Friday, November 24, 2006

No words.

I promise some more words soon. Until then, here is a little story:

The day before Thanksgiving we travelled to Dallas to meet our son's birthmom for the first time since placement. After a nice visit, I was finishing up his feeding and we were reflecting on our time together. The next thing you know:

Baby said, "Watch this, Miss Kelly - watch me puke all over my mom!" I was cracking up. Not that Kelly wanted to throw up on me, or wanted him to, but it just struck me as being very funny that this was the first time this has ever happened with him and his birthmom got to see him slime me! We had a great visit, and we look forward to seeing her again tres soon.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Matt, this one's for you!

This shirt says, "Little Longhorn," if you can't read it - I can't!

Sunday, November 12, 2006

New blog format

I guess this is a new, updated blogger format, but I don't see a difference. Oh, well.

Here is a cute picture of our son in his crib!

Yes, I know he is not to sleep among items like blankets, crib bumber, etc., but he is not sleeping here yet.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Big boy

I am getting so big, I must weigh over 6 lbs.!

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

You are so beautiful.

A year ago I bought a lullaby CD for our future baby. I did not know who he or she would be, but I was looking forward to being a lullaby mama.

Yesterday I listened to this CD for the first time. Not for the first time with baby, although yes it was, but the first time I ever listened to it.

I will tell you what it is when I have more time, but I just wanted to share how overwhelmed with joy and love I am when I listen to that CD with my new son. One of the songs on there, and it is all piano music, is You Are So Beautiful by Lionel Richie.

You are so beautiful to me.
You're everything I hoped for,
You're everything I need.
You are so beautiful to me.

We hoped and prayed for this baby for a long time, and he is finally here. I will never forget the first time I listened to that CD with my sweet baby. We got some video of us listening to it yesterday, and I think if you were to see it you would likely expire.

When my friend Lara first held her baby in her arms, the look on her face was brighter than a thousand stars. I could not look at it without crying. It's my turn now to carry that look. I am amazed and how much we love this guy, who is not our flesh and blood, but who is a part of our hearts.

We love because He first loved us.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Newborn babies don't do much, do they?

At least that we can see with our eyes. I'm sure tons and tons and piles and oodles of things are happening inside!

In looking for another picture to post, I notice that all our pictures are either baby eating, sleeping, or looking hungry or sleepy. Baby guy did lose his umbilical cord stump (what a disturbing word), so that was a thrill. I cried - our baby boy is growing up!

It's so tempting to try to hurry him along in my mind, fantasizing about what it will be like when he is a little older and more alert, but then I remind myself that I will look back from those days thinking, "Oh, remember when he was a newborn and so sweet?"

Live for the present - God's got the future covered!

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Aw, man! Nice timing.

We were taking some video yesterday of our little guy, and I was commenting about how my back hurt a little and I needed to be careful. After all, I didn't want my back to go out like Uncle Jose's. Cut to 5 minutes later and I'm lying on the floor crying in pain because that is exactly what happened.

I had to have my bob (i.e. husband) carry me to the bed, with me whimpering, crying and trying not to panic and make it worse.

The end result was me lying in bed all afternoon and evening and Bob taking care of the baby all night long. I can walk today and sit up to feed him, but I'm afraid to bend over to change a diaper or to carry him too much until my back is better.

Here is a picture of me trying to continue the bonding process with Baby Guy, and him loving it!

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

We did it!

Baby's first bath at home! He certainly did not love the sponge bath, but he didn't wail the whole time either. It felt like quite an accomplishment. We made a pact before we started that we would laugh instead of stress if it was a disaster. We knew we'd look back and laugh anyway. Now if I could finally get the picture to upload! Blogger has been kicking my butt today.

I have a homemade calzone baking in the oven right now. Thanks, Jeanne!

Come on, picture...