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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

10 Months old

Mr. Boy is 10 months old today! It's unbelievable really. It is amazing to think about how far he's come in that time. Just two weeks ago Mr. Boy was able to sit up by himself for the first time. He has made no attempts to roll or crawl yet, but he has been enjoying sitting up immensely. He no longer has to sit in his car seat in the back of the cart while grocery shopping. This is also great for mommy since carrying him in the car seat is getting to be HEAVY.  I consider myself to have great arm strength, but even my beastly arms have their limits. :) Observe Mr. Boy's new freedom:
He's in shock that his mom let him sit in the kiddy seat
kick'n it at Goodwill
Mr. Boy is so silly these days, it is a joy to stay home with him everyday. He has 3 bottom teeth now and working on his 4th, no signs of any top teeth. Feeding has been a bit of a challenge... we've been trying to feed him baby food for 2 months now without any progress. He doesn't seem to be interested and either spits it out or gags it up. Our speech therapist is helping us out, but the GI specialist says that because of all his vomiting and medical history, he may just have issues eating probably till school-age, with taking longer to eat and gaging a lot and not eating much. But I have decided that this will not happen. This baby will eat properly, enjoy it, keep it down and get this tube out of his nose (they could surgically insert the tube in his side and we feed him with a tube there, but that brings a host of other issues I am not prepared to deal with, so let's just be done with tubes all-together shall we?)!!! That's just what I've decided anyway. :)

not wanting to eat his bananas
So currently we have a physical therapist visiting to help him become mobile, a speech therapist to help with eating, and on average one Doctor visit each week. We are truly enjoying these days as Mr. Boy grows and plays, creates new sounds and quirks.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Grandparents!!!!

Recently my mother visited (from Jacksonville, Florida) during Mr. Boy's spine surgery to help out during that time. Mr. Boy doesn't let people other than myself or David hold him at all... ever. Even our therapist attest that this isn't your typical baby phase... it's just Mr. Boy.  Everywhere we go outside of church, he gets shots, poked, examined, etc so you can imagine he is wary of just about anyone who approaches to touch him. At church he just scowls at everyone with a deeply concerned expression. So my mother was here a week and on her last day she finally attempted to hold him after building rapport with him from a distance:



David's parents visited (from Denver, Colorado) over Memorial weekend and also were able to hold our little man. Yay! No frontal holds, but a backwards hold will do for now!





Family photo! My parents took a trip last week to visit my sister and her husband in LA, and so we all skyped while they were there. My brother-in-law Daric, took the pic of my parents and sister behind their computer where they are skyping us, and you can even see Daric in the photo too in the little box in the bottom left corner of their computer screen.

Monday, September 12, 2011

"All I can say"

After I posted the blog about being spiritually weary in this season, several of you sent sweet messages and words of encouragement. One such message came a few days ago and the sender mentioned that the song, "All I can say," by David Crowder Band, reminded them of how I was feeling. So I bought it on itunes of course and listened to it. :) After weeping and praying, I decided to share the lyrics with all of you:

Lord I'm tired
So tired from walking
And Lord I'm so alone
And Lord the dark
Is creeping in
Creeping up
To swallow me
I think I'll stop
Rest here a while

Chorus:
And this is all that I can say right now
And this is all that I can give
And this is all that I can say right now
And this is all that I can give, thats my everything

And didn't You see me cry'n?
And didn't You hear me call Your name?
Wasn't it You I gave my heart to?
I wish You'd remember
Where you sat it down

Chorus:
And this is all that I can say right now, i know its not much.
But this is all that I can give, yeah thats my everything.
This is all that I can say right now [right now], i know its not much.
But this is all that I can give, yeah thats my everything.

Bridge:
I didn't notice You were standing here
I didn't know that
That was You holding me
I didn't notice You were cry'n too
I didn't know that
That was You washing my feet

And this is all that I can say right now, oh i know its not much.
But this is all that I can give, yeah thats my everything.
This is all that I can say right now [right now], i know its not much.
But this is all that I can give, yeah thats my everything.
And this is all that I can say right now, oh i know its not much.
But this is all that I can give, yeah thats my everything.

yeah thats my everything [2x]




I guess sometimes it's ok to the let the Lord hold you, when you don't have the strength to hold on. 
Gazing toward Jesus