I constantly say that I have the best friends in the world. The adorable baby hot tub above is just one more reason for me to love my friends. It was a super thoughtful gift from entrepreneur Bob Pritchett and his lovely wife Audra. Side note: Bob runs an awesome Bible Software company so if you’re looking for Bible Software, Logos is the place to shop. Jamisen LOVES his bathtub and the unique shape lets him sit upright, leaving his hands free to play in the water.
Another gift from an awesome entrepreneur friend, Jeff Hill and his wife Lynette, this bathrobe makes Jamisen look like such the little dude. Side note: Jeff runs the 1-800-GOT-JUNK franchise in the Seattle area and also a very neat no-cardboard-boxes moving solution called ‘FrogBox‘.
Notice Jamisen’s favorite ‘One Fish, Two Fish’ book in the background as Grandpa reads the always amazing “Moo Moo Baa La La” book (a gift from Artist Lisa McShane. She has one of Jamisen’s favorite shoulders to spit up on.) Jamisen still is loving his reading time AND as his neck strength improves, we’re noticing he has a longer attention span during reading time too.
Jamisen is so much fun. We laugh all the time. While he’s not laughing yet, he is definitely shrieking in that high pitched way that only babies can. It’s adorable. He is STILL nowhere close to sleeping through the night. His longest stretch is 3 hours and it usually starts at 7 p.m. so Chris and I are both a bit zombified every day but one smile from Jamisen at his 6 a.m. wake time and we’re rarin’ to greet the day with our little boy.
One of the things that has saved me in the mornings when Jamisen wakes up rarin’ to go at 6:00 a.m. (he is his Mother’s son for sure; I’m a super happy hyper morning person!) is the BOB stroller. Chris found one used for me on Craiglist and it is amazing! I love that it has shock absorbers. Jamisen and I run to the local natural foods co-op in the morning where I get a decaff, caramel sauce, hempmilk latte which promptly negates any calories I may have burned on the jog. That drink also clearly identifies me as ‘high maintenance’. Ha!
Jamisen’s latest trick is rolling from front to back (see video above). He still doesn’t roll from back to front (but given that he doesn’t like tummy time, I can’t say I’m surprised). He did this trick right when his Dad walked in the door on Wednesday. We were quite delighted and obviously showered praises on him, as if he had just solved Pythagoras’ theorem. Just call us “proud parents.” The one thing about parenthood that surprises me the most is how much fun it is! I didn’t expect it to be this much fun on a daily basis and we’re already talking about adding a little brother or little sister to the family.