He's home!! He's home!! It was sooo much fun that we got to go in there and surprise him! He came walking out with such a serious expression on his face, and didn't even look into the crowd of waiting families. The guy he was with saw me and smiled, but Tim was totally oblivious! So I walked up to him and stood in front of him, and he looked at me with this blank stare. And then suddenly his whole face broke into a smile and he said, "Heyyy!!! What are you guys doing here??" It was totally worth it, even though Nick was cranky, and his plane was 40 minutes late! Now for some pictures of Daddy and his little boy:
So happy to be holding his son in our home!
And just for fun, what a cute little boy in a cute little outfit courtesy of Lisa (MsKoala)! Thanks, Lisa, we LOVE it!!!!
Nick turned two months old on December 17th, 2007! I just cannot believe my little guy is getting so big already!! He is doing so much new stuff everyday, I almost cannot keep up with him. Here are some of his recent milestones:
- Smiles at us when we smile at him, or when he sees us after a period of long absence (like when he's sleeping and then wakes up)
- Tracks us around the room
- Stands up on both feet with very little support from us under the arms!
- Holds his head up about 85% of the time
- Increasingly verbal with his coos and "aah" sounds
- More and more alert, happy time everyday, especially after he wakes up from his afternoon nap
- Sucks on his thumb and fist
- Loves to watch new things that move, like toys, animals, etc.
- Does not like to be separated from Mommy (awww!)
I LOVE this little boy so much, it's just astounding to me. I had no idea how much and how strong it would get! He and I have such an amazing connection - we intuitively know how the other is feeling. He reflects my moods much of the time, and he needs me for comfort more than anyone else (poor Dad!). He had his 2-month appointment on the 17th, and he now weighs 10 lbs, 3 oz and is 22 and 7/8ths inches long. He also got his shots at that appointment. He screamed, and I cried - it was awful! I picked him up and held him and he stopped crying almost immediately. It was soooo sad, because as soon as I picked him up, he looked at me and stuck his lip out and made a "Maaaa" sound like he was saying, "Mama, help me!" It broke my heart (and the nurses' hearts, too, they both felt horrible when he did that!). I cried longer than he did, LOL. I hate that we have to go back and do that again in two more months, but I know it's for the best. *Sigh* I hate seeing him unhappy!
Merry Christmas! I almost cannot believe that this year, our house will be filled with the joy and laughter that comes with having a child in your home on Christmas day. But then all I have to do is look over at you - at your sweet, content, sleeping face and know that I really AM this blessed. For the longest time, I prayed and hoped for a sweet baby to love. Little did I know that my prayers would be answered in the biggest way. I could never have dared hope for a more beautiful child than you. You radiate warmth and love from your every pore! You are the most gentle-natured, mild-mannered baby I have ever seen. I don't know what your father and I did to deserve you, but we're not complaining. Just looking at you makes my heart sing with joy. I love your Dad so much, and to know that we created such a perfect little being together - the feeling is at best indescribable. You are my heart and soul, my pride and joy. I will always, always love you, protect you and nurture you. As long as I am alive, you never have to worry about having a place to go where you can hide away from the world, where you can be without judgment. Thank you for giving me the greatest gift I have ever received - the gift of motherhood.