Saturday, February 28, 2009

Shrade is 3 months old!

My big boy!

Mr. Happy!

Shrade is now 3 months old.

Activities Shrade attends:
*Nursery during church and Bible study
*Mom and Baby group on Tuesday mornings
*Library story time on Friday mornings

What Shrade can do:
*Rolling over
*Strong grip
*Goes to sleep at night without crying
*Takes good naps
*Stands on legs when supported
*Holds head upright without support
*Sleeps 7-8 hours during the night
*Eats every 3 hours

Shrade having fun with daddy!

My sleeping angel

What Shrade likes to do:

*Looking at books
*Likes being held and cuddled
*Likes music
*Likes being tickled (Mama does- Creep mousy)

Shrade now weighs 14 lbs and 14 oz. He is 25 inches long.

We are so happy to enjoy each day with our little boy. He is developing quite a little personality. Last Wednesday he had a perfect feed/wake/sleep schedule. However, when our home group arrived that night he did not take his nap as usual. I was holding him (he was facing the group) and I made a comment about how uncooperative he was being at the moment and he gave the biggest smile to the group and everyone started laughing!

Thank you Lord, for our little Shrade who brings us so much joy!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Being a mom

I never thought being a mom could be so fun and yet so full of questions.

Everyday I wake up to the happy face of my sweet little boy. I feed and change him. He likes to talk to me and loves listening to music. We daily read stories and his face lights up! It's a treasure. Sometimes I wonder if I am doing enough for him or taking care of him the way I should. I love holding and cuddling him and am so thankful that he goes to bed at night without crying.

I sometimes feel discouraged about the weight that I gained and am not able to get rid of it as fast as I would like. I know this is common for all moms. I just have to look at my son to know that every pound is worth it all.

When he cries my heart goes out to him and wonders how I can make his sadness go away. I do think he cute "little man cry face" is adorable though!

Most of all, I am so thankful to God for giving me this task of being a mom. I always dreamed about it and what it would be like. When I found out I was pregnant I didn't really know I would feel so much love for such a little person. It is a privilege to take care of my sweet son. I pray for him everyday that God would use his life to glorify Him! Will you join me in praying for this Baby Blessing?