Jonas Malachi was born on August 21st, 2011 at 7:17pm. He weighed 7lb 8oz and was 20.5in long.
Newborn to 6 months:
Jonas enjoyed snuggling momma, sleeping in his crib, playing with dada, and chewing on any sort of toy that he could get his little hands on. He loved to spin around in his exer-saucer toy as fast as he could go, and he would jump for hours in his Jonny-Jump-Up toy. He learned to roll over at 3 1/2 months and had nearly mastered sitting up on his own by 6 months old. His favorite foods were sweet potatoes and bananas, but he also enjoyed squash, mangos, apples, and carrots. His first word was 'mama' at 6 months old.
6 months to 1 year:
Jonas enjoyed playing with toys, babbling about lots of things that we couldn't yet understand, and mimicking mommy and daddy's every move. He learned to crawl at 7 1/2 months, pulled himself to a standing position at 9 months and took his first steps at 11 months. His favorite foods were bananas, French fries, and hotdogs. He learned to say 'dada' around 8 months old.
1 year to 1 1/2 years:
Jonas enjoyed running as fast as his little feet could take him, tickling any bit of skin in sight, and singing "Twinkle, twinkle little star" nearly every moment of his waking days. He began running shortly after he mastered walking, tried jumping off the ground all the time, and wanted to snuggle as often as he could. His favorite foods were French fries, hotdogs, grilled cheese, cheese slices, and apples. Jonas became a big brother at 17 months old when his baby sister was born!
1 1/2 years to 2 years:
Jonas enjoyed talking and talking and talking, some of which was becoming more understandable. His first sentence was "Baby sister, diaper change, go outside." around 19 months old. I had told him that we could go play outside after baby sister got a diaper change! His favorite songs were "Twinkle, twinkle little star" "The A,B,C 's" "Old McDonald's Farm", "The Wheels on the Bus", and "10,000 Reasons - Matt Redman". His favorite foods were chicken nuggets, French fries (can't live without them!), carrots, crackers, and Lucky Charms cereal.
Jonas is a non-stop ball of energy, but we wouldn't have him any other way. He has brought so much joy into our lives and we are incredibly blessed to be his parents! My prayer for him, today, on his 2nd birthday, is that he will grow to be a sweet boy who Loves the Lord with all of his Heart and lives his life to serve Him.