August 28, 2013

Six Months of Mr. Personality

From the very beginning, Jacob wanted to make one thing clear.  He was going to be different from his older brother.  He will make his own way, do his own thing, be his own person and remind us of that daily if we ever thought any different.

I tell people often that Tommy looks like me, but has Todd's personality and that Jacob looks like Todd, but has a lot of my personality traits.  He is loud and active and has to be in the center of everything so he knows what is going on.  Where Tommy has shown consideration and caution, I think Jacob might be our daredevil.  He has a temper and has no problems letting you know how he feels whether happy, sad, angry or just flat pissed off.  He wants to move so badly - he can't crawl yet, but he scoots to get places so I know it won't be long until he takes off and becomes unstoppable.  He's not big on napping as he would rather be with people than sleeping.  However, he sleeps through the night like a champ and has done that since he was 7 weeks old.

(Jacob rockin' his epic double chin.)
Our little Jacob Paul is six months old today.  Almost 19 pounds, 26 inches long, and 5,000 watts of pure energy.

It's hard to believe that half a year has gone by since he was born - especially because life was so up in the air when he came in to ours.  But since we found out that we were staying put and keeping our home and leaving our roots planted here in Texas, it's been one big readjustment to life.   

Some days have been harder than others.  I have grown weary and discouraged as I've tried to figure out how to carry the load I've been given to bear.  But for the most part, our house feels full of joy and laughter and so does my heart.  I still don't feel completely used to having two kids yet and I'm starting to wonder if I'll ever feel like life has balanced back out.
Jacob's favorite lullaby song is Truly Scrumptious.  A tune from the old musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.  He's not a fan of the songs I sang to Tommy (surprise, surprise), but every time I start singing the words to Truly Scrumptious, he calms down and grins and lets out a big happy sigh.  He reaches his little fingers to my mouth, as if he's trying to capture my singing in his hands.
I always wondered what it would feel like to have another baby.  I wondered how I could love another child as much as I loved my first.  And honestly, it's taken some time to form that bond and find that special connection.   But somewhere over the course of these six months that he's been in our lives, I found it. Behind his playful eyes and silly screeches and how he always reaches out to touch my face when I hold him - I found what I was hoping to in my heart.  Oh I love him so.

And while there are hundreds of things I love about my little Jacob, what I love most at this age are his eyes.  His playful, mischief-filled, expressive eyes.  They really are truly scrumptious.
Truly scrumptious.  You're truly, truly scrumptious.  Scrumptious as a cherry beach ball bay.  When you're smiling, it's so delicious.  Honest, truly, you're the answer to my wishes....


  1. What a cutie!!!!!!! Adorable!

  2. Love this post! He is so beautiful! I love that he has his own personality!