Thursday, January 15, 2009

16 Months Old

Wow, Jacob is 16 months old today. He is really becoming such a BOY! Oh, my goodness, where does he learn this stuff?!? I ask all the women in my mom's group and even my doctor, and you know what the answer I get is... "He's just a boy!" I'm going to have my work cut out for me! All the girls in our playdates are so patient and quiet. Jacob likes to run and get dirty and throw things and play hard and yell loud and climb up the slide and wants to explore everything and should I go on... And see the bruise on his forehead in the picture below, yeah, that's even self-inflicted and he thought that was funny. Scary! I was freaking out at that, and Nate just laughed at me, said "honey, he's a boy, get used to it." And Jacob is one curious little man, wants to see how things work, just like his daddy.

Jacob is now into spinning himself, of course it's difficult to get a picture of him doing this but it's hilarious to watch! He gets so dizzy afterward, here is a picture of him after spinning, trying to figure out how to stand up. And yes, I always make sure he is spinning where there is nothing hard he can fall on.

We bought this school bus for Jacob at Christmas time, he loves it! Thank goodness it doesn't sing "The Wheels on the Bus" or I would have the song stuck in my head forever... but he sticks the little people in there and has a blast with it all day.

We had a playdate today at a friend's house who has a playground right next door.

"Ah, mom, did you forget about me over here?"

On Sunday, my mom and I went and got manicures and pedicures (yes, we do this every 2 weeks)! But, when I got home, I saw this... Jacob and Nathan still in their pajamas on the couch watching football. Pretty cute.

"Hmmm... what do I want for lunch? PB & J please?"

My Connaway Boys

Jacob's new love... Legos! We have a bag of 80 Legos and let me tell you, I pick every single one up twice a day. Usually once during his nap and then at night. I finally hid them today, Jacob might like them, but mommy needed a break. Jacob will take the container out of the toy box, carry them over to me so I can unzip them and he laughs as he dumps them out... yeah, funny. But, he does play with them through the day (and so does mommy and daddy)!

Jacob has always been a fantastic sleeper! Slept through the night early on as an infant, had a few problems early on as teething began, but usually only waking up once a night. Over the last 2 weeks, Jacob is now sleeping A LOT! He is going to bed at 9:30 after bathtime, sleeping through the night and not getting up until 11:00 or NOON. Then he is wanting to take a nap about 3 hours later, still asleep by the time Nathan gets home from work. We are actually having to wake him up from his nap, and he goes down for bedtime just fine that evening. I am figuring this is just a growth spurt happening, but I started to get a little worried, so I called our doctor this evening. She was out of the office, but the nurse called back and assured me that this was normal... it was okay that he is sleeping 14 hours a night and then taking 4+ hour naps. So, if any mom's out there have experienced similar situations, please email me and let me know - because I am still a little freaked out!