Friday, 6 June 2008


It has been a while since I have been on here to update. Jack is doing well.

We were able to spend Mother's Day in Wichita. It was good to see everyone. Jack and Keegan aren't quite into each other yet. But it seems that they will get there. It is amazing how different they are, even though they are the same age.

The following weekend, we were in Nebraska to celebrate Kyle's graduation. Kyle and Jack hit it off. As many of you know, I was a little worried. They just seemed to gel. There are darling pictures of them over on the Flickr website. While Nick drove back, we stayed another week and enjoyed the time with Gram. We even got Jack his own deck of cards, so he can quickly learn all the games that we like to play. Right now, he just likes to chew on them.

Ahh... chewing. He has found toys and loves to stick them in his mouth. They say that this is his way that he explores his world. It is nice to be able to have him entertain himself for a few minutes while I do something things around the house.

He had his 4 month check-up/shots. He is 26" tall, which is the 90th percentile. He is 13lbs 14oz, which is in the 35th percentile. His head also is the 90th percentile. Has got to have somewhere to store all that brain! While he was there, I asked him if he was teething, he assured me that he wasn't. I chalked up his crankiness to being off of routine.

Then on Tuesday, the 3rd, his first tooth cracked through. Thursday the 2nd one came up beside it. He was a little crankier yesterday, but seems much better today.

He is spending the majority of the night in his crib. It took a few nights with some tears, but he is much more in his routine now. I also removed the bumper so that he could see out when he wakes up. He seems to take a lot of comfort in the routine. He is also napping in his crib. The other day, I laid him down in there when he was sleepy (which by all the sleeping books I have browsed is the golden rule). About 10 minutes later, I still heard him babbling and decided he wasn't going to put himself down. I go up there, and he is up to his bum againist the rail with his legs swimming in the air. It was so funny, I had to run down and get my camera. Hopefully you had a chance to view them on Flickr.

But it sound as if his nap is over. Hope you all enjoying the summer!