Friday, November 21, 2008

Meet Baby Jay

Name: Jakob Franklin (Yeah, we spelled it differently on purpose. Yeah, I know he will have to spell it for everyone his whole life.)

AKA: Baby Jay, or Jay Jay by his siblings

Age: 4 months!

Future occupation: sumo wrestler or linebacker

How we met: When he was born, I was amazed how much he resembled his sister! With two exceptions. One, he was a boy. Two, he was MUCH bigger! From the start we got along famously. I can't decide if that's because he's more laid back or because I am more laid back. Probably a little of both.

Personality: He is a super snugly little big guy. And big he is. I haven't weighed him recently, but at Halloween he was over 17 pounds and he's just gotten chubbier since! He tries very hard to communicate with us. You can just see his little brain working and thinking, "If only I could get my voice and body to do what I want it to do!" He clearly lets us know when he is happy, and when he is not. He is not happy when he is alone. He likes company and lots of it!

Talents: He recently accomplished turning from his tummy to his back. He also is perfecting the arts of blowing raspberries and chewing on his fingers. He likes to poo for the nursery worker at church. Good baby!

Likes: To eat most of all! He likes hanging with Mommy when she's on the computer. He likes hanging with Mommy while she watches football. He likes pretty much anything that has to do with being held by Mommy. He is also a big fan of his bouncy seat, watching his sister and brother play, and being tickled by daddy. Bright lights and the ceiling fan rank pretty high on the list, too.

Dislikes: Being alone, being hungry, taking baths

What I admire most about him: The ability to sleep anywhere at anytime. Wouldn't that be great if you could do that as an adult?

*Disclaimer* By the way, the "professional looking" photos of my kids were NOT taken by me. Most of my picture taking ends up with me yelling nasty words at the camera. They were taken by my very talented friend Jan who has a home photography business. She is fabulous! If you ever need pictures for a special occasion and you're in the Terre Haute area, I will hook you up!


Sherri said...

Too cute!

Seriously, I want to hop through the computer and pinch his fat little cheeks...all 4 of 'em!

Helen said...

You are blessed to have them. And they are blessed to have you. Very sweet.

katdish said...

Dang! He's cute! And yes, the picture is fabulous!

Annie K said...

Beth - you're family is adorable! Sweet Baby Jay... (sounds like something from SCL!). You are a blessed woman indeed!!

Beth said...

Thanks, everyone! I am thankful for my kiddos and I am extra thankful that I get to spend more time with them now. Even if some days find me a tad overwhelmed... :)

Mare said...

just beautiful.

Mare said...

The dog Beth!!! We're all dying to see the dog. Okay, maybe just me, but you don't want me dying do you?


katdish said...

Post the dog, Beth. I don't want Mare to die! Post the dog!

Beth said...

I'm working on it, people! Gee whiz...if only Phoebe knew she was the cause of so much angst!

Helen said...

Hi Beth. You should take a picture of that play dough statue they are building in your honor...:-) I so love that answer. You are a clever woman! With beautiful kids.