The Macs

Thursday, January 26, 2012

griffin {four months}

Thank you all for the kind words of encouragement you left on my last post. This blog has been one of the many, many unexpected blessings that has come out of losing Cora. I am so thankful for my readers and your prayers on behalf of my family. I know...without a doubt...that God is using Cora's death for good and to bring glory to Himself. How awesome that we serve a God who can bring such beauty out of ashes. I am thankful that although we will not get to see the big picture until we get to heaven, the Lord is so graciously allowing us to see glimpses of how He is using Cora's story in so many different ways to bring people closer to Himself. Praise God! And although these January days still tend to be hard, they are also filled with a sweet baby who turned four months. How did that happen already??

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 Griffin was so squirmy for his four month photo shoot. Hands in his mouth, rolling on his side, chubby feet in the air, sweet smiles, squealing at his mama...this is Griffin at four months.

You've definitely got those cute baby rolls. Mac babies don't come any other way, right?! At four months you weigh 17 pounds 7 ounces and are 26.2 inches long. You are wearing 3-6 and 6-12 month clothes. You almost skipped right over the 3-6 month size! We just finished up your size 2 diapers and now you are starting to wear size 3.

You are so sweet. Not only do you remind me of your sissy in looks, but your personality is more and more like hers everyday. You smile with those blue eyes of yours and I keep wondering if they are going to stay blue...another similarity to your sissy. Your smiles are pure sweetness and I love sitting and talking to you. We found out you are very ticklish too. Those first giggles came this month. And you started giggling at your daddy too...he can always make you and your brother laugh!

The moving has begun. You are grabbing and holding anything you can get your hands on. And if you are not grabbing at something you are sucking on your little fingers...or your whole fist. You are wiggly and even rolled over already! I was so surprised because your brother and sister didn't roll over until they were like six months old!

You love watching your brother. He still doesn't pay a lot of attention to you but he does think your baby toys are cool. You took your first bath together and Levi thought it was awesome to be able to dump water on you. Someday you will be able to dump water on him too! You are babbling all the time and can be pretty loud. What am I going to do if I get two little boys who talk all. the. time.?

Happy four months sweet boy! You are so loved.
Love, Mama


34 Comments:

Blogger Kelsey said...

He is so adorable! You do such a great job photographing your little ones.

January 26, 2012 at 9:11 AM  
Anonymous Sarah @ This Farm Family's Life said...

ADORABLE!

January 26, 2012 at 9:12 AM  
Anonymous Carla said...

Oh so sweet. I am pregnant with No. 3 and mostly I'm too tired to remember to be excited but those pictures (especially the one of him rolling) just got me all excited :-) Its such an adorable phase. Watch out though, my little guy rolled earlier and I tell you, he does not stop moving now. Ever. I think its a sign of lively things to come :-) He is so like Cora, such a blessing to have two such fabulous boys. You know, I think you do more in this blog to honour God than I have seen my local Priest (RC) do in a life time. Good for you.

January 26, 2012 at 9:14 AM  
Blogger Beki - TheRustedChain said...

You guys have seriously chubby cute babies... who all look exactly like each other! :)

January 26, 2012 at 9:27 AM  
Blogger Amanda said...

Such a precious boy!
I have two boys who talk all the time, and are LOUD. you'll love it :) blessings to you

January 26, 2012 at 9:42 AM  
Blogger Bridge said...

The boys are adorable! Two handsome little love babies!

January 26, 2012 at 10:26 AM  
Blogger Mindy Harris said...

oh jess he just melts my heart! he is such a chubbers.
story only weighs 21 lbs. hehe.
would you like 272 size 3 pampers diapers? i got a box from amazon (forgot to cancel my subscribe/save; story is in size 4) and want someone to be blessed with the box. i can bring them to julie's 31 party tonight.
hugs! your boys are too much. i just want to kiss them.

January 26, 2012 at 10:36 AM  
Blogger Bethany said...

He is so sweet. I can't get over how much he looks like Cora, although I see similarities between he and Levi too. Isn't it fun to see how are children look alike and so different at the same time? Enjoy your precious boys!

January 26, 2012 at 11:18 AM  
Blogger Millicent said...

my goodness he looks so much like Cora!!! Precious!!!! I think having 2 boys close together would be so fun!!

January 26, 2012 at 11:39 AM  
Blogger Amanda said...

He looks like such a happy baby!! Beautiful pictures!

January 26, 2012 at 12:08 PM  
Blogger Maria said...

How cute!!!!! I can't believe how much the boys look like each other....IRISH TWINS!

January 26, 2012 at 12:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a sweet, cute, adorable little boy! You are blessed.
~Melissa

January 26, 2012 at 12:58 PM  
Blogger Lyssa at Living Simple in the South said...

he is such a pretty baby! I think that is so special he reminds you of your Cora!
If you ever want to get away to some warmer weather I would love for you to speak your story of "hope" at our Church bible study (san antonio)! women have been sharing their stories each week and I think of your story everytime and how much it has touched me!
Hope you guys have a great weekend!
xo
Lyss

January 26, 2012 at 12:58 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

Happy 4 months, Griffin! You're the spit of your brother and so stinkin cute! :)

January 26, 2012 at 1:11 PM  
Blogger lalalovely lindsay said...

Oh my goodness. You have the cutest kids ever! Seriously.

January 26, 2012 at 1:13 PM  
Blogger Stef said...

You have beautiful children!

January 26, 2012 at 1:24 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

I love your "month" post but I can't read them now without looking at the diapers to see if the line is there! When my babies were little we did't have those neat diapers. Your boys are so pretty as my mommy would say. Thanks for sharing them with us.

January 26, 2012 at 1:40 PM  
Blogger Mum2twopreciousgifts said...

My premmie miracle, Georgia, weighed 9kg on her first birthday. Which is about 20 pounds. Which is now far off where Griffin is now :) My little tiny girl is nearly 9 and now weighs nearly 70 pounds. Those days of celebrating over every pound she put on are LONG gone!

Loving the photos! Thanks for the post Jess.

Michelle x

January 26, 2012 at 4:55 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

Goodness he is cute! All three of your babies are precious. I have been thinking of Cora a lot lately. I started reading your blog when she was sick. I know she's watching down over your two wild boys!

January 26, 2012 at 5:46 PM  
Anonymous Eryn said...

Oh my goodness I'm at a loss for words. The Macs sure do have the cutest little rollie pollie babies I've ever seen. I would not be able to stop kissing those cheeks. :)

January 26, 2012 at 7:48 PM  
Blogger The Hershberger Home said...

My, my, my....to sweet for words. He just looks so huggable :)

January 26, 2012 at 11:28 PM  
Anonymous Mother and Child Paintings said...

awww so cute your babies!!!

I wish my baby would (soon to be) will be as cute as yours!

It's my first time on your blog and I'm so glad I stopped by.

January 27, 2012 at 5:18 AM  
Blogger DianeTaylor said...

Hi Jess - you know, it always amazes me what good can come out of something so horrible. 8 years ago, I watched my 22 year old nephew die in a tragic accident and it changed me forever. It was right before my wedding - we had the funeral and then 2 weeks later had to turn around and have my wedding. I went to my pastor and told him I didn't think I could do this after such a tragedy. But he assurred me that it was going to be ok. He was right - God was there on my wedding day and my nephew's spirit was all around us. It was supposed to be a rainy cloudy day - not good for a wedding on a boat! But as the ceremony began, the clouds parted and the sun shown on us, despite what the weather channel said. Noone could believe what was happening!! I KNOW that my nephew was sending me a sign that he was watching. Noone can tell me otherwise!

I know that Cora's spirit is around you, living on in you and through you.

What a cutie Levi is - he has such a mischevious look on his face!! Adorable!

Have a great weekend :)

~dt~

January 27, 2012 at 5:52 AM  
Blogger Toni :O) said...

He is sooooo scrumptious and looks like Cora so much! Love that!!! Be blessed!

January 27, 2012 at 9:44 AM  
Blogger The Moffats said...

oh my goodness. i can hardly handle the cuteness. love the side by side comparisons of levi & griffin. i can't believe how much griffin is resembling cora. love and hugs. STOP GROWING SO FAST GRIFFIN!!!!!

January 27, 2012 at 11:20 AM  
Anonymous Paula (from NY) said...

Oh Jess, he is so beautiful! The pictures with his feet crossed reminds me of the way Levi sits. I am so glad you have these two beautiful boys to fill your heart with love! <3

January 27, 2012 at 11:22 AM  
Blogger E said...

Adorable! You have beautiful kids!

January 27, 2012 at 11:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow I can't believe how much Griffin & Levi resembled each other when Levi was 4 months!

January 27, 2012 at 12:17 PM  
Blogger the brokaws said...

too cute! and i loved the last post as well! thanks for sharing your heart and being an encourager!

January 27, 2012 at 1:11 PM  
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January 27, 2012 at 1:37 PM  
Blogger TTMarie said...

Such cute pictures! He is such a happy baby!

Tia
http://ttmarie-livingthedream.blogspot.com/

January 27, 2012 at 1:38 PM  
Blogger BEx said...

You can tell they are brothers, SOOOO Cute:)

January 29, 2012 at 3:31 PM  
Blogger Lauren said...

This warms my heart... they are such sweet boys-- i loved the side by side of them at the same age.

January 30, 2012 at 9:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

has anyone ever told you you make the cutest babies? All three of them are delicious, I'm such a sucker for a roly poly squishy baby!

February 3, 2012 at 4:47 PM  

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