Wednesday, July 22, 2009

my boys

Okay, I knew this would happen. Over night my baby became a very big boy.

Joshua has been doing really well lately. Last night Jon & I were discussing how amazed we are with Joshua & how normally he's developed after all he's been through. He has always been really good at speaking, but just recently he's been putting sentences together. He's been putting 2 words together for quite a while, but it still amazes me that he's growing up so fast. It feels like overnight he went from asking "momma, bottle?" to "I want my bottle!" He's a smart little guy! I think back to his last dr. appointment when I was asked if he could say at least 10 words...he is light years ahead of where anyone expects him to be.
As far as his new role as big brother, he's doing better each day. He would get sad every time I nursed the baby the first few days, but now Josh tells me to feed Sam if he get fussy. Luckily we've been blessed with a very mellow baby who doesn't do much crying, he's been so pleasant, and so very lovable! I think it'd take more of a toll on the rest of the kids if he were a really fussy, high maintenance little guy. So things are going well overall, but I know Josh well enough to know that he still doesn't quite feel settled with all of the changes that come with a new baby. I imagine that will fade with time.
But in the mean time, I can't deny that he does in fact enjoy being the "big brother" and does a good job at it!


Liz and Scott said...

What a cute picture - the size difference b/w those two is amazing! You forget so fast how itty bitty newborns are.

Hetrick family said...

What beautiful beautiful boys!!!

Josh looks so happy to be a big brother. The picture melts my heart. Maybe "brothers" will be in the cards for us, someday...

Congratulations Joshie, you've got yourself a Buddy for LIFE!!!

The Sam Elmers said...

That is a fabulous photo and what you say is so true. Owen (who's really small for his age) morphed into a giant when we brought Gabriel home. It's amazing when you get them together and see the difference a few years makes!