Sunday, February 20, 2011

Nine! Nine! Nine!

(Think seagulls in Finding Nemo to get the true effect of the title)

So, somehow it's happened. Jacob grew some more. I don't know how it happened, I tried to stop it, but he insist on eating and sleeping and growing.


Jacob started the month with the two bottom teeth. By the end of the month he had another on his bottom left and the buds of the two top teeth about to come through. Jacob is now just under 19 lbs. (18.95 at the doctors office on the 16th) and he's 28 inches tall. That's only about 7 inches shorter than big sister Chaselyn. Jacob is right on the 50% mark for his height to weight ratio. His head circumference is in the 75th percentile for his age. But in my eyes, he's just the handsomest little man I've ever seen. I mean just look at this face.


We get lots of compliments on how handsome he is. Particularly, his perfectly boyish hair and those baby blue eyes to complement the dark hair.  His coloration shows his love of carrots and squash.

And he's learned several new tricks. During this month he learned some cool pacifier tricks, like how to grab it and stick it in his mouth on a regular basis. And even more fun is to stick it in sideways and see how much
he can get in before Mommy worries about him swallowing the whole thing.

He also began excelling at sitting and playing. A great joy to watch and a great joy for him to do. The beginning stages of crawling came with the army crawl. By the end of the month, the little man could come find me anywhere.

We had some great family visits too. Granny, Papa, and Rachel came to visit at the beginning of the month. We all watched the Sugar bowl together.

It didn't turn out quite as we had hoped,

but it was fun to watch and cheer any way.

Later in the month Ducky and CrawDad came for a visit. They were only here for a short while, but we made the most of it.

Big Sister Chaselyn really has stepped up her role. She helps Jacob find toys.


She helps him out in the bathtub.

She even got to help feed him once. Which was quite the fun treat for everyone.

And she was a super good helper when Mommy was feeling sick and Daddy was away.

You can see the love between them.

All kidding aside, it's great to see them just starting to play together and interact. There are going to be lots of bumps, bruises, long talks and lessons for us all to learn along the way. But through it all, I can see our family values forming. It's so exciting and extremely scary all at the same time.


You are an amazing little man. As Daddy says, you seem to have grown out of that little baby phase. Now you're seemingly ready to take care of yourself. You like to hold your bottle for yourself. You would love it if we would let you hold your own spoon. You are an explorer, and you like to do things on your own. But you still like for us to be nearby while you learn. So, thanks for that. We love watching you grow and learn. With your increased mobility, we have seen your eyes opened to many new experiences. You have a knack for finding the most questionable item to play with amidst a sea of age appropriate toys. You are not afraid to drag yourself all across the house to find Mommy or Daddy who happened to walk by a few minutes earlier. And it seems as though you have your Daddy's sleeping tendencies. You seem to be sure that as soon as you fall asleep the most wonderful thing is going to happen. But we love you for it. It is amazing to see how different you are from your sister who has the same genes and the same parenting. You are your own man. And we can forsee that being a point of contention in the future. However, we promise, we will try to let your free spirit grow as big and as great as God has planned. But just remember that it is nice to have Mommy and Daddy around just in case. 

Mommy and Daddy

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