Friday, September 30, 2005

Camera & Muscles

This first picture is of Jacob's Magna Doodle. He drew this and said it was a camera. Look at, isn't that pretty good. I just had to show everyone. I thought it was very good.

This next picture is him showing his muscles. He said "Look at my big muscles!" what a cutie!!!

1st night in his own room

I put Jaron in his own room last night. He has been sleeping in our room in the bassinet. But he was 3 months old yesterday and that is when I started Jacob in his own room. So he did good. He has learned to put himself to sleep which is SUCH A BLESSING. I walked Jacob to sleep for 6 months or more and it killed my back. So I have learned with Jaron and he does great on his own. He still wakes up every 3 hours for a bottle even though he is drinking 5 oz. every 3 hours. My baby is growing up. Below is a picture of him in the bath. He loves taking a bath. He doesn't cry, just kicks his feet a lot!

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Jacob's Butterfly!

Jacob was coloring with his markers yesterday and said "Look mommy I did a butterfly". If you notice in the pink circle, the wings with little circles inside them and he solid green part is the body. He is so smart. I couldn't believe he did this. And don't overlook the smiley at the bottom left of the page. I can't wait for the day he writes his name. He writes a "J" a lot and other things after it and says it's his name or Jaron but it's not quite right. We are working on it. Thanks to everyone for his birthday gifts. He had a great day! He is learning to pedal his bike now too. Growing up so fast. He also goes to Sunday school with the other kids instead of the nursery now. Man how time flys!!!

New NAM

Ok we went to NY Monday and got his new NAM and he is doing good with it. He is drinking 5 oz. every 3 hours now and I weighed him while we were there. He was squirming but it kept going from 12.8lbs. to 12.6lbs. so he is somewhere between the two. He is getting so big. In this particular picture I had fully undressed him and he just layed there never flinching. This was Monday night after our long day in NY. I just want to say thank you again to everyone who has helped us with flights. We are getting so much help and I am so grateful for it. I do keep everything in a log and Jaron will know one day how everyone pulled together to help him. God Bless You.

Saturday, September 24, 2005

Handsome Boys


We thought this was cute since we do have to go to NY so often. He has grown to love the place!!! We go back Monday for his new NAM. I can't wait. I think we will be able to notice a big difference. He is doing great on the dairy-free breast milk. I definately think he is allergic to dairy because he had all the symptoms and now they are all gone. What a blessing this has been. I have learned to trust God for so much more since he came into our lives. Thanks for reading.

Holding my brother!

Jacob LOVES to hold Jaron. He was so proud after this picture saying "I did hold him!!!" He is such a great helper. Jaron is growing so fast. My too handsome boys. I am a very proud mommy.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Sixth trip to New York


Well went to NY again yesterday and Daddy came with us for the first time. They molded Jaron for a new NAM. I guess they weren't happy with the one we had made in Atlanta. So we will get that next Monday when we go back. He is doing great. We found out he is allergic to dairy so we got him dairy-free breast milk from the Mother's Milk banks. He is loving it!!! God has been so good to us. We always get some kind of help right on time every time we need it. Thank you all for helping us and praying for us. They gave us a surgery date of Feb. 2nd so I guess that is going to be the BIG DAY. We'll keep you posted. Please check back regularly for pictures of our handsome little man.

Monday, September 12, 2005

Happy 3rd Birthday!!!


Well Jacob (my baby) is 3 years old today! I can't believe it. Man how time flys. He is so smart and getting so big. I just measured him and he is 3ft. 1.5 in. He got this guitar for his birthday and hasn't put it down all day. We are going to get his pictures made now. Thank you to everyone for his birthday gifts.

Change of plans

We have decided to go to New York every week now. We were not happy with the doctor in Atlanta, he is new at the NAM we want the best for Jaron. So now we will be making weekly visits to NYU Medical Center. It will be so worth it when it's all over. If I think in terms of weeks we have about 19 more weeks left before surgery. I am so anxious to see how Jaron is going to look all fixed up. He is so precious. He smiles a lot and is reaching out for things and our faces and he usually does pretty good on the plane rides. Thank you so much to everyone who has given us money or frequent flyer miles to help us get to NY. Everyone has been so supportive and we truly appreciate it. God Bless You!

Monday, September 05, 2005

Drinking Milk

We have been letting Jacob drink out of a regular cup. He feels like such a big boy. He has a birthday coming up Sept. 12th. I can't beleive he is about to be 3 years old. I guess it is so true what they say "TIME FLYS". Jacob is so smart and learning so much. We are very proud of him. Right now we are teaching him the books of the bible. He has an excellent memory. And oh how he loves his brother.

2 month check up

Well I haven't posted in a while because I have been very busy with doctor's appointments and trying to get some rest. But we did take Jaron to his 2 month check up and he weighed 11 lbs. 9 oz. and is 23 in. long. He is growing so good. Feeding him is still a very difficult task. We have tried 6 or 8 different kinds of formula and he threw up all of them or they constipated him so I did some research and found Mother's Milk Banks. There is 12 of them nationwide and they have mom's who donate their milk to help babies with medical needs. They do not get paid for it and they are blood tested and screened throughly. It has been such a blessing to have him on the breast milk. He doesn't spit it up like he did the formula and I feel so much better giving him the real thing. God has been so good to us by providing all our needs at just the right times. Jaron is smiling more and more and making lots of cooing noises. I'll try to post more often sorry it took me so long, just been too tired to get online. Thanks for reading.