Yesterday, I took Jacob for his 2 month check up & shots. He weighs 12 lbs. 3.6 oz, which puts him in the 50% for weight! He's 23" long, which puts him in the 40% in length! It took Abigail almost 7 months to get to 12 lbs. & she's NEVER been in the 50%! I'm not gonna lie, I'm one proud Mama! I'm so thankful to have such a healthy baby boy! It's been a completely different experience having a healthy full term baby! Jacob is a very good baby! He loves his swing & will actually stay in it for longer than 5 minutes! Jacob seems to have a pretty laid back temperament so far! He's smiling & cooing, which is so cute! He has the most adorable smile EVER! He still has a head full of hair, which has a style of it's own! He's kicking his legs & grabbing at things with his little hands! He does take a pacifier & likes his lovies too! Jacob is breastfed only, which is another reason why I'm so proud of his healthy weight! However, I have introduced him to the bottle so I can leave him with others! He only gets a bottle maybe once or twice a week though! I haven't put him in the nursery yet at church, maybe in another month or so! Jacob sleeps in the bassinet in our room next to the bed! I plan to move him upstairs to his crib once he's sleeping all night! Jacob sleeps from about 10 pm until 5 am when he wakes up to eat, but then he goes back to sleep until he's ready to eat again around 8 am! I'll be happy when he's sleeping all night, but I'm happy he only wakes up one time to eat for now! I don't have any pictures to post this time, but promise to post lots of pictures next time!
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Friday, July 01, 2011
Last weekend, we had Abigail's 4th birthday party at our farm in Plantersville. Several months ago we decided it would be fun to have a pony party for Abigail because she is so into horses right now. For almost a year now, Abigail has been very into horses. If you take her to the toy store to pick out a toy, it's either going to be ponies or princesses. Usually I just have Abigail's birthday party at our house with friends & family. I figured I would already be packing up the house since we'll be moving mid July, so I didn't think we could have the party at our house. Well, not much packing has gotten done since I was put on bed rest before Jacob was born & obviously I've had my hands full with taking care of a newborn since he's arrived. We wouldn't normally splurge for a birthday party like this, but thought the timing was perfect to do something extra special for Abigail. It took a lot of preparation to get ready to have the party at the farm, but it was totally worth it. James had to get the decking down on the farm house to make it a pavilion so we could entertain there. James started the decking, but since he's been so busy at work & ran out of time, we hired someone to finish the rest. We had to take a load of tables & chairs up to the farm the night before. We had several industrial size fans on hand in case we needed to hook up the generator to cool everyone down if it got too hot. We left bright & early the morning of the party to finish setting everything up.
Posted by ashley at 11:49 AM