I'm not even quite sure where to start with pictures and updates since it has been SO long since my last post. So much has happened! We've had countless visitors; we've been to Nashville twice; we celebrated our first Thanksgiving as a family of four (yes, four - you cannot forget that Rosie is really our first child!); and we've hosted a rather large Christmas party for the UAB Track & Field team. I think the best thing to do is just throw up some pictures, provide you with some commentary, and let you enjoy them. I'll be better about updating the blog more regularly so that one post will not be as overwhelming!
Oh, and Knox had his two month check-up and shots/vaccinations yesterday morning. OH. MY. GOODNESS. I do not like shots! The sweet little old nurse held down his legs, while Kurt held Knox's hands, while I held the paci in his mouth - then BAM! She stuck him not once, not twice, but FIVE times in his two little thighs. It was the first time I had heard Knox scream out in pain - and it was the first time in my whole life that I have experienced pain like that, too. I don't think I even knew the depth of my love for him until yesterday when I had to witness that. His pain truly was my own pain. It broke my heart to pieces. Now I'm closer to understanding God's pain when He witnessed His Son's pain on the cross. It brought me to my knees just thinking about that sacrifice He made...all to bring ME (and you!) to Him. I'm speechless...but beyond grateful.
Knox did recover quickly from the shots - he was such a trooper! He was a little lethargic during the day yesterday; but other than that, he was totally fine. He's a tough guy! He now weighs 11 lbs, 13 oz and is 22 inches long. His chubby cheeks are the darn cutest thing I have ever seen. I love that he is finally turning into my little chunky monkey! Also, Dr. Gleason put him on his tummy to test his neck and back strength, and he said he was as strong as a 3 1/2 month old! We knew he was strong!!
So, without further ado, here is a photo recap with Knox telling you from his perspective what's been going on the past few weeks. Enjoy, and have a FABULOUS weekend!
I got to meet my great-grandmother for the very first time. I love Nanni!
BOO! Mrs. Gatlin (Cynthie) gave me this scary outfit that I wore for Halloween!
Go ahead and say it...I'm a ladies' man already! My dad has the coolest job EVER! Go Blazers!!