Monday, August 31, 2009

Quite a Weekend!

This was quite a busy weekend with Jackson's first trip to the Minnesota State Fair on Saturday and his first Twins game on Sunday. It was a gorgeous day for a trip to the fair and Jackson did pretty well. Scott and I overindulged ourselves but oh well -- what else are you supposed to do? Hotdish on a stick anyone?

This is how Jackson spent most of the day -- peacefully sleeping in his stroller.

It wouldn't be the State Fair without a few tractors. Gotta love John Deere!

And after three hours of wandering around with thousands of people, we had a meltdown. He did well though! Unfortunately there was no formula on a stick.

On Sunday we ventured to the Metrodome for the final time. The Twins are moving to their new outdoor stadium next year. Yeah! Jackson loved his first Twins game! He was awake and looking around for almost the entire game. The Twins won by the way. It was a great day!

Father and son in the Baby Bjorn.

Jackson keeps growing, developing and changing. He's even started sleeping through the night every once in a while -- maybe twice a week or so. I was fully expecting that it would be sometime in 2010 before he would be sleeping through the night. We're off to the cabin this week. Jackson's first trip up north! We're all really excited for the final trip (and only our second trip) of the summer. More pictures when we return!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Just Chillin'

I couldn't resist posting these cute pictures of Jackson just relaxing on the couch and looking adorable in his sleeper.

Why so serious dude??

And finally, Mom testing the timed setting on her new camera. Too bad Jackson had tired of taking pictures. Oh well.

It was an exciting, or rather harrowing, day around here yesterday weather-wise. Jackson survived his second tornado warning of his short life. Luckily all is well. No damage around here and the damage in Minneapolis is minor. We enjoyed another stint in the basement though which we're getting pretty used to. More rain today which put a damper on plans for long walk. Maybe tomorrow will be better!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

6 Weeks Old

Can you believe it? Honestly, the last six weeks have flown by but it also seems like Jackson has been apart of our lives forever. I can't imagine my life without him! Things have been going really well. He's sleeping really well -- usually getting up once or twice a night which I don't think is bad at all! I had visions of getting up with him every hour or two so once or twice is totally doable. I'm getting more and more comfortable taking him out by myself and managing the stroller. We went to the outlet mall on Friday and did a little shopping. He slept the entire time (probably a very good thing) and I was able to try on non-maternity clothes for the first time in a very long time. YEAH!!
We've been having alot of fun with "tummy time" with Jackson. He seems to be really strong and can hold his head up by himself (although of course I can't seem to get any good pictures of that). Here are some pictures of our playtime:
This isn't the greatest picture but at least it shows him holding his head up.

Love that smile!!

Ok Mom, I've had enough of this whole "tummy time" thing. Stop taking pictures and change my diaper.

For Scott's birthday last spring, Elizabeth sent him a San Francisco Giants onesie for Jackson. Here are father and son dressed to cheer on the Giants! Somehow I see lots of these types of pictures in their future. Thanks Elizabeth!

And honestly, who could resist that face?

Well, not much else to report right now. As you can see, Jackson is really growing and changing. At our last appointment (about 2 weeks ago) he was up to 11 lbs and 22 inches. He's constantly moving and I think he gets frustrated when he realizes he can't do it all quite yet. We're working on it though.

We take our first trip up to the cabin in a couple of weeks. Jackson's first trip to the woods should be interesting. Mom's first trip alone with him should also be interesting! Hopefully he will sleep the entire time. I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying the last few weeks of summer!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

I can't believe it's been a month!

This is what the cats have been thinking for the last month! They are adjusting pretty well but I'm sure they could do without the crying and with a little more attention.

Well, yesterday marked Jackson's one month birthday! Very exciting! I can't believe an entire month has passed already and yet it seems like Jackson has been a part of our lives forever at this point. He's changing daily it seems -- doesn't really have that "newborn" look anymore. He's also developing quickly -- he can push himself up with his legs and can lift his head and turn it side to side easily. We might be a little biased but we think he's way ahead of the curve in that department. Clearly he's going to be a strong guy. He's learned to grab a hold of my hair and pull like mad, something I don't really love but I know someday I'll look back and smile at it. He truly is wonderful and we're loving every minute of being new parents (although we could do with fewer diaper changes). Hehe!!!
I bought a new camera today so hopefully we can post some more pictures soon. I know, I know...this is a bad time to be without a functioning camera.