Saturday, August 21, 2010

Liam at 4 months

Baby boy....
you're changing every day right in front of our face.....you're getting so big and starting to grow further and further from our little newborn. I think this is our favorite time with you so far....you are funny, you have a personality, you are all smiles, a happy child to say the least, you love your daddy with all of your heart and think he is the funniest thing you've ever seen and you like to cuddle with mommy and bury your face on my shoulder when you first meet someone because you're bashful. At your four month appointment, you weighed 16 lbs 10.5 ounces and were 25.75 inches long. You're in the 75th-90th percentile for height, weight and head size. Dr. McDowell gave us the "ok" to start you on solids and you are taking to them wonderfully. Rice cereal is not your favorite but you love oatmeal. So far we've also introduced green peas, squash and green beans and you've liked all of them! Mommy is determined you will be a fruit and veggie eater so as you get older we can go to the farmers market on the weekends and pick out yummy foods to share. You love tummy time and are scooting your way across the floor....you'll be crawling in no time! You've also started daycare at Presbyterian CDC! You are in the Bears class and your teachers are Mrs. Tina and Mrs. Star.....So far you like playing bubbles and reading books there and are starting to learn to finally sleep in a crib.

You've also discovered Buster and Maggie recently....You think it's so funny when Maggie comes to give you kisses and you watch them play for long periods at a time. You've started reaching for them to touch their faces and you laugh at them when they are near you. Your favorite toy is a red square teething ring....you are grasping it with both hands and you love to just hold it while you sit in your bumbo seat and look around.
You are growing so fast punkin.....Daddy and Mommy are amazed at how fast you've changed and how much you've grown. We can't wait to watch you learn to sit up soon and start crawling.
We love you baby boy! You are a true gift from God.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Absence makes the heart grow fonder....

It has been a whirlwind few weeks at the Phillips house and I have a ton to blog about but I want to take a second today to focus on my husband.
Last year, Adam decided he'd been in engineering long enough and wanted to follow his passion.....he became a teacher and busted his butt to get it done! I've never seen someone so determined.....I have never been more proud of him.

Today, he left for Duke University for 2 full weeks.....the longest we've ever been apart in our 7 years together.....the hardest thing I've ever had to do....watch him say goodbye to not only me but to Liam knowing he wouldn't see his baby boy for 2 full weeks at such a young age. He is there for training for the upcoming school year-2 intense weeks-full 8 hour days of non stop classes and labs just to learn what he'll teach his kids this year. I am so very proud of him.....sad for me because he's my best friend and I never want to leave his side but so proud of all he's doing and his hard work.
I am of course teary eyed as I write this.....I will miss his laugh and his smiles when I get home after a long day at work....I will miss watching him with Liam and how wonderful he is.
I want to take this chance to thank him.....for the sacrifices he made while I was pregnant, on bed rest and as  as he stayed home this summer on his "vacation" and played not only daddy but house husband as well. He has stepped up to the plate while I had to return to work and I have never seen someone give so sacrificially of his time and energy. Adam, you are a blessing to us...Liam and I will be okay here without you but we don't want you to think for a second that we don't miss you. Thank you for leading this family, thank you for working so hard to provide....we can't wait for you to return so we can spend the 2nd half of this year together....just the 3 of us.....for the next phase....a new school year and a baby boy watching his daddy lead others....a wonderful example you set for our son....He is lucky to have you as a daddy and I am blessed to call you husband and best friend.

 Rock your training honey.....you were meant to do this! God gave you an amazing gift....run with those talents and don't look back!
I love you so very much and I'm counting down the days!