It's been a while! Thought I would update y'all on some happenings in our lives.
***I've been procrastinating on doing Matthew's 12 month post. And now I have to do 13 and 14 months too. He will be 15 months soon. Should I just give up? NO! My hold up has been pictures. The pictures from the photographer from his party are too big to load on blogger. She told me how to re-size them, but I can't do it on my computer. I have to do it on Gib's computer and then get the pictures on my computer somehow. I just haven't carved out the time to do it. And the more time that passes, the more angry I'm getting with myself. Grrrr.
Matthew is sick again. His cold moved to his chest and turned into an ear infection. So, antibiotics and breathing treatments are temporarily the norm for us again. Fortunately, he has been sleeping well, but his chest sounds very junky, and I'm hoping it doesn't turn into pneumonia.
He has mastered pulling up and is learning to get himself back down. He is learning to wave and immediately claps for himself after he does it. He is cutting his molars, and the bottom two have broken the skin. He loves to eat and feed himself...I'm happy to report that he's doing well with that. He also loves his sippy cup, and I hope to have him off the bottle soon. He army crawls fast as lightning and climbed the stairs the other day with very little help. So happy and thankful for his progress. Still a long way to go, but thankful for how far he has come.
***Jessica and Emma Grace are both enjoying gymnastics. They were practicing their moves last Tuesday night after getting home and Emma Grace's bottom lip met Jessica's knee cap. Yep, busted swollen lip for her. I know it hurt!
Jessica's social life has taken off. We don't see her much on the weekends. She prefers to go to her friends' houses because it is more quiet. I understand that , but we miss her! I've made a rule for no sleepovers on Saturday nights, though.
Uncle Arthur and Aunt Shannon in Colorado offered to fly the girls out next week for their fall break. It was such a sweet offer and a very appealing one for the girls. But they are not ready to fly alone and will be staying home. I sure wish Gib had fall break so we could take off close by for a few days!
***Gib's school and work load have decreased significantly for which we are so grateful. He comes home earlier, and we get so see him and spend much more time with him. He is only taking one class this semester at UGA and only has one next semester and then he will be done. Whoo Hoo!
***Gib and I got to go to another GA football game a couple of weeks ago. Now another friend has offered us their tickets for the game this weekend. This is CRAZY to me! We haven't been to a GA game in years and now we might be going to our third game this year! I just have to see if I can arrange childcare for the day. I hoping Jessica might want to go with her dad. I would love to go but she has wanted to go to a home game, too. We'll see.
***Our biological family is now officially complete. We recently closed that chapter of our lives. We are not opposed to the possibility of adoption in the future, but we are excited to see what the future holds. I will admit that I was very sad and struggled emotionally because I'm a baby-lovin' fool! I would have one or two more if my body would do it (and if my husband agreed, of course!). But deep down I knew the best thing for our family, and for me physically, was to close that door and move forward.
***I'm still working with Rock Goodbye Angel. I'm still on a volunteer basis until the funding for my part-time salary comes in. I would absolutely do this work for free because it's about the mission, not the money. But the bottom line is that I need some extra money! I would rather get paid to do what my heart desires than be paid just to do a job. We have a dinner and candlelight service planned for October 15th which is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss day. If you are local and are interested, please visit the website above (or call) to register for your free dinner and parking pass to the event. Or if you would like to donate to the event or organization, you can do that, too! :)
***This precious baby boy has captured my heart. His name is Tripp, and he is an amazing little drummer. I cannot imagine what he and his mommy go through every day. I just pray for them. Will you, too?
Sorry no pictures today. :( I've got to shower while Matthew is napping.