It is amazing how fast Jameson is growing. We are officially out of the hardest months of infancy and they were really not hard at all. Jameson is such a laid back little guy, it has an easy-going ride for the most part these last few months.
He discovered his voice about a month ago and since then loves Loves LOVES to talk. The kid just babbles and coos and he loves to do it loud! Owen and I just explode with love for him when he gets into one of his stories and Kanan is always asking us, “What is he saying?” I make up funny summaries of his stories and thoughts and often make Jameson appear overly confident and independent. I’ll tell Kanan that JJ is saying, “I don’t need adults to help me out. I can do everything by myself. I can walk, I can run, and I can even fly!” Kanan then laughs and says, “no you can’t Jameson! You are just a baby!” It is adorable. Often times, Kanan will just cover JJ with kisses and look up at me and say, “I like having a baby in our family, Momma.” Me too Kanan. Me too. And Jameson just adores his big brother as well. He is all smiles when Kanan talks or looks at him. I love seeing the two of them loving each other. Yesterday, we were all sitting down at the dinner table, including Jameson, who sits in his high chair and watches us eat. As we were eating, I just looked around the table at my two sons and my wonderful husband and tears just welled up in my eyes. I told them all how happy I was to be with my boys and what a blessing they all were in my life. It was a sappy, perfect moment.
One of Jameson’s newest discoveries have been his legs and feet. He discovered them earlier last week. I noticed when he was laying in his little bouncy seat and was lifting his left leg uuuuuupppp and doooowwwnn, uuuupppp and doooowwwwnnn. The entire time, watching it very intently. Then a couple of days ago, he started grabbing his feet. I must say, there is not much cuter then a chubby little bubba grabbing his feet. I’d have to say, all he has to do next is suck on one of his little toes and he will hit the top of cuteness in my opinion. Today, Owen and I took him to the grocery store, and he held his little feet the entire time. We got lots of smiles and comments over this. One lady stared at him so long, it sort of got awkward for me. Okay lady, I know he is cute, but…..
He was supposed to have his two-month well check a month ago, but our doctor’s office couldn’t get him in until this week. (I know….we are changing doctors. Between that and the rude receptionist, we are over it. The doctor is great, but everything else about his office is ridiculous). Anyway, Owen took him in this week and the doctor said he is so healthy he is boring. Haha. Good one Doc! Jameson weighed in at 14 lbs and 4 ounces. He is in the 75th percentile for his weight. And he is in the 95th percentile for height. Owen didn’t recall exactly what length he was, but he is obviously on the longer side for his age.
He is pretty much sleeping through the night. He started the night before I went back to work. What a sweety, helping me out like that! So we are on week three now with sleeping through the night. We only had two nights during this time where he woke up once in the middle of the night. Otherwise, we put him down around 730. I pull him out of bed around 1030 to feed him again before I, myself, go to sleep. He barely wakes up and goes easily back down. And then he is out until I wake him up at 5:45 AM to feed him again before I leave for work. I could just let him sleep, but I cherish that quiet time with him in the morning. I get to see him and spend time with him and it also helps me maintain my milk supply.
He has transitioned pretty well with me going back to work. Honestly, I think I have a harder time then he does. He does go through a day or two every week where he doesn’t eat very well while I’m at work, but it doesn’t seem to make him fussy with me and he makes up for it when I get home. And he still sleeps well at night. Still, there are other days where he eats so much while I’m at work, as much as 7 ounces in a feeding!
On the downside, there is some signs that he may be having some sort of intolerance to something I am eating, so I’m trying to figure out what it is. It doesn’t seem to make him fussy or irritable at all, but he shows the signs in other ways. I did just recently find out that I am allergic to cows milk, and so that could be it because I do eat a lot of dairy. I’m not sure if my allergy could affect my milk or if he may have inherited the allergy, but its worth a shot at looking into. I love to guzzle a tall glass of cows milk at dinner and I eat cheese like a giant mouse. I also eat yogurt and cottage cheese. So I’m switching to Goat, Almond, and Soy milk as alternatives and going to cut down the cheese to see what happens. The protein in milk occurs the most in the milk and much less in cheese and yogurt. So I’m hoping I don’t have to go that extreme. We shall see!
Overall Jameson is a wonderful blessing to this family. I have only had him in my life for three months and I honestly cannot imagine life without him now. He is an absolute joy and I want him to stay a sweet little baby forever.