Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Three Months

Month three brought many trips in the car to fun places and your first vacation! First, we traveled to Maryland for you to meet the rest of Mommy's family and attend Charles wedding at the Naval Academy on Memorial Day. Then we drove to Virginia for one of Mommy's dear friends Christine's wedding where you met the Hesch's. Finally you drove all the way to Florida (12 hours in the car and you were a champ!) for us to board our cruise ship. Nana and Papa generously offered to take Daddy, Mommy, and you on your first Disney cruise and a day at SeaWorld Mommy's favorite theme park. We sailed on the Disney Wonder to Nassau Bahamas and Disney's private island Castaway Cay. To say we had a great time and made many wonderful memories is a HUGE understatement. Thanks Nana and Papa for loving our family so well!

Reasons I adore my son and milestones to remember:
~Attended 2 more weddings since you entered the world
~First vacation on the Disney Cruise and day at SeaWorld
~1st roll over from back to front while playing on your playmat
~Helped Daddy and Mommy celebrate two wonderful years of marriage while being babysat by Anthony and Stephanie
~Grandpa and Grandma came to visit to watch you while Daddy and Mommy packed for our first big road trip since you came along:)
~Had several playdates with neighbors and friends from church

Stats from your doctor's appnt:
We actually skip a month and don't go to the doctor until you are 4 months, but Mommy's guess is that you are 14-15 pounds!

Mommy is so in love with you! Each day you keep getting cuter and your smiles are adorable. You really are a happy boy unless you are hungry or sleepy. This month has brought many wonderful memories we will treasure for a lifetime. I affectionately call you my chunky monkey because of your love for eating and Mommy's good milk that is putting the pounds on you. Your beautiful blue eyes and blonde baby peach fuzz melts my heart every time I lay my eyes on you. Each day you continue to grow and change and become more active. This month was a big month for developing your interaction skills. Daddy and Mommy love the way that you smile each day and laugh with us often. You bring great joy to our hearts.

Two Months

Month Two was a busy month for you Elijah. You took your first road trip, more relatives came to visit and meet you for the first time, and Daddy watched you all by himself so Mommy could attend her Seminary wives class.

Here are a few reasons why I love you and milestones I want to remember:
~You eat every 3 hours and sometimes will go 5-6 hours in between feedings at night which is great!
~First small group outing at 4 weeks old and met more of Daddy and Mommy's friends
~First smile at 5 weeks old and 1st laugh at 11 weeks and yes they melted Momma's heart
~Slept 6 hours at 6 weeks old in between night feedings
~Walk at the park with your friend Canon and you loved it!
~Road trip to MD to see Nana and Papa- great traveler already
~First wedding of Mommy's old college friend Amanda
~1st boo-boo when Mommy and Nana were cutting your sweet fingernails

Stats from your doctor's appnt:
Weight- 13 pounds and 3 oz.
Length- 24 inches
Shots were also given to you sweet boy but you handled them well and Mommy cried more than you I believe

Month two just keeps getting better. You are becoming a professional eater and since your growth spurts occur every week Mommy feels like we have continued on with spending many hours a day b-feeding! But I am so thankful you are a healthy baby boy and continuing to grow strong. We love you so much and thank God all the time for the love He has given us for you. When you got your first shots Mommy cried and Daddy had to help both you and me keep it together. Knowing that this will only be the first time pain is experienced in your life reminds me to cling to Jesus and ask Him to make you a courageous man ready to fight the battle. My prayer for you this month is that you would understand that the love Mommy and Daddy have for you pales in comparison to the great love Jesus has you precious boy.

One Month

I know this post is well almost five months late but my new blogging goal is to create each of his month milestone posts before he turns six months in one week. We will have to see if this really happens.

Here are a few reasons why I love you and milestones to remember:
~Many people came to visit you at the hospital and when we arrived home you are already a very loved little boy!
~ Night 2 was spent in your crib and you did pretty well
~Gained back your birth weight and some by your 4 day old appnt...you love to eat:)
~Adjusted to b-feeding from the begining but Mommy enjoyed it starting at week 2 after her milk regulated
~1st bottle at 3 weeks old given by G.G. (Great Grandma) when she came to meet you and help Mommy
~1st babysitters (Nana and Grandma) when Mommy and Daddy went on a date at 3 weeks old
~Celebrated Easter Sunday and Christ's Resurrection at the Summit Church with both sides of the family

Stats from your doctor's appnt:
Weight- 11 lbs. and 12 oz.
Length- 22 and 3/4 inches

Mommy and Daddy love you so much and cannot believe the joy you have brought into our lives. This first month of life has been a time of adjustment but we would not trade it for anything. You really are a great baby! From the moment you were born your favorite past time has been eating. And although at times all I feel I do is feed you I love b-feeding and am thankful that it has worked so well for us! We began praying for you sweet boy since the moment we found out I was pregnant and now that you are here we will continue to pray that God will show you His love at a young age. You are a precious gift from the Lord and a blessing we do not deserve. Mommy and Daddy hope to teach you about Jesus and model the Gospel for you each day as you grow older. We love you our first born and look forward to many more months together!