Monday, November 1, 2010
6 months and then some
Sometimes he gets frustrated when he's on his belly and can't get back again. And sometimes he wakes up early and grumpy from a nap because he founds himself face-first in the mattress. And sometimes he rolls and flips and flounders and gets himself all worked up and stuck in the crib.
But as long as he's not supposed to be napping, rolling is the bees knees. It definitely helps that Jack starts jumping, clapping and cheering whenever he does it. Yes, Jack is a total self-esteem booster. With a brother like that you can't help but grow up to be self-confident.
Jude's not sitting up on his own yet, but we're getting close. Sitting up practice has become another favorite family pasttime. We all sit on the floor around Jude, sit him up, let go, and start clapping and cheering as he slowly tips over and rolls on the floor. Poor Jude has a disadvantage that his older brother didn't ... his older brother.
Boys. Always competing.
Boys. Hungry boys.
I'm starting to realize my grocery bill is going to be outta control in a few years. I comfort myself with the knowledge that I'll get away with buying less toilet paper and not paying for two weddings.
And while we're on the subject, Jude had his first wedding two weeks ago. He was the model guest. It was a long wedding, a long day, and a lot of sleeping in mommy's arms. But he hammed it up after we got to the reception and found a photobooth!!
He was a handsome, tired baby. Lookin' sharp in his wool pants and sweater vest. If only we had some wire rimmed glasses. P.S. This is the same outfit Jack wore at his dedication ... when he was 10 weeks old.
In addition to his old clothes, Jack is also sharing other things with Jude ... like raisins and swigs from his sippy cup. I keep having to remind him that baby brother isn't quite ready for those things yet. But I'm sure it won't be long, because as we all know - babies grow fast. Their first year whizzes right by, and so do 9 months of pregnancy. Which means the last 33 months of my life have been a total blur. Good thing I decided to start a blog to remember it all!