You have been sick for about two weeks now, but I think you are finally over your cold. You have been so pitiful and not sleeping well. You got daddy sick and we both took turns staying home from work with you for the past couple of weeks. But now it is Thanksgiving week and I get to be home with you all week. I have really been looking forward to this week. I just love being home with you all day. On Thursday we will go over to your Grandma and Grandpa's for a big Thanksgiving dinner. Lots of people will be there and they will be so excited to see you. Your Thanksgiving dinner may consist of: carrots, sweet potatoes, and applesauce. You will eat whatever I put in your mouth!
I also want to note your new schedule:
You continue to wake up between 6:30am and 7am. At 7am we get you out of your crib and you lay in bed with me (on days that I don't go to work). You eat breakfast at 8am which consists of rice cereal and then a bottle. You play for over an hour and are usually ready for a nap at about 9:30am. Then you wake up anywhere from 11:30am to 12pm and you eat around 12pm. Your lunch may consist of carrots or sweet potatoes or squash, then a bottle, and then applesauce. (These are the only foods we have introduced so far.) Then we play some more. You are usually ready for a nap around 1:30pm and you sleep until 3:30pm or 4pm. At 4pm you eat again...more food and a bottle. Then you are up for the rest of the evening. Daddy comes home at about 5:30 and plays with you while I rest and/or fix dinner. We eat at about 6:30 and you sit in your highchair at the table with us. At about 7pm you get a bath, 7:15pm rice cereal, 7:30 a bottle, and hopefully you are asleep by 8. Of course this schedule doesn't always hold from day to day. Sometimes your naps are short or you wake up extra early in the morning. We never know what the day will hold for baby Jackson.
I also realize that I have not mentioned Mrs. Shannon. As you know Gram keeps you two days a week and Mrs. Amy was keeping you one day a week. Mrs. Amy moved away several weeks ago and we found another lady named Mrs. Shannon to keep you. She goes to Briarwood and is a friend of Mrs. Amy's. She is very sweet and she loves keeping you once a week.
Some new things that you are doing:
You can transfer a toy from one hand to another. When you are on your belly you can push up so that your arms are completely straight and even part of your chest comes off the floor. You can stand up for a very long time (with support of course). You love to stand up. With someone holding onto your hands or if you are holding onto something else you can stand for a long time. Pictures of this soon to come but for now here is a cute one: Jackson at 24 weeks.