I'm back!!! I know you all missed me...haha =)
Seriously... getting back into the swing of things after vacation with a newborn is proving to be a much slower process than I anticipated... but we're getting there! Almost through washing my piles and piles of laundry... now I just have to start folding... ugh. But... We had a WONDERFUL time in Maui!!! I can't even begin to write about our entire trip tonight - that will be a post for another day... But what a blessing it was to be pampered for a week! We came back refreshed, excited, and so thankful for the sweet baby that our family has been blessed with. I promise I'll post more about the trip later, but for now...here's a few pics from our evenings...
Ben and I at the Hawaiian Luau/Theme party... Fleetwood Mac was hired as the band! Lots of fun music and dancing!
We were very excited about this trip because we got to go with a group of dear, dear friends that we lived with up in Minneapolis for a year. We absolutely loved spending the week with all of them and catching up...can't wait until next year! Here's a pic of all of us at dinner on the beach the first night we arrived...
As I said...there are more pics to come later (some of them are already posted on Facebook)... But now on to the REAL REASON that everyone reads our blog... our sweet Michael Reid!!!
He's growing and changing so quickly these days - I feel like I've missed something every time I go to sleep at night! I'm very thankful that Reid is getting on somewhat of a schedule now... He eats at 6:30am, 9:30am, 12:30pm, 3:30pm, then 6:30pm. We put him down to bed about 8pm, and then he usually only wakes up at 1:30am to eat then goes right back to sleep until morning. What an angel! His pattern is typically eat, play for about an hour, then nap. During his eating and play time, he is so happy... he laughs, talks, and loves to be held!
He's also pushing up on his elbows during tummy time, holding his head up really well, and has started copying different faces we make. Here's a picture of him with Uncle Craig last week...Aunt Neely captured the perfect picture of how he studies your face and copies what you're doing...
What a smart little man!!! =) This Friday, we go to the dreaded 2 month well-check where Reid will have to get his first big round of shots...no fun. I'm not looking forward to it at all, but hopeful that it won't be as bad as I'm anticipating.
And...on the adoption front... we had our first post-placement visit with Kris Miller (executive director @ Little Flower Adoption Agency). I didn't know quite what to expect, but everything went really well! It was so much fun to introduce Reid to Kris - she helped us tremendously in getting started with our adoption process as well as conducted our home study, so we had a great time today. This is the first of several post-placement visits that will take place with her over the next 6 months. Each month we are also sending in update reports, doctors notes, pictures, etc to the Adoption Alliance who will be finalizing our adoption this August in San Antonio (6 month finalization period in the state of Texas). We are counting down the days!!!
And, finally, here's a little video of what I get to wake up to every morning. As usual, Reid is pretty camera shy and most of the smiles/laughing stop when it comes out... but we captured a little sample of our happy baby boy!