Friday, November 26, 2010

4 Months!

Whoa. We have been busy, busy bees lately so this will be a bit of a hodge-podge for life as we know it at 4 months old.

Jay went to the doctor for a check up and shots--at 26" long he weighed 17 pounds, 12 ounces! He is in a size 3 diaper, rolling over from his back to his tummy like a pro and supporting his chest off of the floor after he rolls over. He has not rolled over yet in the bed (sigh of relief) but will roll on the floor, while playing on our bed, on the couch and tries to roll while in the bouncy seat and in the bathtub. I am afraid he will get too adventurous soon, but am glad to see him growing and hitting these milestones.

He still adores the changing table and bath time. The high chair is moving up the list as well--he is learning that the high chair means a meal and provides a great vantage point to observe the dogs.

On his 4 month birthday we went to Breakfast with Santa with my friends at the Junior League of Tuscaloosa. Jay was not feeling great when we got there (just a little gas, but it happens at the worst times!), so I did not get many photos--let's hope the professional who took the Santa picture got some good ones!

Mimi was also here for about 10 days to help babysit since Mommy had to work so much the middle to end of November. We had a great visit!

Jay is officially 4 months old now and has the pictures to prove it. He is very curious about the camera, phones and really anything new, he is quickly learning how to attack new things.

We also started "real" baby food instead of just rice cereal. He seems to like it, although we have only tried one thing so far.....SWEET POTATOES--here was the best "discovery" face he gave us during his introduction to sweet potatoes.

Then we celebrated Jay's 1st Thanksgiving by watching the Macy's parade, National Dog Show and going to eat at Gina and Chris' with the Wests, Myers and Uncle Johnny and Aunt Shirley, Gina, Chris, Isabella and Lucy. Here are a few random shots of the day. (Yes, we had 3 Thanksgiving outfits.)

This Thanksgiving was so special because we have our own little family now and so much to be thankful for. It seems like everything has more meaning now that we have Jay in our lives. I spent a good part of the day reflecting on the memories we have of this year and the love we've shared.

We're so thankful for our family and friends who have helped surround Jay with love and security this year. I am also grateful for the people who helped to shape Joseph's life and my own. We love sharing this with our friends and families, but I was sad to think of the ones who are not here to share it. I know Jay has a number of angels in heaven who proudly look after him and smile on these holidays--I just wish they were still with us here so I could see their faces when they beamed knowing the joy Jay has and we have with him everyday.

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