Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Summer Fill In

We have already had 3 full weeks of summer and are 1/2 way through our 4 week. It's going way too fast, as to be expected. We have enjoyed almost 2 weeks with Justin's family; time at home, trips to the library, and me enjoying being a stay at home Mommy. Above is a picture of Jude playing with his first worm. He found it outside of the restaurant on Father's Day and thought it was hysterical.
 Happy Father's Day to all the Dad's and Papaw's. (My Dad/Pop was not able to be there obviously, but we're looking forward to lots of time with Mo Mo and Pop to come.)
 We spent a great week at North Myrtle Beach to start the summer off with my family. Jude has been to the beach once before when he was 10 weeks old, but this was the first time he had the chance to really play and experience it. He isn't too fond of the waves, but he loves playing in the sand and in the tide pools. He'll splash, dig, and run all over.
 We enjoyed a night out one night to Calabash to enjoy amazing seafood. Jude loved spending daily lunch and nap time with Mo Mo and I enjoyed a few hours of quiet talking with my siblings and reading on the beach.
My little beach bum!!! We had an amazing time at the beach. It was so great to see that Jude did in fact enjoy the beach. He also enjoyed feeding the sea gulls.

During our transition to the Eastern time zone, we used this time to back up Jude's normal bed time of 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm (making it only a 2 hour difference) and moving to 1 nap a day. Since Jude was about 7 months, he had been taking 2 naps, 1 from 9:30-11:30 in the morning and another around 2:30 or 3 until about 4:15 or 4:30. He had been backing up his morning nap a little every week or so for about a week, so I thought it was time. Since June 3rd, he's been going to bed around 9:30 pm, getting up between 6:45-7 am (an occasional 7:30 sleep in day has been thrown in) and naps from around 12:45 to 3:30'ish. He has also cut 3 of his canine teeth which has been hard on him. Bad poos with terrible diaper rash, but he's been a trooper. I'm a littler nervous about transitioning him back into his normal crib in his own room once we move to Seattle in August. By that time, he will have been rooming in with us in the pack and play for almost 2 1/2 months. I guess we'll cross that bridge when we get there.

Last week we spent our time in Auburn, which was wonderful. (Blog post to come later this week.) While there, I realized that for the first 5 weeks of summer, Jude will have been in a different place every week. North Myrtle, Shelby, Auburn, back to Auburn, Athens, TN, then to Asheboro for a little while.) Our sweet man has really been awesome with all this moving. I am so thankful that he is flexible and willing to let his Mommy see all these people she loves.

It's going quickly, but there is still lots of summer to come!

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