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Month 4

posted Sep 25, 2010, 9:22 AM by Melissa Burke   [ updated Sep 25, 2010, 9:24 AM ]

Ok, I have finally come to the realization that I will never write this blog if I try to sit down for an hour and write something in prose, so this month, I have decided to use all my consulting skills and just give you the highlights of Jackson and Tyler’s last month (in bullet points, of course):


  • Spent our final days in SF trying to soak in as much of the city as we could, including hikes in Marin and up Mt. Tam
  • Stumbled into a professional photo shoot with a friend of a friend and now the boys are going to be featured in the library of CPMC’s Newborn Connections and potentially DayOne in SF J  (see the pictures page for some highlights from the session)
  • Drove down CA Hwy 1 and met up with Noa & Warren in Carmel, Micah, Julie & Miller in Ojai, and made a stopover in Paso Robles
  • Last SF pediatrician appointment on 8/30 (just about 4 months old): Jackson weighed in at 11 lbs, 12 oz; Tyler 11 lbs, 7 oz.  Both were 23 inches long.
  • Moved…won’t go into too much detail here because I am trying to block the nightmare from my mind (picture the boys sleeping in their pack-n-play in the garage in SF while the movers were still going at 11pm at night)
  • First flight and the boys did great!!  We didn’t even really need to give out the free Southwest drink tickets to everyone around us as a bribe J (thanks, Bowermans, for that great idea!)
  • Settling into life in Raleigh by embracing suburbia – buy a car, buy a house, shop at Target and Bed Bath & Beyond whenever possible
  • Boys went for their first swim and LOVED it!!  Water was freezing but they couldn’t care less.  Tried again in the Chesapeake and they could have stayed in there all day.  We might have some water bugs on our hands.
  • Came up to VA to visit CC, Pop and Auntie Colleen and got to meet Uncle Joseph, Auntie Sara, and Cousins Alban (3) and Miles (4 months – 8 days younger than Jackson and Tyler) – it’s going to be fun next summer for these four!


And we’ve accomplished the following milestones the last month:
  • The boys are starting to recognize that the other exists, at least we think so.  Tyler seems much more interested in Jackson, especially trying to grab what isn’t his while they are eating
  • Starting to roll over on their own (tummy to back) – Tyler is a bit more advanced than Jax on this one
  • Smiling and laughing all the time now although Jackson seems to be the more serious of the two
  • Now sleeping through the night – 7pm to 7am…hooray for this one!!
  • Starting to get their first teeth…at least we think that is what all the fussing is about
  • Sticking their tongues out, blowing bubbles, chewing their bottom lip, sucking thumbs and sometimes entire fists
  • Latest diaper count: Jackson 1038, Tyler 1026 (yep, we’ve passed the thousand mark…wait, I guess that is the two thousand mark…ahhh!)


So, after a CRAZY month, things are finally settling down (a little).  James starts his new job on Monday (9/27) and hopefully we will start settling into more of a routine.  Still looking for a house, but we are trying not to rush it as the living situation is pretty comfy at the ole parents house for now ;) – I forgot how nice it is to have home cooked meals prepared for you every night – ha, ha (thanks, Mom!).  I will try to get the Month 5 update up a little sooner this next month…seriously!!