We hit up the Zoo Lights again this year, but had a new addition in tow. Really, we had 3 new additions because my mom and sister joined us from the Northwest! We could not have gone on a better night, weather-wise. It was so warm and clear. Of course, the lights never disappoint!
Thatcher was only 2 weeks old on his blessing day, but we wanted to get him blessed while both my mom and sister were here. He did perfect, of course. It is a day I have thought about/looked forward to for many years. It was very surreal to finally experience it. Nate did a great job too! My mom and I made his blessing outfit...really she sewed 95% of it, and mostly by hand because it was so small. We had to take it in multiple times and it was still too big on him. Oh well, he still looked super cute and it will be a great memory. Thanks, mom!
Nate grew up in West Jefferson, which is about 10 minutes west of where we live now. Every year, his little town has a park that is decorated with lights. I have driven by it every year, but never gone in or participated in the events. Since my mom was here, we decided to go and see what it was all about. It really was amazing and Thatcher even got to sit on Santa's lap.
This has, by far, been the BEST month of my ENTIRE life! I could not be more happy being a mom to this little man. He has thoroughly enriched our lives. Not even the sleep deprivation can touch the elation I feel daily. Even though he is only a month old, we crammed a lot of activities and visitors in. This post will just be an overload of pictures, but the following posts will be activities we have done in his first month.
First Sponge Bath
First Real Bath
Momma's Stud Muffin
One of my Favs
He is only a few days old here and I could not have been more happy to wake up to this sight!
Already a deep thinker
One day old and Oakley already took a liking to him
Daddy is in LOVE
BEST Christmas present EVER
Just a "small" sampling of the Thatcher man. We love you and are so glad you choose to join our family.
I know I have a million other posts to add, but I really wanted to get this up for those of my friends and family that do not have Facebook. Obviously we are PREGNANT! In fact, we are now already 22 weeks along. We finally found out last week that we are having a BOY! He decided to be shy at our 19 week ultrasound. This time I knew even before the tech said what it was. It was VERY obvious!
After trying for 4 years, Nate and I could not be more ecstatic. We are pretty set on a name, but will probably wait awhile to announce it.
For now, here are some pics of the lil' one and some of me and my growing belly!