Saturday, February 27, 2010

6 months!

Jackson is 6 months old!! I don't know how that feels like he was just born, but it also feels like he's always been a part of our family. His little personality is emerging and it won't be long until he is mobile...he wants to get up and go so bad!

He still loves his sleep. If he is fussy more than likely he is tired and he wants to be put in his bed. He is so easy! Just lay him down on his tummy and cover him up and he puts his thumb in his mouth and he's out!
He sleeps so hard! A lot of times I have to go in and put my hand on his back to make sure he's breathing. I have even forgotten to give him his medicine at night and had to go in while he's sleeping, flip him on his back, give the medicine, and roll him back over. He never even moves!

He has the most beautiful big eyes...I still can't tell what color they are going to be - brown like his brothers or green like mommmy & daddy??

He loves rice cereal and will open his mouth big and wide for a far butternut squash and sweet potatoes are not his favorite, but he'll come around. He drinks 4 - 7 oz bottles a day. 6 was not enough and 8 was too much...7 is just right!

He is wearing a size 4 diaper and fits perfectly in a size 12 month clothes. He weighs 17 lbs 4 oz and is 28 inches long.

He still loves his big brother and is the happiest when he is around...most of the time Warner feels the same way.
He can get up on his knees and lifts his chest up off the floor using his hands and arms, but he hasn't put the two together. Life will get a little more interesting when he does.

He started saying da da da da...even though he has no idea that will eventually become the name he calls his daddy, it still makes us proud!
We love this baby boy and nothing he does or doesn't do will ever change that.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Jackson's new trick

First of all, thank you so much to those of you who left comments about eczema - it was so helpful!! Thankfully it is getting better...and with all the advice I hope to be able to keep it under control. I am keeping a food journal, lathering him up like a grease monkey several times a day, and changing all soap and lotions to free and clear products.
Doesn't he look like he feels better!!
This is his new trick...made daddy very happy!!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


3 hours in the doctors office
2 medicines by mouth
1 antibiotic cream
my baby has ECZEMA!!!!
the worst spots are on his forehead and the back of his thighs
It all started with a little rough spot on his forehead (right at his hair line) and then I started noticing other spots - one on his eyebrow, one on his back, one on his leg. Then it went from bad to horrible - now it is all over his little body - little red bumps everywhere!!
My pediatrician looked right at him and said it's definitely eczema...she also said he must be miserable...
The worst part is it "cannot be cured. It will come and go." Now we have to change everything - soap, shampoo, laundry detergent, etc.
I just want it to go away!!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

butternut squash

Jackson's first taste of vegetables was a success!! He has been eating rice cereal for almost a month, so I decided it was time to venture out into some real food. I've been making my own babyfood...and surprisingly it is very easy! Not only is it very also makes me feel better to know exactly what's in the food he's eating. AND - most importantly, since chid #1 is as picky as they come, maybe making my own food will make it easier to transition into table food and therefore child #2 will be a much better eater!! So far I have a good supply of butternut squash and sweet potatoes in the freezer and next up is carrots.

still taking breaks for a little thumbsucking in between bites...

love him!!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

diaper baby

There is nothing better than a baby in nothing but a diaper. I could just kiss all over this little boy - he really is such a joy!! Always happy...loves his family....loves his sleep....loves his food. He makes me smile!!

As soon as you put him down on his back now, he immediately rolls over to his tummy...and then will eventually get mad and want to be on his back.

Breaking his neck to make sure Warner is not out of his sight...he LOVES Warner more than anything!! Well, maybe he loves me just a little bit more...but I'm not as exciting as Warner.

His little personality is starting to come out...he is grabbing on to anything in sight...and he is chewing on everything.

Thank you Jennie for the cute diapers!! I had to hurry up and use them all because he was out of that size...growing up too fast!!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

such a mess

things I don't want to forget:
(1) you are testing your limits these days....lots of spankings and time out! surely one day you will start to obey the first time!
(2) you can dress yourself...but it takes you a while
(3) you HATE bedtime. It use to take no time to get you in the bed at you want to read 9 thousand books, want someone to lay with you, then you say, "but I'm gonna be scared."
(4) you ate bacon the other night...and LOVED it! - that is the first time you have tried something new in a very long time!!
(5) you love candy!! gum is your favorite!

and suckers!!

(6) the other morning I was in the shower and you came to the door and wanted to know if you could sit on my bed and watch cartoons and I said no I just made it up but that you could sit in your chair and watch cartoons and when I got out of the shower this is what I saw...

(7) you love to color and paint and are a little sponge!

(8) you like Jackson's toys better than your own
(9) every night you say your prayers and pray for everyone in the family. A few nights ago you were saying your prayers with Kissy and you were going through the family - mommy, daddy, Jackson, Buddy, Kissy, then you said JoJo, Pops......and Robert! My mom said who is Robert?! You told her it was one of the workers (on the farm)...she wanted to know if you wanted to pray for any of the other workers and you said no, just Robert. I have laughed and laughed about that!! Robert has obviously made a big impression on you!
(10) you can make Jackson laugh harded and smile more than anybody else...I love that!

Jackson's dedication

"Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up."
Deuteronomy 6:5-7
On Sunday, January 31, we had Jackson dedicated at our church - Oakhurst Baptist. Chris and I stood before our church family and dedicated our son to God, and dedicated our lives to raising Jackson in a Christian home and teaching him about Jesus. It was such a special day and we were so happy to have our parents there to share it with us.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


Happy Birthday to the best dad in the whole world!! I am so thankful to be your daughter! Thank you for loving me and always being my biggest fan. Thank you for loving my boys so much! You are a great grandfather and I always new you would be - Warner's favorite person is his buddy!! I hope every day you know how much I love you...but today I hope you feel extra special - you deserve it!! We love you!

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