More Grapes Please

I still have not had time to scan the sonogram pictures to get them posted. It has been crazy at work the last couple of weeks. I have a few other pictures and some videos to post, and I hope to get all of that up this evening.

Jacob has been especially cute and full of new tricks lately. I hope his little brother is as easy going as he is, but really what are the odds of that?!? Last Friday night we went to see Santa with Steve, Gloria, and Matthew. Matthew has always been afraid of Santa, but this year he was not at all! For his Santa pictures in the past, Matthew was always standing next to Santa. This year he hopped right up into his lap. Jacob, on the other hand, screamed! We thought it would be really cute to get a picture of the boys together with Santa. No such luck! Of course, we did not actually get back to see Santa until almost 9:00 at night, and Jacob usually goes to bed at 8:00. He was really good until we tried to put him in Santa's lap. We had a great time with Steve and Gloria!

The following day was my company's Christmas party. Steve and I organize the party, and from what we're hearing it was a huge success! Jacob was pretty good throughout the party. I was sure there would be a constant background noise of "Mama....Mama....Mama," but Brian and Gloria kept him occupied. After the party, he and Matthew ran around the room together. It was too cute! Jacob ran away from me to look out a window. Then Matthew told me, "I'll get Jacob." So Matthew went to Jacob, grabbed his hand, and they walked back to me. You could just see it on Jacob's face how excited he was that his big cousin was holding his hand. I have some pictures of them playing together. I cannot wait until this weekend because we'll be at my parents' house and they can run around more than they could at the restaurant.

Jacob's new favorite thing to do is vaccuum! I LOVE THIS!! Last week, we gave him a dust buster. This week, he can push and pull the bigger vacccuum (the dust buster is an extension of the big vaccuum. It's great for hardwood floors and it is super light!). For the last two nights he has asked to vaccuum right after dinner. While he vaccuums, he says his word for vaccuum. And yes, there is proof of all of this! Watch out for my video which should be posted soon!

Last night at dinner, I had some grapes on the table. Jacob usually just says "More," but last night he actually said, "More grapes please." I could not believe it! He has reached a point where he will sign for please about 50% of the time and say the word for the other 50%. Then this morning Brian woke him up. They came into the bedroom, and Jacob gave me a big hug (he had this weird mischievious smile on his face, but he didn't do anything bad). Then he did his stinky sign, so I asked him if he was stinky. He said yes. Then he said, "diaper." And I said, "Would you like a new diaper?" "Yeah," he responded followed with "mi" (milk). He likes to drink his milk while I change his diaper. This has been our routine for a while, but it was neat to see him say everything before I could ask if he wanted this and that.

Here is his holiday picture from school. I cannot believe he is actually smiling!


This morning was great! Jacob's bed was clean which is a huge plus.

I have a freckle on my arm that Jacob likes to touch when I'm changing him. This morning he was trying to say "freckle." He said it over and over and over again. It was really cute! Then he helped me take some things out of the dryer. Then he entertained me while I straightened my hair. He likes to play with my makeup bag (he can't open it yet) and brush his hair. It's pretty funny. When we were saying goodbye, he was about to get into the shower with Brian. I asked him for a kiss, and he gave me one of those HUGE kisses with his mouth open (he never does that). I thought it was funny and started laughing, so I got about 3 more.

Last night we were playing with stuffed animals. He was trying to say tigger, brown bear, and polar bear. It's the first time he's tried to put two words together.


We've had a problem in the past with Jacob putting his hands in his diaper. It's not too bad if he's wet, but I'm sure you can imagine what it's like with a dirty diaper. We've had 2 really bad incidents that finally gave me the idea to put him in a onesie and pants to try to keep him from doing that. Well, the little toot has gotten smart on us. :/

This morning, Brian went in to wake him up. Not to my surprise, in a few minutes Brian was in our bathroom to tell me that Jacob wanted me. So I follow Brian, and Jacob immediately starts doing his sign for stinky (he usually does this when I put him on the changing table in the morning). So I asked if he had gone poopoo, and he did not respond. Then I notice that he is pointing to his bed and doing his stinky sign. Then Brian and I notice dark spots on his bed (we only had a small lamp on at this time. The big light went on immediately after that). Sure enough, there was poop all over his bed although it's not the worst I've ever seen it.

So Brian leaves the room to get a glass of milk for Jacob, and I lay him on the changing table. There was a little bit of poop on his shirt, but it really wasn't that bad. And I said something like, "How is it not all over your hands?" So Jacob showed me his hands. totally grossed me out! His right hand had poop all over it that I had not noticed yet. So I get him off of the changing table and carry him around the house to get a stool from the utility room and then to the bathroom to wash his hands. Anyway, it was even a bigger mess when I took off his pants (I'll spare you more details...I know this is disgusting!)

The kicker of the whole deal is that I had been poking around all morning. We all have a cold, and I've slept maybe 30 minutes since about 3:15 this morning because my nose is congested. So I was planning to get ready while Jacob played in the bathroom waiting to take a shower with Brian. With the most recent poop-fest, all of those plans went right out the window. I seriously look like I just rolled out of bed, threw my hair back, put on some clothes (that part is dolled up a bit with my new awesome boots) and walked out the door. I was on time to work today, so that's a plus!

It's a.........

Wow! It's been a while since I posted a blog. I'll hit the high points of our Thanksgiving weekend, and then I'll tell you what you really want to know....the sex of the baby. :)

Thanksgiving was great! We hosted it again this year. I love to do that! On Thursday we had a total of 7 adults and Jacob (and Sirius, Jacob's cousin). Like last year, I made a ton of food. Everyone seemed to have a good time. On Saturday we had 7 more adults over and Jacob for dinner. By the time everyone left on Saturday we had no more leftovers!

I spent some of the weekend visiting my mom at the hospital. She had surgery, and everything went really well. She went home on Monday which was 2 days earlier than they originally expected.

I also started Christmas shopping. I took Jacob with me because he was being quite a mess for his dad. We had a good time! He is so good for me when I take him out.

And finally, on Monday, we went to the doctor to learn the sex of the baby. We're having another boy!! This means we are going to get bunk beds for Jacob and the boys will eventually share a room. We have not named the little guy yet; it has been much more difficult with this one for some reason. I'll definitely let you know when we get there.

In Jacob news, he has learned what a dolphin says and what Santa says. Last night we were sharing milk with Santa. It was so much fun!

I was going to post some pictures of the baby, but they are scanning in very tiny. Since I'm at work (and this is all I have worked on today), I should probably get to work for a little while. Maybe after lunch I can post some pics. ttfn!