Monday, December 27, 2010

Jacob as a 2-year-old

Jacob has grown up so much in the last year.

Talking: Jacob doesn't have any words that he says, but that kid loves to babble at times. He doesn't even have a name for me or Justin.

Eating: A year ago we couldn't get Jacob to eat solids at all and he lived off of formula. Now he eats 3 meals a day and drinks less than 20 ounces of milk a day (as the pediatrician recommended) but he is seriously one of the pickiest eaters ever. He won't touch a fruit or vegetable - we even tried to give him freeze-dried apple crisps that looked like the baked chips he loves and he wouldn't even put it in his mouth. He has about 3 different things that we rotate feeding him for dinner.

Understanding: We can tell that even though Jacob doesn't talk, most of the time he understands what we say to him or at least a majority of what we say to him. A year ago, it seemed that he didn't understand anything we said to him.

Watching: For a long time Jacob has liked having the They Might Be Giants kids' DVDs on in the background, but now he has a few shows that he really loves and will actually watch them. He loves to watch Thomas and Friends that comes on PBS and he loves the movie Bolt. He also really likes Cars and Monsters, Inc.

Playing: Jacob really isn't much for playing with other kids right now, but he loves for adults to play with him. He also loves to be outside and play on the slide, swing or just wonder around and stick grass through the holes in the fence. He loves bubbles and is really happy about the bubble machine he got for his birthday.

Things Jacob likes: Jacob loves to "help" in the kitchen and will get upset if he isn't allowed up on a stool or chair to help or if he didn't get to help enough. Jacob loves books and will have me read him the same books over and over. He has been known to request me to read the same book to him 10 times in 1 day, even with other books sitting nearby.
Jacob and my pregnant belly


Richard said...

Love my Jacob!

Cyndie said...

Kinsey was a SUPER picky eater. All she would eat is oatmeal for breakfast and pb&j for lunch and dinner. Elliott on the other hand is a PIG and will eat anything. His example has gotten her to try new things. She is a really good eater now (knock on wood) and will at least try it before deciding she doesn't like it. Usually she says, "mommy this is good!" she always sounds surprised. Maybe one of your sweet twins will be a piggy eater. Having a picky eater can cause a daily stress. At least it did for me.