Friday, April 30, 2010

Birthday video is here!

I finally got around to uploading the video from Jacob's birthday. Sorry about the delay, but this past month has been really hectic with my new job. I'm only in Clarksville on the weekends so videos between now and the end of May might be sparse, but Erin and are doing our best to keep up with the blog.

Jacob is still experiencing milestones every day so keep checking back to see what we're up to. He just went to the doctor for his 12-month checkup. It was his last time to see Dr. Roads. He is such a great pediatrician. It's going to be tough trying to find someone who is as helpful, understanding and easy to talk to as Dr. Roads.

Quick update: Jacob is still a little guy. His height (29") is in the 18th percentile, his weight (19.1 lbs) is in the third percentile and his head still barely exists in the one percentile. We're thinking he's going through a big growth spurt, though, because he's been eating like a pig lately, scarfing down anything we put in front of his face. He's also one pound shy of legally being able to face forward in his car seat. That's going to be one of the most exciting days in Jacob's life!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Jacob is 1 Year Old

Can you believe it?? I certainly can not believe that my sweet son is a TODDLER. I have been told many times, "Welcome to the life of having a Toddler". As soon as he turned one, things have changed. I dont know why all of a sudden. He has been acting like a toddler. He throws huge temper tantrums when he doesn't get his way. I talked to the doctor about it and he says that is completely normal. It is his way of communicating with me. All I do is ignore him when he throws these tantrums.

Jacob's Birthday weekend was WONDERFUL! My parents came to visit from Dallas on that Thursday before his birthday and Nate's Parents/sister came to visit on that Friday. We had lots of family time. On Saturday, April 10, we threw Jacob a birthday party at Chick-fil-a. We chose this place because our house in La Vergne has no furniture and the house in Clarksville is way to small for 25 people and has boxes everywhere. We thought it was easier to choose Chick-fil-a. It was so much fun. SO many great friends and family were there. We started off with Chicken and fruit salad (that I made, not Chick-fil-a's) and then the Chick-fil-a cow came out to say happy birthday to Jacob. Next we lit the "1" candle and sang happy birthday to Jacob. He was so shy about it. He kept turning his head away from everyone as we sang to him. He loved his cake but didnt appreciate the icing all over his hands. He wasn't very messy about it until I dipped his face into it. I needed some pics of a messy cake eater. After cake we opened presents and it was so much fun. He got so many nice things. Lots of clothes and fun new toys to play with. One of the funniest gifts he got was the butterfly bluejean cutoff shorts from John. Ricky bought the gift for John, so John didnt know what he was getting Jacob for his birthday. As soon as I opened the gift and saw the butterfly shorts I knew it was a joke but thought John pulled the joke, not Ricky. But now that I go back to watch the video, John's face is so red. So hilarious. After gifts we cleaned up and went home. Jacob was EXhausted. A birthday party for a little boy is exhausting. BUt it as a HUGE SUCCESS!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


Its been a while since we have updated the blog and I am so sorry about that. A Lot has been happening in our life and have not had a lot of time to sit down and blog.

1. We closed on our house! YAY! Its wonderful and Perfect and we love it

2. Jacob got sick on Thursday with a stomach bug. He had a high fever and had to pick him up from Daycare early. He came with us on Friday to close on our house and was so sick that we left and went to see the pediatrician. She told us that he has a double ear infection, double pink eye, and a 102.3 fever. Poor baby. He was very cheery and smiley though. He is on a lot of antibiotics and feeling much better.

3. I am applying for new jobs closer to Smyrna and its been kind of crazy

4. Jacob turns 1 on Saturday and I have been cleaning for family coming in town and finishing up last minute things for Jacob's Birthday Party

5. Jacob is talking more and more everyday. He has such a cute little voice and loves to whisper a lot.

6. Nate has started his new job in Murfreesboro and now lives at the new house during the week. I miss him so much. He took Dolly with him and I miss her sooo much too! Its hard getting the baby ready all by myself but we are dealing with it and I havent' been late yet!

Thats all I can think of. Update later with a video of a tour of our new house led by the man of the house, Jacob and pics of Jacob's Bday party/weekend

FInish this post of with some pics