Monday, April 26, 2010

Fun weekends in April

No posts then two in a row - Crazy!
We had some fun weekends here in April so I thought I would recap in pictures:
On April 11th we went over to our friends Krissy and Nicole's house. Krissy has a son named Matthew who is a year and a half so Jason had a lot of fun playing with his toys

here's a super-cute rocking horse Jason did pretty well with playing on

He loved this water toy and got us both soaked
Here's Matthew and Jason on his first wagon ride
Then on April 16th we embarked on our first big trip. We flew up to Chicago and drove down to Valparaiso, IN for Abby's wedding. Jason did really well on the plane. I nursed him on take off and landing so hopefully his ears wouldn't bother him. He slept most of the way up to Chicago. We rented a car with a carseat from Hertz. The carseat was pretty cheap and Jason didn't like it very much. Plus I had a hard time getting the angle right and when he would fall asleep his head would fall forward. We made due though. The wedding was at a beautiful bed and breakfast and our family and the groom's family pretty much took the place over. It made for a real family feeling. The wedding was lovely and although a bit on the cool side, the weather was nice. Jason was very good during it, although with it being outside it was a little more forgiving. They had a great photographer and I'm still going through all the pictures. She got some really cute shots of Jason (oh yeah, and the bride and groom...) We got to visit with everyone and Jason got to meet his Great-Grandpas. My parents even drove up to visit us on Sunday and it was nice to see them. Jason did well on the trip back too. He got a bit bored on the plane ride back so we had to entertain him with cups and whatnot so he wouldn't be too fussy. Life sure is more complicated with a baby, but it's totally worth it!

Monday, April 12, 2010

5 months!

Top of the mornin' to ya!
I am such a bad blogger! Sorry about not posting. I've had plenty of cute things to share but finding time to share them is another thing. I recommend friending me on Facebook if you haven't already so you can see the updated pictures with more regularity. It only takes a couple minutes to upload pictures there as opposed to this stupid thing (for some reason it inserts the pictures at the beginning of the post and I have to move it to where I want it to go so it takes forever).
Jason is 5 months old now. He's about 15lbs or so and he's getting so tall (not sure how tall because it's hard to measure him...I guess you'll have to wait until his 6 month well-baby appointment). He did great with the cereal so we started him on veggies. He's had about every flavor they make: sweet potatoes, squash, carrots, peas, and green beans. I think I'm going to get a baby food grinder soon so he can try different stuff - and what we're having for dinner. He's still eating in his Bumbo chair with the tray so I'm glad we have that. He's not sitting steady enough yet to eat in the highchair but we've bought some straps and hopefully can figure out how to put them on so he can use the highchair. He sure is a messy eater! We didn't notice it as much with the cereal but now that he's eating veggies we pretty much have to strip him down to his diaper. Good thing the weather has warmed up just in time!
He's starting to tolerate tummy time a bit better now and we can get him to do at least 10 minute stretches, sometimes more. I think he gets frustrated that he can't move around...I know he really wants to chase Bonnie around. He loves to watch her play and we even have him laughing at her on video. Just the cutest sound ever! He's also very close to being able to sit by himself. He can do it for a few seconds then he either folds forward or falls to one side.
It helps to hold onto a ball or something and of course that makes Bonnie excited. He's still a super-great baby. He's been sleeping pretty well. He usually nurses to sleep around midnight (mommy works second shift, what can you do?) and doesn't wake up until 8:30 at which point I change his diaper, take off his sleep sack and bring him into bed with me for morning nursing and cuddle time (and falling back to sleep). We usually get up at 10 or so after he nurses for breakfast. The Exersaucer is his favorite toy. He has all those toys to play with plus he can really jump around a lot in there which is always fun.