Saturday, September 29, 2007

Potty Training

Well here he is trying to poop in the potty. He was looking at his potty book. Love the underwear around the ankles. I had to capture the moment. He peed about 4 or 5 times today in the potty and wet his underwear once. We put a diaper on him at bedtime and he asked me for underwear. He must not like the feel of a diaper after wearing underwear all day. We are gonna keep trying. Gotta have him fully potty trained in 7 months. And here's another short video for your enjoyment.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Little Gentlemen

Well here they are all dressed for church. Jacob in his first suit. He likes to dress up for church like daddy.

He's still very excited about this new baby on the way. He sees commercials for toys on tv and says when the baby comes out we can get that for her. I have to remind him that we don't know if it's a girl yet.

He asked me the other day out of the blue, "how's the baby in your belly mommy?". It was hilarious!!! Notice the link on the right for the baby's blog. I put my first ultrasound and will put more as they come.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

First Ultrasound

I go to the ultrasound specialist October 10th at 3pm to get a 3D of the baby and look for any birth defects. We also hope to find out if it is a boy or girl while we are there.

I have not felt much movement. Just a few little flutter's here and there. I can't wait to feel some more. I haven't been sick much either. Just have to make sure I don't get too hungry because that is when the nausea sets in.

My estimated due date is April 11th. Thank God a winter pregnancy. I am so hot natured. This should be nice.

I will post again when I know more.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Finally learned to use his top lip

I love this! I have worked and waited and prayed for the day he could pucker that top lip and he has finally learned how. I pinch the top lip all the time holding it for 3-5 seconds and we work with it during therapy twice a week also. One more step to looking and talking normal. Thank the Lord!

For those who are not familiar with a cleft baby this is a major step in the right direction. This for me is like watching a not cleft affected child learn to ride a bike for the first time. Not all cleft children can move their top lip while talking, unfortunately.

Saturday, September 15, 2007


After a blue sucker...
Blowing out his candle on his Thomas cake!
Just posing so handsome...
Showing Jaron how to pucker...
Eating some cake while Jaron enjoys his Thomas train off the cake.

Jacob is something else, let me tell you. He got down from the counter while eating his cake and came to me and kissed me on the cheek and said "Mommy this is the best birthday ever!" I almost cried. I felt kinda bad because we didn't have anyone over and no presents to open. We had already given him stuff a few days before and others had sent him money or gave his gifts early. But he didn't care. He was happy! We put all his money together and got him a bike (with training wheels) for his birthday. He loves it! I'll try to get a picture soon.


Jaron knows how to blow I was trying to get him to pucker his lips while blowing. He did it few times but of course not while the camera was on. So better luck next time. But I got a few close ups anyway.

He has also learned to suck through a straw!!! THANK GOD! I thought he would never do it. Wednesday was the first time he did it. I guess the ear infection is gone. But now I think he is trying to cut some more teeth. He still only has 4 on top so he keeps his entire hand in his mouth most of the time.

I have told him I have a baby in my belly and anytime I show him my belly he says "baby". It's cute but I am sure he doesn't understand the reality of it.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Almost 5 Years Old

Well Jacob has a birthday coming up and I can't believe he is going to be 5 years old. Times flys!!! He wanted me to take a picture of him with his bear. It has his name on the front of it. Anyway, he still tells me he loves the baby in my belly and keeps saying she or her. I have been telling him don't say that because we don't know and I don't want to get my hopes up and then be wrong. I would rather just wait and see. But he is excited about me having another baby. He already tells me things we can buy for it.

Ear Infection

Jaron put on Daddy's army hat just like this and I had to get a picture. It was hilarious. He looks so serious like "what are you looking at?" Right now he is trying to get rid of an ear infection. He started Amoxicillan last thurs. and he was not getting better. He is not sleeping and is very cranky all day long. So I took him to the doctor yesterday and she said the antibiotics were not working for we switched him to a different one. Hope this takes care of it.