Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Let's get caught up....and some pictures.

***pictures below***

Well, as you all know it has been a while since our last update and of course a lot has taken place during this time. I will do my best to catch everyone up.

Lately Savannah has been practicing sitting up on her own and as of now she sits up with no problem. She is not yet pulling herself up to a sitting position, but I can sit her down and she will sit and play with her toys....she is so cute:)

On Sunday June 14th Savannah was baptized at our church, St. Mary's Catholic Church during the noon mass. I found this day to be filled with many different emotions. Of course lots of joy and happiness but I also found myself thinking of little Patrick and how much I wanted him with us. Ironically, there were twin girls also being baptized along with Savannah and this made me think of little Patrick even more. I am at peace that little Patrick is with our God and that he is Savannah's guardian angel and one day I will see him again. Anyways, Savannah was soooo good during the mass and the baptism not to mention how cute she was/is. We had lots of friends and family attend this service and after wards we had a celebration at Patrick's parents house.

On Sunday June 21st, we celebrated Patrick's first official Father's day. We celebrated with Patrick's dad, Jan, the night before and on Sunday morning we had breakfast with my parents. We spent most of the day at home puttering around and later that afternoon we went to my parent's house for a family gathering.

We will be heading off for our first ever family road trip in a week or so. We are heading to South Carolina to see Chris, Laurie and Aidan. Normally the drive time is about 8 hours, so it will be interesting to see how much longer it takes with a baby in tow. We will spend a few days in South Carolina and then we are heading to Atlanta to see our friends (and Savannah's god-parents) Bronson and Carrie. We will spend a couple of days in Atlanta and then head back home.

Since Savannah does not go back to the doctor until August 5th, I decided to weigh her today to see where she is and she weighed in at a whopping 17lbs 2oz!! I still can't believe how big she is. A dear friend of mine, Denise, came over today with her girls (she has a 2 year old and 3 month old twins) and I got to hold one of the twins and I found myself thinking that I can't remember Savannah ever being that small....but she was and even smaller. At times I have to go back and look at the MANY pictures I have taken since she was born and then I can remember how small she was....what a miracle she is. We are truly blessed to have Savannah and I thank God everyday for allowing me to be her mom.

We want to wish everyone a very happy 4th of July. Please be safe and remember what a great place we live in, we are all blessed to call the U.S.A. our home.

Love to all,

Patrick and Savannah-6/13/09

Sitting up.6/16/09

Savannah and her god-parents (Bronson & Carrie)-6/14/09
What a proud daddy.

So tired and so cute.
I just love her!! 6/15/09

6/22/09-Our little cutie!!

**Here are some examples of how Savannah has grown.
11/27/08-her entire body fit inside.
6/30/09-I couldn't get it passed her knees.

1 comment:

Just Today said...

Patrick and April-
Oh my goodness, Savannah has gotten so big and is just absolutely gorgeous. So, so beautiful.

Congratulations on her baptism, and I can only imagine how hard it must have been to not have Patrick there. I pray that God continues to do a healing work in your heart, and that you are able to work through your grief.

I lost my father at an early age, and to this day there are still times that I have to take time to just grieve and let myself cry.

I will continue to pray for you two, as a couple and as parents, that you find the way in all of this. May your love for each other grow stronger, and may you be able to lean on each other, comfort each other and strengthen one another.

All my love and prayers,
Ruth Anne in Oregon