Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

What a blessing to have a bigger family this Christmas with this little guy! But we are most thankful that, as C.S. Lewis said, "The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God."

We had a great time of worship at church, including my dad singing a beautiful Casting Crowns song about the peace of God reigning in our hearts no matter what goes on around us in the world. My favorite lines in the song are

Then rang the bells more loud and deep
God is not dead, nor does He sleep
The wrong shall fail, the right prevail
With peace on earth, goodwill to men

So comforting to think about, that no matter the hate, trials, and storms that exist in our country and in our world, God still reigns and we can still have peace because His Son gave up everything to come here for us.
Merry Christmas, friends! Hope that you all know this peace!

Joey got his steel toed tennis shoes he wanted :)

Friday, December 9, 2011

3 months

Today marks 3 months for our little Marshall (aka Martian). Some milestones:

with his buddy, Carter Jones Cameron

"reading" his book

eating 5 oz. 3xs a day and 6.5/7 oz in the morning and at bedtime

sleeping 10.5 hours at night (and we usually have to wake him up in the morning)

until the past few days was still struggling with 30 minute naps, but we may have figured this one out (letting him stay up longer between naps and get really tired and he transitions through the 30 minutes easier), so lately he's been taking 3 hour to hour and a half naps during the day.

must be VERY entertained during wake times! He is extremely active like his Daddy!

only fussy when getting sleepy, really hungry, or BORED!

can roll over from tummy to back, haven't quite mastered back to tummy (can get on his side but can't quite make it)

coos but mostly "hoots" haha! Smiles and laughs a lot, especially at Daddy!

grabs a lot - his books, toys, bottle, etc.

wears 3 month, 3-6 months, or 0-3 months (depending on the brand)

uses his left hand a TON! (not sure if this is developmentally appropriate or we have a problem lol)

We love our little man, and are really getting to enjoy him since he's no longer screaming from fatigue!