Friday, February 29, 2008

Beautiful Albuquerque

Probably the best thing about moving to Albuquerque is the gorgeous weather and scenery. While it snows like crazy in Illinois and Michigan, we're enjoying temperatures in the mid to upper 60's! The past two days we've noticed a guy at our apartment complex sunning by the pool in his swim trunks! It's still a little chilly to get me out in my bathing suit, but it's certainly nice enough to take long walks with The Buffin.
For those of you who don't know, we really never call our son by his given name. It feels strange and formal to refer to him on the blog as Jonah, since he doesn't even recognize that as his own name. When he was two months old I was often calling Jonah "Muffin". Then Jon and I got really bad colds and I was so congested that "Muffin" came out "Buffin". We thought this was funny and the name stuck. So now he's known as Buffin or The Buffin. So, since most of you reading this blog are friends or family, I invite you to use Jonah's familiar name as well.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Sillyness with Dad

Jon is always coming up with silly things to do with Jonah. I came out of the shower the other day to find Jonah in Jon's shoes and gloves...
Then after drying my hair I found Jonah in Jon's uniform shirt complete with tie and shoulder bars!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Then and Now

I think it's pretty funny to contrast Jonah in his swing when he was one week old and in the swing today. He still enjoys it as much as ever, but I think pretty soon he's either going to have his head off the edge or the swing won't have enough power to move him anymore.
Today I got tired of yanking on Jonah's onsies, struggling to get his pants over his huge thighs, and constantly pulling his shirts down over his portruding belly, so.... Yes, I put him in 18 month clothes. I can't believe it! I swear I'm not over-feeding him - I never wake him up to eat and I let him quit when he starts to lose interest... The only thing I can think of is that he still sleeps way more than any other baby I know so maybe he's growing in his sleep.
Other than his gargantuan size, he seems to be a normal 5-month-old although his friends at church are hitting milestones much faster than him. I say it's much easier for a 13-pound little girl to sit up by herself than it is for a 22-pound lug. He also has not rolled over again since that video I posted on Feb. 1. I'm sure he'll do it again in his own time.
The one thing I wish Jonah would outgrow is the spitting up. He is still very much the "human fountain" as I like to call him. On the way out the door today I had purse in hand and I picked Jonah up only to be completely barfed on. So I put Jonah on the bed and changed my shirt only to be barfed on immediately when I picked him up. This time I said forget it and wiped myself with a burp cloth and decided to go out with puke on my shirt. I still pack an extra shirt for myself in the diaper bag - especially for church. Somehow he always manages to slime me at church. I am eagerly awaiting the end of this stage of babyhood.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Bathtime Fun

I took some fun pictures of Jonah's bath yesterday. Don't worry, I covered up anything that might embarrass him later in life!

Friday, February 1, 2008

Big Accomplishment!

Jonah rolled over today for the first time! I'm so excited that we caught it on video (this is actually the third time he did it). Jon was the first to see it. I made it to the room just after he rolled over, but he had no trouble repeating the performance for me.