Saturday, December 29, 2012

Jack's 1st Christmas

We had three days of Christmas this year.

It started on the 23rd with Baker Family Christmas.
Jason's mom hosts Christmas with her kids and her brother's family the weekend before Christmas.
This way most of us are there and not off with the other side of our family.
It's always filled with great food and football!

On the 24th, Jack had his first Christmas Eve service at church.

We then headed to my parents house for dinner and presents.
Our family always opens presents from each other on Christmas Eve and then do stockings from Santa on Christmas morning.
Christmas Eve with kids adds lots of energy to the evening.
Here are the brother cousins in their argyle sweater vests.

Love these two of Jason & Jack.

And our family of three on the white couch.
Below is me and Jason on the same couch three years earlier {Christmas Eve 2009}. It was the first time Jason met my family. 

Christmas morning is kicked off with my dad's infamous 'three meat breakfast' of ham, bacon, & sausage...with eggs, coffee cake, & mimosas on the side.

Stockings from Santa. 
And another of Luke and Jack in their Christmas jammies.
We had a visit from Jason's grandparents.  

We were supposed to have dinner with Jason's brothers in-laws, but they were sick
So, the rest of the day was pajama day...watching Christmas movies, eating another great deal, and playing Mexican train dominoes.
And, I did a little Christmas photo shoot of Jack...

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

I must say, it is so fun having a baby around during Christmas time!

Here are some scenes leading up to Christmas.

Started with us getting our Christmas tree the weekend after Thanksgiving.
Jack slept through the whole process...but going to Home Depot is boring compared to chopping down the tree, so I don't blame him.

Here is the tree all decorated

Next year we're going for the Noble Fur...and going taller.
I'm tired of my tree looking like a bush...although this tree does have great shape.

These are my favorite new Christmas decoration this year :)

Jack had his first visit with Santa.


 And to top it off, Jack got dedicated at our church on December 16th.
 More to come with Jack's first Christmas!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Jack: 3 Months Old

3 months today!
I have to say that the time from 2 months to 3 months has been my favorite so far!
Our little guy is getting so much personality and it is so fun to watch it unfold.
He is much more alert this month, always looking around & checking out his surroundings. 
And, therefore so much easier because he can finally start entertaining himself.
Smiles come very easily and frequently, especially to those of us he sees often.
I'm still depressed at how fast he is growing (do you see those thighs?!), but am loving this stage of seeing Jack become a little person.

Jack Facts at 3 Months:
Weight: 15 lb (75th percentile)
Height: 25 in (75th percentile
Head Circumference: 16.5cm (50th percentile)
Eating: Every 3 hrs. during the day; 3-4 hrs. at night
Sleeping: 3-4 hrs chunks (5-6 hrs once or twice, but still not the best)
Clothing Size: 3 month
Diaper Size: 1 (But he probably should be in 2, I'm just trying to use all my size 1's)
Firsts: starting to laugh
Likes: the swing (praise God!); floor gym; sitting up; bath time (finally!); his hands
Dislikes: getting finger nails clipped
Happy 3 Months, Jack. We love you!