Monday, January 17, 2011

Ten Months

Elijah you just turned ten months old! This month has been filled with many firsts some of them not as fun as others. You cut teeth #'s 7 and 8 back to back and also had your first ear infection. On Christmas morning we found you sitting up in your crib for the first time and it was just a few days later that you learned to pull up and stand. The only problem is you have not figured out how to sit back down:) Next you took your first crawl at a friend's house and have been mobile ever since! When you look in the mirror you will say hi and wave to yourself it is so cute.

Reasons why I adore my son and milestones to remember:
~ you still love fruit but will eat almost anything we put in front of you
~ you enjoy nursing and Momma enjoys rocking and cuddling with you even if it is in the middle of the night
~you were a trooper and traveled to Lynchburg so Momma could finish up a grad class intensive
~ celebrating your first Christmas was priceless and we will remember it always
~hearing you constantly babble and say the word "bob" brings a smile to my face any time of the day

Stats from your doctor's appnt:
No doctor's appointment this month except for when you were sick with your ear infection.

This month was both so joyous yet so trying at different times. You came down with a bad ear infection one day before we were supposed to leave for Mommy's intensive in Lynchburg. Thankfully Nana was already planning on watching you and she did an amazing job nursing you back to health. Each night we were there was very rough for you and I felt so sorry that you could not get comfortable, sleep well, and wanted to eat constantly because of your antibiotic. I think you also just wanted some extra snuggle time with Momma since it was the first time we were apart all day! I will remember those sleepless nights and the grace of the Lord that brought us through that hard week. HIs strength alone carried both of us and I pray that you will come to know this personally very soon. I will always love you and strive to take care of you the best way I know how, but in the end I will fail often and the Lord's grace will have to cover me.

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