Friday, September 10, 2010

Seven Months Going On Eight Months...

Today we did Jackson's 7 months pictures, might as well have been 8 months.  He will be 8 months on September 12th which is this  Sunday!

So Jackson's new things...  Labor day weekend he finally got his first tooth and than his second one came in right after it.  Now he has two bottom front teeth.  He has been very needy and fussy this past month and especially so last weekend.  I am happy to say he is much better right now... or at least until the next tooth decides to break skin. :o)  Not my most favorite stage, but he is so dang cute it makes up for it!  He is just starting to learn to clap.  I got him to do it once and since than he kind of claps, he is still trying to get it.  That or he just starts shaking his head back and forth.  He has that one down.  That was not something I wanted to teach him, but oh well it happened.  And I am convinced he knows what shaking his head back and forth means now!  The little stinker does that to me when I try to wipe his nose or do something he finds irritating.  Sheesh...

We also got him to start waving now.  That's his newest thing.  We are working on that one with him.  Not sure if he knows what it means yet.  I think he just likes copying us.  He is still not crawling or flipping over.  He is very content to stay there and chill out.  I keep working with him, but he has absolutely no desire to crawl much less be on his stomach.  One day he will...  That or he will be a permanent fixture on our floor.  That was a NOT joke!  Anyways here are some of our pictures today.  Some of these were taken in front of our house and the rest are inside our living room.  I was practicing with my flashes for the inside ones.

He looks like Gollum here...  "My precious... Must have the precious. They stole it from us. Sneaky little hobbitses. Wicked, tricksy, false!"

I just started a flash photography course this past week and I was practicing with these pictures in the house.  I used two flashes and placed them around Jackson and fired them all off at the same time.  I was having fun with it. :o)  I can't wait for the rest of the classes this month!!!

These pictures I used a flash behind Jackson for some back lighting.