Friday, October 2, 2009

I am in love with another man...

He may be a little man, but none the less MY little man.  I am so in love!  In love with my adorable bald headed boy!  I can't help but stare into those big brown eyes at every chance I get, and tell myself how much I truly adore him.  We are blessed beyond belief.  I promised myself and continue everyday, to not take one day, one hour, one single minute with my little guy for granted! We are so very fortunate to have been given this amazing gift from God.  So many years of heartbreak and disappointment and now we have this sweet little angel to call our own.  We know how lucky we are.  So, many others are still waiting or still trying and I know their pain all to well.  I won't for one minute forget all that we have gone through to make our dreams come true and I remember ever time I stare down at my little wonder that he is my little miracle.  He seems to change daily.  I see it in his face.  He is constantly making funny faces and he makes us laugh all the time.  He is absolutely precious and perfect in every way.  He is the BEST!  Mommy's little Monkey... and so the change for our blog layout and newest chapter in our journey.

 Today he went back for a follow up with Dr. Gentile.  Blaze has some drainage from his left eye that started just before we left India and continues to be a nuisance, but the Doc says it is probably caused by a bend in the tear duct and as he grows, it will straighten out.  It is quite common in newborns.  His own daughter had the same thing, and at 4 months it was totally cleared up.  So to help clear up the drainage he prescribed some drops.

Blaze is now a whopping 8.13 lbs and 21 inches long.  He gained over a pound in 2 weeks.  WOW!  He continues to thrive and the Doc is very pleased with his progress.  Next visit is in one month for the start of his vaccines.  UGH!  Poor little guy.  At least we have a month until that sure to be unhappy, but very important day.  He has been sleeping in his own room for about a week now in his big boy bed (aka crib).  He looks so tiny in this big crib compared to the playard.  Our baby monitor (after much deliberation and research, we decided on the Sony 900mhz 27 channel, and it works really great) is a Godsend now, as we are able to move about the house and not worry about not hearing him stir. 

This weekend my sister and 2 nieces are arriving for a visit to meet our newest family member.  This will be his first family visitors, and they are coming all the way from Canada.  They can't wait to see him and I can't wait for them to see his beautiful little face.

We chatted with both the SI Docs last night.  We try and keep them updated personally on their growing Godson and send photos as well.  KT had been into the clinic last week and is doing well and often asks about the 3 of us. She saw the pictures of Blaze that are up in the SI office.  It is so nice to be able to have that contact and to know that she and her family are well.

In the mean time I have been occupying my time with some crafts.  I like to scrapbook and have been really bad at keeping up with it.  So, along the same line I decided to make some closet dividers for Blaze's closet, as I went a little crazy with buying and thought it would be easier to organize the closet with them.  They are fairly expensive for just cheap, plastic dividers, so I thought to save a few dollars and to keep me busy I would try and make my own.

They are certainly not professional by any means, but they have my personal touch, and the best part is, I had fun making them.

Bottom line, they will serve their purpose and organize my buying baby clothes obsession.  I think I have got it under control now though...I can finally enter a store and come out empty handed! or with just one cute little outfit!!  Now that's progress, can you imagine if I had a girl????

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The Millers said...

I love the closet dividers! Mind if I copy your idea?!

FET Accompli said...

Your posts make me tear up! I just love how you are in love with your little monkey! Those closet dividers are so cute, they're a great idea. I like crafts too - I just made a valence (for our window). It wasn't too hard, except for putting it up!! That was something hubbie had to be creative with.

Greg and Rob said...

Aww Those dividers are so cute! I am not sure how you were able to take care of a newborn and make these. Now that's a mom! Juggeling 6 things at once. Thanks for the Bithday wishes. Blaze is soo adorable!

Mandy said...

I love your posts girl, and i see the creative side to you they look AMAZING, an dwhat a great idea, u inspire so mnay of us...he is too cute, no wonder another man has stolen your hun! i'll be reading....lets hope another love of my life will happen when we go in Feb.

Bobby said...

Love the new layout. We need to get together soon we want to meet the little guy! Drop a line.

Chantelle & Cyndi our life said...

I love the dividers. I wish I was crafty.
And... Blaze, he was cuter than I could ever imagine. And he is not just cute because he is a baby. He is a beautiful baby. Don't tell Cyndi, but I loved watching him suck on his thumb, something I never thought I would find cute. I had so much fun holding him. He made me more confident as a mom to be. Thank you for sharing your beautiful boy. He is a gift from God. Yeah he looks like Gerry, but Rhonda he looks like you too. He has your heart. What a beautiful family.

Doug R said...

Blaze is so cute. Congratulations. And thanks for the well wishes and prayers for Bill and I. We'll see if things work out the next time around.

Take care,

Sarah and John said...

Glad to hear Blaze is doing well. He's growing so fast!
We'd like to come over and see him. Call us when you have the time.
Savannah also had the same thing with her eye but it's better now. I like the dividers you made for Blaze's closet.

Anonymous said...

Rhonda, I found your blog today. I will tell about ourselves later but first I have read every post to this day (Oct 9th, 2008) and I am all tears..and I am a guys BTW.. I am reading it like a diary of yours...I don't know what happened later. From the profile pic it seems you guys are parents now...but want to keep my self in suspense for the time being.

your blog is very touching...and did I say I had tears already twice. We are an Indian couple in early 40's and contemplating to go this route. Having tried 8 IVF cycles here in Cali with our own eggs and from 2 donor eggs we almost gave up few years ago....but as they say deep wound don't go away easily...we are feeling lost lately and thinking all possible alternatives..........

Thank you for this blog. You will hear from me again.
- JS