Wednesday, February 22, 2012
We had a VERY low key day for Wesley on his birthday. We played outside, took naps, had pizza and apple sauce for dinner. This kid can eat. He at a whole piece of pizza and an enormous bowl of apple sauce.
I tried to spend most of the day holding Wesley as I am nursing my own denial that my baby is one. He really wanted nothing to do with that since he's more interested in practicing walking! Now the series of pictures from his first cake eating are awesome. I have never seen anything like it...Clara was rather timid when she ate her cupcake and it was a sheer miracle that Judah even tasted the frosting. Wesley, well he was a whole other story.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Oh my, Wesley turns 1 next week. I am in denial. This is the first "first birthday" that we've experienced that we are not preggers with our next one. It's a weird feeling, usually I am rushing the baby-hood out the door knowing that the next one will be filling the shoes...I am usually contemplating when we will be transitioning to the big kid bed, encouraging walking (or in Clara's case any movement at all), packing up the bottles and going cold turkey to the sippy cup, encouraging self feeding and a whole myriad of other "one year milestones". This time around it's much more gradual. I am savoring each morning that I have to still give Wesley a bottle, celebrating that I still get to wear him in the sling because he's not walking (but he's closer than any other babe we've had at one...go figure) and just loving up every last second of his first year. It's bitter sweet for sure!
I have always introduced Wesley as the easiest baby...to everyone we meet. My second line is always "he's God's mercy in a little package. Having our third could have been a lot worse!". It's so true though and for this Owen and I praise the Lord every day. Wesley meshed into our family so well--not that there hasn't been adjustment or hard days, but God was merciful to us when He created this chill laid back little guy! I cannot wait to see how that continues in life.
|Now a family of 5|
|Wesley at around 8 weeks|
|Happiest baby ever|
|Truly turning into a toddler, he looks SO much like Judah!|