Friday, August 1, 2008

5 Months Ago

5 Months ago, God gave us this:

Spontaneous Photo Shoot

5 Months ago, we became a family of 5. Chuck and I became parents of 3 boys. Chance became a big brother. Charlie fell in love. God showed us great mercy and grace as He helped and healed Chandler through his first 24 hours outside of the womb.

One of our first shots

And now, 5 months later, we have a bouncing baby boy.

5 months later.

Charlie's still in love. So is Chance. So is Chuck. So am I.

I thought life with 3 would be impossible for the first year. God has shown me that He's the God of the impossible. We definitely have those impossible moments, or days even. But it's not nearly as impossible as I thought it would be. Imagine that.

He was 8 pounds, 11 ounces at birth. It was 12 hours before he was given any sustenance. In that time, the nurses were amazed that he didn't lose a.single.ounce. "Big Chan" is now nearing 19 pounds! I'm not surprised one bit. Ha!

Spontaneous Photo Shoot

He's also gained at least a half a foot in length. I had to pull out the 6-9 month sized clothes yesterday. They all fit.

Spontaneous Photo Shoot

He's doing so much - jumping, standing, trying to sit up, eating baby food. He even gets upset if I'm holding him while I eat, because he wants to eat, too. "Big Chan" is pretty fitting, huh? ;)

Spontaneous Photo Shoot

I've had the privilege of looking at this smiling face for 5 months now. I can't imagine being any more blessed. Happy 5 months, Big Chan.


Mells said...

It's been 5 months already! Augh! Time is flying! Great pics and great information on Chandler's progress in the last few months! :) God bless you all!

Anonymous said...

You're so lucky to have gotten a third chance (or Chandler, in your case!) My girls have grown so fast and sometimes I think of how I miss these baby times. Enjoy every moment.