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jake // eight months


Dear Jakers,

Eight months was a rough one for our family but, just like always, Jesus was so faithful and we made it through. Griffin had to spend another night in the hospital for seizures and while I was trying to take care of him, I was pretty sure you were getting another ear infection. I was so torn as I needed to be with Griffin in the hospital but knew that would mean spending another night away from you. Thankfully Grammy was here to help us and take care of you. She even took you to the doctor the next day…sure enough, it was another double ear infection! No wonder you were cranky. While Grammy was staying with us she helped me sleep train you. I was so worn out physically and emotionally and I just couldn’t bare to hear you cry. We did a lot of snuggling but not much sleeping. So now you are sleeping in your crib in your room and taking two good naps. We are all feeling so much better about that! You are still waking up at night but hopefully we will get to sleeping through the night soon.

Don’t worry, there have been some fun things about eight months too. You have the sweetest two-teeth smile. You started clapping on April 13 and haven’t stopped since. You love being outside. You get so excited when I open the back door. We are all loving the nice weather. And you are still a big boy. You are wearing 12-18 month clothes and size 4 diapers. Oh, and I can’t forget that you said your first word…it was “dada” of course! I can’t wait to hear your sweet voice say mama.

Love you!


  • Michelle from Australia - I think his face is pure happiness. Gorgeous boy!ReplyCancel

  • Brady W. - Oh my goodness! What a sweet boy–and he looks JUST like Cora. Glad to hear his Grammy got him trained a little better in sleep! It’s rough on everyone when a kiddo doesn’t sleep well. And praying for Griffin. Hope his seizures get regulated quickly. I work for a pediatric neurologist in Wichita, so if you ever have any questions (not that I’m an expert!), feel free to email me 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Leiah - Glad Grammy could help with the sleeping! It makes such a difference. Funny, my teeny girl is 17 months, wearing size 3 or 4 diapers.ReplyCancel