Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Josiah's 2 month Appointment

Today Josiah had his 2 month appointment at the doctor's office. We found out that he is now 14 pound and 2 1/2 ounces and that he is 24 & 3/4 inches long. According to the growth chart, he is proportional to where he started and so that is good. Heis 90-95th percentile in height and weight for other boys his age, though his head size is at 50%. Apparently he didn't inherit Daddy's big head (David wears a size 8 hat).

He got his immunization shots today and that wasn't very popular however! I think this actually made him cranky for a little while after the appointment too. But all is well with little baby according to the doctor; Josiah is very healthy and happy!

Sunday, August 21, 2005

Josiah's Dedication

Today we had little baby Josiah dedicated to the Lord at our church. My family was there including my mom and dad as well as my brother and his girlfriend.
My Dad was given the opportunity to pray for the baby in the service and this what he said,

"Heavenly Father, we thank you so much for David and Heather and for blessing their lives, (and our lives) with their precious baby boy, Josiah. We pray that you will give them the wisdom of Solomon, the courage of David, and the strength of Samson, as they seek, with Your help to raise him up to be a godly man. Thank you for the tremendous potential that Josiah has before him. Lord, God, we lift this child and his parents up to you now, and we pray that you will bless and honor them with the touch of your mighty hand. May your blessings follow Josiah all the days of his life. In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen."

It was a really special moment! I too said a little something about why we picked his name, though I forget now exactly what I said. Something to the effect of that we want Josiah to be a godly man like his namesake and that he might be a light in a generation of unbelievers like King Josiah was also.

Saturday, August 20, 2005

G-ma & G-pa's 60th Wedding Anniversary

My Grandma and Grandpa (my mom's parents) had their 60th anniversary celebration today. We met in Cheney at my Aunt Genny's church and all the relatives from my mom's immediate family were there along with their children.
We sang some of G-ma and G-pa's favorite hymns as a group and my Dad did some commentary between each song.
I played my flute for G-ma (as I knew she would like to hear it) and my Aunt Debby accompanied me. We played "His Eye is on the Sparrow" and then 2 classical selections, one by Bach and the other by Faure.
Everyone was thrilled to see little Josiah and it was nice to see them all as well. Only my cousin Karla was unable to attend and we missed seeing her.

One funny note...on one of the songs there was a part for a baritone singer and soprano (as it was written as a duet rather than a chorus) and my Dad was "directing" all of us as to when to sing, which is really funny because everyone in the room knows how to read music.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

2nd Wedding Anniversary

Today David and I celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary. We went to the Black Angus for lunch and then after feeding baby took him over to my friend Mary's house so that we could go see a movie.

This was the first time that we had left him with someone. I brought some breast milk for her to feed him, but apparently didn't know how to use the drop in bottle liners and tops correctly and all the milk leaked out of the bottle into his diaper bag. It was a huge mess.

My friend Mary's neighbor also has a baby and had some extra breast milk frozen that she offered us in place of my "spilt milk". I incidentally understand "crying over spilt milk" now as pumping the 4 ounces I had that were wasted made my stomach drop. It is HARD to pump milk and you don't want it wasted!

Needless to say, we got to see our movie "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and made it back to here that he had taken the bottle and was a good baby for her. She told us that he likes to be sung to...a musical child!