Wednesday, November 30, 2011

One Month (Already?!)

Graham is one month old today. Wow, that flew by! We've settled into somewhat of a routine now. He is absolutely the best baby we could ask for. Sure, some days/nights are better than others, but what parents/babies don't deal with that? We are so very blessed by this boy and can't wait to see each milestone as they come while treasuring each moment with him as they happen. Some pictures/memories from the past month:

One day old in the hospital

After his first bath

At his first doctor's appointment

His first Razorback game

His first swing ride

His first holiday to celebrate (Thanksgiving!)

His first tummy time

His favorite sleeping position (with his hand/hands by his face)

His first family photo

His first stuffed animal

And last but not least...

His 1-month picture!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Life is Short...

I'm old enough to know that life is short; in fact, it can be very short. Recent events have highlighted this fact even more to me. With the recent deaths of two very young people who are friends of my friends, I have been made all too aware of this fact.

So how do you let this fact change or affect you? It seems like it can change the way you view things you previously thought were "problems" and worries in your life. These things do not seem so very serious and important now. It also makes you that much more aware of the many blessings in your life. These are all things that we know... it's just that sometimes we get so caught up in the daily grind of living that we lose track of it somewhere and need a reminder.

As if I needed any more of a reminder, I opened the Bible in the midst of all these events and this is what I saw: "Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.”" - James 4:13-15 (NIV).

So not only can your views on problems and blessings in your life change, but your views on how you are living your life can also be transformed. I ask myself if I'm living how I would want to have lived if I died tomorrow? If I'm appreciating every moment I'm given on this earth and making the most of all of them? If I'm showing Christ's love to every person I come in contact with? What are my priorities and are they really in the right order? I don't know about you, but I can certainly make changes and improvements in all of these areas.

I am continuing to send up my prayers for the friends and family of the two young people who recently passed away. I hope that you will join me.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

My Halloween Baby

Graham David Weber certainly has a mind of his own. First, he turned breech at 36 weeks. Then, he decided to decrease his movement... all this so he could meet the world on Halloween! Some of his birth information:

Baby's Name: Graham David Weber
Date of Birth: 10/31/11
Baby's Weight: 6lb 5oz
Baby's Height: 19 1/2 in

Now, for the best part... pictures! ; )

Graham's first picture with mom!

First family picture!

Our sign on our hospital door. We got a ton of compliments on it. Thanks, Jessica!

We were overwhelmed by the flowers, sweet gifts, and well wishes. Thank you so much everyone! We are so very thankful for your love and support!

Getting ready to go home in his monkey outfit! Such a sweetie! We are over the moon happy and in love with our baby boy! We look forward to seeing how he changes as he grows up. Thank you for all your prayers, well wishes, love, and support!