Sunday, December 26, 2010

Celebrating Jace's 1st Christmas

December was quite the month. Jace had all three of his surgeries on Dec. 7th (palate repair, circumcision, and tubes). Thankfully we only had to spend one night in the seemed every time we would get to sleep, someone would come in to check Jace's vitals. Now we are three weeks post surgery and he is finally feeling better (issues with the circumcision). His palate repair was quite severe...he had over 100 stitches! He was such a brave little boy!!

Christmas was so amazing this year. Eli was over the top with excitement! On Christmas morning, he thought we all needed to be up at 2:30am...WRONG!! Rob got up with him and they watched a movie...about fifteen minutes later, Jace wakes up. The three of them came in and tried to wake me up at 4:00am...I was like, no way, we are opening presents this early. So, Rob went back to sleep and I managed to get the boys back to sleep. Then the festivities began at 7am. Jace was a maniac at ripping open presents and Eli was so excited!!

It may have taken many, many years to become a mom, but all my life experiences have granted me the chance to be the best mom I can. A day doesn't go by that I don't thank God for blessing Rob and I with two amazing boys.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Happy 5th Birthday Eli!

Hard to believe that our little guy is 5 years old. Boy! Was he excited about his birthday!! Rob delivered ice cream sandwiches to Stride (Eli's school). He wasn't sure who was more excited; Eli having his dad at school or Jace being at school. Later that night, he wanted smoothies for his special treat before he opened his presents.

Now its time to get sentimental....
Every year around his birthday, I can't help but think about his birthmom. What an amazing woman she was to want the best for her birthchild. We are to assume that she will always wonder about him and hope that he has everything she dreamed he would. A day doesn't go by that I thank God for allowing us to become his parents. Thank you to all the birthmoms that allow their little babies the gift of life!