Little Bo is six months old today - already! Once again, I am shocked at how time flies. He is a very sweet and happy little sprout that brightens all of our lives.
Nothing like a baby to make mom look younger! That, and grainy cell phone cameras ;)
The kids all love dragging him around and playing with him. Here he is, sporting Miriam's doll glasses.
Playing with a plastic baggie. No worries, it's too small to pull on his head, too large to choke on, and he was being closely monitored. Only in America does every little plastic baggie come with a half dozen warnings on how life-threatening said baggie is. This one reminded me (amongst other things) that a 3" x 6" plastic baggie of air used for packaging DOES NOT work as a life safety device in water. Whew! So glad that was on there! It said nothing against being used as a car air bag, so I'm thinking it could double as that...
Being "fed" by big brother off an ice cream scooper. Notice how Stephen is using the little plastic baggie for a disposable food glove, like the ones we use at church whenever we serve ice cream. :)
This week was the first time we have been back to the cemetery where we buried little Jachin. Sadly, we were there for the funeral of another little baby in our church that passed away after being born extremely premature, too young to live. This poor mom endured the loss of twin girls due to TTTS this same time last year, and now, her rainbow baby joined his sisters in heaven. This couple has no other children on earth yet, and my heart just breaks for them. If you remember, would you please pray for them during this time, and for a healthy and safe pregnancy to come?
Boaz doesn't really sit unsupported yet, he just did for this picture.
Thank you again to all who prayed and supported us during my pregnancy with the boys. The fact that after all the complications, Boaz was born completely healthy and at full term is nothing short of a miracle. As I write this, I am daily praying for three other moms (all friends-of-friends) who went through pretty much the same as us: twins, TTTS, laser surgery, loss of one twin. However, unlike in our situation, all three of the other moms went into premature labor following the loss of one baby, and delivered their tiny, tiny survivors between 24 and 26 weeks. All three of them are currently in the NICU, growing and fighting for life.
Little Bo is a very special miracle, and a double blessing to us even just all by himself. Happy Half Birthday, Bo!