Wednesday, May 19, 2010

we have a crawler!

Jonah is officially crawling!!! The last few days he's been so close but mostly refused to move his knees. He would get up on his hands and knees, rock, stretch, move his hands, over-extend, get ticked off, lay his head down, sit back up, fuss, spin around, go backwards... pretty much get as close to actual crawling as you can without doing it.

He had his Physical Therapy this morning with Ms. Ashley, and he would not do anything. He was fussy the whole time and just wouldn't cooperate.

And then, after Matt got home, it's like something clicked and all of a sudden, he knew to move his knees.

This video isn't great. He was already tired at this point (it was right before bed), but you can see him move his knees a couple of times. I'll try to get a better one in the next couple days.


I can't tell you how proud I am of him. He is so amazing and just keeps fighting, no matter what. I'm guessing that, within a week, I'll have real trouble on my hands.

Praise God!

47 comments:

Lynnette said...

He's got it! That's awesome! I love watching babies learn new things!

Mary Ann said...

Bless his heart. He just looked so tired but just kept going.

The Oxford Family said...

How exciting! He looks like he just knew what to do the whole time and just decided to finally show you :)

Rebecca said...

Go Jonah Go! What a great job!

Jennifer said...

Jonah continues to amaze and dazzle the eyes! Get ready Matt and Patrice! As they say, it's all down hill from here! The trouble is just beginning (but what fun it can be!) Jennifer of Southeast, NC

Kelsey said...

That is so exciting Jonah!

thorney said...

Good going Jonah!! This is so exciting :)

Nutty Mom said...

What a special DAY! congrats Jonah, you're doing awesome. he looks just precious crawling around after that ball. He's going to be having so much fun!

j3k said...

I know I don't comment very often but I do read EVERY single post!!! I have read since the day you gave birth to this precious boy.... I watched this video 3 times now and cried tears of joy each time. I feel like I'm watching my child crawl for the first time. I know you have to be the proudest parents ever right now!!!! Congrats and you are a true inspiration to gods love.
Hearts and Hugs,
Marie Wimsett

growntoglory said...

I totally agree with what the woman before me said--has there ever been a child who had SO many people rooting for him?? He is just so precious and loved--so excited about his crawling.

Laura A said...

WOW!! That is SO great. And I'll agree with you, now that he has the knee thing figured out, he will be all over the place in no time!!

Praise God!!

Caroline will be SO thrilled to see this - can't wait to show her!

Love,
Laura

Sandy said...

Yeah for Jonah!! Something else he "can do" . . . I say that because in my prayers for Jonah I'm always asking God to work a miracle and heal him, to let him eat and sleep and laugh and continue to grow, and to watch over sweet Jonah . . . but this morning, well this morning I found myself simply praising God for the things Jonah CAN DO . . . Jonah can SEE, HEAR, TOUCH, TASTE, MAKE SOUNDS, SMILE, GROW A BEAUTIFUL HEAD FULL OF HAIR, SLIDE DOWN THE SLIDE, SWING IN THE SWING and now he can CRAWL! And my prayer tonight? Well, tonight I'm praising God that Jonah is crawling and praising him for Jonah's precious, loving, Godly parents.
Can't wait to meet you all one day!

With love & prayers.

Nancy said...

OH my gosh! Oh my gosh!!!! GO JONAH GO! That is so awesome!

Karla said...

So awesome!! It brought tears to my eyes to watch this. I love baby Jonah! SO proud of him and the great job you all have done. What an amazing first!

Ryley @ That's My Family! said...

that is just AMAZING. I feel like he's my son I'm watching crawl for the first time. It's crazy how attached we all get to him!
When he laid his head down I wanted to say "don't rub your face, Jonah!"
Love him..and you! :)

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

Yep! 48 hours and all bets are off. People always bemoan babies beginning to walk, but trust me, crawling makes them just as mobile as walking! As I've told you, though, they are so excited to be able to move under their own steam that it's completely rewarding (in my opinion) to see them go. I've personally loved all three of our boys' mobility, and I hope you love it with Jonah, too! He will be so excited. :)

Chelsea said...

Gosh! That kiddo never ceases to amaze me! He is incredible! I know what a huge milestone this is! My son was born at 23 weeks and he didn't crawl until just after his first birthday, and that was HUGE!!!

Jennifer said...

Yeah Jonah!!

Kim M said...

Praising God with you! GO JONAH GO

Nora Lee said...

Great job Jonah! Hope you have everything baby proofed, he is about to start discovering everything he can get his hands on. How exciting!

Penny said...

That's great! =)

Laura Kathryn said...

Great job, Jonah! I just showed the video to the baby I'm nannying for (born on Jonah's exact birthday). She kept saying "ball, ball" and clapped her hands when Jonah crawled towards it. And ps - I just fed her a Yo Baby yogurt and prayed for Jonah while we ate together :)

Linda said...

I am so thrilled. Way to go Jonah, I knew you could do it. You guys must be so thrilled with his progress. God Bless you both and of course Jonah. Love Leah's Nana

Trace Car Driver said...

congrats to jonah... that is AWESOME! so so sweet!!!

southern love and prayers from alabama.

Precious 3 said...

Way to go Jonah!! That's awesome!

Libby said...

Alright! Go, buddy, go! I love how easily he moves from sitting to crawling and back--watch out, Mom and Dad!

Lucky said...

Those babies...they never want to perform on cue! When we took our daughter to the Developmental Therapist we would always say "she can sit up on her own! She can clap her hands! She can do this and that!" And then she would never do them for the therapist! But it was right after the appointment that the therapist told us that she would beging crawling soon that she did at home! Have fun with your newly mobile little guy!!!

Heather from Ontario Canada said...

Oh Jonah you're growing way too fast!!

Redeemed1 said...

Yay!

Ellie said...

Ya Jonah! I've been wondering how you get him to hold still for dressing change?

the-mommy-person said...

Go Jonah!!! What a big boy! Next comes pulling up... :)

Toni :O) said...

Yay...what an accomplishment for sweet Jonut! So proud of him...woot woot! Your world has just changed on it's head with him mobile...oh boy...bring it on and have fun!

Alex(andra) said...

Yay!!! You go, Jonah!!!

Cathy, Kris and Rose said...

Go Jonah, GO!!! what an awesome accomplishment! now the real fun begins (for all of you! hehe)! there's now a whole new world to explore!!

Allison said...

yay!!!!! what a big boy!!! Just curious, does this mean you're going to have to wrap his hands and wrap his knees more?

Tiffany Lockette said...

Yay!! What a Huge milestone reached! Go Jonah. Just amazing.

Melissa @ The Littlest Lobo said...

Love it! Great Video! Go Jonah!

Ani said...

Wooo hooo Jonah! He definitely got it!!!! Now its a whole new ball game :-)

Gail said...

Great video...Jonah looks so proud of himself! YAY!

Gilda said...

Yay!!!! I know you are so proud of Jonah thats a big accomplishment. I love it. He is so cute my daughter loves looking at Jonah she says he is just so cute.

tropicalg77 said...

Love it!! Jonah is a good teacher my little gabriella watched very closely and them mimicked jonah!

She loved his video, and smiled and babbled to him!

Thanks for sharing these milestones! My family prays for all of you, and we send lots of love!

Ellen said...

YAY for Jonah!!!

beanst27 said...

That's AWESOME!! Way to go, Jonah!

Rebecca said...

Yay Jonah! Way to go!!!!

val said...

WAY TO GO JONAH!!!!!

What a great video.

Bridgesfam said...

How exciting. You must be so proud of him. Go Jonah!

ashpuck said...

What a sweet heart! I just got my computer fixed after not having sound for a long time. I loved hearing Jonah's little voice. So so sweet.

~Ashley