Photo Story Friday-Jacob

Do you see where this is headed? A glimpse of my kids each friday until they are all used up. Translation: 3 weeks to go. I’m original. I know. So, this Friday is ALL Jacob.

Jacob was my constant when I was in the hospital being monitored before he was born. For 10 straight weeks 24 hours a day, his heart rate was steady and variable and beautiful. Unlike his brothers’. He measured bigger than John via ultrasound and so I had this false sense of security before he was born. I thought he’d be bigger, stronger, healthier. But he wasn’t. Well, he was a little bigger, but he was anemic, so pale and sickly looking. He also had breathing problems in the beginning. Once in the NICU he was put on CPAP but then had to go on the ventilator which almost broke my heart. I would go visit my little peanuts in the NICU and Jacob just didn’t seem well. Not that NICU babies ever are, right? I worried about both of my 33 weekers, but Jacob really scared me.
One day though, he just turned the corner and made leaps and bounds. He went from being a few weeks behind his brother in progress to being even. Now they mostly do things together.
Jacob is my snuggler, my observer, my explorer. He only pushes one of my buttons, and for that I’ll always be eternally grateful. He decided he was done with diapers and somehow got John on the potty training band wagon as well. I owe this kid alot. For so many reasons. And like all of my kids, he owns my heart.


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    Marianne says

    What a cutie! I had never heard of MoNo twins so thanks for making me a little bit smarter today 🙂
    Love your blog design! Oh, found you on SITS 🙂

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    amanda says

    that first picture – awww – just melts my heart. such a sweet, sweet little boy!!

    beautiful story 🙂

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    Chris Osborne says

    I think he’s going to grow up loving that camera near him. The two that you have here are wonderful.

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    Laurie says

    Jacob is one of the most beautiful little boys I have ever seen. I am glad that he is such a fighter and took a turn in the NICU for the better. Both he and John are adorable.

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    Killlashandra says

    There is something both sad and uplifting about the NICU, especially when it’s time to go home with the new one.

    He’s got a great smile and what a personality in that first shot. 😉

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    Clark Captions says

    He is adorable Angie! I can see why he owns your heart. I’m so glad that the everything turned out so well!

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    Melissa says

    So should we call him mad gangsta rapper DJ Jacob for short LOL
    That first pic. looks like a rap pose.
    I just am so glad things worked out with the kids.
    My friend gave birth to her 33 week old and he’s doing alright too. I’m so glad that things are where they are now in medical world that kids can be ok at 33 weeks.

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    Jaysi says

    What a lover. Every mom needs one of those, right? Such a sweet little face. You can definitely see the difference in personalities, even through pictures. Have a great weekend.

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    Alexandra says

    What a fabulous post..he is totally precious! I found your blog through my friend Christie and I am glad I did! Have you saved now! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

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    carrie & troy keiser says

    He looks like a little rapper with this pose! Thanks for sharing these insights into your children and your life.

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    Cecily R says

    I am absolutely in LOVE with the way you describe him when you said he is your snuggler, observer and explorer. Those three words say so much about him.

    I LOVE that I am not the only one who can’t get away from PSFing about my kids. They DO say great minds think alike, after all.

    Great PSF Angie!!

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    MamaGeek says

    Aww, what a beautiful child! I love how the NICU kids always turn out so darn full of love and CUUUUUTE! Awesome story.

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    Shannon says

    Oh. My. Goodness. is that face to die for! what a sweet boy and a beautiful post by his adoring mama.

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    Laura says

    Hmm bloglines let me down. I have missed this an other news posts! I love these stories. Keep them coming. I know how hard it is to see your baby like that.

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    Laurie M. says

    Very cute pictures of Jacob! I love that you are writing about each of your kids each week- so fun!

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    Susie says

    I love snugglers. What a sweet story! You are an awesome MOM….he is lucky to have you and your whole family is lucky to have him!

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    Gunnisac Sandersons says

    Wow! What an awesome story about him. He is adorable! I am so glad both your boys are healthy and strong now. What a cute batch you baked!

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    -Bridget says

    I had a 33 weeker too. But she was a singleton and just a tiny fraction of the risk and worry you went through. I’m so glad they are both alive and well. What a cutie pie!

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