Monday, December 14, 2009

He's ONE!











I can't believe that my baby boy is already one. The year has flown by. I was told it would, but it still amazes me how much he's changed in just one year. He came out unable to do anything for himself and now he wants to do it all by himself. We are so blessed to have an incredibly happy, sweet baby. He laughs all the time and most of the time Caleb and I have no idea why. God has used Elijah to draw us closer to Him and each other. He's taught us patience, sacrificial love, and given us a tiny, tiny, glimpse into what it would be like to sacrifice you're only son for a sinful world. I really can't imagine the love God has for us in giving us his son, especially when I see how much I love Elijah and want to protect him. God gave his son so that we, sinful unlovable people, might live. It's amazing.

We celebrated Elijah's birthday on Saturday in Bakersfield. We went up for the weekend to have our "Bussell" Christmas and Elijah's birthday. It was a great weekend. Caleb's mom did an incredible job of making our weekend special. She puts so much effort into the holiday's and we really appreciate it. Thanks mom! Here are some pictures Crystal took of our weekend together. The First pictures are us opening our presents and taking our "famous" picture on the bed in our Christmas P.j's. Since, Caleb's sister, Bekah and her family moved to Kenya, we Skyped them so they could be in the picture too. Then the other pictures are of Elijah's party. He had a John Deere cake, which he loved and lots of presents. He's spoiled!

Friday, December 11, 2009

It's a...

Today, Caleb, Elijah, Sarah, Mom, and I went to baby sightings to do an ultra sound to find out the sex of the baby. It's a little maternity shop where they also do 3D ultra sounds. We walked into the dimly lighted room and they had me lay on a big comfy bed with lots of pillows, There was a large screen t.v. on the wall where we got to see the baby. The ultra sound tech started with the head showing us the eyes, ears, nose and mouth and slowly started working down the baby's body. Then she typed on the screen....

It's a Girl!

We are so excited. We all started to tear up. (the dim lights and soft music didn't help the emotions at all) I told Caleb every time I see our little miracle I'm amazed and how blessed we are. I can't believe we're going to have a little girl. We got to see and hear her heart beating and I LOVED it.

We're naming her Vanessa Mary. God blessed me with two mom's and it's their names we're using for our little one. Vanessa was my first mom's name and Mary is my mom now. Caleb and I love picking out our children's names and I can't wait to meet her.

Well, I'm off to buy something pink. I'll post some ultra sound pictures later.
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