A little behind…

Since I mostly share photos & funny things the kids say and do on Facebook these days, I’ve been forgetting to update this dusty old blog. In case anyone still checks, I have Jonah’s 9 months stats (way late), 1 year stats and Anna’s 4 year stats to share.

Jonah at 9 months:
Height: 28.5″ / 55%
Weight: 17 lbs. 5.25 oz / 15%
Head Circumference: 18″ / 65%

Jonah at 1 year:
Height: 30″ / 55%
Weight: 19 lbs. 13.25 oz / 10%
Head Circumference: 18.5″ / 70%

Anna at 4 years:
Height: 37.25″ / 10%
Weight: 29.6 lbs / 10%
Blood pressure: 86/44

Anna got to have her blood pressure taken with the “big kid squeezy thing” which she thought was SUPER cool! Jonah is *thisclose* to walking. He took three steps last Wednesday, but so far that was his only unassisted attempt. He is in love with his little push-cart. He pushes it all over the place and if it’s around, that is his preferred method of travel. Otherwise, he crawls super fast or does a half-sit scoot which is pretty hilarious. I’ll have to post a video of it sometime. Not much else to say… we have very healthy, (usually) happy kids, thank God!

Jonah’s 6 Month Stats

A bit late, but here they are… Jonah’s growth stats from his 6 month check-up:
Height: 27″ – 75%
Weight: 16 lbs. 5 oz – 25%
Head circumference: 17.25″ – 50%

At this point, he’s almost as big as Anna was at 12 months! I’m betting he’ll surpass her by his 9 month check-up. He’s army crawling and babbling much like the Tasmanian devil these days. Just like his big sister, he can’t sit still or stay quiet for more than 3 seconds.

I had a whole list of funny things Anna has been saying lately that I was planning on posting, but I can’t seem to find it now. She has an extremely vivid imagination… several imaginary friends and lots of pretend play happening around here. When I find the list (and some time :) I’ll post Anna’s funny sayings.

Four months already!

Jonah’s 4 month check-up was this morning. Man, I thought time went by fast before he came along… I had no idea it could go by so much faster! He’s already rolling over and working on some teeth… pretty soon he’ll be chasing after Anna and I won’t be able to keep up with either one of them.

His latest stats:
height: 25.75″ / 75%
weight: 14 lbs. 8.5 oz. / 50%
head circumference: 16.75″ / 50%

So he’s heading into more reasonable territory for a child of a Lightner and a Stchur. Except for height… I suspect that will work it’s way down at some point as well, but we’ll see! Maybe he’ll end up being 6 feet like my Grandad.

Anna played the role of big sister perfectly at the check-up. She held his hand and told him to be brave for his shots. It didn’t really work, but it was very sweet to watch.

Tiny Dancer

Anna’s first dance class was this morning. She was so excited before class and ran around collecting her clothes that she wanted to change into once class was over. She requested two ponytails, two barrettes and a headband so her hair would be out of the way while she danced.

We got there and found out that the kids are supposed to go into class without Mama. Oh boy. She went in and I stayed for a minute. Then I left and sat outside the big glass window so I could watch and she could see me and Jonah. As soon as the teacher – Miss Chelsea – looked at Anna, her hands went up over her face, she burst into tears and I could see her calling for me. So I went in and sat with her for a bit while she watched the other girls dance. Well, almost all of them – a few others had similar issues.

About halfway through class and after many, many pep talks and lots of excuses (I’m tired! I’m hungry! I’m shy! I want to go home and watch a show, eat a snack and take a nap!) she finally decided to try the jumping routine as long as I held her hand. I helped her through a few things and then noticed Jonah fussing out in the Mama area. So I left to go feed him. She came to the door once and asked me to come in and I explained that I couldn’t come in while I was feeding Jonah. Surprisingly, she was fine with that and went back to class and followed Miss Chelsea’s instructions for the rest of the class. While we were walking out to the car, she declared, “That was so much fun!” I asked her if she wanted to go back next week and she enthusiastically said yes. Phew!

This is really frustrating for me because this round of separation anxiety is brand new. She used to have no problem with me leaving her at the grocery store playland while I shopped. Now the thought of doing that terrifies her. And she was all excited when I signed her up for Adventure Kids (a drop-in daycare type place). I was excited too: some quiet time… what should I do with myself?!? Whenever I mention taking her there, she says she doesn’t want to go unless I go with her. I hope this is just a temporary result of all the big changes in her life – moving to a new house, becoming a big sister, transitioning out of naps, and … oh yeah, turning three (which is apparently a challenging age so far!)

Unfortunately, I didn’t get any photos this morning since I was busy encouraging her, dancing with her and then feeding Jonah. Here’s hoping next week will be a bit smoother and I’ll have some photos to post!

Check up day!

Today was check up day for both kiddos and as usual, they are doing wonderfully. Anna is still teeny-tiny and Jonah is huge! Dr. Dave said if Anna continues to grow in this same pattern (obviously it could change, so it’s not totally accurate), she’ll end up 5’3″. Taller than me, woohoo!

The goods on Anna at 3 years:
Height: 35.75″ – 25%
Weight: 26 lbs. – 10%

And Jonah at 2 months:
Height: 24″ – 80%
Weight: 12 lbs. 8 oz. – 75%
Head Circumference: 15.75″ – 50%

So a few more ounces and Jonah will be half of Anna’s weight already. I’m guessing he’ll outweigh her by the time he’s 18 months…

Oops… belated stats

Anna and Jonah both have check ups tomorrow afternoon, so I’ve been thinking about and wondering just how big Mr. Jonah has gotten in the past 2 months. And I realized I neglected to post his 2 weeks stats after that check up. (Actually he was only 10 days old… we took him in early to fix up his belly button.)
Anyway, at a week and a half, his stats were:
Height: 21.25″ (apparently their measuring is a bit off from the hospital’s): 75%
Weight: 8 lbs, 13 oz: 50%
Head circumference: 14.5″: 50%

I’ll be back tomorrow to post both kid’s updated stats if I can remember!

Welcome Jonah!

I’m sure everyone knows by now – at least I hope so – that Jonah Stchur has finally arrived into the world. He was born at 6:53 am on January 18th and weighed a whopping 8 lbs, 11 oz and was 22″ long. For those of you keeping track, that’s 2 lbs and 2 inches bigger than Anna was! No wonder everyone thought I was humongous while I was pregnant! I have no idea how little old me had enough room in there for such a big baby…

He’s here and healthy and we (especially big sister Anna) are all in love with him. Now if we could just get some sleep!


I was just about to upload a bunch of photos from the past month and a half (I’m so far behind…) and I’m not sure where they’re going at this point. I will have Steve investigate and hopefully fix it soon! I will put some on Facebook for the time being.

I suppose while I’m sitting here typing, I should post an update. Things have been crazy busy for the past few months … between us moving and remodeling our new (old) house, me being hugely and uncomfortably pregnant and Anna being a bundle of energy that never slows down! If the dishes and laundry get done it’s been a productive day.

Anyway, hopefully the photos will be fixed in time for pictures of our new little one and his big sister.

A few Videos

I posted these videos on facebook a couple of weeks ago, but just for Grandma and Grandpa, here you go:


Anna has starting asking, “Why?”

I believe that’s all I need to say.