months old today!!!

****I forgot to mention how much Jack hates the car and I mean he really despises it! He cries almost everytime we are in it! I am hoping that he will grow out of it soon! I don't think any of us will ever forget how much he doesn't like it but I wanted to add it to the blog just in case! ;)********

Jack is 6 months old and here is what he is up to these days:

He is now sitting, eating a wide variety of baby foods (all of which he LOVES...this child was born to EAT!!!), rolling back and forth (he has been doing this for a while now), playing with his toys, he now enjoys bath time (whew!), he smiles all the time, LOVES to jump in his jumperoo, tries to feed himself with his spoon and holds his own bottle (for short periods of time), talks to us with all his sweet baby sounds and tries to imitate our facial expressions, he grabs anything we have in our hands if it is food or drink related, sleeps 12 hours at night and naps maybe twice during the day for a max of 30 minutes each...yeah...we are working on this one still! Jack still loves to chew on anything that gets near his face including his hands and has recently really taken to sucking his thumb. He never really liked the pacifier and still doesn't. He is eating 7oz of formula 4 or 5 times a day and 2 full containers of fruits/veggies as well. We have his 6 month check-up on Wednesday so I will post his weight/measurements then! Jack's favorite song is If you are happy and you know it! He grins from ear to ear when I sing it, absolutely loves the clapping part and even if he is fussy or crying, I can usually calm him down by singing it! (I don't sing well at all so it must be my enthusiasm that he loves so much! lol :) We can't go anywhere without someone commenting on his size! lol, this kids rolls have rolls! ;) I adore every one of them and I know that once he is crawling and walking those sweet little rolls with disappear! We have been enjoying this wonderful weather by spending time at the zoo and park with friends and family!






Monday, February 22, 2010

Hello Stranger!!!

WOW! Has it really been 3 months since my last post??? So much has changed around here! Jack is getting SO big! He is 4 1/2 months old! At his 4 month check up he weighed 17lb 3 oz! Such a big boy! He is smiling, cooing, gurgling, drooling, grabbing, pulling, jumping in his jumper, chewing on his hands, chewing on anything that gets near his face(he dives for anything and "attacks" it), staring at his hands, scooting on his back and ALMOST rolling over! I say almost because his little arm is all that is keeping him from going over! I have moved it for him and helped him roll but he hasn't done it all by himself yet! It won't be long though! He is also eating rice cereal now and drinking apple juice! He LOVES it...we knew he would! He is still spitting out more than he swallows with the cereal but he is definitely on his way! He loves his jumper and he LOVES talking to his "friends" (the animals on his bedding, the animals on his jumper and bouncer...any animal really)! It is so cute, he just stares at them and coos and wiggles! Jack sleeps through the night (and he has for a while now). He goes down anywhere from 10-11pm and sleeps until 7am or so. The last few days he has slept until 9:30am!!! WOO-HOO!!! :) He does not like to nap during the day...we are working on that! We are just so in love with him!!!

Ross is doing great! He learned how to ride his bike without anyone helping him or holding onto him! He is so proud of himself and we are proud of him too! He helps out so much with Jack and is just a sweetheart! It is hard to believe that he is 7 1/2!!! He is so entertaining, the stories he tells and the things he says keep Derek and I laughing! He wanted to go on a "date" with me recently so just he and I went to dinner together. We walked to a little Italian restaurant close to our house. He gave me some chocolates and ordered for me and everything! It was SO cute! He also paid(with Derek's debit card)! lol We had great conversations about everything from what he wants to be when he grows up(a spy) to how girls treat him like he is a pancake...yeah...I had to ask for an explanation on that one!!

Derek and I just recently celebrated our 4th wedding anniversary (this is how we met). He surprised me with a night on the town!! We had planned to celebrate on the Saturday following our anniversary...or so I thought!! I thought we would be just going to dinner somewhere and maybe a movie. He had been planning all along to take me out on our actual anniversary. He arranged for his mom to be here to watch the boys, he bought me two new dresses to choose from for our date, white roses, a sweet card, a limo (he had our wedding dvd playing in the limo, champagne,and reservations at a romantic restaurant. It was the best night ever!!! I felt like a princess! I thought I was being sweet by getting him some new shirts and bringing home a Papa Murphy's pizza!! :) I have to say he was probably just as excited about the pizza as I was about the limo!!! lol ;)

I hope to try to update this blog more! You might think that because I stay at home, I would have all the time in the world to blog...well...I should! lol, really though..I hope to make more time for it! I will be attaching pictures of the boys and our date as soon as I get my camera back! I left it in the limo...OOPS! It will probably be picture overload so I will do a few posts of just pictures!