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Friday, October 16, 2009

Accomplishments this week

I have a new look on the blog. It’s temporary until Jeremy can go to work on it. I had to get Paxton up there in that header since we are now a family of 4! I mentioned before that we are starting to get some smiles from Pax. And they are oh-so-sweet! So tonight Jeremy snapped away while he cooed and smiled at his momma. Goodness, we are in love!

Here you’ll notice that he fell asleep during tummy time. Apparently it’s exhausting stuff . . . laying on your tummy and looking around.

We have finally mastered the swaddle. Hooray! I can now see sleep-filled-nights in our future. Pax sure didn’t love it at first. But, I guess straight jackets can grow on you over time. So he is now sleeping so well at naptime and bedtime all swaddled up nice and cozy.

Jeremy and Holden spent some time outside today while I started making dinner. They played golf in our front yard. I know that Jeremy would love for his boys to love this sport as much as he does. Maybe one day. I think Holden just enjoyed getting out of the house and playing with his daddy. Man, he loves that guy.

I left the house a few times this week. Which is huge! Just me and the boys. We had a successful shopping trip at Target where Paxton slept and Holden behaved well. It was great. It gave me a small boost of confidence that I can leave the house with these 2 boys. We also went one day to play at Lyndon’s house. Another success. I guess we won’t have to be homebound after all! :)


The Skains Family said...

Yay for you and your huge mommy accomplishment. It's a big one and be proud. Love the new blog look. Your family makes me smile everytime. You are doing a great job. Just know you are an inspiring mommy!

Melinda said...

I love the new look of your blog! Thank you so much for all of the encouragement you have given me throughout this process. It has been a long wait. I tell people it has taken us 9 years to get a baby instead of just 9 months. I can't wait to be able to post lots and lots of pics of our baby boy. We will be meeting the bith mother this morning, and I am so looking forward to it. Even though we haven't ever met, and I guess technically I would be considered one of those "blog stalkers", I really do appreciate you. Your blog, and also the others you have listed, have been a great help for me during this wait. It reminds me that my dream of being a mama can come true.

Holly, Ben, and Reid said...

Hi Melodie! Thank you so much for your comment on our always fun to "meet" other adoptive families! excited that you all are moving to our area!!! YES...PLEASE come visit Keystone! Over the past year, the call to adopt in the hearts of our families has EXPLODED! It truly has been amazing! The website is Please let me know when you guys will be here so that we can get together - we'd love to take you to lunch after church one Sunday, too!

Daysha said...

The new pic is beautiful!!

Life In Mazes said...

The new picture is gorgeous! What a wonderful moment that was captured! You have two beautiful boys! Awesome!

Jordan & Angela said...

Love the pictures! Two really cute boys!