Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Happy Healing

Jonas gets better each day. He definitely still needs to take Tylenol and/or Motrin throughout the day, but his face is a lot less swollen, and his personality is shining through more and more. We know he's feeling pain sometimes, because he whimpers at times, which is something he never did before. And tonight in his bath, he cried out when I washed certain areas too roughly. It was interesting to wash his hair and feel a totally different shaped head. It's strange to look at pictures of what Jonas used to look like and see what he looks like now, though I know we still don't know what the final result will be, especially since there's still a fair amount of swelling around his eyes. He likes to stare an extra long time at pictures of himself lately. I wonder what he thinks of his new look?

Here are some pictures of the fun Jonas has had lately...

He played with his doctor kit, including the silly glasses, on the day he came home from the hospital. He thought it was hilarious when Zack yelled in "pain" when Jonas gave him a shot. I think he was glad to be on the administering instead of receiving end for once!

Jonas went with me to Molly's vet appointment yesterday to get medicine for her ear infection. He started whimpering a bit when the vet came into the room until he realized that this was a doctor for the dog, not him!

Jonas had a good time playing around at Toys 'R Us last night, though I think Zack had a better time than he did in the boy aisles looking at action figurines and motorized cars. I definitely can't let those two go to the store alone!
Our trip to get ice cream afterward was fun too, though Jonas didn't eat much of his cotton candy ice cream with rainbow sprinkles. We know our son's not at 100% yet when he's not finishing his ice cream!

We all went for a hike today at Lair of the Bear, the same place that Zack and I mountain biked on our very first date almost eight years ago. I use the word "hike" loosely, because with a toddler, you don't go very far or very fast!

Jonas got to do some climbing, exploring, and stream crossing, along with throwing sticks and rocks in the water. It was nice to get some fresh air after so many days in the hospital and enjoy some sunshine after the rainy days Denver has had lately. And I think it was good for both Molly and Jonas to run around. Zack starts his new job next Monday, so we're trying to make the most of our last week together and let Jonas have some fun as he heals.


  1. He is still beautiful!! Glad you are enjoying family time!! Happy healing!

  2. I didn't think he could get any cuter...but he IS!!! They did a beautiful job and he looks wonderful! So happy for all of you.