Tuesday, April 21, 2009

big blue eyes

Guess who slept through his dressing change until 2:30am (when we woke him up to eat) and then from 3:30am-7:00am (when we woke him up to eat) and then again from 8:15am-10:00am?

He did. Guess who's feeling like a brand new person?

ME!!!

87 comments:

Megan said...

YAY!!!!!!!
Amazing what a little sleep will do!!!
You guys are doing great!

Leanne said...

Praise the Lord for the GREAT sleep. Yes, sleep is an AMAZING thing!! I think Jonah did better last night than my 6-month old. :)

And I LOVE the picture - could he possibly GET any cuter?!

Praying in GA,
Leanne

The Foster Home said...

I could keep staring into those eyes!!!

Yay on the sleep, that is always great!!

Radar's Mom said...

Isn't sleep just the best! I'm so happy to hear that both you and your little blue eyed wonder had such a great night!!!

Beav's Wife said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!! That's an adorable pic!

Jane said...

Wonderful news Patrice, just give Jonah time and he will sleep longer. Just takes time to get into a routine and his is a little more involved than a healthy baby. Beautiful picture, love his blue eyes. So glad you are feeling better. Continuing to pray that evey day will get better for all of you and that Jonah continues to surprise you in good ways.

Lindzerelli said...

Yay Jonah! Those sweet blue eyes are going to drive the girls crazy! A good nights sleep makes every mommy feel 100 times better!

Wendy said...

That is great!!!!

Nicole said...

Yippee! Sleep - glorious sleep... I am sure you do feel like a new woman! So glad he is doing well... What a beautiful and precious little boy! Blessings from Indiana - Nicole

CastingCares said...

He is so adorable! I'm glad you got some much deserved rest.

Anonymous said...

Why to go Jonah. Praying that you continue to get amazing sleep so that mommy continues to get her much needed sleep and daddy. What a difference a good sleep does for you.

Jennifer W. said...

He is SO gorgeous! Isn't it wonderful how much better you feel with just a little sleep? Happy for all of you!

Jill said...

Nothing better than peaceful sleep and a happy baby.

Within one week of us bringing our son home, he slept through his midnight feeding (was a fluc). I woke up in an absolute panic. I hadn't slept that well since month 5 of pregnancy.

Please keep the pics and stories coming. We are cheering you on.

I am from Pfafftown (now live in Richmond). I found one of those crazy light up spinner toys that our audiologist uses. I will either drop it off at your church or in the mail to your PO box. Hope it helps when you need a distraction.

Jo said...

That is one adorable baby! Glad you got some rest Mama!

Alyson said...

I'm glad that you got some much needed R&R!!!

Jonah got some must needed rest as well.....

I love all of your pictures of him....He is so special and perfect!

God Bless'

Alyson

Anonymous said...

Your son is beautiful! I'm glad you all had a good night!

Baby Bird said...

YEAH!!! Thank you God for little victories with little guys!
Have a blessed rest of the day and evening!
Love, Aimee Pence

mooneyequalsmc2 said...

I yelped YAY! outloud when I read your post. I know how lovely a few consecutive hours of sleep can be.

I am happy that Jonah got some good rest and so did Mama!

Janna Lynn said...

Yay! How great! Hope the day and tonight continue to go well. He's BEAUTIFUL, Patrice! Love you!

Anonymous said...

That is wonderful...

Laurel from alabama

Shannon said...

So glad to read your good news and see those eyes:)

Anonymous said...

Go JONAH! He is the MAN!! He was just messing with you. I'm glad you got a good rest and hope you have many many many more restful night. GO JONAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
LinMarie

Mike & Mindy Aumann said...

YAY!! Having lived through baby-induced sleep deprivation, I can relate to how beautiful it is to get a couple of solid hours of sleep strung together!

He is beautiful. His eyes are mesmerizing...

Brittany..Following my Bliss said...

He's so beautiful!

heather said...

He just gets cuter every day. SO glad you both got some sleep!!

heather said...

He just gets cuter everyday!! So glad you all got some sleep!!

Mike and Molly Spivey said...

I am so glad you got some much needed rest! God is so good and he will continue to be good!!!

Jenny said...

What a beautiful little angel! I'm so happy to hear about your great night. Sleep is wonderful! I'm praying that the rest of your day and tonight goes as well.

Karla said...

As a mother of a 3 month old, I know that extra little sleep certainly helps! Yay!!!

Tara said...

YAY!! for both Jonah and mommy and daddy!!

Toni :O) said...

Yipppeee for SLEEP! I have SO been there so I know exactly how you feel today. Praise God! Enjoy your feeling of feeling refreshed my friend. Sweet boy with those Ginormous (I LOVE that word!) blue eyes. They just sparkle.

dg darling said...

YAHOOOO!!!!

Cindy said...

clemson12
What a great treat he gave you. Glad you were able to get some much needed rest.
I just want you to know that I think you are a truly amazing mommy and woman of God!
Hope you have a Happy Tuesday!

Janel Waters said...

YEA!!!! gotta love the sleep!!!

Libby said...

Hooray! You really start to feel like you might be able to make it as a parent when you get a little more sleep!

Kelsey said...

I can just feel your happiness from reading your words! I am so happy that you got some sleep, doesn't it make a difference? Jonah is such a sweetie, that picture is so sweet!

Tammi said...

What a little peanut! Yay for the sleep!!!

Continuing to pray...

Brenda said...

You are an amazing family!! I have been following your blog for some time now and have been praying for your precious little boy, Jonah!
Keep shining for King Jesus!

Anonymous said...

wow he's one beautiful boy

the-mommy-person said...

Awesome! That's so great! Let's pray it's a trend. :)

Carla said...

Good News!!:) Sleep is always good!

So cute! Does he have his mommy's eyes?? I don't know you (in person) but I think he does!

Carla in Maryland

Misplaced Country Girl said...

That picture is too much! He is just precious. I can't believe he slept through his bandage change. That is is so great for you. I bet you do feel like a whole new person!

Sue Ann said...

woooooooo!!!!!! now you'll see him grow a little, he had to store up the energy for it!!! love and prayers!!!

Curlyqfun said...

Ohh, that is soo great!!!

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Erin said...

So happy you got a little break! Nothing like sleep :0) Love the pic of the little man!

Penny said...

Yea for you!!!

Just look at those eyes!!! He is beautiful. Here's to praying to get more of the same tonight.

MelH said...

What lovely eyes! You should post a pic of yours as well, since you are refreshed and all. LOL

Congrats on the sleep!!! As a mother I can soooo appreciate sleep and I am thrilled for you and Jonah. I bet he feels refreshed as well!

Much love
Mel

Heather said...

How sweet is he! I bet you feel great after all that sleep!

Heather said...

AWESOME!!! What beautiful blue eyes he has! Praying for restful sleep for ALL tonight!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Those eyes are just beautiful! =) Thinking about Jonah and praying for him in NY!

Mandi @ It's Come To This said...

YAY!! That's wonderful - for both him & mom! And you've got love those blue eyes:). You'll be in my thoughts & prayers tomorrow as you remember Gabe:).

CHATTY CATHY 1975 said...

I'm JEALOUS!! MY 6 month old only sleeps for a few hours at a crack! What BEAUTIFUL EYES that little man has!!!!

Anonymous said...

He is SO CUTE!!!!! I will gladly take him off your hands, even for 10 mins! So glad that you feel like a new person! That is the answer to prayer. I knew it would happen. Just not when. So glad to hear the happiness in your "voice" on the post! Still praying you along!
Jennifer in Southeast, NC

jcclifton said...

Love those blue eyes - and so happy for his good sleep and for you being able to rest. Still praying in NE Florida.

Carol said...

Your precious little Jonah and your blog following Jonah's miraculous journey can just leave me in awe of God's wonderful Hand in everything we do. Thank you for sharing your awesome, trying journey!

A Praying Mimi in FL
Carol

Jackie said...

He is totally so handsome!

Anonymous said...

Thank you Lord!! This is awesome!!!

Sandy said...

Yee-hi!!!! How great is our Gad. Prayers continue to be answered. Praise our Lord!

Michelle in Va said...

YAY for sleep!!!!!Glad to hear you all are getting into a routine. A little sleep can make a HUGE difference. Continuing to pray for you all!!! God is so good!!

EHW said...

Woo HOO!!!

Sleep is a good thing... a VERY GOOD thing!!!

HUGE praises to GOD!!!

Many prayers and much love from Elaine in Lubbock, Texas

Leedra said...

This is wonderful! Pray does work. Glad you are more rested too.

Storybook Woods said...

Singing praises for you. Clarice

Kelly said...

I LOVE this picture...this needs to be plastered all over your blog. He's gorgeous!

shoutingforha said...

Congratulations on the good night's sleep! Praying for many more to come.

Renata said...

YAY!!! That's awesome! He's SOOO cute!!

precious 3 said...

Wow! That's so awesome!

Laura A said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this pic!

I always joke that I don't even know my own name the first 8 weeks or so after a baby comes home - but once you get even a couple of hours of extra sleep, you become a functioning person again!

Hope you have an equally wonderful night tonight!

Love,
Laura in TX

Megan @ Hold it Up to the Light said...

Sleep. GLORIOUS Sleep! Praying it continues. Makest the biggest difference in your sanity. Been there!

praying still.

Tina said...

THAT BABY IS BEAUTIFUL111

Thanks for sharing.

Tina

Mindy said...

Yippeeeeeeeeeeee!!

Anonymous said...

Hooray!

And what a beautiful face! Those eyes!

lottfam said...

Glad you received some much needed rest. I don't know how you can keep from kissing him all day long! He is sooooooo cute! Still praying . . .

Rachaellh said...

Loved the article and the pictures. I am so glad that you ALL are getting some much needed rest. We will keep praying for the blisters on his face.

Our family page said...

Well, I guess all those prayers are helping,huh? So glad you are ALL getting some rest, you deserve it! Hope tonight goes just as well! Love from Mexico, Missy

Anonymous said...

I know you posted in an earlier post worrying about scarring on the face from the blisters. Let me assure you that babies are AMAZING on how well their skin will heal! My daughter was 18 months old when she pulled a lamp down by the cord on her. She was stuck between the china dome shaped shade and the bulb and got a terrible big awful burn and blister on her full cheek. I was horrified and knew that I had allowed her to be scarred for life be being so careless that she got behind a table. Long story short... she healed beautifully and within a short amount of time you would have never known we went through the whole ordeal! So don't worry...Jonah is beautiful and his face will heal beautifully from his blisters also. Keep up the good work! I love reading your upbeat attitude in a situation that could really pull you down.

fulksfam said...

Those eyes...

There are no other words.

Anonymous said...

Like I have said before, those baby blues are going to break alot of hearts someday.
Thanks for sharing them with us!!
Praying for a healing
Love to you all
Gina

rabidbutterfly said...

My 6 year old daughter has announced, after seeing pics of Jonah, that she wants a baby brother just like him. Especially with blue eyes. We are constantly thinking of you...

Anonymous said...

Aaahhhhhhhhhh!!! What a baby doll!!
That face is beautiful!
And I want to also comment about your post "not (entirely)about Jonah". I am sure you should not feel pressured to write the "obligatory daily post". It surely should not be a burden to you. It should be a blessing to you and your family. But know that what you have done has been a blessing in showing forth God and giving an example to countless others the beauty of your faith and of the gift of God to you in Jonah. I for one, pray daily for you all and even what you might consider the most mundane post, blesses my day in seeing what the Lord is doing there. So if it is a blessing to you to write a post, it will be a blessing to those that read it.
"Oh magnify the Lord with me and let us exalt His name together." Psalm 34:3
Hugs!

Ebeling Family Blog said...

yeah, sleep. fantastic- your boy is just BEAUTIFUL!!
well, "handsome" as my nephew would say.

Beth said...

He is SO cute!!

Yeah for Jonah, the sleeping machine!!

SavedbyGrace said...

Jonah has such beautiful baby blue eyes! I am so happyy to hear that you were able to get some much needed shut eye. You guys are all so special.

Keeping you all in my thoughts & prayers:)

Christina

M J said...

He is just SO darling!!!

Dina said...

What a beautiful little boy you have!

I am a new follower, but I've been praying for Jonah over the past few weeks.

Stay strong, you've got a lot of courage!

And I have to say, your post to your sweet baby Gabe was beautifully written. It made me sad, but made my heart smile at the same time.

Outnumbered by 3 Stooges!! said...

yeah sleep and yeah big beautiful eyes, he is so cute!

Michele said...

Ahhhh...I just love this little guy.

Katie and Tyler said...

Hooray! Praying for you in UTAH...he is gorgeous!!
xo