Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Jackson's 7 Month Update

Didn't I just post Jax's 6 month update?!

Where has this month gone??


This has been a crazy busy month with lots of new and exciting adventures for our boy. Jackson is seriously the perfect baby; he's laid back, always smiling, and sleeps like an angel. He brings so much joy to our lives and I can't imagine life without him.

Here's what we've been up to this month:

Weight: 17 lbs. (50%)

Length: 28 1/2 inches (75%)

Nicknames: Jax, Stinker, Bubbas, Fun Size Brandon, Kiddo, Cheeks

Wearing: Mostly 9 Month clothes & Size 3 diapers.

Sleep: He's still an excellent sleeper (since he's sleeping with us..)! A friend turned us on to breathable crib bumpers so we bought one and plan to start crib training soon.. just like every other month

Jax likes: Bitsy, little kids/babies, phones, rolling around, talking, mommy's slippers, being interacted with, peek-a-boo, story time at B&N, weekly music class at the library, books, running errands, "helping" with laundry & dishes, Sesame Street, eating big boy food, when daddy gets home from work.

Jax dislikes: Being left alone for too long, being tired, when Bitsy sits just out of his reach, being bored, loud noises.

Food: We're eating solids! I've been feeding Jax solids at lunch time and so far he seems to really like it. His favorites so far are Greek yogurt, banana, Greek yogurt with carrot, pretzels, and pickles. I'm hoping to begin incorporating more finger foods into his diet in the next week.

Mom & Dad's Favorite Things: How funny & laid back he is, his giant smile first thing in the morning, listening to his jabbers and giggles, and watching him explore the world around him.

Teeth: Nada. I thought for sure his two bottom teeth were poking through but they haven't.. Poor drooly guy!

Happenings: First weekly story time at B&N; first non-family babysitter; first time on the (golf) course; Uncle Joey's 21st birthday; first real foods; first 4th of July; lots of family time with Grammy, Papa Tony, Uncle Joey, Great Aunt Nancy & Uncle Rolf, Great Aunt Brigette & Uncle Ed, and cousins; first weekly music class at the library; meeting cousins Sam, Sydney, & Scott; lunch with Julianne, Taylor, and his new friend Daniel. 

~I can't get over how sweet and good-natured Jax is! I was severely colicky and needy as a baby/toddler (which I am often reminded of by my parents..) and thought for sure that I'd have the mother's curse and would end up with a difficult baby. Jackson is the exact opposite of that, thank goodness! He smiles at everyone, hardly ever cries (except in church--it never fails!), and is easy to entertain. He really is the perfect baby! 

~We celebrated Jackson's first 4th of July with my parents, brother, Aunt Nancy, Uncle Rolf, and dear family friends--it was a lovely evening! Jim & Ilse (our friends) hosted us at their beautiful home; we spent the entire evening in their HGTV-esque backyard and enjoyed lots of good food & drinks, laughter, and fireworks. My little social butterfly loved siting on everyone's lap (and by social butterfly, I mean Jax--not Brandon), listening to Jim play the harmonica (adorable video below), staring at the fire pit, and gazing up at the colorful fireworks. 
Also: Jax is now (kind of) sitting up on his own.
~As I previously mentioned, I've started taking Jax to story time at Barnes & Noble every Monday and to music class at the library every Thursday--I'm pretty sure it's the highlight of both our weeks! Jax loves watching and interacting with other kids and I like being able to get out of the house for a bit and talk to other moms. I have also decided that the cutest thing ever is when a toddler sees "Baby" (Jax) and comes over to talk to him/pet his hair/smile at him; Jax and I both always get a huge kick out of it! 

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Blogger Template By Designer Blogs