Friday, October 17, 2014

Jonas is 4 Months & Recently

Jonas is officially 4 months! 
He is 26.5 inches and 14.5 lbs. 

He is still doing a great job growing and gaining weight. He has also hit some great milestones this last month! Including rolling over, although there is only a blurry video as evidence. More and more drooling, everything is always wet! Most recently he has started to giggle. He sometimes sleeps in his own bed, in his own room, but usually sleeps right next to mom in her bed. He loves to sit up, against the couch or in his bumbo. He still HATES to be left alone, so he is with mom at all moments, including the bathroom. He still loves baths but is too big for his bath seat, so now mom puts on a swim suit and gets in with him (for safety). He's shown a great interest in toys and they are good at holding his interest for a solid 30 seconds. He also loves carrying conversations with us, especially when he's tired. And finally, he is great at grabbing his pacifier but not good at putting it back in his mouth.

He loves to sleep in his carrier!

I always try to get him to help hold the bottle, and nothing. JT doesn't even try and he goes for it! Typical.

Jonas hanging out with Owen, my friend Melissa's cutie. He's almost 2 months older but Jonas is trying to keep up!

With church at a new, earlier time we are loving our Sunday naps!

This week he discovered his thumb! Hoping it's a fluke since he's always sucking on his fingers. Once I saw him with 6 fingers in his mouth at once. Crazy boy.

This past month we also had fun with taking pictures at Nature Park (previous blog post), my mom visiting, and last weekend JT's old roommate, Colton, and his wife visited from Provo. Colton, Cooper, and JT had a fun day on Saturday playing 36 holes of disk golf. Us girls and Jonas met them half-way through the day, because 36 holes was too much for us.

They all had fun fetching disks out of the water.

This past month was fun, and a lot of the time Rexburg graced us with amazing weather. But now it's cooling off. Hopefully we will still be able to have some fun!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Fall Pictures

Oh my goodness, I love this little boy of mine so much! He has the sweetest smiles. And last week he let out a little giggle when I was playing with him. Just once, but hopefully we see more of them soon!

Jonas has gotten so big! He is almost double his birth weight, 2 weeks away from his 4 months mark. So we decided it was time to take some good, quality pictures of him again. Since 99% of our pictures are taken on our cell phones. It was also a great opportunity for JT, since starting his career full-time and having a baby he hasn't had time to take pictures lately. So everyone won.

This past weekend was General Conference for LDS church. It was a great opportunity to hear from the leaders of our church, to get guidance and a renewal of goals on how to better ourselves. Although watching conference with a baby can be difficult, we had fun hanging out as a family watching conference. Once it was over on Sunday afternoon we headed to Nature Park here in Rexburg. The leaves on the trees are all beautiful this time of year, and it's probably my favorite place in Rexburg because of all the trees and the small lake.

We had a lot of fun walking around taking pictures, with Jonas and I matching. When I bought the outfit for him a couple months ago I thought it was the cutest thing ever. Then I realized I have similar clothes. So I decided I would be one of "those" moms that matches her kids and takes pictures. People stared at the park, oh well.

It was a little difficult to take pictures, since Jonas is a baby. He does smile at us but for every 10 pictures JT took, about 9 of them he wasn't looking or paying attention. He was far to amused with looking around. Despite his curiosity, we got a lot of great shots! 

Look at those trees! I love the colors of Autumn.

He is obsessed with putting everything in his mouth and drooling. So of course here he is putting my fingers in his mouth.

We both threw him up in the air a few times, he was a little unsure of it.

Love this one. I actually took it, obviously since JT is in the picture.

I also loved taking pictures because it hasn't been until recently that I have felt more myself. I'm pretty self-conscious of my body after having a baby. But after some hard work I'm only 6 pounds above my starting weight. Which is pretty great! I still need to tighten up my belly, but my confidence is better and I'm happier with myself.

Happy Fall!