It's [finally] time to welcome Jonah Dale Dodge to the world. Born Monday, April 5, 2010 at 8:56 pm: 7lb 15oz and 19 3/4 inches long. He looks very much like baby Jackson, but with a twist of Daddy this time instead of Mom. Jonah has blue eyes and a surprising cap of silky dark brown hair.
We were, of course, thrilled from the first moment. And so far, things are just getting better. Jonah is not following in the footsteps of his big brother on many accounts. First, Note the size--less than 8 lbs (vs the 9lb 6oz of baby Jackson). Jonah caught on to the art of breastfeeding right away. He followed that trick up with the ability to sleep, in his own space, and on his back! Like his brother, he is a breathtakingly beautiful child with a matching disposition.
How is big brother Jackson doing? Pretty well. He is doing a good job of checking on Jonah, helping to get things for him, and shushing us to be quiet when Jonah is sleeping. Jackson is also very nervous about the baby. He doesn't want to sit by him, and I've only seen him touch him twice. Definitely no hugs or kisses yet. Jackson is also alarmed by the crying, he will ask why he cries, and if it goes on for more than a few seconds he retreats to another room.
Here I am just before heading out to the hospital.
Look at that yawn!
That's it for the picture posts. For those of you who are detail hungry, I'll get to the birth story soon.