Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Catching Up

The month of November has flown by, and I have not done good with keeping up with our blog. It really is amazing how much more work just one more child in your house requires, and  I can’t tell you how much respect I have for mothers of very large families! We have had a busy but fun month here at our home.  The pictures below depict a little bit about what we have been up to.

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Saylor met Grandpa and Grandma Lucht for the first time.

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Playing some peek-a-boo with Grandma

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Silas enjoyed their visit too!  Grandpa spoiled him with lots of cartoons on his computer as well as a visit to Chuck E. Cheese.

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Brother and sister love

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This is Saylor’s new face that she loves to make.  I have to admit it is really adorable!

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Saylor also got to meet Pappaw for the first time

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Both kids got lots of loving from Mammaw too!

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We couldn’t leave Great Mammaw out!

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Silas was excited that Aunt Nicole and cousin Tucker came up from Texas for Thanksgiving.


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Silas and Saylor also met their new cousin, Cooper(Tucker’s brother).

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I got this hat out for Silas the other day, and he has a slight new obsession with it.  He has worn it everyday since whether he really needed it or not.  Apparently, sunglasses over the outside of your hat is the new look!

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We have made a few trips to the library, and this is one of Silas’ favorite librarians that he insisted on getting a picture with.

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Silas is finally grasping the reality that Saylor is here to stay, and he occasionally wants to help care for her.  We, of course, are very eager to let him help whenever he desires to.

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I’ll end with the picture of our Christmas tree!  Silas was so excited to pick it out.  He is really getting into all things Christmas this year, and it is really fun to watch.  Our elf, Buddy, has made his appearance and Silas can’t wait to find him each morning.  December should be a fun month!

Alright, this ends the glimpse into our month of November.  Saylor continues to be an easy going baby.  She is attaching/bonding well, and she has cried out for me at times when meeting new people which I was happy about! Troy and I also feel that we are the only ones(AND Silas) that can get her to put on her really big smiles!  The one area we are still working on is sleep, but I am confident she’ll get there.  I really can’t express how surreal it is that she is finally home.  I thank God each day for his faithfulness.  We are blessed, and we look forward to celebrating the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ in a few weeks.  Blessings!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Our Sweet 5 Month Old

It is hard to believe our sweet girl is already 5 months old!  The tables have turned and unlike during our wait for her referral, I am now wishing for time to slow down!  We have thoroughly enjoyed watching her grow and develop during these past 5 weeks home.  I also love to see how her adorable personality is blooming.  Here is a little update on her along with a few pictures of her in all her cuteness:)

- she now weighs close to 15 pounds and is very healthy according to our international pediatrician

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-she is generally an easy going baby unless she’s hungry, and then you may need a good set of earplugs

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-she is gradually improving with her sleep schedule, but is still waking up twice during the night for feedings

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-she adores Silas ,and I just love to watch her watch him

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-she has both Troy and I wrapped around her finger, and I feel like she is attaching/bonding to us very well

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-she loves taking baths, and she also loves the outdoors

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-we are absolutely, 100%, completely in love with this little miracle from God!