Tuesday, December 22, 2009

tissue paper

Hey everybody.

It's me, Jonah. Guess what? I slept all night again last night. That's two nights in a row. Mommy and Daddy can't believe it when they wake up in the morning and realize that it's the alarm clock waking them up. Now if Mommy could just get in bed before 11:30.

Today was a pretty good day, but I was a little more fussy than usual. Probably teething, Mom thinks. I ate 29 ounces today, but I gushed up about four or five of that. Mom tried six ounces of the soy mixed with just two ounces of the Peptamen Jr. for my first bottle of the day, and apparently I can't handle that either. So it's either a whey protein allergy or lactose intolerance or both. Sigh. Anyway, Mom's not trying the Peptamen again unless I stop eating the soy. But I'm really eating great these last couple of days.

We went to Target today (again). Mommy had some things to return and a few things to pick up. When we got there, before Mom got me out of my car seat, I spit up all down my shirt and pants. Mommy gave up, buckled me back up, and we left. But then she put on her big girl panties, gave her self a pep talk, went through the Chick-fil-A drive-thru for a pick-me-up sweet tea, and we went back. She said something about it being society that says your kid's not supposed to go around covered in vomit and smelling funky. "We're not letting the man get us down," she said. I don't really know what any of that means, but back to Target we went. So just to show Mommy how proud I was of her, I puked all down myself again while we were standing at the return counter. Sorry, Mom.

And tonight Mimi and Papa (Daddy's Aunt Patsy and Uncle Bill) came over to give me my Christmas present.

Guess what they got me???


TISSUE PAPER!


I LOVE me some tissue paper.


Oh yeah, and it came with a cool, squishy, sock dog.
HOORAY!

Mommy says that somebody named Santa Claus is coming in a few days and will bring more tissue paper. We're celebrating about four or five different Christmases this year with different parts of the family. Mom says she better cut down on her photos per gift ratio or it's going to be out of control. She took 14 photos of me opening this one present. She's so silly.
Anyway, that's it for me for now. I'll catch you guys on the 27th.
MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Love,
Jonah

38 comments:

Angela said...

Jonah,

I am so proud of your mommy for putting on her big girl panties!! So glad you love your tissue paper.

:)

Brent said...

I am amazed at how clear his face has gotten! And it doesnt look like hes even lost a bit of his hair! He is so adorable! I cant WAIT for the 138427 pictures that we will get to see when his 1st bday comes around!
:)

Libby said...

Patrice, you are awesome! Jonah, you are so amazingly cute, but man, you've got to find different ways to show appreciation to your mom.

Merry Christmas!

Miss Erin said...

Yes, I would say Awesome is the word! Good for you Mama! And Jonah? Keep up with the cuteness.

Tricia said...

I am so glad he is sleeping through the night! And eating so well! Praise God! I will keep praying.

Merry Christmas!

TJW said...

I am so happy that you guys have been able to get some real sleep, it has to help keep up your spirits and give you the strength to go back to Target! Good For You! And, seriously - you can never take too many pictures of Jonah's beautiful face!!

Amanda said...

LOL, you're so silly Jonah!! And I'm glad your mom put on her big girl panties--I tell myself that very same thing about once a day!! And maybe you could find another way of showing your mommy how proud you are of her instead of big gushers at Target?? I'm thinking that testing your mommy's patience after she just got done putting on her big girl panties probably wasn't that funny for mommy. And I bet she needed a ANOTHER pair of big girl panties to put on over the first pair!!

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas, and can't wait to here from you or mommy on the 27th!!

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

CFA sweet tea is such a great cure-all! And by the way, I am TOTALLY hooked on the CFA special sauce. It rocks.

Way to go at Target. Who cares if people wonder where that smell is coming from? I say, look at the kid beside you and ask him if he might have stepped in something outside. DIVERSION is the key.

Love ya!

brandie said...

big girl panties...ha ha i love it!

Becca B. said...

Jonah,
I love it when you hijack your mom's blog...though I love your mom's blog when she is in charge as well! Have a wonderful Christmas...and try to keep the gushers to a minimum, for your mom and dad's sake!

Rebecca said...

Merry Christmas Jonah! (and big YAY for Mommy's decision to go back to Target today!)

Laura A said...

Merry Christmas, sweet Jonah! There's nothing like a little sweet tea to make you feel right with the world. I'm really glad your mom hung in there!!

Hope you and your mom and dad have a WONDERFUL Christmas, complete with tissue paper AND boxes!!

Love from TX!
Laura

Alison said...

Merry Christmas Jonah! I hope you enjoy all the tissue paper.

Tell your mum not to worry - my daughter Ashlea used to throw up everywhere too - projectile style. The world didn't end (unfortunately).

Assistant Ring Master said...

Don't ever let "the man" get you down. This family walks around covered in vomit and smelling funky too. Cuz that's how we roll. (And because mama can only handle doing so much laundry and the hopes for a shower alone before 11pm evaporated a couple of years ago)

Raising Arrows said...

You totally made my day, sweet boy :) You're looking might spiffy too, I must add!

graspthelove.wordpress.com said...

Oh my word Jonah you are such a funny dude - thanks for making me laugh! Merry Christmas to you and your awesome parents!

lifelaughsandlove said...

Merry Christmas Jonah, Patrice and Matt! And good for you, Patrice, for taking Jonah to Target all pukey and stained. Who cares? I have taken my kids out looking and smelling like complete wrecks, but deep down I know that I have their best interests at heart and they won't remember the fact that I let them go out in public like that so it's all good. I say just dab up what you can with a burp cloth and get on with your day.

~Amy

Toni :O) said...

Merry Christmas sweet baby boy! I'm so happy you are sleeping for your parents...keep on doing that and it will truly be the greatest gift you can give them! Big hugs and I hope Santa brings you some GREAT stuff sweetie! Oh, and yay for your Mommy taking you back to Target...a girl has to do what a girl has to do! Hah! Big hugs to you all cause I just love your family! :O)

Joanie said...

LOVE the pictures!

thorney said...

Good for you putting on your big girl panties and going back! You go girl!!!

Jonah, you are so right tissue paper is the best--right up there with newspaper :)

Merry Chritmas!
--Mari

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

I love when you write your posts from Jonah's perspective! Too fun. Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas!!

Jessi said...

Sounds like a fun day...despite the throwing up. Glad you and your Mommy got to hang out at Target. That's cool that you got some tissue paper AND a sock dog to play with. Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas!!!

4D Life said...

So glad you went back to Target! Gushers happen...Merry Christmas to Sweet Baby J - and to Mom, Dad and Gabe.

Love from Texas!

Jessica said...

Such a funny story...gave me a good laugh this morning...don't worry about the pictures...I took ~300 (!!!!) this past Saturday when we celebrated our family Christmas! I hope yours is wonderful! Merry Christmas!

Wanda Wilkinson said...

Target, CFA Tea,Sock dog & TISSUE PAPER all in one day (plus sleeping through the night & eating like a champ) what more can a boy ask for...

Glad to hear you & mom had a good day--if people have never smelt a little vomit before, they thought it was a new brand of cologne...(ha)

I have a cross stitched piece hangin in my office that I look at several times a day "Put your big girl panties on & deal with it"..we all have to do that every now & then.

Merry, Merry Christmas--Santa could just leave the presents behind & bring you lots & Lots of tissue paper, but one day you will like the presents better...

Wishing you, mom, dad, Gabe & the entire family, Merry, Merry Christmas & look forward to hearing from the 10 month old boy in a few days.

Love; prayers, hugs & kisses...Wanda

three little monkeys said...

glad to hear that Jonah is sleeping through the night. He is getting soo big. Can't believe at how much he has grown. Hope you guys have a Merry Christmas and can't wait to see holiday pics!

MERRY 1st CHRISTMAS JONAH!!!!

Ellie said...

I think it's awesome that you went back to Target, and then he spit up again, and you can laugh and make jokes about it. You have some serious strength! And a really great attitude. I wish I could look at things like you do. I'm afraid I would have cried right there at the return counter!

RLR said...

Merry Christmas! ((Hugs)) and best wishes for a lovely new year!

Courtney said...

it's probabably rude for you to inquire but man I would love to know where that dog came from. soooooooo cute! and good job with the big girl panties. since my third was born I think ppl think my children must be orphans even when I am standing right there. :) Jonah is looking so handsome! Merry Christmas!

afizzano said...

Jonah-
Please tell your mom to take as many pictures as she wants! You are the perfect subject. Praying that you find a meal combo that works for you. Blessings and love to you and your parents this Christmas. You beautiful miracle you.
Love,
Amber

Rays said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS Jonah! hope you will enjoy each moment with your moms dad. Thanks for sharing such nice stuff with us. Keep Smiling.....Family reunion websites

Candi said...

I am so proud of your momma for putting on her 'big girl panties' and goind to target. You tell your momma that she is an inspiration to so many and I really enjoy reading her stories! You are growing to be such a handsome little man. You & your parents are going to have a very exciting Christmas. Merry Christmas from Brighton, Tn!

JenniferNe said...

I find it truly amazing, in my own life, what a difference sweet tea can make. It just seems to calm the nerves and make everything alright again. Don't worry about the baby puke! Babies do those things! I had two that had reflux and were always puking in the car. We would have never left the house if we worried about the puke! Merry Christmas! Keep the pictures coming that is why we have digital cameras!

Lari said...

Merry Christmas Jonah! Way to go Mom!

Melanie said...

Tissue paper is the best present!!! Jonah you look more and more handsome everyday! Patrice - I'm glad you went back to Target. I feel like you do some days when my kids are screaming or crying while I'm shopping. People look at me like I should leave. Heck no man, it took me long enough to get here I'm finishing what I started!

Amy Lynn said...

Merry Christmas, Jonah! Enjoy your tissue paper!

WendyBee said...

Dear Patrice, Matt and Jonah,
Have the merriest of Christmases!
I'm looking forward to lots of pics. Jonah is so cute, I want to reach through my computer screen and cover him with hugs and kisses!
WendyBee

Nancy said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS! Our family in PA hope you have a very blessed holiday.