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Saturday, February 13, 2010

2 months with Jacob



It's been another month with Jacob. How the time flies!!! He has been working hard on his social skills this month and smiled for the first time on 1/14/10 and cooed (not really sure how to spell that, maybe I should just say started cooing?) for the first time on 1/25/10. He has come close to laughing but hasn't quite gotten that down yet...I'm sure it will be soon, though!


During this month, we had a visit from Aunt Kathy, Benjamin, Great-Grandma and Great-Grandpa, and we traveled to Staci and Dave's house for Amilia's baby shower on 1/30/10. While we were in College Station, we weighed Jacob on Staci's scale and he was 14.2 lbs. Man oh man, what a big boy! He outgrew the bassinet at 6 weeks and he started wearing some 3-6 month clothes the last couple days of January because some of the 0-3 month clothes didn't want to snap anymore. His body is getting really long! I don't have his official length and weight yet because his doctor's appointment was cancelled due to the snow. I will add a line at the end of this post once I have his stats.


We also had Jacob's baby shower on 2/6/10, and had a wonderful time visiting with friends and being spoiled. He even cooperated by being in a good mood and/or sleeping almost the entire time. Woohoo!


Jacob is great at eating (like you couldn't already tell that from his weight!) and is starting to go a little longer in between feedings in the afternoon and evening...in fact, he will generally eat once after lunch, then nap for a while and eat 2-3 more times before we go to bed around 9pm. (this is MUCH better then the every hour feedings we were doing before!) He gets up to eat 2-3 times during the night, so we put him in bed with us so that I can get a little more sleep.
(This picture reminds me quite a bit of Samantha as a baby. The next picture is of her at about 2 months)


My plan is to put him in his own bed to sleep once he is only eating once each night. During the day, he takes naps in his own bed, but since he started protesting being swaddled, he wasn't sleeping for very long at all during his naps. He was getting grouchy and it was driving me crazy, but he slept great if he was laying on my chest...so I started thinking...and decided to try letting him sleep on his tummy. Now he sleeps well for his naps again. I know, I know, you are SUPPOSED to put babies to sleep on their backs...and I still do that at night, but I figured that during the day when I can check on him regularly, that it would be OK for him to be on his tummy. We are both much happier this way!

His eyes are still blue for the time being, but I'm not holding my breath about them staying blue...I guess we'll see what happens.

Here are several attempts at capturing his adorable smile on camera...I kept getting close, but couldn't quite get it right!








Don't you just love how cute he is when he folds his lip like that?!


It's been a great month with our baby boy and we are looking forward to what the future brings :)

OK, so at Jacob's appointment, he weighed 14lbs 15oz (above the 95th%, Samantha was 15lbs 1.5oz at 10 months!) was 23.5 inches (75th%) and his head was 14.5 inches (50%) The doctor was really NOT happy about me putting him down even for a nap on his tummy, so we have been working on keeping him on his back or side for naps. But now he doesn't sleep for very long at all again...unless he is held or sleeping beside one of us. Hopefully he adjusts before too much longer!

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