Friday, May 29, 2009

Beck is four months old!!!

Happy four-month birthday to Beck! I felt like we should throw a little party or something! Every month is so exciting when they're so little. :) Beck was pretty excited about his special day too:

Beck is perfect. We love him! Here are some recent things we love about him:
--when he tries to hold his bottle (and usually ends up knocking it out of his mouth)
--when he squeals out of pure happiness!
--that he loves "kicking back" and putting his little hands behind his head
--when you're not smiling at him, and he looks at you like, "What's wrong?"
--that he's not quite as restless anymore (thank goodness!)
--when he squeals like a girl when he's whining
--when he's talking and has his hands together and his little eyebrows furrowed the slightest bit, like he's having a serious conversation :)
--that he's happy and smiley 99% of the time
--his overly dramatic meltdowns :)
--his first smile of the morning, when he's totally groggy, but so happy, his smile can barely fit on his face
--his beautiful blue eyes
--his squirminess
--that he rolled over today!
--his "social skills" :) (he is so interactive and cute!)
--that he loves people and loves to be held and cuddled
--that he loves to chew on everything possible (even Adam's hair the other day!)
--that he loves his mom and dad!

p.s. Any advice on introducing solids?

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Beck walking at 3 1/2 months :)

Beck loves to practice walking! He's been doing this for the past couple of weeks. We're holding his hands, but not pulling him or supporting his body weight--promise. :) Strong kid!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

So grateful for motherhood

Happy Mothers' Day, everyone--those with children and those without! My life has been touched by so many mothers. First and foremost, my own mother, who is one of the friendliest, happiest people I have ever known. I truly consider her one of my best friends, and am so grateful to have such a close relationship with her. I am also so grateful to have "gained" a second mother almost four years ago. :) I look up to and have learned so much from her.

I am especially grateful this year to call myself a mother. I love Beck so much. He has changed our lives, increased our love (and patience!) and brings us so much happiness.

I know there are some today who are hurting, who think they may not ever be able to celebrate Mothers' Day for themselves. I have been there. Don't lose hope! Last year on this day I could hardly hold myself together because I longed so much to be a mother; this year I could hardly hold myself together because I am one!

The Lord watches over each one of us, and I know we are all here to be mothers to God's children and our own. I know families can be together forever and am so grateful to have that knowledge, and to have a wonderful family to spend forever with.

Love you all! Thank you for being my mothers (and sisters!). :) Happy Mothers' Day!