Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Winter Bugs....Bah!

Well...Jacob's cold has not gone away, and since I last posted Jacob developed a cough that got really bad throughout the weekend. We've been housebound for a while now, except for Superbowl Sunday (we'll get to that later), and the trip to the pediatrician on Monday. So, we are ready for Winter to end so we can get outside and get rid of these nasty winter bugs!

New things he's doing:

Jacob has gotten really good at rotating in his crib...it takes him no time at all now. He has figured out how to bounce while standing and holding onto things. He likes to "grunt" for attention and when answering a question. He is throwing EVERYTHING. Some advice on when/how that stops...please. He can roll a ball back and forth while sitting. He rather enjoys that game (as does Jackson). He loves reading books and turning pages. He listens to Michael Buble and "dances" to the music! :) He copies sounds that we make and tries to figure out change in pitch. He doesn't like it when we "make" him hold something....he would rather do it himself. When laying on his back he lifts his bottom up and down in the air by pushing down on his feet, while laughing! What a goof! He loves Jackson and often tries to imitate his bark with a grunt when he hears him barking.

Here's some pictures of Jacob from this week.

Standing and holding onto the coffee table. He mostly just stands there and looks around. He's not confident enough to move anywhere yet!
Fell asleep in his crib...after about 30 minutes of rotating. This is how he ended up!

Best Buds!
Jacob "singing" and "dancing" to Michael Buble. He thought his sock made a good stage prop, until he threw it on the floor! :)

This picture was my doing. I opened the drawer in his room to see what he'd do. As I was putting things away in his room, he thought it would be fun to pull things out, so I'd have more to put away. Wasn't that thoughtful of him?
Now to Superbowl Sunday...
Our small group usually meets on Sunday nights. So we decided to meet at the Beasley's house and watch the game together. Jacob wasn't feeling his best, but he wasn't horrible either, so we decided to go. Here's a picture of Sam and Jacob together on the couch. Sam loves Jacob and was trying to sit in his lap and play with him all night. Here's a couple of pictures of the two of them. I can't wait for the day when Jacob can run around with Sam on Sunday nights! :)
Trying to hug! :)

Thanks for checking in with us this week.


  1. I love the pics of Jacob in his high chair. What a ham! Looks like he's doing really well. Brad says Carter is like a pinball machine in his crib b/c he rolls all over!

  2. It looks like Jacob already has a best friend in Jackson! What great pictures from the past week. We're praying Jacob kicks that cold once and for all!!!

  3. Throwing is a boy thing. I have 3 sons and 11 grandsons so I should know. I also have been teaching one year olds at church for 10 years and have noticed that the little boys like to throw all my props either at me or behind there chair. I wished I could say it will pass, but I can't. Before you know it, Jacob will be playing little league baseball and the practice will come in handy. He is precious with that big ole smile. Thanks for sharing his growing up on you blog. I will continue to pray for your family. Jacob is indeed one of God's special miracles. It's easy to see how much you are enjoying him. God bless. Barbara Jones

  4. GJo says hi! Loved the pics. He's bouncing hugh, while standing...before you know it he'll let go of that coffee table. Have a wonderful weekend. Love to you all, Mom

  5. The "best buds" picture is now my background pic. It makes me think of Jacob and you guys each time I see it and then I thank God that he has proved the doctors completely wrong about many many things. Have a good weekend. God bless all of you.

    Diane and Daniel Dishmon