Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Open Hands

As Jacob and I look down the road ahead, in regards to being parents, we already have a list of questions. How will we ever do this? What will we do when she writes on the wall? What if we don't agree on the consequence that should take place for each situation...In fact, I think what has surprised me the most about being a parent is the weight of the responsibility of making decisions...even the everyday ones. When should she sleep? Where should she sleep? When should she eat? How long do I wait to call the Dr. if she hasn't pooped?
We've become responsible for a life. A precious, sweet, beautiful life that we can no longer imagine our lives without. The thrill and joy of having this life added to our lives is indescribably amazing. We have many dreams and hopes for this little life and pray that we can bring her up into the woman God has created her to be. We are so thankful that we are surrounded by family and friends that can support us as we walk the road of parenthood. We are even more thankful that we follow a God that knows and cares for this little life more than we could ever imagine. We are honored that He has chosen us to bring up His little princess. We pray that we can raise her in a way that honors Him.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

An update on Adie

Jacob surprised me on my birthday by taking the day off. God blessed me with an amazing SPRING day and we got to take Adie to her first picnic in the park! Jacob made the entire day special and ended it with a surprise party out to dinner with friends.

Adiella now has TWO teeth. "One step closer to my steak dinner", says Adie..."She's ahead of all the rest of the babies", says Daddy..."OUCH!!", says Mommy!

She's rolling over and showing all the signs that she wants to run all over the house. For now we are enjoying the fact that she's not, but looking forward to the day that she will. We think she may follow in her Daddy's footsteps and walk before she crawls.

She loves watching sports on TV with her daddy...she won't watch anything else actually.

She thoroughly enjoys eating rice cereal, oatmeal, sweet potatoes and avacodos! I think she would eat pretty much anything we would put in her mouth and she drools and lunges toward every bite that goes into our mouths :).

She now weighs in at 16 lbs!!

She loves to go swimming and I think she might stay in the pool all day if we let her.