Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas






We wish you all a very Merry Christmas! We are spending the week in Montana with my parents and sister and brother-in-law. Lucas was so excited for Christmas that he slept from 11 to 8:30! Merry Christmas to me!

Friday, December 17, 2010

New toy


We got this new toy in the mail from 2 of my aunts. We set it up immediately and Lucas was just mesmerized for so long. He loves it. It was so fun to watch him look at the toys and coo at them.

Watch this short video to hear him and see him kick his legs at this:

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Baby bjorn

At my nephew's wrestling tournament

Both of us love this baby carrier. It is the best!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

2 Month Check up

Lucas went to the doctor today for his 2 month check up. He is a growing boy!

Weight: 9 lbs 10 oz He is in the 9%. He gained about 2 pounds since his last appointment on November 4.

Height: 22.8 in He is in the 43%. He has grown 3 inches since his 2 week check up.

Head Circumference: 15 in He is in the 13%.

The doctor said that he is doing great. He had to get an oral vaccine which he took very easily and then he had 3 shots. It was so sad! He was so sad. He was hungry too so I fed him and got to soothe him. He quickly forgot.


We went to the mall to do some Christmas shopping and he got to sit on Santa's lap. Santa kept saying "Thank you for letting me hold this precious baby." He also said that he was straight from heaven. I didn't disagree and told him that he was our miracle baby.

Lucas wore his cute Christmas jammies!

Sealing and Blessing


After the adoption was finalized we were able to take Lucas to the temple on Saturday, December 11, and he was sealed to us. In our church we believe that families can be together forever. When Ryan and I were married we were married in the temple for time and all eternity. Lucas dressed all in white and he was sealed to us. This means that we will be together even after we die. It was a beautiful experience and Lucas looked like an angel. He was so smiley and happy in the temple. We have had many miracles in our lives. And this includes this little baby placed in our family. We are ever grateful for his birth parents and family that gave us and him this opportunity. There were many family members surrounding us. Through all of our prayers, Lucas was placed with us.







On Sunday, December 12, we took Lucas to our church and Ryan was able to give him a name and a blessing. We took lots of pictures with lots of our family.


Ryan's parents and Lucas

My parents and Lucas

3 of my sisters, me, and Lucas (sorry Nicole, you were already gone). 5 of the 7 girls in my family were able to be there. We missed the other 2, but they are in Minnesota and Texas.

Finalization

On Friday, December 10, we went to the courthouse with our lawyer to finalize Lucas' adoption. The lawyer introduced the case to the judge as a petition to finalize the adoption and change the baby's name from Baby Boy Z. to Lucas Alexander N. We were sworn in and our lawyer asked us a few questions: What are names were and our address; how we came to receive Lucas into our family; how long we had had him for; if we understood the responsibilities that came with parenthood. The judge was pleased with our desire to be this baby's parents. He asked us if we had anything else to say and we told him how we love Lucas so much and from the instant that we met him we knew he was supposed to be our son. We have such an unconditional love for him. The judge signed the adoption decree and said that he wanted to be the first to congratulate us on this adoption. I then asked if we could take some pictures with him. It was a great experience. We were so happy! And we still are! Lucas was such a handsome boy. I went to so many different stores trying to find him an outfit that would fit him.


Officially a family of 3!



My mom was able to be there with us


Friday, December 3, 2010

Happy Lucas

He is such a smiler!



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He is usually a little more vocal, but everytime I turn on the camera he turns shy.

Thumb sucker?

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He is just getting ready to eat...but he does like his thumb. He is solely a right thumb sucker.