Monday, December 5, 2011

8 Months Old

Today our baby is 8 months old.  I can't show pictures online yet, but we have received several pictures and one video {thank you so much to all our friends who have given us the priceless gift of loving on our boy and taking pictures for us before we can be with him!!}. 

Here are some things about our son at 8 months that we can derive from these snapshots into his day-to-day life:

  1. He's a serious boy, a thinker.  Out of all the pictures we have received, he has not yet been smiling in one.  He looks like he is constantly thinking "Who are these people and why are they taking my picture?!" 
  2. He loves his nannies.  In the video we received, the nanny picks him up out of his crib and he instantly looks comfortable. 
  3. He is getting good care.  He looks good; his bed, clothing and surroundings are clean; he is gaining weight.
  4. He has the most beautiful eyes and eyelashes that I have EVER seen!
  5. He looks good in blue and in pink...hehe!  In the orphanage, they put clean clothes on the babies. period.  There is absolutely zero emphasis on which color to dress them in.  This is fine {of course}, but not a practice we will participate in when he's home! ;)
  6. He is a half-eye-open sleeper.  I have jokingly said many times that he needs his mama there to gently close those eyelids for him.
  7. You can see his tongue when he sleeps peeking out from between his giant, beautiful lips.
We simply can't wait to meet him. We consider each day a blessing; one day closer to getting to snuggle him.  Here's to not having very many opportunities to write speculative birthday posts! :)


  1. Happy Birthday Bekele!
    I LOVE that you are at this point in your journey, getting closer every day!

  2. Happy birthday, sweet Bek!!! Love you, sweet boy...and praying for you constantly.

  3. Happy 8 Months to Bek! Our little guys are same exact age. Can't wait to have them in our arms!

  4. Our little guy looks good in pink too! It is manly though, pink camo - hehe.

  5. Happy birthday, little guy! :) Our youngest will turn 7 this month...away from us. I wish we were all together already, but hopefully soon. I'm praying that your waiting is blessed.

  6. Okay, now I have to tell you that we got a new update today. Our boys were wearing pink Crocs. Love it.


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