Well, here we are in week fourteen...I cannot believe Hugh is already fourteen weeks (at what point do I stop counting the weeks?)! He is so big...well, long and lean (I haven't gotten my chubby baby yet...but I think he is trying to get there.). We are so blessed to be his parents - God has entrusted us with such an amazing gift. We love him so much!
So, what has week fourteen brought us? It brought a great vomit session...he was covered and so was I. While I was changing him, he just smiled and thought it was so fun. What did we learn? Expiration dates are on formula bottles for a reason. However, the funniest thing was when my mom came over the next morning and I told her about it and she says, "So, I should probably change him right when he gets up." Okay, I am not that bad of a mom...of course, I changed him! It has brought a loss of hair...mine (what happened to my luscious locks from pregnancy)! It has brought a love of flying (lifting him high in the air - he has enjoyed it for awhile now). It has brought a crib with no sleep positioner (we actually did this a couple weeks ago) and moving all over the crib while he sleeps (he completely did a 180 in the crib when I picked him up this morning). It has brought a lot of time outside while we (me, Jake, my mom (yes, my mom...she likes to do it)) pull weeds. It has brought a lot of serious talks with Dad (I know what he is saying..."and then she made me drink my whole bottle and then she made drink another one and I swear she only gave me like a two minute break..."). It has brought more staring...I love it when he stares at me (but then I get nervous that he is going to be like his Uncle Troy...kidding). It has brought the Level 2 nipple on the Dr. Brown bottle...yes, still struggling with the bottle, but the flow is faster. It brought lots of errands...he is easy to take to the store or wherever...I would have thought I would never have said this after the first four weeks of his life! Every week continues to bring lots of smiles and lots of love!
We desire to live our lives for Christ everyday, but we also struggle everyday. We want our children to be saved from a very young age and for their lives to glorify Christ everyday. I have been convicted lately to always live as if Christ is coming today because He is coming and to share His word, but I have learned this past week that it is hard to share when no one wants to listen. It breaks my heart to see so many people want to follow a human man with a lot of false promises and they turn their backs on their Heavenly Father everyday, but then again, I turn my back on Him as well. Praise be to God for His overwhelming grace and patience! So, I will pray for people and share when I can because I know I don't change hearts...only God does.
We hope everyone is doing well! We love you all. Thank you for your prayers!