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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

New Arrival - Jonah

The youngest member of our family arrived at 01:43 on June 30, 2012.

Here are a few scenes from the first eight days in Jonah's life.

Jonah with Mom and Dad a few moments after his arrival into the world and prior to transfer over to the Hospital for Sick Children.

Grandpa holding Jonah. That is a tiny feeding tube in his nose, one of a few of the things that were hooked-up to him while he was in the Cardiac Unit at the hospital

First day at home. Grandma holding Jonah while Kiera feeds her young brother.

Grandma holding Jonah

Big sister Kiera holding Jonah. Maybe this is a sign of things to come in the years ahead: the older sister telling the younger brother what to do and the younger brother voicing out his honest opinion.

He is awake! Mom playing with Jonah.

Grandpa holding Jonah. "Spout-plug" in place and sleeping like a baby...I had to say it. Not much bigger than a football.

Shh! Just don't make any noise. 

We all know what will happen if you do...and then I'll have to hand him back to his Mom. This is one of the good things about being a grand-parent.

The Oddblock Station Agent

A few updates 

If babies could talk...then Jonah to Mom:  Do I have to listen to all that baby talk?

November 2012 - Life is Good

Quite a contrast at nearly half a year later: from after birth wondering about possible heart surgery in the Cardiac Unit to healthy, happy and developing normally.

Second addendum August 13, 2013

January 2013 - life is just filled with troubles, for example - Where is my spout plug!!?

Now you know why it's there - the spout plug that is.

Third addendum December 21, 2013

Ready for Christmas 2013 - and only 15 more years before I can drive a real one.

Addendum December 27, 2013

December 25, 2013 - Stressed out on Christmas Day

...but it was not all tears on Christmas morning.

Jonah to Mom & Dad: Do you really think that I don't know how it goes together? I just take it apart and leave it for someone else to fix. Oh, were you looking for something to do?

Addendum November 18, 2014

A summer Saturday at Grandma's - with spoils of from a garage sale down the street.

Addendum December 06, 2014

Jonah, a few hours after arriving in Cape Town, South Africa.

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