Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Gobble Gobble

Gobble Gobble...Lucas had a great outfit for Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving





We celebrated a wonderful Thankgiving weekend surrounded by family. We got so much snow and it was so cold here and so this is how we have to dress Lucas up to go outside:




We hope you had a great Thanksgiving. We are getting all ready for Christmas now!

Monday, November 22, 2010

A Celebration





My sister was in town from Denver this weekend to throw Baby Lucas a shower. She did an amazing job. It was better than I could have ever have expected. She is an awesome party planner. You can look at her blog for part one of the shower details. It was a great party!

Smiles



He is such a smiley boy in the mornings! I love it. And we finally captured some smiles.



My sister Melanie and baby Lucas. She came from Denver for some snuggle time with Baby Lucas.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

1 month and belly button

As of yesterday, Lucas is one month old! He is still wearing newborn clothes, and not all of them fit yet. I like that because he has so many cute clothes and he has worn them more than just once or twice. He is such a cute little baby.




After 4 weeks, Lucas now has a real belly button. And so he got to take a really bath. He liked it, meaning he didn't cry the whole time.

Video of him taking his first bath:

video





Taking a snooze...he must be dreaming of something cool because he is just smiling away.


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

God Found Us You


This is another adoption story that we absolutely love. Here are some excerpts:
Little Fox cuddled up to Mama Fox one night and said sleepily, "Mama tell me again about he day I came home...
This is my favorite story of all. When God found us you, it made me that happiest mother in the world...
I dreamed of how you would look, smell, even what you would sound like. And every day I thought of how wonderful it would be to hold you in my arms...
"No matter how much I prayed it would happen, I still had to wait." "You waited and waited and waited?" "And waited. But I knew that someday you'd arrive, when God would find us you."
"It made it hard to see other mamas with their children," she said, like she was telling a secret...
"Did you ever want to give up?" Little Fox asked. "Sometimes," Mama said. "But I trusted that God knew you, and knew me, and knew when we'd fit perfectly together."
"How come I couldn't stay with the mother who had me?" "She must have had very big reasons to place you with us. She must have thought it was best for you...She was as beautiful as you are handsome."
"I think she prayed like crazy that you would be safe. I think she prayed for me as much as I prayed for her. And God answered both our prayers." "I came then? To you?" Mama nodded, happy tears in her eyes. "You came then. When God found us you, you made me the happiest mama in the world."
"Mama, will you be my forever mama?" "Always and forever. No matter what. This is where you belong. Here, with me, my sweet child. You are mine. The best gift in the whole wide world. I will always love you and treasure you and celebrate the day you came, the day that God found us you."
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Monday, November 8, 2010

Big boy

Just a cutie in his firetruck onesie!


Lucas went to the doctor again a few days ago. He wanted Lucas to be weighed again and just make sure that he was gaining weight. This time he tipped the scales at 7 lbs 11 oz. He gained 20 oz in 10 days! The doctor said they like him to gain 1 oz per day, but 2 oz per day is even better! He is a great eater. Lucas is almost 2 lbs more than what he was at birth. His cheeks are getting more and more kissable.

His elephant jammies that his Aunt Melanie gave him. He loves elephants!


Lucas has started taking a binky. He loves it, but he doesn't always need it. It is so cute to watch him suck on it. He was laying on our bed the other night just sucking on his binky for so long. It was so cute.

He is sleeping really well at night. He usually goes for about 4-5 hours and then wakes up to eat and then will go right back to sleep. That makes Ryan and me so happy!

Lucas with both his grandmas

My mom was in town this last week for some cuddle time with Lucas. It was great to have her here. She made us yummy meals, helped organize Lucas' room, and was a big help.

This was most of the stuff that Lucas has gotten from so many wonderful people. Luckily we got it all organized.