As I sat in the Doctors office today listening to John tell the doctor Jay's routines and accomplishments for his 6 month checkup I realized that John really is the stay-at-home dad and knows what is going on. I just was there to ask questions and analyze the information. He is 17 lbs (42%), 27 1/2 inches (80%), and head circumference 17 1/2 (75%). He is a "solid" guy with good muscles according to the doctor. After getting 4 shots (and some Tylenol) Jay is surprisingly chipper tonight!
Right before that we got his pictures taken and John did all the hard work trying to make him smile, I just kind of watched and caught him when he fell over (except the one time that I didn't catch him and he fell over:()
John gave me an awesome Christmas present this year. I had no idea he was getting it and secured funding from the parents and made the rest himself to buy it. It was a huge surprise and shock when he handed a (wrapped) new laptop to me in front of my family (who was all in on the secret of course). When I think that he got up at 4am on Black Friday to get it at a good price it makes me even more proud. Now I feel kind of guilty because I wasn't willing to spend the money to get what he really wanted. I got him a gift card that he could combine with another gift card I knew he was getting so he could buy it himself. Yep, I'm that cheap:(
Other things we enjoyed about Iowa last week were my brother's Christmas present, the game "Ticket to Ride". John won both times he played, so now he likes the game:) My nephew got Silly Putty. Who knew it would be so much fun. Here Caleb is modeling what we can do with Silly Putty...12 fingers:)
And we enjoyed the SNOW. We didn't really play in it, but it was fun to look at compared to Colorado's dead grass.
In the early morning before we left on Monday, Jay was super crabby and kept squirming his body around in discomfort. Finally at 5am after I was going nuts not getting much sleep my mom took him for a while and I went back to sleep. Eventually after some more Tylenol and a big poop he seemed much better. This also meant he slept most of the 10 hour drive back to Colorado. Here he is after waking up from one of his naps.