Monday, October 1, 2007

Where do they get their energy?

Jacob has gotten so crazy lately. He could just run back and forth across the room like 15-20 times. And our family room is really long! He's starting to have form when he runs, like a big kid. It's so weird. He used to just bounce but now he bends his legs more. I can't believe how much he's grown. He learns new things everyday. He knows almost all his letters and can identify them in a book, and knows a word that begins with them. He only has a few more letters to learn. We are working on learning to sing our ABC's. He can count to 3 now also. His vocabulary is huge that I can't even count how many words he says, and he speaks pretty clear these days also. He can say short simple sentences when he wants to. He also knows some sign language and we are probably getting him some sign language DVD's so we can all learn more. He's a smart kid ( at least that's what I think). He can finally jump too. For the longest time he would only get 1 leg off the ground, now he can get them both up! He can kick a football really far and get it in the air. And boy can he ever throw! He has got quite an arm. Everyday I wonder where he gets so much energy. We eat mostly the same things and yet he has twice as much energy than I do. I can't keep up with him sometimes. I love that kid. I really love him!

3 comments:

renee marie kovalik said...

Hey Julie!

So, I FINALLY checked out your blog - it's so great! Jacob is just adorable.

I totally understand your question of "where do they get their energy?!" Nolan likes to do "laps" around our kitchen, through the hallway, into the living room (it goes in a circle)... he could do that like 30 times straight. It was also so fun for us to see him really jump!

Boys are so fun.... so glad you're enjoying him so much!!! Take care!

Jenn said...

Hey Julie!
I wanted to respond to your comments on my blog about the heart issue in my family--during the routine Q & A on our first OB visit, when I told the dr that my mom had open heart surgery as a young child (due to a hole in her heart) and my mom's sister's son had open heart surgery when he was born due to another heart defect, he suggested that we meet with a genetic counselor and get some additional tests run to see if there was a chance our baby may also have problems. I was kind of surprised since this hadn't come up at all with the doctors in PA when I was pregnant with Alex, but I figured that getting additional testing wouldn't be a bad thing. So far we just had the one ultrasound and a meeting with a genetic counselor with a high risk OB, who said everything looks fine at this point but we will be getting a fetal echocardiagram at the beginning of Nov., where they will do a complete exam of the baby's heart to see if anything looks amiss. If all looks good, then we'll proceed as normal. It sounds like with your family history, it may be good to try and ask about if this type of thing could be done for you for baby #2 when the time comes. I figure it either gives us peace of mind, or it allows us to prepare for a potential surgery that could easily fix the problem. Hope this helps!! Love seeing the pictures of little Jacob!
Jenn

Jenn said...

Hey Julie!
I wanted to respond to your comments on my blog about the heart issue in my family--during the routine Q & A on our first OB visit, when I told the dr that my mom had open heart surgery as a young child (due to a hole in her heart) and my mom's sister's son had open heart surgery when he was born due to another heart defect, he suggested that we meet with a genetic counselor and get some additional tests run to see if there was a chance our baby may also have problems. I was kind of surprised since this hadn't come up at all with the doctors in PA when I was pregnant with Alex, but I figured that getting additional testing wouldn't be a bad thing. So far we just had the one ultrasound and a meeting with a genetic counselor with a high risk OB, who said everything looks fine at this point but we will be getting a fetal echocardiagram at the beginning of Nov., where they will do a complete exam of the baby's heart to see if anything looks amiss. If all looks good, then we'll proceed as normal. It sounds like with your family history, it may be good to try and ask about if this type of thing could be done for you for baby #2 when the time comes. I figure it either gives us peace of mind, or it allows us to prepare for a potential surgery that could easily fix the problem. Hope this helps!! Love seeing the pictures of little Jacob!
Jenn