Thursday, April 30, 2009

26 weeks

Wow, how time flies. I can’t believe it has already been 6 months!!! What a blessing Sweet T has been.
Before you were conceived, I wanted you...
Before you were born, I loved you...
Before you were here an hour,
I would die for you...
This is the miracle of life.

Although the medical bills and stress built up for a while, from her stay in the NICU to trips to the ER for allergic reactions and high temps, it has all been worth it to be blessed by this gift from God for these 6 months.

She is definitely developing her own, unique personality, and it’s a joy to watch her blossom in front of our eyes. She’s started reaching out for us, and playing bashful from time-to-time. She is such a content and happy baby, but she’ll let you know if she’s getting tired or extremely hungry. Sweet T absolutely adores her daddy; she loves getting to see her extended family, too. Going to visit our family for Easter was exciting because we got to watch her start to interact with all her relatives.

She loves her jumper and kickin’ coaster, as well as her car walker/jumper. She’s trying to crawl, but she’s only figured out how to push off with one side so she ends up scooting in circles instead. :o)

She will eat anything that you give her...that is as long as it has a smooth texture and thin consistency. We haven’t found a baby food (besides the meats) that she won’t eat, and she enjoys trying things from our plates, too. She loves peaches, sweet potatoes, and blueberry-apple baby food. Pudding, gravy, and water (from a glass or straw) are definitely high on the list of foods she likes to take from our plates. She’ll gum on cucumbers and (bland) satay, and she loves to wave around french fries.

Sunday will be her baby dedication, and I will try to remember to bring a camera so that we can capture images of that special time. If we get some good pictures, I’ll try to post them here when I get a chance.
For this child I prayed; and the LORD hath given me my petition which I asked of him: Therefore also I have lent him to the LORD; as long as he liveth he shall be lent to the LORD. And he worshiped the LORD there. 1 Samuel 1:27-28
When I’m away from her, I live for the moment I get to see her look up at me and smile with that big, gummy grin.

I love this baby girl so much.
A wee bit of heaven
drifted down from above-
A handful of happiness,
a heart full of love.

The mystery of life,
so sacred and sweet-
The giver of joy
so deep and complete.

Precious and priceless,
so lovable, too-
The world's sweetest miracle,
baby, is you."
- Helen Steiner Rice -

Friday, April 03, 2009


What truly is faith? What is a good measure of faith? I have really started questioning if I would have (and outwardly exhibit) as much faith as the mothers of these beautiful children have, especially if I were going through the same circumstances with my baby.

As I have been following their blogs during the past weeks, their stories have really touched my heart. I only hope and pray that I would (and do) have as much faith and as strong of a relationship with God as they do. Oh what a testimony their stories are to the grace of God, as well as His wondrous powers and the peace and healing He can bring!

I still feel like I am trying to (re)build my relationship with God after I had strayed for a few years. However, I just cling to Him each day and know that He is with me.

On a lighter note, here is a video clip of Sweet T having some "Frosty Fun" on March 31.