I had a friend, Allyson, and her 7.5 month daughter Lizzy Kay over the other morning for breakfast. I put him in the crib at 8:10 and he cried until 8:20 after which A and LK arrived and I asked her for advice about sleeping longer than 45 minutes, expecting to hear him at any moment. Lo and behold, Jackson proceeded to sleep until 11:45!!! WHAT? I LOVE it. Our little boy is growing up. That being said, he has not taken a long nap since then but at least we know he is capable of it!
He is also cooing, which just suddenly showed up on Friday morning. It is fun to listen to him learn how to make new noises. He loved talking to the Byrne grandparents this weekend when we spent the night there.
We went out to Red Dog after Jonathan's intern exam for his second year of residency. Jackson has been bar hopping (well, not that we are really bar people, but you know....going out for dinner and drinks) since he was an infant so we might as well keep up the tradition!! I showed up with him in the Bjorn and he was the hit of the party. He was stingy with his smiles, though. Maybe he was overwhelmed with all the new people smiling at him and didn't know what to do! At the end of the afternoon, he curled up in Sarah's arms and got all snuggly. Sweet baby.
Jonathan and I also had the chance to go on a date on Friday! We received a Groupon for a coffee tasting for 2 from a friend who was unable to use it. We dropped Jackson off with Allyson and walked to the coffee shop near McArthur Mall. Whereas the coffee
tasting smelling was somewhat of a disappointment, we really enjoyed each other's company.