Friday, May 2, 2014

Jacob - 23 months

I actually cannot control my emotions this month. How is my baby almost 2?! That's not even possible! He was just a baby, and now he's running and talking. Gah! :( God help me on June 5, because I'm going to be a basket case!!

Age: 23 months

Height: we don't go back until he's 2!

Weight: we don't go back until he's 2!

Milestones: Jacob's communication skills continue to improve, and impress me daily! He is now putting together 2-word sentences ("daddy home", "daisy nite nite", "nene peeeez", "welllow bus", etc.). He's also starting to pronounce words better- he always said "Shotz" for Schatzi, but now he's saying "Shotzeee" and instead of "Mav" he's saying "Maveeee." He's also starting to recognize colors and points them out wherever we are. It's so cute! He'll say "welllow bus" (yellow bus) anytime he sees a school bus, or "bboooo car" (blue car). I think he's also starting to understand numbers because he's constantly pointing out when there's "two" of something- "two bus", "two dogs", etc. Physically, I think he's amazing. He can run so so fast, like almost faster than me! And he's persistent! If he wants to go in the front yard, he will find a way out there, which usually ends in a meltdown because Mommy doesn't want to hangout in the front yard. ;) He's still doing really well at swim class, too. He's up to 6 seconds underwater, but has kind of hit a plateau because he refuses to keep his head underwater. Which, I guess is the point?? So now we're working on moving through the water- kicking our legs and moving our arms. He's still so cute when he jumps off the edge into the pool- he's so cautious, but you can tell he really loves it. Our instructor told us that after this semester is over (right around his birthday), he'll move up to the next class, "Super Waterbabies", which doesn't require me to be in the pool! As much as I've loved doing this with him and seeing him grow and learn, I'm secretly really excited to sit on the side and watch. ;)

Sleep: Still really good!

Eating: He had a bout of constipation a few weeks ago, which really messed with his food intake. I could tell he didn't want to eat much, probably because he had no room! So, I switched up his diet a little bit to include more fruits (and vegetables, although he really HATES veggies) and more water, which is probably what I should've been doing all along. He seems to be eating more and happily, which I'm thankful for!

Clothes size: mostly 3T at this point

Diaper size: Size 5 Cruisers

Teeth: 14 total- he got his 2 bottom canines

Favorite toy: I bought him a bubble gun for Easter, which he loved, but it was kinda annoying for me. So I bought him a different one (one that you put the actual bubbles IN the gun) and he LOVES it! And so do I! We've been playing with that a lot. He also still loves all his trucks and cars and jeeps.

Personality: He's starting to show his independence a lot lately, which is both good and bad. He insists on doing things by himself, which I love when it comes to playing or coloring, etc. But when he wants to put the muffins in the hot oven himself...not so good. Because of this, he has started throwing more temper tantrums, but he honestly doesn't do it that often...maybe once a week? He also loves singing and dancing, especially when we're watching the morning news and they have a band on. He pulls out his broom or golf clubs, and sings into them. So stinkin' cute!

Best Moment: we had a busy month! Jacob got to meet his new cousin, Autumn, which was such a special moment. He even gave her a kiss on the head when we left. Melt my freakin' heart!!!!

Worst Moment: when he face-planted into a concrete planter and got a HUGE whelp and blackeye. I nearly stopped breathing!

Looking forward to: planning his birthday party! I'll be back later this week with my ideas...!! For now, here are some fun pictures from the month.
his first blackeye
this was actually right before he got his blackeye, see the planter to his right...yeah....
singing with his hat on

playing with his new bubble gun
meeting his new cousin, Autumn
"I go nite nite"


  1. Will he drink a smoothie? I pack all the fiber I can into those bad boys!

    1. Yes, he LOVES smoothies! That's the only way I can get him to eat veggies!