Jack learned to pull up by himself on a toy and he learned to put puffs into his own mouth! Watching him finagle a puff into his mouth is hilarious. He has not mastered his fine motor skills obviously, so he grabs a puff with one hand and uses the other hand to shove the first hand into his mouth. Silly goose. Also, I tried for a million months to get him to take a pacifier and he never wanted one..until now. He found one and put it into his mouth and smiled from ear to ear...of course it fell out. Then he carried it with him everywhere so he could chew on it. I think my little man is going to get a tooth! He changed so much in 2 days. I know I should be so happy, but I got kind of sad. My little bug is turning into a big boy. Also, on a fun note...we were supposed to go ride horses today......but nope. Our friends have a farm up North of us and we were invited to go play with the animals and ride her horses. We were supposed to go with my friend Lisa and her son Jackson and my friend Sarah and her daughter Bella. It has been raining for a week here and Lisa decided her child doesn't like mud so we didn't go. I think it's more like Lisa doesn't like mud :) Got to love her.
Riding at the grocery store in style! In our backyard...7 1/2 months old
I forgot to add...Jack has been sitting up on his own since about 6 months but only if you place him in the sitting position. He crawls everywhere, but only army crawls. Today I went to get him up from his nap and he was blabbering away. I got in the room and he was sitting up on his own! Surprise to me! Also, today he has started pulling up! Geeze this boy wants to walk!!!! He will be 8 months old on April 8th. I call him "OCHO"...since he was born 8-8-08. He gets the idea and can pretty much totally pull up on you if you are laying down. He likes to stand up to look you in the eyes. I was so happy and excited about this, I had to blog! He is changing so fast, and I can't even keep up. The other night we were eating dinner and Jack decided he would rather have the crab legs on my plate than his pureed chicken and green beans. He grabbed it so fast and tried to shove it into his mouth. I know all babies do this with pretty much everything they can find, but it was a sight to see...looked more like that crab was eating my baby's face! Two other things, my little brother Daniel is at Baylor Law right now (I know, we won't judge him for going to Baylor...) and he could use some words of encouragement. If you know him ...please send him a little sentence to lift his spirits. I sent him a billion cookies in the mail today, as I hear he needs fattening up. I think this first semester is a beating, and he stresses out too much. He tries too hard and doesn't accept anything less than perfect. I made him my sugar/cake cookies with all sorts of junk on them. My favorite were the green iced ones that taste like coconut and the yellow lemon iced ones. I had to make these for Baylor! It is much easier to make Baylor themed goodies rather than Aggie ( maroon is a hard color to create) and easier than his undergrad Longhorn orange bologna. Burnt orange is hard to make and... I can't bring myself to create anything having to do with UT!! :)
Well, it's official...I have married an outdoors man and he drags me and the baby into his excursions! This is our newest catch, I named him Biff R. Fish. I admit, it is really fun to get out and fish and then eat the yummy fruits of our labor. We often are right beside dolphins out in the bay and they are so magical. They are so used to humans, they will jump, and splash and dive right under your boat. They travel in pods and often have babies with them. That is a real treat. Brad doesn't get nearly as excited since a lot of his job is sitting on a boat spotting dolphins and tracking them. I squeal every time. I admit the first time I saw one I flipped out! We were in a canoe and I was about 7 months pregnant and they came right up to us! I thought for sure they were sharks and we were lunch. Once again, my irrational fears get the best of me.