Thursday, August 24, 2006

Here I Raise My Ebenezer

I love the concept of Ebenezer, which means "stone of help" in Hebrew. An Ebenezer is something that commemorates God's help. "Here I raise my Ebenezer, hither by thy help I come..."(Come Thou Fount of Ev'ry Blessing). So this post is me raising my Ebenezer. Picture me with a big stone over my head if that makes you happy. Six months! We made it! And we're happy! What a marker. "Thus far the Lord has helped us" (1 Samuel 7:12). Thank you, Lord!

Jackson has been celebrating his six month mark by doing all sorts of new things. Instead of putting his whole fist in his mouth, he's finally figured out how to suck his thumb. He's added a very loud, high-pitched squeal to his vocal repertoire. Yesterday he had his first bite of veggies - green beans. And he's finally sitting up on his own. He seems very pleased with himself. Yay! This means he will promote to the "Creepers" class on Sunday. We will miss those sweet nursery workers who have so tenderly cared for him since he was only 8 weeks old. Now we're working on sleeping through the night again. Oh, let it be!

Today he had his 6 month check up and shots. For those of you who care about these things, he weighs 18 lbs, 2 oz. and is almost 27 inches long. He's in the 50-75 percentile for both. Jackson is really curious as to who reads the blog, so say hi (leave a comment) this week if you can!

Howdy, thanks, and gig 'em

Fun times at Grandma Beth's house

Lots of sugars

The mirror loves me!

Sitting pretty


nancy m. said...

I love keeping up with darling Jackson through this blog, and love love love seeing the newest pictures of this most amazing baby boy!!! (I especially loved getting to love on him last week!) I love you so, Manda! and love that God is being glorified in you and through you......

Anonymous said...

Hi Jackson! You sure are growing up fast - green beans and sitting up! Pretty soon you will be big enough to take that big stone off mommy's head! lol

Your Aunt Sabrina loves you tons!! xoxo
give mommy a big hug for me.

Kevin and Christie said...

jackson, you are getting so big!! i can't wait to see you soon!


Sunni said...

Happy 6 Months, Jackson! You are so adorable, and you're getting so big & strong! And you're such a ladies' man with your luscious eyelashes!
Sunni, Xavi, & Ava

Helen Chin said...

We have not had the opportunity to meet you in person yet but keeping in touch with you in your blog has been a blessing to me! I love seeing how you are growing up both physically and mentally. You are a precious precious boy. Hope we get to meet soon!

Helen C. and Bella (Beckham's sister)