Monday, July 20, 2009


It's been awhile since I've posted about all things new with Jack. So here you go...

-Jack took his first step on his 1st birthday! Since then he's been taking anywhere from 3-10 steps on his own here and there. He's not walking as his main form of transportation yet though, and to be honest I'm okay with that :)

-He says "all done" sometimes, "ba" for ball, "bye bye", "uh oh" all the time which he learned from Braylon, & he does sign language for milk. He also understands what it means to "sit."

-When he's doing something he's not supposed to he'll shake his head "no" while he's doing it, then eventually he'll correct the behavior. Sometimes when we are being stern with him about whatever he's doing(his most common offenses:throwing food or his milk cup on the floor, standing in the bathtub, etc.) he'll start shaking his head "no" and we'll have to turn our heads so he doesn't see us laugh. It's painfully funny.

-He has been sleeping through the night for about a month or maybe longer! He wakes up early though(5:30, 6am), but every once in awhile when I've about had enough he'll sleep until 8am which is A M A Z I N G!

-He's starting to climb on things and down from the couch.

-He does a lot of playing...he'll play for very long periods of time with his toys, which gives me sometime to get things done! His favorite toys are: his guitar, a huge Tonka dumptruck, his Laugh & Learn kitchen, and currently a paintbrush....or ANYTHING that is something he probably shouldn't have!

-It's a super accomplishment to get his diaper changed these takes giving him something very interesting everytime OR tag teaming it with Brad!

-He loves to play hide and go seek! If you walk around saying, "where's Jack?" he'll go "hide" and wait for you to find him while laughing hysterically...I guess one day he'll learn that you are supposed to be quiet during hide and go seek!

-He's in the 5th percentile for weight...YES you read correctly. We went for his 1yr. well baby and I was shocked when they told me he weighed 18 POUNDS! I thoughtwe'd been doing better, but obviousely not! They decided to do some blood work, and it turns out Jack is pretty anemic. We started him on an iron supplement, Pediasure, and Next Step formula in his whole milk. I'm also keeping a food journal. We are going to follow up in 3 weeks to do more blood work to see how he's doing! Hopefully the iron supplements have taken care of the anemia, and we don't have to worry about anything more serious. Most of the time anemia is due to being iron deficient so it should all be getting better pretty soon!

1 comment:

Haley said...

What a cutie! I love that just walking phase they are so funny at that age :)