Tuesday, May 31, 2011

School's out!

Today was my last day of work until August 1st! I'm so excited to have some fun summer adventures with the littlest Boddie. This weekend we tried out his little splash pool. He was not a huge fan of the cold water but once I put his Bumbo chair in the water he loved it.

He also turned 5 months old on Saturday. He is getting so big. He makes tons of noises now. He has started screaming and squealing like a little monkey and also blowing raspberries. He can roll from back to tummy and vice versa but he prefers not too, I guess he's a lazy boy. He loves TV, it's depressing how much he loves to watch it but I do take advantage of his love with the occasional Baby Einstein to get things done. He still loves his bath and especially loves to drink bath water.

We started solid foods last weekend. He has been eating the cereal really well so I decided to add in a new food this weekend. I tried avocado because my baby food book said it was a good first food. He is not too sure about it but has eaten a little more of it each time I offered it. Since I am a giant nerd, I am super excited to make different baby foods and try them out this summer.

And finally, we are heading to Illinois next week to meet some family and friends that haven't had the chance to meet Jackson yet. 7 hours alone with a baby in a car will be interesting!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

A few quick notes

I can't believe how quickly Jackson grows and changes. He is fascinated with the TV currently. Any time the TV is on he finds a way to watch it. He'll crane his neck all the way around if he needs to in order to see it.

In other news, he has survived his first bout with food poisoning. I'm pretty sure I got food poisoning from some tuna I ordered on Friday night. I didn't realize it until around 11am on Saturday when I had already breastfed Jackson several times. I couldn't eat anything without throwing up and my poor boy had some terrible diapers, one of which leaked down his legs onto the living room carpet. Keith had to shampoo the carpets while Jackson and I took a nap. I stopped nursing him and fed him previously pumped milk and pumped and dumped milk yesterday. Thankfully we are both fine today.

It was a cool day here so we took a little family trip to the Buford dam. We walked around along the river and around the dam. It was a fun little adventure. We even saw some goats and a donkey. Jackson seemed to enjoy the fresh air and new surroundings.

I only have 11 more days to work then I get to spend the summer with my sweet boy. Hopefully we'll have lots of adventures to post about!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

my first Mother's Day

Today was a great day. My sweet baby boy started the day by sleeping from 8pm to 5am. Keith made me breakfast while I snuggled with my baby listening to him "talk". He has found his voice and loves to make noise. My boys got me 2 beads for my Pandora bracelet, a pasta maker, and a ravioli press. I'm really excited to start making homemade pasta. Keith's parents and sister came over for a cookout. Keith made smoked pork and I made some hamburgers and vegetable pasta. Everything turned out great. Keith's mom brought me beads to spell out Jackson on my
bracelet, so it's getting pretty full.

Our sweet little family

I love baby kisses

Jackson was 4 months old on April 28. I have been so busy that I forgot to post! He weighed 14.3 lbs and was 25 inches long. He's a big healthy boy. He seems huge to me but the doctor said he is in the 53% for height and 41% for weight. I guess there are some really big babies out there.