Monday, August 30, 2010
Since we picked him up yesterday from Greg's parents he has been unusually tired. He has spent much of the last two days napping. He was kept busy with his 3 cousins to play with all weekend. David even slept through the night, something he has not done in a few weeks. Here he is rocking and sleeping in his swing, he looks so big now.
We thought we would try out a new toy today. He has a Jump-a-Roo that was given to him by our friends the Cox's. Angie has been wanting something new to play with during the day when she and David are home. So, Greg put it together. David has recently begun pushing on his feet, "standing" when we hold him. With this in mind we thought he would love jumping. We measured him and he is growing longer, 2 feet 1 inch - so yes he is ready for his new toy we thought. When Greg placed him in it he still did not touch the ground. No jumping quite yet, but he did like the lights, music, and toys that surrounded him!
Sunday, August 29, 2010
In March Greg and I celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary. At the time I was 8 months pregnant and beginning to feel fairly uncomfortable. For our anniversary Greg surprised me with a weekend to the Lake Austin Spa. He thought I would enjoy a nice relaxing massage and get a way. However, I felt like doing nothing and so my thoughtful husband called to change the date of our trip
Well, we took our get a way trip this weekend. It was hard to leave David, much harder than I imagined. He was in good hands with Greg's parents and we were only 30 minutes away, but I felt like I was missing something all weekend. I even carried a cloth napkin out of the restaurant because I am so used to always carrying a burp cloth
Greg had everything planned perfectly for us. Once we arrived we wished we had brought Greg's "fancy camera" because the grounds were so beautiful. We had a lake house room; it looked out onto a garden that backed up to the lake. He had massages scheduled for us Saturday evening. He made sure I had time to swim and relax by the pool. We even had time to sit out on our "front porch “and just enjoy each other. Greg has always tried to get me to do physical exercise on our vacations, but I always want to sleep in. This trip however, he had no problem getting me to join him as I have lots of baby weight to lose. We lucked out and had cool mornings, unusual for August in Austin. We ran around the lake and worked out in the gym that looked out onto the lake. We swam laps in the lap pool. I have to admit extra sleep would have been nice, I have not slept through the night in about a year, but I did feel good after our workout
It was so fun to have this time together. I do so much enjoy being with Greg, he just makes me happy. David enjoys Greg too! David lights up and smiles when he sees his Daddy.
Something that continued to play in my mind this weekend was a time that was difficult for us... the years it took to become pregnant. During this time adoption was a topic of conversation. Greg was comfortable with the idea, but as much as I wanted to be I just was not ready to accept adoption. I continued to pray for a child, not because of a need to be pregnant, but because I could not wait to see Greg in our children. And then, we found out we were expecting a baby boy. When we finally met David I saw Greg in him from day 1. We were given exaclty what I had asked for - Greg in our children. I hope that one day David can make someone just as happy as Greg makes David and I... we love this man!
Thank you Greg for such a thoughtful, fun, and relaxing weekend!
fun in the hammock
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Also this week David moved into his third size of diapers. Nothing real eventful about this except that he is growing oh so fast. As you can tell we are still thrilled to be David's parents!
waking up from a nap - sitting up in his bed
taking a break from practicing rolling over
Friday, August 27, 2010
David exploring wrapping paper with his hands and mouth. He also liked the ribbon.
cute sweater vest with a Scottie dog
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Angie thought David would enjoy cooking. They went out to our garden picked the veggies and herbs for dinner. Angie pulled up David's high chair to the island. She rinsed the ingredients that had picked and began chopping. You can see that David looks just as thrilled about watching Angie cook as he did when he was watching soccer and football with Greg. Maybe cooking is not part of David's future either.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
getting all of our attention
happy, happy, happy
Bella tried to get attention, she brought toys to us to play with, sat in Angie's lap, barked, and when none of this worked she went upstairs to her kennel, drug out her favorite blanket, and made her own bed at the foot of our bed.
David trying to get Bella's attention - he tracks her as long as he can see her
David just being cute... or so we think
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
Here are a few pictures of David relaxing - it does seem he is very comfortable at home.
after setting the table for dinner Angie turned around to notice David had his feet up relaxing at the dinner table , he is already dressed for bedtime
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Today we celebrate three months with David and we could not be happier.
What we have learned about David:
he is happiest in the early mornings and right before bed
he enjoys a bath
he likes to watch faces and now even television
he likes being read to
he thinks singing is funny
he enjoys being entertained
he does not like his car seat
he does not like being left by himself in a room
he does not like to be hungry
he is not a napper
This week he began:
to notice tree branches above him
holding toys and blankets
high pitched squealing
24 hours old - our 2nd day with David
4 weeks with David (father's day weekend)
7 weeks with David
12 weeks with David (his baby dedication Sunday)
David's 3 month picture (91 days old today)
From the fullness of His grace, we have all received one blessing after another. - John 1:16
Thursday, August 19, 2010
David is working on rolling over and he is almost over. His pediatrician says this is a 4 month skill and David will be 3 months soon, so we are practicing. Hopefully we will make this 4 month milestone, here is what we have so far....
David on his back
turning to his side
not sure what just happened