Monday, September 27, 2010

Two Months!!




Wow, Jack Jack...you are getting so big!
These last two months with you have gone so fast,
I'm sure we will always feel this way about watching you grow.
What have you been up to the last month?
Well, a lot has changed!

You no longer have a big bald spot on the top of your head, you have finally sprouted some very fine brown hair~its too cute.
And when we look at you, I swear you grow before our eyes.
Last month your head was kind of slender,
but now your face and cheeks have filled out
and your little head is perfectly round like a Cabbage Patch Kid.

Speaking of filling out, you now have rolls everywhere!
Your ankles, wrists and arms are all so chubby.
Packing on all that weight must tire you out,
but we don't mind since you have started sleeping between 4-6 hours through the night.
YAY!!
Mom has gained some sanity back:)

You are wearing 3-6 month clothes, but not for long...
some of your outfits are now 6-12 months.
You have started to sit up in your bumbo chair and swing,
mommy loves these things too because it gives her arms a nice break.

Tummy time is either fun or torture, depending on the day
but when you have had "enough" of anything or are about to flip out,
you like to warn us by kicking your legs really fast back and forth, especially the right one.

The other day we had your 2 month checkup,
the doctor walked in, took one look at you and stopped in his tracks.
"Wow," he said, "That is what a 4 months looks like, not a two month old!"
And sure enough, you weighed in at 14.5 pounds which is in the 95% percentile...
your carseat is getting heavy!
We wish we could freeze time and enjoy these days more.
Daddy comes home and you read a book together.
I know it won't be too long before you are able to really follow along.
I'm enjoying each day as it comes with you because these days are just going so quickly...

Soon enough you'll be sitting up and then moving...
I am not ready for that yet!

Friday, September 24, 2010

The end of summer...

At Grand Haven with Dad
Great Grandpa isn't used to crying babies!

So big in the bumbo chair & smiling as Sophie nudges his toes...
In just a few days, Jack will be two months old.
Everyone says that time goes so quickly with a baby,
and truly it does.
There are the days that drag by as we get used to our new routine,
and Jack cries enough where I sometimes join him.
But mostly we have settled into our new sense of normal,
and I can hardly believe that summer has come to an end.

Since my last blog, Jack has started to smile and laugh...
we take trips in the car and he stays asleep in his car seat. For this I am so grateful~he travels well.
We even made a trip to the east side of the state to shop at Sommerset & see Aunt Heidi and also to Muskegon to meet Great Grandpa.
And summer would not be complete without a trip to Grand Haven. Although, Jack wasn't too impressed with the beautiful view I'm sure next summer we'll have to drag him home!

I waited forever for this summer to arrive. Now we get to watch the leaves fall and visit apple orchards and watch football, all with our newest addition.
Sigh.
I am not ready for it to get cold,
this is where I really begin to miss California and the constant sun with temps in the 70's...not to mention that out there I wouldn't have to guess at what size winter clothes to buy for our little chunky monkey:)
Who happens to have his two month doctor visit in just a week,
we might have to have a contest to see what he weighs in at!