So it’s only month 3, and I’ve already fallen behind on the Simon updates I wanted to do for him. Oh, goodness!
When Simon was two months old (Feb 15th) he experienced his first move! We boxed everything up and unpacked everything, and are starting to actually feel settled in our new home! I still have lots of “projects” I want to tackle (Michael rolls his eyes at my daily mentions of spray paint, sandpaper, and refinishing…) But we are getting settled nonetheless. Simon, you are such a joy! Your brothers think you are the greatest little ball of fun ever, and I love watching you smile back at them thinking they are just the most hilarious capsules of energy ever! We like to watch you discover your hands too. You get so excited about them and kick your legs excitedly. You sure are packing on the pounds too! Just like Trevor was, you’re close to the 100th percentile for weight! Unlike your brothers though, you’re really tall too! The boys were always in the 60th percentile for height, but you’re in the 80th! We love to “talk” with you and you sweetly coo and gurgle at us while smiling. You have such a sweet spirit.
You started your first BSF class this month too! I walked by your 0-2 year old class on the way to my lecture and all the babies were in a circle in their carseats or in the teachers’ arms (my friend Becky was holding you) and they were telling you the about 4 sentence Bible story that was an abbreviated version of the one your brothers and I were hearing (Isaiah). Then they started singing the hymns over you! I cried. How awesome that seeds of God’s truth are being planted in you so early. 2 Timothy 3:15 rings true! “and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus”!
You turned 3 months old (March 15th) this month! I cannot believe how fast the time is flying. We received devastating news that Dr. Chuck died suddenly, and we flew down to Texas right away to be with Nana Nu and family. It was precious to see your sweet smile bring joy to people though even in the midst of tragedy. Auntie Laura (Musfeldt/Walker) carried you all around one afternoon because she said you were helping her cope with the loss of her amazing dad, even if it was just for a few hours. You sure are a blessing.
I tried putting you in your room overnight a few days ago, but around 11 pm, I went and picked you up- sound asleep- and brought you into our room! My heart is having a REALLY hard time with you growing up! Last night I decided I was going to try again, and I seriously had to talk to God about it for a good ten minutes, asking Him to enable me to hold you with open hands- for I know it is GOD who sustains you and carries you, not me. I asked Him to help me to embrace the next stage of life with you and not hold on so tightly to the past. He is helping me because sure enough, I put you down in your crib at 9 pm with great peace, and did not go back to get you until 7 am! He’s growing me Simon! :) Thanks for being His instrument in that!
I captured a few of your smiles (but, Lord help me to figure out my camera settings better so they aren’t so fuzzy!) Love you little dumpling! (Thanks for the nickname Charlene Hoadley!)