Look who’s 16 months!

16 months

Height: 28 inches

Weight: 20lb 10 oz. (home scale)

Likes:
-Food (still loves it!)
-His paci’s.. all 10 of them.. I swear I find a paci somewhere new around the house, every day!
-Loves to sleep, Thank you Jesus one of our kids do!
-to throw balls
-To play peek-a-boo
-To scream.. like ALL the time!
-To get into everything

Dislikes:
– car rides
– being told no, or trying to redirect him when he is insistent on getting what he wants.

Teeth: 8 teeth, 4 top, and 4 bottom! No new teeth yet.. only a LOT of teething going on!

Language:
Signing- Trying to work on milk, eat, more, please, and thank-you, play, potty, poop
Words- Mama, Daddy, Baby, beeee(for Brielle), Ball, Ma (for milk)
Understanding- A LOT.. he is so smart at times with understanding.. and other times it’s like talking to a brick wall.. I am thinking it’s genetic with men! lol!

**We are not able to post any pictures of him that will show his face, or any specific information about him (name, date or birth, etc), but I will leave you with some cute pics that are blurry in his face!

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15 months!!

15 months old

Height: 27 in.

Weight: 19.05 pounds

Likes:
-Food (even though this last month he has became way more particular about what foods he prefers
-His nuk paci’s, but we are using them WAY less!
-Loves to sleep. (can I get an amen? Brielle still doesn’t.)
-Balls (and he can say it now, yay!)
-To Sign what he wants (yay!)
-Animals.  He is so intrigued by them!)
-Chewing on anything/everything! Hello, teething!

Dislikes:
– long car rides
– getting things taken out of his hands/mouth when he will literally put any and everything in his mouth.

Teeth: 8 teeth, 4 top, and 4 bottom! I saw a little white bud in the bottom left and I cannot wait for them to break in!

Language:
Signing- Ok, let me just tell you how smart this little boy is! He has learned how to sign milk, eat, more, all done, and thank you.  JUST after really teaching him for 2 full days. Amazing!  Of course consistency is key and having Brielle sign as well to show him by example is definitely helpful!
Words- Ball, Mama, Daddy, Tries to say milk “ma”, hi, bye-bye, and trying to say so  much more!
Understanding- He is such a smart little cutie, and picks up on everything so fast!

Milestones-he is now walking!! He wasn’t able to walk and would absolutely refuse to put his feet down on the floor when he first came with us, and has made so many strides! We are beyond proud of him! And since he started signing more, he is screaming at the top of his lungs for what he wants, WAY less, hallelujah!

 

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**I have to blur his face in order to protect his safety and privacy! Love this little guy!

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Lucky number Ten!

placement

Our foster journey has been nothing short of eventful.  When we first were praying and were called to do this, God put it in our heart to reach out and call an adoption agency to see what we needed to do to get started.

Little did we know, that through MANY tests, training, certifications,  and switching agencies, we were finally licensed June 9,2016.  We didn’t know when we were going to get “the call” for our first placement, but we did know that it probably wouldn’t take that long since there are unfortunately so  many foster children in the system, just in Texas, right now.

What we thought was going to happen was that they would call us and ask if we accept the information given for a child, and then we will get the child.  Nope, they call and ask us if we accept (apparently they do this to MANY families at the same time) and then submit our home study to the agency, and then they choose (I’m assuming) which family would be the best fit the child!

Well, the phone call finally came  (what we call, our lucky number ten), and for some reason, I had almost just mentally put myself in a place where I knew not to get excited anymore for something that may not happen.  It wasn’t until literally less than ten minutes after asking me if we would accept, that she called back and said they chose us for a little baby boy (well technically he is over 1, so not a baby.. but you get it)!

He arrived to our house around 6:45pm the day after Brielle turned 3, and it has been a whirlwind of a week, with hopefully a very relaxing week coming up this week!  He came to us with very little supplies, and so with a lot of clothes shopping, donations, and grocery shopping, we have made it, and we thank God for providing us with such giving friends and family and can’t wait to see this little boy prosper and grow in Gods grace!

Please pray for his family (specifically his parents) to have the strength, endurance and patience to get the help they need, so that this precious, happy boy can return home to them.  Pray for our strength, wisdom, and grace to give everything we can to him and Brielle and show how much love we can give.

Thank you everyone for following along!

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