Monday, October 5, 2009

Jonah is the best!!

Bragging Alert!!!

My son is the best! The older he gets the easier he gets to take care of (and the cuter he gets!) Since he was born, we've had to get him to sleep before we could lay him in his crib. Now I can just read him a book, sing him a song, lay him down, and say goodnight and he just quietly lays there until he falls asleep! It is so amazing I can't even tell you. This is for both naps and bedtime. He is also taking 1 1/2 to 2 hour naps at the same time everyday. I gotta say, the Lord knows what I can handle, and the farther along in my pregnancy I get, the more Jonah is taking care of himself. Ever since our vacation last month I have been really relaxed and I've really needed it. I feel like I've been stressed out basically for the last 2 years, ever since I got pregnant with Jonah.

He is becoming so independent. When he wants something instead of throwing a tantrum, he just keeps trying different things until he gets it. Last night Jerry and I were having a bowl of ice cream. We got involved in a conversation and we both kept forgetting to give Jonah bites. After walking back and forth between us for a few minutes, Jonah left the room. Suddenly I look down and Jonah had gone to the kitchen, gotten a spoon out of the drawer and came back in the living room and was helping himself to my ice cream. What a smarty!! When he can't get something he wants on his own, he will come find me, grab my finger and take me to what he wants or what he needs help with. If he gets hungry, he takes me into the kitchen and leads me to the pantry or gestures at his high chair and try's to climb in himself.

I'm sure I'm in for it soon when the terrible two's hit, but I am really enjoying this time with him.