First, I apologize for not keeping this updated a little better. Life has been busy, but that's no excuse (ok, it's a small one). I went back to work on November 16th. It was so tough, I cried every day. I never considered how difficult it would be to leave Jack but it makes sense. You carry them for 9 months and then are with them 24/7 for the next three months. It's just so hard to imagine them not being with you. I miss him so much during the day, but tell myself it could be worse. My great friend, Kacee, is watching him. I go to her house every day at lunch to feed him. He's really only there 3 days a week. The other two days I stay home with him until noon and Chris comes home for the afternoon. It really could be worse.
Speaking of Jack, he seems to change daily! And it's so funny how we get excited over the smallest changes. For instance, he's started arching his back when he's laying down. Shouldn't be a big deal, but we are enthralled with it. He's trying to roll over, too. He gets on his side and then scoots around in a circle (almost like he's breakdancing) trying to work himself all the way over. One of these days he'll figure out how to get that arm out of the way and finally do it.
He likes to suck on his fingers and thumb and had to learn the hard way not to stick them too far into his mouth. Maybe that was me who learned, considering I was the one covered with spitup after he started gagging himself with his finger.
Jack talks ALL the time. He's such a vocal little guy. Here's a video from a few weeks ago (click on the words-->): Jack has A LOT to say
Jack is also interacting a lot more. He loves to be raised up over your head (we're not tossing him into the air, yet) and has ticklish sides. He is such a happy little guy all you have to do is smile at him and he'll smile back. And the dimples melt my heart every time!
I'm counting down the time until we get to visit everyone in Oregon. We've decided to drive because it seems like it'll be easier (I say that now) to haul all the baby stuff and I'm a little leery of taking Jack on a plane during flu season. Overprotective? Maybe just a little. We'll probably be in Oregon by the 20th. I can't wait!!