Sunday, January 31, 2010
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Enjoy the pictures!
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Most of you know that MY Mema, my mom's mom, was one of the most remarkable and wonderful people in the world. It's hard to believe that she passed away almost 7 years ago. More than anything, I wish she could meet Henry.
As I was thinking about Henry smiling, I wondered if he was connecting with angels that he played with in Heaven before he came to us.
And then it occurred to me. I wonder if God let Mema meet Henry before sending him to us. What a beautiful thought! I can imagine Mema in an old rocking chair (pulled up right beside Mrs. Helen Freeman--Helen Foster's mother--for sure!) with a teeny tiny Henry curled up in her lap. I can imagine her rocking him and telling him all about how she rocked me when I was a tiny baby. I can imagine her singing to him the beautiful lullabys she sung to me.
And I imagine when Henry falls alseep, he looks up into Heaven and sees Mema smiling at him and telling him how much she misses him.
Thank you for taking such good care of my Henry before we got him, Mema. I miss you so much.
Monday, January 25, 2010
Here's sweet cousin Addie doing an awesome job holding Henry when he was 4 days old.
And here's Addie holding her sweet Henry when he was 40 days old.
As we come to You to ask your blessing on Henry David, we are so grateful for the many blessings You have already poured out on us. Henry is the most wonderful gift and we thank You so much for the honor of being his Mom and Dad. We thank You for the love of his extended family, many of whom are here tonight to share this precious moment with us. And we thank You for this new family, All Souls Charlottesville, a community of your people who have, collectively and individually, been shining examples of both heavenly grace and earthly hospitality.
We ask, Lord, that You bless this new life. We pray that You will, even now, create a yearning in his heart for You that is met and renewed, every day.
We pray, Lord, that You bless his heart. May he love and be loved with a compassion that comes from You. May he turn to You in times of heartache and not forget You in times of joy.
We ask, Lord, that you bless his mind. Minimize the distance between You and he, when temptations present themselves, by reminding him of Your infinite and unwavering goodness.
We pray, Lord, that you bless his body. May he remember that it is your temple and may it be nourished, healthy, and whole.
Lord, be his shepherd, his beacon, his grace, his salvation.
We ask these things in Jesus' name.
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Sunday, January 17, 2010
I suppose it's kind of late in the day for Henry to be too talkative. But I thought I'd try. Wouldn't you know, I put him in his swing so that I could upload and post the video. Well, as soon as he heard it playing he started talking and talking in his swing. Go figure! One day we'll get a video of him when he has a lot to say. Until then, this will have to do.
We've officially joined the "Dad is in charge of bath time" club. Andrew gave Henry a bath on Saturday night. In the internet age of not knowing where the photos end up, I'm not going to post any naked Henry pics. Maybe we'll get some cute photos of him in his bath where he isn't so exposed. But, here's a very clean Henry wrapped up and getting warmed up in daddy's arms.
Henry arrived in the wee hours of the morning on December 15, 2009...at 12:56 am exactly. After a day of labor and 2.5 hours of pushing, Henry was delivered via c-section by my FAVORITE doctor, Ann Carr. She was wonderful and the surgery was incredibly smooth. As a result, my recovery has gone very well.
That makes Henry 1 month and 2 days old. It is so hard to believe he's that old already. And boy is he getting big. We aren't due for another doctor's appointment for him until February 19. But I might have to sneak into the office sometime before then and have him weighed. I'm anxious to know how big he is!
I don't want to jinx anything, but Henry has been the easiest baby I could ever imagine. He has never gotten upset to the point where he couldn't easily be soothed. And when he does get "upset" it's more like a few grunts and a squeal. He almost never cries. In fact, when he was about 3 weeks old, Andrew looked at me and asked, "Should we be worried that he hasn't really cried yet?" He eats like a champ, sleeps in his crib with no problem--in fact, he happily goes down before even being asleep as long as he has his pacifier (oh and isn't picky about which pacifier in the least bit!)--loves his bath time, has never cried once during tummy time, and is just the happiest baby. His favorite place in the house, as discovered by Mema, is his changing table. After he's finished eating, he gets a diaper change and then is happy to just hang on the changing table, cooing, smiling, singing, talking. He just loves it. Aunt Krista must have put a magic spell on that table when she bought it...or Uncle Greg and Krista put in some happy dust when they put it together.
You all have seen almost all of the photos we've taken so far. So I won't paste any here. But moving forward I will. I'm looking forward to getting back to blogging and sharing the amazing moments with our angel boy.