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Zachary and Jonah, 1 year ago

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Life on the parent train just seems to be speeding up lately. Jonah’s had 2 big milestones in 2 weeks. Daycare and his first official haircut.

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Jonah is now, officially sleeping in his crib.

He’s been putting himself to sleep at naptime and bedtime for weeks now, but until today has been sleeping in his Amby hammock or his playpen. Chris put the crib together last night and Jonah is peacefully sleeping in it right now. Of course, he had to roll over a couple of times, chat with Uniqua the turtle, and try to look out the window–but that’s just all in a day’s work when you’re 4-months old.

Maybe it’s the new tooth. That’s right :-)  Jonah’s first tooth just poked through. You can barely feel it but it’s there. This little pokey thing through the bottom gums. Nana was the first one to feel it, which makes me feel foolish since I’m with him everyday. He’s just so darn good. No crying, no fussing, no fever. How can I worry about teething if you don’t give me any symptoms? Ok, I’m not  complaining. I’ll take the fabulous new-toothed-non-fussing infant over the alternative any day.

Right now he’s sleeping blissfully in his crib. Which is probably why I’m still awake.

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It’s official! Jonah hit his second milestone on Tuesday, April 24th–he rolled over for the very first time. He seems to have gotten the hang of it pretty quickly, too. Every time you put him down, he ends up on his tummy.

This is a QuickTime movie, you will need the QuickTime plugin to view. Enjoy!

Jonah Rolls Over

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Time certainly does fly. I can’t believe my last post was almost two months ago. Jonah and Zachary (and Chris and work and laundry, etc., etc., etc.) are keeping me very busy these days.

All that’s really happened in the last seven weeks is Jonah. He’s growing like a proverbial weed. At his 6-week checkup he is now 12.5 pounds. He’s gurgling, cooing and just being downright adorable, like it’s his job or something. Of course we can’t help comparing him to Zachary at his age. He’s as great of a baby as Zachary was, just a little more mellow. While the Z-man loved being in the carseat, Jonah hates it unless the car is actually moving. Even then he fusses a little for good measure. Zachary is a binky man–something we are going to be working on soon. Jonah’s not such a fan. He’ll take it when he’s too exhausted to put up a fight, but lately he seems to really prefer his hand. I caught him with his thumb today. NOT what I want to see!

Segue to the adults. Chris just celebrated his 37th birthday last month. Wow we’re getting old! We had a great dinner at Kobe. Mom was in town, so she joined us. So did Mary, Tricia, Ashley, Dave, Ivonne and the girls. Dinner was yummy and everyone had a great time.

Of course there are more pics of everyone. Check out the latest slideshow for Zachary’s green tongue (thank you Ms. Laurie!) and the charming Jonah-penguin (thank you KB!).

Hopefully someone will read this. Even if they don’t, Life is Good…

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Well, it’s been two weeks at home with Jonah and things are going great. He is eating like a champ. As of last Thursday he had regained the weight he lost, plus 2 more ounces–putting him at 9 pds 4 oz. He “goes to bed” between 9 and 11 and actually sleeps for 4-5 hours! What a difference a little sleep makes (on me, not baby–just ask Chris, he’ll tell you!). Then he wakes up, eats some more, and goes back to bed for a few hours. Woo hoo!

The other great sleeping news is that, after 1+ years, Zachary is finally sleeping in his own bed. It took one Nintendo Gamecube with the Legos Star Wars game as a bribe (or should I say “incentive”), but he’s now slumbering away in his own bed. While I miss him (heavy sigh), I can’t have Jonah waking him up every few hours.

Speaking of Zachary, Jonah couldn’t have asked for a better big brother. Zachary’s always ready to help change diapers (he hands me the diapers and then flips the lid in the diaper pail), he’s always got a kiss ready, and he sits with Jonah on his lap at least once a day. So far we’ve seen no signs of jealousy or irritation. Only patience, interspersed with a few eye rolls here and there.

For those of you who just can’t get enough eye candy click here to see a slideshow of Jonah’s first two days.

Life is good!!!

Melissa

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Jonah, Jan 3 2007 Well, Jonah joined our family January 2nd, 2007, at 6:56 p.m. Look at all that blonde hair–I wonder where it came from…

He weighed in at 9 pounds 2 ounces, managing to beat big brother’s birth weight by 5 ounces. He was 20 and 3/4 inches long–nice and big and healthy.

Labor was long (12 hours), but great (of course, thank goodness for the epidural). Jonah came out in 3 pushes with no problems. I guess I do have to thank mom for these hips afterall.

It’s now Thursday evening and we’ve been home for a few hours. Jonah is nursing well and currently sleeping (which of course is what I should be doing too!) I just wanted to get up the initial pic and let all of our family and friends see our new little miracle.

Aunt Ivonne was in attedence playing a duel role–support for mom and memory keeper. She took about a gazillion photos. As soon as I hijack her camera, I’ll get more of the pics up. Thank you to everyone who has called and/or emailed us wishing us well. Life is good for the Johnsons–we have been blessed with an amazing family both near and far. We love you all!!! xoxoxoxoxo

Chris and Melissa during labor

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