Thursday, August 1, 2013

Baby Jackson

Little Jackson is 5 1/2 weeks old, closer to 6. That is hard to believe. The time is going so quickly. I've been a mommy for almost 6 weeks, and Jeff a daddy. It's been hard, but so fun. Jackson is really a pretty good baby. For the most part he sleeps pretty good at night. (Last week I was super excited because he would sleep 5-6 hours at a time at night, but this week it's back to his typical 3). He has given us a few little smiles. Today he was laying on the floor and grabbed hold of his rattle for about 2 seconds. He loves laying face down on your arm, but hates tummy time on the floor. He's an excellent eater. He enjoys going for walks and rides in the car. He's outgrown his newborn size clothes. He's almost outgrown his 0-3 month jammies because he is so long! I really love being able to stay at home with him. I left him with my brother Lance on Saturday so we could go to the temple with my parents and Devin. It about killed me to be apart from him, even for 3 short hours. I am so glad I'm able to stay home with him. (If I couldn't, I'd be back to work next week...there's no way I could do that.) Granted, me staying home and losing my income from teaching will be hard, but I'm going to sub for APA a few times a month just to keep my foot in the door and not lose my touch (plus it's hard to leave the classroom, so this will help keep that part of my heart satisfied). I also signed up to sell Pampered Chef. I decided to do that because I love cooking, and the products are amazing. And it will give me the chance to get out occasionally to make new friends. I'm so happy I have the opportunity to stay at home and be a full-time mommy to this sweet little boy. Enjoy some pictures of our cute boy!

One month old

Daddy trying to get him to stop crying

Uncle Devin holding him his favorite way. Devin has the perfect arm for football holding :)

Out on his first walk

With mommy on his one month birthday. I chopped off my hair to make it easier and faster to do and donated it to Locks of Love, about 16 inches total

Church outfit