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!!!