Saturday, June 24, 2006

Our Little Bird is a Little Fish!

Jonah started swimming 'lessons' this Thursday, and he had a great time! He met lots of new friends and loved the feel of the cool water during a hot summer day. For the baby class, the instructor is trying to get them to learn how to kick in the water and also to learn that on the count of three, they'll get wet. Jonah liked the Humpty Dumpty exercises the best, where he sits on the side of the pool and 'has a great fall' into the water. I was really surprised that he didn't even mind when I scooped his face underwater for one of the exercises. He seemed to think it was perfectly normal--it didn't even phase him! He was a natural in the water.
I had a great time, too--the class consists of some mommies from church and their babies. After the lesson, we visit with each other and eat lunch together. Jonah and I are looking forward to going again next week.

The Millers

This past Thursday night, our Bible study said goodbye to one of its leaders, Josh Miller, and his wife Rachel and daughter Madeline. Josh is the one that first invited us to join the Montrose Bible study, just a few blocks away from where we live. We have been blessed both by the teaching and fellowship, and we are both sad to see them leave and excited to hear how God will use them at their new church in Quakertown, PA.
We'll miss you, Millers!

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

4 months old and going strong...

Jonah just got home from his 4 month well baby check-up, and the Dr. said he's doing great! He did very well for his appointment, considering it was in the middle of his morning naptime and considering he received his second round of shots (2 in each leg--ouch!) He weighed in at 16 lbs 4 oz., and measured 26.5 inches tall! He's in the 70th percentile for weight and the 90th percentile for height. He got the go-ahead from the Dr. to start rice cereal any time in the next two months. I think we'll hold out until the 6 month mark or until he isn't satisfied with milk alone. At four months, Jonah has learned how to 'talk', laugh, grasp toys, play with his hands/feet, roll from tummy to back, push up with his arms during tummy time, and most of all how to make his mommy and daddy smile! He loves to play and suck on everything and anything he can get to his mouth. We are thoroughly enjoying the stage he is in right now and we're looking forward to the stages to come. He is such a blessing to us, and we are thankful for how well he is doing.