Thursday, November 18, 2010

Five plus Five

A beautiful family of SEVEN from our church is adopting FIVE more children!!!  They are leaving in a couple of weeks to go pick up their new family members and they need prayer... that's it...simple prayer.  Please read their story here and say a sweet little prayer for the listed prayer requests on their latest blog post.  I can't wait to meet their new kids.  I am SO EXCITED for them!


Thursday, November 4, 2010

1 Month


You turned one month old last week and Monday you had your one month check up.  You weighed 10 pounds 7.5 ounces (70%) and were 22" long (40%).  (I don't know if I've posted this before, but at birth you weighed 7lbs 1 ounce and were 19 3/4" long.)  It's absolutely amazing how fast you are growing!  Everyone has been telling me that babies grow up so fast and I already believe them after just one month of having you.  I love you more than I ever thought possible and after a single month I can't imagine life without you.  Although you still don't interact much, I don't think it will be too long before you are laughing and smiling when we talk to you.  You love to keep eye contact with us when we are talking to you, but you also still go cross-eyed occasionally and we think it is really funny.  You seem to have a really strong neck, but the doctor said to put you on your tummy more to strengthen your back.  Within the last couple of weeks you have developed eczema, which breaks my heart because it looks like your skin is so irritated, but I think it hurts me more than it does you.  We have had to switch you to soy formula, we can only give you a bath (which you absolutely love) every other day, and we have to keep you lubed up with all sorts of Vaseline and lotions, but it all seems to be working!!  I always swore that my children would never sleep in the bed with me, but I have broken that several times.  I know, I know.... we are working on it.  Right now you are sound asleep. in. YOUR. crib!  Yay!  Here are some pictures from your first month of life:

Still at the Hospital 
Your First Couple Days Home

First Doctors Appointment and First Walk Around the Block
First Camo Hat!!!
First Bath

And... Your Very First Halloween (and you were a Tiger thanks to cousin Landen)

And, just because you appear calm and sleeping in this few captured moments, don't think for a second that you were always this peaceful, these are just the only times I could grab my camera :)  Just kidding, you are a pretty good baby!  We love you!  Can't wait to see what you can do by 2 months old.