You have been put through the ringer this month. We've all been under the weather and unfortunately you ended up with RSV, an ear infection and just two days ago you were also diagnosed with Thrush. It hasn't been fun, but you have seriously handled it all like a champ. You have barely complained even though you have every right to. It's broken my heart to see you sick so early on in life, but I've been so proud of how tough you are.
We also figured out you are dairy intolerant this month. In fact, you seem to have a sensitive tummy all together. Anything remotely spicy will make your face break out into a terrible rash and black beans make you scream bloody murder. Once we got all that figured out you have been a much happier baby and all the spitting up has subsided. I'm hoping all of this improves over time and you won't end up with food allergies, but only time will tell.
Despite all the sickness you have still been growing. You gained a pound this month (10lbs 4oz) and are currently wearing 0-3 month as well as 3 month clothes. You are also wearing size 1 disposable diapers and small cloth diapers. You are still measuring 21in although I really don't think anyone can get a good measurement because you love to stay all curled up. Your eyes are still a beautiful steel blue and sometimes I swear they are grey. I've yet to be able to capture their true color on camera, but they remind me exactly of your great-grandmother's. I hope they stay this color, but I think I am beginning to see a little green sneak in. I guess we will just have to wait and see!
You've had a few firsts this month. You've seen your first snowfall (and hated it), perfected the frowny face and began to smile when you hear mommy and daddy talking to you. You are also coo-ing back at us and making all those sweet little baby sounds that melt my heart.
Ethan has still been very curious about you. There is a tinge of jealousy coming out, but he is also very quick to show you off to people by proudly exclaiming "This is baby Jack!". I hear reports that he talks about you at school very often. I even spotted him sweetly holding your hand and telling you "Don't cry baby Jack." on multiple occasions when we were in the car...that is...until we had to separate you two after he figured out your carrier made a great foot rest. Ahem.
It's been a very eventful month for you Jackson and unfortunately it's included a lot of sickness. Hopefully next month will include more fun times for you!
I love you to the moon and back,