Sunday, September 12, 2010

9 months

Yes. It's true. Jacob turned 9 months old yesterday. It seems so strange. Time is disconnected. On one hand, I think, how can he possibly be nine months old? On the other hand it seems that he has been part of our lives for so much longer than that.

He is so big! He wears mostly 18 month clothes now. His pajamas, however, are 2T. We discovered that he could wear Samantha's one evening when his few pairs of PJs were all dirty, so I bought him a few pairs of his own. He weighs 21.6 pounds, but I don't know how long he is. I will let you know as soon as I do, which should be at his 9 month well baby visit on 9/24.

He has 6 teeth. He cruises all over the place and he is the fastest you have ever seen at crawling. He gets into everything, even when you think everything has been put away. He keeps us on our toes.

He goes to bed at 8pm, wakes up to nurse around 5am, and goes back to sleep until 7 or 7:30am. He takes a nap at 10 am for about an hour and at about 2pm for about an hour and a half. Well, if his sister doesn't wake him up, that is. It's not that she tries to wake him up, it's just that she loves her brother so much that when she hears him stirring at all, she starts yelling "Jacob's awake! Jacob's awake!" And then, of course, he really is awake. Today, I have Jacob napping in his bed and Samantha napping in mine, hoping that they will both be well rested today. If it works, they will have their afternoon nap in different rooms every day.

Anyway, back to Jacob...He is a Mommy's boy right now, but he also enjoys other people. As long as I don't leave the room. He will giggle for his sister when he won't laugh for anyone else. He loves to swing outside in the baby swing, and will calm down as soon as we start going near it if he is fussy.

He eats and eats and eats. Brent tells me not to tell him how much Jacob eats because he doesn't want to know. He is VERY afraid of the teenage years.

(I love this picture, so I definitely wanted to share it with you, but for some reason, each time I try to upload it, it turns on its side. So just tilt your head to the side to view it correctly, please.)