Monday, October 29, 2007

6 Month Checkup

Owen had his 6 month check-up and shots today. He measured in at a whopping 18 pounds 1 ounce and 26 1/2 inches tall. I sure get a workout carrying him around. Sometimes I wish he could crawl or walk but then I think about what he could get into and change my mind.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Our Halloween Pumpkins

I know it's 4 days until Halloween but I'm so excited. So excited in fact that I dressed up Owen early just to take his picture. I can't believe that the girl who refused for years to dress up for Halloween is now so excited. I even asked Barry if we could buy a couple pumpkins for our front porch and then preceded to tie their stems with some raffia after we got them. It amazes me how both my boys have changed my life for the better.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Legally Ours!

We had our adoption hearing at 9:30 this morning. Grandpa & Grandma Vest were there as well as Grandpa & Grandpa Luthy. It was all very formal. Barry and I had to be sworn in and then we were questioned by our lawyer. He asked us to state our names, address, and things of that nature. The judge reviewed our petition for Owen's adoption after that and then stated our petition was granted. Owen was pretty good but at the end he was acting tired. He hasn't been taking his naps for as long and often as he should. Anyway, we are so happy and relieved to have Owen now legally ours. He has brought so much joy and happiness to our lives. Now we just need to make him eternally ours. We hope to see as many of you as possible for next weekend.
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Monday, October 22, 2007

Look What I Can Do!

Owen likes to stick his legs in the air when I'm changing him.  He's not quite dexterous enough to get his toes in his mouth. Tonight he started putting his toes in his mouth so I went to grab the camera in hopes of getting a really cute picture. I couldn't get him to do it again but I must say this picture is still really cute. He's only put his toes in his mouth just once before. 

Here is Owen sitting up. He's oh so close to doing it without help. He tends to fall either face first or to the side usually because he's reaching for something. I really had to hurry to take this picture since he was starting to fall.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Our Little Boy

Teething Bites

I have two words for ya. Teething bites! Owen's teeth are playing at something and it has sure made him miserable. I purchased some teething tablets and some Baby Ora gel the other day and they seem to be providing some relief. He had a fever Sunday afternoon and diarrhea. The fever broke Monday night. He's definitely not as hungry either. It's just painful to watch!

We have a lot going on the end of this month. Friday we have Owen's 6 month pictures (early I know but I need to get the prints before his every one comes for his big weekend). Then comes our adoption finalization hearing, Owen's 6 month checkup with shots, Halloween, and finally his sealing and blessing. No doubt we're going to be busy but it's all rather exciting except for the shots. Anyway, I'll post some more another day.