Three Whole Months!

It’s wild, but it’s already been 3 months with our little princess!  We are hopelessly in love, and think everything she does is amazing-well almost everything!

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In the last month she has started smiling and cooing a lot more, and she’s getting close to being able roll over.  She’s had a few tummy issues adjusting to formula, but she’s doing better with that now.  We still have a really well behaved baby. She doesn’t fuss much unless she’s hungry or has an upset tummy, and she sleeps through the night most of the time.  She still seems to like daycare, and they love her which I’m so grateful for!  We went to Meme’s last weekend for the day, and Kate did pretty well in the car.  We’re going to my dad’s family reunion this weekend which is about 4 hours away, so I’m praying she’s a good road tripper!

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I’ve thought a lot recently about all the people that Kate is so blessed to have in her life.  It’s no secret that my relationships with family and friends have shaped and molded my life, and made it so much more full.  The more people I meet, the more I realize that not everyone has such a great village of people around them.  Of course I have happy childhood memories of my immediate family of 4, but so many of my best times include grandparents, great grandparents, cousins that are more like siblings and aunts and uncles that are more like parents.  As an adult, I have the best friends in the whole world.  I’m so grateful to have a group of Godly women who love on and encourage me and my family.  It’s a bonus blessing that we all happen to have littles around the same time so we’re all muddling through becoming parents together.

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I’m praying now that Kate gets to have a group like this.  KJ and I will do everything we can possibly do and then some to make sure our little girl grows up into the woman God created her to be, but we won’t do it by ourselves.  We will succeed only by the grace of God and with a whole team of people around us.  I pray that she has the closeness with extended family that I have had since birth.  Sometimes we were close in geography, but we have always been close in heart.  I also pray my heart out that she will have and be a good friend.  I want her to have girls that will love on, encourage, laugh, cry, laugh until they cry and do life with.  I want her to be the kind of girl who can always be counted on, and who is strong and soft too.  She’s growing up in a crazy mixed up world, and she’s going to need a wonderful support system to get through it.

I don’t know if she’ll like ballet or basketball or maybe both or even neither, but the past three months of getting to know her and be her mommy has forever changed us.  We can’t wait to see all the great things she will do, but if time could slow down that would be good for me!  We love our Baby Lamb more than we ever knew we were capable of!

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Two Months

*Disclaimer: I wrote this the day before Kate turned 2 months old, and meant to go back and add pictures and post.  I’m just now getting around to it, and it’s already almost time for 3 months! oops!

It has now been two months since I first laid eyes on you, and I still can’t believe it!  Your daddy and I fall more in love with you every single day.  In ways the two months have flown by, and in other ways it seems like you have always been with us.  I guess it’s just confirmation that you were always meant to be our little girl.

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First Day of School!

I still think about your birth mother every single day.  I get updates through others sometimes, and from what we know she is doing well and proceeding with doing the things she planned to get her life back on the track she wanted.  It’s a little hard not to see or talk to her since we grew to love her so much in such a short time.  It feels a little strange to not be in her life anymore, but that is not what is best for the situation right now so we love her from afar and thank the Lord every day for her loving sacrifice to place you with us.  We want so badly for her to be able to accomplish the great things the Lord has planned for her, and so it’s good to know she seems to be on a good track.

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Ready for your first outing at Nina and Diego’s pool

You, Little Bit, have done a lot of things since last month!  You are growing and changing every day.  You started smiling at us which makes your mommy completely melt.  Your daddy tries all sorts of foolishness to coax a smile out of you, and it’s always so worth it!  You started daycare, and I started back to work full time.  I miss our daytime together, but I think your teachers at school are as smitten with you as we are, and mostly hold and cuddle you all day!  I’m so grateful you are at a place we trust and feel good about, and it’s really close to the office so I can scoop you up as soon as 5:00 rolls around.  You’re starting to like bathtime, but you still do not care to have your clothes or diaper changed.  You really are the best baby.  You sleep and eat well, and hardly fuss.  We are so grateful for that!

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Daddy was teaching you cartoon theme songs; you’re very impressed 🙂

We are excited for you to show us more and more of your personality as you learn to do new things.  I pray that even now your heart is being prepared to love Jesus more than anything else.  I’m praying that you will have good girlfriends and that you will be a great friend in return.  I pray your story continues to be one of God’s provision and blessing, and that you and we never fail to give Him the glory for your precious life.  We absolutely couldn’t love you any more if we tried.  You’re our sweet girl, and we are so proud of you!

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