Sunday, June 14, 2009

cute shots by lauren

My friend, Lauren, got some cute shots of Jonah this weekend you can see here. You may remember Lauren from the day Jonah was born, as she posted some of his first pictures on her blog. I had asked her to come to take pictures of the moments preceeding and just following his birth. She is our go-to photographer and took some great maternity pictures of me during both pregnancies.

It was great to see you, Lauren!

Thanks (again!) for all the great shots!


Tricia said...

Great pictures! And it was neat to hear about your family from her pov. Continuing to pray. God bless,

Ebeling Family said...

patrice- those are awesome!
more beautiful shots for your Jonah wall :)
Been praying like mad- hope his fingers are doing ok~ it was nice to see them in those pictures, though- I love baby fingers!

Proverbs 4:18
The path of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, shining ever brighter till the full light of day.

Kirsten: said...

She did an awesome job! Jonah's pix are gorgeous! My favorite is the last one of him all clean and fast asleep!

kay said...

They are beautiful! She did a great job.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Ebeling Family--those cute little fingers peeking out are just precious. I know you only recently started leaving the fingers unbandgaged--how are they doing that way?

Karen in Clemmons

Stars in the sky said...

How cute is he?!?! I love the photo of him looking up into his Dads eyes. Gorgeous.
You are remarkable parents.

Shelby said...

WOW...Great photos. Jonah is precious. The dressing changes are amazing... those photos really show what y'all go through. Your family is in our prayers.

Momma said...

Love the pics of Jonah! He is just so darn cute! Thanks again for sharing him with us :)

Love in Christ - Ashley from KY

P.S. I too would like to confess that I am a Targetholic. You are not alone in your love of Target. I circle their isles often.

Heather said...

OMG Patrice! I just about cried when I saw the pic of the blankie with the whale and his name on it! I SENT THAT TO HIM! I am just so thrilled to know that you got it! May God continue to bless you, Matt and Jonah! That just totally made my day!

Anonymous said...

It is the eyes! For sure. He has the most captivating eyes I have ever seen. He sure sucks me in and makes me want to love on him. Great photos and great story about you and how life goes for you. My weren't you on the go this weekend. Weston, Lauren and all that time with people. Relax and recover this week! Thanks again for sharing. Jennifer in Southeast, NC

Penny said...

The pictures are beautiful and he looks precious, as always! God bless.

Dina said...

Very cute pictures!

I am not sure if I've posted a comment on this blog yet, but I've been following for awhile now and I've been praying for Jonah since I came across this blog. I have two things to say/ask...

#1 - I too am a Targaholic! I went TWICE this weekend...and it was great! :o)

#2 - what type of formula did you say Jonah uses? I think I might have the kind you mentioned when you listed the supplies you are in need of. I have 4 cans (brand new and sealed) that I'd love to send you if it's the kind Jonah takes.

Take care and you are doing an amazing job with that sweet little boy of yours!

Laura A said...

Precious, precious pictures! Am praying for Jonah's little fingers this week (as well as for healing), and for peace and strength for you and Matt.

We love you in TX!

Anonymous said...

The pictures of Jonah are great. How blessed you to have all of these reminders of Jonah's progress. His little fingers look wonderful! And his tummy appears to be clear. Missed you guys at church yesterday, but your visit with Weston sounds like a real blessing. HOPE! Doesn't that sound great. You guys are just the parents that Jonah needs.

dg darling said...

Those pics are so priceless! I agree, his eyes are so captivating. He is so adorable!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for letting us see the great photos of Jonah that your friend Lauren took! Not only do I love looking at beautiful Jonah, it was great to see pics of the bandage changing process and more about what life is like for you all. I agree with Lauren's comment that his eyes are a most wonderful feature, but I must also say that his little mouth and nose just are about the cutest ever!! That little button nose and that adorable mouth just make me want to meet him and love on him all the more!! You are doing a great job! Keep trusting the Lord with all your heart!
I pray for Jonah every day!
Luann in WA
I keep praying for

Ryley said...

That was neat to see the things you go through, through someone else's eyes.

It amazes me how easy it is to see past all the blisters. When I look a Jonah I dont even see them. It's almost like I have to step back and look at them again. He is so cute..
My baby had HORRIBLE baby acne (which I know is no where near what you deal with) but I used to cry at night just wanting to see my perfect baby that was under all that mess. I hated it so much..
And now with Jonah, I dont even see it! :)

I love that whale blanket picture.. he sure is as strong as a whale..

I love that he falls asleep during bandage change.. maybe I need to try that on my baby! :) I fight for hours to get him to sleep... :)

Keep strong...

Libby said...

I loved the pictures--they really show his personality!

Anonymous said...

Jonah is so adorable. I love the one of him looking at his Daddy.

Anonymous said...

Those pictures were AMAZING Patrice!! She is very talented. Ofcourse it helps when you are taking pictures of one of the most adorable boys there ever was. I agree, there's something about those eyes that just draws you right in...something VERY special. You have much to be proud of! Love you and see you Friday.

Nathan, Lindsey & Mason

Katherine said...

M&P, Just wanted to tell you that tonight during prayers, Nick said, "Dear Lord, Please take care of Jonah and heal his bwooses." :)

Anonymous said...

Love the pictures! It was so fun to see things from her perspective...especially the dressing change. It's always so much more fun to see things with pictures! I can't believe he fell asleep during the dressing change. It's just so precious to see babies fall asleep when they get tired, even if they are in the middle of something. Still saying lots of prayers for sweet little Jonah!


P.S. - I got my magnet a few days ago and now I just need to remember to take if off at the car wash :)

Hales Family said...

Beautiful pictures! Jonah is so adorable. I think he looks so much like you, Patrice.

As for the aquaphor blanket/diaper issue; have you tried Murphy's Oil Soap? I know that it sounds a little wierd, but it has always worked for our crazy stains (including the oil stains from spilled wax). The only trick to it is that you have to get the stain wet before you apply the soap, but you CAN scrub it in. I found that a firm toothbrush works best.

Good luck!

mrs. mari said...

beautiful pictures! i especially liked seeing the bandage changing pictures and literally seeing what you and matt do to make jonah comfortable and safe. i am amazed by all that you are and all that you do.


Jennifer said...

Last night our local TV station ran a report about a little girl with EB. Here is the link:
I hope you are encouraged by her story.

Martin Family said...

Great photos! His eyes are truly beautiful and I am always drawn to them. And he is so precious, falling asleep during his dressing change....Beautiful sweet boy!

Sandy said...

I checked out Lauren's pics of her weekend with you guys and they are precious! And, I think it's awesome that you guys got to meet Weston. My what hope seeing him living and enjoying life that must give you.
God bless you all.
Still praying for sweet Jonah . . . what a special baby boy.
With Love,
Sandy Moore