Sunday, September 28, 2008

Eleven weeks old!! oh yea and Roll tide Roll!!!

Jackson says, "Touchdown Bama"!!

Well Jackson is currently celebrating his 11 week birthday with a BIG bottle of milk complete with cereal. As you might have guessed Jackson likes to eat. He likes it so much that when I took him to be weighed last week (when I had to go to the dr.) he was up to 13 lbs 9 oz. So in 2 and a half weeks he gained from 12 lbs 2 oz. He is a growing boy! He has grown so much that we have had to adjust the size of Jackson's favorite place to be.... attached to me in his baby bjorn. At at almost 14 lbs I am getting quite a workout carrying him. But as I have said before I love to have him next to me he it is the sweetest thing.
He has also started to babble much more this week. He makes tons of sounds and laughs more too. I read that it is good to mimic the sounds back to him and I have been doing this and sometimes he mimics me back. Its really cute. I also think that it is important to actually talk to your baby. Jackson loves for you to talk to him. And I am sure some of you know I love to talk to we are a perfect match!! It is actually great to talk to him. I can tell him anything and he just looks at me. He is the perfect chatting companion because he doesn't blab any secret I tell him, he doesn't talk when I talk, and best of all he thinks I am always right! haha!!

Now this blog can't come and go without me at least mentioning the Bama vs. Georgia game!! Wow what a game. I have said for so long that I wanted to go to that game, but so far I have not had it in me to leave Jackson for more than a few hours so it was not an option this time. But of course we watched the game in complete game day attire. Jackson wore his new Bama bib from our friend Law (and Hunter). Maybe its a lucky bib!! We debated taking Jackson to a game this year but we have decided to take him to the Bama vs. Kentucky game this coming Saturday in Tuscaloosa. Right now we are very excited about this (we will see how we feel come about the 4th quarter of the game)!! I am sure you will see lots of pictures next week. Just wish us luck....

In addition, I want to say I met someone I only knew via blogging Saturday. Her husband and Chad are the same age but Brooke has a blog and we met via myspace and then added each others blog. It was really neat for me to met someone it seemed like I already knew. I guess there are many ways to make new friends!!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Double digits

Jackson in his new Bama shirt watch the Tide Roll over the Hogs! (thanks Amanda for the picts)
Oh yea my little guy has dimples!! And he is not afraid to use them!!!

Jackson has hit the double digit mark he is now 10 weeks old! Sometimes it seems like he has been here so much longer and sometimes it just seems like yesterday that I was pregnant and miserable!! But never the less he is here happy and healthy and filling our lives with so much joy!

I really must enjoy this blog thing or I am crazy one! Because right now to type this blog we are sitting in the public library in Scottsboro Jackson is hooked to me in his Baby Bjorn (the best gift I have ever given myself)! Our computer crashed about 2 weeks ago and thankfully it is still under the extended warranty I insisted should be purchased! So for the past few weeks we have been either going to Memaw's or to the library for most of our Internet needs. However I do have limited Internet on my phone so that has helped out a little. (At least it helped Chad to be able to read his Bama message boards). It almost would have been easier to just not blog but I made the decision to blog and I am going to stick with it. I am never sure who if anyone reads the blog but nevertheless I blog on. Maybe it's mostly for me, I went back a few weeks ago and read my 1st few blogs and I actually enjoyed it.... I however did not like the pictures of me being huge but hey it's all part of the process!!

This past weekend was very busy for all of us Friday night we went to eat with MeMaw and Papa in Guntersville. Saturday Jackson's "uncle" Tim and "aunt" Amanda came over for a day long football watching event! And on Sunday Jackson stayed at MeMaw's and we went to Huntsville. Everyone has always said we are on the go a lot and we are! And having Jackson has not really changed that except we have more things to take with us when we go!! So far he has been great every time we are in a restaurant and he loves to be around people. At least as long as Mommy is close by! We are so lucky to have so many people around that love him!! Stay tuned for more of our busy, crazy, fun, and happy life!!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

2 months already!

I can't believe that he is already two months old. I am really enjoying my time with him. He is changing so much every day and I am so glad that I am getting to see all of his changes firsthand. He is going through a phase of being a Mommy's boy big time! He has been really attached to me lately. Now don't get me wrong nothing makes me feel better than to know that my little guy wants me, but he can really wear me down sometimes. Chad is still so helpful and I really could not do it without him. He sometimes gets the bad end of the deal because he ends up with Jackson when he is screaming. But he has found that Jackson's favorite thing to do with his Daddy is to stand up and watch TV. (as you will notice he is having a bad hair day in this picture)
He also likes to sit in the corner of the couch and watch tv. He looks like such a little man in this picture.

Jackson celebrated his 2 month birthday yesterday with a trip to Huntsville to meet Tim and Amanda and watch the Bama game at Wings.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

8 weeks of pure joy!

Before I start the bulk of this weeks blog I wanted to share a picture that is very special to me. Here is Jackson with one of his Great-Grandmothers. Gran Gran loves Jackson so much and Jackson is so lucky to have her in his life! They say Grandparents spoil their grand kids well Great - Grandparents really spoil them especially with kisses!

Although most of you well know living with an 8 week old can be chaotic but it is wonderful chaos. Jackson is the most amazing little guy and he has truly filled our lives with so much joy. His personality is really starting to take shape. He is calm and easy going most of the time. He must get that from his Daddy. The exception to being calm and easy going is when he wants food. He is the most impatient little guy ever and can have a heck of a temper when he wants a bottle. I guess that he gets that part from me. haha!! He really smiles a lot these days and he is staying awake much more now. It is such a joy for us to watch him grow and change so quickly. As I have said many times I do want him to grow and develop but I also want him to stay my little angel. I am just going to try to take in as much as I can of him each and every day and cherish the wonderful time when we are together.

Jackson showing his happy laid back side.

Jackson showing his temper.

Jackson went to his 2 month check up this past week. He is growing like a little weed. He is up to 12 lbs 2 oz. He actually shrunk a 1/2 inch since his last visit but I have never thought that they measured babies in the most scientific way. I mean it is 2008 and the best we can do is stretch a baby and place marks on a piece of paper.... Oh well anyway he is in the 75% for weight and I feel really good about this. It is nice to get some validation that you are doing things right. He got his 1st shot ever during this visit because we decided to delay his vaccinations. (Meaning he will have all his shots prior to starting school at 5, but he will not have them all by18 months like most children.) And like most parents we hated seeing that needle going into his leg. I mean the needle looks like it is big enough to go through his leg, but I guess it is just part of the deal. It is so wonderful to have such a healthy little one that I can worry about how long his 1st needle stick is and not anything serious. I guess knowing that so many children are not as lucky really puts things in perspective.... We are truly blessed!!!

Jackson at his Dr.s appointment Friday

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

I am so happy about these

About 2 weeks ago a friend of mine (Ashley Colon) came over to our house and took some wonderful pictures of Jackson and our family. I wanted some pictures that were not the standard photographer shots and she was able to get exactly what I wanted. She took so much time with Jackson and us. You all know children get hungry, fussy, and tired during pictures. Ashley waited through all of these circumstances and got some wonderful pictures because of it. Here are some of the pictures I could not begin to put them all on here but I hope you like these -- I sure do!

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