Pics of My Boy

Here are some pictures from the first several weeks at home. Mekonen is such a joy. He smiles and giggles so freely. I find myself kissing and hugging him constantly. So much so that sometimes he gets very annoyed at it. haha. He is growing like a weed! He's been gaining a pound a week for the last three weeks and has grown 1 1/2 inches! He is busting out of all his clothes! I love, love, love, being a stay-at-home mommy and wouldn't change it for the world. It is better than I ever imagined.

Mekonen and his bathtime lizard. He looks a little confused.
Cute little onesie from my friend Dani.

Mekonen in his little swing. It took several days for him to warm up to the idea. He was confused by it. Kind of just sat there with no expression. haha. Now he loves it.

That dimple melts my heart. I kiss it all day long.

Mekonen has discovered his tongue and sticks it out all the time. Haha.

Making silly faces with mommy.

Jon and I use dinnertime to read the Bible together. Now that we have started our family we will keep to the same tradition. Here's daddy reading the Jesus Storybook Bible to Mekonen. This is an awesome book by the way. A complete must-have!

Mekonen with his little red bandage after his routine blood draw at the International Adoption Clinic. They took 9 viles of blood and he didn't even cry! Just sat there, very curious. What a trooper!!

That massive dent in his cheek makes me want to eat him! haha. The belly laugh that accompanies this face is the most wonderful sound on earth.


Amber said...

I love the pictures... I can see why you want to eat those sweet lil' cheeks. I think you are one very blessed mama.

Charity Hildebrand said...

Oh he is just SOOO cute! I would want to kiss him all day long too :)

The Mathews Family said...

He is beautiful!

Donovan and Julie said...

The dimple, the tongue, the cute foot hanging out of the swing, the big brown eyes...don't know which I want to kiss first when I see that boy again!

Kristin said...

seriously, how can you not eat his "wittle" cheekies :) He looks sooo happy.

Maria and Family said...

Your son is just beautiful!! You are so blessed :)

aamayna said...

Hello! I just found your blog and congratulations on your beautiful boy! We are strongly considering adopting a bot from Ethiopia, so it is nice to find others families who have done so.

krissy said...

Thank you so much for sharing your journey! We love the Jesus Storybook Bible as well!!

Krissy Fulton

doddyj said...

ahhh...you talk about him laughing and giggling all the time - you need to record video and post it so we can hear!!!