Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Griffen---8 month update

Our little man is 8 months old! I can't believe how fast time has flown. He is such a joy to us each and everyday. When we get him up in the morning, he starts the day with a smile. You never know what part of the crib you'll find him in because he is all over the place! You can always bet though that as soon as you open his door, he will be peering over the bumper pads at you with one eye with the sneakiest little smile on his face.
He is taking 4 bottles a day and is eating baby food 3 times a day. This boy loves to eat. I haven't really come across anything that he doesn't really like to eat. Such a blessing! He's wearing mostly 9 month clothes but still some 6-9 month. He loves exploring right now. He turns his toys all around in his hands just studying every inch of them. He's not quite crawling but is trying so hard. The thing he really wants to do is walk but Precious (aka my mom) keeps encouraging me to push him towards crawling first. Who knows?!--He is sleeping about 11ish hours a night. So thankful for that because it gives Scott and I a bit of time together both at night and in the morning. We are always fighting over though who get to get him in the morning because Griffen's smile is definantly the best start to a day.---He has 3 teeth that have completely broken through and 1 more on the way. I still say that they need to be born with teeth! :-)

We are so excited to see what God has in store for this little man. He came into this world a determined little boy and I can't wait to see how God uses him to His glory!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Welcome to the Stepter Family blog! I've been meaning to start a blog since Griffen was born but amidst getting used to a newborn, going back to work and just life in general it hasn't quite happened. Now that he's 8 months old, I figured now would be as good of a time as any. I hope to keep track of the ups and downs of life so that our family can always look back at the goodness of God as He guides us daily.

This is my first official week home as a full time stay at home mom. I can't tell you how many people have asked me this week "Has it hit you that you're staying home and not going back to teaching?" I keep feeling like everyone knows something that I don't, like maybe I should be prepared for some great epiphany that I'm not going back to work. To be honest, the transition has gone relatively smooth. Scott has been such an encouragement everyday to check on me and see how I'm feeling. There has only been one meltdown recently which I don't think is too bad. It had been a rough, slow day here at home and all I could think about was the hustle and bustle of the first week of school approaching that I became sad that I wasn't a part of it. Then I quickly look at our little man and realize what a blessing this is to be able to see him grow and change everyday and my tears quickly dried up.

I'm off to finish cleaning and to listen to the sweet peace of a baby sleeping.