Monday, November 25, 2013

Ba - Da - Ba - Ba - Ba... I'm Loving It!

Yes, I am that cheesy that I used the McDonald's theme song in my post title. Admit it. You love me for it. ;)

He is 6 and a half weeks old already!! Wow, how did that happen?! We honestly can not imagine our lives without this little guy. He has been a total joy and has also taught us so much about finding our strength and rest in The Lord already! (I mean that quite literally!) He has had pretty bad reflux and colic. (Before you ask, yes, we have tried gripe water, zantac, mylanta, peppermint oil, positioning, rice cereal, scheduling, swaddling, swinging, placing on the dryer, pacifier, white noise, specialty formula, and many other things to soothe) Unfortunately, with some babies, you just have to follow some of the advice many parents give: Just cry it out. (I'm not talking about the baby...) We have been a bit sleepy pretty exhausted, but like I said, we are truly finding our strength and rest in The Lord, and it has actually been a very sweet time, in spite of lack of sleep. I could not be more grateful for the fact that our sweet little guy loves to cuddle when he's unhappy. It melts my heart and makes me feel like I am his only source of comfort - which fills my heart to the brim!

I have to say, he is the cutest little guy on the planet, and now that a lot of the fussies are starting to dwindle, he is developing the sweetest personality!! He will smile with his whole face, and he has these tiny little dimples that pop up when he's really excited. He LOVES to swing, and he really loves it when his dad flies him around the room like an airplane. He is so strong already! He holds his head up and pushes himself all the way up during tummy time. He met Santa for the first time last week during the open house at his dad's shopping center. He just looked up into his face and stared at all of the Christmas lights. He got to experience snow for the first time yesterday, too! So many firsts!! He has become such a sweet, fun baby! I am mostly just glad that he is feeling better!! I was starting to ache just seeing him cry so much.

I truly wish I could post a ton of pictures!! I promise I will once the adoption has finalized in April. I can not express how much it means to have so much support and so many sweet comments from you all. We know we have been blessed beyond measure, and I thank God daily for this sweet little boy!


Anonymous said...

So glad to hear! Marvel in the wonder of a baby boy at Christmas -the time we celebrate the ultimate Baby Boy's arrival :)
XO, Mari-beth

Vicky said...

So glad to hear he's doing better! Something a lot of people don't realize: Chiropractic care is GREAT for resolving colic. Give it a try some time! Congrats on your little boy!