Jonah is so much fun right now! He has his daddy's laid-back personality still, and he is a very content baby. In the past two weeks, he's started putting anything and everything in his mouth. I'd been expecting him to start doing this for a couple of months now, but I think he is starting to teethe now and needs that comfort for his gums. Jonah LOVES people. He is content to stare at our faces for long periods of time, and he often reaches out to touch and inspect for himself. It is precious! He's also just discovered his toes. He doesn't put them in his mouth, he just kind of holds on to them a lot in the stroller and carseat. Also, he almost always crosses his feet at the ankles, which just cracks me up.
He is definitely getting spoiled here in Kentucky! He is being passed around all the time and we are running around visiting friends and family every day. He's been a real trooper! One of his favorite activities since we've been here is taking an evening golf cart ride. He holds out his arms and squeals and laughs the whole time. He's started grabbing the steering wheel now too!
We've really been trying to stick to our schedule as much as possible, but it isn't always easy. The biggest difficulty we've run in to is that Jonah has started waking up a few times during the night. Most of the time I just go in after a while and comfort him, and I'll usually feed him once. But this Mommy is getting EXHAUSTED! It's been going on too long to be a growth spurt, and I've tried dropping his third nap but he gets so cranky and it doesn't seem to make a difference. Any tips, Moms??
Jonah has officially been on a four-hour schedule for about a month now! I noticed he didn't seem to want/need to eat every three hours anymore, so I just tried to delay his feedings one day, and he had no problem! It's amazing how much difference just that one hour makes. A typical day: wake up at 8:30, nurse, eat cereal, play, nap around 9:45, wake up around 12:00, nurse at 12:30, play/run errands, nap at 2:00 or so, wake up around 4:15, nurse at 4:30, eat cereal, short nap from 6:30-7:00, hang out with the family/bath, nurse at 8:15, bed at 8:30 (and then wake up for no reason about 55 times during the night- ha ha!). My most precious times of day are getting Jonah up in the morning or getting him up from a nap. He is always just overjoyed to see me (or whoever else gets him)- it is the BEST feeling in the world! Lord, thank You for Your amazing grace through these blessings!
Showing us how he can sit up!
My big boy drinking from a cup!
Had to sneak this one in there- my good-lookin' husband!
Enjoying the golf cart
Good times with family and friends
Crossing those ankles!