Hi, everyone, from Melanie. In honor of this completely lovely fall weekend, I thought I would pop on here and give an update. It has been a week of simple pleasures for all of us, especially Jonah, whose every experience is a new and exciting one. First, the pleasure of a good book. Eric and I have been reading to Jonah since we brought him home from the hospital, but he is just now showing consistent interest. So fun.
Next, Jonah has begun to regularly partake in the joy of hoodie-wearing. This is important, as the P family is a tried and true crew of hoodie aficionados. One of our unofficial mottos is "THTA"--Team Hoodie, Together Again. Welcome to the team, Jonah.
Also, Jonah is discovering new and ever-cuter facial expressions daily. It's hard for us to keep up with all of that cuteness going on, but we do our best.
Another pleasure for Jonah that has taken center stage revolves around the joy of being able to put his hands in his mouth, for better or for worse. At this point, it's really exciting seeing him try to stuff his entire fist into his teeny mouth and, even better, seeing his uncoordinated attempts at thumb-sucking. Like I said, we may regret cheering this new skill on down the line but, for now, we're letting J enjoy it.
Finally, Jonah has been enjoying getting ready for his first ever Halloween with his inaugural pumpkin-carving session. Don't worry, Jonah is just consulting at this point, rather than wielding any sharp objects. He seemed to enjoy the festivities nonetheless.