Saturday, October 31, 2009

Four Month Check-Up

Four fun months after the early induction of our tiny babe for insurance reasons, we are proud to say he is alive and well! He had his 4 month check-up on the 29th (Thursday) and he was doing great!
(just think if these determined future grades!)
18 pounds = 95th % of other kids his age
26 inches long = 90th % of other kids his age
He did have a small mummer in his heart---which sounds concerning, but the doctor figures its benign and that he will grow out of it. There would be a concern if he was having trouble eating---which he is not. (Hence the healthy 95th percentage!) They'll follow up on it at his 6th month check-up.We'll tell you how that goes. Life is good here in the Weldon home--and we're looking forward to having our family and friends up for Thanksgiving this year!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

New things...

Let's start with the cutest thing... today, Enoch wore his new "Halloween Costume" to church today. He was a Newsie and he will be one again next Sunday too. (And for Halloween)
(Baby's R Us was out of Monkey costumes yesterday--so, we bought dress clothes...that were dapper and could be multi-purposed. This morning, Shaun and I tried to teach Enoch about sleeping in. It actually worked.
Saturday morning, we started it with playing on the floor in the "Baby Gym"--pumping Iron.

Look what Enoch can do now. (Until he gets tired.) We're so EXCITED!!! He's not rolling yet...but suspect that's next.
We got a new highchair this month. Now we're ready for solids...whenever we start that up. (Not yet.) Hey, we checked Enoch's mouth today--and we can feel a bottom front tooth VERY close to the surface. We think it should pop up anytime!

He's a happy little boy!
Then about 3 weeks ago, Shaun was cleaning and pulling out some fall squash from the Booth garden. Fall colors are so pretty!
Here's the pumpkin that grew up in a "bad" enviornment. It wasn't his fault that his vine wandered into the compose bin--made of pallets. He basically was doomed from the start. Happy Halloween pumpkin.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

I can't believe its Fall!

I cannot believe the fall like weather we've been having! It's snuck up on me. It seems like since I had Enoch in the Summer--it should remain summer--since it obviously hasn't been that long since he joined our family. BUT--it's been 3 and a half months! So, I am facing the fact that he will be a year old in no time! Wow. Shaun and I were thinking about family planning this morning on our drive back from the Bagelry (for breakfast). We thought about when we thought we should be getting pregnant again and when Shaun would be graduating etc...and it seems all too fast! 18 months --2 years is not much at all. We are now on a family path and we are going to be on it a LONG time. We LOVE Enoch so much and are amazed that we are loving him more and more each day. Time has taught me that I have very little perspective on things...and that even though we THOUGHT we loved him as much as we could when he was born--we couldn't imagine the amount of love that would come pouring into our hearts. My capacity to love has increased and I am so attached to Enoch! God has such a big plan for parents. (As he does with everyone whether they can have kiddos or not.) He has all the opportunities to make us better at loving like Him by serving a child with diligence and patience. I will again say, it is a miracle to feel so happy and overwhelmed with affection for my son and husband. I love being a mother and am having lots of fun too!
(Ooops how did this bacon topped maple bar picture get in here?!)