Friday, October 23, 2009

Seven Quick Takes - All About Jack - 10/23/09

1. I never did a proper 6 month post. Oops. So here's a Jack-dedicated seven quick takes to try and make up for that. We took him to his check up a few weeks ago and he weighed 18 pounds and was 27.5 inches long. So he's still in the 50th percentile for weight and 90th for height. I have no idea where the height thing is coming from. Enjoy it while it lasts, kid.

2. Jack is wearing 9 month pants which is ridiculous. The overalls he wore yesterday were six month and they looked like high waters on him. I kept pulling them down because I CANNOT STAND IT. I've gone ahead and just started purchasing all of his winter clothes in 9 month size since he grows so darn fast, but I am so so sad about the overalls. At least he still fits into 6 month onesies. (Kohl's was having an awesome sale on a bunch of kid's clothes this week and I stocked up on some super cute onesies, one of which has a MOOSE on it. OOOOH YEAH!)

3. Jack is not crawling yet, but he is wants to get to places, so he does this crazy awkward shimmy to get to his toys. Sometimes he flips over in his determination. Kind of like a turtle who tips over and can't right himself. He looks at me, like, wait, I don't want to flip over. How'd this happen? He is, however, excellent at sitting up on his own now. We put him in the front of shopping carts and use high chairs at restaurants. He's still a little small for both, so he'll slouch down pretty often. We want to get him a shopping cart cover, but alas, Target is only stocking the one we want in pink. And Alex shot down my idea of getting it for him anyway. He has it in his head that pink will "scar" Jack. Whatever. I think he just doesn't want to push around a cart with a pink (AND BROWN. Lots and lots of brown.) shopping cart cover.

4. We think he might officially be teething. He slept like crap a few nights ago and there has been much drool. He's also been more cranky than usual. AND chewing on stuff a lot. Yesterday, I caught him chewing on his overalls while we were at the library. So we believe that teeth might be actually happening. We've thought he was teething since he was 3 months old. Pretty much any time he was unexplainable cranky we were all, he's teething! He's getting a tooth! And every He usually just needed a nap.

5. We are eating solids twice a day now and loving it. Jack is a really great eater and is not picky at all. Which is not surprising given his parents. So far, we have had sweet peas, sweet potatoes, zucchini, acorn squash, and apples. Surprisingly, the squash seemed to go over really well. I also think he liked the apples a lot. We made them last night and it was hard for me not to eat any. Darn you Phase 1!

Note: These are not apples. I think it's peas?

6. I found a ton of Sandra Boynton books on sale at Marshall's last month and I think Jack is really enjoying them. Usually when I read to him he tries to close the book and turn it upside down, but I'm so excited he's at least showing an interest in physical books. For a while there he wouldn't even look in the general direction of a book. Which is pretty unacceptable for the son of an English major, you know?

7. Jack doesn't really babble, but he has this little squeal that he uses to communicate. He likes to use it when he's happy and it doesn't matter where we are. Restaurants, Target, bathtub. Whenever. Let me squeal for you, Mommy! It's pretty darn adorable. He also makes a bunch of sing-song noises when he is talking. There aren't really a lot consonants going on, but a lot of ooooooaaaaaaooooooooooeeeeeeeee. I'm sure we'll get to the ba ba ba stage soon. Which is fine, I'm really enjoying him singing to me whenever he wants to talk. I pretty much enjoy everything about him.


Mel said...

I love reading about Jack. So fun that we have boys doing the same stuff together even though we're so far away. I smile and feel all warm and fuzzy even time I read and see those super cute pics. I'm a total cheese ball, I know :)

Mel said...

Oh by the way you have a great camera. What are you using to get those super awesome pics?

Cora said...

Awww! I love your profile pic!

We have a Canon XTi and the lens I use the most is the 50 mm 1.8 F(?). (Not sure about the "F" part.) It's a Canon lens. We call it our magic lens because it always takes incredible pictures no matter what. It was also the cheapest lens we could get, which is pretty ironic. It doesn't zoom at all, which can be a pain sometimes, but it's perfect for low light situations, which is basically our ENTIRE house.