Jack 7 Months + Valentine's Day

When I found out I was pregnant with our second child my sister, super mom of four, warned me of how hard going from one to two babies would be.  I distinctively remember her saying that if we could make it to the 2 month mark that things would be easier...except that she said 6 months instead of 2 months, wishful thinking on my part I guess.  You can imagine my shock when those two months went by and I still felt like I would never be a normal human again.  I called her and she just laughed at me and reminded me of that 6 month mark.  I say all of this to tell you it is so true.  I feel like I can conquer whatever task comes my way single handed with both babies on my hips.  I am not scared to take them both grocery shopping or out to eat by myself, something I truly thought I would never say.  Not to say I don't have my days where the toddler is throwing tantrums all day and the babe only slept a total of 4 hours in 24, but life seems to be stabilizing out and I couldn't be happier.  These two precious souls that God entrusted me with light up my world and teach me so much every day.  Enough rambling, on to an update on my sweet baby Jack!
Even though this smiley little dude has been keeping me up all hours of the night, it is impossible not to smile back at his happy little self.  He is still waking up one to two times a night, only to eat and goes right back to sleep.  He decided last week that 6 am was an appropriate wake up time, I assured him he was mistaken but he didn't seem to care what I had to say about it.  I know that his sleep is being disrupted by teething and milestones so we are just trying to stick to the normal schedule in hopes that he goes back to being a good sleeper.
He has a total of 4 teeth in that little slobbery mouth now.  His top two lateral teeth came in a few weeks ago and his smile is hilarious.  He looks just like Goofy!  I absolutely love it.  The top two middle teeth and bottom laterals are about to pop through any day now too.
We almost have a crawler on our hands.  He is definitely strong enough todo it, but I think lacks the coordination.  Favorite practice times include any time he is supposed to be sleeping.  He loves to rock back and forth on his hands and knees and he does this inch worm/army crawl maneuver and seems to get where he needs to go.
So I think he is never going to eat real food.  I have tried every kind of puree out there along with oatmeal mixed with breast milk and he spits it back at me before he can even get a chance to swallow it.  I have also tried real food like bananas, mashed potatoes and even gave the kid a whole waffle the other day to gnaw on and he has absolutely no interest.  It is so weird because everything goes straight to his mouth, but he knows if it is food and will not touch it.  Clearly, he isn't hurting in the belly roll department so I am not too worried about it.  I guess he will let me know when he is ready.
Favorite games include peek a boo and any interaction with big sister.  He loves to watch her dance and play around him.  Watching them together is the sweetest thing ever.  He also likes any toys that make lots of noise and chews on everything he can get his hands on.
Sweet Jackobeanya (Olivia's fave nick name)
You just get sweeter as the days go by little man.  Your little personality is starting to shine and I cannot get enough.  You crack up at your sister and your Daddy and you love to play with all of us.  Although I might say that I prefer for you to sleep all night long, a part of me really enjoys our quiet time in the middle of the night. I pray over you as your chubby little hand rests on my chest and your eyes flutter as you dream in my arms.  Sometimes I rock you until I can't hold my eyes open anymore, just because I don't want to interrupt the sweetness of the moment.  I love you more than words can say my precious boy!
So you all know my obsession with holidays and I had a blast with their valentine's baskets this year!  It is so much fun getting to do boy and girl baskets.  Chad and I had a simple dinner date and left the kids with our new baby sitter.  Yes, you read that right, we finally found a baby sitter and we really like her.  It was nice to get to slow down and enjoy a meal with my hubby.  Sunday, we went to church and spent the day loving on the kids, pretty perfect to me.
I have to give a Valentine's shout out to my forever Valentine.  You are my true love and my soul mate and I cannot imagine a more perfect fit for me.  God knew exactly what he was doing when he put us together.  I am so blessed that I get to journey through this crazy life with this handsome man by my side.  Love you babe!
I guess that is enough sappiness for one post ;) 
Happy Hump Day friends!

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