My little Man,
You are ONE! Seems crazy that this day felt like it would never be here.... as a parent I think you feel like you will have your tiny baby forever, then suddenly, your baby is so big!
You Malakai, are by far the best one year old I have ever met! You are a delight! You may have to share that title if you ever have siblings though!
Monday, 20 July 2015
My little Man,
Tuesday, 20 January 2015
Romans 15:13 - May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.Hi Squish,
Oh my goodness, you are half a year BIG! I can not believe how fast this came round! They say time flies when you are having fun, its so true.
So - let me tell you just how much fun we have been up to in the last 4 months.
You started doing all sorts of crazy things that take lots of skill!
- You roll over,
- Sit up,
- EAT EAT EAT
- Laugh so much!
- You talk to yourself a lot, and to us - Lots of Mamma and Dadda sounds!
- You are unbelievably funny, and you make every single day a JOY!
You are weighing in at just under 21 lbs, and no one quite believes us when we say your'e only 6 months old! You are very very tall!
In the time since our last letter to you, you have had lots of firsts! Your first solid food, first Christmas, first snow, first time meeting Great Granddad - (you loved him - of course!) - and so many more!
We can't believe how much you change day to day... the way you learn things all by yourself, such a testimony to Gods incredible design, being parents has made us more and more aware of how amazing God is... He never ceases to amaze us. We go the the Neonatal specialist so they can make sure you're developing well after all the troubles during pregnancy, and in true testimony to Gods healing power, you are doing better than fine - developing perfectly, we will never accept it as anything short of a miracle and a blessing! God is good. I am so looking forward to writing your 1 year update, just because I know that I will be even more blown away by God's goodness to us...it is ever increasing!
Psalms 145:9 - The LORD is good to all, And His mercies are over all His works.
Mamma & Daddy
Saturday, 20 September 2014
Two Months!!! When did that happen?
You are 13lb 9oz of pure funny bone! You crack us up daily with your little smiles and giggles! You respond to us more and more, you concentrate so hard on everything in sight!
You are growing out of clothes almost as soon as you've grown into them! I feel like you grow overnight.... its non stop and its a dream to watch you thrive so much!
You started coming to work with us this month - since you were about 6 weeks! You love all the people, and love hanging out in the wrap while Mama works! A major highlight of the month was your Ouma and Oupa visiting from Zimbabwe. They stayed for the whole month and it was so special to see them with you! They doted on you and did a great job helping us to look after you! You especially loved Oupas big shakes and Ouma took an impressive amount of photos of you! We hope that they will have a chance to see you again one day soon!
While they were here you had your first beach holiday - we spent a week in Abersoch, Wales, with the entire family - You didn't really have a clue where you were, but we like to think you enjoyed it! Who doesn't like the sea side after all? Your BIG cousins Sarah and Timmy were there with us and they lavished you with kisses and endless cuddles! You enjoyed bathing with them too! (Yes, you still LOVE to bath!)
James 1:17 - Every good and perfect gift is from above...We had the opportunity to have you dedicated (blessed) in church this month. It was a very special day, and we felt so grateful that we had that opportunity to thank God for you in front of our church family, and to tell them of how wonderful God is to safely bring you to us! We also prayed that we would, with Gods help, be able to raise you well :)
You are still a delightfully happy baby that gives us no trouble at all. You are laid back and just seem to go with the flow! Nothing seems to phase you much at all.
You are gaining weight like a champ - probably due to your endless eating! You are a healthy little chunk! We still have to get your head measured every two weeks to keep an eye on that fluid on your left ventricle - but so far so good! :)
My favorite things about being a Mama this month have been, seeing you make other people happy, and seeing you become a very smiley boy! I love giving you raspberries, and I absolutely love it when you laugh so hard in your sleep that your whole body shakes. I love the way you nuzzle my neck when you're sleepy! So cute!
Wednesday, 20 August 2014
Little Squishy Man!
Psalms 127:3 - 'Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him!'
How beautifully accurate that is - You are a blessing and reward! After all our worries while you were still in my tummy, we are all the more aware of how much of a gift each day is. Each one is a blessing that we will never take for granted.... I have enjoyed every moment of being your Mama!
Its been such an adventure already! You made us parents for the first time and its been so much crazy fun! I have loved watching you grow this month. You are more and more awake - you smile in your sleep ALL the time - and you laugh in your sleep too! I need to get this on video!
You love to bath, its your absolute favorite thing to do, well, that and eat! You eat and eat and eat - much like your dad! Last week you weighed in at 9lbs 5oz! You have had so many visitors and you love being passed around for cuddles. :)
You pull some absolutely cracking faces...some great scowls! I think you take after your Daddy in this respect, he is forever pulling faces!
You are such a great baby for us too - you eat well, rarely cry, sleep soundly & you are very sociable :) We so enjoy unwrapping the gift that is Malakai, slowly getting to know your character and the little boy that God made you to be!
I cant wait to see what the next month has in store for us! I only wish time would slow down! Loving all these moments!
My favorite part of being your mum so far - all the little froggy snuggles, you scrunch into a teeny little ball on my chest, right near my heart! I love the way you sleep with your little mouth open. I love your newborn smell, and all that downy hair. I treasure our middle-of-the-night feeds! Daddy loves your little yawn... he turns to mush every time!
Sunday, 20 July 2014
Dear Malakai Daniel,
Today you were born. It seems funny that you have been alive for so long and yet there is a big difference between eagerly awaiting you when you are tucked away in your momma's tummy and when we can hold you in our arms! Your momma and your daddy wanted to tell you a little bit about how we felt today, so here goes.
So I was stood next to your momma, seeing the worry on her face as she is desperate to hear your cries from the other side of the door.
Then we heard the most joyful scream we had ever heard in our lives. I left your momma for a few minutes, walked through the door and right in front of me I saw this...
Thank you, LORD, for bringing our son to us!
For Christ died for sins, once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. 1 Peter 3:18
|First time I laid eyes on you!|
You were given to me again, but this time you were far from lifeless...you grabbed my finger and clung to it. I will never forget the relief I felt, seeing you so full of colour, and so alert! I was so grateful to God. I never wanted to let you go again. Looking at you, everything felt calm.... This verse flooded me:
"Be still and know, that I am God!" Psalm 46:10
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