Yayayayayay! Yesterday afternoon after taking a really good nap I noticed that there was a little white thing in his mouth- sure enough it was his first toothy! It was his bottom middle one on the left side. We had to call Daddy right away and tell him the good news. We are all so excited for him!
And then today the right one on the bottom came through too. He is getting to be a big boy! Hopefully now he will get some relief for a while from the teething aches and pains.
This has to be a short journal entry because I have to get myself ready for work. But I wanted to be sure to tell you that all of the pictures from our trip are uploaded into the Baby Albums page. I will tell you more about our vacation later this week once I am off of work. But I can say that it was incredibly hard to get back to the real world of working and getting up early (because we have to, not because Jackson woke us up)! We had a fabulous time and are so sorry that it is over all ready. It was one fast week! So be sure to check out the pictures from Jackson's first vacation and if you have time, leave us a note in the guest book. We always love hearing from you guys!
We are all so excited! This will be Jackson's first vacation, his first time feeling sand and the ocean on his feet. It will be so neat for us to watch all of his reactions. I have the day off today so I will be working like a mad woman to do all the laundry, straighten up the house (so we don't have to come home to a messy home) and then try and get everything packed. Although I am sure I will forget something along the way- thank goodness for Food Lion! It is really amazing how much stuff an infant needs for vacation. I think Jackson has more stuff then Scott and I combined!
We are splitting up our drive between two days. We will drive halfway tomorrow, stay overnight in a hotel and then finish the trip on Sunday our check in day. In the past we have driven straight through. But with a baby we are concerned that it would be too much for him. Plus, we don't need to enter our vacation stressed out if we don't need to. We have stocked up on Baby Einstein, Praise Baby and Classical Baby DVD's and have borrowed Bonnie and Neil's portable DVD player. We are hoping that these will bring a little bit of entertainment for Jackson so he won't be completely bored and thus fussy. Keep your fingers crossed that the drive won't be a total nightmare for all of us- we are remaining positive!
I am definitely excited for this trip for other reasons too. This will be the perfect opportunity for Jackson to get completely cozy with Grammy and Pop, and Great Grandma Lois and GiGi. At his age if he isn't seeing people on a very regular basis he gets a bit nervous and clingy with me. The books call it Separation Anxiety. If it has been a week or longer since his last visit with a person he has to get comfortable all over again with them. So it will be pretty cool for everyone for some nice bonding time together.
There is a hurricane coming through the surrounding area of OBX- not hitting us but we will probably be feeling the affects. Hopefully they will be minimal and we can still enjoy the weather and not have all rain everyday! A day here or there is OK, perfect shopping weather :) But I need a tan, darn it! Please God, send us some nice weather!
Well, when we get back I will upload all of the pictures of our trip, so be sure to check back in a week! Lots of love to you all and we will talk to you all soon!