Every time we’re at church or I’m listening to the radio or a sermon and I hear the word “miracle” I think of Davis. (then I cry of course) We struggled with infertility, but God gave us our son, and we consider him our miracle! When we were working in Todd’s office this weekend we displayed the Bible that we gave Davis for his church dedication on a new shelf. Seeing it was a reminder of what a blessing it is to be parents, and also a reminder of our responsibility to raise Davis in a way that would glorify God.
Being a parent to an ‘energetic’ little boy is tough, and some days I just don’t know if I can do it. But then I have reminders like his bible of how special he is, and how blessed Todd and I are, and parenthood again feels like a privilege.
- energetic (aka wild and crazy!), but hilarious and entertaining
- curious, but a learner and helper; and he hears everything!
- never still, but always taking things apart and putting them back together
- adventurous, but tough
- attached, but sweet and loving
- not a perfect sleeper, but loves life
- stubborn and strong-willed, but passionate (optimism?!)
- all boy, but still loves the close girls in his life (like he and Bryleigh always hold hands)
- absolutely adorable!
He loves any kind of automobile, airplane, dog, ball, box, rake/broom/stick, playing in the water, the beach, bath time, his daddy, “cackers,” saying “dis” and pointing at everything, birds and saying “eet-eet” (tweet tweet), telling people “hey” or “hi” and “bye bye,” running when you say “go go go!” He has also started climbing more, and falling on purpose – if a pillow is on the floor, he will run and do a mini belly-flop onto it!
He is starting to repeat more of what we say, and he also has a basic set of words. We’re working on teaching him more words and getting him to pronounce the words he does know, like trying to say “please” instead of “ease.”
Meals are rarely without a little drama, but this is probably because of his strong will. We realized this weekend that if we don’t pay too close attention while he eats, he does better. Like if we don’t sit right in front of him trying to get him to eat everything he will usually try what is on his plate. Hoping this method will continue working! (And I’m praying we’ll learn how to be good parents to a strong-willed child!)
We had his 18-month well visit with our family doctor yesterday. Besides being (slightly) behind on speech, Davis seems perfectly healthy! He weighs 26 pounds and is 31.6″ tall.
I’m looking forward to the summer with our little guy! Happy 18 month birthday, Davis! We love you more and more every single day!!