We can't post pictures right now, but I just can't let this opportunity go without capturing it in writing... A lot has changed at our house since last posting to this blog. We are no longer a family of three. Baby Jonathan Patrick Stover entered the world on May 30. He is a joy and a delight. Really probably the easiest baby EVER! He is very sweet and HUGE. He weighs in at just shy of 17 pounds and he's not yet 5 months old. He's 2 pounds bigger than his brother was at this age. :-) Hooray for Mommy's milk. Jonathan loves, adores, can't get enough of his big brother! He watches every move Jacob makes, which is both sweet and scary! Jacob is definitely a 2 year old. Full of energy and independence. One of his favorite phrases is "i do it." Except he doesn't say it in a sweet quiet voice - he shrieks it LOUDLY!!!
Other notable changes in our household:
Jacob's in the BIG BOY BED! It was quite traumatic for all of us, but he made it. He loves his big boy bed, but just doesn't always want to stay in it. Lucky for mommy, he goes right back to sleep if I come up stairs when he starts crying. For daddy, it's another story. Jacob wants to be picked up, rocked, sung to...hmmmmm.
Jacob is also now totally paci free. We're in the midst of that transition as we speak. We said goodbye to our friends the pacis on Friday (3 days ago.) The verdict is still out as to how we'll make it through this phase.
We're also the proud owners of a brand new mini-van - and we love it. Two kids pack quite a bit of stuff, so it's been great. We feel like real grown-ups now!
Now, for the good stuff...tonight was one of my most favorite moments ever - in my whole life, this definitely makes the top ten list!!!!! All four of us were up on our bed ("mommydaddy's bed"). Daddy was holding Jonathan and Jacob was wollering (is that even a word???) all over me. Jacob started being silly and shaking his head - Jonathan was laughing hysterically. I mean full out belly laughing , face turning red, till you start hiccuping laughing. Of course, Jacob was quick to oblige when we told him to keep being silly. All four of us were just cracking up. It was priceless. I honestly haven't laughed that long or hard in a long time. Just the simple moments like that remind me how very very blessed we are to have each other - to feel safe and secure in our home with the ones we love. Oh how I love being a mommy - I pray for many more fun filled evenings hanging out on "mommydaddy's bed" with my three blessings from God.