"I have told you this so that my joy might be in you and your joy might be complete." John 15:11

Monday, September 27, 2010

The Week in Review

Last week was pretty busy.  On Monday night, Philip and I got to hang out with these lovely ladies:

Little Miss S cuddled right up to Philip for a picture, but I'm afraid the little man got nervous with all the camera flashes.
Tuesday was Philip's doctor's appointments and shots. I have no idea what happened on Wednesday!  On Thursday Philip and I went out for a walk with a girl I met at a church picnic this summer.  She actually lives on the next street over from us and has a 5 month old son.  We are hoping to get out for walks every week.  As you can imagine, we had lots to talk about!

On Friday I reconnected with my friend/bridesmaid Jen at Ruby Coco.  We hadn't talked in a couple years, but we reconnected after she got our birth announcement.  She had a little girl (her first baby) exactly three weeks after Philip was born, so we compared notes.  I asked her to make us one of her beautiful wall paintings (scroll down on the linked site) for Philip's room.  I'll share it on here once we have it - could be a while.  I told her no rush.  I know how it is to have limited time with two free hands. 

Every fall and spring our town has a little craft fair and it is close enough that we can walk down to it.  So we did that for a bit on Saturday.  We don't usually buy anything, we basicaly end up going down there to eat lunch!  We did end up buying a Christmas ornament.  Our Kiwanis Club creates an ornament each year depicting something unique in our community.  We got the "Santa Cruise" ornament.  Santa Cruise is when the fire department drives Santa through the neighborhoods around Christmas time.  Even A and I have fun looking out the window as Santa drives down our street on the fire truck!  As I'm writing this, I am remembering that last year we were at Outback Steakhouse with Aunt Pam, Beth, and Abby when Santa drove through the parking lot.  They were in town for Sister Rosary's profession of vows I believe.

Yesterday we had a visit from one of Andy's co-workers and his wife.  Joyce is a seamstress and she embroidered all of Philip's stats on a cloth and framed it for us.  They also brought us a gift certificate to a local restaurant.  Here they are meeting Philip:
Miss Joyce must have really entertained Philip because he stayed up all afternoon and never really got fussy.  Looks like he is having a good time to me:

Last night I made Andy take some pictures of me with the little guy.  Andy is more of the video person and I am the camera person, so I was feeling like I needed some pics with Philip.  Here is my favorite:
Have a great week!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Two Months Old

Baby P turned 2 months old this weekend.  When we were in the hospital, one of the pediatricians told us to take a picture of the baby beside a stuffed animal that is his size when we got home and then to take pictures every month to see how he has grown.  Here is the first picture we took of him.  He was 4 or 5 days old at the time.

This was the babes at 1 month:
And here he is at 2 months:

This month he officially outgrew his cousin who is two months older than him:

and the cat:

He also started to smile and coo which is the best.  He is getting better at just hanging out and looking around. 

We had his 2 month appointment earlier this week and he is now 12 lb. 7 oz.  That is over 5 lbs. gained in 2 months!  The doctor is pleased.  He actually told us that when he becomes a parent he hopes he is as calm as we are!  I know it is shocking that anyone would call the two of us calm.  He said we seemed very self-assured and natural as parents and that if he were to guess, he we would say this was our third baby instead of our first.  Did I mention we love our doctor - ha ha! 

I think that is about all the news from the appointment, so I'll leave you with one last picture!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Our Blog Title

Welcome to our blog!  Yes, we are joining the ranks of family bloggers to help long-distance family and friends keep up with our life with baby P. After spending a few weeks contemplating a good name for the blog, we decided to consult our wedding readings (something we'd been meaning to do on our anniversary).  After reading through our gospel, two words stuck out to me...Joy Complete!  We both thought it was a perfect title for a blog about our new life with our sweet baby boy.  This is the life we have dreamed of for many years and we thank everyone for their prayers and support for us along the way.  So, to keep our first blog post easy, I'm posting the full gospel reading from our wedding:

"I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine grower.  He takes away every branch in me that does not bear fruit, and everyone that does he prunes so that it bears more fruit.  You are already pruned because of the word that I spoke to you.  Remain in me, as I remain in you.  Just as a branch cannot bear fruit on its own unless it remains on the vine, so neither can you unless you remain in me.  I am the vine, you are the branches.  Whoever remains in me and I in him will bear much fruit, because without me you can do nothing...If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask for whatever you want and it will be done for you.  By this is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit and become my disciples.  As the Father loves me, so I also love you.  Remain in my love.  If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commandments and remain in his love  I have told you this so that my joy might be in you and your joy might be complete.  This is my commandment:  love one another as I love you.  No one has greater love than this, to lay down one's life for one's friends.  You are my friends if you do what I command you.  I no longer call you slaves, because a slave does not know what his master is doing.  I have called you friends, because I have told you everything I have heard from my Father.  It was not you who chose me, but I who chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit that will remain, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name he may give you.  This I command you:  love one another."  John 15:1-17