We are trying actual baby food now. I can't believe it, but he is ready and I think he enjoys it. I am going to try to make my own baby food, but so far I have given him store-bought food. I will make the apples, bananas, avocado, etc. -- the easy stuff. We started him on sweet potatoes. He liked it, but didn't love it. He eats about a tablespoon a night so far. He will eat more as he gets older. Nate is also feeding him rice cereal in the morning. I think the sweet potatoes were a success.
Rice Cereal Face
Sweet Potato Face
Then we tried pears tonight for the first time in his new high chair that we got yesterday. He LOVED the pears. He especially loved the pears when I played airplane with him. He thinks it's hilarious.
I also bought him a new toy. Now that he is semi-sitting up by himself and always hitting things in front of him, I bought him this light-up piano thing that whenever he hits the keys a song plays and lights up. He loves this toy and encourages him to sit up longer. It also keeps him entertained.
We're going to try our hardest to update the blog as often as possible because each day brings something new to Jacob's life and development.
That said, let me start by updating y'all on our recent trip to Chicago for my cousin's wedding. It was Jacob's first time in the Windy City and a first for much of my side of the family to meet him.
We flew in early Friday morning. It was Jacob's second time on a plane. The little frequent flyer is becoming a pro. Hopefully he'll learn from our mistake and get to the airport EEAARRLLYY when traveling with an infant! We got to the check-in counter about an hour before our plane took off but we hit a bit of a snag because we didn't have paperwork that verified Jacob was under two years old. Yes, you read that right. Southwest plays strictly by the rules. The check-in lady knew he was way under 2, but she said they needed something on file so they don't get fined by the FAA. Luckily the lady was understanding and let us on. We just had to get the paperwork before we flew back to Nashville. It's stupid, but Southwest still is, in my opinion, the best airline.
Anyway, we fed him a bottle on the way up to prevent his ears from clogging. Instead of falling asleep, he played the whole time. He was great on the plane and impressed the guy sitting next to us, who loved watching him.
Jacob also behaved very well throughout the rest of the weekend. He has a great personality and is such a happy baby. We really glad everyone got to see that side of him.
While we were at the wedding, my Auntie Sue (my mom's longtime friend) and her daughter, Jill, babysat Jacob in our hotel room. We were elated to hear he was good without us (we think he might be developing separation anxiety.) Erin and I enjoyed a nice night out. We had a few drinks and didn't have to worry about diaper changes or feedings, but we just couldn't stop talking about Jacob. He's a big part of our lives. I guess that shows just how much we love the little booger.
To wrap up this long post, Jacob finally got to meet his other great-grandparents. It's amazing and a blessing that Jacob has five great-grandparents. My grandparents absolutely loved him and already had gifts on hand. They, along with some other family members, will get another opportunity to see him when we go back to Chicago at the end of October for my cousin's bat-mitzvah.
For those who made it this far, the next few posts will be much, much shorter. Some will just be pictures. Everyone likes to look at pictures.
Today is Nate and I's 2 year anniversary. I can't believe that 2 years have gone by. I can't believe that I have been married to the man of my dreams for 2 years. It has been the best 2 years of my life. We celebrated our marriage in Jamaica, we traveled to Dallas, Atlanta, Tunica/memphis, Philadelphia, and Nashville, we bought a new truck, and we were blessed with a baby boy. A lot has happened in the last 2 years and I couldnt have asked for anything more. I am so proud to be apart of Nate's family. The last 2 years have been wonderful and I know there will be many many many more to come. I cant wait to see what my future holds with my husband.
Today has been a great day. I woke up this morning after Jacob slept all night for the second time in a row! YAY! There was a beautiful card on my bag from Nate. While I was at school, Nate and Jacob walked into my classroom and Nate had 2 dozen roses in his hand and he was all dressed up. I was so excited for my students to meet Jacob. They loved him and he loved them back. He was smiling at them and talking to them. It was so sweet to get such beautiful flowers as well. Unfortunately Nate works at nights so we couldnt celebrate our anniversary, but will go to a very nice dinner on Friday night. After Nate left for work, Jacob and I went to the mall. Of course we had to stop by Old Navy and get some clothes. So I bought myself a little anniversary present which was a pair of jeans and a new pair of shoes for Jacob. I love buying clothes for Jacob and making sure he is always dressing cute and preppy:) CHeck it out:
Nate and Erin met at the University of Kansas during their freshman year. They graduated from KU in 2006 and moved to Clarksville, TN. Dolly joined their family in January of 2007. This is when their family started. They were married in Dallas on September 2, 2007. Nate works at the Williamson Medical Center and Erin is a Kindergarten Teacher at Blackman Elementary. Jacob Lee joined our family on April 10, 2009. And they bought their first house in La Vergne in April '10. Our life is complete and wonderful