Monday, July 27, 2009

five months today

Hi World!

Today I turned five months old. Pretty cool, huh?

I currently weigh about 14 lbs, 13 oz. I think I'm still in the 25th percentile.

My favorite song is called, "Only a Boy Named David" (well, actually those are the first five words... mommy doesn't really know what it's called), and my Aunt Kim taught it to me. Mommy sings is to me all the time, but is only about 60% sure she has the tune right. Whatever. I also like it when Mom and Dad sing "I Feel Good Dun-nu-nu-nu-nu-nu-nuh," and man, they're right. That song makes me feel awesome! Especially when they end it with "So Good! So Good! I went Poop! Dun-dun-dun-Dun." Suuuuuuuuuh-weeeet.

I'm beginning to enjoy Patty-Cake and getting kisses on my hands. I think my hands are pretty amazing and have enjoyed the last couple months with them unwrapped. Where've they been all my life???

Mommy is trying to teach me to fake cough (just because she thinks it's funny), and I tried it today for the first time (we think, anyway). I thought I was hilarious. So did Mommy and Daddy. Do you know what this means? I'm getting a sense of humor. Mommy says I'm really going to need one in this world, so it's a good thing.

My favorite toy is still my lion that the Easter Bunny brought me (remember?) when I was in the hospital for the second time. He's so cool. Daddy named him Pedro, and I especially like playing with his ribbon tail.


He's pretty fantastic, huh? (The Easter Bunny may or may not have found this lion at Target. She couldn't rightly say.)


I also really like playing with my red and black dog rattle. He's the first thing I ever reached out and touched. Granny taught me how. I always grab his nose. He's pretty spectacular too!

One of my funniest things: I smile, laugh, and talk to photos of myself. Apparently, I think I'm as cute as the rest of the world, because I just can't get enough of myself. That kid in the frame is one good lookin' specimen, if I do say so myself. And I do.

Mommy has recently started giving me formula. No more breast milk. And it is GREAT, although very smelly. It goes down so much better than that other milk, and I'm so thankful that after four and half months of screaming bloody murder at every feeding, Mommy finally got a freakin' clue. Geez. I do spit up more now, but I'm going on three days of no gushing river explosions. Mommy and Daddy are very thankful for this. I'm starting to like my rice cereal by spoon a little more, although I'm still getting the hang of things.

Have I mentioned before that I LOVE me some Nudey-Nudey Time? Well, I do. It's awesome! Take exhibits A-G:

Exhibit A: Anticipating Nudey-Nudey Time as Mom sings the Nudey-Nudey Time song. I'm sorry. It's exclusive. We could tell you what it is, but then we'd have to kill you. And this is a killing-free blog.


Exhibit B: Nudey-Nudey Time has begun! Can I get a woot-woot?
Exhibit C-D: Have I mentioned that Mommy digs it too? (Please excuse her white, pasty appearance.)



Exhibit E: Mommy kissing my belly. My favorite! "Here Mommy. Let me Aquaphor your face in thanks."

Exhibit F: "I Feel Good Dun-nu-nu-nu-nu-nu-nuh"
Exhibit G: This is a new funny face I started making today. Mommy hasn't figured out what it means yet, but she sure does think it's precious. Little does she know I was planning my world-domination scheme at this very moment. Muah-ha-ha!
Along with thinking photos of me are the greatest thing since sliced bread, I also like looking at myself in the mirror. That guy's pretty handsome too!
I still like bath time a lot (most of the time, anyway), and just this week I moved up to a big boy chair in the big tub. Now I think I'm grown and should start getting an allowance. Mommy said, "Dream on." I don't really know what that means, but I better get my $5.00 on Friday.

I'm still delayed taking my cotton pickin' time (thankyouverymuch) in some things, including rolling over (either way) and pushing up on my hands. (Hey, give a guy a break. I've only just realized I had fingers for cryin' out loud!) So anyway, Mommy had some big plans for tummy time today...
But I had plans of my own.


Beautiful, beautiful sleep. This was an extra little nap I took today, but usually I get up around 8:00 (after getting up one to two times during the night), take a bottle, take a little cat nap, get a bath, get my dressings changed, eat another bottle, and then zonk out for a three hour nap. Mommy says she's very proud of me, but what I really think she means is "Glory, Hallelujah! HE SLEEPS! I get to brush my teeth!" That's just a guess, though.

So anyway, I've made it to five months old, and Mommy and Daddy thank God every day for the time they get to spend with me. They are overwhelmed and amazed at how beautiful, fantastic, and utterly amazing I am. They think I'm so special, and can't believe how blessed they are to call themselves my parents.
I mean, look at this face, people! Can you blame them?

Father, thank you for sweet, sweet Jonah. He is such a blessing. We are ever-thankful, ever-grateful, ever in your debt. He is the light of our world, our best friend, PERFECT. He is yours.

And the whole bloggy-world said...

153 comments:

Kristen said...

Amen! such a sweetie!! (and amazing that at such a young age he can blog! what a guy!

Jane said...

Loved your post Patrice. Jonah looks adorable, want to just give him some love myself. He looks great and I love those smiles. So glad he is having happier times. You and Matt have done a wonderful job, I know it has been tough at times, but it is all worth it. It is not always easy for new parents, even with healthy babies. May God Bless all of you and I continue to have all of you and Stellan and his family in my prayers.

Kimberly @ RaisingOlives said...

Celebrating sweet Jonah's life right along with you. I LOVE his sense of humor.

Blessings to your sweet family.

Kimberly - Momma to 9

Elizabeth said...

Thinking of you, praying for you, missing you! I was so hoping you would make an appearance last week :) Shaina's baptism was beautiful. Hope to see you soon!

Heather said...

He is so beautiful and SO expressive! Happy 5-months, Jonah!

Rebecca said...

Jonah - Happy 5 months! You get a great big hug and kiss from your mommy because you are just so great!

Jill said...

You definitely get a Amen from here.

Happy Birthday sweet boy.

Patrice - you need to think about writing a book. You have a wonderful sense of humor that jumps through the web. I love reading, and my toddler loves talking to and trying to kiss the pictures of Jonah and Stellan.

Sewconsult said...

Jonah is beyond precious. He is in my daily prayers, as well as you & Matt.
Beckie in Brentwood, TN

Lil' K said...

Love him!!

Our son does the fake cough thing, and we CRACK up. So funny!!

Happy birthday, sweet boy!

newwife said...

Patrice I echo an earlier comment that you have a beautiful sense of humor, I love reading these birthday posts- what an adorable gift for Jonah (who looks adorable!) Thanks for letting us watch him grow, he is so precious!

Alison said...

Great post - he is so CUTE!

Cristi said...

AMEN SISTER! What a cute post! I was so tickled to see his precious and perfect tummy. I guess I just assumed it had blisters too, so PRAISE THE LORD for that smooth wonderful tummy!

Jill said...

AMEN!!

Adorable. absolutely adorable.

And you should write a book.

love you

Anne said...

Oh he is so SWEET! I just love the pictures of him.

rameelin said...

Oh my goodness. Tears to the eyes tonight! I remember when Jonah was born and I was on my face praying for you and your sweet guy. He is SO healthy looking and handsome! I mean he looks so round and just...healthy! He is thriving and growing and it is just a miracle!
You look great, too, Patrice! Skinny and so so pretty. I'm so proud of you. I dont even know if you realize how great you're doing and how far you've come. 5 months old! Your baby is gonna be a big boy soon...
You're a great mom and the Lord is surely using you and Jonah for his glory! Thank you so much for your updates and sharing your life with us!!! We're always praying...

Kristy said...

Amen.

Mariette said...

Jonah Feliz cinco meses de vida!!!
Todos te Queremos mucho :)

Lorraine-bo said...

AMEN!

Happy 5 month birthday Jonah! We have something in common ... your pictures make me smile & laugh too! You just keep getting more & more handsome!

Hey, could you mention to your mom, that I am curious if she might be considering a new blog button anytime soon? I mean you're just getting bigger & cuter by the minute and you've got that sweet smile & awesome blue eyes ... just wondering :)

Happy 5 month birthday ... may Jesus bless your new month :)

Anonymous said...

Happy 5 months, little guy. He is absolutely gorgeous!
Carlee

Lauren said...

AMEN!

love this post. jonah always does such a good job when he writes to us :)

Michelle in Va said...

Yeah for Jonah!! He is growing so and oh so handsome!! Praise the Lord for sweet, sweet Jonah. Our God is so gracious. Praying for you all each and everyday!! God is so good!!

Angela said...

Patrice,
We just love little Jonah so much! My little girl just gets so excited when I tell her you have an update on our Jonah. Thanks for sharing his life with us. What a blessing!

Much love & prayers!!!

RLR said...

AMEN! Thanks for sharing your sweet little boy with us these past five months! Looking forward to many more!

Jessica said...

My first comment...He is so beautiful, adorable and what gorgeous blue eyes. Praying that the next 5 months are filled with more precious "nudey-nudey" moments (what kid doesn't like it to all hang out?), cuddles, tummy kisses and developmental milestones. It has been amazing "watching" you parent this extraordinary baby boy. You are both doing a great job. Even when overwhelmed and fearful at what is next your faith and strength...these are the reasons God chose you to be Jonah's parents. You are in my thoughts and prayers often.
Blessings!

Lynnette said...

Another adorable Jonah-written post!
My 19-month-old has recently discovered "Only a boy named David" and loves it. She demands "song DOWN" because she likes the "came tumbling DOWN" part at the end.

Sabrina said...

Hey girl. I was wondering if I could come see him on Thursday! Let me know what time is good or if Thursday is even good!

Anonymous said...

Amen, sweet Jonah...Amen!

Kathy Lang said...

AMEN, AMEN, AMEN! Such a wonderful, happy 5 month post!

Sandy said...

Happy 5 month Birthday Jonah!!! What a cool little guy you are . . . I am still amazed at your writing ability at such a young age! My you are gifted.

You are a very special little boy. So-o-o-o many people continue to pray for you. So amazing how the love of Jesus of has been spread through an infant child such as you. Thank you Jonah for allowing us to love and pray for you.
I love you and I know I'm going to meet you someday . . . cause Winston-Salem just aint that big!

Take care little buddy.

Love and Prayers,
Sandy in King, NC

Baby Bird said...

AMEN...SO BE IT!
What a sweet baby! I am so jealous...I mean thankful, hopeful for that adorable, precious treasure and the gems you are discovering everyday in him (and HIM)!
Love and Hugs to you all!
Aimee Pence

Anonymous said...

AMEN!

Thank you for the Jonah "fix". May God continue to bless your sweet family.

Jennifer T. said...

AhhMEN!

Rose said...

Amen!

He is precious!

Brittany said...

Amen Amen Amen! Patrice, has anybody ever told you that you are really funny? I am in absolute hysterics after reading your post. Love it.

Happy 5 months Jonah baby!

Anonymous said...

He looks just great! You guys are obviously doing an AWESOME job with him. Just wonderful. God bless you and sweet Jonah

the*4*of*us said...

Amen!!!
I love reading your blog...you have such a cute sense of humor, and i'm glad that you already see Jonah's as well! He is so sweet!

Sara Jo said...

He is so precious. You are doing great. Lots of love & prayers for Jonah (and his mama & daddy) from TN!

Stacey said...

Jonah...I agree, you are absolutely adorable! I love your sweet smiles. =)

Stacey from CA

Kirsten: said...

Love this post and all the pictures (the nudey, nudey time shots are my fave) in it!!! Happy 5 Months Jonah!!! You are such an adorable little boy!!! Many more blessings to you and your family!!!

Tricia said...

He's beautiful! I love it when you post from his point of view! God bless!

nancy said...

Gosh knows I could just eat him slam up! Why am I tearing up over this blog???? Happy 5 months b-day Jonah! You get all the nudey-nudey time you want! If you were mine you would have me eating out of your hands....hey aren't we all already???? WE ALL LOVE US SOME JONAH!

NANCY LEE:)

Lisa said...

Amen :)

That was a beautiful post.

melanie said...

AMEN!!!! from Au-Me

Happy Birthday, Little Man!

Amanda said...

I loved Jonah's post:) What a funny guy he already is:) Here's to next month the BIG 6!!!!!

Jess said...

AMEN!!! Loved the post, Jonah ; )

Anonymous said...

Amen Sista!! He is just amazing and I have to say he is a really handsome boy and along with you I thank our Lord that he is growing so well and looks so healthy...all i can say is heal skin, heal :)

Penny said...

Amen!!! And I have to agree with the Jills and whoever that was that agreed with them--- you NEED to write a book. PLEASE!!! I'll buy one and the proceeds can go to Jonah and Debra. =)

Anonymous said...

AMEN.

Jennifer said...

Hey Jonah,

Have your mom listen to this to make sure she sings the David song correctly!

http://www.imeem.com/purpleflamz/music/VQzZixCr/pamela-conn-beall-only-a-boy-named-david/

Happy 5 month birthday!

Erica said...

LOVED this post! Your Jonah just melts my heart!

Elizabeth said...

Amen! What a charming fella, that little one of yours.

Happiest of birthdays, Jonah...may it be the 5th of hundreds and hundreds!

Love and prayers to you from TX.

anne conover said...

Thanks for making me laugh out loud! You are indeed blessed to be Jonah's parents! This post was awesome; oh yeah, I've always thought that Jonah looks just like you, Patrice, but in the 3rd picture I saw Matt written all over him! Gosh, what a cutie!!!

Anonymous said...

Amen!! We love you Jonah. Your perfect =)
P.S-You have some pretty freakin cool parents!

Anonymous said...

AMEN! Loved hearing what Jonah's thinking at five months old! He has a great sense of humor. So glad he's doing well, and getting cuter every day if that's possible.
Love from Donna in Texas

Lyndsay said...

AMEN!!! Such a precious boy! Loved all the pics.

Gina said...

ahhhhhhhhhhhh. That is one handsome boy. I love it when you talk for him. It is so hilarious!!

The Darling Dukes said...

LOVE THIS POST...you are SUPER lucky and he is oh so freaking cute!

Hewett Happenings said...

AMEN! Love the post. You are a wonderful writer.

Jonah is getting so big, and you can see his little personality starting to shine. He has such a sweet twinkle in his eyes. My guess is you are going to have your hands full before long. (Believe me, I have seen that same twinkle in my oldest son's eyes.)

I know some days are rough, but you and Matt are doing a fantastic job. God bless you as you continue to raise this amazing little boy.

Praying in Oklahoma...

Missy said...

AMEN!.. with tears streaming down my face. God is faithful - through it all. When the "what if" creeps in remind yourself of the "what is"... God is faithful, God will provide for all you need, God will give you the strength you need, God is holy, God is truth and light, God loves you and your family more than you can imagine! Thanks for sharing this journey with us - you are an encouragement to so many. God bless!

boltefamily said...

He is awesome! We got your package today and thank you and Jonah! We will be praying for you all. If you ever want to chat...send us an email!

Angie Rachels said...

Amen!! Happy 5 months sweet boy!

Tracy said...

he grows more gorgeous everyday!! what precious photos...love them and your post :) thanks so much for continue to share your precious miracle with all of us!

ashpuck said...

Amen to that! I think his new face looks like he's puckering up to kiss his mama! The pictures are beautiful. I love seeing his chubby little face. Happy 5 months Jonah!

Emma said...

AMEN!! What a beautiful post!! He's a doll!! Love those cheeks and that handsome smile!! :)

anna said...

AAA---MEN!!!
dear jonah, you are so cute. your smile is infectious. i love the song your mommy sings to you "so good, so good, i just pooped!" hilarious. what really cracked me up was when you decided to take a nap during tummy time. you're my kind of guy...napping anywhere! well, little one, you are loved. good night.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful post today. I can understand time infront of the mirror. He needs one in every corner.
There will always be a play pal.
Prayers always'
2 shoes

Just Me - MJ said...

Adorable, adorable, adorable. And precious. And perfect!

Oh - and that new face? I bet he's getting ready to learn how to give his parents kisses!!! Our special little guy learned to do that around 5 months, too and he's been working on perfecting it ever since!

Preppy Coastee said...

hahahaha I love the way you wrote out this blog... very c ute

Rebekah said...

Amen Sista. Jonah is precious...but I have to say that you are such a funny blogger. I really enjoy your blogs...whether they are happy or sad....they are just always good. I do like the ones like today that make me laugh, but the other ones, you can be sure we are crying with you.

Pam said...

AMEN and Amen!!! What a precious child of God. Thank you for sharing your adorable son with us. God gave Jonah wonderful parents.God bless your sweet family.

Natalie Whisler said...

AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Laura A said...

AMEN!!! I am constantly amazed by sweet Jonah - God is already using him in a mighty way, and I know this will continue.

I would LOVE to give that boy a squeeze (as gently as possible, of course!) He has the most precious expressions, and well, you already know how I feel about THOSE EYES.

Anyway, thank you SO much for sharing!

Jonah - happy 5-month b-day! I hope you got some extra nudey nudey time, and I pray that God will heal you and bless you and your mom and dad.

Love from TX!
Laura

Mocha Mama 24 said...

Happy Birthday Jonah!

My 9 month old has struggled with rolling over and pushing up on his tummy. We go to physical therapy for it and he has lots of exercises. He often feels/looks like what Jonah does. Tuckered out!!

Kathy said...

You are a gifted writer and Jonah is one BEE-YOO-TEE-FULL BOY! Seriously, you crack me up, I think you should consider writing children's books.
Don't worry about the whole delayed rolling over thing it will come. On the other hand, If he rolls through the Kindergarten door - then you may have a bit of a problem on your hands! ;0)
Kathy

Melissa said...

Hi again..can I ask why breastfeeding was a problem? Why you think Jonah had an issue with it?

I ask this because I'm training as a CBC and later an LC-- and I'd like to gather more info from moms who have been told to stop bfing or whose babies seem to have had issues. Especially with children with risk factors or who are born premature.

If you're willing to do an interview, please let me know!

butterflynjesus @ gmail dot com

Shari said...

Amen Jonah! You keep growing and getting cuter by the day! Tell your Mommy she is a wonderful Momma!

chinamoon1420 said...

My heart is breaking for Stellan and his family. I have been keeping up with her blog (how I found you) and I have been on my knees for him and for Jonah in light of your last post Saturday. How is his breathing?

This 5 month post was beautiful in every way. Everything about it was beautiful....I think I am in love! It is so lovely to see Jonah so happy! You guys are the ones putting that beautiful smile on his face. And I must say, Patrice, you are glowing with happiness. I recognize that glow. I know why you smile the way you do. Keep up that great work you and Matt are doing....and please let update on how the breathing has been. Does he have an appt to check on it yet?

klawellin said...

He is such a HAPPY & BEAUTIFUL Little Man!!!

Happy 5 Months Jonah!!!

Love from AZ,
Kimberly

COUNTRY MOM said...

What a beautiful baby boy. Happy 5 Months Jonah. I love all his precious pics and his beautiful smile. Many Blessings,

Anonymous said...

Amen! He is beautiful! His face seems to be healing a bit too- praise the Lord!

Mrs. JKPeterson said...

Happy 5th Months!

Jonah YOU ROCK - love to come by the blog and see what your up too!

Folks From Arizona

Claire said...

AMEN!

Love Jonah's blogs!

Cxx

as written by Barbara said...

Aaaamen,aaamen, aaaamen, amen, amen, sing it over...
Happy 5 months Jonah, Patrice, & Matt! You are amazingly cute, and wonderfully smart parents.
God Bless & keep you today, tomorrow, and always!

Special hugs & love,
Barbara Lyman :-)
Marysville, WA

Julie said...

Amen! What an adorable little boy you have there!

Oh, btw, my younger daughter required a fair bit of butt-patting during the night, way after she was too old to need to eat at night. I ended up keeping a sleeping bag and pillow on the floor next to her crib, and I would lay on the floor with my arm through the bars of her crib so I could pat her. We often fell back to sleep together that way. Not ideal, but she needed me there and it kept me from being a total zombie.

YOU are one AMAZING mom--please remember that. New motherhood is overwhelming for so many women who aren't dealing with such serious health issues as Jonah has. So please be kind to yourself even when you think you aren't measuring up. You're the best mommy Jonah could ever have!

Wanda Wilkinson said...

Happy 5th month Birthday...Patrice, (I mean Jonah) this post was awesome & I agree with every word you said, especially about how awesome you are...the world is such a better place having a great kid like you.

Keep up the great sense of humor, bring many many laughs & smiles to mom & day. Remember to give mom & dad those special smiles, laughs & coos they are the ones teaching you these awesome tricks..

Lots of love, blessings & prayers.

Lauren said...

Happy 5 months! Wow! Jonah sure has been up to a LOT lately! So awesome to hear about all his new "tricks" :-) And is it me, or is his face looking pretty good??? It seems less red! Maybe I am just more distracted by his awesome faces! I love those! He is going to be quite the charmer :-)

nikki said...

Oh may he looks GREAT!!!!

Anonymous said...

through my tears, "Amen"

Toni :O) said...

Beautiful, beautiful BOY!!! Loved this post...it just made my day and made me smile from ear to ear! Yay for Jonah...he's thriving, healthy and looking just fabulous! Happy 5 month birthday sweet boy! Continuing to pray for your sweet little self from Michigan. Sending you lots of love and hugs!

Staci said...

Jonah, Happy 5 month birthday big sweet boy! You are an awesome writer and I can totally see why your parents are in awe of you :) Enjoy that formula little man!

Elisabeth Bishop said...

Amen!!

Alisha said...

He is SO SO SO adorable and sweet!

Nora Lee said...

AMEN! Happy 5 month birthday little man!!

Stacy said...

Jonah has some seriously gorgeous blue eyes!! What a doll!

I love your humor...this entry today put a smile on my face!

Have a good one...Stacy

purejoy said...

AMEN!!
he is adorable and has such great self esteem! (and a pretty fabulous vocabulary for a 5 month old!)
he's pretty precious, but i guess i don't have to tell YOU that!!

libby @ ninesandquines said...

precious precious boy! he is the most adorable little thing!!!! keep up the good work jonah!!!! xoxo

jenn said...

so adorable...he is getting so big

Anonymous said...

Happy 5 month birthday Jonah! He is SO cute and precious!! I love the pictures of him asleep on his tummy...
I love your blog!

Laurel in Alabama

Tiffany Lockette said...

Happy 5 Month Birthday Jonah. You are a true blessing and a precious angel.

Anonymous said...

Happy 5 month birthday, Jonah!! I love the pictures of him asleep on his tummy!!
He is just SO cute and precious!

Laurel in Alabama

Anonymous said...

Patrice, he's perfect.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful post Patrice. The picture of you with him is full of love and happiness.

I cannot believe it has been 5 months already. I have enjoyed the updates and the photos of sweet Jonah. You, your husband, and your family are beyond amazing. He is blessed to have all of you.

What a honey! Happy 5 months beautiful boy!!

Kimberly
WI

Anonymous said...

Okay seriously, he is the cutest little guy EVER!

Amy L.

debbie said...

I LOVE your blog, I LOVE watching your precious PERFECT Jonah growing before my eyes, THANK YOU for sharing your life with me.

Caitlin said...

Happy 5 month birthday, beautiful Jonah!!

I loved seeing the new pics, Jonah is growing up into quite the handsome boy!

As for "Exhibit G", his new face, have you seen the movie "Zoolander"? Jonah has created the new "Blue Steel"! http://pwbeat.publishersweekly.com/blog/wp-content/2008/04/zoolander_blog240x303.jpg

Mommy Attorney said...

Amen!

Lisa McGriff said...

AMEN! What a precious blog post. He is just beautiful! Sweet and beautiful! Patrice you are an awesome mom, don't ever doubt that. We continue to pray for you and for baby Stellan!

Donna said...

Happy 5 month bday Jonah!! You are beautiful and have a great sense of humor as well :) You are such a charmer and can write wonderfully. We continue to thank Jesus for you and pray that you continue to grow big and strong!

Mike and Mindy Aumann said...

Amen!!

Happy Birthday, Jonah!! :)

Alex(andra) said...

Aaaaamen! Happy birthday, Jonah!! Great post, and downright adorable.

Cindi said...

Amen! So precious!

Anonymous said...

OL'MY I COULD TAKE A SPOON AND EAT HIM!!!!!!!!

LOVE YA
Erica McKNIGHT

April Swarthout said...

What a wonderful post! Happy 5 months little man.

april
Arkansas

Heather from Ontario Canada said...

Amen

Cristin said...

AMEN!

Anonymous said...

Hi! I've been reading your blog everyday and I think you are a fantastic mom! Jonah is amazing!

My daughter Loves the "David" song. If you go to www.singalongwithwendy.com you can order or download a cd with that song on it. The cd also has a lot of other songs on it and she puts your child's name in the songs. If you can't find Jonah's name you can email her and she will make it for you. It is my daughter's favorite cd by far.

Dawn

Anonymous said...

Amen and amen! TOO cute for words.

Elizabeth

Michelle said...

oh my goodness, what a SWEETIE!!! So precious!!

hey btw, with the whole "delayed" thing, don't let that stress you out. My kids didn't have health issues and they were "behind" on all the rolling over/crawling/walking milestones. But I knew they would do it in their own time, and they did :)

Thanks for sharing your precious Jonah with all of us!! What a blessing he truly is!!

Beth said...

AMEN!!

Sweet Jonah continues to amaze us! Thank you for sharing all the wonderful things he is doing and all the fun you are having with him! What a blessing!

He is cuter with each one of your posts!! And bigger too I think!!

Yeah for Jonah!!

Kelli said...

Sweet precious Jonah! Every good and perfect gift comes from the Father above!!!

Rochel said...

SO PRECIOUS! He is just beautiful! Those big blue eyes are amazing. Happy 5 month Jonah!

Erin said...

I saw this poem today and thought of Jonah's adorable face! Happy 5 months!

You are who you are for a reason....

by *Russell Kelfer
(*Opens in New Window)

You are who you are for a reason.
You're part of an intricate plan.
You're a precious and perfect unique design,
Called God's special woman or man.

You look like you look for a reason.
Our God made no mistake.
He knit you together within the womb.
You're just what He wanted to make.

The parents you had were the ones He chose,
And no matter how you may feel,
They were custom-designed with God's plan in mind,
And they bear the Master's seal.

No, that trauma you faced was not easy.
And God wept that it hurt you so;
But it was allowed to shape your heart
So that into His likeness you'd grow.

You are who you are for a reason,
You've been formed by the Master's rod.
You are who you are, beloved,
Because there is a God!

Donna in NC said...

So much for the belly time workout, huh? Don't worry about he delay in development. He'll catch up in his own time. All babies are different!

Still praying for you all.

Donna
Stoneville, NC

natalie said...

Someone gave me this advice when we were introducing our daughter to cereal: give it six weeks. Then I realized that everytime we tried something new with food (except changing flavors of baby food), I had to give it six weeks. Just about the time I was ready to throw the spoon out the window (literally), something would click and she'd get the hang of it. Some parents/children struggle with sleep. M was a wonderful sleeper. We struggled with eating issues.

Jen said...

AMEN!!!!

I've never posted before but have been following you for months! Thanks for sharing your sweet baby and your family with us.

Hugs
Jen

Libby said...

Amen! Tell Jonah his writing skills are fabulous for a 5 month old!

Anonymous said...

Jonah is sooooocute! I have said that since day one! Something about his cute little face just catches my heart. Prayers for you daily! god will supply your need and takes our worries away.
Brenda

Amy T said...

AMEN! What a cutie patootie!

katie said...

Patrice, I'm a blog stalker of yours and don't believe I've ever left a comment, but I wanted to break my silence to say how absolutely ADORABLE Jonah is!! The pics of him are so great...he is so, so cute!! And I know you already know that (how could you not? you're his mom! :) ) but I just think he's too adorable. :)

Also, I admire your faith. You deal with much more than most moms have to deal with, and your faith is a great example to all of us. I am a Christian and you are a great example to me!

Happy 5-month birthday Jonah!
Katie, mom of 2 in NE

Our life is a bowl of Barry's said...

So cute Patrice....so, so, so stinkin' cute..to borrow one of Jonah's phrases!

Jenny J in CA said...

Perfect post for a perfect (and adorable!) little boy as well as his wonderful mama. Happy 5 month birthday, Jonah!

Tiffany said...

Hola Patricia. I sure do miss you, but still feel deeply connected through your blog posts. It's nice to see that Jonah is already blogging at 5 months! I hope I get to see you guys before going back to Grimsley. Lots of love from Tiffany.

Anonymous said...

AMEN! Patrice, I just love you and your family so much! You are most certainly right, the whole world has fallen in love with Jonah and are lifting Him up before our Heavenly Father. I cried the whole way through your post the other day about being fearful of losing Jonah someday. I am praying for you all! Thank you for the privilege of sharing in your lives and praying for you. Love you all!

Sharon and Michael said...

Sweet Jonah, you just go ahead and take your "cotton picking time" doing all you need to learn. :) I have five little ones doing that. ;o) Jonah, you've got a very special mommy and daddy and you are amazing. My special boy turned six yesterday. I'm looking forward to seeing you in pics when you reach that one year milestone. I know you will leave us all in awe.

Amanda said...

Aw! I -love- the new funny face. :D Happy 5th month birthday, little man.

M J said...

Amen!

Holly Aytes said...

That is one cute little boy! There is nothing better than "nudey time" :) Love how you blog in his words...that is neat :)

Anonymous said...

Those pictures are soooooo cute! You have such a beautiful baby.

Alisa said...

I think this is one of my favorite posts you have ever written. I giggled through the whole thing! Jonah just gets cuter everyday and I love your sense of humor. I'm glad to hear how well he is doing and I'm very impressed with your creativity as a mother. Still praying for your sweet family.

Traci said...

Such an inspiration - I've enjoyed praying for and reading about sweet Jonah these last 5 months. I can't wait to see all the spectacular things he'll continue to do in this 1st year.

Thank you for sharing this sweet boy with the rest of us. That truly is the light of Jesus shining on his sweet face.

Happy 5 months Jonah!

Cathy said...

AMEN AND AMEN!

Nancy said...

Oh my gosh! What an awesome post (and pix)! Jonah is so sweet!

Renee said...

Amen!
Beautiful post, Patrice:)
I'm praying for you every day!

jandkland said...

Oh my goodness, those are the cutest pictures EVER!!! Thank you for sharing your baby boy with us. And yourself! Because you are freaking hysterical.

--Kelley in GA (queenkelley.com)

the-mommy-person said...

AMEN!

Debbie,mother of two said...

I loved your blog today.Happy 5 months old Jonah. He isadorable and it looks like you have so much fun. Thank-you Lord for being with this family and your healing touch.

Misty said...

AMEN! :)

Jenny said...

He is so cute! I just love his sweet smile!

Brittanie said...

AMEN!

Hannah Laws said...

those are so cute mommy jonah sleeping picturess!!:) he looks soooo sweet!:)

Tami said...

Amen!!

Anonymous said...

This is one of my favorite posts taht you have done, what a precious little boy and I just LOVE his name. God is good!
Brenda

Anonymous said...

As my 14 month old grandson says:
"May-Men!" aka Amen!
Happy 5 month birthday Jonah!!
Luann in WA