Monday, July 28, 2014

Six months old... And some

Ok.. so actually you are almost 7 months old, but to be fair, you were closer to 6 months old when I started this post! Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know, I'm not too good at this blogging thing. But now that we got that out of the way lets look at what you have been up to this month... and a half!
At the doctor, on July 18th, you weighed 14 lbs 1 oz and you were 25.5 inches long! Though you are small, the doctor was really impressed with how you are developing. She said you doing things that six month old babies are doing when you should only be doing that of a 4 month old. You've been a strong boy from the beginning, when you were one week old and weighed all of 3 lbs, you were turning your head back and forth in your incubator! Nothing you do will ever surprise us!
We have been really busy again this month, we have only been home one weekend since the first week in June. We have been to the lake multiple times and took a trip to Raleigh to meet Momma's best friends from college. We are at the Outer Banks right now with Daddy's family, I promise to write a post all about that when we get back!
There have been lots of changes this month. Since you have been sleeping so well at night, we decided to move you over to your crib in your nursery. You did a great job, it went WAY better than I ever thought it would! You will sleep between 6-8 hours before you wake up and then you will go back to sleep for another 3-4 hours. Momma also went back to work for teacher work days in June which means that you started to stay with Miss Amy. We are so lucky to have found Miss Amy's in-home daycare! You are one of five kiddos that she takes care of and you are the only boy. All of the little girls LOVE you! When we walk in in the morning, they all scream and call out "Jackon's here!!" The smaller two girls can't say your name yet, so they just call you "baby, baby." When I put you down, they all crowd around and touch your legs and feet, but first they ask Miss Amy if they can "pet" you! Its too cute! 
Summertime means the start of volleyball for Momma and you have spent a lot of time in the gym with me this summer! You LOVE watching the girls play volleyball, and the girls LOVE you! You are the biggest flirt I have ever seen, all you do is smile at all of your girlfriends and you get passed around from girl to girl, you love the attention!
You have really progressed this month developmentally. You started rolling over all of a sudden, and now its all that you do. At first you went from your belly to your back, and within a week you were rolling from your back to your belly. You struggled for a while because your shoulder/arm would get stuck under your body. This week you have really progressed and you roll over with ease, I still haven't gotten a good video yet, but I will! You are also doing a great job with grabbing things with both hands and moving it from one hand to the other. You are also grabbing Momma's hair and pulling it from time to time, ouch! 

Like father, like son
Tummy time with Molly-dog, you love to watch her
Sweet shades
First Dash game
First trip to the Reagan gym, getting ready for volleyball season
Lake with Daddy and Momma


Napping under the trees by the boat dock
Dig This Volleyball Camp at Reagan
You loveee Allie and Natalie
Ball boy
No more paci, all about sucking on  my pointer finger now
LOVE to swim in heated pools
Big boy sleeping in your room
Chewing on your finger
On the way to Raleigh!



Raleigh with Momma's best friends!

USA! USA! Cheering during the World Cup!
Chillin' on the boat
Happy Independence Day!
Decided to poop the moment I took your picture with Nana
Afternoon snooze with Daddy
Happy Birthday Daddy!!!

LOVE your baths
Look how big you have gotten! That preemie outfit was big on you when you were one month old!
Trying to roll over

First jeep ride to the farmers market!
You have the funniest facial expressions!
Big stretch
You boys love to sit around with your shirts off!
Back in the gym!
Momma's big helper

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Busy, Busy Month

Well, well, well, where do I begin? I have seen you grow in so many ways this month, and of course this was the month I decided to take a hiatus from blogging! I'm going to have to be as short and sweet as possible because this is the fifth time I've tried to write this post over the last month, and I've sat down an additional three different times today. I'm bound and determined to finish RIGHT now!
( I didn't finish right then, it took another 24 hours...)

As of June 1, your adjusted age is 10 weeks, you weigh 12 lbs., 24" long, you wear 3 month clothes and we are using up the last of your size 1 diapers! In the last month, you...
Started to breastfeed- every 2-3 hours during the day, every 4-6 hours at night. woohoo!!
Smile, goo and gaa a lot! Its the sweetest thing ever!
Are a busy, busy boy! Your arms and legs are always moving a mile a minute.
Have started to loose your hair on the top and back of your head, you've got a real cool horseshoe style going on.
Have started to recognize Momma and Daddy's faces, and your grandparents' voices.
Like to look out windows, at ceiling fans, and love to feel the wind on your face.
Still love the car, most of the time you fall asleep, but more and more I see you just looking out the window or sun roof. 
Turn your head and follow Molly when she walks by you, this week you laughed at her when she was scratching her neck.
Love to lay under your play mat and swing at your animals, you are getting pretty good at it, too.
LOVE your excersaucer (jumper) even though you are too small for it (I rigged it with a box under your feet and a blanket stuffed around you for support). You are currently being entertained by it right now so I can finish this post, video below!
Only cry when you are hungry, tired (you started rubbing your eyes this week, super cute), or you want to look around.
When you do get upset, you have big crocodile tears and turn up your bottom lip. Its. pitiful. 
Suck on your fist to soothe yourself, and you've started to drool.
Still get the hiccups at least once a day.
Like to sit up like a big boy either propped up over a shoulder, in your bumbo seat, someone's lap, or in between the sofa cushions.
Have spit up in my hair, on my face, and on 90% of my sleepwear... 
Will only let me trim your nails when you are asleep... don't know if that counts as letting me though?
Will sometimes find the TV when its on, so we are having to turn you away or turn it off... sheesh!
Go to work out with Momma three days a week. You either sleep or dance the whole time.
Met your cousins, Uncle Tim, Aunt Liz, and your great grandparents on the Crews side.
Got your four month shots, it was pretty pitiful. It was the first and only time (so far) I've felt truly helpless when trying to care for you. 
Celebrated my first Mother's day, I love being your Momma!
Went to Hilton Head with the Wood clan, your Nana planned the trip after we told her we were expecting you. I think she just wanted a guaranteed week with you all to herself. You are still trying to get used to the lack of attention you are getting... poor baby. 

I think thats it for now, I'm sure I've missed something! I can't believe you are almost five months old, but then again its hard to remember our life before you arrived. We love you, sweet boy!!




First big smile caught on camera

Go Apps!
Napping with Molly
Love being nakey

Working out with momma
Love sitting on Papa's knee
Lost your paci
chunky cheeks
Go hokies!
Talking to daddy
You went with me to vote in the May primary


Met daddy for lunch one afternoon
You love sleeping on daddy
BIG smile

Love sleeping on momma, too




So sweet

Meeting Trey and Charlotte!!
Meeting Uncle Tim, sorry Aunt Liz, I didn't get a pic of you?!?

Four generations of Crews men

Maw-maw and Paw-paw

Mothers Day... dang I look tired, ha!

My favorite picture of the two of us
You love your mimi
pre-shots
post-shots :(
You look like a sumo wrestler!
you are getting to be a BIG guy
On the way to Hilton Head, you did great! Slept there and back, only needed one stop each trip!
Silly sun hat!
First trip to the pool
Toes in the pool
Hanging with Papa poolside 
Nana dressed you, cool breeze!
My boys
Our family
Loved having your toes in the sand!
Meeting momma's cousins, Uncle Mark and Aunt Cathy!
Thank you for driving all the way from Charleston!!
The whole Wood clan!
All smiles, all the time
First baseball game, went to cheer on our alma mater in the final four game
Nakey boys
Welcoming great granddaddy home from the hospital!
Love your bumbo
and your excersaucer...
told you!
Look at that head control!
Looking at Molly... notice the hair style...
videoTalking to daddy!
Jump around!
video