Wednesday, December 30, 2009

7 Months Old...Already!!

So my little boy turned 7 months old on Monday! Time is flying by! Here is a quick update on his development and new skills!
  • Jack is sitting completely unassited and without any pillows or people for support/security! I can leave him on the floor and he is perfectly fine. He lifts both hands off the floor to play with toys, he turns from side to side and leans over to grab toys and then sits back up. He hasn't figured out how to sit from laying down though - I think it has to do with him not liking to roll?
  • Jack is still sleeping from 7pm until anywhere between 5:30-7:30am. If he wakes early he gets a bottle and goes back to bed - sometimes until 9:00am! What a good boy!
  • Jack has started eating baby food. We skipped over cereal for now and he has had Pears and Squash with no tummy troubles! I think every weekend we will be adding a new food and see how it goes!
  • Jack still doesn't have any teeth, but has been teething hard lately so hopefully soon!
  • Jack is a jabber box! Dadadadadadadadada is all I hear!
  • Jack is also a major screamer! He screams when he is excited mostly and flaps his arms up and down to add to the excitement! Tonya says he screams at all the kids all day long at daycare! I'm sure she loves that! But its how he communicates so I'm fine with it!
  • Jack is starting to show some seperation anxiety tendencies - mostly when Momma leaves, but he loves daycare so we never have the problem there! It's mainly when cranky, tired, or hungry!
  • Just last night Jack started getting his knees under him while on his tummy and pushing backwards! He's been wiggling around on his belly spinning circles for a few weeks now though. Hopefully crawling is in the future in the next couple months! Although he still has no desire to stand, at least not for too long.


Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Jack's First Christmas Morning!!

Waking Up!

Present Numero Uno!

Sophie the Giraffe - It's a teether.

Move and Crawl Ball

Opening Daddy's Special Gift!

Eating Paper!

He would fling the gifts around until the contents fell out!

Giving the thumbs up about his Columbia Vest Daddy got him!

Shape Sorter.

Jack with all his gifts from Mommy and Daddy!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Bad Blogger

I know I've been a bad blogger! It's been about 3 weeks since my last post and so much has happened in those 3 weeks - Jack had his first Thanksgiving (actually 4 Thanksgivings!), he turned 6 months old and had his 6 month pictures taken!, Mom cut 8 inches off her hair!, Chris has been traveling non-stop for what seems like months, but was only about 2 weeks!, Mom had a day away shopping with the girls in Tulsa!, Our heater proceeded to break on a Sunday (of course a Sunday!), Chris passed his Professionals in Human Resource Test!, Mom is busier then ever at work with Budgeting!, Christmas shopping has been an in between and here and there thing this year!, No Christmas Tree in Sight at the house - poor Jack! That's about it!


6 Month Milestones!

I know I'm totally late on this, but things have been hectic to say the least in the Spear Household the past few weeks! I just wanted to make a quick post to mark some of Jack's milestones for his 6 month mark!

  • Rolling from tummy to back like a champ - but still working on back to tummy!
  • Sitting by himself fairly well, but we still need pillows for fall protection!
  • Starting to stand and not buckle at the knees!
  • Babbles like nobody's business! He is saying all kinds of things and it just seemed to happen overnight! Bababababa! Dadadada! An occasional Mama! Hi! Gagagaga!
  • I'm starting to see signs of some "Stranger Anxiety!"
  • Still NO teeth!
  • Temper tantrums are in the making!
  • Still NO baby food - formula only!
  • Sleeping like a champ 98% of the time!


Quick Update: I just wanted to add for my records that Jack weighed in at 17 pounds 8 ounces at his 6 month Well Baby Visit and was still only 25 inches long!