This weekend, my parents came to town to visit and the weather was perfect for a trip to the orchard. We enjoyed some yummy fall treats and took lots of pictures. I already can't wait for next year, when I am sure Jacob will have more fun. This year he tolerated having his picture taken five hundred times, but that was about it. Maybe next year we can pick our own pumpkin and play on the playground. : )
This morning I took Jacob in to get his fourth month shots and check-up. Here are his stats:
Weight: 2 mos: 13 lbs 8 1/2 oz 4 mos: 16 lbs 10 oz Heigt: 2 mos: 23 1/2 in 4 mos: 27 1/2 in Head: 2 mos: 39.8 cm 4 mos: 43 com
Can you believe how much our baby boy has grown?? He is in the 85th percentile for his weight, and is off the charts for his height! That's right, well over 100! He's grown almost 1/2 inch a week since his last visit! Other than that, our not-so-little man got a clean bill of health. The shots were no fun, of course, but he got over them quickly. Last time they just made him really sleepy for a couple of days. We're praying for more of the same this time around.
Sleeping off those pesky shots.
Jacob is smiling all over the place and is laughing more and more. He wants to sit up all the time, but cannot do it on his own yet. It's not from lack of trying though. If you hold him too flat in your lap or lay him on the couch, he strains and strains trying to pull his neck up. He's also very close to rolling over from back to front. He can do it if he is on his mat and has just that slight elevation from the mat to the carpet, but he can't do it otherwise. Rolling from front to back, he doesn't seem very interested in at all. He reaches for things and grabs them and won't let go. Seriously. The other day he grabbed a hold of his octopus and held on all the way from Grandma's, through Target, through WalMart, and home. He didn't let go until I pried it from his fingers to get him out of the carseat!
He is at such a cute, fun age! It's like he learns something new every few days. I can't wait to see what he learns to do next!
This weekend we celebrated our good friend Stuart's big 3-0 with a cookout put together by his amazing wife, Jenny. I was packing up Jacob's clothes the other day, and found this pair of overalls. I was so sad because they were so cute and I thought the weather would stay too cool for him to ever wear them. But, as luck would have it, we had beautiful low 90 degree weather this weekend so Jacob got to wear these cute OshKosh's after all : )