Friday, May 30, 2014


James had his first t-ball game last night!  He was so excited he could hardly contain himself.  The entire car ride to the field, he kept asking, "Is everyone excited to watch me? Are you just so excited to see my game?" 

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

6 month check-up

Lukey Poo had his 6 month check-up today!  :) Like the rest of his check-ups, I completely expected him to be sleeping.... but he surprised us all and was wide awake the entire time.  It was the first time I heard our doctor say, "He looks happy and healthy, AND what beautiful blue eyes (she'd never seen them open!!!)."  I know I don't need the reassurance, but it felt so incredibly good to hear her say that. 

-His weight is up to a whopping 10 pounds now!
-He no longer needs to fortify his breast milk bottles anymore
-His head and length are both up
-His spine X-ray came back normal (for the most part)
-He gets to start trying solid foods tonight!
-He started sitting up in the Bumbo seat (with lots of support!)

Again, I have this overwhelming sense of peace and happiness.  I know that I don't need other people to tell me that Luke will be okay, but it sure was a blessing to hear it from our doctor.  When filling out his pre-exam form, they ask you a series of milestone questions, and nearly all of them he hasn't reached yet.  It's hard to go to a doctor's appointment knowing that your son isn't doing what a typical 6 month old is doing. 

On my walk this afternoon, I realized that's okay.  He isn't typical, but I know that he is PERFECT!  I am able to have complete faith that God created him exactly the way he is, to do amazing things in this world, AND I get to be a part of it.  Thank you God for that blessing!!

Lots of love to you all!  I'll post some pictures soon from our camping trip this past weekend! 
The MN Juliens