Well, we've started a new year and it's looking like it's going to be a great one. First and foremost, we have our baby boy home safely and that is something we have been looking forward to a long time. Today also happens to be his 1 month birthday--HOORAY for Adam! He is growing so quickly and has apparently surpassed the 10+ pound mark already and he isn't due for another weight check for a few more days. Check out his photo shoot from just today below!!
This year, we went over to Aileen's house on NYE as usual, but between the baby and the girls fighting off colds, we couldn't make it to midnight for the traditional run outside and noisemaking fest we usually take part in. Nevertheless, when we got home, we did manage to stay awake until midnight to see the ball drop and even took our first family of five "portrait" (even if it was in our pj's).
Mohammed and the girls have been home for almost 2 weeks now since it's Winter Break for the girls. I begged Mohammed to postpone his time off with us and the baby until the girls were home so that he could lend a helping hand when I needed it most. It's been such a big help and I am grateful he had some time to take off and spend with us. We didn't do any of our usual Winter Break outings this year, but we did manage to get out together every once in a while and go shopping or out to eat. Titi Aileen even spent a little one-on-one time with Adam and let the rest of us go out to a movie on Christmas Day (note: go see Bedtime Stories-it's fabulous!). Otherwise, life with a newborn these days definitely moves at a much slower pace, but that is OK with me!
So as we wrap up 2008 and head into 2009, I wish everyone a very healthy and happy New Year and hope that you are all blessed with good friends, family and love all around.