Micah

Today’s post is all about our Micah Edward. Micah also had a very busy summer. Probably the biggest thing about this summer was him becoming a big brother! He was very excited all summer about Elijah’s arrival. He talked to my belly a lot and gave it lots of kisses. He loved to snuggle with me in the mornings when he woke up or in the afternoon when he was getting sleepy and feel Eli kicking him from the inside! He thought that was the funniest thing EVER!!!

On July 9th Micah turned 3. I remember when he was born we had the option of inducing labor on the 9th or the 10th (due to interuterine growth restriction or IUGR, you can read about our journey here and here.) Steven’s birthday is the 10th and he was convinced that a child would never want to share a birthday with their dad so we went with the 9th. This year we had a small celebration with just the family. We had dinner and cake and ice cream. The neatest thing about this year was to watch the look on Micah’s face as we all sang “Happy Birthday” to him and his daddy. He was so excited, and I think that Steven realized he was very wrong! This boy loves that he shares a birthday with his daddy!!!

I love the look on his face as he’s looking at his daddy!
That smile on his face is just pure joy!!
Opening presents.
Lots of bubbles from his Nana! He LOVES bubbles!!
He was very excited about this one!
 Micah also discovered this summer that he loves to go hiking! We went on several camping trips this summer and every time he asked, “Are we going hiking?” He didn’t want to camp..he wanted to hike! And hike he did! I can only think of once in the 4 hikes we took this summer that he needed to be held. He walked along and carried his water bottle or a walking stick and was happy as a lark! This one loves to be out in nature. I don’t think there was a thing about camping that he didn’t like! 
Snuggling by the campfire with Daddy.
Let’s go on a hike!
Cheese! (Photo taken by big sister Brianna!)
Micah and his buddy Bri!
 Micah also learned that he liked to go swimming! Up until this camping trip he hated to get in the water. He would scream if you put him in a pool, even if you were holding him. I think he was afraid of how small he felt in a big pool. But at this beach he learned that being in the water is fun! He ventured out as far as he could and ran and splashed. He LOVED it! And after that he was much more willing to get in the water, even in a swimming pool, although he very rarely ventured very far from the ladder or stairs. 
Of course, my favorite part of this summer was Micah finally meeting Eli and becoming a big brother! My boy has always been small. He started small and has stayed that way for the past 3 years. But the minute he walked into that hospital room for the first time after Elijah was born, the only thing I could think was “When did he get so big?” and “Was his head always that big!?!” lol- for some reason his head just seemed huge to me!! lol Seeing Micah with Eli for the first time was so sweet. It absolutely melted my heart! 
Daddy introducing Elijah to Micah.
Holding his baby brother for the first time.
I like him! đŸ™‚
I LOVE this picture!!
  Of course, he was also very curious about all the things that mommy was attached to. After a while he finally felt comfortable enough to come climb up on the bed and visit with me for a while!

We are so blessed to have this sweet boy in our family. He is very active and 100% boy, but he also will climb up on your lap for a good snuggle. He gives great hugs and kisses. He makes me laugh every day. I am loving watching him grow into a little boy from a baby. It’s going to be really fun to see what he does next!
 ***So this finishes my “catching up” series! Now to keep you up to date on what’s going on now! I am also hoping to join in on the 31 Days of Challenge over at Nesting Place. Watch for more information about that and check out Nesting Place. Her blog is absolutely beautiful and inspiring!***
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