Thursday, May 22, 2014

Jackson's 5 Month Update!

It's May 22nd.

Our little guy is 5 months old today.

He'll be half a year old in one month.


Jax is such a sweet and funny little guy who grows and learns a little bit more each and every day. We're going to introduce him to rice cereal tomorrow so there's even more changes coming for our growing boy (his Dr. told us at his 4 month well check that we could start whenever--I wasn't quite ready then but figured it would be good to introduce him to it before our family vacation next month).. I don't think I'm ready for all of this!
He was being so cute.. I couldn't pick just one!
Distracted by the cat (more on that in a sec..)
Weight: 15.5 lbs (taken on bathroom scale)

Length: 26.5 in.

Nicknames: Jax, Jack, Stinker, Kiddo, Pumpkin/Punkin (both his Mimi Carol & Nana call him that), Bubbas, Jacksie, Jackie, Bubs, Buddy

Wearing: 6 & 9 month (depends on the brand). 

Sleep: We're still co-sleeping.. but he's starting to nap really well (by himself!) in his Rock & Play so we're going to try getting him to sleep in there during the night, too. We tried doing that last Friday night but he woke up and I couldn't stand it, brought him back into bed with us, and haven't tried it again since.. I'm working on my willpower (I know it'll be better for him, Brandon, and me in the long run)..

Jax likes: Lullabies, laughing, trying to roll over, being rocked, bath time, reading, being talked to/interacted with, tickles, long walks, watching mommy cook/clean, car rides, being outside, kicking, tummy time, Daddy (he LOVES looking at Brandon/touching his beard/playing with him--he thinks his dad is pretty cool!), cuddles.

Jax dislikes: Not being able to roll over, teething, dirty diapers, being hungry, loud noises, big crowds, being in one place for too long, having his fingernails trimmed, not being apart of whatever is going on (I have his cushy chair in the kitchen so he can watch me cook/clean).

Mom & Dad's Favorite Things: His laugh, how he mimics us, his beautiful eyes, how big his personality already his, how happy he is in the morning/when he first wakes up from nap.

Teeth: I see something white under his bottom gums.. I'm not sure if it's a tooth or not but I'd hope so with as much as he slobbers/chews on everything in sight. Poor baby!

Happenings: Two visits from Auntie Abby (once with his buddy, Ben and once with Jason); family pictures; Mommy being sick for the first time since Jax was born; Mommy's new job; Uncle Ryan's (my best friend's hubby) graduation party; lots of clothes shopping for summer; meeting Diane (mom's best friend) for the first time; first Mother's Day; lots of visits with Mimi, Papa, Uncle Joey, Great Aunt Nancy, & Great Uncle Rolf; first Rockies game.

~Jax and I took Uncle Joey to two of his eye appointments this month (both the same day--it was a mess and I felt so bad for my brother..) and everyone at the specialist's office stopped us to talk to Jax and tell us how sweet he is. He was such a trooper that entire day (considering he didn't get his afternoon nap) and was all smiles and jabbers for everyone; the specialist was a hoot and wanted to hold him (she was maybe 4'10.. Jax looked like he was about as tall as she way)! 

(why did I put so many parenthesis in that last paragraph?)

~Jax has started to notice Bitsy and it is the cutest thing ever! He wasn't too sure about her at first (I would hold his hand out so that Bits would come up to sniff it/rub up against it) but now he's comfortable with her and likes watching her and pulling fist fulls of fur out of her.. Needless to say, Bitsy doesn't get too close anymore.

We're leaving for our big family vacation two weeks from today and we couldn't be more excited! We're heading to St. Louis for our dear friend's wedding and then going to Branson for a few days to celebrate my parent's 25th wedding anniversary--it's going to be so much fun! We also get to see Mamma Nanc, my Aunt Judy & Uncle George, and Uncle Denny & Aunt Jean during the trip--I just love our family and can't wait for everyone to meet Jax (we have lots of family who haven't been able to yet).


  1. Thanks, Gal pal--we think he's pretty special :)

  2. SOOOO cute! And total FAIL on my part - I thought his shirt said, "KNOCK UP YOUR DAUGHTERS"....Oh I died when I realized I'm a bad skimmer.


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