Saturday, October 30, 2010

How they grow!

Zeke will be 6 months old this week. That's half a year! Wowsers, already! He's gotten to be such a big boy...literally. He's HUGE! This was 4 months....

He loves to "talk". And make weird noises. And smile. And laugh. And melt my heart.

He's getting so smart, too! He's definately picked up on the whole when-I-cry-someone-will-eventually-pick-me-up. He got his first two teeth a couple weeks ago. (Two adorable little chiclets in the bottom of his mouth) He likes to bite & put everything possible in his mouth. He is such a good boy, too. Such a happy, pleasant baby...usually. He's obsessed with food. Someone has snuck him Pepsi at some point because he screamed & grabbed for a Pepsi can yesterday.

I love to watch Zeke & his Daddy together. Noah is such a great Dad & it totally shows. They bond by watching the History channel and Star Wars. Yes, Zeke actually likes to watch it. And his Daddy bought him a Star Wars poster for his room. I know...cheesy. (But I compromised since I never let Noah touch the home decor)
I am just so amazed at not only how much a baby can grow from a tiny cell into a small (well, 9lb 90z) baby in just 9 months but how much in just 6 months he has grown physically, mentally, & emotionally.

I've always wondered why mom's would say they stare at their children while they sleep. I figured eventually you would get bored with it. But every night after Zeke has gone to sleep, I stare at him for a few minutes and give God thanks for such an amazing creation. We waited so long to have a baby and I had almost accepted that it may never happen. I am so fortunate to have such a wonderful husband & healthy happy baby. God couldn't have given me greater gifts.

For this child I prayed
and the Lord has granted me what I asked of Him.
1 Samuel 1:27

I strive & will always strive to not only be a great mother but to provide a home to my sweet boy of stability, love, kindness, compassion, mercy, strength, & Godliness.