Sunday, November 18, 2012

Update on Jonah!

In October we got an update and new pictures of Jonah! He is doing really well.

At 15 months old, he weighs 21.8 pounds and is 31 inches tall - such a peanut compared to Joshua who weighed 30 pounds at 30 inches. He has 4 upper and 2 lower teeth.

He drinks 6-7 oz of formula 3-4 times per day. He eats rice, soft bread, banana, and yogurt. And then it says, "amount of less eating." Something tells me this is intended to say he is a picky eater :-)

He gets 1 bath a day, which he likes, and takes 2 naps a day. At night he sleeps from 10pm to 7 or 8am in the morning.

The rest of the update is in the form of a checklist, Jonah does the following:

-Walks and runs
- Says "no" meaningfully
- Says "umma" and "mamma" meaningfully (mamma means food in Korean)
- Uses single word sentences
- Shows understanding of words
- Points with index finger at body parts or to express needs
- Gives toy to familiar adult spontaneously
- Imitates adult behavior
- Plays ball cooperatively
- Turns pages of a book
- Scribbles with a pen
- Puts 3 or more objects into a container
- Brings spoon to mouth
- Holds and drinks from a cup with some spilling
- Builds tower using two cubes
- Follows simple errands
- Finds hidden objects

Then it states that RiYoon is without issues in the loving care of his foster family and it describes him as smart and sweet.

It's crazy reading this for me; Joshua didn't do most of these things until much much later (past 20 months old). Joshua and Jonah are 14 and a half months apart, but developmentally they will be much closer than that. I kind of feel like I will have twins, which is something I always wanted.

These pictures just about did me in, Jonah looks so big. But he sure does look like a little sweetheart, especially in the second picture - love his little smile.


Rachel said...

Oh my, he is so precious!!! So glad you got new pictures :)

Nora said...

Jonah is so lovely! I am very happy you got an update and new photos. I hope the rest of the wait to travel goes quickly.

Wendi Kitsteiner said...

What a cutie pie! Boys a year apart! Soooo cool.