Monday, August 16, 2010

2 for the Price of 1

Can we get a 2 for 1 deal at the doctors, do ya think? So, by now you all know about our sweet tough cookie, Jeffrey. Not much is said on here about #2, Jack E. boy! Let this post be about him. "Why?", you might wonder. Well, he too may have some sort of leg length discrepancy. We noticed a while back that our 1 year and 5 month old boy's left leg looked a little smaller than his right. Being the slightly neurotic mom I am, I kept holding them side by side and looking at them from every angle. I brought it up a few times at the pediatrician visits and it was dismissed as normal. Until one visit when one of the doctors brought it to my attention before I said anything.  I was relieved to know that I wasn't the only one noticing this, but at the same time I was thinking, "oh, crap! Again?" His difference is not nearly as noticeable as Jeffrey's but to mom and dad, it was a concern. So, on Thursday we have appointments for both boys with Dr. Standard. Jack's is at 12:30 and Jeff's is at 1:45.  Maybe they'll cut us a deal: the 2 for 1 special.
Or...maybe Jack is just faking it to be like his brother!
Here are some ways in which Jack follows in Jeff's footsteps...

Biting frozen pancakes before they are microwaved

They both like "double tubbies"
Neither one likes mom taking their picture
They LOVE being outside
They bring toys/sports equipment along for the ride wherever we go
They LOVE their desserts. Mmmm....chocolate pudding
They are both good at being silly
They both like shooting hoops
They like wearing baseball tshirts and watching the wild life in the yard

Playing with water at the table
Jeff was doing it so of course Jack had to get in on the action

 Jack tackles like his brother
He likes to play baseball like his brother
Jack is starting to feed Cooper, just like Jeffrey

Butt in the end, our boys have a lot in common and a lot that makes them unique. 
We love them both very much and will do anything we need to to help them become amazing big boys!
(even if it means we get to stretchjack too! )


  1. Make sure you save all of these blogs. They might be a future book. Let us know what happens.

  2. Jill and Jamie, you surely know what writers' workshop is all about with this blog! I keep thinking of what Ralph Fletcher tolld me about writing from the heart and you two have great heart! I am honored to have had the opportunity to follow your story and will think of your strength when I have hard times! Love, Pat

  3. Did you say you were thinking "Oh, crap?'
    Sweet little boys, what one doesn't think of, the other will. You just wait!