Friday, June 20, 2008

Photo Story Friday-Jacob

Do you see where this is headed? A glimpse of my kids each friday until they are all used up. Translation: 3 weeks to go. I'm original. I know. So, this Friday is ALL Jacob.



Jacob was my constant when I was in the hospital being monitored before he was born. For 10 straight weeks 24 hours a day, his heart rate was steady and variable and beautiful. Unlike his brothers'. He measured bigger than John via ultrasound and so I had this false sense of security before he was born. I thought he'd be bigger, stronger, healthier. But he wasn't. Well, he was a little bigger, but he was anemic, so pale and sickly looking. He also had breathing problems in the beginning. Once in the NICU he was put on CPAP but then had to go on the ventilator which almost broke my heart. I would go visit my little peanuts in the NICU and Jacob just didn't seem well. Not that NICU babies ever are, right? I worried about both of my 33 weekers, but Jacob really scared me.
One day though, he just turned the corner and made leaps and bounds. He went from being a few weeks behind his brother in progress to being even. Now they mostly do things together.
Jacob is my snuggler, my observer, my explorer. He only pushes one of my buttons, and for that I'll always be eternally grateful. He decided he was done with diapers and somehow got John on the potty training band wagon as well. I owe this kid alot. For so many reasons. And like all of my kids, he owns my heart.


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47 comments:

Yvie said...

I love, love the first picture, Angie! Jacob is such an angel. I'm just loving his pose. Kind of reminds me of how model babies look like, lol.

Although mine's not a photo story Firday, I'd also like to share my beloved baby boy's photos:

http://tangerineslullaby.eachday.com/sets/397711-See-Adley-Grow/items/397672

and

http://tangerineslullaby.eachday.com/sets/397711-See-Adley-Grow/items/397723--d

Robin said...

What a sweetie-pie. I love how different his expressions are in the two pictures.

Debra said...

What a sweet heart! I love his smile!!

April said...

What a SWEETIE! Love the pics but especially the story to go along with them!

Head Gaggler said...

Aww, he's such a cutie pie! What a beautiful story.

Marianne said...

What a cutie! I had never heard of MoNo twins so thanks for making me a little bit smarter today :)
Love your blog design! Oh, found you on SITS :)

Casey's trio said...

That smile! ADORABLE:) And how sweet of him to only push one of your buttons!

amanda said...

that first picture - awww - just melts my heart. such a sweet, sweet little boy!!

beautiful story :)

Chris Osborne said...

I think he's going to grow up loving that camera near him. The two that you have here are wonderful.

Kendra said...

What a sweet lil' boy. He looks so darn sweet! :)

Laurie said...

Jacob is one of the most beautiful little boys I have ever seen. I am glad that he is such a fighter and took a turn in the NICU for the better. Both he and John are adorable.

andrea j said...

So sweet! Way to pull through in the NICU. Sounds like he is the leader of the two.

Killlashandra said...

There is something both sad and uplifting about the NICU, especially when it's time to go home with the new one.

He's got a great smile and what a personality in that first shot. ;)

Clark Captions said...

He is adorable Angie! I can see why he owns your heart. I'm so glad that the everything turned out so well!

Melissa said...

So should we call him mad gangsta rapper DJ Jacob for short LOL
That first pic. looks like a rap pose.
I just am so glad things worked out with the kids.
My friend gave birth to her 33 week old and he's doing alright too. I'm so glad that things are where they are now in medical world that kids can be ok at 33 weeks.

Stephanie said...

Little sweetheart. NICU stories always give me goosebumps.

Jaysi said...

What a lover. Every mom needs one of those, right? Such a sweet little face. You can definitely see the difference in personalities, even through pictures. Have a great weekend.

Alexandra said...

What a fabulous post..he is totally precious! I found your blog through my friend Christie and I am glad I did! Have you saved now! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

carrie & troy keiser said...

He looks like a little rapper with this pose! Thanks for sharing these insights into your children and your life.

Good & Crazy said...

Oh my gosh. Soo can tell his personality from those photos!

The Jensens said...

oh, your kids are just SO CUTE!

Cecily R said...

I am absolutely in LOVE with the way you describe him when you said he is your snuggler, observer and explorer. Those three words say so much about him.

I LOVE that I am not the only one who can't get away from PSFing about my kids. They DO say great minds think alike, after all.

Great PSF Angie!!

MamaGeek said...

Aww, what a beautiful child! I love how the NICU kids always turn out so darn full of love and CUUUUUTE! Awesome story.

Shannon said...

Oh. My. Goodness. is that face to die for! what a sweet boy and a beautiful post by his adoring mama.

Laura said...

Hmm bloglines let me down. I have missed this an other news posts! I love these stories. Keep them coming. I know how hard it is to see your baby like that.

Melissa said...

Adorable! Your kids just get cuter the older they get!

Becoming Me said...

What a sweet, sweet boy.

Laurie M. said...

Very cute pictures of Jacob! I love that you are writing about each of your kids each week- so fun!

Brooke said...

So cute pictures. Can't wait to see them in person sometime soon.

hotmamabeads said...

What a sweet boy!

Are You Serious! said...

♡ He is so cute! That's great that he got his brother going too!!! :)

Churchill said...

Yay Jacob! What a sweet little guy, and a sweet story.

Heather said...

Look at him, strikin' a pose. What a cutie-pie!! No wonder he owns your heart.

Robyn said...

Sweet story, makes him that much darn cuter.

Mrs. R said...

You talkin' about your kids always tears me up. I just love how you celebrate each of them!!!

Rhea said...

He has a sweet story and a wonderful smile. Thanks for sharing your heart with us!!

Susie said...

I love snugglers. What a sweet story! You are an awesome MOM....he is lucky to have you and your whole family is lucky to have him!

Angie said...

What a little sweetheart! Adorable pics!

TONYA said...

Look at that sweet, sweet smile.

Gunnisac Sandersons said...

Wow! What an awesome story about him. He is adorable! I am so glad both your boys are healthy and strong now. What a cute batch you baked!

MoziEsmé said...

Another beautiful kid! How could he not have your heart?

Mark and Kiss said...

Precious!

latree said...

stories of your twins first days always touch me.
so thnakful they are now so healthy

Philigry said...

such an amazing story.

jenni anne said...

great pictures! you've got some great kids, you know?

-Bridget said...

I had a 33 weeker too. But she was a singleton and just a tiny fraction of the risk and worry you went through. I'm so glad they are both alive and well. What a cutie pie!

Jessica said...

Cute pics...He looks adorable and so healthy now. Amazing!