Category Archives: Learning
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Jackson is SO close to sitting independently. He can actually go a few minutes without falling over but still needs an occasional bump in the right direction to find his center balance. Sometimes he looks likes he’s going to fall backwards but then muscles his way back to center. Must be those toned abs doing […]Read More
Mr. Vino Teether
We decided to go out to eat to see how Jackson would do. It was a little risky because we went at 6:30, which was pushing into 8pm bedtime. But Jackson did great! He was very mature, taking in the wine menu. He decided after a good look that nothing interested him on the list. But […]Read More
Jackson’s great aunties got him some new wheels for Christmas. He loves going for walks and now he has a whole new front-facing, upright view of the world he strolls by. Thank you Auntie Selina, Auntie Sue, Auntie Shirl, Auntie Bev and Auntie Mimi! Although Jackson’s face doesn’t show it, he loved his new stroller. […]Read More
First day at daycare!!!
Most traumatic day for the entire family — well, except for Jackson! He was in great spirits as I handed him over to Sherry, one of his new caretakers at the Saltbox school. We are lucky to have an in-home daycare within walking distance of our house, and a great one as well! He will […]Read More
We have a boxer
11 weeks old — Jackson’s newest discovery is that he has body parts! He holds his fists up alll day long like he’s boxing. He stares at those bad boys while making a sucking motion because he wants his fist in his mouth but cant figure out how to get them there. It’s so cute… but the fists […]Read More
When everyone told me, “Cherish the moments. Babies grow up so fast”, they weren’t joking. Jackson is 5 weeks old and I keep making comparisons to only a few short weeks ago. It’s bittersweet. I want my newborn back, but I’m so glad that he’s healthy and growing. He is also becoming so much more engaged and fun […]Read More
What’s in a name?
Our Jackson Davis Adu was born on a Sunday, so he inherits the Akan Day Name, Kwasi (some spell it Kwesi). It just so happens that my great-grandfather, a former local chief in my father’s hometown in Ghana, was also a Kwasi! Jackson is fortunate to inherit his great-great-grandfather’s distinction, “Papa” (or “Paa,” for short), referring […]Read More
Just so amazed!
In two and a half hours, it’ll be exactly two weeks since Jackson arrived, and I’m just so amazed at everything about him. As I sit here watching him nap peacefully in his rock and play all swaddled up, I just can’t stop thinking about how beautiful and amazing our time with him has been […]Read More