Thursday, July 16, 2009

Third Birthday

One-Third that is
okay Jace ... what is one-third of 12 months?
4 months! That's right! Good boy Jace :)

I can't believe how fast Jace is growing! He is such a central part of my life ... I don' know what I would do without him. Everyday he gets bigger and bigger and every day I love and cherish him more and more. There were a lot of trials that stood in our way to get him here -- but the overwhelming JOY that he brings to our lives dissolves the heartache from the past. He had his 4 month well-visit appointment today and his stats are: 16 lbs even (76 percentile) 26 inches long (84 percentile) and a whopping 18 inches head (100th percentile). Big head to hold all of the genius brains he has going on in there I guess. Even though he is big ... he is proportional. If he was in the 80th percentile for weight and 30th for height ... I may worry about him. But nope -- just a big healthy kid!!

At 4 months I can ...

Jace has discovered two things in the last 30 days. His hands and his saliva. Often these two have more to do with each other than not ... escalating the saliva "issue". No he's not teething ... just drooling. He loves to play with his hands. He loves to put them in his mouth. He also will hold his hands together and play with his fingers -- pretty adorable. He enjoys singing and has started cooing while I sing to him. Some favorite songs are: I am like a Star, I love to see the temple, I am a Child of God, Child's Prayer, and that's about it. Pretty much the children's hymns I can think of. Jace also LOVES to be outside. We are starting to get into a better routine of exercising and he will stay awake for hours just enjoying the great outdoors. It is our secret to getting him to sleep throughout the night. Right now he is eating four times a day -- 7 oz each time. He is starting to stop eating when he is full so I anticipate solids will come in the next month. He generally sleeps while we are eating so I am not sure how into "people" food he is yet. As he gets older and older his face is getting longer and he is starting to look more like his dad. I love them both so much!! Happy third birthday son.

Here's what we've been up to this month:

Supporting dad on his long run!
4th of July / GG's 80th birthday party

Hiking up Bell CanyonThe ZOO again

Playing with Millard, the moose

Hanging out at Lagoon's Merry-Go-Round

Hiking to Twin Lake with my spidy hat

Oquirrh Temple Open House

4 months old


Mandee Lue said...

Such a cute boy!! So glad he is healthy and strong and Smart!!

Jess and Jen said...

Wow, that bottom smiling picture is amazing. Way to capture it. -Jess

Bryce & Cortney Alvord said...

oh my heavens! those last to pictures are priceless. he's so adorable!!!

Karen said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE that last picture. I can't believe you blogged after we all left last night. Crazy lady!!! =)

Beano-Bayno said...

Don't forget about "Jeremiah was a bullfrog" in his favorite songs list. That's the one that Daddy sings to him, accompanied by his hanging rattle-toys, Jeremiah (the frog) and Mallard (the duckling). It makes him laugh.

Mom and Dad said...

What a personable little squirt! Four-months is such a fun age!! That little boy just sparkles!

Sara said...

I can't believe he's a third already! My favorite picture is the last one! He's so so cute!

Sarah Elizabeth said...

I love that last picture of him! Geez he's adorable...and getting those big puffy Boucher cheeks we all like so well! But that last picture looks as if he's about to begin giggling at you. Too cute! Oh, and those are MY dimples!!!!