Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Nine sweet months

Somehow or another, Jackson will be nine months old tomorrow.  I'm in denial about how quickly his first year is passing, but I shouldn't be.  The kid is huge.  He's so coordinated and smart.  I wish I could go back in time and spend a few hours with Kate at this age to compare.  At this point in Kate's life, we were preparing to move to Virginia and things were crazy.  Jackson is at such a great age right now, though.  So what's he doing now?

-He's still nursing four or five times a day, depending on how he sleeps,
-He's eating literally everything he can get his hands on.  He's a huge fan of food and he's great at getting it into his mouth. 
-He's a pro at drinking from the sippy cup.  The doctor said we could go ahead with whole milk, so he's getting that in a cup along with his meals, as well as water occasionally. 
-He's a speed crawler and champion stair-climber.  We've had to be creative in blocking off the stairs.  Our living room is not so pretty because of it.
-He's still cruising, but getting a little more brave by walking in between objects.  He scares me. 
-His favorite food is the banana, no doubt.
-He loves to eat anything if it's from Kate's plate.
-He out-eats Kate at nearly every meal.
-His favorite things to do right now are rolling balls back and forth, trying to put Daddy's hats on his own head, playing peek-a-boo, wrestling with his sister and sticking out his tongue.
-He's still saying "mama" and "dada," but he's saying "bababa" and 'kakaka" a lot. 
-He fake cries all the time to get his way.  He makes the most ornery face in the process.  Makes me want to pick him up and kiss him forever. 
-He's sleeping through the night most of the time.
-He still only has two teeth, but two more are well on their way.
-His hair is getting a little more red every day.  I love it.
-He's napping 2-3 times a day, for a total of around 2 1/2 to 3 hours. 
-He's the best!

From this:
To this....

I couldn't be more blessed with my two kiddos.  They have their moments, but all-in-all they are sweet, loving kids.  This morning, they were sitting together and Kate "read" Jackson "The Hungry Caterpillar."  They're so sweet!

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