Well we decided on the big snip. On Thursday September 15, Judah was circumcised. Sorry son, I know that one day you will cringe at the thought of me telling the story of this day. We decided long before my little boy was born that we would defiantly be getting our son circumcised if we were indeed pregnant with a boy.
I know that there are some people out there that would look down on me for my decision but honestly I did what I believed was best for my son. I can tell you that it has not been easy to watch him wince and wiggle from being uncomfortable BUT this is only short term.
I just can’t picture myself having to take him to have this done later on in life. I know that the pain that he is in now will go away and he will forget that he ever had this pain in the first place.
Some argue that he will remember what happened to him. Well if that were the case, then he is going to remember the poking and prodding that he endured in the NICU. He will remember the optometrist appointment were they preyed his eyes open and examined him to make sure that there was not damage done to his eyes from having been born 13 weeks early. Come on ya’ll. I just don’t by it. I can’t remember what happened last year let alone what happened to me when I was only months old.
Three days later, he is doing good. My son is such a trooper. NO REALLY. He is. He has never been much of a cry baby but come on now I would so give him a pass if he wanted one right now. He only cried the first day he’s such a tough little guy. And I love him more than I could ever describe to you.
He is a blessing and a miracle. He’s now at the stage where he is beginning to ‘coo’. I will talk to him and he will stare up at me and make these unbelievably adorable little sounds as if he is trying to talk right back to me. 🙂 I hope to post a video of it soon.
Today is just an ordinary day. Just a typical Wednesday night and I feel absolutely blessed. Judah is here at my feet sleeping in his play mat and just a year ago we made the decesion to start this IVF process. We had been trying to get pregnant for over two years and it was the perfect time to start. This time last year I was going through some pretty intrusive testing and each night I would talk to God and tell him just how much I wanted a baby no matter how He got him or her to me.
Looking at him now I can say that each tear, each shot, each test, each poke and prod was more than worth it. Right now Judah is still sleeping in mommy and daddy’s room. My sister was telling me that I am really going to regret letting him sleep in my room so long and that there will be a time that I will want him in his own room in his own bed….. but my baby…I want to hear him breathing next to me. Pathetic??? Nah… I know the time will come. So I’m going to enjoy it!
There was a time that I would stare at my son and I think there is no way that I can be any happier but I was so wrong. Just yesterday Judah smiled at us. I love it! He has smiled before but not intentionally. But yesterday and today he is grinning at me when I talk to him. He is starting to coo a little too.
I look at him now and I’m amazed at just how much he has grown. He has these long little feet and little monster hands. I’m thinking that he’s going to be tall like his daddy or like his uncle.
So far Judah is:
smiling at mommy and daddy
following mommy and daddy with his eyes
focusing on us when we talk to him
sleeping about 5 hours at night without waking up
lifting his head when we do belly time
focusing on his mobile
recognizing familiar voices
Judah is four months old as of yesterday. Time has escaped me. I can’t believe how much he has grown in the past weeks. We are now out growing all 0-3 month old clothing. Well I started using this new picture editing software and here are the final pictures. I LOVE the way they came out.
And this little guy is his cousin Isaiah. He just happened to be at my house the day that I decided to play photographer 🙂