Friday, December 21, 2012

5 Months

                                                             (sitting in his sister's chair)

My sweet little boy is 5 months old and I just can't believe how quickly the time has flown by!  I know everyone says time flies with the second child and it is so true. I've really enjoyed and savored my moments with him.  It's different the second time around because I know how quickly they grow and so I've learned to sit in each stage more and not be nervous or frazzled of every spit up or sleepless night.  :)  I've learned to take it in strides and I know, by God's design, they naturally grow on their own in each stage and do their thing! :) Crazy how that works. :)

People often ask me if I see the difference in my children's personality and the answer is yes.  It's amazing to see that even at 5 months old, he personality is shining through. Ashwin is jolly, playful, and attentive. But when he sees an object that looks different to him he has this "mean muggin" face and starts kicking around.  For example, on the fridge we had pumpkin picture with eyes Neela made.  Anytime I was carrying him near the fridge, he would stare at the pumpkin and start kicking.  So hilarious!  I would laugh to the point of no return.  It was the cutest thing.  He did the same thing with a balloon Neela had.  So that's different. He does have many facial expressions of, "what you lookin at", "Who are you?", "I like you", "what are you" and so many more. Is that his personality or just being a boy?  Not sure but it's cute.
Both my kids are cuddlers.  Ashwin loves just to be close to you loves when I just embrace him and keep him close.

He loves his big sister.  Seriously, it's the cutest thing.  He watches her every move and when she plays with him, he is smiling ear to ear. One morning I was taking him out of the crib and Neela came into his room and set up all her barbies and started playing on his rug.  So I got his bumbo and set him down to see what she was doing.  He loved it! He watched her sing, talk with her barbies and move them around. I can't wait until they can play together. Neela's great with him and loves to "baby talk" to him.

This months fun facts:
- still rolling over all the time and gets frustrated if he stays on his tummy too long
- eating rice cereal (loves it!) in the process of making the next foods
- grabs toys
- starting to teeth
- loves his pacie
- still sleeping through the night
- dropped him off once in the childcare for bible study.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012


I am definitely a morning person and thankful for time I can wake up and prepare my heart before my children wake up.

This morning Hebrews 2:14,15 reminded me, Christmas is for Freedom.

Through Jesus' death on the cross, the power of death is destroyed.  We have NOTHING to fear of this world and can walk in freedom and peace.

Praying I walk fearlessly in Him.  Free to take any risk for Christ!

"Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery. - Hebrews 2:14-15

Excited to spend time with my children today, to love them well, and point them to the One we desperately need.

Kiddos waking up, gotta go!

Happy Wednesday!