Saturday, December 15, 2012

Jack is 6 months

What? Our baby is already halfway through his first year of life!? Geesh time flies.

Measurements: 27 in. (70%) 17 lbs. (43%) Once again, long a leeean! haha

This month: 
- This month has gone by so fast! We have finally gotten in to a more regular schedule of still waking up, but only once a night. Which I can handle, I just wish he would sleep through the night!
- He is SUCH A WIGGLE WORM! My goodness I definitely have a boy. He would JUMP out of my arms if I let him! He thinks he can crawl, walk, and even sit up. (which he is super close to doing by the way!)
- He slobbers and drools like none other! Which has actually been going on since 4 months, I just forgot to mention it.
- He has to still put everything in his mouth. And is great with finding his binki and putting it in all by himself! He loves his binki also.
- He loves solid food! We have fed him squash, sweet potato, green beans, apples, bananas, pears, and avocado! So far sweet potato wins on his list of favs. 
- He talks up a storm! He has been doing the little "uh"s and "oh"s for a while, but now he is in to doing "ee" and "baba" its so cute to see him experiment and try to make sounds!
- He squeals with delight all the time, just out of the blue we will hear a big scream that I'm sure even scares himself :)
- He is just starting to get stranger danger, which I am so not excited about. But at the same time it makes me feel  so important when he wants me or Steve :)

Random Happenings

- He is finally done being swaddled at night. Now I know you are probably laughing to yourself thinking he was WAY too old to be swaddled but I had a little swaddle sac that velcrowed together and that was the only way he could sleep! Now he wears that little football sleep sack which he also loves.
- He is starting to sit up great! But only with a few distractions in front of him :)
- Daddy loves dressing him up in Ute gear and watching football games!
- Also, every time I look away for one minute he has something terrible in his mouth! haha this one is Daddy's computer cord... (also, why does his hair look SUPER red in some pics?) he is definitely a blonde in person.


We went to my grandparents house for Thanksgiving and had such a great time! The bottom left picture is of my two cousins Reggie and Dillon, and my brother Mitchell. They are all so tall!

We went to St. George after Thanksgiving to visit Steve's mom and we took a day trip over to Vegas! Jack loved the lights, fish and of course his great-uncle's Bellagio fountains!

We had our first Christmas party of the season! Jack sat on Santa's lap and wasn't scared at all! I don't know if he even knew he was on Santa's lap actually. haha He loved opening his first present too! The bottom left picture captures exactly his personality these days, grab everything! haha 

Just thought I'd share the funniest pictures ever. I thought he would like a little taste of my ice cream one day, but then he cried when I took it away! I finally had to eat it out of his sight because he just kept demanding more! haha We are so in trouble with this one...

Had to throw this one in. Me at 6 months, Jack at 5 months and 3 weeks, and Steve at 6 months! Everyone says he looks just like me, but I think he is a great mix of us both. :)

My camera has this setting that if it knows you took a picture of a face, it crops it up all big looking. This one melts my heart! I love the amazing quality of the pictures our camera takes! Of course I'm a terrible photographer, but it's good enough for me! 

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Jack is 5 months

Wow! This has by far been the most eventful month in the life of this little babe.

This month was crazy....
Jack decided to wake up about FOUR times a night, take only 30 minute naps and drive his mother crazy!! Sheesh I got no sleep between mid October to mid November. Yet somehow, I had sooo many pictures from this time! haha go me!

This Month: 

Random happenings

- He loves sitting in his little bumbo chair! 
- He also is loving the dog now. They are so cute with each other!
- He is great with his hands and grabs anything! (even his car seat handle at the store... haha) He held on to that handle the entire time we shopped!
- Also he puts EVERYTHING in his mouth! Ugh... I'm really in trouble with this one! We have to watch everything he touches now!
- The dog has gotten interested with the empty bassinet that sits by my side of the bed and one day I caught him in the act of lounging in it! haha I was laughing so hard at this.
- He now sleeps in his own crib for naps as well as at night! I thought this could help out with his crazy waking up every 2 hours through the night phase. So far... not working!
- We went to cute Tasha's wedding and had so much fun!
- Jack tried his first taste of cereal this month! He wasn't such a neat eater in the beginning. haha

- Halloween was the best part about this month! We had so much fun celebrating it with family parties and a fun night at the symphony where they played spooky music. We also went to Gardner Village with my mom as well as took some cute pictures on Halloween night with our friend James who lives upstairs. We all dressed up as a family of supers! Steve as Clark Kent, I as Wonder Woman, Baby as Batman and Winston as Super dog. We had such a fun holiday!

On November 2 my dad got married to his girlfriend of 2 years! We were so excited for them and they had the sweetest little wedding at the Lion House. We love Connie and are so glad to have her as a part of our family!

 Fall is our favorite time of year and we had so much fun getting in the fall season with walks in the park and amateur photo shots of the fam :)

Love those little shoes :)

Our little guy is surely getting big! I am so glad we have lots of pictures to look back on! He is getting to be so fun and has the sweetest little personality.

Wouldn't be a post about Jack if I didn't leave you with a little something to make you smile :)

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Jack is 4 months

Well hello all! We are still alive and still trying to keep up on this blog. I just am so busy now and  blogging is the last thing on my mind! Anyway...

Measurements: 26 in. (85%) 15.4 lbs. (50%) This little guy is long and lean :)

This month:
Random Happenings
- He got his first haircut! It wasn't in a salon with my camera in hand, instead it was me cutting off all of his wispy newborn hair on top of his head. haha In the words of Steve it was his "Skeleton Hair"
- He got his first cold this month :( it was the saddest thing not being able to help him! and him getting so mad and screaming about me suctioning snot from his nose :(
- The next one is with Jack and his cute cousin Lexi. She is 1 year old in this pic! They are about the same size.
- We went to the State Fair this month! Of course the only picture I took was of Jack. haha
- Jack with... you ready for this?.... Poppa Wheeler..... Yeah that's what my dad wants to be called. haha you want to know why? Because he loves riding motorcycles and he likes to do wheelies. haha yep. My dad is still a kid.
- Jack is still not sleeping through the night but only wakes up once which isn't terrible. 
- He is always so happy and never in a bad mood! 
- He can sure ham it up for the camera now and I absolutely love it!
- He pretty much only smiles for me and Steve at this point. But you better believe my mom is working on changing that! 
- He has found his hands and tries to use them all the time! He is still pretty terrible at holding things but he is still learning! 

We went to San Francisco this month! It was Jack's first vacation and plane ride!

We had a blast! We went to visit family and have a little reunion. I was meeting some of Steve's family for the first time here! We were total tourists and did everything you could do as tourists! This was my first time in San Fran and Steve's second, but he hadn't been in a long time. We chose San Fran because Steve's aunt Suesan and uncle Barr live there as well as her daughter Megan with her husband Adam and their too cute twin girls Dillon and Aza. Here is some pictures with us and Steve's mom, Step dad, Chris and his cousin Megan.

Here is some other random pictures from the trip. Baby loved the crazy bread shaped like sea creatures at Boudin Bakery! We of course had clam chowder in a bread bowl :) We saw the beach (Jack's first time!) and of course the cute seals on the docks! There is also the cutest picture of Jack with his only cousins Parker, Emmie and Lexi!

This is a picture of all of us having a picnic at the coolest park in California! Golden Gate Park.

Oh this picture kills me. Such a happy baby! We are truly blessed!