Sunday, February 5, 2012

Just Keep Swimming

This past Saturday was Jman's first swim class. And he loved it! I was a swimmer in middle and high school and loved it...the swimming. The coaching was another story but I digress. I have been so excited to get Jman into swim classes. I've been talking about getting him into swim lessons since he was incubating away in my belly. And F.I.N.A.L.L.Y. the day arrived. There are 5 other babies and 1 toddler in his group. And funny enough one of my coaches from my TMAC/high school years is our group's instructor.

I so enjoyed being in the water with him and I think he liked it to. He had so much fun splashing and blowing bubbles. He wasn't too sure about being on his back but went with it. We didn't get very many pictures as all 3 (yes 3) camera batteries died/were dead and we weren't technically allowed to take pictures anyway. Which I don't know if I understand...Um, hello this is my baby's FIRST swim class EVER and you aren't going to allow me to take pictures?!?! I'm sorry but this was not in my contract when I signed up. We're supposed to wait until the 4th and 8th classes to take pictures and invite everyone in the world to come and watch. But the hubs and I are rebels and got a few in anyway.

Shhhhh...don't tell the pool paparazzi police.

Cutest little swimmer ever!
Waiting with daddy for our class to start.
With mommy before we headed into the big pool.
In the warming pool.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Oh.My.Heck. It's been F.O.R.E.V.E.R

Hello blogging world. My name is Jayme and I have been MIA for a looooong time. I was over blogging for awhile but the mood struck me tonight. Baby J (who is not so much baby anymore) is down for the night. The hubs is at school and I'm alone in a quiet house in my cozy pj's with my hair up in a pony and my glasses on. Yes, the mood struck me.

I feel like a lifetime has happened since I last posted which was WAY back in the middle of October. Since that post we've celebrated Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and 9 months of babydom. I think, for the sake of my patience, we'll have to skip over the major events (sorry...but honestly I can't go over those moments although we have a thousand pictures of each major event and it'll be in Jman's 1st year book). I think it's best to just pick up from this moment.

We'll recap our 9th month thus far. We'll start with the 9 month check-up. Hooray for NO shots. The last time we did the shot thing was at Jman's 6 month check-up and he got 4...yes 4 shots within minutes of each other. So thank the Lord no shots this time around. He weighed in at 18.08 pounds and 28.5 inches long. I think he's destined to be long and skinny. Lucky him!

Here he is on his 9 month birthday.

I can't believe this handsome, smushy, boy is 9 months old. I'm not entirely sure how we got here. The months I spent incubating him seemed to go.on.forever. But these past 9 months have flown by. I can't believe that in less than 3 months (as of today) I will be the mommy of a 1 year old. How does that happen?!?!

The week he turned 9 months he FINALLY got his first two teeth. Yes, that's right two teeth within a day of each other. We had been waiting on those teeth for a very long time and they finally came in. The day we went to his check-up which was 4 days after his 9 month birthday his pediatrician said his top two are also coming in...he could see the white on his top gum and could also feel them. And today I spotted the left top front (if you're facing him) making an appearance.

Here he is in all his first two teeth glory. Please excuse the crusty nose.

He's been standing on his own since before Christmas so a little over a month and a half now. And he's fearless...even then. For awhile every time he stood he would get the biggest smile on his face. You could tell he was proud of himself. Now he loves to throw his hands above his head and shriek. He thinks it's hilarious. He is very brave and has taken a few(read a lot) of tumbles trying to walk. Any day now it's going to happen. He crawls everywhere and will follow us to the ends of our house. He hates being on one side of his baby jail (read baby gates) if you're on the other. And if we're all in the kitchen his first stop is the dog water bowls. He loves to splash in them. It's the best game. 

His first major booboo. It's hard to see in the picture...he hates sitting still. But he fell trying to climb up his sitter's TV stand and had a nice long scratch/bruise/cut. It's finally healing.

We've finally started giving him some of the foods we eat. So far he's had mashed potatoes (he's not a fan), noodles, pickles, french fries, cucumbers, green beans, bananas and he had his first Oreo tonight (which he thoroughly enjoyed). We're still giving him baby food but we've moved on to the 3rd foods. He's not too sure about the chunks and gags about half way through but he has a great appetite and eats everything given to him. He loves yogurt and oatmeal mixed with baby food fruit too.

Eating his first green bean.
Banana in a masher. He has few teeth so this is easier for him right now.

He loves to play. He loves books and anything that makes noise. He also love the remote and any phone whether it be play or real. He loves to pick up two things and bang them together and he loves playing hide and seek. It's so much fun to throw a blanket or towel over him and go "Where's Jameson" and then watch him pull it off and get the biggest smile. He thinks diaper changing is play time and it takes 10 people to hold him down and change him. He loves being naked but I hear this is true of all babies. He gets so excited when you tell him "It's naked baby time" because he knows that means bath time. Which is by far his most favorite thing. He loves to splash about and he insists on standing for most of it. His new game is to try and climb out of the tub. I see a daredevil in my future. I'm so excited for his swim lessons to start in 2 weeks. I think (hope) he loves it as much as bath time. We're still blessed with excellent nights of sleep. He's always been a good sleeper though.  He's usually in bed by 7:30 (at the latest) and if he's not already asleep, he falls asleep on his own and will usually sleep till 6:30-7:00 in the morning. Naps are usually more challenging but at least he's out for the count when it counts...mommy's bedtime. =)

Whew, this was a long post. See?! Had I done all of the major highlights you'd have a ton more reading to catch up on. I'll have to better in the future but it's in the most important place...his first year book which I can't wait to share!!! This boy brings so much joy and happiness to our lives. I can't imagine how we've gotten through without him till now. We love you Booboo! Yes, I will call him that until the end of time...he'll love me when he's 16. =)