Thursday, June 18, 2009

6 Amazing Months

December 18, 2008
First time in swing: December 20, 2008

It is incredibly hard for me to believe that 6 months ago today was the first day of our precious Jonah's life. What sweet moments we spent holding him, loving him and getting to know our new addition. What a tremendous blessing he has been ever since the moment we laid eyes on him. Undoubtedly, the 6 most joyful months of mine and Mark's lives. Parenthood has well surpassed both of our expectations. Parenthood has also given me a better understanding of Jesus' love for us! It has also allowed me to realize how much my own parents love me. Its a different, deeper kind of love.... something that cannot be explained, only experienced.
It is amazing how fast little babies grow! Jonah has changed so much in his first 6 months. He has grown a lot and has developed his own personality. He is such a laid back baby, but he loves to have fun too. He likes being with other people, but I can also lay him in his crib, give him a toy and leave him for 10-15 minutes while I take a shower and he doesn't even cry. What a great baby he is! He smiles a lot and is very curious when he sees a new face or is in a new place. He has big, bright blue eyes that he gets compliments on daily.

When Jonah was born he weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces and was 22.5 inches long. He has his 6 month check up on Monday, so we will see how much he has grown. At our last appointment, at 5 months, he weighed 16 pounds 12 ounces and was 27 1/4 inches long, so he has definitely grown a lot! He is now rolling all over the floor, pretty much sitting up on his own and is in the beginning phase of trying to crawl.
It has been pure joy watching him grow and develop! Mark and I swell with pride at the sound of his name and the sight of his precious face. Pure excitement and anticipation await as we think about the coming years of Jonah's life. We are so thankful for the opportunity to be parents and do not take the responsibility lightly! Thank you Jesus for blessing us with Jonah!
In the swing now, June 18, 2009
showing how he can sit up :)
His "Baby Blues" and "Biscuit Cheeks"

In the swing at the park

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