Thursday, August 20, 2009

Can the Sound of Packing Tape Make you Go Deaf?

We are so excited about our new house and our move next week. We will be packing up the truck Wednesday night at 5pm for anyone that would like to help, we need all the help that we can get. I have really discovered what it means to live in the moment and just take it one day at a time. It is kind of scary to think how calm and not overwhelmed I am. (ask me again next Wednesday) Maybe I am in denial or it is just God . I am going with the latter, b/c frankly rivers scare me. That was funny(get it denial - The Nile) sorry for lame jokes. Here are some pictures of the new house. I include three pics that are my favorite features. We are truly blessed to have landed it and can't wait to make it ours. Outside of the house, I was so excited that it had grass! A lot of homes in that area do not.
The kitchen
The screened in porch that overlooks the huge fenced in back yard. Scout is going to love it!

We are feeling every emotion possible going in to this move, but mostly excited. I can't wait to be done with all the packing. The best thing about our house is that we have room to grow and have people over. So if you are ever in the neighborhood, stop on by, we would love to see you.

On the Wesley note, he is doing great. He had his 4 month immunizations and was sore from those, but he took it like a champ. After spinal taps and blood transfusions immunizations are a walk in the park. He still is on the verge of 12 lbs. He is becoming more aware everyday. He is starting to look around and focus on things and making little noises. I have so enjoyed the past couple of weeks and am bonding with him in new ways. He is such a stud.

Greg is doing great with his new job and Wesley and I are joining him down there tomorrow for a leaders retreat. Please pray for all the new transitions. We are excited about what God has in store for us and excited that he never leaves us or forsakes us. The same God who so intimately cared for us in Greensboro and Asheville will care for us in the Sandhills. What more could you ask for. Gotta go to bed, someone is going to waking up in a couple of hours.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Bath Time!

Here we Go!
Relaxing in the tub

The defiled tub

Snuggling up after the bath

Here are a couple of pictures of Wesley's bath time at Mimi and Pawpaw's. Wesley loves taking a bath if you have the water warm enough. I have been having fun bathing him. Who wouldn't love a sponge bath in the warm tub? I know I would. Everything was going great till the water started having this stuff float in it (I think you know what I am talking about) Wesley pooped in the bathtub for the first time. I love my clean little boy.

Vacation at Mimi's and PawPaw's

Greg started his first week of work this past Monday and was in the Sandhills for the week, so Wesley and I stayed a couple of nights with my parents. We had a lot of fun and they were a big help. I have not been that good at taking a lot of pictures, but here are a couple from our week there. Wesley went to the eye doctor for his ROP and it is completely resolved! He will not go blind now. He also went to the Pediatrician and weighed in at 10 pounds 12 ounces. Holy big baby! Wesley turned 4 months on the 5th but his adjusted age is 3 weeks this past Thursday.
We are so enjoying him and I love having my hubby back home. I heard he did a great job his first week!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Wesley in Pictures

Wesley hanging out with the Looneys

First trip to Nana & Pappy's (Greg's Parents)

Wesley with me and by best friend Tara

Wesley with Aunt Elisabeth and his cousin Miller. Miller and Wesley are 16 days apart, can't you tell?

Wesley snuggling with Uncle Chad and Aunt Stephanie

Chilling in his polo, thanks Hoods for the outfit.

Wesley with some of the staff at Grace in Greensboro. They had a shower for us the other day and got to meet Wesley. I do miss hanging out with these people everyday. They are a lot of fun.

Wesley sleeping on the couch

Sleeping on the couch, who doesn't love falling asleep on the couch ?

Just had a bath. Trying to keep the head warm.

Tummy time

Wesley meets my brother Chad for the first time. One of the special people that Wesley is named after is my brother Chad Wesley Kraska.

Here are some recent pictures of our not so little guy. Last week Wesley weighed 9 lbs. 11 oz, so we are pretty sure that he is over 10lbs. We will find out Tuesday when we go to the Pediatrician. We have officially been home for 3 weeks. In the three weeks that we have been home we have: brought a baby home from the NICU, sold a house, bought house,and Greg has started a new job. It has been busy. Some exciting news Wesley slept 6 hours last night! I fed him at 1am and he didn't eat again until 7 am. I was pretty excited, but thought that he would never wake up. Sleep is so good.