Wednesday, May 12, 2010

i finished him off

Henry 2 months

I'm feeling pretty smug these days. My baby boy is chubby.

Do you know what an accomplishment this is for me?

Do you know the satisfaction I feel every time I find a new roll?

You see, the Lord gave me a little extra gift. Although Henry grew seven months in another girl's womb, the Lord decided to let me finish him off.

He arrived six weeks early and very skinny and weak and quite frankly a little pathetic. The Lord whispered to me, "Okay April. Here you go. Love him so that he grows strong."

And I set to work.

Today, my son is chubby and I feel one step closer to being the kind of mother I want to be.

The kind of mother the Lord thinks I can be.

13 comments:

Kari said...

Oh, the chub feels good when you have to work for it. If only those rolls looked a little bit better on my legs, because there is no work required for that achievement.
Congrats on the accomplishment!

*KRISTIN TAMARA DAVIES* said...

He is so cute and so lucky to be your son. I cant wait to meet him!

RitterB's said...

It's true. The Lord knows what we can be. I am thankful for the tools he hands over for us to use. He is a Beautiful Boy.

Prinzessin Erbse said...

He is so cute! And you are such a good mother for him.

the emily said...

Best feeling ever. I feel that way about my baby girl. She wasn't born premature but she was soo little (6 pounds) and she has DOUBLED her birth weight in 8 weeks...and I'm exclusively nursing! I feel like such a good mom when I find new rolls. :)

elizabeth kartchner said...

what a cutie... you are such a great mommy. xoxo

Elizabeth said...

Oh, I could just eat him up. And that's what I thought when you titled it "I finished him off." In any case, you've done a magnificent job, clearly!

margie said...

delish..
kiss kiss
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tollestrupfamily said...

I can't wait to see him! I wish the chubs was something I had to work on with my babies but they come out Michelin Men.

Cindy at LottieBird said...

I love a squishy baby.

jenica said...

so love a chubby baby. feels so good to be a mama in that moment. ;-D

Asebert said...

Beuatiful, more important edible!

robyncal said...

Oh my! Chubby and beautiful!
Congratulations on fattening him up-