Wednesday, April 21, 2010
I can't believe Jonah is 7 months old today! I had every intention of updating this blog at his 6 month milestone, but somehow time got away from me. This time last year, I was finishing up my last semester of Nurse Practitioner school with ECU. I was 20lbs pregnant:) I had no idea I could love a child so much. I don't remember what life was like prior to Jonah! It seems to be a blur of work, sleep, and school. Here is a brief bragging moment on my little boy:)
Jonah loves to smile. He has a huge gummy grin, and he makes a little sighing noise when he smiles sometimes, almost like saying life can't get any better than this. He enjoys music, and he can tell a story with his eyes. He has a special bond with his dad that I can visually see. Jonah will stare at Patrick with such awe at times. I watch them interacting, and I see them 15 years down the road with the same devotion and understanding. I know Jonah loves me and knows me as his mommy, but there is just something special about a Dad and his child.
He is sitting up now completely on his own, and he can spin circles in his crib. The crawling technique is yet to be perfected, but I appreciate the fact he isn't completely mobile, yet!
He is still breastfed, which I would never have believed this time last year. I have turned into that kind of mom that you envision wearing a long skirt and hair blowing in the wind, yet I don't look anything like that. I have become a strong advocate for breastfeeding, yet I know some people are unable to do for different reasons. While I am still able, I'm trucking on! Jonah eats every 5 or so hours, and we are introducing new soft foods to him. He particularly enjoyed squash and sweet potatoes, but he grimaced with bananas. I hope to start making his own baby food. I truly believe this is cheaper, plus I'm a "long skirt wearing/hair blowing in the wind" mom.
Jonah used to shriek like a little girl, but now he is "ba-baing, da-daing, ma-maing" all the time. He likes to stick his tongue out and spray it, not say it. He has what I call shards of glass in his mouth, otherwise known as little teeth protruding. He has 2 shards of glass on the bottom, and he sure likes to mess with them!
He weighs a little over 15 lbs and is 26 inches long. Apparently, he has his dad's metabolism and height. I am thankful for this!
Jonah's first night in his own room was Sunday, 3 evenings ago. This was difficult, as I was used to peeking over at him in our bedroom. He now loves his room, and he is content in his crib for naps as well. Thank goodness!!
I am so thankful for this gift! My mornings begin with a huge smile, and my evenings are concluded by a prayer with my little boy. I look forward to watching him grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Enjoy a few pictures!!