Saturday, April 25, 2009

Jacob LOVES his bath

Justin's first week back at work

This past Monday was Justin's first day back at work after his third and final surgery. I talked to him at lunch time and he told me that he had woken up with a sore throat. What a first day back, right?

As the day progressed my throat got scratchy, then sore, then my ears started hurting. By the time we were going to bed both me and Justin were running low-grade fevers. Tuesday Justin stayed home from work and we went to the doctor to find out that I had an ear infection (I get an ear infection almost every time I get sick) and Justin was diagnosed as having a sinus infection. Are you kidding me?

All week long, we never really got better - we took turns running low grade fevers and just generally feeling miserable. Luckily it seems that Jacob has only had a little congestion and a little bit of a cough.

So Justin's first week back at work ended up being only one day back. Today, Justin is doing lots better, but I still can't seem to kick the congestion and head pressure. Here's hoping that tomorrow I wake up and miraculously feel great.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Four Months Old

Believe it or not, Jacob turned 4 months old today. He is still smaller than a lot of 4 month olds, but he is trying really hard to catch up! He weighed in today at 12 pounds, 12 ounces (15th percentile); was measured to be 23.5 inches tall (5th percentile); and had a head circumference of 39.5 cm (5th percentile). As the doctor put it, it is hard to believe that he was a preemie by looking at him now.

We should have taken his picture before going to the doctor and having shots today, but at least we got some pictures today where he isn't crying.

Over the past month, Jacob has really discovered his hands. He loves to hold his fists up and stare at them and then try to get them in his mouth (although his aim is not always the best). He loves to have people hold him and talk to him so he can smile and talk back. He still doesn't like tummy time much, but he is getting lots better at holding his head up. He loves it when his daddy holds him and they take turns sticking their tongues out at each other. He loves it when people imitate his laughing back to him, making him laugh his cute little laugh even more. He is a wonderful sleeper at night, sleeping anywhere from 7 to 10 hours at a time. He is not such a good napper during the day though, making it difficult for mommy and daddy to get things done.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

The past month

First, Justin's last surgery went just as well as we could have hoped - he is doing great and will return to work on the 20th (although we wish he could just stay home with us all the time). Here are some pics from the night that Jacob got to visit Justin in the hospital.

Jacob has really started smiling at us, although it is really hard to get him to smile once we pull the camera out. Here are some pictures we have taken of him recently.

Jacob got his first visit from the Easter Bunny.

He also got a visit from his Aunt Sheila (and Grandma Mac - even though she isn't pictured) and then we went and spent Easter with Justin's dad's family and Jacob's 2nd cousins love him!