We left on Tuesday morning at 10:00 not knowing what to expect on a 7 hour drive with a 5, 4, 1 year old, and a 2 month old. Boy, were we in for a surprise. They were awesome. The ride seemed more like 4 hours and everyone was so well behaved. Each day was a new adventure. We ate out at yummy restaurants, did some great shopping, enjoyed the beach and pool and the big kids even got to go go-cart racing with Maymie and mommy. We all can't wait to get back to Destin. Thank you Maymie for a wonderful trip!
Monday, June 14, 2010
My little boy had his two month appointment today and boy has he grown. He weighs 12 lbs 14 ounces which is 75th percentile and is 24 and 1/2 inches long which is 93rd percentile! He's definitely a Sensing. It was really hard to watch him get his shots but I think he did so well. Just a little lip quiver and a few high pitched screams and then he was done. Just needed to be held by mommy. Hopefully he won't get a bad fever or be too sore. I'm so thankful he's so healthy. It's wonderful. Now if I can be a strong mommy and just stick to breastfeeding, meaning no solid food, til at least 6 months like the doctor said, he'll be in real good shape. We'll see.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
The end of month two is quickly approaching. Weston is laughing and smiling way more than he's fussing and crying. It's amazing how much they mature in just a matter of weeks. I'm loving every minute of it. I talk to him and read to him alot, and even though he doesn't have a clue what I'm saying, I know he knows how much I love him and that my world revolves around him. His smile melts my heart. I caught this moment of him pulling his towel back and I thought for sure he was about to say peekaboo. He sleeps so well during the day now. I can actually lay him down while he's still awake and he'll close his eyes after just a few soft whimpers. I swaddle him, turn on his mobile, pull his blanket over him, say 'I love you' and 'go to sleep' and he knows exactly what to do. He talks a lot and I'm afraid he's going to be his father's son when it comes to communication. I guess its better than not talking at all. Besides I fell in love with his father so I'm sure every one will fall in love with him too, despite the fact that he likes to talk too much. haha.
Friday, June 4, 2010
Five years ago today, I married the love of my life. But I have to be honest with you, I don't feel the same way about my husband as I did when we first got married. Sure, I still think he's handsome, has a great sense of humor and know that he is a true man of God but I could never have dreamed he would have made me as happy as I am today being his wife. I love him all the more. He has given me forgiveness for my faults, encouragement for my crazy endeavors, desire for my love and laughter for all the right moments. Now, we are blessed with a beautiful baby boy and he is our greatest accomplishment thus far. To have created something so pure and sweet together and watch him grow each day has been the most amazing experience. I love my husband dearly and hope God blesses our marriage with many years to come. Happy Anniversary, baby.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
I took this picture of Maymie, Paisley and Weston on Memorial Day. So special. At the time, I just thought well what a cute picture, but as I took another look I realized it was the oldest and youngest grandbaby. It made me think of how fast the past 5 years have flown by and how our family has been blessed with ten precious healthy children. I truly believe God brings this kind of joy to our lives to show us how wonderful life can be if we just follow His will. Its so simple, yet so many people struggle to see it. I say a prayer for those who are searching that they will open their eyes to see this gift God has bestowed upon us. And I pray that I do my part to shine my light on their path. My sweet Weston has yet to begin his journey but I know each day is a piece in his whole picture of life and I am a huge influence on how it will be shaped. I will bring as much wisdom, love and happiness to his life as I can and pray that he will see the gift that I see.