Thursday, January 31

4 months old!!!

Man, we are going to have to lather on the SPF 45 come summer time.

It is pretty crazy, but our little man is now 4 months old.
Let's see....
-LOVES his hands. I can barely get a picture without his hands shoved into his mouth. Most of my day consists of wiping slobber off his face and fingers. He is a very determined little guy and has actually accomplished sticking his entire fist into his mouth. Though it is cute, I have to watch him carefully because he gags himself and does not understand what is gagging him. I usually have to pull his hand out for him while he turns red and spits all around it.
-BASHFUL. David loves to smile at you and then kind of bashfully turn his face away while batting his eyes. Pretty funny.
-VERY TICKLISH. He even laughed while his pediatrician examined him.
-Can hold his bottle. SOMETIMES.
-REFUSES to roll over
-Incessantly stares at Marley.
-And we are back in the swing!!! WAHOO!
-LOVES his reflection in the mirror.
-No more TEARS during bath time.
-Commando crawls backwards.
-And eats rice cereal with smiles and laughter.

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Finally, we are moving to solid foods.
Don't be mistaken, I do not want David to grow up faster than he already is. BUT he has been more than ready for solids for almost a month now. We moved him to 5 ounces of formula every 2 hours and lately he has barely been able to make it even that long. Naturally, I shifted to demand feeding because the poor guy was starving all the time. In addition, he started waking up at 1 AM begging for food. So sad!! He hasn't woken up in the middle of the night since he was 7 weeks old. Thankfully, we have the go ahead on rice cereal. I am excited for this new addition to our routine and am hoping it keeps dave a little more at peace regarding meal times. I mean all this eating and he remains in the 25% for his weight. Let me just say his metabolism is not something he inherited from ME!!!!

At first, he doesn't appear to be sure of what he thinks. He really seemed to enjoy it though. After a few bites he would smile and laugh. Very cute!! After three feedings, he is now starting to open his mouth when he sees the spoon. It is rather strange seeing him sit in a high chair like he is old or something.

Such a cute little man

ok, i look like the babysitter here. i promise i am not 19.

hello there

quit hogging the blanket marley.
marley is still struggling with the idea that he is no longer our baby. AND that david is his master.

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Sunday, January 20

Though David loves his tummy and is ALWAYS playing on it, he has yet to roll over. Well, I say that, but he HAS rolled over in his sleep or in our bed from time to time. Even so, it seems a little bit of an accident and he quickly demands to be flipped immediately to his stomach. I am beginning to doubt if David will ever voluntarily choose to roll over. Funny little kid.

He is slowly starting to reveal a bit more of his sweet personality. He loves to smile at anyone who dares make eye contact with him. So cute.

My guys.

Learning to hold his own bottle! This is a slow process for us because David prefers that his hands remain clenched the entire time he feeds.

We are a Mac family to say the least and our little man is learning fast.

These two are growing so quickly it is crazy!! Bella is 2 weeks older than David and they seem like fast friends already.

Our little quirky kid will sleep in just about any position, excluding his back. He is now in a phase where he chooses to sleep facedown!! It's hilarious.

Sweet boy!!

Sunday, January 13

Sweet boys

Saturday, January 12

I am cute.

I love me some ESPN.
Sleep is good.
Despite the fact my parents continue to put this crimson hat on me, I am not a Bama fan.
Daddy is more fun than mommy.
Why was I wearing a lacey dress on Sunday?

Things I love:
my glowworm
my pointer finger
Baby Einstein

Things I hate:
laying on my back
empty bottles

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Thursday, January 3

As long as he lives, he is lent to the Lord...

"Oh, my Lord! As you live, my Lord, I am the woman who was standing here in your presence, praying to the Lord. For this child I prayed, and the Lord has granted me my petition that I made to him. Therefore, I have lent him to the Lord. As long as he lives, he is lent to the Lord. And he worshiped the Lord there." 1 Samuel 1:26-28

This word is on my heart tonight. Sunday, we will dedicate David to the Lord in front of God's people. It seems this event has lost some of its true meaning in a culture where so many do things out of tradition. I refuse to walk in the Lord's house on Sunday to dedicate my child as if this is some Christian right of passage. I fear I will forget how sacred of a moment Sunday morning will bring to our family and somehow dilute how huge this is. I know that David is the Lord's. I want a heart of submission about loving this child that has stolen my heart from day one. Even so, this commitment requires a lot of my flesh that I submit my only child to the care of the Lord. My trust will surely be refined in the depths of me I have yet to uncover. We want to walk in humility as we parent such a precious gift as a child of God. In order to be transformed in this way, I pray the Lord teaches us about stewardship of his children. I pray that we are equipped to love, train, and discipline David according to God's Word. I pray we are forgiving, patient, and true. Please join us in these prayers as we offer our child to the One he ultimately belongs to. We want to dedicate our hearts to raising this boy with all the truth that we hold so dear. We would like to invite whomever reads this blog to pray Jeremiah 17:7-8 over David Grantham. This is the word that we have chosen for our pastor and church to pray through during the Sunday morning service. And since we believe praying people draw the attention of a good, loving, faithful, and just God; we ask you to call forth truth for our son.

"Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord,
whose trust is the Lord.
He is like a tree planted by water,
that sends out its roots by the stream,
and does not fear when heat comes,
for its leaves remain green,
and is not anxious in the year of drought,
for it does not cease to bear fruit."
Jeremiah 17:7-8