SWEET LITTLE JACK
Today marks the day of JACK being a part of our little fam for 4 months. Just physically, though. I just counted and he has been making himself known for 13 months total now! So, you see, 4 months is nothing when you see it in perspective! Those early days of nausea, then my growing belly, then the kicking and poking, the fatigue, leg cramps, swollen fingers (no wedding ring those last 2 months) & the final hours before he was really in our arms! All that wrapped up in this wonderful, precious gift! Sometimes these gifts can seem to overwhelm my day & my "flow" of life. But just when I feel frustration overcoming me, I try to stop and think, "Now what better thing would I be doing if I didn't have these boys to fuss over? So--- I spend my day wiping runny noses & cleaning messy diapers & doing endless loads of laundry & striving to create a haven for a home & cook nutritious meals & put out baked goodies & keep the boys rooms picked up & all the while keeping a smile on my face! So it's tough & lonely sometimes. SO WHAT! There is truly no greater reward than when I get a gummy smile from Jack & a sweet, "I like you sooooo much, mommy" from drew. In case ANY of you out there are wondering, IT IS ALL WORTH IT!!!!!
a Jack weighs appx. 16lbs. (weighed right after a feeding)
a His ticklish spot is under his chin
a He loves to be with the family at the dinner table
a It has been said that he looks like his grandpa quinn's baby pictures. I think he might also have his irish tenor vocal cords; jack was "singing" along with me the other day! (watch out, Wrigley Field!)
But I really don't want to take my nap!!
And Drew would want me to show off his new little scratch on his arm that has fascinated him all day!
P.S. We finally got our new camera! We bought a Nikon Coolpix L6, for those interested! This is the 1st post using it. I am still learning all the ins & outs...but it has video mode...so watch out! I might be a little video happy once I figure out how to blog it!