Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thanksgiving

My family had so much to be thankful for this year. 2 precious new babies, all of us living close together, a wonderful year together, and so much more! This year Sean and I spent the first part of the day at his parents house, and the evening at mine. That meant that Levi got to meet most of Sean's extended family for the first time! It was great to see everyone loving on my sweet boy. And he got to see his sweet cousin again:
They were so cute in their matching outfits. It is still so strange to me how BIG my little baby looks next to Micah. I am so proud of how he is growing, and who he is! I still look at him and can't believe that he is mine. Praise the Lord that He knows better than I do! I am so grateful for this precious gift.

At my house it was just the immediate fam, but we had a great time watching A&M football, eating delicious turkey and ham, and talking. And Levi got more loving from his grandparents and aunt and uncle! He is a pretty blessed kid, with so many people that love him!
I also have some amazing news! Sean will be done with school for the semester on FRIDAY!! Hooray! I will have a husband and Levi will have a daddy, haha! Sean has done a great job balancing school and us, but we are so glad that the three of us can spend some REAL time together for the first time since the little guy was born. I am already making plans for us! They include: 1. Visiting the Northpark Santa (he is amazing), 2. Going to the Main Street Christmas event in Grapevine, 3. Looking at Christmas lights at least once, 4. Setting up the tree, 5. Watching "Elf", 6. Starting our Advent celebration. I'm sure there are more, but those are some fun ones. I can't wait! Thank goodness for Christmas break!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Wow, so this has been a super crazy month for us! That's right, Levi is now officially one month old. When we went to the Dr for his one month checkup, he weighed 9 pounds, 6 ounces! So obviously we are not having a feeding problem, haha. He is a good eater! I have a wide range of emotions about this because he doesn't fit in his newborn diapers anymore, which makes me sad because he's not so little...but he is doing so many new things which makes me happy because we are getting to know each other better every day! So I am stuck with conflicting emotions!
Then, today Levi was sitting in his bouncy seat, and I was sitting on the floor next to the bouncy seat. We were playing the usual peek-a-boo and I was telling him what a good, big boy he is when this happened:


That's right! My baby smiled at me! He actually does love me! These were not the only two smiles, either. We had a big time smiling and being silly for a while. And then we went back to sleep! What a great morning for Mommy and Levi!

In other news, Levi's cousin Micah was born on Sunday! He is beautiful and TINY. We went up to the hospital early on Sunday and anxiously awaited the little man's arrival until 9:17pm, when he was born at 6 pounds 9 ounces. Levi was fast asleep when Micah was born, so they weren't able to actually meet until the next day. Here is a picture of the introduction:

They are going to be good friends. I could tell they loved each other right away :) Levi looked so BIG compared to his tiny cousin. I couldn't believe it, only a few pounds difference can make such a BIG difference. Rachael is doing well, and she and Stephen looked great. Stephen even changed a diaper like a pro. We are so happy for them, and can't wait to see how these two precious boys grow up. What a joy for our family!

So all in all, things are wonderful in the Campbell world! God is so good to us!