Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Brown Eyed Girl!

Hey all!  After much guessing and variation, it looks like Paige's eyes have finally settled on a color.  They are a beautiful light brown, just like her daddy.  We'll try to post a good picture of her beautiful brown eyes.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

New PJ's

New pink pajamas with the bunny slippers built in.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Give Me a Hand

Paige is growing up so fast that it's hard to keep up sometimes.  She's 2 1/2 months old and growing like a weed - over 25 inches long and around 12 pounds now (praise God for normal weight gain!).  And now - she's discovered her hand.  For those of you not used to the stages of new babies, you may not realize that newborns don't know that their hands are attached to them and therefore have little control over what they do.  It's actually quite hilarious to watch as Paige pulls her pacifier out of her own mouth and then looks around for who stole it.  We always say that the elusive Binky Bandit has struck again when that happens.  But, I fear we may not be able to say that anymore.  This past week Paige has been mesmerized by her little hands.  She can stare at them all day.  And now that she has found them, she is bound and determined to use them.  Today, when I went to get her out of her car seat, she had pulled her little hat right off of her head.  She was quite proud of herself, laughing at me as I put it back on.  She has been very aware of the people and things around her for some time now, but now she is able to react more to them.  And she is so close to holding her head up all by herself.  She can hold it for a few seconds and then it teeters and totters.  Her independence grows with each new day, as does her appetite.  It's amazing to watch this little miracle discover something new every day and become more and more of who God made her to be.  We love being her parents and are so excited for all that's to come.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Miracles Abound

So we had to share yet another miracle that we have witnessed.  We mentioned in an earlier post that Paige's Aunt Alyssa and Uncle Brian are expecting a baby girl named Evelyn Renee.  What we didn't tell you is that in the same sonogram that confirmed she's a girl the doctor's found a cyst in the baby's brain, a choroid plexus cyst to be exact.  This condition is not uncommon and usually resolves in the 3rd trimester.  However, there are times when it doesn't resolve and it results in a condition called trisomy 18 - a horribly scary scenario.  We prayed and fasted and had wonderful friends join in with prayer and fasting.  And today they went back to the doctor.  They found that the cyst has shrunk down, and only a remnant remains.  They fully expect it to completely disappear and have no affect on the baby.  Isn't God amazing?  He never ceases to amaze us in all He does.  Perhaps the greatest miracle in all of this is that Alyssa and Brian experienced complete peace throughout this whole ordeal, proving yet again that God doesn't only take us out of the circumstance, but He also takes us through it.  Thanks for the prayers, and never underestimate God.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Halloween 2008!

Pretty Kitty!
We just finished celebrating Paige's first Halloween.  Truth be told, we are not big fans of Halloween.  We prefer to celebrate the fall harvest and the beautiful change of the season that God orchestrates.  But, we decided to enjoy the fun festivities of dressing up and being with family and friends this Halloween.  Paige Anna dressed up like a kitty cat and was way too cute for words.  It was so hard to get a good picture that really captured her adorable outfit.  We went trick-or-treating with Gina's family, and enjoyed some delicious homemade apple cider as we watched Charlie Brown (always a favorite!) .  Check out her cute paws and tail!