Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Growing so fast

Jonah is blowing me away. Every day it feels like he does something new! The other day, he was in his bed and fussing a little so Ted went in to check on him and he was on his tummy! He said either I'm a bad mommy and put him to sleep on his tummy, or he just rolled over! We haven't seen him do it yet, but you can't argue with the evidence. He has also started reaching for toys while he's on his stomach. I used to see kids do that at work and thought they looked like such big kids. I can't beleive my little baby is doing it! And yesterday he discovered sucking his thumb. Oh my word, he goes to town on that thumb! It's really cute, but I hope he can break the habit when he gets older. Oh well, he's only a baby once so we'll cross that bridge when we come to it. My what to expect book says: "It's not easy being a baby. Every time you latch on to something that gives you the comfort and satisfaction you're searching for, somebody wants to take it away from you." Well, if that doesn't make me feel bad for trying to make him stop thumb sucking! But they're right, I gotta give the kid a break. He's had a bad cough for a while and I bought a humidifier so I hope it helps him. The daycare teachers say he hasn't been coughing during the day, so I'm starting to think he does it to irritate me.

The other big news in the Cothran house is...I am going part time at work! It was becoming really difficulty juggling taking care of a baby, a house, and working 40 hours a week. I'm sad because I will miss my kids, but thankful that I have the opportunity to spend more time with Jonah! And I still get some time at work doing what I love to do, too. I'm hoping it will be a really positive change for our family.

Since Jonah is growing up so fast, I decided to take some pictures of his cute toothless smile before I lose my chance. He'll probably have teeth before I know it, and I'm so in love with this gummy grin :) Feel free to melt.

Monday, November 8, 2010

4 months

My baby is getting so big! He went to the doctor today and he weighs 15 lbs 7 oz and is 23 3/4 inches long. He is short and fat. Maybe one day he will be proportional. He is reaching and grabbing for toys and trying to scoot on his belly without success. Still no big belly laughs, despite our best efforts. He will roll from his back to his side and his side to his stomach, but he hasn't made the whole roll at once yet. I think he may have started teething because everything goes straight in his mouth, and he chomps on it instead of sucking. And he is drooling like Niagra Falls! Seriously, I should know I've been there. So we'll see if any teeth show up any time soon. He loves to play with his little duck toy and his moose. He cries if you take them away, which is kind of funny. Maybe we just think so because we are mean. I think that is all his recent milestones. He is all good!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloween and a picture OVERLOAD

Okay, you are out of the loop! But we finally got Ted's camera cord back so we have pictures and updates:

So Jonah finally got over being sick, and he has been fine since. He is doing well at daycare. Everyone loves him (of course). I think his teachers have really gotten attached to him, and we are all getting more comfortable with him there. They say he likes to sit in his bumbo chair under the playmat and play with the dangling toys. They said he will fuss flat on his back, but he loves to sit up like a big boy. In the past few weeks, he has discovered his voice and his feet. Oh my goodness, he loves to talk and yell at his little toys and at us. Especially all through the sermon at church! He is keeping us on our toes.

Jonah has also discovered he can play with his feet. He cracks me up.

We went a few weeks ago and picked out Jonah's first pumpkin! My mom was in town so she came too.

We also took a little trip with our buddies Michael and Anna to Oak Alley Plantation. This is the Plantation that Interview with a Vampire was filmed at. We went on the tour and then ate lunch at the restaraunt, but the giant oak trees was the best part.

And Finally, Jonah's first Halloween! We just stayed at home and gave out candy, because Ted wasn't feeling too good. But we had a nice time watching the Saints game in our costumes! I made Jonah's little football costume. I made it super simple, but I was proud of myself for making it myself:)

I need advice for something we are working on. Ted and I have been trying our best to get Jonah to laugh! It is like the Ted and Kim comedy show over here! He only ever gives us little giggles, never those big baby belly laughs. We have tried everything: slapstick, neck kisses, political jokes, toilet humour...I'm afraid we may just not be funny. I have been documenting our efforts, though. Here is Ted being the pillow lizard, and me being Mr. Napkin Head. ;)

Our efforts are futile.