Saturday, July 18, 2009

Genius I tell ya!

Jacob is a genius!! Well, to me at least. We were going to the library the other day after his dr appointment and I told him that we were going, and after I said library he said library! That's a pretty hard word, especially for a toddler. Then the other day I came across a pack of toddler books that we had gotten him. One of the books is farm animals. I went through it with him and named the animals, probably about 5 times. The next day he brought me the book, opened it, pointed to the goat and said "goat", then he did it with the goose! He can also point to the cow and the sheep and say those, but he's been saying cow for awhile now. He can also tell you what the cow, sheep, duck, dog and cat say!!

Monday, July 13, 2009

updates

So, I knew it had been awhile, but I didn't know it had been that long, yikes! But there's not much to tell. Mike got a full time job! Thank God!! He works down in Santa Clara, so he's not home. It's going to be rough, but hopefully come December when our tenant renews her lease we'll be able to rent a house down there so we can live together as a family again lol.

I put together a list of Jacob's words, he can say alot now! My little boy is growing up!
Hi
Momma
Dada
Kitty
Hi kitty
Cheese
Ball
Grapes
Applesauce
Couch
Shoe
Socks
Bath
Night night
Car
Truck
Van
Milk
Water
Banana
Book
Fish
Elmo
Gabba
Sit
Juice
Na-na (snack)
Please
Grandma
Grandpa
Outside
Up
No
oops

I'm sure there are a few that I'm missing, but that's all that I can think of. Not too shabby!

Jacob has been able to spend some time with his friends and play, it's so nice to see him interacting with other kids. He really gets along well with kids his age. He and Asa took turns playing with this one car at a party we were at. It was great to watch them play! He broke 3 new teeth, so we are up to 10 now. He has all 4 front top, 4 bottom front (even though 1 isn't 100% through yet) and then he has his bottom 1st molars! He did really well with breaking all of them through, and even got a fever of 102.4. But he really did great!

In mommy news, I finally got glasses. I knew after being pregnant that my eyesight was effected and I would need glasses, but we just didn't have eye insurance and it wasn't that bad. But I finally was able to get in and sure enough, I'm near-sighted. I pretty much have to wear them all the time, except when I'm doing something close up. They aren't the hippest frames, but they were free and I didn't have to pay 1 cent out of pocket for the glasses so I'm not complaining! I also was able to get a jogging stroller on Craigslist for $35!! So Jacob and I have been walking everyday so far, he loves it! Which is great, cuz that gets me motivated to get out and do it.


Overall, everything is going well. Jacob is a wonderful happy kid and I couldn't ask for anymore! I love him so much and everyday that I get to spend with him is such a blessing. School is coming along ok; I'm not anywhere near where I would like to be, but I'm trying to learn the terms as I go instead of doing it later. Slowly but surely right? I just hope I can still make my goal of finishing by the end of the year! Here are some random pics of Jacob. And a video, it's so cute if I do say so myself!
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Friday, May 15, 2009

Park pics

I'm sure most of you have seen these on Facebook already, but I wanted to post a couple here. Jacob just got his hair cut on Monday. He looks so adorable with a faux hawk!!







His vocabulary just keeps growing. Yesterday we were talking with my mom on Skype, and he started saying "blah blah blah Grandma". Clear as day!!! It was so cool. My mom just about melted! He hasn't said it since though. Maybe next time he sees her.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Long time

Been lazy. Not much to update on though. Jacob is doing great!! Vocabulary is up to about 10 words; let's see how many I can remember.

Hi (especially when the phone rings lol!)
cracker
momma
dada
cat
dog
bye bye
hot
water
car
tow truck (although I'm the only one who can understand that's what he's saying when he's saying it)

He's growing wonderfully! Sleeping in his crib every night. I've figured out that if he ony takes 1 nap during the day that he sleeps better at night, so I've been trying to do that more and more. Working out pretty well.

Here are some recent pics of him.

Mmm pickle


the "cats" he saw the other night (he kept saying cat cat cat so I finally looked to see what he was talking about)


He got in, but couldn't get out by himself


He also got his first real haircut before we went to Arizona to see my dad







This is the plate I made for his birthday. His handprint is at the top of the trunk, it's supposed to be the leaves of the tree, but the color selection at Color Me Mine sucks. The monkeys are the thumbprints of the kids that attended.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

1st birthday professional pics

I finally just got around to taking pics of the pictures. The scanner isn't hooked up so sorry for the quality. I'm pleased with them, except for the fact that you can see the strings from my shirt and the photographer didn't bother to say anything. Hopefully DH or a really nice great friend will photoshop them out for me!
















We were down in the Bay Area this past week, and there were a couple very nice days. Danea and I were able to meet up and take the boys to the park. Here are a couple pics.









Saturday, February 28, 2009

These shoes were made for walking


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I went and bought Jacob his first pair of real shoes yesterday. I got him Stride Rite early walkers, for kids just learning how to walk. They have a sole, but it's not stiff like normal shoes, but it still has support. He's been walking on them today which is good, because he wouldn't yesterday! So I think he's starting to get used to them. I'll try to get some video tomorrow of him walking in his shoes.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

crib training

It's been way past time to get Jacob to start sleeping in his crib. He used to after he got too big for the bassinett part of the play pen, but then we went to CA for a visit and man was it so much easier to have him in bed with me due to his nursing at night. So there is started, and we've been like that ever since.

Sunday was the first night he slept in his crib. I decided that I was going to do a modified version of CIO (cry it out), but I would stay in the room until he was asleep. So here's how the first night went:
nursed and rocked to sleep. continued to rock him until I knew he was out then transferred him to his crib. I turned on his Rainforest crib toy and told him is was ok, it was just time to go to sleep. Then I sat in the rocker. He cried for 15 minutes. The hardest part was when he was reaching out for me!!

Anyway, so after he cried for his 15 minutes, he sat down and watched his toy. Well, he fell asleep sitting up poor little guy!! I would try to lay him down when I knew he was out, but he would wake up and sit up again. So I just let him sleep sitting up.
About 10 Mike went in and was able to lay him down. I take Jacob into his room to start our process at about 7:45, I forgot to mention that part. Well, that first night, he slept through the night!!!! I was so shocked!! I didn't sleep very well but I was so happy! He didn't wake up until 7am!!

Night 2, much like night 1 except he only cried for like 1 minute!!!! And he laid himself down instead of falling asleep sitting up. He slept until 7am that night too!

Night 3, same as before; except he woke at 4:45, and I nursed him to sleep, put him in his crib, he cried, I stayed, he fell asleep, I went back to my room. Up for the day around 7.

Night 4, last night, much like night 3. So here we are on night 5, and someone did not want to go to sleep tonight!! But that's because he fought taking his morning nap so he took a long afternoon nap therefore not so tired at 7:45. But he's asleep now and all is well. Mom is tired herself tonight and is ready to go climb in her preheated bed.

walking fool!

Ever since Jacob took his first steps last week he's been doing a little more each day. Some days though, like the last couple, he hasn't taken very many. Well he's making up for it today!! He walked from the tv to the rocker earlier, which for him was probably at least 10 steps! He's really getting the hang of it today and wanting to walk and not crawl!! Yay Jacob!!

We had his 1 year appointment yesterday. He weighed 24 lbs 7 oz and was 30.5" long. Not bad, but I think they are off on his length.

For his birthday he received a gift card for Toys R Us. I found something that I knew he would like.




It's a fire engine ball pit! He loves balls so I knew he would like this. Although it seems right now all he really likes to do is throw the balls out. But hey, he's having fun!

He now knows 2 signs: milk and more. It's so cute to see him sign them! The next ones I am going to work on with him are please and hungry.

Monday, February 23, 2009

I forgot

I forgot to post the pics of him fingerpainting and eating his first cupcake!!









major update

Ok, so obviously I haven't update in a long time. It's because I haven't been home. I went down to the Bay Area for Jacob's party, and was planning on coming home just a couple days after that, once my grandma had her surgery.

The party went down without a hitch. We were fortunate to have lots of family and friends there to celebrate with us. Jacob had a great time. He got so many toys and clothes, he is such a fortunate boy! Here are some pics.









I made the cupcakes (devil's food and banana) and the monkey cake for Jacob's smash cake; which he did not end up smashing btw.




So my grandma had her surgery on the 3rd. She had to have a tumor removed that was on her spine hindering her walking and just her way of life. The surgery went great! We were worried that there would be some peralisis but the dr had a huge smile on his face when he came out to talk to us. They could already see the increased blood flow through her spine!
About a week after surgery she developed complications. She was suffering from septic shock, was had to be put on life support. It was so scary.
After many days in CCU she has now been transferred out of CCU and is now in the TCU, which is the transitional care unit. She should be transferred to the rehab center shortly so she can start recovering that way.

Our short trip ended up being 3 1/2 weeks! Yikes!! At least we were staying with family. Jacob loves playing with Cohen. They are so good together.

I think that's all that has been going on. There are alot more pictures from his party and such, check out facebook.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

fingerpainting and cupcakes

That is a preview of what's to come. I am down in the bay area right now, and all the pics are on our computer at home, so I won't be able to share until I get home. Jacob had a great birthday and loved his cupcake. He was a pro at eating it. We have his party this Saturday, I am so excited!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Happy 1st Birthday Jacob!

I love you baby, happy 1st birthday.

Pictures to come tonight regarding our day.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Yesterday was...

my due date lol. One year ago yesterday was the day my son was due. I remember feeling anxious, excited, scared, worried and in slight pain lol. Who was to know that 3 days later the best thing in my life, besides my husband, would happen.

With that being said, if I just skip Monday then he won't be 1 right?

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Happy New Year!

What? I'm late? Oh well. Jacob and I came home on Tuesday from being down in the bay area for Christmas. It was great btw, pictures to come below. Jacob caught a cold while we were down for Christmas, then I ended up with it too of course. We are both feeling better though, thanks for asking.

Jeff, Danea and Asa came up to visit for the weekend. It was so nice! Thanks guys, you can come up any time! While Mike and Jeff went shooting yesterday Danea and I took the boys and went to downtown Placerville and just walked around. We both agreed though that next time we'll leave the boys with their fathers and just go ourselves, it'll be much easier.

Oh, and why is it that my son has to take his socks off every time you don't put shoes on him!!

Anyway, we had a wonderful Christmas. On Christmas day after we opened gifts at Grandma's house we drove up to Mike's parent's cabin in Arnold since his family was all their. It was nice to be able to see them and spend some of Christmas with them.
Jacob was so spoiled! I don't think there's one toy out there that he doesn't have.






After Christmas I went shopping of course, and found that a chair I had been looking at for Jacob was on sale. I had to buy it, and he loves it!