Friday, June 29, 2012

Jackson's 35 and 36 Week Pictures

Jackson turned 36 weeks old yesterday, and since I'm a week behind, I'm going to post both his 35 and 36 week pictures.

These pictures are seriously getting harder and harder to take. Before I even snapped a picture last night I was sweating! Getting everything set up and trying to keep him on the backdrop is hard work! He does not like to lay still, AT ALL! Here are some of the outtakes from last night.

He started out with these bowling pins. In the first picture I had tried to take them away and get his attention on the rattle my sister was holding, but as you can see, that was a big fail! I finally just let him have the bowling pins for a while until he was done playing with them. After that he cooperated a little better. I didn't get any pictures of him crawling away, but believe me, he does not stay laying on his back very long, sometimes its just seconds and he's gone!

In the last couple weeks he's gotten another tooth and I think he might be starting on a third one. The first one he got was on his bottom right side in the middle. The second one he has now seems to be two teeth over to the left. I think the tooth in between those two might be starting to come in, but its so hard to tell. He doesn't like for you to feel in there and he won't let you look at them either! He's a little stinker when it comes to trying to look at his teeth. He will even press his lips together!

He's trying more and more table food. Last night he had little pieces of green beans, which he seemed to really like, and a few bites of mashed potatoes, which he didn't really seem to like. He's had ice cream, popsicles, yogurt, bread, noodles, watermelon and little bites of grilled cheese. He loves to eat!!!

 He's taking a step here and a step there. He holds onto the couch and walks all along it now. He can go pretty fast along the couch too. We were practicing a little with him last night and he would take a little step from my mom to me. I have a feeling it won't be long and he'll be walking! Which is so hard to believe.

He's been sleeping better these last couple weeks, which is GREAT for me. Last night he only woke up once!! Thank you Jackson! He's also been going to sleep a lot easier for me. When I've had to let him cry it out this week, which was only once or twice, he only cried for 5 minutes!

He stayed in a hotel for the first time this last weekend. He did great too! When we first put him down, he was so excited. He was crawling all around and smiling and laughing. It was really cute. He slept well in his pack n play (this was the first time he had slept in it) and was really happy and such a good baby the entire weekend! He did great in the car on the 4 hour drive there and back, only crying when he got tired. Thank goodness for the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse C.D. That puts him right to sleep!!

He's at such a fun age and we're loving every minute of it!! We love you sweet Jackson.