Jonah loves to be swaddled - he can't go to sleep unless he's wrapped up tightly. We've discovered that the best way to get him tight enough so he can't get his arms out is to wrap him first in a receiving blanket and then in a special swaddling wrap that has velcro tabs. Jon has gotten quite good at this wrapping procedure. I think he looks like a jelly bean when he's all wrapped up.
Saturday, September 29, 2007
This video is from last Sunday when my dad came to visit. Jonah was very alert and was even practicing lifting his head up to get a better look at his grandpa. This was also a momentous occasion because Jonah was listening to his very first Cubs game on the radio.
It's been another wonderful week enjoying taking care of little Jonah. He had his follow-up doctor's appointment on Monday and he weighed 9lbs 8oz - a gain of 8oz in seven days. I think Jonah inherited his hearty eating habits from the Meyer side of the family. My aunt Jane and cousin Andrea came to visit on Tuesday and Wednesday and we had a wonderful time together. Jonah took his first trip to Target (although he had already shopped at Meijer twice) and we enjoyed walking through downtown Lowell and peeking in the shops. Good thing Jonah is so little, otherwise I don't think he would appreciate doing so much shopping. People have started bringing us meals, which I really appreciate. Even though Jonah is such a good and easy baby, he seems to have this little internal alarm that goes off whenever it's dinner time and signals him to fuss. It doesn't matter if dinner is at 5:00 or 6:30, he'll always fuss right when we're ready to eat. It's a mystery to me, although I know it's very common for babies to fuss around dinner time.
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Here are a few recent pictures of our happy little family plus a video of me and Jonah in the hospital. I am loving being a mom to my adorable boy! I feel like every moment with him is a joy - even when he's fussing, which is seldom. Jonah is a champion sleeper and excellent eater. He has had no problems with breast feeding and I certainly have had no problems in supplying the milk! Jonah sleeps for 4 or 5 hours at a stretch overnight, so Jon and I really are not experiencing the sleep-deprivation that we expected as new parents. We love being a family and have enjoyed walks together in the evenings, family Bible reading and just being together.