12 month check up

Since my last post we have been planning and throwing a birthday party for Jacob, I was in the middle of a good book and honestly am a bit overwhelmed by the amount of pictures I have to go through from Christmas and Jacob’s birthday party so I have kind of been avoiding them for a while.  The party is over and I finished my book…and before I start another one, I am going to finish my Christmas pictures, then the birthday party ones and get them up here (hopefully) soon.  In the meantime, I have other things to share.

We had Jacob’s 12 month check up last week and he is in great shape.

  • Jacob weighs 19 lbs 12 oz
  • He is 30.25 inches long
  • The circumference of his head is 18.25 inches

Jacob is really pulling himself up on everything and exploring the world from this new higher up position.  He will walk for a short distance with support.  When Jacob’s pediatrician asked me if he was walking yet I said no, he asked if Jacob crawled really fast and I said yes.  He said that is why he’s not walking yet, he knows he can get there faster if he crawls.  Occasionally I will encourage Jacob to use his push toy to walk a few steps, but I am not really encouraging it all that much…I’m not in too much of a hurry to get into this walking phase 🙂

He is still a champion sleeper.  He goes to bed between 6:30-7:00 pm and sleeps to 6:30 am.  Recently, he has been sleeping to 7:00-7:30 am we really have no complaints in the sleeping department.

He is also a champion eater.  He eats pretty much everything I put in front of him.  He has his favorites and when he is finished eating his favorites and fills up his tummy with everything else, he starts tossing leftover food over the side of his highchair to the dog.  Jacob has quickly become Apollo’s best friend!

And here is the last of his weekly photos…Even if I tried to continue to do this after a year, I know it would be impossible since he will not.sit.still.

After sitting him on the couch, he immediately gets up to look outside the window to see what is going on out there.

IMG_5853edWhen we sit him back down, he starts to pull at the sticker on his shirt

IMG_5856edSo we quickly yell “Touchdown” so he will throw his hands up into the air

IMG_5858edAnd then for a split second when he puts them down, I get the picture I wanted…

IMG_5854edThank God for a fast shutter speed on my camera!

2 thoughts on “12 month check up

  1. Michelle, it has been so heart warming to watch Jacob grow over the last year, and to hear all the interesting and fun tidbits of his life (and yours!)! You and Justin are such amazing parents, Jake will be so well rounded, grounded, and just such a good kid. Can’t wait to see B-day photos!!

  2. What a charming young MAN! Love the pictures and the update on his growth. One can tell he is a happy boy! Thanks for staying in touch!


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