Tuesday, June 19, 2012

It's Been a Month Already?!?!

Wow!  I can't believe it's already been a month.  And yet, this has been a long 30 days (tomorrow is the actual 30 day mark!).  We're so glad that Joseph joined our family!  Words can't express the joy and love I feel when I look at him.

He quickly learned Sam and my voices and turns his head to find us when we speak.  He has a strong neck (he's pretty much been lifting his head since birth), and has almost rolled from his back to stomach on multiple occasions (just yesterday, Sam went into the bedroom to check on him and asked me if I had laid him down on his side because that's how he was sleeping. {I really wish he would wait on this milestone!}).  Although he isn't "cooing," he is making noises that aren't crying :).  Joseph no longer hates baths, but I wouldn't say he loves them either.  So far, he has a few nicknames including Joe, Lil Joe, Broseph, and Trey (because he's the third "Joe"), but I still prefer to call him Joseph. 

Joseph - 1 Month

This first month has surfaced some emotions I wasn't expecting.  I think the toughest time was when I realized that if Aubrey were living, Joseph wouldn't be in our lives.  We've always wanted to adopt (we thought it would be great to have two biological then two adopted), but it hit me that Aubrey would just now be turning two and, if she were here, we would be trying for baby number two, not knowing that adoption was our next step. It's hard to wish for one child over the other; thankfully, we don't have to choose between the two because God made that choice for us.  For now, we will be content raising Joseph knowing that our family will be whole again someday.

1 comment:

  1. Jospeh is just as handsome as he can be! I'm soooo very happy for the three of you! We already love him, even though we haven't had the distinct pleasure of meeting him in person. God has truly blessed our family. Glad to see he's already a Pokes fan!!!

    Love you all!!