Thursday, October 11, 2007
It is such a relief to have Keith back home. His two week deployment turned into three and soon he'll be off again. Thankfully we'll all be together for the holidays including Meme Laurie and Grandpa Tom. Pretty soon we'll have our first Halloween in Japan and it looks like the locals trick-or-treat just like we do. I can't wait for all the little ghouls and goblins to show up at my doorstep. Decorations were one thing I didn't bring very many of, just Christmas and Easter...you know, the important ones. Luckily all of the stores around here are chock full of festive accoutrement's to put us in the holiday spirit. Nona Julie even picked up a few to take back with her to Chicago. Sadly, tomorrow she heads back, unwillingly leaving Jack here with me. I am holding him as I type so she doesn't try to smuggle him in her luggage.
Other than the excitement of Keith being home for a little while, everything around here is day to day. Every time I pick up Jack he seems to have a new sound or smile, he's really becoming quite the character. He's putting on plenty of weight just like a good baby should. Keith commented that his chubby legs are "spilling" over his feet. I am not surprised since he eats non-stop. It isn't a problem until we are in the middle of a department store and he realizes it's been an hour since he last ate. The fit he throws would lead a stranger to believe he has not eaten in a week! He does collect quite a following of Japanese women who all comment, "sono ko wa kawaii desu" - "very cute baby". They are also amazed when I tell them he is only six weeks. He is a total flirt already and he seems so much more alert than other babies around his age. The best smiles come right after he's done eating but I am selfish with those, especially since there is some nakedness involved.
It's time for the Webber family to turn in for the night. Jack usually sleeps from 9-11, 12-2 or 3, then 3 or 4 to 5 then 5:30 to 7:30. Needless to say I am eternally tired, but I figure his willingness to be lovingly cradled in my arms 24/7 will not last forever so I will take advantage of every moment.
Posted by Jenn Webber at 8:14 PM