Wednesday, March 26, 2008

One month old - can you believe it!

Jonas was officially one month old yesterday! I can’t believe it. For all those years when I rolled my eyes when I’d hear my mom and other parents say, “Oh, they grow up so fast…” I can really this appreciate now. And, maybe... I regret rolling those eyes now.

This is what we call Jonas' koala bear pose. He loves to be held. He starts up high near your shoulder and gradually makes his way downward until he's scrunched up in a little ball. He'll sleep like this for hours.

Jonas noticed the mobile in his crib for the first time! I've put him in the crib a few times before and turned on the mobile, while I was tending to something else, but he always seemed oblivious to it. Yesterday he actually followed the characters on the mobile. It's so exciting to see him grow and reach new developmental milestones. Wow, I can just imagine what it'll be like when he says his first word or takes the first step.

We've been out for walks every day now that winter is giving way to spring. Sure, I have to get Jonas all bundled up, pack him into his car seat (which he is not fond of) and pull down all the shades around him, but he enjoys the walks. And it's good for both of us to get out there and enjoy the fresh air.

I really thought back when I was pregnant that I might be able to get out for a walk-run by now, but it hasn't quite worked out that way. I didn't realize how long the whole healing process takes. We'll get there... eventually.


Judy MSM said...'re looking great and baby too! It is weird how everything begins to fall in place and time does fly...aha, Life! The two of you are so organized that I am sure things will move as smoothly as is possible. Of course, even the best laid plans...You are lucky that you have two grandmothers who are willing and able to help out when needed. I wasn't that lucky and I REALLY think there are times when you just need Mom no matter how old you are! Oh well. How long do you think you'll continue with this blog? I really like it! Take care. Love, Judy

Mom said...

Hi guys...great pictures. I'm so glad that now you know what people mean about time going so fast and kids growing up so fast! And, keep in mind, it only gets faster! You and Joe are doing a great job! Love Mom

Anonymous said...

He's so adorable! You're right that it takes awhile. How far are you from Manhattan? I may be there in July for an IB conference. I would love to see you! If not, perhaps Christine and I can drive up sometime this summer? Let me know!