Sunday, June 7, 2015

Jake at One Month

Little Jake is doing great (he was one month on June 1st!).  We had his one month appointment on Tuesday and he is up to 9 lbs, 11 oz and 21 and 3/4".  He was 7 lbs, 14 oz at birth but went down to 7 lbs, 5 oz so I am glad that he has more than made up for it!  He went through a growth spurt last week and is now eating about 30-32 ounces a day.  I try to nurse him when I can but with three other kids it's hard to spend that much time with him (he takes a LONG time to nurse) so I'm mostly pumping and giving him a bottle.  I am supplementing him with 1-2 bottles of formula per day since I am not producing as much as he is eating now!

Hanging out with Grandma


Jake has had a very busy month - he has been on the go for most of it with all of his siblings' end of the school year activities, baseball games, swim lessons, etc.  I am very thankful that he likes to nap in his car seat!

He didn't even mind all of the noise as we set off fireworks for Memorial Day!

Here he is cheering MJ on at his All Star baseball game a couple of weeks ago:

Jacob likes to look at lights, bright colors, and fans.  He loves to lay on the floor in his play mat - the only problem is MJ, Ty and Catelin swarm him every time I put him down there!  He doesn't seem to mind tummy time too much- he cries every now and then but for the most part he is quiet when he is on his tummy and I can tell his neck muscles are getting stronger.

And he is smiling now!

He is starting to sleep really well.  For the past week or so he has only woken up once in the middle of the night!  Last night he went to bed at 9:30, woke up at 3:45 to eat and then didn't wake up until 7:30!  Hopefully it will stay this way!  He is awake for the majority of the morning and evening and takes about 3-4 naps during the afternoon depending on what we are doing (most of these in the car seat but I try to get him in the crib for at least one nap)!

His siblings ADORE him.  The other morning they all came down and their first question was "where's Jacob?!"  (He is usually awake when they wake up but that particular morning he was still asleep).   They were so upset that he wasn't up yet and were dying to see him!  It was too cute.  His nicknames include "little man," "peanut" and "pumpkin" thus far.  MJ prefers to call him Jacob over Jake and he loves to read books to him.  Catelin and Ty also like to "read" to him and sing him lullabies.

My sweet sisters-in-law (Lee, Leah and Kerry) as well as Colleen threw a Sip and See for Jake last weekend - it was so nice.  He got some adorable gifts and loved being held by all of the ladies!  I totally forgot to take pictures until the end but here are a few...


  1. Ahhh, precious. That one of him smiling… xoxo

  2. LOVE the photo of him smiling!!! He is so cute!!!