He rolled over!

This past week was a special week for me. I felt extra close to Jonathan which was an amazing feeling. Someone said you “grow another emotion” when you have a child and it’s so true. It’s hard to explain but I think most parents understand what that feeling is. There was tradgedy in the news this week- two boys, 8 and 11 fell into a creek or perhaps one fell in and the other tried to save his brother. We will never know but sadly, both were found no longer alive. The story absolutely broke my heart to think of that family mourning that loss. I love my little boy so much and dream big dreams about what his life may be like–I know boys are adventurous but man, I don’t know how I’m going to let him be adventurous and keep him safe. Hopefully I don’t turn into an overprotective mom but somehow that will probably happen. My heart and prayers go out to that family.

Ok- lighter topic- Jonathan rolled over this weekend! On Saturday morning I finished feeding Jonathan so I was playing with him on our bed when all of a sudden I got wet. He leaked through his diaper! Grrr, he is ready to move up to size 3 but I am trying to stretch out my remaining 2s! I believe this is the cause for the recent round of leaks…but anyway, since I knew he just did this I decided to give him a little “free” time without his diaper so I laid him on a blanket as this is supposed to be good for their lil bottoms. Anyway, I decided to try tummy time too and as soon as I laid him down he rolled over. He had a surprised look on his face but I cheered and clapped for him so he immediately grinned. Josh heard me on the baby monitor and jumped out of bed to see what was up–I was so happy! I’ve been waiting for this milestone for almost a month so when it happened I was overjoyed especially because the doctor told us it may not happen for a few months. He did it again on Sunday afternoon too and Josh got to see it and share in the excitement!
Saturday night we had Jen and Jordan over for dinner. Josh grilled chicken and we had broccoli, baked potatoes, fruit and a cracker and cheese tray. After dinner we played a game of Settlers which was one of the better matches I’ve ever played as everyone did well. Of course, Josh won (again) but he got to pick his placements last which I think may have something to do with it. We also had chocolate cake and ice cream for dessert..mmm it was delicious. I am working on losing weight again though so I’m not sure why I had seconds. Saturday should be my cheat day I guess.

Sunday we went to the Vineyard and sat in the baby theater. We forgot the pacifier but Jonathan didn’t do to badly without it. He was a little fussy though so before lunch we stopped at Target to get new ones. We then went to Qdoba for lunch with Jen, Jordan, Dan, Beth, Katie and Tony (they got locked out of their car at Northgate mall). After lunch I ended up going to Sara’s after dropping Josh off at home. Jonathan got to go swimming again and this time didn’t go quite as well as last time but he didn’t cry too much. He wasn’t a fan of his raft. I need to get him a bumbo chair so he can practice sitting more. He is excellent at standing but doesn’t like to sit much so he doesn’t sit up very well. I think sitting up will help him in his baths (which last week or so we took away the ramp in the tub) and in the pool. After swimming, I came home and watched UP with Josh and played with Jonathan some more. He is such a sweet natured little boy. He smiles so much now and laughs and giggles, it is the best part of my day when I am home with my men. We skyped with Josh’s parents tonight too, glad they got to see Jonathan again:-)

Now getting ready for another work week….ugh for Mondays.

What a character!

So, Jonathan discovered his voice this past weekend. I must say it’s really funny to hear him scream for no reason. It’s a happy scream and he really likes to hear his voice and the wonderful sounds he knows how to make. We had a great Memorial Day weekend, here’s what we did:

Friday night- Grandma extended her babysitting services so Josh and I could go out to Dewey’s Pizza for a quick date. It was tasty and a nice start to the 3-day weekend. I then started to prep the ugly orange bathroom for paint, the Money’s are moving in!

Saturday- Jonathan slept through the night again (he’s at 6 days in a row right now) and I worked on the bathroom while he napped. Holes were patched and paint started going on the walls. We also went to Taste of Cincy in the afternoon with Casey and Tahnee and met up with Bryan, Kendra, Aseem and one of his friends. I had some really good Mac N Cheese, not so good Spring Rolls,a Gyro pizza, and Raspberry Cloud Pie. It was hot and very crowded, not sure I’ll go again next year. Overall though, we had a good time and JT did well for most of it. He was just fussy in the beginning because it was hot.

Sunday: JT slept in! He woke at 6 but then slept past 10 so we did too. No church but the extra sleep felt really nice. I continued working on the bathroom. In the afternoon we went to the Crousey’s house to swim. It was such a nice day for swimming and Jonathan got to go in a pool for the first time! He seemed to enjoy it a bit- screamed but it was a happy scream and I tried to splash his hand a bit. Josh took video so we can always relive those moments. It was fun.

Monday- I finished the bathroom! It is all decked out now, just a few small things left to do. I also went to visit my grandparent’s grave site. We took a different kind of 4-generations photo as JT was with me. It was a good thing to do and a nice time to remember my Grandpa who I never met, but served our country in WWII. He was in the Army-Airforce. We ordered pizza Monday night (with Aseem) and tried the new Dominos. It was alright, still not as good as Papa Johns though.

Tuesday- Blah. I had to go back to work and all I wanted to do was come home and snuggle JT. So of course, that’s the first thing I did after work. Work was a bit crazy, forgot a few pump parts (Kendra had extras, thank goodness!!!) and I spilled some milk on me. Had a few other mishaps but the evening was much better. We took JT to the grocery store and he loved cruising, laughed up a storm, smiled and had a good time. Didn’t really fuss at all until we were checking out and I think that’s because he needed a new diaper. What a wonderful baby I have!

That’s the latest- I love my family they are the best!