10 lbs, 1.4 oz!

Yes, that is how much Jakob weighed at birth...and I swear, 5 lbs of that was his head! It was HUGE! Like an orange on a toothpick! It had it's own weather system! j/k (if you have no idea what I'm talking about, go rent "So I Married An Ax Murderer" right NOW!)

Yes, labor and delivery was hard...recovery was hard...nursing was hard...

Ask me if it was worth it and before you can even spit the question out I will answer YES, YES and YESSSSSSSS!

I LOVE this kid. I just can't get enough of his funny sayings, his hugs, his kisses, his smiles, his jokes...He never ceases to amaze me with his intellect, creativity, sensitivity, understanding, logic, wit, charm, determination, persistence, imagination, intuition, friendliness, humor, etc., etc., etc.,...ETC!

Today he is 6 years old. S-I-X.

Wait a minute...I feel like only days ago I was here:

And here:

(1 month old, blessing day)

And here:

(3 months old)

And here:

(6 months)

And here:

(1 year)

And here:

(22 months old)

And here:

(about 3 yrs old -- this picture pretty much sums up Jakob - crazy loco!)

And here:

(4 - obviously!)

And here:

(5 - His first award at Extended-Kindergarten!)

And here:

(Sept. '08 -- My handsome 5 (almost 6) year old...watch out ladies!!!)

The past 6 years have been wonderful with Jakob...and I eagerly look forward to the future and all of the adventures waiting!

Go get 'em kid! There's a world outside of Yonkers...and you can do anything!

Happy Birthday!

I love you forever!

(a.k.a. "Mom") ;)


Maria said...

Happy Birthday Jakob!!!!

Sara said...

How cute your kid is! I can't believe it has been 6 years since we spent Christmas together all pregnant! Happy Birthday Jakob!

Sonya said...

Hi Shari - tell Jakob Happy Birthday from me! I miss you guys! I don't know how to respond to comments on my own blog, so I will answer your question here - yes, I am applying to BYU, I hope I can get in! I need a blog lesson over the phone at some point. Love ya! Sonya

Carrielyn said...

SIX! Can you believe it. I can't... I'm in denial, because if Jakob is six, then Evan will be six in April.

Stratton Family said...

You deserve all kinds of awards for having babies that big! Happy Birthday to Jakob!

Evaly said...

Happy Birthday Jakob! You're a cutie :)

Tyler and Karen said...

What? I didn't get to say happy birthday to him yesterday. I'm so sad. I'll have to call him later today. J-Dawg is my little buddy. Happy birthday Jakob!!!

Kim Harvey said...

Seriously, probably one of the most handsome,funny boys I know. And I know boys.

Steve and Kirsten said...

Wow...that did go by fast. I remember when you were pregnant with him, time flies! He sure is adorable! Love his hair.