Thursday, May 19, 2011

That's my boy!!

Jacob Stanton Greer celebrated his first birthday on May 2nd. And he is becoming such a big boy. At his one year check-up last Wednesday, he weighed in at 21.1 lbs. and measured 30.25 in. tall. That put him in the 25% for weight and 50% for height. He has a large head, measuring 18.50 in. which puts him in the top 25%. He has moved into size 12m clothes and still uses size 3 diapers. Jacob has 8 teeth which he uses to chew up everything. From chicken to toys to his sisters snacks to dog food it all goes in his mouth.  We are working on introducing sippy cups and cows milk. He seems to be doing ok with both, but still likes his milk warm and doesn't understand that some cups are not his to drink from. He still loves to eat by shoveling it down with two hands until it's all gone. His favorite food is hot dogs and green beans. But he's generally doesn't mind throwing down anything that is put in front of him.

Jacob was just starting to take his first steps when he turned one, and now he tries to take at least a few steps when getting from point A to point B. He loves to play with his big sister, follow her around, and scoop up the toy she was playing with as soon as she puts it down. This bothers Chaselyn to no end and often ends in a screaming match. Which eventually turns into a dinosaur roaring match and then to a raspberry, spitting match and then to hysterical laughing. Otherwise, he's very much into climbing on everything (and now standing once he reaches the top), the pull out game and cruising around on his little ride-on Pooh airplane. Phones and remotes are favorites too. He will point the remote at the tv and will pick-up my cell phone and say "Da-Da" and drool all over it.

So far he's only got "Ma-Ma" and "Da-Da" in his vocabulary. He also roars like a dinosaur. You can also ask him for a kiss and you'll receive one slobbery, open-mouthed smooch. Occasionally he tries to bite you too after the kiss. We're not sure if this is part of a bigger biting problem or just learning the proper smooching technique. So, we're keeping an eye on him and making sure those little love gnaws don't turn into a bad habit. He's also got a lot of new facial expressions. A big flirty grin with those innocent blue eyes. A sad face that will break your heart. And a smile and laugh that will melt your heart.  

Dear Jacob,

We love you. There are no other words to describe the joy and happiness that you have brought to our lives. In the past year, you have taught us so much. We never could have dreamed that our little boy could personify so many familiar characteristics of the other 3 family members and yet be such an individual. You are such a handsome little fella and kind hearted too. We are so thankful that we get to join you on this crazy adventure. And, we know it will be crazy because you are already showing us how you like to push the limits. We pray that we can guide you appropriately with God's help and help you to achieve everything He has planned for you.

Mommy & Daddy