Thursday, July 28, 2011

3 Months Old and Growing!!!

Taking a walk with your cousins, Aunt Ash, Grandma Christner, and Mommy. Sooo big!!

First trip to the ER, and this is how relaxed you are. :)

Hanging in the shade with Grandpa at the pool on 4th of July

Days at Aunt Ash's are filled with tons of love from these two!

Three months! Smilin' at Momma!

Well, Buddy, you're three months old today!!! It's hard to believe, and yet, I hardly remember what life was like before you came along. What a joy it is to have you here and watch you grow. We love you so much.

I love to just listen to you and all your noises. Yesterday I was watching you sleep and all I could do was thank God for the miracle you are. He formed you so perfectly and I pray He always watches over you and protects you. You are so fun at this age. You laugh and giggle and make all kinds of noises. You would think you're really trying to tell us something. I just don't know what it is. :)

You didn't have a Doctor's appointment this month so I don't know EXACTLY how big you are, but you're around 13 lbs. and 25 in. long. You're a big boy, and you keep growing!!! :) Oh, and you still look SO much like your Daddy. He wonders if that means he's cute, too. I think so. :)

You're sleeping through the night still. You go to bed around 9:15 and wake up around 6 to eat. You go to bed again until anywhere between 9 and 10:30. Good boy!!! You'll have lots of brothers and sisters if you keep this up.

Some of your favorite things to do right now are just study faces and coo and giggle. You love baseball, whether we're at Daddy's church softball games or you're watching the Cubs stink it up. You love sitting in your Bumbo seat, playing in your bouncy play set, and chew on your hands. At this point, it seems Gavin can make you smile the biggest. He's so sweet with you. So is Graci. They play with you at Aunt Ash's: Gavin boxes with you (you got him in the eye), and Graci plays dress up...oh the things you'll have to endure with girls around. :) Uncle AJ had to too, and he turned out! You've been staying with Aunt Ash and the kids while Mommy and Daddy work. You've been so good for the most part. I hope you realize someday how much you are loved and how blessed you are to have such great supports in our family.

Your favorite sing-along song is Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes. Every time I touch your nose you giggle and try to get my fingers with your mouth. I could do it all day to watch you light up. It melts my heart! My favorite song to sing to you is "I will be Here" by Steven Curtis Chapman:

Tomorrow morning if you wake up
And the sun does not appear,
I will be here.

If in the dark we lose sight of love,
Hold my hand and have no fear,
‘Cause I will be here.

I will be here when you feel like being quiet;
When you need to speak your mind, I will listen.
And I will be here when the laughter turns to crying;
Through the winning, losing, and trying, we’ll be together,
‘Cause I will be here.

Tomorrow morning if you wake up
And the future is unclear,
I will be here.

As sure as seasons are made for change,
Our lifetimes are made for years,
So I will be here.

I will be here, so you can cry on my shoulder;
When the mirror tells us we’re older, I will hold you.
And I will be here to watch you grow in beauty,
And tell you all the things you are to me;
I will be here.

I will be true to the promise I have made,
To you and to the One who gave you to me.

As sure as seasons are made for change,
Our lifetimes are made for years,
So I, I will be here.
We'll be together and i will be here.

This song encompasses so much of everything I feel for you. I will ALWAYS be here for you. Our lives will not always be filled with laughter, but I'll try to find the blessings in the rain. You will not always be young, but even when we're older, I will still hold you. I'm here to watch you grow. There may be times of struggle, fear, uncertainty, but I promise you, Daddy and I are always here. The song says "I will be true to the promise I have made, to you and to the One who gave you to me." These promises I make to you, I make to the Lord. He blessed Daddy and I with you and we promise Him that we will look after you with love. We will never know what the future holds, but I promise to take one day at a time and live for the memories we make. I hope as you grow you will hear this song I sing to you and remember the meaning of the song.

On another note, I've been thinking a lot about what you will be like when you grow up...will you be tall and athletic? Or will your focus be music? Academics? Will you be a Doctor? A Business man? A pastor? What will you be? The only conclusion I can come to is, "I don't care" as long as you stay true to your faith and always strive to put Him first. I'm already praying for the decisions you will have to make in life, and I'm remembering there are more important things in life than whether you can run fast, have the best grades, make the most money, are the best singer. It's about Him. I trust Him to show you HIS will, not ours.

Let me now give you your run down of your last month...

You started to love listening to your voice right after two-months. You will put yourself to sleep just listening to it. I LOVE it. On July 2nd, you had your first trip to the ER. You were sleeping sooo much, and your breathing was a little labored. It was 4th of July weekend, so I didn't want to wait until Tuesday to be sure everything was off we went to the ER. They did a chest X-ray. Your heart and lungs looked perfect. Phew. They took your oxygen saturation levels. You were at 100%. Phew. They checked for RSV. Negative. Phew...bad news...we still didn't know why. Daddy and I felt better, though, that we could mark all those off so we headed back to the Weinberg's with pizza for Faith's 10 birthday. It was sooo nice to be with them all day.

On the 4th of July, you, Daddy, Grandpa, Grandma, and I started our morning with breakfast at Tiffany's and then a nice boat ride out a the lakes. So relaxing and you LOVED your first boat ride. You slept through most of it. :) Then, we headed back to the pool for some more fun with a lot of your family. You stayed with Grandma Great, Poppy Doc, Auntie Jill and Auntie Casey while we went to the parade to watch your cousins ride with Uncle AJ. We had a cookout as always back and the house, and watch fireworks. Of course, you rolled with the punches and were so good the whole day. Unfortunately, Daddy had to work at night so he missed out on most of the action. :(

On July 7th Mommy had her LAST day of class!!! Oh my!!! You celebrated by sleeping the ENTIRE night 10 pm- 10 am. Thanks, buddy! :)

We had a good weekend, and on Sunday the 10th, you, Grandpa, Grandma and I headed to your first trip to the LaGrange County Fair for your first Rodeo. Daddy was again working. :( But we had fun! Not a single person rode the broncos OR the bulls. Oh well, we enjoyed the elephant ear afterward! We spent a lot of time walking around the fair that week and on Friday you had your first horseback ride with Aunt Carli and Windsor. You enjoyed it...for awhile. Then you were done. :)

You started rolling right over from back to stomach on July 18th. We went to Battle Creek again for Aunt Sheryl's surprise 55th birthday. She was shocked. Ryan flew home and surprised her. All your family was there and they adore you!!!

On the 24th you had your 1st trip to the Elkhart County Fair. Daddy was working the fair so we just went and ate dinner with him. It was sooo hot, so luckily we got to eat inside. You were a trooper though, no crying at all!

We didn't do a whole lot this month, but this weekend, Daddy is changing jobs!!!! He will be home every night and every weekend. You will never know how much I've missed him these two years of marriage. Especially after you came. I am looking so forward to finally being a family of 3. I'm so thankful for him loving us so much to make the changes he needs to provide for us.

And now...we're waiting on baby Engle to arrive!!!

With that, Buddy...know how much we love you and how much we look forward to waking up EVERY day to see your smile, hear your voice, and see what new things you can do. We love you!!!



  1. As always, touches my heart. Brigham is truly a gift from God and I, too, hope he will know how much he is loved!!

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