Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Trip to Georgia and Christmas week

I am so behind...
So a couple weeks ago we went to Georgia for Ted's brother-in-law's graduation! He graduated from UGA with his PhD in English. I was a big bulldog fan growing up, so it was fun to go there and see the campus again. We had fun going to the ceremony and going to dinner afterwards with the whole family to celebrate! Jonah was not happy sitting in his car seat, so we let him sit up in a high chair for the first time! He loved looking all around and getting to be at the table with everyone! I only got a picture on my phone because we didn't have the real camera. When he started getting tired, Ted's uncle John took him and rocked him so we could enjoy our meal, and he gets my undying love for that move! It's nice to have a little break and enjoy a meal once in a while:)
Jonah also got to meet his great-grandmother for the first time. Ted's grandmother stayed at the hotel with us so she got to see a lot of Jonah.

On our way back to New Orleans, we stopped in Atlanta for a day to see Pam! We got to play with McKenzie that day, which was so fun! I haven't really seen her since she was a little baby, and she is so funny. She is learning all kinds of new words, and she cracks me up. She would come in the room and say "Hi Kim, Hi Uncle Ted, Hi baby Nonah." She thought Jonah was her baby doll, she was trying to give him a pacifier, and when I said he was going to take a nap she went to get him a blanket...so sweet. We had so much fun getting to see them.

When we got back, it was Christmas week and we had a lot of Christmas activities to get done! We went to Christmas in the Oaks, which is lights and music in the park. This is the same park that I took my maternity pictures at:


Jonah loved the Christmas lights and the music. The next day we went to see Santa! I think Jonah likes him!

Monday, December 20, 2010


Jonah is growing faster than I can update, so here is a quick post to catch up on all his new things. Last week he went to the pediatrician for his 5 month checkup. He got shots, which he did fine with. They said he is doing fine. He weighs 16 lb 7 oz and 24 1/2 inches. He is in the 15th percentile for his height, so he is slowly climbing up. My big boy is doing all kinds of fun stuff! He has gained mobility and is rolling all over the place. He started off on the blanket, and ended up across the room to look out the window. Check out Mr. 5 month old sitting up! After his 5 month birthday, we started rice cereal. He gets the concept, but he's still not very good at it yet. He wants that food! But he still tries to suck the food off the spoon a lot. You can see he is starting to get better, though. He already started opening his mouth for the spoon, although he spits a lot of it back out. So funny, and messy! The other day he was screaming to get his hands on the bowl. He wouldn't stop until I finally let him have it and stick his messy hands all in the cereal. He is a mess. My Christmas present this year is Jonah laughing! Oh my word it is hilarious. I can't get the video to upload, so maybe later. Stay tuned for more updates about our road trip to Georgia!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Thankful for Exercausers and FSU victories!

Tonight I am excited because this week I begin working PRN! So I'm not going to work tomorrow! On the schedule is getting things together to start working with Early Steps therapy (I'm going to do this in addition to working at Childrens PRN), mommy-baby yoga, lunch with Ted, pediatrician appointment, cleaning up the house for our church group Christmas get together on Wednesday, making dinner, and surprising my hubby with a little Christmas magic of some kind...hmmmm I have a few ideas:) Now someone call me at lunchtime and make sure I'm at least out of bed.

Jonah had his first Thanksgiving! We had a fun time getting to see all our family, incluing my grandma and my great aunt and uncle who came in from Georgia! Everyone kept asking of Jonah was going to get to eat Thanksgiving dinner, but sadly no. He is still exclusively breastfed. Next year he will get turkey, this year I think Thanksgiving was a little anti-climactic for him. He loved getting to see his family though. He was such a good boy, and a good sport about getting passed around. Especially since no one can hold him for very long since he's like a million pounds now. We have several nicknames for him, including fatty and chunky monkey, which will probably have to be phased out before he can talk and gets a complex.

We are borrowing an exercauser from friends and Jonah LOVES it! He loves to stand up, so it's perfect! He may be getting a walker of his own for Christmas.

And we of course had to watch FSU beat Florida! I'm teaching him right! Please excuse my goofy nail polish, a patient at work wanted to paint my nails.

As promised, here is the child sucking his thumb. Too cute, and probably helping us both sleep through the night. Hopefully I will not regret this one day.