“An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.’ Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men.'” Luke 2:9-14
Thomas and I took Wesley to his 6 month well-baby visit & Daniel to his 3 year check-up Monday. Everything was good developmentally but we did have to endure a conversation about weight, especially for Wesley. It reminded me of a similar situation with Daniel. So, rather than regurgitate the same rant over a different baby, I will refer you to the first spiel that was transferred over to WP from my old blog.
Added point: Daniel was in a low percentile on the growth chart because, according to the doctor, he is the average height of a 5 year old. He is also the average weight of a 3 year old. However, when you average those two together, you get a very low percentile, thus making him below average. The doctor was in full disclosure that this was the flaw with Daniel. So, should we not suspect that something similar might be for Wesley?I truly do like the doctor, but I hate this premise. She acknowledged the skinny mom tall dad fact too, but this still did not stave off a follow up appointment. I am suppose to go back in a month to make sure Wesley is not falling off the chart. I have not yet scheduled that appointment—-and I may not do it at all.
Pop on over to that post and let me know what you think and where your baby falls or fell! I would love to know what others think (again!).
Recently there was a life moment that I don’t want to forget, so besides just making a mental memory, I am going to record it here and share it with you. Let me take you back….
Daniel had grabbed his Daddy’s Bible off the bedroom nightstand. Cautiously, he carried the Bible into the kitchen where I was. He informed me, quite boldly, that he was going to study. This did my heart good, being that I knew he could put the Bible and studying together because that is what his daddy and I do. After plopping down onto the floor, he began to quietly lift and turn each page with care.
Once Thomas got home, Daniel wanted to “study” some more, so he brought back out the Bible. As Daniel turned the pages, Thomas asked him if he wanted to read about the birth of Jesus, to which Daniel shook his head no, pointed to the Bible, and replied, “No baby Jesus, baby Jesus there!” At which time he pointed to the nativity scene on the mantle.
Thomas gently informed Daniel that baby Jesus was in the Bible too, and he could help Daniel find that story. Daniel said that he could find Jesus himself in the Bible; he turned to Genesis. Believing in the Trinity and 3 in 1, you really couldn’t argue with that one.
Next, Thomas tried again to have Daniel let him turn the pages to the book of Luke with the Christmas story. Daniel finally handed his daddy the Bible. With the Bible in his hand, Thomas inched up to the edge of the couch and hunched over so that he and Daniel could be eye to eye, intimate.
It truly was a sweet and special image, a father and son moment that I was being fortunate enough to see. And although we are constantly showing and teaching our son the love of Christ in which we so strongly believe, along with Christ’s ultimate sacrifice on the cross for our sins, we’re not always blessed with a moment of opportunity so precocious with our newly 3 year old.
As Thomas gazed into Daniel’s eyes, he very softly spoke these words: “Son, do you know what the Bible is all about?” To which Daniel replied, “Yes, Daddy. Magic Corn.”
That’s right folks. This intimate moment was turned into one of extreme laughter, for my son told us that the Bible was about “Magic Corn.”
I have not a clue where this came from.
At least he sings “Jesus Loves Me” word for word on a daily basis. He’s got that going for him. :O)
I love photos of my sleeping kids! I have tons. The things is though, they are not of any kind of quality. I’ll just take a photo with what is near, like my cell phone. I have pictures of Daniel sleeping in a Rubbermaid tub when we were moving, Daniel asleep in all sorts of positions, Daniel asleep in the bassinet, crib, his car seat, our bed, the floor, Thomas’s chest, Daniel asleep standing up…..I think you get my point ;o). I am now working on my stockpile of Wesley photos! Anyway, the one above, of Daniel, was taken this summer while on vacation at the beach. I love how the butt of his stuffed bear is right in his face. Too cute. The slightly sun kissed cheeks are precious, but I know I am bias here. Remember to check out other sleeping photos over at i ♥ faces