Tuesday, November 24, 2009

And we're off!

No longer a dull moment in the Karlin household.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Baby pull-ups

Jacob has learned to pull himself up. Good for him. Bad for us. Time to lower the crib!

Giggle Monster Pt. 3

This was filmed after we got home from Chicago. It was around 10 or 11 p.m. — way past Jacob's bedtime. He slept during the entire flight, though, so he wasn't tired. But he was in a giggling mood! He was already laughing his head off for a few minutes before he decided to record it. It's hilarious to us to see what he finds side-splitting hysterical.

He slept like a baby that night.

Best friends

Now that Jacob is developing a playful personality, he's really starting to grow on Dolly. She still runs away when we try to lay him against her, but she's definitely more comfortable going up to him now than when he was younger. She loves giving him kisses, and he loves watching her run around.

It's starting to blossom into a lifelong friendship of trouble-making and mischievousness.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Jacob is 7 months old today! A few milestones he has met in the past month
- getting on all 4's and crawling backwards
- putting himself to sleep
- eating finger foods (usually Mum Mum's)and a little bit of bread
- the consonant M is used a lot
- getting into the sitting position from being on his tummy or all 4's
- pulling himself up from the sitting position holding on to fingers or a low table

He amazes us everyday with something new!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Chicago trip No. 2

With all the sky miles Jacob has racked up, it's a shame he actually hasn't paid for any of them. He could've earned us a family trip to Disney World by now.

We took the little one back to Chicago last weekend for my cousin Rebecca's Bat Mitzvah. It was his third flight in the six months he's been outside the womb and he'll take to the air two more times before the end of the year when we go to Dallas over Thanksgiving and again in December. He's also endured a 12-hour road trip from Dallas to Clarksville and a roundtrip from Dallas to Houston.

Phew! That's a lot of traveling for a little dude.

But he's one heck of a trooper. Never did we think a 6-month-old baby would be so calm and easy-going as Jacob was. Rarely did he let out a peep as we rushed from the truck to the shuttle to the airport and through the metal detectors, all the while shlepping a ton of baggage (mostly baby stuff). On the plane he was even better. Nobody wants to be stuck on a flight with a crying baby. With Jacob on board, that apparently will almost never be a concern. We fed him a bottle on the way up and he slept the whole time!

His easy-going personality continued to shine throughout the hectic 48-hour visit. Despite his sleep schedule being way off, he simply went with the flow of the weekend, including staying up way past his bedtime Saturday night at the party.

He's such a great baby! We love the little guy.