Saturday, June 12, 2010

Dear Jimmie- Happy 16th Month Birthday

Dear Jimmie,

Happy 16th Month Birthday!

This you right after you were born.

And this is you today!

Look at how you have grown next to your Rottweiler Puppy!

This is you with your real live Rottweiller Puppy!
Look at how you've grown in your Father's hands!

Here is your special "Watch Me Grow" montage!

You have gained 5 ounces this month in weight. You are exactly 16 pounds at 16 months.

You have gained 7/8 of an inch in height. You are 29 inches long!

You have gained 1/4 of inch in your head circumference. You are at 18 inches.

You have 116 followers on your blog that's 3 more than last month.

Your "Faithfulness" Video Montage has been viewed 10,711 times. That's 995 times this month!

Your "Jimmie's Wonderful World" Montage has been viewed 859 times. And your "High Places" Video Montage has been viewed 511 times!

Your blog has been viewed 5,036 times this month for a total of 97, 162 hits! You have a lot of very cool people who love to check on your progress Jimmie.

You are continuing to do well eating solids, except when you are sick. Unfortunately you have been sick twice this month. You had some snot and a low grade fever at the beginning of the month and now you are getting over an intestinal virus of some sort.

The great news is that you have doubled you fluid intake by mouth this month and you are now averaging around 16 ounces a day!! You drink out of a soft tipped sippy cup!

Physically you are amazing. You are running, climbing and squatting to pick up your toys so you can walk around carrying them. You love the Coupe Car your Grandma and Grandpa Gravitt got you for your birthday and you've figured out how to push the button on your 4 wheeler to make it go.

You are babbling, but still a little delayed in this area. You have speech therapy twice a month. You are communicating more and more with sounds and gestures. You are very into pointing at things and wanting your Mommy to name them.

Your mommy was in a car wreck this month Jimmie. She was almost home when it happened. Unfortunately her left foot was hurt. For a couple of weeks it was really hard for her to watch you by herself because you are so busy and in to everything and she couldn't walk. She is doing better though. We were so very thankful you were not in the car.

1 week after the car wreck your mommy awoke at 6 am to discover your g-tube had come out of your tummy sometime in the night. The hole where it was supposed to go back in was almost closed up. So your Mommy and Daddy rushed you to Children's Mercy Hospital where they were able to reinsert the g-tube. They had to push a metal rod in your belly and move it around and around to dilate your stoma. Mommy and Daddy had to help hold you down on the table and you were screaming Jimmie. You were very brave though- as always. You recovered quickly, but you did have a pretty sad face when I saw you later that morning . . .

You had your 1 year old developmental birthday this month Jimmie. You were born so early that all of your doctors and therapists adjust your age to the day your Mommy was supposed to have you. That's your developmental birthday. So on May 28th 2010 you were officially considered 1 years old!

We celebrated Memorial Day at my house this year and you had a blast playing in the sprinkler! Uncle Eric took some pretty awesome pictures of you.

Jimmie I absolutely love watching you interact with the world around you. You are so very bright and energetic. I love the little noises you make when you are looking at me and telling me something. You have a lot to say, it's going to be so much fun to hear about the funny little things you say someday when you have words. I love how sweet you are and also how feisty. You can go from yelling to kisses in a few moments. It's also fun to see you and McKenna butt heads a little. Your mommy says you and your cousin Acacia are so cute in the church nursery together. She says you love Acacia's toes! The other day you were looking and pointing with both hands upward as you ran across the nursery. Your mommy, Cousin Janelle and baby Acacia got quite the laugh when you ran into a wall. You also tripped over something and splatted forward. Mommy held her breath and looked at you waiting to see if you'd cry and instead you just started moving your hands around and pointing at the stars on the carpet with a funny little grin on your face.

I am loving watching you grow Jimmie and with you it's easy never to take a moment for granted. I am so very blessed by your life. Ma used to recite the 23rd Psalms to you when you were fighting for your life in the NICU. The Lord is your Shepherd Jimmie and He has led you beside "still waters". You are thriving and we are glad!

Love you forever!
Auntie Amber


  1. Way to grow, Jimmie!! We do LOVE watching you and your antics. You're such an amazement and so entertaining. So much personality!!

    Just think, in less than a year, you can be in Sunday School with Hosea. And later in the year, Acacia (and her toes, but in shoes by then) will be in there, too! I love watching you all as you grow together.

    We love you lots and lots and lots!!

  2. LOVE IT! LOVE IT! Jimmie you are amazing! brave indeed!!! Thank you Jesus!