Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Boy oh boy

Ladies and Gentleman, we are officially parents and ITS A BOY!  Just for the record, I was right!  Ever since Xavier Gray Lanier (we call him Gray) was born on March 7th, all I have wanted to do is hang out and look at him.  If there is ever a spare minute, I just want to be with him (as folks can tell from my lack of most extracurricular activities).  The Lord has certainly sent us a gift and I love him so!

We headed to the hospital to check-in at 6:00am on March 7th and Gray made his entrance to the World at 12:29 (he was already like his momma and didn't want to miss lunch)! He was 6 pounds, 5 ounces and 18 and 3/4 inches long and he didn't even have a beard like his daddy!  He was perfect from the start and pretty much the most beautiful thing I have ever seen (so maybe he isn't our kid after all).  Our families and friends have welcomed him and given him more love than I could have ever imagined. He turned 4 months old on Sunday and I can't believe it.  People warned me that time would fly and they were right.  He has changed so much already.  It is so fun to watch him grow and learn!  Now he can smile and grab things (including my hair) and show his delight or disdain.  He is a little nomad baby going from person to person and sharing his joy.  I honestly think he has secret happy baby powers!

We have learned a lot in our short time as parents and are still trying to adjust to the fact that pregnancy is over and the next 18 years have started. We have learned that little boys are quite good with their aim from the very start of their lives.  We have learned that you never have to wonder when it is time for a baby to eat.  We have learned that you really can survive on little sleep but its not very fun.  We have learned that babies dont always have "that baby smell" and sometimes they just need a bath! We have learned that the love you have for your child is bigger than you could ever imagine and that baby snuggles are priceless.  As life and learning continue we are praying that this little man will be healthy in every way and a special man of God. Please join with us in the same prayer.

And now, in true annoying mother are a few pictures of the man cub. Enjoy! I certainly do!

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