Monday, September 27, 2010

5 months old!

Happy 5 month birthday to Jacob today!  Can you believe it?  Just a few updates for this post as we are very busy this week.  We've put an offer in on a new house, but it's contingent on our house being on the market, so we are feverishly working to get our house ready to sell by this Friday.  It looks like a tornado hit here! 

But this blog is about Jacob's journeys, so here's the scoop:
Weight: 16 lbs 2 oz    Height: ~27 inches
Jacob's newest trick is rolling over, or almost.  He props himself up on his side regularly and kicks his legs enough to wriggle around.  But the other night, we left him on our bed and when we came back into the room, he was on his tummy!  We didn't actually see him do it, but know it's possible.  Look out world! 

He also started Physical Therapy a couple of weeks ago.  Maybe that's what's making the difference.  PT will help strengthen his core and upper body muscles to help support his large head and rolling over.  Overall, Jacob is about 1-2 months behind in his physical development (most babies roll over ~4 months).  But it's been exciting to see how fast he's learning and that he's getting stronger every day. 

It's also been fun to see Jacob's personality come out too.  He's usually a really happy, laid back guy.  And he's got a smile and bright blue eyes that just light up the room.  No matter how stressful the day has been, one look from Jacob melts it all away. 

We'll post more pictures...once we unpack the camera.  Appreciate your prayers for Jacob and for us in the home-buying process.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Take me out to the ball game!

Hello friends!
We have been a busy family in the last few weeks.  Jacob has had several appointments in follow up from the neurologist and pediatrician, all with good news.  He passed his hearing test with flying colors.  The eye doctor said he might be a little far-sighted, but that's normal for his age.  He didn't pick things up in his field of vision right away, but that seems to be improving too. 

Today, Jacob started physical therapy.  The best part is that our friend from church is his therapist.   She had some good exercises for us to work on at home.  He is definitely behind the curve on his physical development.  But we are encouraged by the progress we've seen even in the last month. 

The most fun in the last few weeks has been seeing Jacob's personality begin to come out.  He is usually very happy and smiling.  And the best sound in the world is his laughter.  We're working on a better bedtime routine.  He likes being read to and is learning to play with toys a little bit. 

Last weekend, we went to 4 baseball games in a row!  The Tacoma Rainiers were in the playoffs, but our local Cheney Stadium is under construction, so all 3 games were played at Safeco Field in Seattle.  We had great seats, 2 rows behind home plate.  Then on Monday, Auntie Joy gave us tickets to see the Mariners vs. the Red Sox.  The Rainiers finally won the championship, but the Mariners lost.  We've seen our fill of baseball for the summer now!  On to the wonders of Fall. 

We are excited to celebrate his 5 month birthday soon.  Wow!  Where has the time gone?  Jacob is getting so big!