We've got some fussy babies around here, LOTS of teething going on, and some serious separation anxiety setting in. Even Gracie and Seth, our easiest, are starting to try to claim their share of Mom and others (which is good - we want them to assert themselves and not be forgotten in the shuffle!). It's flattering but not ultra-fun to be so desperately wanted. Of course, they still manage to be super cute and do funny things. Still, if you would please pray for happier, less pained babies, we'd appreciate it!
Last night Gavin and I nearly stepped on a copperhead snake (a baby one) right after our friend Ryan said, "Look out for copperheads around here!" Thank God we saw before we stepped. :}
In other news, Will pulled up on a bouncy seat yesterday all by himself! Yay, Will! So now he, David and Marcie can all pull up. Seth is so stable sitting he can really reach the toys in front of and around him. Not that he doesn't still occasionally topple over. He's still mostly tolerating his "bolus" feeds (more volume at once instead of small volumes continuously), and his oxygen saturation this morning was 99%! Praise God he hasn't needed any supplemental oxygen in nearly a week. We pray that continues!
Thanks for praying with us and for us - we need it and feel it! Thanks also to all you who serve us in so many ways, and a belated huge thank you to "Anonymous" for your gift(s) to our organization account. We are SO blessed!
Love in Christ,
|Marcie and Will (Will LOVES hanging upside down!)|
The babies like to feel each other's faces.
|A better picture of Will's face|
|Gracie's turn to see Marcie upside down!|
|It's hard to see in this picture, but Will got into the cedar mulch and was trying to eat it. There are small pieces all around his mouth. Then we dug a stone out of David's mouth. They are SO busy!! We came inside after that.|
|I went to Dallas Baptist University, as did my siblings, and my dad teaches there as an adjunct. Five new little Patriots!|
|Seth, Marcie, David, Isaac, Gracie, Will. Thank you for the shirts, DBU!|
|The whole crew. I can't believe our family has 8 people in it now!|
|And another one. It's really hard to get everyone looking at the camera at the same time!|
|David. The light on his chest is from the open window.|