Lincoln is now six months old! Â We are so very proud of him. Â He grows more and more both physically and mentally each day! Â We had his six month check up yesterday, and his doctor is very happy about him developmentally. Â Everything we told him, the Dr. was very happy to hear! Â We will be introducing rice cereal in the next days. Â I am excited about that – hopefully he likes it! Â I was able to find a dairy and soy free rice cereal at the grocery store, but I might just make my own – we will see!
Here is a picture we took for his “6 month photos”!
In a couple of weeks, Lincoln will be 6 months old already! Â I just love watching him grow and change! Â We will be starting to feed him solids after his doctor appointment, and I plan to make his food myself. Â That way I can watch the ingredients, save money, and hopefully give him a healthier start! Â So far I have received some great advice about doing this, and I look forward to talking with other moms about best practices!
I welcome advice!
Here is a photo of Link from this weekend. Â We were at the mall with Grandma Jill, and he was sitting right in his stroller (instead of in the carseat hooked to the stroller). Â He looks like such a big boy! Â He enjoyed sitting and looking around, but mostly enjoyed eating the strap of his stroller!
I am worrying today about someone/something that I do not know well, and can do nothing about. Â I think this is a character flaw that I have – wearing the weight of the world on my shoulders. Â This happens all too often. Â When bad things happen, I decide that there was something I could have/should have done to stop it. Â I forget that the only thing that I can do, is pray. Â God has this all under His control. Â I try not to question why He “let” it happen, because that is not true nor does it help. Â And because I can not do anything about this situation in particular, I blogged about it instead.
What an amazing year this past one has been! Â I received the greatest gift that I could have ever asked for in July: a beautiful son. Â Lincoln has made me the person I have always longed to be. Â There is not one moment if 2011 that I would wish to change. Â I am so proud of the almost 6 month old that he has become! Â I love myself more than ever. Â I have realized what an amazing mate my husband is. Â I am completely refreshed! Â More joyful, compassionate, patient than I ever have been. Â I have a much greater love for our God!
My first time holding Lincoln:
He was able to leave the special care nursery about 5 hours after he was born.
Justin holding our sweet boy:
I am looking forward to this next year with such excitement! Â We will pay off one of our cars this year. Â We will watch our sister Amy graduate and get married. Â *fingers crossed* I will be graduating from grad school this year! Â Lincoln will be growing and changing every moment!
What a wonderful new year we have entered. Â I am so excited!