The Update

I have been really slacking since the big birthday bash with taking pictures.  I suppose there hasn’t been anything picture worthy maybe…but that can’t be possible when you live with Jack.  So I’m not sure what it is.  But we did make it to the doctor twice in the last week.  The first visit was for Jack’s 12 month visit.  His stats are:  22 lbs 6 oz. (45 %), 30 1/2 in. (70 %), 49 cm. head (100 %).  Well we knew there was a big brain in there cause he says a lot of words for his age.  The doctor was really so surprised.  I told her I wasn’t sure why…its not like I sit down with flashcards and teach him how to speak.  He just has learned them somehow.  So here is the list (I know I have mentioned most of these before, but it is good to consolidate): up, mama, dada, grandpa, light, fish, hot, clock, rock, shoe, no, plane, cheese, string cheese, woof woof, achoo, tree, eye, outside, ball and hop on pop.  I’m sure I’m forgetting some because it seems like he learns something new everyday.  But that will do for now.  His new favorite thing is bathtime so we have been doing more baths at night.  He loves to splash.  He is still taking two naps per day.   This past week he has been good about fighting both of them.  Not sure why.  I am convinced it’s because I was starting to feel confident that he liked daytime sleeping.  He had a really good ten day stretch of napping which made everyone happy.  But now he is back to crying lots and lots.  Silly baby.  But he does sleep great at night so I can’t complain.  7-6:30 or so.  Love it!  Let’s see…he still loves daddy a lot and can’t wait for him to come home all day.  He is starting to bring us his books and then sit on our laps so we will read him a story.   It is really cute.  He is completely weaned without any problems.  Let’s be honest, he never really liked breastfeeding to begin with so he was probably relieved when it ended!  He is on solid foods of all kinds.  He is good eater for the most part.  He is starting to resist vegetables a little bit but I can usually force a little bit down him.  He LOVES fruit.  I struggle with ideas for lunch.  Does anyone have any good ones?  I fear he will start to despise cheese bread of quesadillas before too long if I don’t come up with something soon!  All in all, he is a growing boy and we love watching every minute of it.

Our second visit to the doctor was to get an ultrasound.  Jack was born with a sacral dimple.  For those who don’t know, that is a small hole a little ways above his bumhole (sorry there isn’t a really good way to say that…anus, I guess, but I hate that kind of) that can be a sign of Spina Bifida.  We learned about the hole the day he was born, and we were kind of concerned.  But as I have watched him grow, I have kinda put it out of my mind since he obviously has had no problem with his lower limbs (walking at 10 months!).  Well I mentioned it to the doctor and she suggested that we do the ultrasound to see how deep it goes.  So according to the ultrasound lady it appears to have an ending point and it doesn’t go into the spinal column so it appears to be a dimple and not a hole.  Thank goodness!  I wasn’t too nervous, but you never know.


See he loves strawberries so much, he decided he would spread them all over his face.  I especially love the one on his eye.


He loves bath so much that he thought he should climb in this morning while my shower was warming up.  I was brushing my teeth and gathering my unmentionables (hahaha…I hate that I said that) to take a shower when I heard a little cry.  I came around the corner and Jack was sitting in the tub with the shower water coming down on him.  I am dying of laughter right now just thinking of his face!  So funny.  I am not sure how he got in.  I don’t think he is big enough to climb in and I didn’t hear a loud thud or anything like his huge head propelled him over the edge.  But somehow he ended up there which means there is just one more thing I have to watch him closely around.  But, really it was hysterical and he was fine.

6 Replies to “The Update”

  1. So Cute! He says more words than Ry does. Im sure its so cute to listen to! Was he shocked at how wet he got? How funny!

  2. Oh, Jack we love and miss you. Ame–try some vegetable, chicekn noodle or tomato soup for lunch–especially since you guys are having winter already. Burrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! How many days until Christmas vacation when I can come get some loves from Grandma’s baby. I need to call Jack soon so he doesn’t forget my voice.

  3. That is very funny about the shower…killed me! You forgot teeth as another word he can say, but it may sound the same as tree. Oh how I love this kid!

  4. Oh gosh. I love the shower story. Jack is quick huh? Silently entering before you could catch him. I’m impressed. I love, love reading your blog. You are hilarious.

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