Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Lucky 7

Yesterday was Johnathan's 7 week birthday, and boy, what a week! In Johnathan's 7th week his daddy graduation from medical school. Graduated people! Man, what a relief to have all that over with! Also, this past Sunday the mother of all baby showers was thrown for our sweet boy by his Nana. He had at least 30 visitors come see him, and ooh and aah over him for a couple of hours. It was fantastic.

One of the most special things from this past week was the baby dedication that was held for Johnathan at our old church, Matthew Road Baptist. We were able to say in public that we wish to raise our son in the ways of our Lord, Jesus Christ, trusting that in due time Johnathan will accept Him as his Savior. It was a beautiful thing to be able to be up there in church with our boy.

Other events in Johnathan's 7th week included getting to see his Tio, Tia and cousin Ava, visiting some of Aaron's good highschool friends, visits from numerous family members and friends, and of course, lots of hugs and kisses from his momma!:)

Oh, and Johnathan now weighs in at 9 pounds 14 ounces! What a chunker!

Monday, May 12, 2008

A long time in coming

Yesterday, for the first time in a long time, I CELEBRATED Mother's day as a mommy! For several years now, I have dreaded the day. It was always a sharp reminder of what I did not have, what I longed for, what was taken away. Yesterday however, brought joy that I haven't been able to feel in quite some time. I love being a mommy to my children.

Gideon, I love that you were my first baby. Conceived in love, carried with hope, sent HOME with the knowledge that we'll see you again someday.

Daniel, I love that you are in Heaven with your big brother. You are a comfort to me, and a reminder of all that I have waiting for me.

Angel babies, I love that I feel so connected with you sweet children, even though I have never seen you or felt you. You are just as much a part of me as your older brothers.

And, Johnathan, you're my salvation. You are the fulfillment of all my dreams and desires, and such a joy to hold, nourish and love. It is my prayer that you will come to know the Lord Jesus as your Savior, and that you will come to love Him just as your older siblings do.

I love you, my precious babies. Now and Forever.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

One Month Birthday!

Today marks Johnathan's one month birthday! *Happy Birthday, dear baby boy!* It's hard to believe that he's already been with us (outside my belly) for one whole month! Time is flying by, and in just one month Johnathan has changed so much.

This past week on Monday, Johnathan had a visit to his doctor to check on some reflux issues that he seemed to be having. The poor little guy's been spitting up a ton, so we wanted to see what the problem was. Johnathan's doctor wanted to do an upper GI just to make sure that nothing more serious was happening, so on Tuesday we went to Driscoll Children's hospital, and Johnathan had an X-ray to check out his insides. Everything came back normal, thank the Lord, and it looks like he's just dealing with normal baby reflux. He's on some medicine to help settle his tummy, and we've also tried to keep up upright as much as possible to prevent his food from coming back up. At night he's been sleeping in his bouncy chair, and the incline seems to really help his ability to sleep. What a change from the sleepless nights we were having when he slept flat in his bassinet.

Here are some pics from today of our dear boy. He's grown to about 8 pounds (what a chunk!), and is over 20 inches long now. We are still enjoying every second with our little guy...even the late nights and early mornings!:)