Tuesday, May 4, 2010

big boy shirt

Today was Jonah's first day wearing a collared shirt. I found one at Target that was pretty soft and had flat locked seams on the collar, so I thought it would be a good one to try. I cut off the top two buttons so they wouldn't rest against his chin or cheeks, and the collar was loose enough that it didn't bother his neck.

And, oh my word, is he not the cutest thing in a big boy shirt???




I tried and tried to get him to smile at me... or even to LOOK at me, but he was too busy trying to pretend he could crawl away. He is so, so close. Yesterday he was pushing up on all fours, rocking back and forth, and then getting back down to the sitting position.



So anyway, we went inside to try to get a smile or even a glance in my direction...



But no dice. He did have more important things to do, after all, like watching Gabba or eating his big red cup.



Look who's all of a sudden too cool to smile for the camera. "Hey Mom, I'll grace you with a nice view of my left cheek."




And just for your viewing (and smelling, if you were here) pleasure - these are from a flower I have in a big pot out front.



I think it's some kind of Asian Lily, maybe. Anyway, it has probably ten more blooms just as big and beautiful as these on it. This one was actually so heavy it made the whole stem fall over and break. Isn't it amazing??? It's making our whole lower level smell... in a good way.

Jonah's had a good day. Nothing much to report. I've talked to his GI doctor, the nutritionist, his pediatrician, and two EB parents whose kids' feeding issues are VERY similar to Jonah's about my g-tube concerns and am feeling MUCH better today. I'll go into more detail later on. I'd really like to do the g-tube justice because I know there are probably several of you who might be having to make that decision soon yourselves. I'll hopefully have that up sometime in the next week. I haven't yet figured out how to hold Jonah's arms and legs back with one hand, hook in his tubing with the other, and take photos with my teeth. I'm working on it.

25 comments:

Meredith said...

Loving that big boy shirt!

Praying for you!

Laura A said...

Cute big boy shirt! That boy just makes me happy whenever I see him.

Beautiful flower, too!

Continuing to pray!

Love,
Laura

Sonja said...

Love the shirt--but what I really noticed was that in one of those pictures, he looks exactly like you!! What a cutie.

The Foster Home said...

OMG, he is loosing his baby look and starting to look like a little boy (which duh I know he is) Such a cutie pie

flynnfamily said...

Handsome boy!

happygeek said...

Oh yes ma'am he IS the cutest thing in his big boy shirt.

Hard Workin' Ma'am said...

He looks so much older in those pictures! Jonah is certainly looking handsome these days!!

Laura said...

He does look old in these pictures! Adorable!

Libby said...

He is so, so cute! Maybe he will get back into hamming for the camera soon--N. seems to have gone back and forth on that in stages several times.

I'm so glad to hear that your concerns about the g tube feel less worrying today. Thanks for sharing!

otherwise known as mom said...

Maybe a hundred people have already suggested this to you....I don't take time to read comments very often.....

are you aware there is a website called www.softclothing.net where they sell clothing similar to what you need for Jonah?

He might be way too small for them yet, I'm not sure, but wanted to at least let you know it existed in case no one else had done so yet.

Love the Target shirt on him.

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

Ohhhhh, Jonah in the big-boy shirt is killing me! Too cute for words. LOVE IT!

Stefanie said...

Wait, you don't know how to take pictures with your teeth...I'm gonna have to stop reading the blog immediately!
If only I could stop caring about sweet Jonah, okay, I'll be back.

in a world surrounded by men said...

Oh my goodness - take pictures with your teeth - HILARIOUS!!!

That was really funny and your boy is really cute.

thorney said...

He looks so grown up in his big boy shirt! He is getting so big and really is moving from baby to big boy :) Jonah is so very cute.

Mr. Stupid said...

Jonah is looking great in that shirt. Big man:)
Wonderful pictures. The flower looks beautiful too.

Just dropped by your Blog. Have a good day...:)

Lisa said...

Good Granny's Gravy!!! In on of the pictures Jonah looks SO GROWN and long legged! Don't get me started on his hair (he has ton's Sailor does not) the color is beautiful.

jenn said...

such a big boy in that shirt...his legs look so long in one of those pictures:)

Lari said...

Cute!

erin said...

sooooo handsome jonah! i love gray and stripes...and i am sure u got it at target, right?! glad surgery went well. hope you feel better about his eating issues! prayers, love, and blessings from ga~ erin

thepagefamily said...

The Mikey can be replaced with a Bard if you want something low profile. Hope this helps!

Miss Cook said...

flowers look like star lillies, but i might be wrong.

at any rate, how beautiful is jonah's hair??? :-)

love you!

Photographic Memories said...

I'll bring my camera on Monday so you don't have to use your teeth. :)

McCullough Family said...

Love the stripes! Jonah is so cute.

Gilda said...

He looks so handsome, he had you going with not want to look at the camera for the picture I love it he is toooooo cute!

trooppetrie said...

is he getting curls, i love the hair and i agree he is too cute in the big boy shirt