okay...I had to write this post earlier because I knew I wouldn't be able to add anything until late or super early this morning (it's 12:49 am right now). I have been working on my research paper, thesis, portfolio, whatever you want to call it, for my masters program. I can't do it during the day because Jacob demands my time, so I work on it when both Jeremiah and Jacob are asleep!
The great news is that one, Jacob is crawling (short distances) and that he has now reached his chronological age with gross motor and fine motor movements!! It's a huge milestone for him! His occupational therapist came today to reassess his skills and she found that he exceeded his goals and is now working on developing skills for a 9 month old baby. Jacob is a little over 8 months old (chronologically), but only 5 mths old (adjusted age). Jacob is just an amazing miracle baby! To think that he was a micropreemie born at 26 weeks weighing 2 lbs. 6 oz. is unbelievable! He has made a lot of progress. We are so blessed! He has done so well because of all the prayers and fasting family and friends have made. In addition to that, I know Heavenly Father has blessed us with the spirit to prompt us on a daily basis on how to be good parents to Jacob. We are so happy and so proud of our son. It makes me want to cry just thinking about how far he has come...
Now time for pictures...everybody loves pictures, so I've posted quite a few below!
He was not happy when his therapist tried to put the toy away...he screamed, so she let him play with it for a few more seconds.
Here, Jacob is grabbing a very tiny toy.