Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Big News!!

We have a tooth!!!

It's been a long time coming (I thought he was working on a tooth about three months ago) but Jackson finally has a little tooth poking through on the bottom. He's been pretty cranky and not sleeping well for the past week and I guess this explains why. He's been chomping on everything that comes near his mouth and the drool is just non-stop. It's exciting though!

Jackson will be 8 months on Wednesday. I can hardly believe how quickly time is flying by! He no longer seems like a baby but more and more like a little boy. He "talks" constantly -- mostly making lots of consonant sounds like "da da" and "ka ka." There have been days where it seems like Jackson is trying to have entire conversations with us. He can stand while holding on to something like a table or the couch. One of his favorite things to do is stand against the coffee table and bang on it with his hands. He also loves to roll under the coffee table and put his feet up on it. Actually he'll put his feet up on anything -- the side of his crib, the wall, a chair, basically whatever is in reach. It's simply adorable!

He has really taken to baby food. I was a little nervous about introducing it since the rice cereal didn't go so well. He loves it but he definitely has his favorites -- pears, squash, sweet potatoes, and carrots seem to be at the top of his list.

He is SO CLOSE to crawling! Again, we've been anticipating this for a while. He gets up on his hands and knees and rocks back and forth. He also "army" crawls and rolls aross the floor to reach what he wants. He's also discovered that he LOVES looking in the mirror. It's absolutely adorable! He'll usually see himself in the mirror and just smile and laugh. Here he is in the baby bathtub in our bathroom.  He loves to splash!  Once he discovered himself in the mirror it was like a whole new world.  Unfortunately he's getting a little big for that tub and is going to have to switch to the regular tub soon.

Jackson loves the kitties! He gets the biggest smile on his face whenever they come near him. Unfortunately, he hasn't learned the concept of "petting" yet and Cappy is missing a little fur because of it. He'll get it in time though.

He smiles and laughs alot!!  Jackson is very ticklish (wonder where he gets that?), especially on his feet, under his neck, his tummy and his thighs. He bursts out in giggles that are contagious and his smile just lights up a room.

One of his favorite things to do is to jump in his jumperoo. He can really get it going sometimes! If you happen to be in the basement when he's in it, it sounds like a herd of elephants running through the living room.  Please disregard the noise in the background.  I had something going on the stove.

And these are just because he's so darn cute!  I'm a proud mama!

February flew by!  Grandma and Grandpa Blair were kind enough to watch Jackson for a long weekend while Scott and I escaped to the North Shore for a little R&R.  We had a wonderful time but we missed the little munchkin and were happy to see him when we got home.  Right now we're looking forward to spring and the hope that we can play outside soon.  This weekend Scott is having a boys weekend ice fishing so it will be just Mom and Jackson at home.  Thankfully Grandma Blair is coming to stay for a couple of nights!!  We'll have a great time I'm sure!

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