Mac turned 5 months old today and what a blessed day it was! We had baby dedication at our church, Water's Edge, and it was so awesome. Tony, our pastor, really spent so much time to make each family feel special. He called each family up one at a time while 2 pictures displayed on the screen, presented us with a Bible and a certificate that contained a special scripture verse picked out just for our baby and then prayed over us. It was such an intimate time to spend dedicating our baby's life to the Lord! The verse given to Mac was Proverbs 22:6 "Train a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not turn from it".
This past Thursday, Mac was baby Jesus in the Christmas play for Poise-N-Ivy Preschool & Kindergarten. I was so worried about him staying in the manger, since sometimes he gets spoiled and doesn't want you to sit down. However, he did a great job. He was very content and just took the whole thing in. I think he really wanted to play with the gifts the wise men put in the manger with him, but they were just out of his reach. It was so funny when the little drummer boy played his drum for him because Mac flinched and tried to get a little farther away over drumbeat. It was such a great night!
So many things have changed this month! Like flipping a light switch, Mac decided it was time to almost turn over. My mom was changing his diaper and he grabbed Scott's finger and flipped over like he had been practicing it for weeks. He still can't do it by himself, but he seems to be very close. He's now getting into the hurting phase of teething, but Scott found some natural supplement to give him, which works wonders. He likes to "sing" himself to sleep when he's really tired, which is just the cutest thing. It resembles a no-tear cry with rhythm. He likes "Twinkle Little Star" and playing peek-a-boo, which for some reason, my family has always called pee-pie. He smiles from the time he wakes up to the time he falls asleep and laughs at almost anything. He only cries if he's really hungry, really tired or hurting from teething. If you aren't around him alot, you have probably never heard him cry. He's the most content baby and is not affected by strangers at all. He can sleep through just about any noise... even the crazy, loud, Cajun woman who insisted on yelling at the Saints throughout the game while standing right over my sleeping baby! Anyway, as you can see, we are truly blessed by this wonderful gift God has given us! I can't imagine any other 5 months in my life meaning as much as these past 5 months!!!
OMG! Can it really already be 4 months since I gave birth my little baby boy!?! It's amazing how much you can love something. I never really believed in love at first sight until I realized that it was meant for your babies. It truly was love at first sight. Mac makes everything so special in life and changes everything you've ever known. Scott and I went to the mall the other day and started laughing when we realized how much Mac had changed everything in our lives. We were no longer interested in things for ourselves, but kept being drawn to the baby section to look at clothes or toys. I thank God for the blessing of Mac Scott Fitzgerald! He is such a good baby. I am still nursing him fully and will hopefully stay that way until he's 6 months old. He nurses at 10 pm and sleeps all through the night until 6 am (he has actually been doing this since he was about 3-4 weeks old). He started laughing a couple of weeks ago, but would be extremely stingy with his laughs for other people. Now, he laughs all the time. For some reason, he always laughs when I say "Hi Baby". I'm not sure why he thinks that's so funny, but it never fails to get a laugh. He loves to watch football and will stretch his neck as far as needed to get a glimpse of the game. He "talks" so much and is probably the first successful thing to get my family to stop talking and actually listen, which is a huge deal since we all talk at the same time! He also gets his exercises in everyday, which include sitting up in his Bumbo, tummy time and standing with someone holding his hands. I couldn't imagine life without Mac and thank God that I get a front row seat to see the amazing things He has in store for his journey! As always, here are some pictures of my little man!
I am extremely late in posting Mac's Halloween pictures. Due to so many cute costumes, I could not decide on just one costume, so Mac was many things. He was a dragon for most of the night since it was cold and his dragon costume was really warm and padded. Mac was also a tiger (this year's most popular baby costume in our area), a tootsie roll and Drew Brees. Here are some pictures to see my cute little man!
Here are a couple of pictures of Mac in his regular Halloween clothes. He's just so cute!
Martin Harris, the photographer from my wedding, took Mac's newborn pictures on September 19th. He is such an amazing photographer who is close to our hearts. We are lucky to have Martin captured such important moments in our lives!
Mac is 3 months old today! He is growing so much and is getting so strong. He is now pushing off of you with his legs while you are holding him. He also stays upright for a little while if he is propped up. He loves watching football and will stretch his neck around just to see it on tv. He has also learned that he needs to have a loud voice to survive in this family and is starting to coo and "talk" a lot. I wish I could say that he is also experimenting with rolling over, but I'm not sure if he is put down enough to even start trying. We do make sure to get in some "tummy time" though. Here are some of his 3 month pictures!
Mac turned 2 months old on September 20, 2009, which was a pretty big week for us. His Daddy and his Grammie had their birthdays on September 22nd! Mac also had his newborn pictures taken on September 19th. I can't wait to see the pictures. Those will definitely be posted when I receive them! Enjoy some of Mac's 2 month pics!
Mac turned 1 month on August 20, 2009! He's such an amazing gift from God and has greatly enhanced all of our lives! We are so blessed by God to have such a wonderful baby boy! Enjoy some of his 1 month pics!!
I'm just starting this blog, but wanted to cover what's been happening in our lives over the past couple of months. God blessed me and Scott beyond measure on July 20, 2009 at 8:42 pm with a 7 pound 10 ounce healthy baby boy. Undescribable joy and love instantly entered our lives when we first heard his amazing, little cry. Truly, our cup runneth over!
It's heavenly how I can love him so much that it
feels like I am electrically charged when I hold him and he looks in my eyes. There may be no greater role in life than to bring God glory by being a mother to one of his most beautiful creations! As parents, we tend to worry about so many different things when it comes to our children. I find so much comfort in the following scripture:
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well... All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. Psalm 139: 13-14, 16