8 Weeks

It’s been an eventful couple of weeks. Our little Jax now weighs 11 pounds 12 ounces and is 24 inches long. That puts him in the 57th percentile for Lose Weight Exercise and the 90th for length! We were all surprised at those stats:

[It’s hot in our radiator-heated pre-war apartment; shirtless babies are a common sight.]

This little climber likes to push himself onto his feet and “walk” with one foot in front of the other. It’s easier when he can climb onto Daddy’s chest.

The hairdo? We call it the Shark Fin.

He spent the morning of his 8-week birthday at the doctor’s, after which he mostly just wanted to do this:

But that evening he woke up to videochat with Grandma Barb:

and Grandpa Chuck:

Last week we finally got Jacob’s passport, but taking the photo for it was an event unto itself. Here are the outtakes from our photo session November 4:

As you can see, he couldn’t stop looking at Daddy, and the smiles just got bigger and bigger! I guess he didn’t get the memo about how you have to look serious in passport photos now. In any case, Seth’s visible hand probably wouldn’t have gone over well with the State Department. But Jax had his airplane outfit on! How could anyone resist?

It turns out it was too soon to get the passport anyway (you have to go in person within 2 weeks of departure), so we got a chance at take 2 on November 9:

The trick was to take the photo from above him while he was laying on a white sheet. My finger is still in the shot, and it’s overexposed, but the clerk at the Passport Agency let it pass. Whew! Not that he will look like this anymore in even a month’s time…

We had lots of visitors recently, too. I hosted craft night, which was especially fun because former Craftnight NYC and now Craftnight Paris member Lily was in town.


Lily and Laurie

Laurie crafted an awesome mask for a masquerade wedding she was going to that weekend. Lily made her a matching feather “necklace”:

Late that evening Aunt Monica arrived from St. Paul, bearing awesome hand-made gifts, including this beautiful blanket:

and hat:

Monica was in town for a perfect autumn weekend.

A walk in Union Square provided many photo op’s.

Let’s pose by the trash can.

I’ll leave you with my favorite shots from week 8:

Chunky legs!

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