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Jack, with the help of his Grammy, learned how to clap his hands! He’s been clapping hands the past few days now, but today he really got it down.

This afternoon, Jack went from crawling, to sitting, all by himself! BOOM! He did it twice, in the span of 15 minutes, like it was no big deal.

Proud of him! 🙂 ❤



Well, no third tooth yet, but any minute. It’s driving Jack crazy.
Poor guy. Tooth aches are the worst.

We’ve had a pretty good last several days though, in spite of his teething.
We had Auntie and Cousin over last weekend. Jack just adores his older cousin.

Jack has a new play area in the house.
Auntie brought him a play pen, and Grammy got him one of those foam puzzle piece mats.

Jack and I have been able to go for walks the last few days, which has been very nice. Jack loves going for a ride in his stroller. He’s so quiet the whole time, and just takes everything in. Yesterday we went for our walk a little earlier than usual, and the street sweeper was out. I did my best to avoid him, but we ran right into him. As he approached I was trying to decide what to do, but as soon as the man operating the street sweeper saw us, he stopped, and turned the brushes off so we could go by. So nice!

Jack can crawl now. He knows how, we have all seen him do it before. Trouble is, he won’t. Haha he’s so stubborn. I put him on the floor and he starts to get mad and tugs on his ear to tell me his tooth hurts. Or, he just has a total melt down. I keep trying though, and we keep encouraging him. Maybe it’s a good thing that he’s taking his time. I’ll be chasing him around the house soon enough. ❤


Jacks first NICU follow up

Jack had his first NICU follow up appointment today.
I knew that they would be evaluating him based on  his adjusted age of six months, and I knew that he would knock their socks off.
Which he did!
They were very impressed.
They had no concerns.
He’s in the 98th percentile on everything.
He didn’t do all of his tricks for them, but he hit all the marks that counted. They told us to keep up the good work, and he goes back again in six months (Good Sam Hosp follows their babies for the first two years).
I can’t take any credit. It’s all Jack.
Jack is in charge. He calls the shots. He makes the rules. He sets his own schedule. He does everything in his own time, and in his own way. He has the freedom to do these things, because he has a constant one on one care provider (me) , who is completely tuned in to him. He also has a wonderful father, and an extraordinary Grandmother, who help to nurture and guide him.
I am so incredibly proud of our little boy. He is a miracle child. We are so blessed. I am extremely grateful.

Jack, you are my hero. ❤

Jack and I sitting outside earlier this evening. Enjoying this warm weather.


It was so still out, we could hear the wings of the honkers (geese), that flew by.


I live for those dimples.


Long chubby toes.




Fur babies


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