Jackson turned 7 months old yesterday and he is such an amazing little boy. His biggest accomplishment this month - sitting up! His Nana worked with him on this when she was visiting and it paid off. As you can see in the above picture, he is pretty darn good at it! Jackson babbles a lot and makes the "mama" sound especially when he is crying and upset. Jackson sleeps through the night consistently. He sometimes wakes up crying, but all we have to do is soothe him in his crib briefly and he is back to sleep. Jackson still does not like rolling over, and if he gets on his belly in his crib, he screams. We are convinced he will just skip crawling and move straight to walking, but we will see!!
Jackson loves to eat anything and everything. We have begun feeding him some of the food we are eating and he gets so excited, kicking his feet and excitedly giggling and screaming for more. Stranger anxiety kicked in full force this month. If someone he doesn't recognize starts talking to him, especially if he is tired, he begins screaming. One lady at Target felt pretty darn bad when he fell apart simply because she had the audacity to smile at him and say hello! Jason had to take him out of the cart and hold him because he was so upset! And that is another big milestone for our little man - he can now sit up in the carts at the store, no more baby seat for him! He loves to look around and enjoy the shopping experience with us. It has become SO much less stressful taking him out anywhere. (Of course, the stress is still there due to his baby sister now!)
Jackson has the sweetest smile and lights up an entire room. People comment all the time on what a happy and smiley baby he is. His laugh is contagious and you can't help but laugh with him when he gets going. He is just amazing in every way. Jackson had a rough month with Addison joining our family. The change in routine and the different caregivers was too much for him and he regressed in many areas. However, he is back to his happy and predictable self now and is even enjoying Addison. He likes to look at her and he loves to grab any part of her he can get his little hands on...and pull! She is his own personal baby doll:). The picture below is one such time...
Life gets more and more fun as Jax continues to grow and learn. He is just a pleasure to be around. It's crazy to think that he is closer to 1 year old now than he is to being a newborn - time sure flew! We love you, baby boy!