Friday, December 19, 2008

5 Months and Counting!

Years ago I was told that I would not be able to bear children. Dayton was a miracle and the doctors all scratched their heads. Ellianne was yet another spectacular surprise that followed a short 14 later. They both attested to the fact that medical science is grand but that there certainly is a higher power and that there is a plan for each of us.

Mark wanted a little one of our own. This would make our little blended family mine, yours and ours; a modern day Brady Bunch with a twist. I was told my brain tumor was active again and quietly held little hope when BAM! the blessing came. Not one. Not two but THREE count them 1,2,3 miracle babies.

Adalie is a delight. She is 5 months old today and makes us all smile and politely fight for her attention. The kids can't wait to see her each morning and love kissing her good night. We take turns holding her during family prayer and everyone gathers when it is time to bathe her so we can all watch her splash and kick her legs around.

The pictures are endless and we have had to run some crowd control at times. Her sweet smile and soft giggles are a pleasant reminder of just how blessed we really are. Her little petite features are darling and her eyes always seem to light up when she sees someone she loves. Her arms flap around when she is excited and she is slowly mastering the use of her pretty hands (which aside from her darling nose are my favorite part of her!).

She lays in her crib and pulls her legs up and throws them down for fun and the only time she really complains is when she is hungry. I often wonder where her feet will take her and what she will do with her beautiful hands. She is porcelain like a doll and we do get that often! She is patient and tolerant and she really does complete us!

On the B Side: Life is never what *you* plan and it's a good thing as I would have messed it all up a long time ago!! I love our little family and wouldn't change one thing, not one. xoxo

8 shout outs:

Kristin said...

Wow! Still feeling the love. You amaze! Still loving you even if from a distance. Adi sounds adorable. I need to come see her. I'm so glad we blog so I've at least seen what she looks like. Maybe after the new year we can get together.

Clancy In Idaho said...

That girl has some beautifully intense eyes!!! She's so stinkin' cute and so is her mamma!

Mic and Jazzy said...

Adadlie is so adorable and we can't wait to see you guys after the New Year. Have a Merry Christmas and be safe in all of that snow!

Kaci said...

Wow 5 months already!! => She's so beautiful!

Linda said...

Congratulations on the 5-month anniversary of your 3rd miracle baby. The Lord does move in mysterious ways sometimes, doesn't he?!? She's an angel, just adorable!

Lois Grebowski said...

:-D)
this post makes me smile....

Marcy Stott said...

I love the pumpkin pic. Cute little blue eyed babe. So sad that they grow so fast.

Looori said...

Can I tell you how thankful I am for baby! She has done more in the 5 months of her life than she realizes. Remember when she was born a group of us would come over to visit on Tuesdays. Well baby has brought together new friendships from that. I have gotten to know you and your family more because of it. It also brought a unexpected friend into my life too. One that I needed at the time as much as she needed at the time. (she knows who she is). We have talked about how baby made our friendship possible. So, with that said, thank you for making baby!!