Saturday, September 22, 2012
and Jacob :o)
This was taken after Jacob ate his dinner. We tried pre-dinner pictures (below) and He cried.
Here he is somewhat content. Tummy filled.
If Jacob sees food he scoots to you and holds your arm with his right hand.
This is meek attempt to beg.
It breaks my heart. He can't let go until you are done feeding him and you take his hand off your arm.
He leans on people, in a meek way to receive affection. But if you pick him up and hold/hug him he cries. He cries to get away.
If a Julius pushes him, he acts almost as if he expects it. :o( He doesn't question it even though it's wrong.
Julius turns away. He's irritated.
A good spit-fest! "Maybe Dad's so busy taking pictures he can't stop me!"
Pauly's tuning out.
Sadly Jacob still wants to get away from everybody. :o(
The bad news. The 5 boys are sick. Lotsa boogies. Red nose alert! The good news, so far as bad as this virus can get, the horrible part only lasts 24 hours per child. ;o)
I carry Jacob with me like a baby. He doesn't walk. We are still waiting for him to accept us, accept our love, accept his new home. He does not have any motivators yet. He feels objects and keeps his eyes closed, to shut out everything he doesn't want to see. Little things bother him, like his brothers playing too closely to him. He has poor eye/hand coordination and hand coordination. He needs help with toys, putting them in his hands. He can't take an item out of a small bucket. If he likes something, we keep it near him. He's always surprised it's still there, and moves it just to "handle" it.
As I said in Moses' post, I often hold Jacob and Moses and cry. Gifts from God deserve so much better. I pray we can make a difference in Jacob's life, other than "caring" for him.
We LOVE him so much.