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.

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