Nile -- 4 months

Nile is doing awesome at home. He is eating like a champ. About every 2 to 3 hours he will now eat 4 to 5 oz! Last night he thought it would be fun to eat every 2 hours through the night. I didn't like the idea but love that he is eating well and gaining weight.

This may be a hard fall/winter for us. The doctors said that keeping Nile, Bowen and Anslee healthy is #1 priority, meaning stay home. They were very happy to hear that Bowen and Anslee are not in preschool. We are debating what we do about going to church and if A&B should be in class at all. I hate to miss and not let them be there but that is the only place they pick up bugs. If they get sick it is not going to be easy to keep them out of Nile's face. They just cannot do it! We've talked alot lately about germs and washing hands.

We are so thankful for the technology in America and that Nile is doing so well. We are so grateful that God got us to Ethiopia so quickly b/c several doctors have made the comment that he would not have made it much longer without treatment. It also makes me sad for all the babies and children we left behind. I pray for all of the babies waiting on their forever families.

I was looking at happy Nile last night thinking about his birth mother. I cannot imagine not knowing where he is and if he is even alive. I wish she could see his big smile and how much he is loved! I feel like he has been in our family forever and I cannot imagine life without him.
I am as happy as I could be!!

So today it hit me that although Nile looks like a 1 month old he is actually 4 months and can eat solids!! Maybe that is why he is eating every two hours. So I had my mom pick up rice cereal on her way over today. He like it. I took 91 pictures of his first taste of food. Who said the 3rd child doesn't have many pictures? I cannot help but take a ton of this cutie!! Those who know Clay know that he is master at crazy faces but I think he has met his match. What do you think?


Anonymous said...

those faces just made my day. :)

Roscoe and Julia Richardson said...

Praise the Lord! You are all home!! We will continue to pray for health at your home and the babies at the TH.

Julia (YG)

Amber said...

his faces are hilariously cute!!! sooo glad you guys are home! we are also debating about gibson and maya being in classes because of some issues w/silas' health. it's hard to think about being housebound all winter!!! and you're right, praise the Lord we were able to get our babies home to be treated and helped. a good reminder for me to keep praying for the children there!

Mandy LeMay said...

I am so happy to hear of little Nile's improvement. God's timing is so perfect- you all saved this precious life. I am so proud of you guys!

Christin said...

I am LAUGHING out loud at his funny faces...I can't wait to see ya'lls Christmas picture!! love you!!

Michael, Adrian, Cole said...

That last pic is my absolute favorite! What a ham! He is precious :)
We miss seeing you at church, but know that his health is #1. If you need anything, don't hesitate to call!

Happy #adoptionday2017