Monday, December 31, 2007

Chirstmas 2007


I have a few minutes to write while Noah rest peacefully in his swing (which by the way he has almost grown out of!).
We had a very busy Christmas. We first went to visit Grandma and Grandpa Morton in Iowa. We spent the Wednesday before Christmas up until Christmas Eve at their house. It was a lot of fun. We got to see Uncle Jeff and Aunt Ida and their two girls Maddie and Grace, they all loved meeting their new cousin. Eventually the whole family showed up and we were able to spend December 23rd all together just opening presents and spending time with each other. It was a lot of fun. Noah got some really cool gifts that make lots of noise! Unfortunately though he slept through all the excitement. (maybe this was a good thing!) Seth and I also got really awesome gifts, some nice clothes and Seth got a flash light that he can wear on his head...he is really excited about this and made us go out and buy batteries for it yesterday!

On Christmas Eve we drove to Wisconsin to be with Grandma and Grandpa Flick and family. We made it there in just enough time to see Noah's cousin Lexi play Mary in the Christmas program at church. We then went to great grandma and grandpa Flicks and spent time being passed around (Noah) from one person to the next! He wasn't so sure he liked this and eventually mommy took him back and he fell right to sleep in her arms! I think it was all a little bit overwhelming for a little guy!

We opened presents at grandma and grandpa Flicks house that night also...and again Noah slept through it all. :o) But yet again he got some really cool presents as did mom and dad! :o)

We had a lot of fun spending time with family but are happy to finally be home. We just returned home of Friday (December 28Th). It was a nice trip but a little long. Noah is just now getting back on schedule.

Unfortunately along with Christmas we received some bad news yesterday. Seth's cousin Jake passed away on Saturday afternoon. He was in a coma, he's been in the hospital for sometime and it was expected but nobody knew when it was going to happen. Everyone is grateful for the 21 years they got to spend with Jake (he had a congenital disorder), and we all are comforted knowing that Jake knows Jesus and was baptized and is in a much better place now! We are trying to figure out if we will be able to return to Wisconsin for the funeral. We are just waiting on work to when it will be.

My mom also has been going through some rough times physically. Currently my mom and dad are in Minnesota at the Mayo Clinic attempting to get results of test that were run last week. Please keep them in your prayers. We pray that the Dr's have some answers for her soon so that she can work out a plan of action. :o)
God's Blessings
Melinda
PS. Noah is now 2 months 3 weeks and 5 days old. Wow!!!!!!! He's growing so fast! Seth measured him the other day and he was 26 in long and we are assuming he is now well over 15lbs!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Noah sitting!!

Okay so please ignore my voice on the video, but look at how big Noah is getting. I was just wanting to see if he would do okay in the walker and well he did great!!!! It made him a little bit tired but over all it was a good experience I think.
Seth, Noah, Addie (our dog) and I are going to Iowa today to help my mom get ready for Christmas and then we will be spending Christmas in Wisconsin with Seth's family. It's going to be a long trip but hopefully fun. Noah will get to meet some more of his aunts and uncles and cousins. :o)
Have a very Merry Christmas!
Much love
Melinda
ps...can you believe that Noah is 10 weeks old today!!!!
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Sunday, December 9, 2007

Check out my Slide Show!

A video

We just wanted to share how gosh darn cute Noah is and his big smiles and noises...

God's Blessings

Seth, Melinda, and Noah
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Friday, December 7, 2007

8 weeks old




Noah turned 8 weeks old on Wednesday and I can't believe how big he has gotten. :o) He had his 2 month appoitment today and here's his stats...be prepared...he's one BIG baby!!!

Weight : 14lbs 15 oz. = 95 %

Height: 24 1/2 inches = 95 %

Head: 90 %

Noah also had his shots today, and he did great! He only cried for a few seconds and then was fine. He's a little bit sleepy now but all in all it wasn't nearly as bad as I had imagined it would be. Seth and I are both amazed at how wonderful of a baby Noah is. He's so content and happy the majority of the time. We are both really enjoying parenthood!! :o)

Noah has started smiling ALOT more and it's so gosh darn cute. He is also making lots of noises. Seth said he feels as though Noah changes every day, I would have to agree. :o)

Noah is growing out of alot of his clothes. He is wearing mostly 3-6months with a few 6 month outfits. It's crazy that our 2 month old looks more like 3 or 4 months old.

God has truly blessed us with a wonderful child and we thank God everyday for Noah!!!

Blessings

Melinda :o)