Jackson had his 9 month check-up today, I know I say it every time, but I really cannot believe he is almost 9 months! So maybe I am a tiny bit biased but the doctor pretty much confirmed he is a perfect sack of sweet snuggling sugar.
Height - 29.4 inches (86%)
Weight - 23 lbs 13 ounces (91%)
Head Circumference - 18.5 (91%) - whew
In other news, I found him like this when I went to get him from his cat-nap this morning. We lowered that crib just in time!
Happy 1st Valentine's Day to my little sweetheart and 12th-ish to my big one! Jackson woke up extra early this morning to snuggle with his parents and make sure we knew just how much he loved us... Then he took me to lunch at Jersey Mike's and now we are waiting for salted fudge brownies to get out of the oven! We are forgoing the V-day dinner crowd and instead hanging out at the park (70 today!), drinking some wine, cooking up risotto, and watching a movie (ok maybe The Bachelor).
If I was a good cook and Jackson slept really late and I had lots of coffee, I would have made these, for obvious reasons! If anyone wants to make us some feel free!
Chatting with my mom over v-day lunch - don't you like my chicks dig me shirt?!
My dad used to sing (for those who know my dad they have heard his outside voice a few times...) this upstairs to us as our wake-up call. I despised it. I was so tired from staying up late talking on the phone and now I had to get up at 7:30am, to go to school, to hang out all day with my friends, and then to soccer practice?! Ohhh the agony...
This song pops in my head when Jackson sings (maaaa, mamaaa, maaaaa, mamamaaa) dowstairs for a 5:30 am wake-up call. I try to embrace it because I know soon enough I will be waking him up for school.
I like to do some downward-facing-dog in the morning to get my blood flowing...
It's a big day around these parts. The Duke vs. UNC basketball game. Since this blog is mainly about Jackson, I will not elaborate on my feelings... I fully expect him to grow up a tarheel (who despises Coach K if his dad has anything to say about it), but I will not let him stay home from school when they lose or run on Franklin Street when they win (unless he goes to school there). I will look on the bright side, he has a lot better chance of going to some basketball games at the Dean Dome over Cameron Indoor.
Jackson had a big weekend of visiting lots of friends in Wilmington and showing off all of his new tricks. He has been busy standing, his record-breaking time (according to his dad) being 10 seconds. He loves to pull up on everything but is not so fond of crawling. He thinks he can stand up on his own but instead gets twisted into a downward-dog-yoga-ish looking position until someone comes and helps. Maybe he is just trying to tone up after all the eating he does! Speaking of, I made a big batch of Turkey Vegetable Soup to take down to with us. The recipe is courtesy of Jackson's grandma; super easy and delicious and I think you should make some now.
1 lb ground turkey breast
1 onion, chopped
2 jars of Newman's Own Sockaroni Spaghetti sauce
1 can condensed beef broth, undiluted
1 and 1/2 cups water
1 can petite diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can rotel, undrained
1 16 oz. package frozen mixed vegetables, thawed
1/2 t. pepper
Cook turkey and onion in large skillet. Combine with remaining 7 ingredients and cook on the stove for about and hour and a half. Makes 4 quarts and taste even better when you reheat it.
Hey, I'm Rebekah. My true loves are my smokin' hot husband, 3 crazy boys, new baby girl, warm weather, charles shaw, choc. chip cookies, kanki, dj's, Sundays, the beach, and Jersey Mike's Subs!!
Here is a little peak into my life and the sweet babies that have surely changed my world.
ps - I am no expert on anything. Everything here is my own opinion and my own pictures unless otherwise stated. Please do not use any of my photos unless you have contacted me.