Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Letter to Buddy

Sweet Baby Jackson,

Thank you for being the sweetest little guy on the planet. Life is rough when you are the second baby. Naps are few and far between, you have to go with the hustle & bustle of our busy schedule, you spend a lot of time in the Baby Bjorn, and you get smothered 95 times a day by your big sister. I keep telling you only a couple more years until you will be able to hold your own against our little blonde terror. She just loves you so, so much.

Mommy & Daddy left you overnight for the first time and you did great. Probably because you were in great hands. You drank from the bottle like a champ (not that I had any doubts!) and slept just as good as you know how to do at this point :)

You are about the cutest babe I've ever seen. Your cheeks are outrageous and your long, dark eyelashes make women all over Marin green with envy. You lost a lot of your hair, but have kept that rad mohawk on top and the mullet in the back. Hipster baby. You have started to giggle and you chatter to your toys, mostly the ones with eyeballs. You even rolled over this week and I was so excited I almost tweeted about it. But don't worry, I didn't.

I love to hold you. I wish I could do it all day. But we all know Lucca won't allow that. Thanks for being a mostly chill dude, we sure do appreciate it around here.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

To the moon.

Dear Jackson,

Your sister sure does love you. So much so, that she gave you her most prized possession - her balloon! This day, she was determined you would hold it. She wrapped your little 9 week old hand around the string and clenched your little fist until you held it tightly. It was the sweetest thing. You did hold on to it for a long time, staring at the big, yellow ball floating in the air. Lucca was so excited while she watched you hold it and kept saying "Brother is holding my balloon!"

You have stolen all our hearts. Sweet as can be, full of personality already. You love to be rocked to sleep. You love to be held. You love the baby bjorn and prefer it to riding in your stroller. You love to sleep in our bed. You have started giggling in your sleep (heart-melting). You are happy and you talk, talk, talk when on your playmat. Sir Prance-a-lot is your favorite toy to talk to. I have learned your cries - the tired cry, the hungry cry, the mad cry, the bored cry (this is more of a gripe), the I-can't-believe-you-just-let-the-nurse-stick-needles-in-my-leg cry...

You mostly go with the flow - you have to being baby #2 in this family. Naps are constantly disturbed - by your sister and by our schedule. You are an easy going guy, but you have some feist. I like this. You let us know about it when things aren't up to par. I do, however, wish that you would chill out in the car. We have yet to go on a peaceful car ride with you -- and you get so loud and angry that sometimes your sister cries. Having two crying babies in the back seat is not awesome. Please, please chill out in the car.

We love you to the moon. And by the way, there is a lot of you to love. At your 2 month appointment last week, you weighed in at almost 13 lbs!!!! This is crazy. You are going to be a big dude. You were 12 lbs 15 oz and 23 inches long, 75th percentile for both weight and height. I feel sorry for the mama carrying around the 75-95th percentile babies. You are healthy as can be - just start sleeping a little more for us would ya?


Sunday, June 5, 2011

MAY 2011 - hello & goodbye!

I'm still trying to figure out where May went and how it's already June 5? Looking back on the month in photos, I realized it went by in a flash because it was jam packed with fun. Good thing we took (lots and lots of) photos that hold the memories. Here's a little glimpse of how we spent our May days..

A lot of this...
Playing at the park
Cousin Lincoln meets Jackson
Cousin Lila meets Jackson
Playing at Grammie & Pops house
Baths in Grammie's sink
Running in races...and getting 5th place!
Reminding Uncle B how cool it is to hold a new babe
Running naked
Being the most adorable baby on the planet
Meeting mommy's friend Matt
And Hannah!
From Kindergarten to our own kids!
Aunt Ashley, Uncle Brad & Connor meet Jackson!
How did this happen? Goodbye 20' were fun. 30's will only be better.
At least I keep telling myself that :)
Spent most of my birthday cuddling this dude. No better gift.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

My babies

Friday, June 3, 2011

Hello Daddy

Daddy and his mini-me. So crazy!

Mommy is playing catch-up on the blog. Going through the memory card from the past month (where did May 2011 go???) and posting a few of my favorites of Baby Jackson.

Such a handsome boy!

Tummy Time

Lucca reading her stories to Jackson. She loves to play with him. He just loves when she doesn't step on him or squeeze him. Happens too often, but he's a tough dude already. Good thing!