It's been a LONG time!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011 2:26 PM Posted by Heather Kirk
Wow so now it's December and I haven't posted on here since July...I think it's safe to say life has been super busy since Jude has entered it! Each day I am amazed that God gave us such a wonderful gift! It's hard to believe that just over 6 months ago this precious boy was still in my belly and Jared and I had no idea what we were in for.  We have learned so many things over the past 6 months.  
One thing we have learned a little more is how much our God loves us.  It's cool God gives us a glimpse of how much he loves us by giving us children.  Of course, we will never know fully but here on earth my heart is full! 
Another thing we have learned is patience! Wow is it difficult when those nights come and sleep is very little and the day comes and naps seem non existent! At those moments I pray that God will calm my spirit and give me the tools I need to be the best mom for Jude.


Jude's Development
I think we have the most smiley boy in the whole world.  I get comments all the time on how happy (and cute) he is! Jude LOVES people. He has such a great personality and lights up people's days!
Jude is now eating baby food two times a day.  Some of his favorite things to eat are: carrots, squash, peas and green beans.
Jude is now a good sitter.  He began sitting about 1 1/2 months ago but now he is pretty independent.  He has also begun the journey of crawling.  For about 4 weeks now he has been up his hands and knees and each day he gets closer to crawling.  I know that when that day comes I am SO in trouble because he loves to explore!
Jude is also a talker! He loves to make noises, laugh and babble.  He is going to be a talker like his Uncle Ken!
As far as sleep goes, for now he is taking 2 long naps (about 1 1/2 hrs) and a short nap to help him get to bed time.  He usually gets a bath around 7p.m. and goes to bed at 8 p.m.  He usually can make it till 6:30 a.m. and then I try to hold off feeding him till 7 a.m. I am hoping one day he'll get the hint and sleep till 7! He is a great eater and I am still nursing.  I pray I will be able to do it for much longer!
His breathing has gotten much better but he still breathes rapidly sometimes. Nothing was ever found to be wrong with our son so Jared and I try to remember that our God is a healer and took care of our little boy!
Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers for baby Jude.  He is the love of our lives!
 4 Month Photo Shoot
 4 Month Photo Shoot

 "Thanksmas" with Papa and Mama
 Jude is about 5 months
 5 months

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