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Monday, February 21, 2011

6+ Months

Time is flying by, and we couldn't be happier to see Spring right around the corner.  First there was the Chicago blizzard a couple weeks ago (pics below).  Then it was fafafafreezing.  Then it thawed.  Then it rained.  Currently it's snowing.  Now that Jonah 2.0 is here, we've got to get out and exlpore the world.  He's in desparate need for some socialization as we're seeing stranger anxiety more and more.   But you can tell he is much more aware of his environment and is interested in observing new things.

That's why it's perfect timing Jonah's grandparents from Minnesota come to visit next weekend.  Jonah will have his first trip into the big city, and we're planning a trip to the Aquarium along with Jonah's aunt, uncle and cousin Anna.  Can't wait.  Good thing Jonah had all his shots, including RSV and Flu, just the other week. 

At that 6 month pediatricion's appointment he reported in at 15lbs (10th percentile) and 26 inches (25th percentile). At his last cardiology appointment Jonah looked so good, with oxygen levels at about 87%...Dr. Husainey decided he did not need a heart Echo or EKG.

Jonah's continues to eat well.  We've stopped tracking every millileter he takes.  He usually takes 4 to 5oz bottles and gets solids (bananas, pears, apples, mangos, prunes, peaches, peas, squash, cereal) three times a day too.  He's a good boy.  His new favorite toy is the ExcerSaucer.  He can just now touch the ground and loves to bounce and bounce and bounce.

Although I started this post saying how fast time is flying by and we can't wait for Spring, at the same time we really wish we could just press pause and dwell in these days a little longer. It is unbelievable that Jonah is almost 7 months old! It seems like time has really played a trick on us. So much has happened so fast. Jonah missed out on a few things and he's got some catching up to do (Early Intervention started last week), but for the first time we are experiencing the day-to-day "normal" life with our baby boy and we want to be able to savor every second.  I guess that's what pictures are for though, right?