Sunday, November 23, 2008

Separation Anxiety!

Last night, we put Micah in the boy's room to sleep for the first time.  I don't know why I let my boys talk me into this but I did!  I'm not ready to part with my baby sleeping in our room.  We received a crib from a friend yesterday and A.J. put in all together (by himself, I might add) and then proceeded to convince me that it was time for Micah to join the boys!  He is sleeping through the night now and normally I would be fine with this plan.  But for some reason, when I returned to our room and saw the empty bassinet next to our bed, I had some strong mixed feelings!  I complained to my husband and said, "I don't like this, I think I'm having separation anxiety"!  

I think it hit me!  Micah is growing up too fast and I'm not ready for him to move out of the infant stage yet.  Being a mother of five has really taught me a lot and one of the life lessons I've learned is that babies change too fast!  Before you know it their 13!  
I'm savoring every  moment with Micah because I don't know if this will be our last baby or not?  God's ways are not my ways many times and He knows what's best for us.  If this is our last baby, I want to take it all in and enjoy him to the fullest!  I love to hold and gaze at a relaxed baby and it's an added bonus when they are sleeping in your arms! I know the picture above is not of a sleeping Micah but doesn't he look cute and snuggly! He is gazing at you with those big dark eyes of his!
 
Yesterday our friend, Tony, came over to take pictures of Micah in honor of him being 3 months old.  One of his hobbies is photography and I love looking at his blog to see the pictures he has taken of his own baby girl!  He really knows how to capture the moment and the unique qualities of little ones.  He took over 100 pictures of Micah yesterday and sent us a few to preview.  What do you think so far?
 
These pictures will be for Christmas so I wanted to dress him in red.  He is my little elf for the month of December!  All 6 of us, plus Tony, were hovered around Micah trying to make him smile.  He sure gets plenty of attention!

Well, that's it for now.  I hope to post more of this photo shoot later when I get the rest of this hour of Micah's life on camera!

1 comment:

Robert said...

You are so right. It seems like yesterday I was looking at Melody in a crib and she'll be getting married in just about 35 days. Judy and I are having the worst separation anxiety we've ever had. Judy still prays that God will let her have one more. But that might require a miracle since she had Christiana at the age of 46. Treasure every moment of Micah. Your pictures are wonderful -- keep them coming! And we loved your article about Olivia. She is certainly a beautiful young lady and I'm glad my daughters are getting to know her. I think she and Grace will bond together. May God bless you all during this season.