October 01, 2010

Our Little Man


I feel like I've won the lottery!  Jax is as healthy and happy a baby as I've ever known.  These are some of the things that I adore about our baby boy:
  • He loves to be held and loved (and is quite cuddly) but is also content when I set him down.
  • He is asleep for the night by 7:30 and usually makes it until 5 am before his first feeding.  This past Wednesday I fed him at 8:30 when I got home from YW, he went right to sleep, and slept until....7:15 am!  Unbelievable!
  • He usually falls asleep while eating his bottle, but if he doesn't I can just lay him down and he falls asleep on his own. 
  • Oh my goodness, he smells amazing!
  • He's one tough cookie!  He had his first 'illness' this past week.  He had terrible runs and was slightly warm.  However, he wasn't extra fussy, still slept fine at night, and recovered after a few days.  Well, Ben was sitting making him laugh tonight and noticed his first tooth his pushing it's way through!  I think he's been teething the past two weeks (extra drool, too) and has been rather happy through it all.  Amazing!
  • He smiles and laughs so easily!  This is not an exaggeration: If I even make eye contact with him he usually beams from ear to ear.  It is effortless to get smiles from him.
  • Jax is extremely ticklish!  When we give him his nightly bath he giggles and giggles when I wash in his neck creases and his little feet.  
  • He loves to rough house, already!  You probably think I'm making this up, but he really does love to be played and wrestled with.
  • I do think he has a slight preference for me (which I'm elated about) but he is happy to be held my anybody.
  • In my humble opinion, I think he is a rather good looking baby.  I love his puffy cheeks, wide face, big smile, soft hair, manly hands, solid build....all of it!  I just love ALL of it!!
Jax, shown above, age 3 months.
But, I don't just love him because he's good!  (Although, it sure does make my life a lot easier.)  He just has such a good little soul.   I feel like we were all made for each other; Ben, me, Sadie, Jax...we just go together.  It's chaos at times, but it's my heaven on earth. 

Can you see what I mean about the drool?
Such a happy little baby!  Love, love, love him!!


Kimmy said...

he is so cute and cuddly looking! I think he looks so much like sadie! and ben! and you too alicia. :) when do i get to see a video of him laughing??

Sharla said...

What a sweet post. You've got yourself a cute little guy.

Shelby said...

oh my gosh!!! he really does look like ben and you and sadie!!!!!! LOVE HIM!!! i just wanna squeeze his little legs!

Joe said...

Do you think the fact that you went natural has anything to do with all the differences or it is all just innate?

Natalie said...

Oh my goodness...I am so in love with him!