Friday, September 22, 2006

Seven Months

It's our first night alone in this house without Curtis. My little boy is sound asleep in his bed. He's wearing a sleeper that my parents said reminds them of the Hamburglar. Next time we visit Houston I'm going to show up with him in bright red and yellow. I'm putting off folding laundry and packing for a road trip so I can update this blog. This is the hardest post for me to do. Jackson being this old is giving me such a heartache. I know, it will only get worse. I'll try not to bore you with my anguish.

In case you don't have the pleasure of knowing Jackson as well as you'd like to, here are some things you oughtta know. He has a lot of feelings. And whatever he feels, he feels it passionately. He's very alert. He's really attached to Mom right now. His favorite playdate is with the kid in the mirror. He's outgrowing his bathtub. He's gaining physical strength and coordination. He can move from sitting up to leaning forward, from leaning forward to laying on his tummy, from laying on his tummy to his back. He's starting to get his knees underneath him. He's very quick to grab anything that catches his eye within arms' reach. He can scoot backward on the floor. He's finally playing nice with his toys. He loves veggies and doesn't care a thing about fruit. He's forgotten how to drink from a bottle. His hair is starting to curl a little bit. He made a "da" sound this week. He has many, many nicknames such as bunkin, munchy, lummies, and The Mister. (Can you tell which ones are mom's and which ones are dad's?) Thankfully, he does seem to know that he is "Jackson." A friend suggested we call him Jack-Jack. That's very cute, but it's just way too normal for this freak show family.

My heart is so full of affection for this miniature person who has taken over my life. Perhaps I resisted writing this because I have never been so in love and I don't have good enough words to spell that out in a unique way. Even now I've written 3 different sentences and had to erase them. Simply put, I'm happy and I love Jackson.











10 comments:

Kim Soto said...

WOW-these pictures are AWESOME! Love the hat. Ya'll are such a lovely family and thanks for sharing the love you have for Jackson...it makes my want to have that love...:)

Tina Torbert said...

Amanda- What a writer you are! I love reading your feelings about Jackson. Those feelings will only grow with time. I can't believe my guys are 14 and 17 now. Time flies, but it's GREAT still! Thanks for the family pics! Love, Tina Torbert

Anonymous said...

These are some of my favorite pictures so far! What a good looking family. Thanks for sharing all the fun specifics about your son! He sounds amazing. I can't wait for him to get to know his Aunt Alicia. :)

I love you and kiss that sweet boy for me!

Anonymous said...

These are some of my favorite pictures so far! What a good looking family. Thanks for sharing all the fun specifics about your son! He sounds amazing. I can't wait for him to get to know his Aunt Alicia. :)

I love you and kiss that sweet boy for me!

Ashley said...

Jackson is adorable and I love the hat, white shirt and jeans! Thanks for the message, hope to see you soon! ~Ashley

Ashley said...

Jackson is adorable! I love the white shirt, jeans and hat! Thanks for the message, hope to see you soon! ~Ashley

Clay said...

Amanda-
Your family is precious! I know what you mean about not being able to write the words that can even remotely express your feelings for that sweet boy...but you did a great job!
Also thanks for the link & your sweet words a few weeks ago. God's grace is incredible...I know this because, I have had a great attitude despite some bad situations! Thank you for your prayers & encouragement.
Take care & keep those cute pictures coming! That GAP button-down shirt on Jackson is just as cute as it was on Clay...that's a good onesie!
Enough excessive commenting. Hope you are doing well. Have a great rest of the week. -Kat

The Van Fam said...

ok...so i start the blog thing and you stop! update please!! =)

Margo said...

Oh my gosh, the hat. I'm dying!

Landon Andrew said...

Hey Amanda! This is Kari from Kansas City, MO. We met at the student camp at Windemere that Curtis spoke at. My husband Nate was the student pastor. I finally have a blogspot for Landon. I love the pics of Jackson. How is he doing? Isn't it so fun?