Thursday, November 11, 2010

Dear Jimmie - Happy 21 Month Birthday

Dear Jimmie,

Happy 21 Month Birthday!

This you right after you were born.

And this is you today! (This is the very funny face you've suddenly started making!)

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

Look at how you've grown in your father's hands!

Here is your special "Watch Me Grow Montage"!

You have gained 11oz this month! You are 17lb 11oz.

Your height has increased 1/8 to 31 1/8 inches long!

Your head is 18 inches around!

You have 123 followers on your blog Jimmie! That's 3 more than last month.

Your "Faithfulness" Video Montage has been viewed 13,879 times. That's 565 times this month!

Your "Jimmie's Wonderful World" Montage has been viewed 973 times. And your "High Places" Video Montage has been viewed 683 times!

Your blog has been viewed 3,007 times this month for a total of 113,765 hits! You have a lot of very cool people who love to check on your progress Jimmie.

Your g-tube removal date is this Tuesday, November 16th!!

Physically you are doing great. You are jumping on the beds and furniture and you love to turn on the radio and dance to the music. You are pointing to many body parts and you will climb up in your chair when you want to eat. You love to watch your momma cook and you "help" her sweep, fold clothes and change the laundry over.

You have 9 teeth and are working on your 2 bottom molars right now.

Unfortunately you've started having night terrors, especially when you are over tired. You scream, cry and twitch. It's hard for you to settle into peaceful sleep. There isn't much mommy or daddy can do to help except try to get you to take a good nap during the day and sometimes you refuse to nap. This bad cycle of you being over tired and then having night terrors which makes you, mommy and daddy very tired is driving your momma crazy! She is trying to remember- "this too shall pass."

You are saying, "momma" and "dadda" and learning 2 or 3 new signs a week. You learned the sign for "Grandpa" recently and are very excited about that. You love to be read to and you will bring books to your mommy all day. You only sit for a few pages though before you want to move on to a different book.

This month we had a photo shoot out on your land with my kiddos. It was fun!

You also went on the annual church hayride!
Your daddy's cousin took these next 2 pictures!
You loved jumping on the trampoline!
Here you are with your momma and dadda!

You also helped Grandpa Rod prepare to lay some cement in your daddy's shop!

And you dressed up like a Dalmatian Puppy on Halloween for Trick-Or-Treating!
(There is another post coming with the rest of the Halloween pictures in a few days.)

Jimmie, I love writing you these letters and keeping this blog for you. It helps me feel a little more a part of your life. The truth is, I don't get to see you very often. Especially during cold and flu season. If I dwell on how little we get to interact with you it makes my heart hurt and tears come to my eyes. So instead I choose to focus on the good! How amazing you are doing and how important it is to keep you healthy. I know some day we'll have sleep overs and campouts and there will be no reason to stay away from you!

I love you so much!!
Auntie Amber


  1. Happy 21 Months Birthday Jimmie! YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL BOY! And BIG YAY for the tube to be gone for good!!!



    p.s. Amber, I didn't realize that you still don't get to see Jimmie that often :( Must be hard for your kiddos too, to not be able to hang out with their lil cousin...but soon, as you sad, you will do all those great things that families do together!!! As always, I enjoyed your post! Keep doing it, Jimmie one day will be so very grateful for it.

  2. Happy 21-month birthday!! Thank you for the great pictures!

    Lots of love,
    Adrian and Janelle

  3. Happy 21-month Birthday!

    April O'Kelley

  4. awesome post! I love watching Jimmie work with his Grandpa Rod! He's a dandy!