Saturday, April 25, 2009

a day of firsts

Gabe's day (Wednesday) held many firsts for Jonah. Here they are in pictures.
Jonah's first time wearing pants. His diaper is so big and his legs are completely bandaged, so pants don't seem to be a problem... except that it's hot here now, so they're a little too warm.
Jeannie (Kathryn's mom) made Jonah some satin-lined shirts with no sleeves (I was worried about seams under his arm pits) that he can wear. It's a little redneck, muscle-tee for my taste, but you do what you gotta do. He needs some color in his life.




That's right, people... Jonah's first trip to Target! SO. MUCH. FUN. He slept through the entire thing, but I'm sure we'll make many more trips.


Jonah's first Target purchase. A plug-in bottle warmer for the car. This and my hands-free pumping bustier (Thanks, Elaine) may be the greatest inventions EVAH. I may even love them more than my nav system I got for Christmas, and I LOVE my nav system, so that's saying a lot.

This cashier looked at me really funny as I documented our time in line. I don't know what's so strange about taking 10 pictures of your baby making his first Target purchase. Monumental.
Jonah's first in-the-car bottle.


Jonah's first in-the-back-of-the-car diaper change. Please excuse all our crap.

And finally, Jonah's first bath.

Wait, what did you say?


Wait. Wait. You're going to do what?

WHAT?

Seriously though, Jonah DIGS the bath. He cries when you take him OUT. We tried last night with his leg bandages off, but he had new blisters on his feet when we did dressing change tonight. I think we could still do it if we wrap his feet and legs separately, and leave his feet wrapped. It's all trial and error. So I can get his torso, head, and face really clean, but still have to do a sponge bath for his limbs.




So fresh and so clean clean.

72 comments:

Renee said...

You can't get more precious than that! It looks like you have had a full week and Jonah just went with the flow. Way to go Jonah.

Jessi said...

I love the picture of him in his bath, eyes bugging out of his head! Priceless.

Jenny said...

How adorable! Too funny about taking pictures in the check out lane. I bet that lady was pretty confused!

Also, thank goodness you have a vehicle large enough for a back of the car diaper change. It is so hard to do that in a sedan. LOL! Trust me, I've had to before.

Hewett Happenings said...

YAY Jonah!! How exciting that you are able to start venturing out of the house. It looks like everyone survived just fine.

I love the "family pic" with him in the tub. Priceless memories. Oh, and the muscle shirt is sooo cute. He does look good with little color. Hang in there. I know the road has been a little bumpy, but I'm sure Jonah's smiles make it all worth while.

Still praying in Oklahoma.

Jane said...

Awesome pictures, thank you so much for sharing, loved the ones at bath time. I can tell he is really growing and showing a lot of expression. Sounds like he is real trooper on a lot of his firsts. Enjoy and take a lot of pictures. Continue to keep all of you in my prayers.

Brandi said...

Yay for Jonah getting to go to Target! Nothing wrong with taking pics of every moment! Each one is precious. I absolutely love the last pic of Jonah's face in the bath. That is one cute babe you have there Patrice. And the towel wrap does wonders for his complexion! LOL So good to see such beautiful smiles on your faces!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing those wonderful photos with us....What a beautiful family you are! I continue to pray for Jonah many times daily.

Anonymous said...

I was laughing so hard about the bath pictures!! He is so darn cute! You guys are a beautiful family.
Can't wait for pictures of all your new ventures!
Linmarie

CastingCares said...

Another neat step in your journey with Jonah. It is so exciting to get to see you being able to do normal everyday things with your precious little boy. An incredible answer to prayer! Thanks for all the wonderful pictures.

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness Patrice, he is sooo very cute in the bath tub. I am glad he likes it! I need to come see him! I miss him so much!

Anonymous said...

I meant to put my name on my comment...duh! It's me Sabrina!

The Fugate's said...

Those gave me great chuckles! I love it! He's getting so big and looks even more adorable every day!

Anonymous said...

WOW,I LOVE BEING A PART OF 1st's.
YOU'VE MADE ME FEEL LIKE A PART OF THE FAMILY. YOU CAN PUT ME DOWN FOR POTATO SALAD BANANA PUDIN' AND WHOLE HELPIN OF PRAYERS AT THE 'FAMILY REUNION'!
BLESS ALL YA'LLS LITTLE HEARTS.
AM LOVIN U MORE EACH DAY
2SHOES

M J said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the big eyes in the bath. He could just not be any cuter!!!

Stephanie said...

Can I just say that he is the cutest thing ever!!!!! Those bath pictures are the best thing I've seen all day long :)

Continuing to pray for Jonan!

Erin Hingley said...

Those were some WONDERFUL firsts! Yay, Jonah! I am so proud of you, Patrice. Car diaper changes are tough no matter what...let alone with all Jonah's "gear". You go girl!!!

Erin in VA
Youmeandwipee.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

i have been following you blog for several weeks now and found myself laughing, crying, heart broken, and filled with love of christ. your story is amazing! i was wondering what the lines on the bandages are. i see them in all the pictures and can't figure it out. just wondering. much love from arkansas! julie

Melanie said...

Okay so my husband is looking at me like I'm nuts because I'm crying about a little boy I've never met from far away having a bath, but I'm so happy/excited for you all! Patrice, I know how you've been wanting to give him a bath! Praying for you all!

Melanie

brightleigh said...

HILARIOUS! I laughed out loud at this post! He looks great in clothes, by the way! But those bath expressions were HILARIOUS! You guys give new meaning to the movie, "Look Who's Talking!" I can just hear Jonah saying, "What? You're putting me where? Oh, okay the spa Mommy--that's cool....Aaaahhhhhhh!" Don't worry too much about the looks you get for taking pictures--document all you can--you will cherish those when he is 3 and you are looking back at them. Pictures are wonderful and thank you for sharing some of his firsts with us.
Much love,
Leigh

Erin Hingley said...

oh yeah, I also meant to tell you that I completely looooved the pics. I had to call my husband in the room to see the bathtub ones. He was laughing out loud with me. Jonah is such an encouraging boy...

Susana said...

I haven't posted a comment in a while (too long), but I haven't stopped reading, praying or thinking of the three of you daily!! Your posts are so informative and sweet. This post is my favorite. The bath pictures are to cute, love the eyes and curious faces on Jonah and the towel on the head is priceless! You have such a look of true love on your face while looking at him in one of the bath pictures.

I am so happy for the three of you that things are going so well. The fundraiser is a super idea and I am waiting to get my magnet:-). Will proudly be sporting it!

Continuing to pray for each of you daily and as always sending so much love to each of you. So very happy for you and sweet Jonah!

Amy Reber said...

Hooray for bathtime! Jonah's skin looks absolutely beautiful! I'm so glad he loves his bath....it's one of life's simple pleasures!

I also think the pumping bustier is the greatest! I couldn't live without mine!

The Reber Family in Georgia is still praying!

Mike and Molly Spivey said...

Oh my gosh - I LOVE the pictures! Wow - he is so adorable and looks like things are going well! Praise the Lord! We are continually praying for you guys!

as written by Barbara said...

Your pictures and blog tell the best stories. I just can't get enough. Jonah is so photogenic! Are the girls lining up at the front door for autographs yet? (he, he)
Hugs,
Barbara

dragonflyz in June said...

LOVE the pictures, especially his bathtime photos!! He is so expressive! I think I have some shots of my Jonah making the same faces! It is so cool that you have so much room for a diaper change in the back of the car, I just tried it in ours and it was so awkward! I have nursed in the car numerous times and I find myself longing for a larger automobile....an SUV would be nice....

I love all of his firsts, do you scrapbook? Not that you have much time to do it right now, but someday you might....these wonderful things would be so much fun to add to his book! I document everything too, from my Jonah's first hospital admittance to our trip to SEATS to ensure we installed our car seat correctly....

MelH said...

Oh my! How I love the picture of the three of you. What a beautiful family, Patrice! Congrats on Jonah's first trip to Target! I worked for the Wal-Mart home office for 10 years but man, I love me some Target!

I am so glad he loves his bath. Its so sweet to see him digging it.

Much love
Mel

MelArcile said...

I'm pretty new to your blog. I've spent the past several days catching up on your amazing story. I just wanted to take a moment and tell you just how adorable your little Jonah is - I love those eyes. What a beautiful baby.
Melissa

lisa said...

SO, SO, SO CUTE!!!!!!!

Erin said...

My boys always loved their baths too...wait they still do! The only bath my babies cried was the first one in the hospital..I think it was because I wasn't doing it!! Jonah is just precious and I really enjoy ya'll's blog. Praying for ya'll all the time!
love and blessings from ga~erin

Amanda said...

Glad you finally initiated him to the Target shopping experience! ;)

Kristina said...

Thank you for sharing Jonah's Day of First. I loved every single picture. His little redneck top is absolutely adorable on him, and he was sooooo cute in the bath. Awesome!!!!

Mindy said...

I love all of Jonah's firsts. I was in town last weekend and I had to go to Target and I SO looked around for you. I just thought, if I would see you anywhere around town, it would be THERE!!!

Shari said...

He has got to be the cutest little guy and his expressions in the bath were adorable!

Kirsten: said...

Love the new pix! Jonah is such a cutie!

Tracy said...

I'm cracking up at his little faces!! I'm glad to hear that you guys are able to get out and do regular things now. And who wouldn't enjoy going to Target? ;)

Jess said...

Goodness, that baby just keeps getting cuter!! I am so, so happy for you two that you are getting to do more things and go places with Jonah. Those pictures are so great and it is so nice to see so many great shots of the little guy we're all praying for!

Anonymous said...

All these pictures are so adorable! I have been following your blog since almost the beginning of Jonah's story, and I have been praying all the way. My favorite pic is the first one of him getting a bath. I can really see both of you in him there. It's amazing. He is so cute! Glad you all had fun!

dg darling said...

Ok, seriously SO CUTE! And I for one would live at Target if I could!!!

Lyn said...

What adorable pictures!! I check in daily and pray for your sweet baby. You're a great mom to both of your boys!

Tellie said...

Aww! Congrats on a day full of firsts!

Melissa said...

Oh, my goodness, Jonah is getting so big! He is the chubbs! How cute and sweet! And I think the muscle tee looks great on him. Good changes are on the way. Pictures were a great way to document his "firsts."

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Baby Boy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Continuing to Pray for Little Jonah!

Claire said...

Eeeee! Love the bath faces!

Cxx

Amber Schmidt said...

Oh my goodness!!! Look at him... TARGET and a BATH all in one day?!!! Heaven on Earth I tell ya! Obviously from the look on his face he already understands the finer things in life! WHAT A MAN!! GO JONAH GO!

teacheroftwos said...

WOW what a busy day for Jonah. And he was so tired by the end. ALL IN A DAYS WORK BUDDY! PS: I don't shop at Target very often, but went yesterday and can totally understand why you love it so much. Personally I think the prices are a little high, but man do they have some cute stuff!

Melissa said...

I can't believe how much he's grown! Even though I look at the blog and his pictures pretty much every day, it's still funny to see just how big he's getting. Jonah, welcome to the world of shopping, baths, and all those other fun things that make the world go 'round! Enjoy them now...for in the not-too-distant-future you'll be a teenager and think those things are b-o-r-i-n-g. (I know...seems like forever away now, but I can tell you from my own boys, it's only a blink away!)

precious 3 said...

Those are some great firsts! I love the bath pics, he is too cute. I'm glad he enjoys baths.

Elizabeth said...

Oh, bless him !
What great pictures !

KAL071203 said...

he is too stinkin' cute! love him!

Tara said...

YAY for Jonah and a day of firsts!! How exciting. I love the bath pictures and the sleeveless shirt is great!!

Tricia said...

LOVE the family shot in the tub and the one of him with the towel over his head.

You are all such inspirations. I wish you nothing but peace and blessings!!!

Jennifer T. said...

He looks so BIG now! What a gorgeous baby surrounded by so much love.

Aren't "firsts" fun?! I hope that you can somehow savor them and remember (as someone else commented weeks back) that first and foremost, he's a beautiful baby and your SON. Secondly, he has a challenging condition.

May God give you all the strength and grace for each new first!

Elizabeth said...

a-DORABLE

littleleaps said...

GORGEOUS boy!

Sandy said...

I love seeing pictures of you and your family doing real-life stuff! So cool! Oh, and Jonah IS BEAUTIFUL!! Having raised to sons myself, one of which is a basebally player, I am loving LOVE SEEING ALL THE BASEBALL BLANKETS AND SHIRT AND STUFF!

Alison said...

So completely sweet. I check your blog often and Jonah and your whole family are in our prayers.

Anonymous said...

Try putting breast milk in his nostrils, it not only helps to dissolve the hard stuff, but has antibodies, stem cells, all kinds of good things to help get rid of the sniffles/congestion in the first place. I was advised to put breastmilk (a few drops) up my son's nose when we took long plane trips as a preventative measure--they made him sneeze and therefore get the recycled air germs out of his system...since then I've done it many times--use a medicine dropper. Loved the photos of Jonah's bath. What awesome expressions on that adorable face!

lifelaughsandlove said...

OMG...I love the pictures! The expressions on his face in the bath are priceless! He is such a cutie, and I love the outfit. I don't think it looks redneck at all. He just looks macho :)

Twice Blessed said...

SO CUTE!!! I love the last one of him in the bath with his big bug eyes! I laughed out loud at how cute he looks! We are praying for Jonah and the rest of your family! You both are doing a great job!

The Burgess Family said...

He looks so cute in clothes! And you look FANTASTIC!!! You look like you have no baby weight left!! Glad your able to give him a bath AND that he loves it!!

Melissa said...

I LOVE those bath pictures!! His facial expressions are priceless!

Alyson said...

Target is the best!!!!! I seriously could live there!!! :0)

Jonah getting a big boy bath!!! WHOA!!!! That's HUGE!!! I couldn't be happier for you! I know how sad it has been for you to just bulb syringe bathe him..... I mean EVERY mom DREAMS of giving her little baby a bath....And HE DID IT!!!... YOU GUYS DID IT!! :0) How amazing is that??!!

EHW said...

You are VERY welcome, Patrice!!! I agree that the hands-free bra is a WONDERFUL invention!!!

LOVED, LOVED, LOVED seeing all of the pictures of Jonah at Target!!! It's only right that this was his first shopping destination!

And- I just read the suggestion to put breast milk in his nostrils... WOW... what a great idea!!!

Love and prayers from Elaine in Lubbock, TX

Martin Family said...

Those were precious pictures!! What an exciting day.

Michele said...

Jonah talks so well with his facial expressions!

Anonymous said...

You have such a ridiculously cute baby! I love love love the bug eyes!

godfrey said...

He looks so happy in the tub!

Rachaellh said...

What a tremendous moment! There is nothing like all of the special firsts with a new baby. I can't wait to see many more happy firsts for Jonah.

Anonymous said...

*hug* that cute little guy for me! I LOVE those pictures!

Take care,
Amy
www.crumbsonmyfloor.com

Molly said...

Oh my gosh, that last bath picture is HILARIOUS! He's got the crazy baby eyes! I'm so glad you had a few firsts pictures with him!

The Mind of a Mom said...

Patrice

Jonah's pictures made me laugh out loud especially the one with the great big eyes! that is too cute!

Christy said...

I was wondering if you could put shirts on Jonah inside out? The rough part of the sleeve wouldn't be against his skin.
I love the pictures of Jonah and I think you are doing a wonderful job!!