I keep having dreams about rescuing Abe from various situations like being locked inside a car or being in the midst of a crowd that a sniper is shooting at. I look at him while he's sleeping and think that I believe I understand that adage about a mother walking around with her heart outside of her body. I think it might be true that our children could break our hearts more than anyone else. It's a scary, crazy amount of love. I'm not saying anything new here. These things I've heard about parenthood just keep hitting me in new ways every day.
A few Abe-updates:
He still eats pretty much anything I give him (excluding squash), though his tastes are becoming more discriminating, as seen here in his reaction to the peas and carrots I fed him yesterday.
He has moved out of those little brown giraffe shoes and into his big, yellow giraffe shoes. I also think that today might be his last time wearing our favorite stripey sweater outfit, which is a 3-6 month size. He looks big in pictures, but he's still a pretty little guy. We're on now to 9 month clothes. I did feel sad retiring the brown shoes though. Sigh.
Abe says a few words already. He has his version of "kitty cat," plus "Ma" for either Ted or me. Last week, he perfected "bye," which I think is the cutest thing I've heard in my life. What we're sure he understands best is "good," never used with peas but always with yogurt or anything sweet. He lets us know what he likes and doesn't like. Today, he proclaimed my lentils "goo," and ate two bowls of them. Weird.
Yesterday, he met his Grampa Rooney for the first time...
...and made this face at him for a long while. This is the same face he made meeting me and Ted for the first time too:Finally, I can't stop thinking about all the Gladney families out there in process. Grace seems to have explained what's going on very clearly over at All These Reasons, and we'll be joining in the Day of Prayer this Tuesday. Please go leave her a comment if you'd like to join the ranks.
Also, here's a link to information about what UNICEF is doing for the children at risk due to the drought in Ethiopia. They are making a call for more donations as the situation is extremely dire.