Sunday, September 26, 2010

Weekend Pictures

It seems like I always forget to take pictures during the week.  I get busy, and before I know it the week is completely gone.  Blake is changing so much that I really need to get better at taking pictures during the week.  It seems like he changes daily.  I tried to make up for the lack of  pictures this weekend.  So, here they are!

Us snuggling in the chair

 I love these lips!

 He hates bath time! This is the mean look he keeps on his face the entire time.  Hopefully he gets over his hate, because he has a ton of bath toys.

 Grr! So angry!

 Me and my little man
 NC State's good luck charm! They haven't lost a game since he was born. 
 Daddy's football buddy
 Ready for the game (notice his matching socks... what a cool kid).

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Happy One Month!

Blake is officially one month. I have no idea where that time went. My beautiful little newborn isn't quite as new as he was. He is still perfect though. I love the way he is fitting into our lives. He is such a good baby, and I really am trying to cherish this time (even the 4am feedings!). We have been working since 2008 for this, and I am loving every minute of it. So, happy one month baby boy!

Here are the many faces of Blake!

And some more pictures, because Blake is napping right now.

Wonder who got him this outfit???

I love that he is waving in this picture....

Monday, September 13, 2010

More Birthday Balloons

Thank you so much Jessica, Mike, and Alex for letting these balloons go all the way in Mississippi! It is so great to know that people remember our boys. You guys are great friends.

Happy Birthday Babies

Happy birthday Ethan and Jacob. We hope that you got the balloons we sent you two. You guys are so loved. You had balloons released all the way down in Mississippi just for you guys. How amazing is that?

Blake let his go first. He held on to them for awhile before he decided to let them loose.

About to let go
There they go

My turn
Joseph's turn

Friday, September 10, 2010

This is what I wake up to every morning....

Almost A Year

Monday is Ethan and Jacob's first birthday. Almost a year ago we were going through a nightmare. We were hoping and praying that Ethan would pull through in the NICU. Sadly, that didn't happen. This past year has had so many emotions for us. From the pure heartbreak of losing our baby boys to the pure joy of meeting Blake. It is almost overwhelming how much life can change in a year.

We took Blake to visit his brothers last weekend. It is important to Joseph and I that he knows about his brave brothers. They picked him out for us and made sure he made it to us safely. I have no doubt that they were watching over us in the OR on Blake's birthday.
There isn't a day that goes by that we don't think of Ethan and Jacob. They are very much still in our minds. Blake doesn't replace them at all... in fact he reminds us of the fact that he should have two big brothers showering him with attention.

So, on Monday... everyone take a second and think of our angels. Joseph, Blake, and I plan on sending them some birthday balloons. Hopefully they get them.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

I'm That Person

When we went through all of our struggles to get pregnant, it was always tough to see people posting picture after picture of their new baby. Now, I am that person. We take pictures all the time. I can't help it though. He is just so darn cute. So, I am embracing it.... and here are more pictures!! Enjoying the couch with Bailey

Tummy time fail.... He falls asleep every time.

Blake's first playdate!

I would just like to point out to everyone who made fun of me for buying baby leggings for my little boy.... how precious this picture is.