Chances are, if you know me, you've at least heard of Jennifer
Truman. She's my girl.
You probably also know she had a little boy, Jack, a year ago.
It hate to think she has a one year old baby who I've never met.
(Damn the distance between us!) The last time I was in Michigan
was just over a year ago, believe it or not. That's been my longest
stretch without going home since we originally moved in 2000.
She had Jack a week after I left.
Jen has been fabulous at keeping me posted on the first year
of his life and what motherhood has been like for her. So, I do
feel more connected then you'd think. I am beyond thankful
she has been willing to do that -- daily and weekly emails,
phone chats, pictures, her blog, and letters. I love that girl so
much, and even though I have not met Jack, I know he is
amazing because he comes from two incredible parents.
Can't argue with those odds!
Jack has sprung up like a weed in the last year. Here's a
look in roughly chronological order...
So tiny and brand new
First Halloween -- Captain Jack Sparrow
Talking to Grandma Annie
Just had a set of shots but still so happy
Showing off his strong neck and back muscles
Taking swimming lessons with dad
Self portrait with mommy
And another one. Look at that smile!
Faux hawk. This must have been during
Seaside with mom
Mother's Day Portrait
I believe I can stand...
Just happy to be
Seriously, he's so cute! I saw this picture and immediately
wanted to buy him presents.
Could his eyes be any more blue and perfect? His mom
used this one on his one year birthday party invitation.
Here he is celebrating the big 1.
Look at that expression. Priceless.
Hopefully he doesn't grow too much more before I get to see
him! He and his mommy should be swinging into Arizona for
a visit soon. I can't wait!!