Jacob is on the move. He started really crawling just days after his 9th month was over, and quickly progressed to pulling up and cruising around the couch like it was nobody's business. And that seemed to be how he felt about it too. It was nobody's business what he was doing. It was his business to figure out what everyone else was doing. With as quickly as he progressed from the army crawl, to crawling on all fours, to cruising around vertically, we really thought he might be walking well ahead of schedule. Thankfully those first steps haven't happened yet, but you can see it in his eyes. He's just waiting for us to leave him alone for a while.
Jacob has also started to have a more refined palette. He's getting pretty sick of that old jarred stuff. And if you are eating, you better make sure you've got some kind of little niblet to share with him. He will still eat his cereal, jars of fruits and veggies, and even some of the jarred meals. That is as long as no one is eating real food nearby. Favorites include snatching some of Chaselyn's ravioli's, bread bits and little puffs of varying flavors. Oh yeah, and bottles are only accepted when sleeping time is not too far away.
And to top it all off, Jacob was making all of these strides to becoming a big boy while suffering through his first ear infections. Thankfully we got the all clear yesterday after 3 rounds of antibiotics.
Jacob is really at a fun age. He's starting to play with everyone! That includes his big sister. It's so amazing to see them play together. Chaselyn tries to help, but it often comes off a little more rough than what we would like.
Also, we celebrated Valentine's day. It wasn't too big of a deal, but look at these cuties.
And Mommy and Daddy are getting some of the most amazing hugs and squeezes.
You are growing up so fast! It's unbelievable. You're moving and playing and turning in to such the little man. It's so exciting to think where you will be in just a few short months. But we are so thankful you are giving us a little more time with baby Jacob. It's very neat to watch you learn to play and interact. To watch you and see how you went from pulling up to cruising to stretching to get books and puzzles off the shelves. It's so fun! We hope that we can be the parents that you need us to be. To guide you in your development to teach you the things you need to know and to be able to let you fall when that will teach you best. We love you very much and are thankful for all the precious memories we get to share with you.
Mom of beautiful Chaselyn and handsome Jacob.
Wife of wonderful husband Stanton.
Daughter of lovely parents.
Sister of siblings I've grown to love (yes it took some growing on my part to learn to love them).
Doctor of Philosophy in Statistics.
Student of life.
Friend of many great people.
Child of God.