Auntie Jen took beautiful photos of the family at a local park.....can you believe the smiles? We LOVE having Grandma and Grandpa close by.....not only for the help but for the FUN. With a quick phone call we are all having dinner together, or telling jokes or getting an extra hand with projects around the house or to chase down our little RUNNER!
Our little man is in LOVE with his grandparents, he squeals when they arrive....it's so much fun to watch. We feel truly blessed by their arrival in Texas. We know it's been a sacrifice to leave family, friends and steady jobs....but I just can't thank them enough.
Yes, we really are this handsome in person too! HA HA HA!
The little man is getting FASTER and FASTER every day.....he tells us "get set, GO!" almost every morning......we used to giggle at his new words and now we take it for the WARNING that it is......
One Year Check Up Today!We have come a LONG way from the tiny infant stage.....
JJ is 23 pounds, 30 inches long and has a nice big head (his doc says he has a big brain like mommy and daddy)
JJ started walking at 10 months, to date he has 18 words, two signs (finished and bye bye).....Doc says he is PERFECT....doesn't want to see us for six months!
No more formula, Doc suggested we switch to milk (which I hate to do....wish we were done with bottles all together...at least I can get organic milk).....JJ has been VERY slow to go to solid foods...we think this is because of his very high metabolism (just like another Jason in our family) and his lack of teeth (he has only four, the average is 10 at one year of age). He is still drinking 32-40 ounces per day.
So this week I am going to switch to milk in the day (formula at night, for sleepy parents who can't walk to the kitchen) and encourage more solids.....maybe we'll be bottle free by 18 months? Gotta have a goal eh?
Doc says for a baby who "coded" at birth, he is amazing.....and I must agree!
On JJ's birthday, we spent the morning remembering his labor, birth and exciting delivery. It was our great honor to go back and visit the fireman who saved our baby's life....to thank them and let them see how their quick action and wonderful training not only saved our baby but how well he is doing.
They were surprised, touched and so thankful to see us. Here we are sitting in the ambulance and of course JJ was thrilled to stand on the firetruck. We also went to the birth center to show JJ where he was born. When we got to room, JJ started pointing and babbling on.....as if he was telling us the story of his birth.
Here is the BIRTHDAY BOY!
We celebrated "Yo Gabba Gabba" style! (thanks to www.nickjr.com and their downloads)