We've had a great couple of days, although we did have a seven ounce weight loss from last week to yesterday. That's the most ever, but I'm trying not to freak out about it. I knew it would be bad considering the amount Jonah has gushed up this week and his dislike of his new formula. Here he is hanging out on the scale. He was having a blast. You couldn't have told him anything was wrong. This was mid-arm flap. 19 lbs. 7 oz. (We subtract a pound for shirt, diaper, and bandages.)
He's only taken 21 or 22 ounces the last couple days, but today he took 27! And that's only taking one ounce overnight. He wasn't happy about taking that one ounce either. He seems to be wanting to phase out the night feeding. That's fine with me, but if he's going to do that, I also want him to phase out the night awakening. Hopefully we are back on the way up! I plan on trying solids again tomorrow after a two month hiatus. I would appreciate any prayers you want to toss up for that. As we approach a year, I feel more and more pressure for him to eat solids and like it. I'm sure he'll be on some form of formula or liquid nutrition well past a year old, but at some point, oral liquid feedings just won't be enough anymore.
So why has it been a great last couple of days? Yesterday was Matt's birthday (we're exactly seven days apart, born in the same hospital), and Jonah cooperated and let us go visit him at work. We left the house at 11:30, visited the office for a bit, and then I went in a vacant, dark office, got him to sleep and fed him. Although it was a struggle to get him asleep and started, he did eat over five ounces, so I felt pretty good about that. Anyway, long story short he stayed asleep during the transition from office to outside in the cold to car seat, slept while we drove to the restaurant, woke up when we put him in the stroller, and hung out in the stroller AS HAPPY AS CAN BE for over an hour while we got to have leisurely birthday lunch with Daddy and his office mates at O'Charleys (a SIT DOWN restaurant... very big deal).
Then he went to bed last night around 8:30 and did not wake up until just a little after midnight. That is awesome considering he's been waking up four to five times between 8:30 and midnight here lately. Matt and I were able to sit down, RELAX, and watch a movie. He was only up for about twenty minutes and then slept straight through until 7 am. I'd say Baby J gave his Dad some pretty good birthday gifts. And then he ate 27 ounces today! Woohoo!
Today we were able to get dressing change out of the way first thing (Thanks, Aimee!), and we got to make a trip to Target. When we came out, it was snowing. Jonah wasn't a huge fan of the wet stuff flying in his face, and being the good mother I am,
When Matt got home he had a package from our PO box that included an incredibly sweet letter, bath and pedicure goodies for me, and a Fisher Price Love to Play Puppy. Thank you so much, Kendra and Melanie. He loves it! He sat up on his own for a long time and played with it. Matt sat behind him and just caught him as he fell over, but he did great! As long as he stays still, he can stay up for a good while, but the problem is he's really into this bouncing stage, so he gets overly excited and starts toppling over. He's just the cutest.
And finally, here was the view from our back deck this afternoon. This was soon after the snow started. We have A LOT more now.
I've heard a lot of different things, but it seems we will get anywhere from six to ten inches. That is a VERY big deal for us. It's so great. All the kids in the neighborhood got off the bus screaming in delight today and were out in their yards nailing each other with snow balls within a half hour. Man, a two hour early dismissal and LOTS of snow on the last day before a two week Christmas break... I can't think of anything much better than that. I was pumped for them. And now a kid and his dad are night sledding out in the middle of the street. It's so great. It actually makes me feel sort of giddy just watching them play in the snow. I can't wait til Jonah is old enough to do all those things. I hope to at least get some pictures of us holding Jonah in the snow tomorrow, but it's pretty cold and wet out there, and well, it's just pretty cozy in here. :)
Okay, that's it for me tonight. I hope those of you who are getting snow who don't usually are enjoying it. But I also hope that it clears up soon so those of you who are traveling can still hit the road. We're hanging around here for the holidays, and our families are coming to us. I'm pretty excited about doing Jonah's first Christmas here and especially happy about not having to pack bandage supplies. That's a pretty rockin' gift in and of itself.