Sunday, December 6, 2009

Season's Greetings

I remember when Devin was born thinking "Wow, he won't be the age that Lily was when we adopted her until CHRISTMAS!" I wondered, those first few weeks, how we would ever survive that long. Then I blinked. Now, it's almost Christmas and my baby boy is almost 10 months old! The first 6 weeks or so were really tough, but I can honestly say that after that, the time has flown by, and he is just the greatest baby EVER. Lily is still really great with him, and declares her love for him (and his head) daily. Although he still isn't crawling, he is definitely interested in moving. He will roll to where he wants to get, and he is so very happy if you let him stand up against a piece of furniture. Oh, and he loves to bounce (and bounce, and bounce)! He is growing sooo fast. Thank God for gifts and hand-me-downs, cuz Dev doesn't stay in the same size for long. The doctor said at his last visit that he is the size of an average 13 month old. He is 21 pounds, 28 inches, and wears 18 month clothes.
Oh, and he's teething. again. still? Anyway, I think he is working on number 8! So, ANYTHING I give him goes directly in his mouth. If I don't give him something then he improvises by sucking on his own thumb (or toe).

We are happily getting ready for Christmas. We are keeping it very low-key in the gift department...but have lots of family festivities planned. I attempted to have a family picture taken for our Christmas cards, but none of them turned out to my it's just the kids this year...they're who everyone wants to see anyway!

After a month (November) of illness after illness, we are so glad to be into December! Lily loves everything about Christmas and is just a wonderful ball of happy energy. Devin is cute as a button, and we're thrilled to be celebrating our first Christmas as a family of four. He won't understand what all the fuss is about, but he will certainly enjoy eating the wrapping paper!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!