This update is for GG (Jacob's Great Grandmother; Jeff's Grandmother "Alice") She tells me that she looks morning, noon, and night for an update. So here you go GG...ENJOY!!! We love you!
Here's an update on the big guy...he's had a great week. The home health nurse came for another visit and Jacob is up to 17lbs 10 oz. He's also 28 1/2 inches long. This puts him in the 50th percentile for weight and 95th percentile for height. Apparently, Jacob has surpassed what Jeff weighed when he was 6 months. Way to go Jacob! The nurse listened to his lungs and said they sounded clear, but he was breathing a little fast, so we're going to keep an eye on that. She also evaluated his development in gross motor, fine motor, hearing, and vision skills. Hearing and vision seem okay at this point, but developmentally we are behind in gross and fine motor skills...Jacob just doesn't have alot of strength. His arms and legs are very weak, which can be expected from being in the hospital for so long. Please pray that Jacob can make some real progress with his strength in the next few months. We would really like to see him rolling over and sitting up by the time he is 8 months old. Maybe that's lofty, but we'd love to see Jacob making that kind of progress.
We have our Pulmonology appointment tomorrow. Jacob will get an ECHO and we will talk to the doctors about Oxygen and such. Keep us in your thoughts and prayers.
Here's what you all are really wanting to see...pictures!
As Mama Tuley was on her way to Little Rock to see Aunt Vonnie for her birthday, she stopped in for a short visit. She was amazed at how big Jacob had gotten since she last saw him. He's a growing boy! Here's a picture of them interacting. It was a good visit, but not long enough!
This picture was taken by a member of our SonSeekers class on the day of the shower at Woodmont. I thought it was a great picture of us together. Thanks for the pictures Cookie!
Jacob is really enjoying his fingers lately. Here's a close up of him chewing away. I wonder if any teeth are on the way???
This video was taken yesterday afternoon. I was in the kitchen getting some of his food ready and I heard some "racket" in the living room. This is how he was entertaining himself. I quickly got the camera and didn't make a sound because I didn't want to distract him or lose this moment. It was funny!