So to say that I haven't posted recently is a little bit of an understatement. But I'm back now - so really that is all that matters. I have lots of things to share and update everyone on. Just to throw out a couple:
So many things to update everyone on, but tonight, I will focus on the fact that my sweet little boy is 9 months old!! I can't believe that it has already been 3/4 of a year since we went to the hospital. Yet at the same time, he has changed so much in these 9 months, that looking back at pictures or remembering when we first brought him home seems so long ago.
He changes every day and I love watching him learn how things work. From getting how his wrist works to figuring out how to put things into a bucket, it has just been amazing to be a witness.
Things that Matthew is now doing:
- feeding himself (sort of - he gets it and can sometimes get the puff into his mouth, but other times he just sticks his whole hand in hoping that the puff with stay in there)
- pulling himself up to standing
- drinking out of a sippy cup
He continues to be one of the sweetest babies ever. One of my favorite moments of every day is when I pick him up from daycare. He gets this huge smile on his face and starts reaching for me. At that moment everything that frustrated or tired me out during the day is gone - I live for that moment.
I would pay money to know what he was thinking
Needless to say, Adam and I are eating up being parents to Matthew. We are continuing to find things to do with him on the weekends to get him outside more before the weather changes and we have to spend most of our weekends inside. I will post pictures from our adventures soon.
I saw this piece and had to repost it here. It is by Glennon Melton from Momastery, and is hilariously accurate. She writes about what she calls "mom-petition," the competition that exists (mostly in our heads) between moms - that we are constantly being judged by other moms on how bad we are doing raising our children. I have fallen victim to this and have tried really hard to appear that I don't care, but I deep down I would cry inside. But no more. I am taking her advice - I am leaving that world and stepping into a lovely free non-judgmental world, and if someone is judging me - I feel sorry that they are still suck in the old messed-up world.
In memory of Harold, and to pay it forward, we are helping Rural Shelter Transports with transporting animals from high kill shelters to no kill shelters so that they can get adopted. Harold was rescued from a high kill shelter and at some point was an animal in one of these transports. This is our way of thanking the people that helped up get our Harold - we know that these pups are someones Harold's and we hope that they find each other soon.
We hosted our second dog for an overnight stay last night.
He is a 4 month old lab/hound mix and is SUPER cute... I just hope that he gets adopted soon, he needs a good forever home.
Our little dude has a 102 degree temp, but somehow manages to keep smiling. While this picture isn't from today - he doesn't look feverish - it does capture his smile, so I thought I would share. Send happy thoughts Matthew's way so that he gets over this fever fast :) (and so that mom and dad can sleep)