Monday, May 4, 2009

all smiles

Here are a few pictures my sister, Shaina, took on Thursday night when Matt and I went out to dinner. Apparently he decided to use up a week's worth of smiles in the hour I was gone, because I don't think I've EVER seen this kind of smile action from Jonah. It's rare that he's this content, but when he is, we can either get a few smiles or at least a few open-mouthed grunts from him. These photos are from the first bath (before all the spitting up) when he still thought bath was a good idea. By the second round, he had definitely changed his opinion. I'm happy to have photographic proof of the happy bath.







78 comments:

Heather said...

What a doll! He has the most beautiful eyes! It seems like they always sneak in smiles when Mommy isn't there : )

Alyson said...

He's such a handsome litte man!!

God bless!

Alyson

xoxoxoxoxoxo

Heather said...

He's such a cutie! I love me some Jonah!

Jordan Sanders said...

Love all his little expressions!

Natalie Whisler said...

He loooks so much like you!

Rebekah said...

Sweet, beautiful boy!

Reina Danielle said...

He's sooooo adorable!!!


Have a great day!

The Foster Home said...

He is too CUTE!! I LOVE the second picture. Looks like his eyes were rolling while his head was being rubbed. TOO FUNNY!!

Lynne said...

The pictures from your other post just break my heart. I can imagine how YOU must feel - wondering how much pain he must be in. What a little trooper he is. We all love your blog out here in cyberspace. Thank you for all the sweet pictures, even the heartbreaking pictures of his blisters, and for keeping everyone updated. You are doing an amazing job of parenting, and it sounds like there is nothing more you can do to prevent the blisters than you're already doing.

Tracy said...

Oooh, how adorable!! Big, beautiful smiles! I like how the last picture looks like he's saying "there you go, how'd u like all those smiles?" :)

Kristen said...

sweet, bath time is so special!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely precious!!!!! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful. Thank you for letting us share.

Love and prayers from Summerfield, NC

CHATTY CATHY 1975 said...

I STILL want to smooch the heck outta that cutie!!! I am HAPPY that he is HAPPY!!!!!!!

Megan at My Heart, My Home said...

Delurking! Patrice & Matt, I've been praying for both of you as well as Jonah too. I am also in the W-S area and ironically your pastor lives in my parents' neighborhood. (I went to youth group at Pinedale too back in the day). Anyways, thought of you when I came across this link:
http://www.lillypulitzer.com/page/acolorfulcause

Lilly Pulitzer supports EB!

Hope you have a wonderful Monday! Take it one hour at a time :)

RLR said...

What a cute little fella! Thanks for sharing those smiles with us!

Courtney said...

He is just gorgeous! :)

Kirsten: said...

Too cute!!!

dg darling said...

I hear ya! My baby girl wouldn't laugh for me - but she would for everyone else- until she was about 6 months old! Hmmm...maybe I'm just not funny :). Anyway, that boy is so cute! Hope all is well today...

Jan Carey said...

How sweet - he is precious.

Erma J. said...

Oh, he is so precious!Love him, love him! Love him!!!
The octomom has 20 kids and as far as I know, they are all healthy. How can this be? Life seems so unfair sometimes.

Hopefully, God will work a miracle in Jonahs life and heal him. I am praying that will happen.
Erma

Chelsea said...

he is TOOOOOOOOOOOOO CUTE!!!!!

Anonymous said...

That second photo cracks me up. I can hear him saying "ohhhh yeah, could you rub a little lower, please?"

Laura A said...

Sweet sweet sweet!!! Jonah is so precious! I've said it before and I'll say it again - love THOSE EYES!!!

...and his smile isn't too bad, either!

Hope all goes well at dressing change time - am continuing to pray!

Love,
Laura in TX

Patti said...

I wonder if anyone else talks to Jonah when they look at his pictures. No? Just me? Just now I caught myself saying, out loud, but kind of whispery, "You're a sweet baby boy Jonah. Yes, you are! Sweet baby boy taking his BATH and it feels good, doesn't it..." I'm pretty sure he can't hear me from Texas.

Anonymous said...

You have such a beautiful baby.

Lorraine-bo said...

awwww ... so sweet :D

Erin Hingley said...

He is so beautiful, Patrice! What a precious little bundle of God's love! Thanks for sharing!

Erin in va

Mendy said...

Look at that sweet baby!!! Don't you just love that smile?? He is perfect.

Sarah said...

He's just saving his smile for you for the right moment---He knew everyone else was just visiting and needed one then:o) He's looking chubby in the pictures. So cute!!

Anonymous said...

He really does look just like the perfect mix of his mommy and daddy! SOO adorable!!!

Toni :O) said...

Good golly....he just gets cuter and cuter every single day. It brightens my day to see these cute pics of him. Thank you for sharing him with all of us. He's just beautiful! Hugs from MI to YOU!

Anonymous said...

Jonah is so beautiful. I know it must be very difficult but think about taking him out. I'm sure this creative bunch can come up with creative replies from noisey people.People will love him for who he is not for what he looks like. I would be tempted to say in my sweetest tone,when asked, "I would rather not discuss it right now" and move on ;-) You are a fantastic Mom. Don't forget!!

nancy said...

OMG I could just suck his breath! It makes my heart so happy to see him smiling like that! I remember when my own children smiled for the first times and that I would cry every time! He looks so much like you Patrice!
Loved the date nite pics and you should make a point to do that every chance you get!
I hope his blisters will soon be gone!
And about taking him out, come on Patrice, I knwo you have an answer for just about everything! I sure would not let people's stares keep me from going anywhere with that precious miracle of yours! I would want to show him off to the whole world!
Love you and God Bless your little home everyday!

Nancy Lee:)

Kristie in Dallas said...

He is SOOOOO ADORABLE!!!!! Even if he does have a few "football" wounds. He's a boy!
Seriously, you are doing such a great job being his Mom. I admire you is so many ways. Hang in there and hold your head high.

Robin said...

He is seriously gorgeous. We think of you and pray for you often. Ian (age 2) always wants to pray for "Baby Jonut" at lunch time. :)

Love,
The Kernodles in Dallas

Holly said...

JUST PRECIOUS!

Shasta said...

He looks so happy!! So sweet!

Amber Schmidt said...

Oh my goodness ... that little smile could melt a thousand hearts!!!! What a doll!

Wanda Wilkinson said...

that adorable boy takes my breathe away. Jonah is so precious..He looks like he is trying to talk, coo. He knew he needed to show off for the camera.

You are probably so right that he is getting more blisters because he is growing & moving around. But you don't focus on the blisters, I focus on those beautiful eyes & his CLEAR smooth skin.

Jonah is a very handsome little guy. I would love to get me some kisses & sugars from that neck. In that 1st picture that little foot makes me want smooch it ..I love baby feet & hands.

Lots of prayers & love to all 3 of you.

Robin said...

I have always loved the story of Joseph, in the bible. God gave him "it". I don't know what "it" is, but he was able to find favor even in the worst of times when his brothers despised him and the Pharoah's wife tried to have him killed.
God gave Jonah "it". It's like when you look at him a spell comes over you and all you feel are good and happy thoughts. He is beautiful beyond words and I pray that God's protection is always on him. I pray for you and Matt also because I think what God gave the two of you is also special and I pray his protection on you as a couple.
Mary never felt special or worthy of God's favor, but she was a faithful servant, as are you, Patrice and God chose you because of your heart.
Keep letting him lead you and he will "carry" you through the hard times.

In His love,
Robin

Channe said...

what a sweetie pie!!

Anonymous said...

He is sooo stinkin cute!!! He has the most beautiful eyes ever!!!

Ellen from LI

Jessi said...

Hey Patrice,
I haven't commented in a while but just wanted to let you know I still read your blog almost daily for Jonah updates. You all remain in my thoughts and prayers and I am so in awe of how strong you and Matt are! Jonah is just too sticken cute for his own good! Thanks for posting so many pictures and sharing your little man with the world...what a blessing he is!

Beav's Wife said...

OH MY WORD! He's soooo cute!!!

Anonymous said...

Love those expressions! And love those blue eyes! Jonah is beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Gail
Annapolis, MD

staceyrkennedy said...

He is a beautiful little boy. His eyes and face just capture your heart. Just looking at him, I know God has plans for that little boy. Keep hanging in there, and thank you for sharing such wonderful photos. Praying for you in Washington state.

Anonymous said...

I love this!! Thank you for letting us into your life. I know that you might think that this sounds weird but you are such an encouragement to me. Thank u

ashpuck said...

What a sweet boy! I love seeing his little eyes light up. Too cute. I pray for many more happy days for Jonah and his sweet mama.

~Ashley

Anonymous said...

Love Love Love that sweet boy!
praying for a restfull night.
how was your trip to Target today?
Praying for a healing.
Love Ya
Gina (GEE GEE)

Susan said...

I love the second pic! So cute. He is like "Ahhh, this feels so great!". He is such a doll baby, Patrice. I'm sure he has many more smile for you and Daddy! :)

momma said...

what a cutie!!! i love that big opened mouth grin/smile!

Anonymous said...

Aww....he looks so adorable! I miss him! I hope you guys are well.

Love,
Sabrina

Misplaced Country Girl said...

That last picture is so adorable. He is just cute as a little bug. How fun to see him smile!

Kristie said...

Awwww he even made me smile. He is so gosh darn cute, kiss Jonah for me.

Penny said...

Oh Patrice!!
That first shot of his little foot just tugs at my heart!! I LOVE baby feet just LOOK at those tiny toes!
His smile is so adorable!!

What a miracle boy you have!

Baby Bird said...

Oh my goodness...that is the most adorable little face! And those smiles are priceless!
Hope you all sleep well tonight - - I prayed for you all about 7:40pm tonight:)
Patrice, I will be calling you about dinner on Tuesday...I am bringing it on Wednesday:)
Sleep sweetly! Love, Aimee Pence

Missy said...

oh my goodness that second picture is so precious! He's loving it! :-) I've never commented before but wanted you to know that we are praying for you and your family. Thank you for sharing your journey with us.

Erin said...

Can I have a bite of that precious boy!?! Isn't it funny how they act different with other people...my kids will be just fine and as soon as I walk in the door the whining starts..little stinkers! Still prayin daily for little Jonah and ya'll too!
love and blessings from ga~erin

Jenny said...

He's so cute! It looks like he loved the bath!

Our family page said...

That little booger, what was he thinking? It almost looks like he was saying, "Yeah, I got me a massage today too?" He is way too precious! I don't think it will matter if his whole face is covered in blisters, he will still be one of the cutest little fellas I have seen! I ain't just sayin' that neither!! ;o)

Samantha Michelle photography said...

He is so beautiful!!!! What an amazing family you have.. :-)

Melissa said...

Awwww...he's always so adorable! And he's got tons of character in the expressions he makes. Those were cute pics to wake up to this morning...

Carla said...

Great pictures of his bath time! SO cute. I love his expressions!

Still praying

Love,
Pastor Steve and Carla in Maryland

Kassie said...

How adorable is he?! I love the first one where you can see his cute little foot. He has a great smile!

Alisha said...

So SO SO cute! He is such a happy little guy! Just want to give him a big kiss! Looks like he enjoyed his bath at least! :)

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Lucky said...

I have been reading your blog and am amazed at your awesome family. I was reading some mindless celebrity internet gossip when I came across this: http://www.lillypulitzer.com/page/mommyandme
Some of the proceeds from the sale of these outfits goes to EB research! I don't usually buy their clothes because they are expensive, but who knew they would support such a cause!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

He is a beautiful baby!

Lisa P. said...

He's SO beautiful! What a cutie pie!!

Amanda said...

Aw, I love how big his eyes get when he's grinning. So expressive! Thanks for sharing more pictures of the little man.

Melissa said...

How sweet! I love the baby fat! Grow, Jonah, grow!

Anonymous said...

Patrice....this beautiful little boy of yours, whom I have never met and never will except when we are both on the other side of eternity, just melts my heart. When my sons were growing up I would literally get a "rush" when I would hold them. Well, looking at those pictures of Jonah smiling (especially the one where his eyes are closed and he is smiling) gave me that same "rush". I pray more than you will ever know for him and for his wonderful parents.

Stephanie said...

that first one with his foot is precious...such an adorable foot he has :) although it just matches up with the rest of him!

praying!

BoufMom9 said...

What a sweet boy! So nice to see him in a tubby and smiling! YEAH!

Keeping your sweet baby in my prayers.

Shelby said...

I just found your blog through Mckmama. I will be praying for your beautiful son and your family!

Meredith said...

Jonah's smile is just pure joy! Always praying for Jonah and your family.

The McCullough's said...

He is so cute!

chitchat said...

Your baby is SO cute! I am praying for him and I know God will bless his life.
May God bless and keep you in his hands.