January 26, 2011

Happy 2nd Birthday!

I can't believe Jonah's turning 2 already!  I still remember the day he was born and how protective I was of him.  It's amazing the overwhelming, unconditional love you feel for your child!  Now, he's turned into this wonderful, sweet, active toddler with such an insatiable curiosity for everything.  Being a mom gets better everyday and I feel so blessed when I look at him, even when he's crying, sometimes (because it's quite cute...sometimes)! 

It's so odd because I felt like him turning 1 was such a huge milestone and thought he was such a big boy then.  But, looking back, he was such a baby compared to now.  He still couldn't walk at that point. 

Here are pictures of him on his actual birthdays. I don't have one of him on his actual 2nd birthday yet because I'm writing this post at 1:25 a.m., while he's sleeping, but I think a picture of the day before will do.

Right after he was born.

His 1st birthday.  He had the huge Korean celebration, but that wasn't actually on his birthday. Here, he had roseola, and we had no idea. I felt like such a bad mom.

One of Jonah's many expressions.  He has an actual birthday cake for today, but this was just to celebrate with his uncle.

He can blow out candles now!

Not only is he getting bigger, but mommy and daddy are getting older.  Actually, I have no idea how I started to look older, yet my husband seems to look younger. And is it me, or do my hubs and I look alike in his picture?  Oh yes, and I'm 24 weeks pregnant here.
Here are some things he can do at 2 that I want to remember:
*He squints while he prays for his meals and mumbles weird words and ends with "AMEN."
*He LOVES puzzles and is pretty good at them.
*He can count to 11, but purposely leaves out the 6, then jumps to 13, then 20, then back to 11.
*He knows his alphabet and tries to sing the song.
*His favorite song is "The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round."
*He is enamored with all the Toy Story movies and can name all the characters from toy story 3.
*He is a scaredy cat, but doesn't cry when he gets scared- just grabs on tight to his mom or dad really tightly.
*He wears a size 8 shoe.
*He is very verbal, like me, and can put 2-3 words together now like "One more time" or "Umma, vitamins please."
*He pretends his Buzz Lightyear is a baby and rocks it, pats it, then throws it. I'm a little worried for my daughter.

There's so much more, but I just can't remember because it seriously is going by extremely fast.  I teared up today thinking about how fast he was growing up.  Sigh.

Anyhow, sorry for the long post again, but I just can't help being a proud mom!  Happy birthday to my wonderful son!


  1. Motherhood is the sweetest thing that has ever happened to my life, so I can completely relate to this. :) Happy birthday to your little boy, hope you three have a marvelous day!
    Enjoy those cuddling years, because soon enough he'll be too "cool" for snuggling with mom. ;) My son's at that age, (11) and it just breaks my heart!

  2. This is such a sweet post! Makes me look forward to being a mom someday (hopefully!).

    Happy Birthday, Jonah!!!

  3. Happy Birthday, Jonah!! It's been awesome seeing you grow up into a handsome little boy! We love you!