Friday, October 30, 2009

Fridays with the Tuley's

Jacob turned 9 months on Monday. We can't believe it! Jacob has had a great week...he's showing off some new skills that he's mastered, such as sitting without support and saying his first word. You'll have to watch the video to see what it was!!! He's growing so fast right before our eyes and we are relishing every second that we can with this little miracle. Things are so special for us, and we applaud EVERY milestone that he achieves. We are so proud of him and look forward to all that God has in store for this little one.

Hope you enjoy the pictures this week. We had a good time taking them! :)

Here we are at our church's Trunk or Treat. Jacob is sporting his Tiger Costume for all to see! When Jacob was in the NICU and had his surgeries, Jeff liked to call his scars his Tiger Stripes. So I thought it was fitting that Jacob sport his Tiger stripes in a Tiger costume. Grrrrrr! What a tough Tiger! You can see by the look on his face that he's not thrilled about his hat...we however, are totally elated! :) You can kind of see our "Jungle" in the background. Our small group pulled together and helped out with this one...thank goodness...I wasn't sure what I'd gotten us into by signing up for a "SPOT" at the Trunk or Treat. But it proved to be a really great time!

Let's try for a smile without the tiger hat????
At least Mommy's happy!
One more try with Daddy and the tiger hat???
Well, maybe a partial smile???
But not really.
On Wednesday we had another Jacob Photoshoot in his usual chair. He looked so cute in his Glow in the Dark skeleton shirt. Can you see the candy that is going down into the belly? So cute!

Of course, Jackson had to get in on the photoshoot. They really do "LOVE" each other. Sometimes Jackson loves (licks) on Jacob a little too much. But Jacob just laughs and takes it!
Jeff and Jacob play with this music/educational toy alot in the evenings. It's so cute hearing Jeff sing along with the toy as it sings its numbers and letters. He always adds his own little variations, which is pretty funny to hear. Jacob is so proud of himself when he makes it/daddy sing.
This is the NEW SKILLS section of the blog...haha!
Here's Jacob about to play with the hungry caterpillar rings...doesn't he look thrilled... hee hee.
But, you can see how straight his back is...this has been alot of work to get him to sit up so straight.
Then, when I was snapping pictures he decided to try out lifting his hands...he looks like he's concentrating so hard. Don't mind the messy mirror. Somebody, not saying who, touches it with slobbery hands and I haven't cleaned it yet.

That same somebody, with the slobbery hands that touches the mirror, was now confident enough to lift the ring to his mouth WITH BOTH HANDS while sitting. YAY!!!!!!!! Way to go Jacob. We're so proud of you!

Then of course, Jacob is showing off his speaking skills in this video. See if you can tell what he's saying??? Needless to say, there have been some tears shed over this word...sniff sniff. :)

As always, thanks for checking in with us today. So many of you that follow this blog have been witnesses of one of the many miracles that God is a part of. We are always grateful for the continued support and prayers that are still being lifted up for Jacob. May you have a blessed day!


  1. I love hearing him talk!! I know it melts your heart. He is doing great. Thanks for keeping us updated.

  2. LOVE the video! Now Jeff needs to get to work teaching him daddy :-)

  3. Jacob is such a doll, he makes a great tiger and I especially love him saying Mama. Jacob looks so cute in his skeleton candy shirt. He is getting so big. Thanks for sharing the pictures. Katie

  4. Yeah for Jacob . . . and for you! Both my kids said da-da first. :) He is a little miracle - and the cutest tiger ever!

  5. WOW! I am fighting back tears as I see how far Jacob has come, his surgeries, everything, and seeing him sitting up, put objects in his motuh and slobbering on them, and then seeing him say "Mama"...ahhhh! he's soooo caught up to where he should be for his age pretty much despite EVERYTHING he has been through. God has definitely been taking care of precious Jacob! And it doesn't hurt that he has some fabulous parents!!! Go Jacob!

  6. He is so precious! Ive been following his story and wow- what a fighter!

    I was in youth group and friends with Jon at NACC

    Keep in touch!


  7. what a special halloween! he is SO cute in his costume (and in every picture:))