Sunday, 13 April 2008

A Very Busy Week..or Two

Sorry I didn't blog sooner. The weeks just got away from me.

On the 7th, the Jayhawks pulled out an awesome victory over Memphis. We got together with Denise, Lee, Valerie, Roy, and Quentin. It was a lot of fun to be together. Jack even managed to fall asleep, but I woke him up when I slammed a chair on the floor (not even sure how I ended up with the chair in my hand). I am sure that we will be telling him stories for years to come.

On the 10th, we had our "last" lunch date with Andrea. We miss her, but hope that she enjoys Austin. We are sure that her house will provide a great place for summer trips.

My 29th birthday came and went. We tried a new Mexican resteraunt that had delicious tortillas. My students in my Tuesday/Thursday class and my aide went together to give me a great frame and a gift certificate to get our family picture taken. We went on Sunday and had a blast. Your pictures should be arriving shortly.

We put him in his Jumparoo for the first time last week. He loves it! It is one of his favotite activities. He is also loving the fact that it has warmed up enough to have all the fans on. He loves to just lays there and smiles at the lights as the fan swirls above him.

We also went out the lake on Sunday. It was very peaceful. We aren't exactly sure that we were on our property, as things aren't really marked well. However, we enjoyed our picnic and got some great outdoor shots of Jack. It is really the first time that he was able to spend a good chunk of time outside since he has been born.

Yesterday, he had his first observed roll over yesterday. He went from his tummy to his back. He is close to going from back to belly, but he gets stuck on his side and he's content there.

I will try to be better about blogging. This next month will be a bit busy :D

Friday, 4 April 2008

Jack's a Joker

As most of you know, Nick loves April Fool's Day. He was so busy with work this year that he did not manage to pull one over on me. However, Jack, being the good son that he is, let one go. He hadn't pooped in a couple days and somehow managed to let it all go while sitting on my lap. I didn't realize how many crevices his little body had until I was trying to clean the poo out of them. Not a pleasant surprise before cooking dinner.

Jack is getting closer to rolling over. He has managed to do with some small assistance from the couch. Luckily, it was just rolling closer to the back, but I know it is coming soon.

We just finished watching KU give it to UNC. Jack kept wanting to fall asleep the first half, but Nick and I couldn't be quiet enough for him to get all the way asleep. During a rough part of the game, we were sullen enough that he was able to nurse himself to sleep. He was wearing his Jersey that Grandma Denise got him for Easter, so we will make sure that he will be re-wearing it for the Monday championship game.

I have posted some new pics that I just love of him over on Flickr. I have been wanting to capture his bag fat lip for sometime but never seem to have the camera handy when he is at it. We were trying to take some pictures of him in his jersey and Barley kept getting in the way. When I disciplined Barley, he leapt over (and kinda on) Jack. It scared him and so Nick was able to get the picture. I think it's just so darn cute! I know that's horrible of me, but there's just something about it.

Rock Chalk!

Tuesday, 1 April 2008

11 Weeks Old

Things are rolling smoothly here. Jack is growing and changing each day. He is becoming more aware of his hands and is batting at his toys. It is so exciting for him when he actually makes contact. He loves the bottom of his wiggle caterpillar because it is spotted, black and white.

When we had lunch with Andrea today, he actually lifted his head from the laying down position. It wasn't very far or for very long, but it was a skill I had never seen him do. It is amazing the little things that they learn.

I have started reading The No-Cry Sleep Solution by Elizabeth Pantley. Jack is starting to have more trouble falling asleep on his own without nursing first. I really want him to develop healthy sleep patterns, but I can't do the "cry it out" theory. I heard that the methods require a lot of patience, but since he is an only child, it might be doable. I will keep you posted on our successes.

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Bring on Spring!