Weight: 13 pounds this month! I can see you growing yay!
Clothing: You are finally in 3 months and a few 3-6 month jammies.
Sleep: This week's sleep has been no bueno. It didn't help that we went camping for 4 days where you woke up 5+ times a night. Cold and dark tent apparently aren't your thing and even though we've been home a few days sleep isn't happening. Can you go back to only waking up 2 times a night please!?!
Eating: You are doing well and you can see it in your chub cheeks~which I love. You basically only love nursing in quiet private places though. Which means no chatting or eating while trying to feed you :(
Personality/Mood: Sometimes I think you are the happiest boy and other days I'm like "what on earth is wrong with this child" because you fuss and fuss and cry. I think I am still figuring out your mood and what kind of personality you will have.
New This Month: Grabbing your feet!!! I also heard a slight giggle from you but wouldn't call it quite a laugh yet. Also tried out the bouncer for the first time and you weren't a huge fan but tolerate it for a few minutes.
Loves: Me. Holding. You. All day long lol. preferably standing up. I am very thankful you do take good naps though and you love napping on your tummy! You also love being home which is pretty cute. When we are running around doing errands you get super fussy and when we are finally home I can see your whole body relax.
As many of you who know my family heard, my Grandpa passed away almost 2 weeks ago.
We had a family service today to celebrate his wonderful life so I deemed it appropriate to blog about it :)
By 94 years old he had enjoyed an amazingly full life of God's love, mercy, and grace.
Today we had just a family gathering and I really loved hearing my dad and uncles walk us through grandpa's life. Everything from serving in WWII to shenanigans with his family it was full of wonderful memories and new stories. He was a shrewd business man and entrepreneur, but really was a developer at heart. I remember even as a toddler that entrepreneur mentality was taught to me by him as he told me to collect all the snails outside his house for a quarter each. And as we remembered today, he mostly was a developer of people. I only had seen the tip of the ice berg in this area and have learned recently how private he was about his giving (sorry gpa now I'm blogging about it :/ ) But it was such a blessing to hear of how many people he invested his time, resources and finances to as he helped enable them in life. I can even remember just a few years back he was walking around our property checking out the newest projects Jeremy was working on in our house.
He and my Granny (yes that's what we have always called her and it never seemed weird to me until my friends would giggle whenever I said it!) would be celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary this year and I think it's hilarious that they drove to Reno in the snow on a dare to get married. So you can keep her in your thoughts and prayers as I can't imagine losing your life partner after so long.
Today was a great celebration and I pray that as I have been challenged today to do -- that I will continue to do -- is be able to S.T.O.P from the madness sometimes that is our life and look around and see the PEOPLE around me in need of God's love, mercy and grace. Relationships trump tasks and souls matter more than any projects that rule our day. I long to invest my time effectively in people and not get so busy in my own bubble of my own world that I miss out on the joy of blessing others.