Welp- December kicked my booty, and I didn't write Jack's post for 10 months. I DID get his photo at 10 months though! :)
the last two months Jack has grown so much- and not just in the
height/weight department. He is developing into such a wonderful little
person. His silly, snugglie all-boy nature has me and Caleb absolutely
enamored with him.
He is so into music these days- He
loves his drum, xylophone, and shakers. He even sings and taps his leg
while occasionally playing the air guitar. He loves listening to music-
especially live music.
Jack loves his Raja- Can't sleep without him. He actually loves all Jellycats stuffed animals.
He has had quite the infatuation with his groundhog puppet- Mommy making
the groundhog come to life. Jack squeals, pets, hugs and pulls the
groundhog around. He has recently become a little less interested- since
he has found the groundhog lifeless on the floor a few times. :( mommy
Jack loves to play outdoors. When we go to the
park- He likes to swing for a while and then crawl around. He goes in
circles and normally ends up by the cement slab with holes in it. For
some reason he doesn't throw sand in his hair at the park.... At the
beach- oh man- the kid is a sand throwing machine. He is content to sit
by himself and throw sand in his hair. It makes quite the mess.
Jack is a great sleeper- going to bed anywhere from 7-7:30 and waking up anywhere from 6:30-7:15
rarely wakes up at night, but when he does he usually turns on his baby
Einstein music and falls back asleep on his own. Jack wakes up so
happy, sweet and cuddly. He normally likes to snuggle and talk first
No bueno naps over here. I'm lucky to get two
45 minute naps out of him. He fights going down for naps half of the
time, and sometimes he just plays in his crib for his nap. There are
days that I would love to sleep when he sleeps- but it is pointless,
once I get him down then I have to put myself down and by the time I'm
asleep... He wakes up. I think I will take another pot of coffee
instead, thank you very much.
Jack isn't close to
walking, and why would you be when you can motor around so fast on your
hands and knees!? He isn't really interested in trying either- he'd
rather be drumming.
I'm still nursing this little man-
despite lots of issues. (Seriously, I have gone through everything) I'm
proud that we made it this far. I've dropped it down to two feedings,
and then will wean him completely at 12 months. I'm so grateful that I
have been able to nurse as long as I have...
Christmas was a blur. I hardly wrapped anything. I thought our lives
were hectic before- then you add a baby to the mix and the small little
fact that Caleb is a PASTOR. Dang, I bet most of you guys forget I'm a
pastors wife. I do. Well, sometimes I do. Other times I am very aware of
our role and December is a great reminder. No biggie, I still got our
advent calendar up around Dec 22. Cool. keeping it real. Those of you
out there who know me- or remember pictures of my Christmas tree up mid
November would know that my advent calendar going up around the 22nd is
just NOT hilbot style. That being said Christmas Cards are done-zo for us
Andersons. You can tell on facebook- we are so happy and we love our
little man. And I'm sure I would have picked out the cutest flippin
Christmas Card from minted or tiny prints. But, It just isn't worth my
precious Jack time. Plus where do you draw the line? We have lived in
three different states and love so many people. I want to be with my son
playing on his drums. Or walking to the park with a friend, Not
searching for addresses.
In conclusion.. I am loving
each day more then yesterday. Jack is a perfect blend of Caleb and I and
the perfect version of Jack. I am honored that I get to be his mommy.