Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Jackson is 11 Months!!!

11 months ago today, I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy. He has been such a joy in my life, and after reading what has been going on with Stacy, I am even more thankful that God has blessed Troy and I with Jackson for 11 months. He started to consistently walk just yesterday. He took his "first steps" weeks ago, but couldn't get the courage to walk any more than those steps. Yesterday Jackson found that courage and is walking all the time, and, boy, is he thrilled with himself! It is funny how much can change in a day! This last week, Jackson's vocabulary has widened. He has started to say "wow," "moon," "book," and will even sing "row, row, row," along with Troy and I if with sing "Row, Row, Row Your Boat." He is a clever kid!Just last Friday, I took Jackson's pacifier away from him. I finally decided it was time. In hindsight, I wish I would have done it a while ago. He had a rough few days, but has become used to the fact that he doesn't need to have the pacifier to go to sleep. Although, as pictured above, Jackson still finds things to put in his mouth in place of his pacifer!

Jackson is walking! (and while chewing on his spatula....how coordiated!)


Rachel said...

What an amazing kid you have! It is amazing how quickly the time passes and how much they change in such short of time. I'm sure 11 months ago you didn't even think about him running around your house as he fit so easily cradled in your arms!

Mrs. D. said...

Jackson is too precious! It's so great that he kicked his paci habit so quickly (I won't say easily...it's never easy :) ). Sam did the same kind of walk for a day, not walk for a week kind of deal back in the beginning.

I checked out Stacy's blog...how heartbreaking! Is she a close friend of your's? Let her know that one more person is praying for her and her husband...