Six months!

Lincoln is now six months old!  We are so very proud of him.  He grows more and more both physically and mentally each day!  We had his six month check up yesterday, and his doctor is very happy about him developmentally.  Everything we told him, the Dr. was very happy to hear!  We will be introducing rice cereal in the next days.  I am excited about that – hopefully he likes it!  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”!

Food for your Thoughts

In a couple of weeks, Lincoln will be 6 months old already!  I just love watching him grow and change!  We will be starting to feed him solids after his doctor appointment, and I plan to make his food myself.  That way I can watch the ingredients, save money, and hopefully give him a healthier start!  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.  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).  He looks like such a big boy!  He enjoyed sitting and looking around, but mostly enjoyed eating the strap of his stroller!

Those who can’t, Blog.

I am worrying today about someone/something that I do not know well, and can do nothing about.  I think this is a character flaw that I have – wearing the weight of the world on my shoulders.  This happens all too often.  When bad things happen, I decide that there was something I could have/should have done to stop it.  I forget that the only thing that I can do, is pray.  God has this all under His control.  I try not to question why He “let” it happen, because that is not true nor does it help.  And because I can not do anything about this situation in particular, I blogged about it instead.

A Glance Back and a Look Forward

What an amazing year this past one has been!  I received the greatest gift that I could have ever asked for in July: a beautiful son.  Lincoln has made me the person I have always longed to be.  There is not one moment if 2011 that I would wish to change.  I am so proud of the almost 6 month old that he has become!  I love myself more than ever.  I have realized what an amazing mate my husband is.  I am completely refreshed!  More joyful, compassionate, patient than I ever have been.  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!  We will pay off one of our cars this year.  We will watch our sister Amy graduate and get married.  *fingers crossed* I will be graduating from grad school this year!  Lincoln will be growing and changing every moment!

What a wonderful new year we have entered.  I am so excited!