Monday, March 25, 2013

Abraham: 9 Months

Abraham turned 9 months old the day before his adoption finalized.  I wrote in a prior update on him that I was hoping to finalize before he turned 9 months old, we'll call it close enough.

 Our little pipsqueak is constantly changing.  He is very mobile and into everything.  He's moved beyond doing the sea lion crawl to crawling for real most of the time.

He pulls up to standing all the time and is starting to figure out how to get back down all on his own.

We had to put up a baby gate at the bottom of the steps because he's learned how to climb them.  He's still not talking much beyond da da and growling.

Growing is still not his strong suit.  He's still weighing in at about 16.5 lbs (same as a month ago).  In his defense he did go through a bout of illness this month and lost about half a pound and then had to gain it back.  We see his GI doctor again for a check-up on Friday, so we'll see what she has to say about it.

He went from sleeping through the night to being back up once somewhere between 2-5 am.  I think his new top two teeth that are working their way in are to blame.  I'm working on getting back off of wanting a bottle then, but we are also hard up to not give him a bottle anytime he will take one given his slow weight gain.

I can't believe he will be a year old in just a few short months.  This time with his has just flown by.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

It's Final

Dear Abraham,

From the moment you were born you had my heart.  In the weeks following your birth you were solidified in my heart as my son.  You were my own.  I would have said that it wasn't possible to love you any more than I did.

Then on Thursday something amazing happened.  After 9 long months of waiting and walking with you through more than we could have imagined, your adoption was finalized.  You officially became Abraham Christopher Behrens. 

And my heart exploded.

I really didn't think I could love you any deeper or have you feel any more my own.  But it happened.  Your daddy and I stood before a judge and pledged that we would love you no matter what.  That we wanted you to be part of our family forever.  I look at you and all I see is my son.  My son whom I would do anything for. 

We love you dearly Abraham and look forward to celebrating every March 21st as the day you forever joined our family.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Thirty, Flirty, and Thriving

I turned the big 3-0 over a week ago now. Leading up to it I was excited to be entering my 30's. the day of it felt a bit odd. 30.  I really wouldn't ever be in my 20's again.

It seemed surreal because I don't feel like I'm old enough to be 30. Our parents were so grown up when they had kids and some days I just feel like I'm playing house and not nearly mature enough to have 3 children.

Scott and my best friends helped me celebrate the milestone in style. I think Scott almost gave himself an aneurism trying to pull off my birthday weekend and wanting it all to be perfect.

I had 4 days of birthday basically. My family came in to town Thursday afternoon and we spent the next couple days enjoying my favorite restaurants and shopping. Scott took me out for an amazing 7- course dinner on my actual birthday, just the two of us. The next day birthday extravaganza with all my favortie ladies began with happy hour, followed by shopping on the Plaza, dinner at my favorite restaurant, a slumber party at a hotel, and brunch the next morning.  I came home and took a nap like an old lady.

Good work hubs and friends. It was a birthday I will never forget.

Pictures of these events exist, but our computer has crapped out on us, so they may be added later.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Faces of Evelyn

For school we were discussing faces and emotions.  I present to you, Evelyn's depictions of some common emotions.


 Abraham's silly face

 Evelyn's silly face